Stories tagged: auto racing
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
From D-Day landing in WWII to NASCAR champion, Walter ‘Bud’ Moore Jr. accomplished plenty
Walter “Bud” Moore Jr., a decorated World War II veteran and Hall of Fame NASCAR owner, died Monday night at the age of 92.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Danica Patrick crashes in final NASCAR race as full-time driver
Danica Patrick climbed out of her burning, smoke-filled, wrecked race car and trudged toward pit road. She pulled off her gloves and helmet in frustration before being taken to the …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Party time! Dale Earnhardt Jr. throws epic retirement party after finale
Dale Earnhardt Jr. threw his own retirement party on pit road. Earnhardt popped out of his car, flashed a thumbs-up sign and chugged a Budweiser. Drenched in sweat and suds, …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with 1st NASCAR title
Martin Truex Jr. capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR’s champion. Truex wrapped up his first Cup title Sunday night by winning at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Christopher Bell wins Truck Series championship for KBM
Christopher Bell wins the Truck Series championship for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Busch will race Sunday for the Cup driver championship. Chase Briscoe won the Friday night race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. fastest among championship contenders at Homestead
Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest of the four NASCAR Cup series championship contenders in qualifying and starts second in Sunday’s finale. Denny Hamlin stole the pole from Truex on …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year’s Indy 500
Danica Patrick plans to run two races next year and then end her full-time racing career. She plans to run the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. She is calling …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Brittany Force wins NHRA Top Fuel season title
Brittany Force became the NHRA’s first female Top Fuel season champion since Shirley Muldowney in 1982 on Sunday in the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Sebastian Vettel wins Brazilian GP, Lewis Hamilton 4th after starting last
It was all about who got the best start at Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Coach quits over racist tweets aimed at black NASCAR driver
A Wisconsin high school golf coach has resigned and apologized for a series of racist tweets aimed at NASCAR driver Darrell Wallace Jr.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Chase Elliott falls just short of earning championship spot
Chase Elliott needed a victory to reach NASCAR’s championship finale and had it in his sights, taking a late lead Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson’s title chase ends with wreck in Phoenix
Jimmie Johnson’s bid for a record eighth NASCAR championship is over.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Matt Kenseth wins and Brad Keselowski earns championship berth
Matt Kenseth doesn’t get to end his career the way he hoped. He thinks he’s got a handful of good years left in him, and can win races and compete …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Felipe Massa retiring from Formula One, again
Felipe Massa is retiring – again. The Brazilian said the same thing last season, but this time he says he really means it, which makes Sunday his last Formula One …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Aric Almirola named Danica Patrick’s replacement at SHR
Aric Almirola has been officially named Danica Patrick’s replacement at Stewart-Haas Racing. The move was expected after Smithfield Foods moved its sponsorship from Richard Petty Motorsports to SHR for 2018.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 7:04 p.m.
Kevin Harvick passes Martin Truex Jr. for Texas win, both clinch title shots
The timing was perfect for Kevin Harvick’s first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Texas. So was his winning pass.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Erik Jones sweeps Xfinity in Texas; playoff spots still open
Erik Jones cruised to a Texas season sweep in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday night, holding off fellow Cup driver Ryan Blaney while the championship spots remained up for …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson still 2 options for chance at 8th NASCAR Cup title
Jimmie Johnson still has two very conceivable options for a chance to race for his record-breaking eighth NASCAR Cup Series championship.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Matt Kenseth plans time off in 2018, not calling it retirement
Matt Kenseth isn’t using the word retirement even though the former Cup Series champion is no longer looking for a ride in NASCAR’s top series for next season.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Joey Logano’s crew chief takes blame for call that cost Brad Keselowski
Joey Logano’s crew chief has taken blame for not pitting Logano with a tire rub. The call may have cost Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski a spot in NASCAR’s championship. …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Kyle Busch earns spot in championship race at Martinsville
Kyle Busch is the first driver into NASCAR’s championship race, using an overtime pass of teammate Denny Hamlin to win Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson spins in qualifying before Martinsville playoff race
Jimmie Johnson will start last in Sunday’s playoff race at Martinsville Speedway because the seven-time champion spun in qualifying.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Mexico City hosts F1 grand prix 1 month after earthquake
The earthquake that struck Mexico City in September crumbled walls, killed more than 200 people and shook the confidence of this teeming city of 20 million people. The track and …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. wins with heavy heart in Kansas
Martin Truex Jr. learned overnight that one of the Furniture Row Racing team’s crew members, Jim Watson, died of a heart attack while in Kansas City for the race. So …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Lewis Hamilton wins U.S. Grand Prix to extend F1 championship lead
Lewis Hamilton further tightened his control on the Formula One season championship Sunday, winning the U.S. Grand Prix ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel, who finished second in a race …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Lewis Hamilton shows Usain Bolt what real speed feels like
The fastest man in the world got in some laps with one of the fastest drivers in the world. And the result was the sprinter’s legs feeling a bit like …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. confident as NASCAR’s dominant driver hits Kansas
Martin Truex Jr. already looks like the coolest cat at the club, with his shades and scruff and disarming smile, yet he has even more reason to be relaxed and …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Christopher Bell races to first NASCAR Xfinity Series win
Christopher Bell raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday, beating dominant Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones after they made contract with four laps left at Kansas Speedway.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Robert Hight wins Funny Car at Texas Motorplex
Robert Hight drove to the Funny Car victory Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. lands 36-race sponsorship deal for 2018
Having the best team in NASCAR has paid off, finally, for Furniture Row Racing.