• January 24, 2017

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NASCAR overhauls race and playoff format

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is taking a progressive approach to modernizing its series with a radical new format.

Rick Hendrick rises from tobacco farmer to Hall of Famer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rick Hendrick, owner of the most successful organization in NASCAR, grew up on a Virginia tobacco farm knowing that wasn't the life he wanted.

Only on AP: Son reflects on BP's Hall of Fame NASCAR career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Benny Parsons made it to the NASCAR Hall of Fame because of his victories on the track and his work as a broadcaster after he retired. He is there also because of one other factor - the kindness of his competitors.

Carl Edwards makes pure and private decision to leave NASCAR

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Carl Edwards listed reason after reason for stepping away from full-time NASCAR competition this season, less than two months removed from nearly winning his first Cup title.

AP Sources: Edwards walking away from final year with Gibbs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is walking away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing less than two months after nearly winning his first Cup championship, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Messi statue in Argentina vandalized; torso, head sliced off

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A statue in Buenos Aires of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi has been vandalized, with the head, torso and arms all being removed — leaving only the legs and a soccer ball on display.

Texas makeover: TMS will repave track, reduce banking

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Motor Speedway is going to completely repave its 1 1/2-mile track and reduce the high banking in the first and second turns.

Georgia Tech tops Kentucky 33-18 in TaxSlayer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dedrick Mills got a shoutout, some head nods and several high-fives as he walked toward the interview room at EverBank Field.

Alabama's Gold, Washington's Rondeau give teams their voice

They are the familiar voices in which a fan can find the comforts of home.

Area racer finds Victory Lane at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — Seven was a lucky number for Eric Jones on Friday night.

Hamilton wins U.S. Grand Prix for third time

AUSTIN — Lewis Hamilton, SebastianVettel and Nico Rosberg were sitting at the podium of the press room at the Circuit of The Americas Race Track at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Vettel back to being key factor in F1

AUSTIN — After the 2014 United States Grand Prix held at Circuit of The Americas, Sebastian Vettel wasn’t in the best of moods.

Maldonado finishes 8th, earns points

AUSTIN— One Austin magazine wrote this week that Venezuela’s Pastor Maldonado “was at risk of bottoming out at this year’s critical United States Grand Prix.”

Jones wins thriller, Egbert scores hat trick at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — For the first 14-plus laps of Friday’s IMCA Stock Car feature race at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Eric Jones looked like he was in his own time zone.

Egbert pulls off two wins at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — Belton racer G.W. Egbert might as well move a recliner and TV set into the Winner’s Circle at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, as much time as he’s been spending there lately.

Belton driver pulls out win at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — For awhile, Friday night’s IMCA Southern SportMod feature race at Heart O’ Texas Speedway looked like another runaway for Belton driver G.W. Egbert. He easily weathered a field-tightening caution period on lap six, after building a full straightaway lead two circuits in. In fact, he appeared to be on the verge of laying the keys on the counter and checking out.

Local drivers crowned tournament champs at IMCA Texas Nationals

ELM MOTT — After Friday night’s qualifying runs, two local drivers survived Saturday night finals to win top spots and top money in the second annual IMCA Texas Nationals at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.

Local drivers beat rain for wins at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — With race track officials nervously eyeing an approaching thunderstorm Friday night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway went into its version of a two-minute drill.

Nolanville driver breaks long winless drought at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — For Gary Norman, decades had passed since he last tasted victory at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, but that streak came to an end Friday night.

Cove driver scores long-awaited win at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — It wasn’t Sarah Goode’s first trip to Victory Lane, but four years had passed since the last one.

Keith White takes modified win at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — The former IMCA Modified national champion knew he had his hands full.

Area racers score feature wins at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — A trio of local stock car drivers outdrove and outran large competing fields to drive down Victory Lane at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on Friday night.

Area drivers score wins at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — Two area racers drove down Victory Lane after Friday night wins at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.

FORMULA ONE: With spectacular pass, Lewis Hamilton wins at Circuit of the Americas

AUSTIN — From the pole position, Germany’s Nico Rosberg took an immediate lead in the 56-lap United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas on Sunday.