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UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Kyle Larson gets Xfinity win after Justin Haley’s pass ruled illegal

Kyle Larson won the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway when Justin Haley’s late pass in overtime was ruled illegal. A part-time driver in the series, Haley used a …


Chase Elliott gives Hendrick, Chevy needed boost with Daytona pole

Chase Elliott turned a lap of 194.045 mph to win the pole at Daytona International Speedway and give sagging Chevrolet a much-needed boost. Elliott had won two poles at the …


Slide job! Chevrolet’s performance plummets in new Camaro

Chevrolet has been mostly noncompetitive since Austin Dillon won the season-opening Daytona 500 in February. The American automaker hasn’t been to victory lane since and hadn’t really gotten close until …


Grip on Sports: The Mariners are having an “A” season in large part thanks to Dee

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No, the corn isn’t as high as an elephant’s eye just yet, but we are one day away from the Fourth of July. Right smack …


Max Verstappen wins Austrian GP as Mercedes fails to finish

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday as both Mercedes cars failed to finish.


Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series race in wild finish

Kyle Busch outdueled Kyle Larson on a wild final lap Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, earning his fifth victory of the season.


Kyle Larson wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Chicagoland Speedway

Kyle Larson used the high line at Chicagoland Speedway to pass Kevin Harvick and drive away to a dominant victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Larson also won the pole, …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Paul Menard wins pole for NASCAR Cup Series race

Paul Menard won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. It’s the second career pole for Menard, who has just one top-five finish this season. He …


Valtteri Bottas edges Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes takes front row in Austria

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas edged teammate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying to secure pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix. It is the third straight race where Mercedes has locked up …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Brett Moffitt wins NASCAR truck race at Chicagoland

Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway after leader John Hunter Nemechek ran out of gas on the final lap. Moffitt won for the …


Indy 500 winner Will Power hopes to get back on track

Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power hopes to get back on track after two straight disappointing finishes in what has been an uneven season. While Power won the 500, he also …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Josef Newgarden takes pole at Road America, Team Penske claims 1st row

Defending IndyCar series champion Josef Newgarden has won the pole for the race at Road America, leading a Team Penske sweep on the front row. Newgarden turned in a lap …


Kyle Larson wins pole at home track in Sonoma; Martin Truex Jr. to start 2nd

Kyle Larson has claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race on his home track. The Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet driver turned a lap at 94.597 miles per hour …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Blaine Sneva brings his competitive drive into fourth annual Edsol Sneva Memorial Race

Blaine Sneva is the last brother to race in the event and he won the first two years, narrowly missing out on a third title last year before a collision …


NASCAR won’t use new aero package again this year

NASCAR is shelving the aero package used in the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May for the rest of the season. The drafting package included aero ducts, a …


Justin Allgaier wins Xfinity race at Iowa, leads 182 of 250 laps

Justin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his second victory of the season.


Brett Moffitt claims hometown win in NASCAR Truck Series

Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Truck Series race Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, his hometown track. The 25-year-old Moffitt is from nearby Grimes.


NHRA: Courtney Force beats father John in Virginia

Courtney Force beat father John Force on Sunday in the Virginia NHRA Nationals for her fourth Funny Car victory of the season.


Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel wins the Canadian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel led from the pole to the checkered flag – and then some – to claim a long-awaited Ferrari victory at the Canadian Grand Prix.


Clint Bowyer wins rain-shortened race at Michigan

After 120 laps and two stages, the race could now be official. Any driver in the lead might conceivably win if rain intervened. Clint Bowyer had finished second to teammate …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Scott Dixon leads last 119 laps for IndyCar win at Texas

Scott Dixon led the last 119 laps at Texas to win his second consecutive IndyCar Series race. He quickly broke a tie for the third-most career wins in the Indy-car …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

Austin Dillon wins rain-shortened Xfinity race at Michigan

Austin Dillon won the rain-shortened NASCAR Xfinity race at Michigan International Speedway. The race was delayed around three hours at the start because of the weather, and there had been …


Brad Keselowski trying again for elusive win at Michigan

Brad Keselowski will try again for an elusive NASCAR Cup Series win at Michigan. Keselowski is from Rochester Hills, about 90 miles from Michigan International Speedway, so a victory this …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

Sebastian Vettel claims pole with record lap at Canadian Prix

Sebastian Vettel has claimed the pole position in the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix with the fastest lap ever on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Vettel steered his Ferrari over the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Johnny Sauter wins at Texas, 4th NASCAR Truck victory of year

Johnny Sauter held off Stewart Friesen at Texas Motor Speedway for his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season and 21st overall. Sauter matched his season high …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Tony Kanaan always expects close IndyCar racing at Texas

Tony Kanaan always expects close IndyCar racing at Texas, even after the changes to the track. Kanaan was the runner-up at Texas last year after the track was repaved and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Kyle Larson trying for 4 straight wins at Michigan

Kyle Larson is still seeking his first victory of the season, and he may have come to the right place. Michigan International Speedway has been awfully good to Larson of …


Kurt Busch wins pole at Michigan, second of season

Kurt Busch won his second NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season in qualifying for Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway. Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Kyle Busch and …


Martin Truex Jr. pulls away on final restart to win at Pocono Raceway

Martin Truex Jr. pulled away off a restart with seven laps left to win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, on Sunday and thrust himself …


Ryan Hunter-Reay races to first IndyCar win since 2015

Ryan Hunter-Reay can finally put everything behind him after he prevailed at Belle Isle on Sunday, taking over the lead when teammate Alexander Rossi slid off the track at a …