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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mercedes sets early pace at Australian Grand Prix practice

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton sent an early signal that he could again be the driver to beat in Formula One this season, setting the swiftest time in practice sessions at the …

NBC lands Indy 500 and promises IndyCar increased exposure

The Indianapolis 500 will move to a new network for the first time since 1965 under a new deal IndyCar has signed with NBC Sports. The three-year deal begins next …

Martin Truex Jr. grabs 1st win of NASCAR season at Fontana

Martin Truex Jr. saw nothing but clean air and green flags down the stretch in his first victory of the new NASCAR Cup season.

Joey Logano cruises to NASCAR Xfinity victory at Fontana

Joey Logano cruised through the final laps of his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season with more relief than excitement.

UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Sebastien Bourdais snatches IndyCar victory on streets of St. Pete

Sebastien Bourdais wept as he crossed the finish line Sunday for his second consecutive victory at St. Petersburg. The win was a milestone for him in his recovery from serious …

Kevin Harvick races to 3rd straight NASCAR Cup victory

Kevin Harvick raced to his third straight NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday, holding off Kyle Busch for his record-extending ninth win at ISM Raceway.

Brad Keselowski overcomes penalty to win NASCAR Xfinity race

Brad Keselowski overcame an early pit-road speeding penalty Saturday to win the rain-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series at ISM Raceway.

Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Cup pole in Phoenix

Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at ISM Raceway. The defending series champion turned a lap at 136.945 mph in the No. 78 …

Kevin Harvick docked playoff points for illegal winning car

Kevin Harvick has been stripped of the playoff points he earned for winning at Las Vegas because of a violation discovered on his Ford. NASCAR ruled Wednesday that Harvick’s car …

IndyCar has a new champion, a new car and new hopes for 2018

IndyCar heads into a new season with a new American champion, a new car and hope for a momentum-building year. Josef Newgarden brings IndyCar into the season-opening race this weekend …

Danica Patrick ready for the spotlight again at Indianapolis 500

The second leg of Danica Patrick’s retirement moves forward in full swing when she travels to Indianapolis next week for a seat fitting in Ed Carpenter Racing’s No. 13 Chevrolet. …

UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Area motorsports legend Earl Wham dies at 87

Earl Wham, a motorsports legend in the Spokane area who impacted auto and hydroplane racing for more than half a century, died Friday. He was 87.

Kevin Harvick dominates Vegas for back-to-back NASCAR wins

From his dynamic opening laps to his comfortable cruise to the checkered flag, Kevin Harvick was the safest bet in Sin City this weekend.

Kyle Larson rolls to Xfinity Series win in Las Vegas

Kyle Larson looks ready to make another memorable West Coast swing after kicking it off with another NASCAR Xfinity Series win.

Kyle Busch wins hometown NASCAR Truck race in Las Vegas

Kyle Busch won his hometown NASCAR Truck race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his 50th victory in the series. Busch took advantage when Brett Moffitt, last week’s winner in …

Ryan Blaney claims Vegas pole; Kevin Harvick still fast in 2nd

Ryan Blaney has won the pole for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race in Las Vegas. Blaney earned his third career pole with a lap at 191.489 mph in his …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Harvick adds Cup win to dominant weekend at Atlanta

Kevin Harvick completed his weekend mastery of Atlanta Motor Speedway by holding off Brad Keselowski on Sunday in the rain-delayed NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race.