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NASCAR: Richard Petty stands by 'sexist' comments on Danica Patrick

Dan Gelston Daytona Beach, Florida: NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty is standing by his comments that Danica Patrick can't win a race and says it's unfair he has been labelled a sexist.


Wheels 'locked up': NASCAR driver killed in dirt car event

Jason Leffler

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler has died after his vehicle flipped during a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway in the US.

Ambrose to stay in NASCAR

Marcos Ambrose.

Mark Fogarty Former V8 Supercars champion set to continue in American stock car racing.

Woman takes pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick became the first woman to secure pole position at a Sprint Cup race on Sunday when she was fastest in qualifying for the Daytona 500.

Ambrose's US ambitions on line at NASCAR

Robert Grant Tasmanian Marcos Ambrose says there will be no second chances if he fails to make an impact at the premier NASCAR Championship in the US next year.

Ambrose 15th after NASCAR crash

Marcos Ambrose has recovered from an early clash to salvage 15th placing and a solid haul of points in the Kroger 250, Race 32 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Ambrose to race NASCAR fulltime in 2009

Marcos Ambrose will become the first Australian to race fulltime in the top flight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2009.

Ambrose qualifies 29th in NASCAR

Australia's Marcos Ambrose says he is starting to feel comfortable with his car after qualifying in 29th position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Ambrose claims maiden NASCAR win

Australian Marcos Ambrose has claimed his maiden NASCAR win with victory in the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

Ambrose grabs Aussie NASCAR record

Marcos Ambrose has grabbed the highest-ever qualifying position by an Australian in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing, claiming seventh spot for his debut.

Ambrose scores best NASCAR finish

Robert Grant Australian Marcos Ambrose has elbowed his way through the field to catapult from last to second and score his best ever NASCAR finish.

NASCAR stars get serious on drug testing

Mike Harris NASCAR's stars are serious about fighting drug use in the sport - even if it means regular, random testing.

More NASCAR woes for Ambrose

Marcos Ambrose's luckless start to the NASCAR season continued on Sunday when a collision forced him out of the Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Ambrose finishes 22nd in NASCAR race

Australian driver Marcos Ambrose suffered handling problems as he stumbled to 22nd in the second race of the NASCAR season.

Villeneuve, Green to renew NASCAR bid

Jacques Villeneuve has lured former IndyCar owner Barry Green out of semi-retirement in Australia to make a successful transition from Formula One to NASCAR.

Ambrose completes top NASCAR season

Marcos Ambrose has produced the best finish to a season by a foreigner in a NASCAR series for 33 years.


Roger Penske sending mixed messages over V8 Supercars interest

Peter McKay dinkus

Peter McKay While there has been steady speculation that American business mogul and motor racing figure Roger Penske is contemplating entering a team in the V8 Supercars, the wily operator is not rushing to a...


No regrets as Mark Webber revs up with Porsche after leaving Red Bull

Peter McKay Mark Webber says he has absolutely no regrets about turning his back on formula one to go sportscar racing with Porsche - and he reached this conclusion even before noting his old team Red Bull...

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Rolling starts for V8s at F1 Australian Grand Prix

Innovative Nascar-style rolling starts will be introduced for the V8 Supercar races at next month's Australian Grand Prix meeting.


Bathurst GT3 epic 'best race ever'

Peter McKay Where to now for the reborn Bathurst 12 Hour for GT3 exotics? The only way is up, after an enthralling thriller that hardly wavered in interest or intensity from green light to chequered flag.