Martin's last-lap heroics snag Vegas win

LAS VEGAS, March 5 (UPI) -- Mark Martin marked his 49th career Nationwide Series win Saturday, taking a final-lap lead and hanging on for the victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Waltrip win kicks off Daytona weekend

Waltrip win kicks off Daytona weekend

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Michael Waltrip capped an emotional Friday at Daytona International Speedway by winning the first NASCAR-sponsored event of the season.
Patrick plans Nationwide races in 2011

Patrick plans Nationwide races in 2011

CONDORD, N.C., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick said Friday she would compete in the first four NASCAR Nationwide Series races next year.

Keselowski wins another Nationwide race

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski continued his domination of NASCAR's Nationwide series Saturday by pulling away over the final laps to win the CARFAX 250.

Briscoe takes Firestone 550k

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 6 (UPI) -- Pole sitter Ryan Briscoe led 102 of 228 laps and took the IndyCar Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday.
Danica Patrick crashes in NASCAR debut

Danica Patrick crashes in NASCAR debut

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The first NASCAR race for Danica Patrick was marred by involvement in a 12-car crash Saturday.
Danica's NASCAR debut delayed by rain

Danica's NASCAR debut delayed by rain

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Rain disrupted action at Daytona International Speedway in Florida Friday and delayed the NASCAR competitive debut of Danica Patrick.

Patrick qualifies for ARCA race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick qualified 12th Friday for the first competition of her stock car racing career -- an ARCA race at Daytona International Speedway.
Patrick announces Nationwide schedule

Patrick announces Nationwide schedule

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick has finalized her 2010 Nationwide auto racing schedule, starting Feb. 20 with the Statler Bros. 300 at Fontana, Calif.

Danica Patrick to make NASCAR debut

PHOENIX, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Popular IndyCar driver Danica Patrick said Tuesday she'll compete in a limited number of NASCAR stock-car races next year.
Patrick signs onto Andretti IndyCar team

Patrick signs onto Andretti IndyCar team

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. auto racing driver Danica Patrick said Monday she will return to the IndyCar Series as a member of Michael Andretti's racing team.

Patrick stays with Andretti Green Racing

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick has signed a three-year contract extension to stay with Andretti Green Racing in the IndyCar racing series, The Indianapolis Star reported.

Dixon takes lead in IndyCar points chase

MOTEGI, Japan, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon won the Indy Japan 300 Saturday and vaulted from third to first place in the championship race with one event remaining.

Scott Dixon wins Indy race by 2 seconds

WEST ALLIS, Wis., May 31 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon took the lead on the 201st lap and went on to win Sunday's ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225 at the Milwaukee Mile by 2.12 seconds over Ryan Briscoe.

Franchitti wins Long Beach Grand Prix

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti won Sunday's IndyCar Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, leading 51 of the California auto race's 85 laps.

Danica Patrick cited for speeding

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Police in Arizona said Indy Car racer Danica Patrick was pulled over for the activity she usually gets paid for -- speeding.

Rookie Wilson wins Detroit IndyCar race

DETROIT, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Rookie Justin Wilson led the final 15 laps Sunday and won the Detroit Indy Grand Prix by 4.4058 seconds over Helio Castroneves.

Dixon wins rain-shortened Indy race

NASHVILLE, July 12 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon won Saturday's rain-shortened Firestone Indy 200 at the Nashville Superspeedway.

Scott Dixon wins Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 25 (UPI) -- New Zealand's Scott Dixon captured Sunday's 92nd Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis by 1.7498 seconds over Vitor Meira of Brazil.
Danica Patrick aims to win Indy 500

Danica Patrick aims to win Indy 500

SPEEDWAY, Ind., May 24 (UPI) -- Auto racing driver Danica Patrick says there is "no reason" why she can't win the Indianapolis 500 Sunday.

Report: Crashes at Indy 500 qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS, May 17 (UPI) -- Three drivers were involved in crashes during Friday's qualifying runs for the Indianapolis 500 auto race, The Indianapolis Star reported.

Danica Patrick wins auto race in Japan

MONTEGI, Japan, April 20 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick made history Saturday by winning the rain-delayed Japan IndyCar 300 in Montegi, Japan.

Dixon wins pole for unified IndyCar race

HOMESTEAD, Fla., March 28 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon won the pole Friday for the first race in the unified IndyCar open-wheel racing series.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 25, 2008.
By United Press International

Celebrities joining Winfrey's new series

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Celebrities from the world of cinema and sports alike are set to take part in the upcoming new U.S. reality TV series from Oprah Winfrey.
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