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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.

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 …