Stories tagged: auto racing
Sun., July 23, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400
Kasey Kahne survived a crash-marred Brickyard 400 on Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory in nearly three years.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
Kyle Busch’s closing qualifying flurry lands Indy pole
Kyle Busch won the pole position as he chases an unprecedented third consecutive Brickyard 400 victory. Busch earned the top qualifying spot on his final lap with a speed of …
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
William Byron holds off Paul Menard to win Xfinity Series race at Indy
Rookie William Byron bobbed and weaved through the final two laps Saturday and held off Paul Menard to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis. The victory margin of …
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs wife, blames himself for ‘Clash’ debate
Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his own statement Saturday. He defended his wife’s Twitter post. And he blamed himself for putting her in a position where she felt she had to …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Alex Bowman to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018
Hendrick Motorsports has picked 24-year-old Alex Bowman as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s replacement next season. Bowman has big shoes to fill. Earnhardt has won NASCAR’s most popular driver award 14 times …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Matt Crafton wins on dirt at Eldora, ends victory drought
Matt Crafton won the Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway for his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in more than a year. The two-time series champion passed Stewart Friesen …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 11 p.m.
Auto racing: Denny Hamlin, Josef Newgarden, Lewis Hamilton win featured races
Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson over the final laps Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and send Joe Gibbs Racing to victory lane for the first time this season. …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Kyle Busch dominates yet again in NASCAR Xfinity victory
Kyle Busch dominated yet again to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Busch won for the third time this season and 89th time in …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Simon Pagenaud takes Toronto IndyCar pole
Simon Pagenaud took the pole for the IndyCar race Sunday at Exhibition Place. Pagenaud had a track-record lap of 58.9124 seconds at an average speed of 109.138 mph on the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
No. 1 with fans, Joey Logano aims for top spot at New Hampshire
Joey Logano is seven points outside the 16-driver field to secure a spot in NASCAR’s version of the postseason. He has two wins and an average finish of 14.9 in …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Certainty amid the commotion for Lewis Hamilton: British GP pole
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the fifth time at the British Grand Prix on Saturday, ahead of Ferrari rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel in rainy conditions. …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Kyle Larson’s NASCAR pole tossed out with inspection failure
Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet flunked inspection after qualifying on Friday and he was stripped of his pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Larson had turned a lap of 133.324 …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
James Hinchcliffe still fine tuning heading into hometown race
James Hinchcliffe wants nothing more than to win his hometown race.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 5 p.m.
Matt Kenseth has no regrets over end of the ride with Joe Gibbs
Matt Kenseth has no hard feelings toward Joe Gibbs Racing after he was dumped by the NASCAR team this week. He says he also has no concerns about his future, …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 7:37 a.m.
Sebastian Vettel tests new shield on car to protect Formula 1 drivers
Sebastian Vettel feels “dizzy” after driving behind a transparent screen in first practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday as the Formula One championship leader trialed a new device …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Valtteri Bottas receives 5-place grid penalty for British GP
After setting the pace in practice for the British Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas saw his bid for a second successive victory hit by a five-place penalty on the grid for …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Will Power shrugs off rain worries for IndyCar Toronto
A little rain at the IndyCar race in Toronto this weekend wouldn’t bother Will Power. With a 60 percent chance of rain for Sunday’s race day, Power was thinking back …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Lewis Hamilton feeling heat after snubbing event before British GP
Britain should be the one stop on the Formula One calendar where Lewis Hamilton is guaranteed a warm welcome but that’s not the case this year. The British Grand Prix …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
NASCAR promotes Brent Dewar, names him president
NASCAR has promoted Brent Dewar from chief operating officer to president. Dewar becomes the fourth person ever to hold the title of NASCAR president. Dewar joined NASCAR as a chief …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Kyle Larson loses Cup series lead after failed inspection
Kyle Larson has lost his Cup series lead and his crew chief has been suspended for failing post-race inspection at Kentucky. Larson’s team was penalized 35 points, erasing what had …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
NASCAR’s Martin Truex Jr. makes it look easy in dominant Kentucky Speedway win
Martin Truex Jr. was dominant throughout and had enough left on a final restart to win the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Kyle Busch hopes Kentucky Speedway mastery ends win drought
Kyle Busch enters the 400-mile NASCAR Cup race at Kentucky Speedway third in points but also in search of his first 2017 victory. Kentucky could offer the boost Busch needs …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Kyle Busch earns Kentucky pole with track-record speed
Kyle Busch set a track record to earn his first Kentucky Speedway pole before thunderstorms shortened NASCAR Cup Series qualifying. The two-time winner of the 400-mile race clocked 190.282 mph …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
Storm postpones Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway
NASCAR postponed the Xfinity Series event at Kentucky Speedway as severe thunderstorms threatened the area just before the race was scheduled to start. Cup series regular Kyle Busch will start …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Matt Kenseth likely done at Joe Gibbs Racing at end of year
Matt Kenseth wants to race next year but says he has no job lined up and likely has no future at Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth is the 2003 champion and …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 5:43 a.m.
Spotlight firmly on Lance Stroll after brilliant podium in Baku
The spotlight is on teenage driver Lance Stroll at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix following his brilliant podium finish two weeks ago.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Lewis Hamilton confident after leading practice runs at Austrian GP
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton feels confident of a repeat pole position after posting the fastest time in both practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. The British driver …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Doug Pace: Stateline Speedway hosts Freedom 200 on Saturday
Stateline Speedway continues the string of big-money super late model races to come to the Inland Northwest as they feature the Freedom 200 on Saturday. Fresh on the heels of …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
George Diaz: At 80, Richard Petty remains King of the Road
Sometimes, ever so rarely, someone doesn’t recognize The King as he walks along NASCAR’s assorted security checkpoints. “Excuse me sir, I need to see your credential,” they will say. Richard …
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.