An old-school driver with an odd name, and a guy who earned an almost cult-like following among fans, Trickle was mostly remembered Friday for his role as a mentor to many drivers who went on to have far greater success in NASCAR than Trickle ever achieved.
Carl Edwards captured the pole for the Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, paying tribute to the late Dick Trickle along the way.
Busch overcame a costly penalty to snap a seven-race drought on the Truck Series by winning Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Nobody knows when -- or if -- Kahne will issue a payback for the three incidents he's had this season that all involved Busch. The latest came last Saturday night at Darlington Raceway when Kahne spun as the two were racing for the lead with 33 laps remaining.
IndyCar points leader Takumo Sato has given A.J. Foyt's once struggling team new hope and comes to the Indianapolis 500 as one of the pre-race favourites
His five drivers have taken turns atop the practice speed charts all week and, when series officials gave the engines a boost Friday, E.J. Viso and Marco Andretti were still on top.
E.J. Viso posted the fastest lap at Friday's practice for the Indianapolis 500, reaching 229.537 mph before lightning, heavy rain and wind shut things down.
The owner of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports told The Associated Press on Friday he has not hired a driver for the No. 99 car but might if his two other drivers safely qualify Saturday.
Trickle, whose larger-than-life personality and penchant for fun won him legions of fans despite a lack of success beyond the nation's small tracks, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said
Ryan Briscoe remembers it as if it was yesterday. A year ago, he sat on pit road with his fingers crossed, hoping his four-lap average was good enough to capture the Indianapolis 500 pole.
Rookie Carlos Munoz shot to the top of the speed chart in Indianapolis 500 practice Thursday with a lap at 225.163 mph, the fastest through the first six days of practice.
Rookie Conor Daly wrecked his car coming through the first turn during Thursday's practice for the Indianapolis 500, the first crash of the month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Indianapolis 500 this year will have its smallest seating capacity since 2000, but don't expect to find fewer fans on race day.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti topped the speed chart Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, turning a lap at an average of 224.236 mph in the fifth practice session for the May 26 race.
The English driver earned the pole for the Indy Lights race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2010, the first woman to start first in a race at the historic track. The next year, she finished 20th in the Indianapolis 500, and her future looked bright.
Sam Schmidt, owner of Sam Schmidt Motorsports, said he respects Buddy Rice's decision not to drive his team's third car to try and qualify for the Indianapolis 500.
Pagenaud is joined in Indy by Schmidt teammate and fellow Frenchman Tristan Vautier this year. The rookie Vautier, in the No. 55 car, is 21st in the standings but has shown speed at every track and outqualified Pagenaud in the first three races of the season.
James Hinchcliffe, driving teammate Marco Andretti's Royal Crown Cola car, took the day's top spot with a speed of 224.210 mph on a warm but windy day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On Sunday, the five Andretti Autosport drivers hoping to qualify for the May 26 race posted fast laps that ranked among the six fastest. On Tuesday, during the busiest practice session yet, Hinchcliffe grabbed the top spot early in the day with a fast lap of 224. 210 mph.
Zak Brown has turned down an offer to join the IndyCar Series, choosing instead to remain with the motorsports marketing company he founded.