• In this Sept. 26, 2015, file photo, Ryan Blaney adjusts his cap after winning the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. With four-time champion Jeff Gordon retired and three-time champ Tony Stewart sidelined with a broken back, the NASCAR season begins with a much different look and a new rules package.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)

    NASCAR creates ‘overtime line’ in new rules finish

    DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has revamped its overtime procedure, moving to an unlimited green-white-checkered finish and establishing an “overtime line” to determine the race winner.

  • FILE- In this March 6, 2015, file photo, driver Brian Vickers prepares for qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Las Vegas. According to a person familiar with the situation, The Associated Press has learned, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, that Vickers will replace injured driver Tony Stewart at Daytona International Speedway. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is awaiting word from NASCAR if Vickers is medically cleared to race.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

    APNewsBreak: Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Manor F1 gives 1st seat to German driver Pascal Wehrlein

    BANBURY, England (AP) — Manor Racing has selected German driver Pascal Wehrlein for the Formula One season, which starts next month at the Australian Grand Prix.

  • NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France speaks during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. NASCAR announced a new charter system for team owners. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has agreed on a franchise-like system with its team owners, one in which owning a team will now provide actual value.

  • Coroner rules out driver, trainer error in Edwards death

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A coronial inquest into the death of British racing driver Sean Edwards at an Australian speedway in 2013 has found that mechanical failure caused the accident.

  • In this Thursay, Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, Stewart Haas Racing co-owner and driver Tony Stewart talks to members of the media during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C. The three-time NASCAR champion has been hospitalized with a back injury after a non-racing accident on Sunday and Stewart-Haas Racing is unsure of the extent of his injuries, a team spokesman told The Associated Press, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

    Injured Tony Stewart to miss start of final NASCAR season

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday.

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, former Mercedes F1 driver Michael Schumacher of Germany pauses during a news conference to announce his retirement from Formula One at the end of  2012 in Suzuka, Japan. Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has expressed his sadness at the condition of Michael Schumacher, two years after the former Formula One champion was seriously injured in a skiing accident. Montezemolo was asked at a media event Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in Milan if he had any news about Schumacher, who sustained severe head injuries in France in December 2013 and is being cared for at his home in Switzerland. Montezemolo says: “Unfortunately it's not good, it's not as good as one would have hoped.” (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

    Montezemolo expresses sadness over Schumacher’s health

    MILAN (AP) — Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo expressed his sadness on Thursday at the condition of Michael Schumacher, two years after the former Formula One champion was seriously injured in a skiing accident.