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Ryan Newman celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
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  • Ryan Newman celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

    Ryan Newman skips late pit stop, stuns NASCAR field in Phoenix

    Ryan Newman skipped a tire-changing pit stop to take the lead and held on for the final two laps for a victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series race.
  • Max Angelelli, left, of Italy, and Jeff Gordon celebrate after winning the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Jeff Gordon joins exclusive club with Rolex 24 victory

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon’s latest racing accomplishment won’t take up much room in his expansive trophy case. But it’s sure to get a prime spot. The retired NASCAR star joined an exclusive club Sunday by becoming the fourth driver to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Daytona 500. Racing legends […]
  • Winners of the IMSA 24-hour auto race, from left, Max Angelelli, of Italy, Jeff Gordon, Ricky Taylor and Jordan Taylor celebrate in Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Taylor-made move lands brothers, Jeff Gordon win in Rolex 24

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — He’s one of the top racers in America, and almost always overlooked, even on the day the boldest move of his career gave him the biggest win of his life. Ricky Taylor used a gutsy pass with less than 7 minutes remaining in the Rolex 24 at Daytona to fearlessly […]
  • Jeff Gordon, left, waves as he and co-drivers, from second left, Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli, of Italy, sign autographs for fans before the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Jeff Gordon races in the rain at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The one thing Jeff Gordon didn’t particularly want was to race in the rain at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The weather didn’t work in his favor, and the semi-retired driver did a Saturday night stint in the wet during the prestigious sports car event. Gordon also drove in the […]
  • Jordan Taylor in a Cadillac Dpi drives through the east horseshoe turn in the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    The Latest: Wayne Taylor Racing wins Rolex 24 at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Rolex 24 at Daytona (all times local): ___ 2:30 p.m. Wayne Taylor Racing has won the Rolex 24 at Daytona, thanks to a controversial pass by Ricky Taylor in the closing minutes. Taylor drove hard into Turn 1, breaking late, and turned race leader Filipe Albuquerque. […]
  • Jeff Gordon signs autographs for fans before the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Rolex 24 begins with Barbosa leading, Gordon waiting

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona is underway, with pole-sitter Joao Barbosa leading the 55-car field to the green flag. The twice-around-the-clock endurance race began under cool temperatures and cloudy skies, with a threat of steady rain predicted for later Saturday. Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon started […]
  • Brennan Poole, driver of the No. 48 DC Solar Chevy for Chip Ganassi Racing, Jeff Carpool, DC Solar President and CEO and Bryan R. Sperber, Phoenix International Raceway President, announce a partnership between DC Solar and Phoenix International Raceway that begins in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Raceway)

    Phoenix International Raceway waves the green flag on sustainability

    DC Solar and Phoenix International Raceway are partnering to promote clean energy usage at the track.
  • Arizona racers return to desert roots at Phoenix International Raceway

    Michael McDowell, who was born in Phoenix and raised in Glendale, recently learned that he now owns a little piece of NASCAR racing history.
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    Rain ends Phoenix NASCAR race, 3 Sprint Cup Chase spots determined

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a rain-cancelled NASCAR race in Phoenix, and Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. advanced in The Chase.
  • Jimmie Johnson plays spoiler in winning pole at Phoenix

    Jimmie Johnson turned a lap at 143.158 mph in qualifying Friday to win the pole at Phoenix International Raceway.