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UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Kyle Busch dominates again to win Xfinity Series race at Pocono

Kyle Busch overcame a penalty that dropped him to the rear of the field to win the Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway for his 189th career NASCAR victory. Busch …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

Kyle Busch has few mountains left to climb in NASCAR career

Kyle Busch is on course for a career year. His four wins are four shy of matching his career best in 2008, and he has three poles and eight top-five …


Team Penske flying high after another Indy 500 victory

Roger Penske is rolling into this weekend’s IndyCar races at Belle Isle on the heels of another Indianapolis 500 win. Will Power’s victory last weekend gave Penske’s team its fourth …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

Ryan Blaney goes for Pocono repeat with pole effort in qualifying

Ryan Blaney was tops again at the site of his lone NASCAR Cup victory, turning a lap of 176.897 mph to win the pole at Pocono Raceway. Blaney won his …


NASCAR’s young drivers struggle to find victory lane

NASCAR is still much a veteran driver’s game. Ryan Blaney’s win for the Wood Brothers last June at Pocono Raceway marked the last time a driver won his first career …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Kyle Busch blows past field for first Charlotte points win

Kyle Busch led 377 of 400 laps in a dominating Coca-Cola 600 run at Charlotte Motor Speedway to finally break through with a points-race victory at the only NASCAR Cup …


Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo overcomes power loss to win Monaco GP

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo overcame a mid-race power loss to win the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Will Power wins Indy 500, victory No. 17 for car owner Roger Penske

Will Power hated racing on ovals. He wasn’t a fan of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and figured he would never win the Indianapolis 500.


Danica Patrick notices good omens ahead of final Indy 500 race

Danica Patrick noticed a few good omens ahead of her final Indianapolis 500. First, she is starting in perhaps the oldest row in the race, alongside former winners Scott Dixon …


Danica Patrick eases into final race of her career

Danica Patrick was looking relaxed at the final media day of her racing career, wearing white cutoff shorts and $500 Golden Goose sneakers – with just a touch of gray …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

Tony Kanaan paces Indy 500 field in final Carb Day practice

Tony Kanaan paced the field for the Indianapolis 500 through its final practice on Carb Day, turning a lap of 227.791 mph and showing off the Chevrolet power that has …


Kyle Busch captures pole at Charlotte; Kevin Harvick starts last

Kyle Busch will start at the front of the field Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600, and NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kevin Harvick will begin in the rear. Busch took …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Jeff Gordon calls NASCAR Hall of Fame selection ‘surreal’

Jeff Gordon has been selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Gordon was a four-time Cup Series champion who helped take stock car racing from a regional sport to the …


As both a driver and an owner, Ed Carpenter a factor at Indy

As both a driver and an owner, Ed Carpenter is a factor at this year’s Indianapolis 500. Carpenter’s team added a third seat for Danica Patrick, clearing the way for …


Close calls force Indy 500 to learn lessons, coping skills

Takuma Sato learned a tough, painful lesson from his spectacular final lap crash at the 2012 Indianapolis 500. Eventually it paid dividends. The Japanese driver believes he might not be …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

James Hinchcliffe no longer pursuing options to run in Indy 500

James Hinchcliffe has stopped looking for a way to get back into Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. He says barring “unforeseen circumstances” he will not race this weekend. The Canadian driver was …


Valtteri Bottas urging Lewis Hamilton to clear up Mercedes future and sign

Valtteri Bottas is urging Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to sign a new contract, even though his own future is uncertain. Bottas needs to convince Mercedes to give him a new …


Ferrari looking to get back on track in F1 at Monaco GP

Ferrari needs to stop gifting points to Mercedes in order to win in Formula One. Things could start to change at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. Ferrari dominated the race …


Jeff Gordon headlines nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

When Jeff Gordon’s name is presented to panel of voters for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the debate should be short and simple. Yes, Gordon gets a slot.


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Ed Carpenter takes top starting spot at Indy 500 for third time

Ed Carpenter and Danica Patrick got exactly what they needed in qualifying Sunday. Now comes the hard part: Finding a way to victory lane next weekend.


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Kevin Harvick picks up $1 million check with All-Star win

Kevin Harvick won yet another race with a victory in the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It’s his 6th victory of the season and third in a row. This …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck race at Charlotte

Johnny Sauter raced to his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season, winning for the first time in his career at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sauter led a …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

He’s back: Matt Kenseth returns to capture pole for All-Star race

Matt Kenseth’s return to racing is already paying big dividends for Roush Fenway Racing. Kenseth captured the pole for the NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway during qualifying on …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Return of Bump Day could give Indy 500 qualifying real boost

Roger Penske still bemoans the memories from the 1995 Indianapolis 500. The longtime team owner and drivers Al Unser Jr. and Emerson Fittipaldi left pit lane empty-handed. They didn’t have …


NASCAR adds quirky plate package to $1 million All-Star race

NASCAR has attempted to spice up its $1 million All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a quirky new rules package. The cars have restrictor plates on the engines to …


VP Mike Pence takes impromptu stroll in Gasoline Alley at Indy

Vice President Mike Pence surprised Indianapolis 500 organizers and fans by taking an impromptu stroll through Gasoline Alley and toward pit lane during Friday’s practice. The former Indiana governor spent …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Marco Andretti tops speed chart again in Indianapolis 500 practice

Marco Andretti again finished atop the Indianapolis 500 speed chart Friday, posting the fastest lap of the day at 231.802 mph. The Andretti Autosport driver also was the fastest on …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Graham Rahal goes from 34th to first during Indianapolis 500 practice

Graham Rahal posted the fastest lap during practice for the Indianapolis 500 while JR Hildebrand hit the wall in the first crash of the week. Rahal, a 29-year-old American who …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Josef Newgarden sticks to Penske plan as others grab spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden brought Team Penske’s prestigious No. 1 car to Indianapolis. Since then, the defending series champion has mostly been out of the spotlight. He watched one teammate, …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Helio Castroneves gets up to speed by pacing Indianapolis 500 practice

Team Penske topped opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves paced the first practice sessions for the Indianapolis 500. It was a big boost of …