The Associated Press has learned that Brian Vickers will replace injured driver Tony Stewart at Daytona International Speedway.
Thousands showed up at Cordele's Watermelon Capital Speedway for SpeedFest 2016.
Race weekend is January 29-31 in Cordele.
NASCAR driver and Unadilla native David Ragan will ride on the Shriners' float in the 127th annual parade.
NASCAR driver David Ragan helps in giveaway of food and personal care items to hundreds in his hometown.
Kyle Busch has won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. advanced to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship finale after surviving a long Sunday that ended with a rain-shortened race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Jimmie Johnson won his fourth consecutive fall race at Texas, overcoming Brad Keselowski's dominating Chase-contending car with three laps to go Sunday.
The 2003 Cup champion will sit out at Texas and Phoenix.
Jeff Gordon will race for a fifth NASCAR championship in his final season, in large part because Matt Kenseth knocking out both of Roger Penske's cars Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.