NASCAR http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33644/all en Auto racing: Patrick's Daytona pole makes NASCAR history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/auto-racing-patricks-daytona-pole-makes-nascar-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Danica Patrick topped qualifying for the Daytona 500 on Sunday to become the first woman to earn pole position for one of the hugely popular NASCAR stock car racing's elite events.</p> <p>A day after she notched the fastest overall practice lap, Patrick lapped the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway in 45.817sec, averaging 196.434 miles per hour to seize the pole for the February 24 season-opener of NASCAR's Sprint Cup series.</p> <p>Patrick, 30, competed in 10 races in the series last year, after making the jump from the IndyCar open-wheel racing series.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/auto-racing-patricks-daytona-pole-makes-nascar-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Motorsport NASCAR AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:00:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758512 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Harvick, Kyle Busch win Daytona qualifying races http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/motor-racing-harvick-kyle-busch-win-daytona-qualifying-races <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 21 (Reuters) - Kevin Harvick positioned himself as one of the favorites for Sunday's Daytona 500 by winning the first of two qualifying races on Thursday to claim the inside lane in the second row for the season-opening NASCAR race.</p> <p>Danica Patrick had already clinched pole in qualifying trials last weekend to become the first woman to achieve that distinction, with Jeff Gordon alongside her on the first row.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/motor-racing-harvick-kyle-busch-win-daytona-qualifying-races" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Disaster NASCAR Stock car racing Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762789 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-All eyes on Danica Patrick at Daytona 500 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/motor-racing-all-eyes-danica-patrick-at-daytona-500 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>Feb 22 (Reuters) - When Danica Patrick made her Daytona 500 debut last year there were some who wondered if the media circus that surrounded her at NASCAR's top event was a tad excessive.</p> <p>She was only the third woman to compete in what is known as "The Great American Race" but some voices in the media wondered if she merited more attention than more established drivers such as five-time Sprint Cup winner Jimmie Johnson.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/motor-racing-all-eyes-danica-patrick-at-daytona-500" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Disaster Motorsport NASCAR Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:31:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763699 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-Daytona Speedway crash injures 28 fans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/update-1-at-least-10-cars-wreck-at-daytona-involving-kyle-larso <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Makes clear Annett injured in separate incident)</p> <p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>Feb 23 (Reuters) - A pile-up at the Daytona speedway on Saturday injured at least 28 fans after a 10-car crash sent car debris, including a tire, flying into the crowd in the final lap of the Nationwide NASCAR race.</p> <p>Race officials said 14 fans were sent to nearby hospitals and another 14 were treated at the Florida track, which will host the prestigious Daytona 500 race on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/update-1-at-least-10-cars-wreck-at-daytona-involving-kyle-larso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Disaster Entertainment Motorsport NASCAR Sports in the United States Stock car racing Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:45:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764595 at http://www.globalpost.com Auto racing: Fans hurt as crash mars NASCAR race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/auto-racing-fans-hurt-crash-mars-nascar-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A fiery car crash sent Kyle Larson's car airborne, and flying debris injured dozens of fans Saturday in the waning moments of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season-opener.</p> <p>Joie Chitwood, president of Daytona International Speedway, said 14 injured fans had been transported from the circuit for treatment at local hospitals and 14 more were treated at the medical facility at the track.</p> <p>He said he could not confirm reports that at least two people were seriously hurt.</p> <p>"It's not appropriate for me to comment on that," Chitwood said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/auto-racing-fans-hurt-crash-mars-nascar-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Disaster Motorsport NASCAR AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:30:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764626 at http://www.globalpost.com Auto racing: Fans hurt as crash mars NASCAR race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/auto-racing-fans-hurt-crash-mars-nascar-race-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twenty-eight race fans were injured Saturday when a crash sent Kyle Larson's car airborne and debris flew into the stands at the end of the NASCAR stock car Nationwide Series season-opener.</p> <p>Joie Chitwood, president of Daytona International Speedway, said 14 injured fans had been transported from the circuit for treatment at local hospitals and 14 more were treated at the track's medical facility.</p> <p>He said he could not confirm reports that at least two people were seriously hurt and that one was taken immediately for surgery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/auto-racing-fans-hurt-crash-mars-nascar-race-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport NASCAR AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:00:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764652 at http://www.globalpost.com Auto racing: Fans hurt as crash mars NASCAR race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-fans-hurt-crash-mars-nascar-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A fiery crash sent Kyle Larson's car flying and debris spinning into the stands injured dozens of race fans Saturday at the NASCAR stock car Nationwide Series season-opener.</p> <p>Joie Chitwood, president of Daytona International Speedway, said 28 spectators were injured -- 14 taken for treatment at local hospitals and 14 more treated at the track's medical facility.</p> <p>He said he could not confirm reports that at least two people were seriously hurt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-fans-hurt-crash-mars-nascar-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Disaster Motorsport NASCAR AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 07:15:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764727 at http://www.globalpost.com Auto racing: Daytona 500 on schedule after track repairs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-daytona-500-schedule-after-track-repairs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NASCAR's Daytona 500 was set to start on schedule Sunday after repairs to catch-fencing damaged in a frightening Nationwide Series race crash that injured dozens of fans.</p> <p>Kyle Larson, a Japanese-American driver who was making his first start in NASCAR's second-tier series on Saturday, was launched into the fencing separating the track from the grandstand in a 12-car pile-up in the waning moments of the race.</p> <p>His car broke apart, the smouldering engine ripping through the fence with a tire and other debris spinning into the stands toward the terrified spectators.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-daytona-500-schedule-after-track-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Disaster NASCAR Stock car racing AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 17:00:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765101 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Daytona 500 to race despite crash, safety questions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/motor-racing-daytona-500-race-despite-crash-safety-questions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>DAYTONA BEACH, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The Daytona 500 NASCAR race will go ahead on Sunday despite a crash on Saturday that injured more than 20 fans, questions over the safety of the famous speedway and the possibility of lawsuits.</p> <p>Officials said they had repaired the fencing that was damaged after the pile-up which sent debris flying into the crowd and injuring fans on the final lap of Saturday's second-tier Nationwide race.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/motor-racing-daytona-500-race-despite-crash-safety-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport NASCAR Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 17:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765125 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Johnson wins Daytona 500, Patrick eighth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/blank-headline-received-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR stock car race on Sunday as pole winner Danica Patrick finished eighth.</p> <p>Dale Earnhardt Jr. placed second and Mark Martin third.</p> Auto racing NASCAR Stock car racing Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765352 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Daytona 500 goes on despite crash that injured fans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-daytona-500-goes-despite-crash-injured-fans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>DAYTONA BEACH, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A day after a chilling crash injured about 30 spectators at Daytona International Speedway, fans packed the stands on Sunday to watch Jimmie Johnson win his second Daytona 500 in a race marred by questions about safety and the potential for lawsuits.</p> <p>The race started on schedule at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) at the 167,000-capacity venue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-daytona-500-goes-despite-crash-injured-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport NASCAR Stock car racing Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:16:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765357 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Motor racing-Johnson wins Daytona 500, Patrick eighth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-motor-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-eighth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Johnson wins second 500 title</p> <p>* Patrick has best finish by woman</p> <p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Jimmie Johnson cemented his place in NASCAR's list of greats by winning his second Daytona 500 on Sunday, while pole-sitter Danica Patrick placed eighth, the best finish for a woman in the 'Great American Race'.</p> <p>Five-times Sprint Cup champion Johnson led for the final 10 laps to finish ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr and 54-year-old Mark Martin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-motor-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-eighth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Human Interest Jimmie Johnson Motorsport NASCAR Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765379 at http://www.globalpost.com Auto racing: Johnson wins Daytona 500, Patrick 8th http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 on Sunday with pole sitter Danica Patrick's bid to become the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race ending in an eighth-placed finish.</p> <p>Johnson held off a last-lap charge from Dale Earnhardt jnr at Daytona International Speedway to win "The Great American Race" for the second time. Mark Martin was third.</p> <p>Patrick, already the first woman to earn pole position for a race in NASCAR's elite series, grabbed another slice of racing history when she became the first woman to lead a lap of the Daytona 500.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Motorsport NASCAR AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:46:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765389 at http://www.globalpost.com Auto racing: Johnson wins Daytona 500, Patrick 8th http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 on Sunday as pole sitter Danica Patrick's bid to become the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race ended in an eighth-placed finish.</p> <p>Johnson held off a last-lap charge from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt jnr at Daytona International Speedway to win "The Great American Race" for the second time. Mark Martin was third.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Human Interest Motorsport NASCAR AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:30:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765456 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor Racing-Patrick will "make history" says Earnhardt Jr http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/motor-racing-patrick-will-make-history-says-earnhardt-jr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>DAYTONA BEACH, Florida Feb 24 (Reuters) - NASCAR favourite Dale Earnhardt Jr predicted Danica Patrick will "make a lot of history" in the sport after she finished eighth on Sunday in just her second start in the Daytona 500.</p> <p>Patrick, the first woman to start the race on pole, went into the final lap in third place but fell back five places as Jimmie Johnson held on for victory ahead of Earnhardt Jr.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/motor-racing-patrick-will-make-history-says-earnhardt-jr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Motorsport NASCAR Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:15:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765467 at http://www.globalpost.com