• Richard Petty set to return to track at Richmond

    April 23, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Richard Petty is scheduled to return to the race track this weekend for the first time since the March 25 death of his wife, Lynda.The seven-time NASCAR champion and Hall of Fame driver missed races at Martinsville, Texas and Darlington as he mourned the loss of his wife. The Pettys were together 57 years.

  • RG3 to be honorary pace car driver at Richmond

    April 23, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond.Richmond International Raceway made the announcement Wednesday, and says it happened with some help from Twitter.

  • F1 boss Ecclestone goes on trial in bribery case

    April 23, 2014

    MUNICH (AP) - Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to 10 years if he is convicted.The trial could spell the end of the 83-year-old Ecclestone's career running F1, which he turned into a billion dollar business.