Stories tagged: auto racing
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 7:06 P.M.
Danica Patrick questions NASCAR discipline after no fine for Dillon
Danica Patrick is wondering why NASCAR has decided not to fine Austin Dillon and Cole Custer for their scrape at Phoenix last weekend. Patrick has been fined for testy behavior …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 5:25 P.M.
Kyle Larson claims pole at Fontana, edging Denny Hamlin
Kyle Larson has claimed the pole position for the NASCAR race at Fontana this weekend. Denny Hamlin came in second, followed by Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. Larson has …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 5:01 P.M.
Dale Jr prepares for 600th race after creating own legacy
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join an exclusive club this weekend when he runs his 600th NASCAR race. The son of racing royalty once felt overwhelmed by expectations, but he has …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 2:07 A.M.
Lewis Hamilton fastest in 1st practice sessions for Australian GP
Lewis Hamilton delivered the faster speeds that the rule changes had promised in Formula One, going under the racing lap record in the second practice session Friday for the season-opening …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 6:02 P.M.
Joey Logano uses fast late lap to claim pole in Phoenix
Joey Logano capped a day in the spotlight with a fast late lap to claim the pole for the NASCAR Camping World 500. With the temperature in the low 90s …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 2:10 P.M.
Joey Logano tells Kyle Busch ‘honest mistake’ led to incident at Vegas
The first face-to-face meeting between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano since last week’s post-race scuffle in Las Vegas is over. Whether the drivers feel any better about things headed into …
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017, 6:23 P.M.
Bourdais wins IndyCar opener in St Petersburg in major upset
Sebastien Bourdais pulled off a major upset in the IndyCar season-opener, driving from last place to a victory on the streets of St. Petersburg that left him in tears.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017, 6:23 P.M.
Martin Truex Jr. wins at Vegas; Kyle Busch bloodied in brawl
Martin Truex Jr. finished speaking to reporters after winning the NASCAR Cup race Sunday and retreated into a corner of the media center where a tablet awaited with the video …
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 6:40 P.M.
Brad Keselowski on pole for NASCAR Las Vegas stop, Martin Truex Jr. 2nd
Brad Keselowski will begin his bid for a third victory in the past four NASCAR Cup races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the pole after topping qualifying Friday night. …
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 4:17 P.M.
Ford a cut above Chevy, Toyota early in NASCAR Cup season
Kurt Busch brought up front-end geometry, serpentine systems and aerodynamic balance. The Daytona 500 champion’s technical answer Friday tried to explain what’s been obvious in the first two weeks of …
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 3:34 P.M.
IndyCar’s Marco Andretti curbs overthinking in bid to win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The best season of Marco Andretti’s career was 11 years ago when he was a raw, unproven rookie without a care in the world. He remembers …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017, 5:21 P.M.
George Diaz: NASCAR tone-deaf if it wants to silence roar of engines
A moment of silence for NASCAR, please.
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 7:41 P.M.
Juho Hanninen the fastest in Mexico City in Guanajuato Rally
Juho Hanninen, from Finland, was the fastest driver in the speed tests for the Guanajuato Rally that was raced for the first time in the country’s main square. Driving his …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 5:30 P.M.
Money is behind Las Vegas becoming NASCAR’s busiest market
The signature event remains in Florida and most race teams call North Carolina home, but the nation’s gambling mecca is about to become NASCAR’s busiest market. This week’s announcement that …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 2:27 P.M.
Team Penske stacked with talent at start of IndyCar season
Team Penske heads into this weekend’s season-opening IndyCar race in Florida with a stacked lineup. It includes the top four drivers from last year’s final standings. Simon Pagenaud is seeking …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 12:27 P.M.
Joe Gibbs, Roger Penske, Davey Allison among NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees
Championship team owners Joe Gibbs and Roger Penske as well as the late Davey Allison are among five new nominees for the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. Three-time Late …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 10:27 A.M.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel tops Mercedes for fastest time at F1 tests
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel recorded the fastest preseason lap during the second-to-last day of Formula One testing on Thursday. Vettel pushed his Ferrari to 1 minute, 19.024 seconds, bettering his …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 5:20 P.M.
Vegas, baby! City will host 2 NASCAR Cup races each year
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have 2 full NASCAR weekends in 2018 after tourism officials approved a deal to sponsor a second race. The race will come from New Hampshire …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 2:15 P.M.
Auto Racing Glance: NASCAR heads to Vegas
A look at upcoming races around the world.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 11:59 A.M.
Allmendinger crew chief suspended 3 races and fined $65,000
NASCAR has fined three teams for penalties tied to last weekend’s races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The hardest hit was AJ Allmendinger for having 3 loose lug nuts on his …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 11:40 A.M.
Valtteri Bottas ahead again in F1 testing; Felipe Massa close behind
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time so far in Formula One’s preseason testing. He eclipsed his time from a week ago by nearly four tenths of a second …
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 9:55 P.M.
Keselowski steals Atlanta win after Harvick caught speeding
Kevin Harvick was faster than everyone at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017, 8:41 P.M.
Kyle Busch wins Atlanta Xfinity, car fails inspection
After a bunch of close calls at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch has found the winning touch in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 4:38 P.M.
Kevin Harvick captures the pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Kevin Harvick has captured the pole for the second race of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick turned a lap of 190.398 mph in the …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 10:50 P.M.
Newberry: Hey, isn’t that Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope?
When Derrike Cope climbs out of the No. 55 car, his work is just beginning. He jogs about the garage with the urgency of a crew member, paying special attention …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 6:40 P.M.
NASCAR’s Landon Cassill seeking breakthrough in 2017
Unheralded NASCAR driver Landon Cassill has set himself apart as something of a social media savant. Starting in 2017, Cassill would also like to be known for his racing skills.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 6:38 P.M.
Mercedes and Ferrari set the pace in F1 preseason testing
Mercedes and Ferrari set the pace in the first week of preseason testing in Formula One. Kimi Raikkonen was fastest with Ferrari on Thursday as the teams completed the final …
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 9 P.M.
Haas unveils new car for its 2nd season in Formula One
American team Haas introduced its new car for its second season in Formula One on Sunday. The VF-17 car was unveiled on the team’s website and social media platforms. Red …
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 7:51 P.M.
Kurt Busch steals monster victory by winning Daytona 500
Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models and one of pro sports’ top partiers, Kurt Busch …
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 6:11 P.M.
Joe Gibbs, Roger Penske defend NASCAR as having bright future
Joe Gibbs joined the list of heavy hitters defending NASCAR during one of its shakiest periods in decades. The owner of powerhouse Joe Gibbs Racing said NASCAR has a bright …