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Kevin Harvick keeps hot streak going with pole at Kansas

Kevin Harvick kept his hot streak going by qualifying on the pole for Saturday night’s race at Kansas Speedway. Ryan Blaney qualified second, followed by Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola and …


New aero kits may create more passing in Indy Grand Prix

Simon Pagenaud expects Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix to be very different from the first four races. So does just about everyone else in Gasoline Alley. If the expected warm temperatures …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

Will Power wins his third pole for IndyCar GP

Will Power won his third IndyCar Grand Prix pole by turning a fast lap of 1 minute, 9.8182 seconds on his final qualifying run. The Australian claimed his 51st pole, …


Drivers steer clear of discussing potential NASCAR sale

Kevin Harvick thinks the potential sale of NASCAR could provide an opportunity for the series to grow and evolve. But with so much unknown about the business side of the …


Red Bull keeping drivers on tight leash after Baku crash

Things have changed at Red Bull. The team appears to be putting a limit on the freedom it gives its drivers after seeing them crash into each other in the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Matt Kenseth ready for season debut at Kansas Speedway

Matt Kenseth says he will be in the No. 6 car for Roush Fenway Racing for the next five weeks, beginning with his season debut at Kansas Speedway on Saturday …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

Mercedes sets the pace in practice for Spanish GP

Mercedes has set the pace in practice for the Spanish Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas led the first session and Lewis Hamilton the second at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Sebastian Vettel …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Miami gives early go-ahead for Formula 1 grand prix

Miami’s city commission has voted to enter formal negotiations with Formula 1 to host as race as early as next year. The vote allows Miami officials to negotiate a contract …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

AP source: NASCAR memo: France family ‘dedicated’ to sport

NASCAR President Brent Dewar has told employees the France family “remains dedicated to the long term growth of our sport.” The memo sent to employees on Tuesday addressed a report …


UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Kevin Harvick takes the checkered flag at Dover for fourth win this season

Kevin Harvick dominated a race interrupted by rain and drove to his Cup Series-high fourth victory of the season Sunday at Dover International Speedway.


Justin Allgaier holds off teammate Sadler to win Xfinity at Dover

Justin Allgaier won a $100,000 bonus by holding off teammate Elliott Sadler in a door-to-door race through the final turn at Dover International Speedway to win the Xfinity Series race …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Danica Patrick returns to Indy’s famous oval for 1st time since ‘11

Danica Patrick has made her highly anticipated return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She climbed inside an Indy car for the first time since 2011 and took laps on the 2.5-mile …


Red Bull opens talks with Honda as its F1 engine supplier

Formula One team Red Bull has begun talks with Honda to become its engine supplier for next season. Red Bull has a deal with Renault and must inform governing body …


New F1 rules approved to improve overtaking and racing

Motorsport’s governing body has approved rule changes designed to increase overtaking and promote closer racing in Formula One as part of an ongoing initiative to win back fans. From next …


All eyes will be on Danica Patrick in her IndyCar return and farewell

Sebastien Bourdais was back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday. So was Helio Castroneves, who returned to his home away from home to re-acclimate to an Indy car. But the …


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Joey Logano snaps long winless streak with NASCAR win at Talladega

Joey Logano had a clear race track in his windshield and a pack of fellow Ford drivers on his bumper. That combination helped the Team Penske driver snap a nearly …


Retired NASCAR driver James Hylton, 83, killed in car wreck

The Georgia State Patrol says former NASCAR driver James Hylton was killed in a traffic accident. He was 83. Hylton was the 1966 Rookie of the Year. Hylton and his …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Spencer Gallagher nabs lead, Xfinity victory on overtime lap

Spencer Gallagher took the lead on the overtime lap to capture his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Gallagher went by Tyler Reddick on the final lap after …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Kevin Harvick, eyeing 4th win of year, to start on Talladega pole

Kevin Harvick will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway while he goes for his fourth win of the year. Harvick won the pole for the first time since last …


Sebastian Vettel has pole for Azerbaijan GP, Lewis Hamilton 2nd

Sebastian Vettel has pole position for the third straight time this season at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver and championship leader beat Lewis Hamilton by 0.179 seconds in …


Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hoping for boost from Matt Kenseth, Talladega return

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is hoping the hiring of Matt Kenseth can help turn things around for struggling Roush Fenway Racing. Kenseth will share the No. 6 Ford with Stenhouse’s teammate …


Roush driver Trevor Bayne sharing races but says he’s healthy

Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne says his health isn’t a factor in sharing seat time with Matt Kenseth. Bayne insists he’s as fit as ever. Kenseth was hired by …


Josef Newgarden wins Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for third time

Josef Newgarden, the defending series champion started on the pole for the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and led almost the entire way, winning the rain-delayed race on Monday for …


IndyCar will try again on Monday

Josef Newgarden will remain up front at Barber Motorsports Park on Monday for the completion of the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.


J.R. Todd wins NHRA SpringNationals for second straight victory

J.R. Todd won the NHRA SpringNationals on Sunday at Royal Purple Raceway for his second straight Funny Car victory.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Kyle Busch pulls away at Richmond for 3rd Cup win a row

Kyle Busch pulled away on a restart in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish for his third consecutive NASCAR’s Cup Series victory. Busch outran Chase Elliott and teammate Denny …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Josef Newgarden to start from pole in Alabama, heavy rain forecast

Defending champion Josef Newgarden will start from the pole at Barber Motorsports Park. Newgarden edged fellow Team Penske driver Will Power in the final qualifying lap to earn the third …


Christopher Bell holds off Noah Gragson to win Xfinity race at Richmond

Christopher Bell had teammate Noah Gragson closing fast with the race nearing the end. Then, Bell was gone, holding off the challenge and pulling away for his second career Xfinity …


Martin Truex claims pole at Richmond; third of the season

Martin Truex Jr. has won three poles this season, the latest at Richmond Raceway. Now he wants to get his first career short-track victory. Truex edged Chase Elliott for the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Kyle Busch returns to the scene of his infamy a decade ago

Kyle Busch is arriving at Richmond Raceway on a hot streak. He’s won the last two races in NASCAR’s top series and leads the points race. He’s also tops among …