For the record 11th year in a row, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won the vote as NASCAR's most popular driver by the fans.
Seven weeks after his near-fatal crash during a race in Houston, Dario Franchitti, a four-time IndyCar Series champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, announced his retirement from racing, effectively immediately.
Teams and drivers will score double points at next year's final Grand Prix. The move is just one of several regulation changes announced by Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, on Monday. Others include allocating permanent race numbers to drivers, a five-second time penalty for minor rule infringements, and - from 2015 - a global cost cap