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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch go 1-2 for Gibbs at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch swept the front row in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Harvick, neck-and-neck with Busch all season, was right behind in third. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Jim France choosing to stay quiet as interim head of NASCAR

Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not …


Ford to race iconic muscle car Mustang at NASCAR’s top level

Ford will celebrate its iconic muscle car next year when it races the Mustang in NASCAR’s top Cup Series. The Mustang has raced in the second-tier Xfinity Series since 2011. …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

Tony Stewart eyes Indy 500 in 2019 in bid for elusive title

Tony Stewart says he’d like to return to the Indianapolis 500 as early as next year. The three-time NASCAR champion is retired from top competition but still enters sprint car …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

NASCAR goes back to business and away from Brian France arrest

NASCAR participants do not seem concerned about Chairman Brian France’s arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France has taken a leave of absence and …


Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen, his first Cup victory

Mired in a confounding losing streak since the start of his NASCAR Cup career in 2016, Chase Elliott finally broke into the win column Sunday, holding off road course ace …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Denny Hamlin wins Cup pole at Watkins Glen

Denny Hamlin has won the Cup pole at Watkins Glen International. Hamlin traversed the 2.45-mile layout at 125.534 mph to take the top spot in the No. 11 Toyota, ahead …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Joey Logano wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen

Joey Logano held off a late challenge from Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International. Logano beat AJ Allmendinger by 3.3 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr. chasing title as NASCAR’s current king of the road

Defending NASCAR Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. will go for his third straight road course race victory on Sunday at Watkins Glen. The last driver to accomplish the feat was …


NASCAR Cup rookie Bubba Wallace ready to race

It’s been almost a week since NASCAR Cup rookie Bubba Wallace became a headliner after a violent crash at Pocono Raceway, and he’ll never forget it. Wallace says Friday at …


Crunch time for AJ Allmendinger; playoff berth at stake at Watkins Glen International

AJ Allmendinger is ready to atone for his costly mistake at Sonoma. Allmendinger, one of the best road racers in NASCAR, missed a shift there in June and blew the …


Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season

Daniel Ricciardo is leaving Red Bull for Renault at the end of this Formula One season. The Australian driver has agreed to a two-year deal with Renault. Replacing Carlos Sainz, …


Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch wins for sixth time this season

Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing team were in sync everywhere on the track but victory lane. When it was time to snap photos of the winners, some members …


Alexander Rossi wins pole for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Alexander Rossi won his third pole of the season Saturday, leading qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.


Christopher Bell races to third straight NASCAR Xfinity victory

Christopher Bell made history Saturday at Iowa Speedway – even though nearly everything that could go against him did down the stretch.


Kyle Busch matches Ron Hornaday Jr. for career Truck Series wins

Kyle Busch stood on the window ledge of his truck, raised his arms in triumph and then slapped an appropriate number on the roof for a record-tying celebration.


Hungarian GP: Lewis Hamilton masters rain to take pole position

Lewis Hamilton showed again he’s untouchable in the rain, producing a brilliant last lap to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.


Auto racing roundup: Kevin Harvick uses bump-and-run to win at New Hampshire

Kevin Harvick used a bump-and-run on Kyle Busch with seven laps left to win a thrilling battle of two of NASCAR’s dominant drivers Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in …


Christopher Bell tops New Hampshire field for 2nd straight Xfinity win

Christopher Bell has cracked the Cup supremacy in Xfinity. The 23-year-old Bell held off hard-charging 2012 Cup champion Brad Keselowski over the final 18 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Kurt Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series pole at New Hampshire

Kurt Busch turned a lap of 133.591 mph in the No. 41 Ford to win the pole for the NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The 2004 …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

Max Verstappen sets lap record in second German GP practice

Max Verstappen sets a new lap record in leading the second practice session for the German Grand Prix on Friday. The 20-year-old Dutch driver clocked 1 minute, 13.085 seconds to …


Mercedes gives Valtteri Bottas 1-year contract extension

Mercedes has given Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas only moderate backing by offering him a new one-year contract. Although Bottas has the option for an extra year in 2020, the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 9:42 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton thanks Mercedes for being patient over his new deal

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton thanked Mercedes for indulging him as he finally signed a new contract, ending months of stalling and growing speculation over his future. The four-time world …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Chase Briscoe wins door-banging overtime shootout at Eldora

Chase Briscoe held off Grant Enfinger on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in a door-banging overtime shootout in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Briscoe won NASCAR’s only national …


Scott Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for third time

Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Toronto on Sunday for his third title at the event.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr. repeats as NASCAR Cup winner at Kentucky Speedway

Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski on lap 201 and went on to repeat as champion of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Truex’s No. 78 Toyota Camry …


Josef Newgarden leads IndyCar qualifying at Toronto

Josef Newgarden took advantage of a rapidly drying track to take the pole position for the IndyCar race at Toronto. Newgarden passed Scott Dixon by just 0.1964 seconds after gambling …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Christopher Bell rallies late to win NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky

Christopher Bell passed Justin Allgaier with 17 laps remaining and held off Daniel Hemric to win the 300-mile NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Bell, who started from the …


Martin Truex Jr. wins pole at Kentucky Speedway

Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Truex clocked 188.890 mph to earn his first Kentucky pole and 19th …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Ben Rhodes wins in front of home state fans at Kentucky Speedway

Ben Rhodes raced to his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in front of his home state fans at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night. Rhodes, a native of …