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A close up of Dale Earnhardt Sr. (credit: Jon Ferrey  /Allsport)

List of Notable Auto Racing Deaths

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race. Here are some driver deaths in major auto racing events.


Jason Leffler (credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR Driver Killed in Dirt Car Race

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway.


Coca-Cola 600 (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

10 Fans Injured, NASCAR Race Delayed by Snapped TV Camera Cable

Charlotte Motor Speedway said 10 fans were injured Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 and three of them were taken to the hospital after a nylon rope supporting a Fox Sports overhead television camera fell from the grandstands and landed on the track surface.


Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Danica Patrick Wrecks in Crazy Race; Struggles Continue

Danica Patrick couldn’t escape the craziness of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. She was included four multi-car accidents that took out several notable drivers.


Danica Patrick say she's more comfortable in stock cars now and is less and less likely to return to open wheel racing. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Danica Patrick Unlikely to Return to IndyCar Despite NASCAR Struggles

Danica Patrick refuses to get down on herself even though her first full season on the Sprint Cup series has been a struggle.


Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Bell Helicopter Chevrolet, races the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 27, 2013 in Richmond, Va.  (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Harvick Wins Richmond After Overtime Sprint

Kevin Harvick plowed through traffic on the final restart, driving from seventh to Victory Lane in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.


File photo of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. (credit: Getty Images)

White House Petition Asks For Congress Members To Wear Logos Of Financial Backers

Could Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s work attire resemble that of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson? If one White House petition has its way, then the answer is yes.


NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway logo. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

NRA Targets NASCAR Fans as Gun Control Debate Rages On

The National Rifle Association will be the title sponsor for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas next month.


Danica Patrick (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Danica Patrick Not Hurt in One of Hardest Wrecks of Her Career

Danica Patrick had one of the hardest hits of her career when her car slammed into the wall at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, but walked away uninjured.


Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Subway Ford, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 3, 2013 in Avondale, Ariz. (Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Edwards Ends Long Drought at Phoenix

Carl Edwards climbed from his car, stood on the door and landed a backflip near the finish line. He then hopped up on the wall in front of the grandstand, grabbed the checkered flag and waded into the crowd, trading high-fives with fans.





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