Stories tagged: auto racing
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.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes pole for final Talladega race
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the pole for his final scheduled Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt is retiring from full-time competition at the end of the season, and the Alabama …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Parker Kligerman wins Talladega as John Hunter Nemechek advances in playoffs
Parker Kligerman won the Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. But the focus was on John Hunter Nemechek’s desperate push to advance in the playoffs. Nemechek entered Saturday’s elimination race …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflects on Talladega, Spencer cheating claim
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has his final scheduled race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. The track gave him his late father’s 1980 car as a retirement gift and Earnhardt took it …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. eyes repeat performance
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was all over the scoreboard at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His Roush-Fenway Racing team worked all day to salvage a strong finish in the opening race of the …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
IndyCar returns to Oregon in change to 2018 schedule
Portland International Raceway is back on the IndyCar Series schedule in 2018.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Alex Bowman wins Xfinity race; 8 drivers advance in playoffs
Alex Bowman raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, while four drivers were eliminated from playoff contention.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
NASCAR moves Sunday’s start because of Hurricane Nate
Rain has wreaked havoc with NASCAR’s opening race for the second round of the playoffs.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Denny Hamlin takes pole for NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte
Denny Hamlin’s streak is alive. Hamlin topped qualifying Friday night for the NASCAR Cup playoff race Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, marking the 13th straight year he has captured a …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Kyle Busch spoils Chase Elliott’s run at Dover for 2nd straight win
Chase Elliott rubbed his head and leaned against his car, crestfallen as he replayed the final laps in his mind. Jimmie Johnson, his champion teammate, walked over to offer some …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Ben Rhodes moves into 2nd round of NASCAR playoffs with win
Ben Rhodes earned his first career Truck Series victory by holding off Christopher Bell on Saturday night at Las Vegas. Rhodes earned an automatic berth into the second round of …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Cup star Ryan Blaney crashes Xfinity playoffs and wins at Dover
Ryan Blaney crashed the Xfinity Series playoffs and the Cup regular dominated to win the race at Dover International Speedway. Xfinity playoff drivers took the second through six spots. Justin …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. rises as NASCAR’s conscience in farewell season
Retirement Dale has been Blunt Dale. As his final season ticks away, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has grabbed a bullhorn and demanded change – in 140-character bursts, on his podcast and …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Malaysian GP; Vettel last
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix while title rival Sebastian Vettel’s misery continued as he quit early into the session after losing power on a straight. …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. wins pole at Dover for 3rd NASCAR playoff race
Martin Truex Jr. has tried to enjoy his career year as much as he can. The veteran driver says he never knows when the run might end.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t judge athletes who don’t stand for anthem
Two NASCAR team owners who said they would fire employees who do not stand for the national anthem do not speak for the sport, star driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. said …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Kyle Busch gets NASCAR playoff win in New Hampshire
Kyle Busch earned a berth in the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs with a dominant victory Sunday at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Christopher Bell class of the field in Truck Series win at New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. – Christopher Bell was the class of the field in the Truck Series during the regular season. With playoff races underway, Bell proved again he’ll be the driver …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Kyle Busch takes pole at New Hampshire in 2nd NASCAR playoff
Kyle Busch’s run in NASCAR’s playoff opener went from dominant to dud because of mistakes on pit road. Clean up those gaffes, and Busch again just may have the car …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Chip Ganassi Racing to downsize to 2 cars in IndyCar in 2018
Chip Ganassi Racing will return to a two-car team in the IndyCar Series next season. Scott Dixon will return as driver of the No. 9. The team says a driver …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato to drive for Rahal in 2018
Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing next season. Sato spent just one season with Andretti Autosport and became the first Japanese winner of the …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
Doug Kalitta wins Top Fuel final in Countdown opener
Doug Kalitta won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the Countdown to the Championship-opening NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
Lewis Hamilton wins at Singapore as Sebastian Vettel crashes
Lewis Hamilton had been worried about how many points he would lose to Sebastian Vettel at the Singapore Grand Prix. It was supposed to be a damage limitation exercise for …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 6:59 p.m.
Josef Newgarden gives Team Penske a 15th IndyCar championship
Josef Newgarden won his first IndyCar championship by closing out the best year of his career as the top driver at Team Penske.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Martin Truex opens NASCAR’s playoffs with win at Chicagoland
Martin Truex Jr. stretched his arms to his side and waited for a shower of green slime, the colored goop traditionally poured over the heads of game-show contestants and A-list …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Justin Allgaier wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland
Justin Allgaier pulled away off the final restart and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
Courtney Force takes Funny Car No. 1 qualifier
Courtney Force took the Funny Car No. 1 qualifier Saturday with her Friday pass in the NHRA Carolina Nationals, the opening event in the Countdown to the Championship.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 6 p.m.
Josef Newgarden in control of title race at Sonoma
Josef Newgarden moved a step closer to his first IndyCar title by leading a Penske parade into the IndyCar season finale.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
Defending series champ Johnny Sauter wins Truck race at Chicagoland
Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Truck Series race Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway and heads into the playoffs trying to win his second straight series championship.