Stories tagged: auto racing
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races
Graham Rahal won the first of two Detroit Grand Prix races, easily holding off Scott Dixon. Rahal won the pole earlier in the day and became the seventh IndyCar driver …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Kyle Larson wins Dover Xfinity race for 2nd straight victory
Kyle Larson easily won the Xfinity race at Dover for his second straight victory in NASCAR’s second-tier series. Larson has won three times in six races this season. He is …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Brad Keselowski could ‘throw up’ over reax to Kyle Busch’s mic drop
Brad Keselowski is sick of the way Kyle Busch’s churlish behavior is often linked to his desire to win. Keselowski criticized on Twitter this week those who applauded Busch’s curt …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Johnny Sauter wins Truck Series race at Dover International track
Johnny Sauter leads 33 laps to win the Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway. The reigning series champion, Sauter won for the first time this season and 14th time …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
Esteban Gutierrez to replace injured Sebastien Bourdais at Detroit Grand Prix
Dale Coyne Racing has selected Esteban Gutierrez to replace Sebastien Bourdais at the Detroit Grand Prix. Bourdais broke his pelvis, a hip and two ribs in a crash during qualifying …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Takuma Sato set to make shift from Indianapolis 500 to Detroit GP
Takuma Sato is in for quite a shift. And, it doesn’t have much to do with him becoming the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500. Last week at …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Tony Kanaan to cross race off bucket list with Le Mans
Tony Kanaan’s bucket list is about to get shorter. Time to prepare for the opportunity is short, too. The 42-year-old Brazilian IndyCar driver is making his Le Mans debut, replacing …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Kyle Busch wins pole for NASCAR Cup race at Dover
Kyle Busch led a strong qualifying effort for Toyota, turning a lap of 158.954 mph to win the pole at Dover International Speedway. Led by Busch, Toyota had the first …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Benched! Dale Earnhardt Jr. forced to scrap Eagles car at Pocono
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s ride in a Philadelphia Eagles car has been benched. Earnhardt was scheduled to race next week at Pocono Raceway in the No. 88 Chevrolet wrapped in team …
Mon., May 29, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Austin Dillon joins the pack of NASCAR young guns on the rise
The horde of 20-somethings and teenagers like Chase Elliott, Erik Jones and William Byron poised to take over NASCAR seems to grow larger every week. It might be time to …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Austin Dillon earns first major NASCAR win at Coca-Cola 600
Austin Dillon passed an out-of-gas Jimmie Johnson two laps from the end in the Coca-Cola 600 for his first NASCAR Cup victory, returning the iconic No. 3 car to Victory …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco GP ahead of Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen
Sebastian Vettel beat his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and comfortably extend his lead at the top of the Formula One standings to …
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 6:13 p.m.
Takuma Sato holds off Helio Castroneves to win Indianapolis 500
Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when he denied Helio Castroneves a record-tying fourth victory as the two traded the lead in the …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Sebastien Bourdais determined to return for season finale
Sebastien Bourdais was in a car so fast that most of his competitors thought he would win the pole for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Instead, he crashed during qualifying last weekend …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Chip Ganassi goes into biggest Sunday of racing leading 2 series
After 17 years, Chip Ganassi is on top of the two biggest racing series in America.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Ryan Blaney goes last to first to win Xfinity race at Charlotte
Ryan Blaney passed Kevin Harvick on a restart with three laps to go to win the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Blaney went from last to first to …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Questions abound for future of Indy 500 on television
It began with a simple, black-and-white highlights show on the venerable “Wide World of Sports,” grew into a proving ground for broadcast innovations, and is now one of the longest-running …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Bucket list: Dale Earnhardt Jr. seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Ferrari continues to improve, Mercedes now looks vulnerable
While resurgent Ferrari continues to improve Mercedes is at a loss to explain the difference in performance between its two cars. Ferrari will start Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix with Kimi …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
2-time champ Juan Pablo Montoya under the radar at Indy
Life should be less stressful for Juan Pablo Montoya these days.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Returning Jenson Button will start last at Monaco GP
Jenson Button’s one-off return to Formula One at the Monaco Grand Prix is proving problematic. Even though the veteran British driver qualified in ninth place on Saturday he will start …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 7:12 a.m.
Scott Dixon has pole, Fernando Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500
One of IndyCar’s all-time greats will lead the field to green at the Indianapolis 500. All eyes will be one row behind Scott Dixon as Fernando Alonso makes his debut …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
IndyCar braces for change, promotes younger drivers on eve of Indianapolis 500
With former Indianapolis 500 champions Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan in the twilight of their racing careers and possibly driving their final IndyCar season, the open-wheel series is on the …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Helio Castroneves fastest on Carb Day as another Honda engine goes
Three-time champion Helio Castroneves turned the fastest lap on Carb Day during the final practice for the Indy 500, while more engine trouble for Honda left teams leery of what …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Kevin Harvick wins Charlotte pole; Cup leader Kyle Larson starts last
Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, while Cup Series point leader Kyle Larson will begin NASCAR’s longest race at the rear of the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
Robert Yates, Ray Evernham lead NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Robert Yates, a NASCAR Cup champion as both an engine builder and owner, will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with four others. Three-time NASCAR Cup championship …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
NASCAR shakes up schedule for 2018 and adds road course
NASCAR announced several changes to its 2018 schedule Tuesday, including new tracks for the final 11 races of the season.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Indy 500 winners Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell
After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax. Instead, he got the scare of his life.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Ron Capps races to 4th consecutive NHRA Funny Car victory
Ron Capps raced to his fourth consecutive Funny Car victory Sunday, beating teammate Matt Hagan in the NHRA Heartland Nationals.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Scott Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years
Scott Dixon finished with a four-lap average of 232.164 mph, claiming his third Indianapolis 500 pole with the best qualifying run in 21 years.