Stories tagged: auto racing
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Chase Elliott falls just short of earning championship spot
Chase Elliott needed a victory to reach NASCAR’s championship finale and had it in his sights, taking a late lead Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson’s title chase ends with wreck in Phoenix
Jimmie Johnson’s bid for a record eighth NASCAR championship is over.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Matt Kenseth wins and Brad Keselowski earns championship berth
Matt Kenseth doesn’t get to end his career the way he hoped. He thinks he’s got a handful of good years left in him, and can win races and compete …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Felipe Massa retiring from Formula One, again
Felipe Massa is retiring – again. The Brazilian said the same thing last season, but this time he says he really means it, which makes Sunday his last Formula One …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Aric Almirola named Danica Patrick’s replacement at SHR
Aric Almirola has been officially named Danica Patrick’s replacement at Stewart-Haas Racing. The move was expected after Smithfield Foods moved its sponsorship from Richard Petty Motorsports to SHR for 2018.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 7:04 p.m.
Kevin Harvick passes Martin Truex Jr. for Texas win, both clinch title shots
The timing was perfect for Kevin Harvick’s first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Texas. So was his winning pass.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Erik Jones sweeps Xfinity in Texas; playoff spots still open
Erik Jones cruised to a Texas season sweep in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday night, holding off fellow Cup driver Ryan Blaney while the championship spots remained up for …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson still 2 options for chance at 8th NASCAR Cup title
Jimmie Johnson still has two very conceivable options for a chance to race for his record-breaking eighth NASCAR Cup Series championship.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Matt Kenseth plans time off in 2018, not calling it retirement
Matt Kenseth isn’t using the word retirement even though the former Cup Series champion is no longer looking for a ride in NASCAR’s top series for next season.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Joey Logano’s crew chief takes blame for call that cost Brad Keselowski
Joey Logano’s crew chief has taken blame for not pitting Logano with a tire rub. The call may have cost Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski a spot in NASCAR’s championship. …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Kyle Busch earns spot in championship race at Martinsville
Kyle Busch is the first driver into NASCAR’s championship race, using an overtime pass of teammate Denny Hamlin to win Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson spins in qualifying before Martinsville playoff race
Jimmie Johnson will start last in Sunday’s playoff race at Martinsville Speedway because the seven-time champion spun in qualifying.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Mexico City hosts F1 grand prix 1 month after earthquake
The earthquake that struck Mexico City in September crumbled walls, killed more than 200 people and shook the confidence of this teeming city of 20 million people. The track and …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. wins with heavy heart in Kansas
Martin Truex Jr. learned overnight that one of the Furniture Row Racing team’s crew members, Jim Watson, died of a heart attack while in Kansas City for the race. So …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Lewis Hamilton wins U.S. Grand Prix to extend F1 championship lead
Lewis Hamilton further tightened his control on the Formula One season championship Sunday, winning the U.S. Grand Prix ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel, who finished second in a race …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Lewis Hamilton shows Usain Bolt what real speed feels like
The fastest man in the world got in some laps with one of the fastest drivers in the world. And the result was the sprinter’s legs feeling a bit like …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. confident as NASCAR’s dominant driver hits Kansas
Martin Truex Jr. already looks like the coolest cat at the club, with his shades and scruff and disarming smile, yet he has even more reason to be relaxed and …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Christopher Bell races to first NASCAR Xfinity Series win
Christopher Bell raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday, beating dominant Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones after they made contract with four laps left at Kansas Speedway.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Robert Hight wins Funny Car at Texas Motorplex
Robert Hight drove to the Funny Car victory Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. lands 36-race sponsorship deal for 2018
Having the best team in NASCAR has paid off, finally, for Furniture Row Racing.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes pole for final Talladega race
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the pole for his final scheduled Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt is retiring from full-time competition at the end of the season, and the Alabama …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Parker Kligerman wins Talladega as John Hunter Nemechek advances in playoffs
Parker Kligerman won the Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. But the focus was on John Hunter Nemechek’s desperate push to advance in the playoffs. Nemechek entered Saturday’s elimination race …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflects on Talladega, Spencer cheating claim
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has his final scheduled race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. The track gave him his late father’s 1980 car as a retirement gift and Earnhardt took it …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. eyes repeat performance
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was all over the scoreboard at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His Roush-Fenway Racing team worked all day to salvage a strong finish in the opening race of the …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
IndyCar returns to Oregon in change to 2018 schedule
Portland International Raceway is back on the IndyCar Series schedule in 2018.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Alex Bowman wins Xfinity race; 8 drivers advance in playoffs
Alex Bowman raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, while four drivers were eliminated from playoff contention.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
NASCAR moves Sunday’s start because of Hurricane Nate
Rain has wreaked havoc with NASCAR’s opening race for the second round of the playoffs.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Denny Hamlin takes pole for NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte
Denny Hamlin’s streak is alive. Hamlin topped qualifying Friday night for the NASCAR Cup playoff race Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, marking the 13th straight year he has captured a …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Kyle Busch spoils Chase Elliott’s run at Dover for 2nd straight win
Chase Elliott rubbed his head and leaned against his car, crestfallen as he replayed the final laps in his mind. Jimmie Johnson, his champion teammate, walked over to offer some …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Ben Rhodes moves into 2nd round of NASCAR playoffs with win
Ben Rhodes earned his first career Truck Series victory by holding off Christopher Bell on Saturday night at Las Vegas. Rhodes earned an automatic berth into the second round of …