Stories tagged: auto racing
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Stenhouse surging for rebuilt Roush Fenway Racing
When Ricky Stenhouse Jr. first made the switch from sprint cars to stock cars, he wrecked an awful lot of Jack Roush’s inventory.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins crash-filled race at Daytona
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced to his second victory of the season – and second on a restrictor-plate track – Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. Stenhouse picked up his first …
Sat., July 1, 2017, 9 p.m.
William Byron wins at Daytona for second straight Xfinity victory
William Byron raced to his second straight NASCAR Xfinity Series victory by avoiding several crashes and outlasting the rain at Daytona International Speedway. The 19-year-old became the youngest series winner …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona postponed by rain
Rain forced NASCAR to postpone the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Drivers completed 11 laps before it began to rain.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. lands pole for what could be Cup finale at Daytona
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole at Daytona International Speedway and needs a victory to make the playoffs in his final Cup season. Earnhardt is on a farewell …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for 1st victory of season
Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 9 p.m.
Torrence wins Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Steve Torrence raced to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday, beating Doug Kalita in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel leads overall
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo profited from the chaos to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, while Sebastian Vettel extended his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Scott Dixon claims 1st career IndyCar win at Road America
Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Road America on Sunday to spoil the Team Penske party on the rural road course.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
John Hunter Nemechek wins at Iowa for 2nd straight NASCAR Truck victory
John Hunter Nemechek raced to his second straight NASCAR Camping World Truck victory, taking the lead with his six laps left at Iowa Speedway. Nemechek took four new tires during …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Tifft back in Iowa after missing ‘16 race with brain tumor
NASCAR driver Matt Tifft was simply dealing with back pain at the start of last season in the eyes of the outside world. But a series of painful and increasingly …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Doug Pace: Region’s top road racers ready for Northwest Grand Prix
Road racing’s top performers from across the region descend on Spokane County Raceway this weekend for the running of the Northwest Grand Prix.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
Porsche takes late lead to win 24 Hours Le Mans for 3rd year
Veteran German driver Timo Bernhard led Porsche to a dramatic third straight win at the 24 Hours Le Mans race to prevent a huge upset win for the lesser category …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Clay Millican races to first career NHRA Top Fuel victory
Clay Millican raced to his first career Top Fuel victory Sunday, beating Leah Pritchett in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals final.
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Kyle Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again to score NASCAR victory
Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
John Hunter Nemechek wins NASCAR Truck race at Gateway
John Hunter Nemechek took the lead with four laps remaining and pulled away to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park. Nemechek grabbed the top …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Ryan Blaney’s success has Ford riding high in Michigan
Ryan Blaney won for the first time in NASCAR’s Cup Series when he prevailed last weekend at Pocono. That victory gave Ford a lot to feel good about before this …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Denny Hamlin edges William Byron in thrilling Xfinity finish at Michigan
Denny Hamlin inched ahead of William Byron on the final turn and nosed out the rookie at the finish line. Hamlin won the closest NASCAR Xfinity race at Michigan International …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. take top 2 spots in Michigan qualifying
Kyle Larson won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series event at Michigan International Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. qualified second, meaning the top two drivers in the points standings will …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 7:12 a.m.
Still going strong at 41, Jimmie Johnson agrees to 3-year extension
Jimmie Johnson has agreed to a three-year contract extension that keeps the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020. Johnson says he doesn’t have a timetable for …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Sam Ard to be remembered with Darlington throwback
Xfinity Series pioneer Sam Ard will be honored during Darlington Raceway’s throwback weekend in September. Xfinity rookie Cole Custer will carry the paint scheme that Ard used to dominate NASCAR’s …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
From jeers to Cheers: Danica Patrick ‘had a moment’ with booing fan
Danica Patrick says she “had a moment” when she lost her temper at a booing fan after qualifying for last week’s NASCAR race. In a video that went viral, Patrick …
UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Wallace knows all eyes on him as rare black NASCAR driver
Darrell Wallace Jr. woke up around 2:30 a.m. ready to race. Hours later, he strode across the stage for driver introductions to a nice ovation from thousands of NASCAR fans, …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Ryan Blaney wins 1st career NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway
LONG POND, Pa. – Ryan Blaney held off Kevin Harvick down the stretch in a thrilling finish and won his first career NASCAR Cup race Sunday at Pocono Raceway. The …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Sebastien Vettel
Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix for the sixth time and the third year in a row.
Sat., June 10, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Will Power wins wild IndyCar race at Texas under caution
Will Power won a wild IndyCar race under caution at the repaved and reconfigured Texas track that finished with only eight of the 22-car field crossing the finish line. Power …
UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Cup stars call the shots in NASCAR Xfinity race
Looking for a new spin on the standard telecast, Fox used eight active NASCAR Cup drivers to provide insight – from the studio to the booth to the pits – …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Rain King: Buescher hopes he can reign again at Pocono
Chris Buescher was one of the biggest surprise winners in the NASCAR Cup series when he took the checkered flag in a rain-shortened race last year at Pocono Raceway. Buescher …
UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian GP pole, ties Ayrton Senna on all-time list
Lewis Hamilton has won the pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix for the third year in a row. Hamilton matched his childhood hero Ayrton Senna with his 65th career …
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Christopher Bell wins at Texas under caution ahead of flipped truck
Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas under caution, having taken the white flag side-by-side with Chase Briscoe before a wreck behind them that left a truck …