Stories tagged: auto racing
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Ryan Preece earns big Xfinity race pay day at Bristol to pay debt
Ryan Preece won the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and took home the Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus prize. The 27-year-old Preece became the seventh different winner this …
Sat., April 14, 2018, 9:52 a.m.
Erik Jones in search of breakthrough win at Bristol
Second-year Cup Series driver Erik Jones may be on the verge of a getting a breakthrough win at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones is coming off a fourth-place finish last week …
Sat., April 14, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
Sebastian Vettel takes pole in China, and Ferrari looks like it’s back
Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari will be on pole position for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix as he looks for his third straight victory to start the season. Vettel had the quickest …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Robert Wickens an instant fit in new IndyCar job
James Hinchcliffe lobbied hard for his childhood friend from Canada to become his new teammate. It wasn’t an easy sell because Robert Wickens had zero IndyCar experience, and after racing …
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 3:40 p.m.
Busch brothers will start on the front row at Bristol
NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch edged older brother Kurt Busch by 0.002 seconds to take the pole for the Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch is coming …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
Kyle Busch: All-Star race rules ‘not what I signed up for’
Kyle Busch is growing tired of stock car racing’s governing body trying to manufacture tighter competition in the annual All-Star race at the expense of the Cup Series’ heavy hitters. …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 1:47 p.m.
Drag racing legend Don Prudhomme returns to Baja 50 years later
Drag racing legend Don Prudhomme spent the last five decades reliving what went wrong the first time he raced Baja. Prudhomme was a last-minute replacement for actor Steve McQueen in …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
For most of the F1 teams, 4th place is as good as it gets
Formula One is dominated by three powerful teams and their six drivers. That explains why Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly was so happy to finish in fourth place in last …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 12:49 p.m.
Tony Stewart, Ward family settle wrongful death lawsuit
Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. have agreed to settle the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family against the former NASCAR star for his role in …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
NASCAR using restrictor plates in All-Star race at Charlotte
NASCAR will test a different aerodynamic package in next month’s All-Star race in which the cars will have restrictor plates at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The plates are used to choke …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:48 a.m.
NASCAR docks Chase Elliott, suspends crew chief for 2 races
NASCAR has suspended Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Alan Gustafson for two races after Chase Elliott’s car was found to have an illegal rear window during the Cup race at Texas …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Monster Energy extends NASCAR sponsorship through 2019
Monster Energy will remain the title sponsor of NASCAR’s top Cup Series through 2019 under a new contract extension. Monster is not expected to be back after next year as …
Mon., April 9, 2018, 2:05 p.m.
Commentary: IndyCar on an upswing as NASCAR stumbles over itself
IndyCar and NASCAR, the top two series in the United States, seem as if they are headed in opposite directions at the start of the 2018 season. IndyCar has had …
Sun., April 8, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
Steve Torrence wins Top Fuel final in NHRA 4-Wide Nationals
Steve Torrence won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Sun., April 8, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Sebastian Vettel wins Bahrain GP, Daniel Raikkonen’s car hits mechanic
Sebastian Vettel just held on to win a dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, while his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen accidentally broke a team mechanic’s leg after …
Sun., April 8, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Kyle Busch wins at Texas for Joe Gibbs’ 1st victory of year
Kyle Busch’s return to Victory Lane only 10 races after his last win just seemed to take much longer. There were all those runner-up finishes in between, one in particular.
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 10:37 p.m.
Josef Newgarden wins IndyCar race in Phoenix
Josef Newgarden used four new tires to catch rookie Robert Wickens and win the IndyCar race at ISM Raceway. Newgarden started fourth on a restart with eight laps left, and …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
Ryan Blaney 3rd straight driver to win Xfinity race in No. 22
Ryan Blaney became the third different Team Penske driver in as many NASCAR Xfinity Series races to win in the No. 22 Ford. He took the checkered flag at Texas …
Sat., April 7, 2018, 12:26 p.m.
Sensational start for Stewart-Haas, including 1-2-3 at Texas
Stewart-Haas Racing is already off to a sensational start this season. Now the team is starting 1-2-3 in a race for the first time, with Kurt Busch on the pole …
Sat., April 7, 2018, 11:27 a.m.
Sebastian Vettel takes pole position at Bahrain GP, Lewis Hamilton struggles
Sebastian Vettel is perfectly placed to strike another early blow to Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One title defense. The German driver took pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix followed by …
Fri., April 6, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
Sebastien Bourdais takes IndyCar pole in Phoenix
Sebastien Bourdais took the IndyCar pole at ISM Raceway to join Simon Pagenaud in an all-French front row. Bourdais had a two-lap average of 188.539 mph on the 1.022-mile oval …
Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Stewart-Haas starting top 3 in Texas after short qualifying
Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer will start in the first three spots at Texas Motor Speedway after a weather-shortened qualifying session. Busch, Harvick and Bowyer …
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
Kevin Harvick snapped his Texas drought. Can Martin Truex Jr. follow?
Kevin Harvick snapped his career-long drought last fall at Texas Motor Speedway. The veteran driver finally won in his 30th Cup start at Texas.
Mon., March 26, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
Clint Bowyer snaps 190-race losing streak with Martinsville win
When snow at Martinsville Speedway gave NASCAR a rare day off, Clint Bowyer loaded his car with kids and drove them to North Carolina for a day at the Hall …
Sun., March 25, 2018, 10:24 p.m.
Snow forces NASCAR to postpone Cup race at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway has been postponed until Monday because of inclement weather. Rain and light snow started falling Saturday afternoon and continued …
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. on the pole after weather washes out qualifying
Weather washed out qualifying for NASCAR’s first stop this season at a short track and Martin Truex Jr. will start Sunday from the pole at Martinsville Speedway. There was no …
Sat., March 24, 2018, 12:26 p.m.
Weather moves Truck race at Martinsville to after Cup event
NASCAR has postponed the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway because rain stalled Saturday’s event after 23 laps. The race will resume Sunday evening after NASCAR completes the Cup Series …
Sat., March 24, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Jimmie Johnson mired in career worst 28-race losing streak
Jimmie Johnson’s start to the NASCAR season is not worthy of a seven-time champion. How bad is it? He has just one top-10 finish in five races and goes to …
Sat., March 24, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Lewis Hamilton takes record 7th pole at Australian Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set a blistering time to take pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix for a record seventh time, outpacing his nearest rival by a massive …
Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Position of F1 start lights altered to compensate for halo
The position of start lights will be altered on Formula One tracks this season, in a bid to ensure the drivers’ line of vision is not impeded by the controversial …