BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Jimmie Johnson hopped on a scooter and navigated his way through an unfamiliar Alabama paddock. He stopped to lean against a stack of tires for a quick conversation with childhood hero Rick Mears, then went to work on his new career.
Sonoma Raceway officially opened its season this past weekend by hosting the Classic Sports Racing Group’s David Love Vintage Races without fans due to the pandemic. The track also announced that NASCAR’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 will return June 6, with fans.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Think of iRacing and Kyle Larson and the first thing that comes to mind is his use of a racial slur while participating in a late-night session nearly a year ago.
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Joey Logano has won a few times at Phoenix Raceway and knows a good restart when he feels one. With 25 laps to go Sunday, he got a good run on the green flag, dipped down low on the dogleg and felt great.
LAS VEGAS — NASCAR has a new villain and he doesn’t really care what anyone thinks about him.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michael McDowell was glued to Brad Keselowski’s bumper, watching and waiting for his chance to win the Daytona 500.
CALISTOGA — The Louie Vermeil Classic, a Labor Day weekend tradition at Calistoga Speedway, has been moved to the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico for 2021 due to the uncertainty of COVID-related crowd restrictions imposed by Napa County health officials.
Wayne Taylor Racing won its record-tying third consecutive Rolex 24 at Daytona, using a new car and a new lineup to beat some of the best racers in the world.
Bill Sessa writes about what Napa car dealer and former IndyCar driving champion Jimmy Vasser and St. Helena driver Rico Abreu have been up to, and about new Sonoma Raceway drag strip manager Nick Bublitz.
Diane Brennan, vice president of communications and marketing at Sonoma Raceway for 19 years, is stepping down Friday to become Director of Communications for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano County.
Sonoma Raceway owner Speedway Motorsports Inc. has named NASCAR marketing executive Jill Gregory as the new vice president and general manager of the 12-turn road course and drag strip facility.
Napa brothers Randy Krider and Rob Krider won their last races of the 2020 season during a two-day event this past weekend in Fresno.
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Drivers, finally, stop your engines.
Napa High's Sofia Tinnon is the 2020-21 Napa County Female Athlete of the Year after finishing as the girls basketball team's leading scorer and second-leading rebounder while turning in track and field personal bests in the shot put and discus.
The five finalists for 2020-21 Napa County Female Athlete of the Year.
The Napa High girls soccer team has a two-game Big Game win streak for the first time since 2018 after matching last May’s score with a 2-1 victory over Vintage on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
Tessa Salvestrin scored all 5 goals for the Braves in Friday night's 5-1 Vine Valley Athletic League victory over Sonoma Valley at Dodd Stadium.
BOULDER, Colo. — No. 2 Stanford knocked off the last remaining undefeated team in Division I basketball, overcoming a season-high 22 turnovers to beat No. 22 Colorado 60-52 on Friday night.
Draft season has arrived for the 18 NFL teams who will not be participating in the postseason and another college football campaign is in the books after Georgia earned its first national championship since 1980.
INDIANAPOLIS — Confetti rained down on Georgia. The Bulldogs fans chanted “Kir-by, Kir-by!”
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers had running back Najee Harris and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster available for their wild-card playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — San Francisco pass rusher Nick Bosa has been ruled out of a wild-card game against Dallas because of a concussion after a collision with teammate D.J. Jones.