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Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season

Daniel Ricciardo is leaving Red Bull for Renault at the end of this Formula One season. The Australian driver has agreed to a two-year deal with Renault. Replacing Carlos Sainz, …


Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch wins for sixth time this season

Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing team were in sync everywhere on the track but victory lane. When it was time to snap photos of the winners, some members …


Alexander Rossi wins pole for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Alexander Rossi won his third pole of the season Saturday, leading qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.


Christopher Bell races to third straight NASCAR Xfinity victory

Christopher Bell made history Saturday at Iowa Speedway – even though nearly everything that could go against him did down the stretch.


Kyle Busch matches Ron Hornaday Jr. for career Truck Series wins

Kyle Busch stood on the window ledge of his truck, raised his arms in triumph and then slapped an appropriate number on the roof for a record-tying celebration.


Hungarian GP: Lewis Hamilton masters rain to take pole position

Lewis Hamilton showed again he’s untouchable in the rain, producing a brilliant last lap to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.


Auto racing roundup: Kevin Harvick uses bump-and-run to win at New Hampshire

Kevin Harvick used a bump-and-run on Kyle Busch with seven laps left to win a thrilling battle of two of NASCAR’s dominant drivers Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in …


Christopher Bell tops New Hampshire field for 2nd straight Xfinity win

Christopher Bell has cracked the Cup supremacy in Xfinity. The 23-year-old Bell held off hard-charging 2012 Cup champion Brad Keselowski over the final 18 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Kurt Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series pole at New Hampshire

Kurt Busch turned a lap of 133.591 mph in the No. 41 Ford to win the pole for the NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The 2004 …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

Max Verstappen sets lap record in second German GP practice

Max Verstappen sets a new lap record in leading the second practice session for the German Grand Prix on Friday. The 20-year-old Dutch driver clocked 1 minute, 13.085 seconds to …


Mercedes gives Valtteri Bottas 1-year contract extension

Mercedes has given Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas only moderate backing by offering him a new one-year contract. Although Bottas has the option for an extra year in 2020, the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 9:42 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton thanks Mercedes for being patient over his new deal

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton thanked Mercedes for indulging him as he finally signed a new contract, ending months of stalling and growing speculation over his future. The four-time world …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Chase Briscoe wins door-banging overtime shootout at Eldora

Chase Briscoe held off Grant Enfinger on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in a door-banging overtime shootout in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Briscoe won NASCAR’s only national …


Scott Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for third time

Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Toronto on Sunday for his third title at the event.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr. repeats as NASCAR Cup winner at Kentucky Speedway

Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski on lap 201 and went on to repeat as champion of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Truex’s No. 78 Toyota Camry …


Josef Newgarden leads IndyCar qualifying at Toronto

Josef Newgarden took advantage of a rapidly drying track to take the pole position for the IndyCar race at Toronto. Newgarden passed Scott Dixon by just 0.1964 seconds after gambling …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Christopher Bell rallies late to win NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky

Christopher Bell passed Justin Allgaier with 17 laps remaining and held off Daniel Hemric to win the 300-mile NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Bell, who started from the …


Martin Truex Jr. wins pole at Kentucky Speedway

Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Truex clocked 188.890 mph to earn his first Kentucky pole and 19th …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Ben Rhodes wins in front of home state fans at Kentucky Speedway

Ben Rhodes raced to his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in front of his home state fans at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night. Rhodes, a native of …


Matt Hagan earns second straight Funny Car win at NHRA New England

Matt Hagan won his second straight Funny Car race at the NHRA New England Nationals on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Sebastien Vettel wins British Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton recovers to take second

Sebastian Vettel took advantage of a bad start and disastrous first lap for Lewis Hamilton to win the British Grand Prix and extend his lead in the championship standings on …


James Hinchcliffe wins at Iowa for first IndyCar victory of 2018

Less than two months after failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, James Hinchcliffe roared from behind to seize one of the more satisfying victories of his IndyCar career.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Erik Jones gets 1st Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona

Erik Jones has won a crash-filled NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway. He passed defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. on the final lap and then crossed the finish line …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

Josef Newgarden looks for 2nd straight win and 4th of ’18 at Iowa

Defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden’s up-and-down season is back on an upswing after a dominant win at Road America two weeks ago. Newgarden is back at Iowa Speedway – the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton snatches pole position from Sebastian Vettel for British GP

Lewis Hamilton prevailed in a tight battle with Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel to snatch pole position for the British Grand Prix. It’s the fourth consecutive pole position for Hamilton …


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.