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Phase one: Richmond set to host races as redesign continues

Richmond Raceway has made substantial progress on its $30 million infield project and will have some things to show off at this weekend’s NASCAR races. There is a massive new …


Kyle Busch passes Kyle Larson to win rain-delayed race at Bristol

Kyle Busch was all smiles and Kyle Larson was all scowls. Busch passed Larson with five laps remaining at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday to win his second straight Cup …


Kyle Larson leads at Bristol; race postponed to Monday

Kyle Larson will have to wait another day to try to capture his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season.


Alexander Rossi grabs 3rd career IndyCar win in Long Beach

Alexander Rossi spent his early racing career in Europe, and his extended family back home in California hardly ever saw him in person.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

Alexander Rossi puts Honda on pole at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Alexander Rossi will start on the pole for Sunday’s race through the downtown streets of Long Beach. Rossi is in a Honda for Andretti Autorsport. Penske driver Will Power will …


Josef Newgarden hopes lessons learned pay off at Long Beach

Josef Newgarden has not had much luck racing on the streets of Long Beach but believes he’s due for something good to happen in the storied event. The defending IndyCar …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …