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Motor sports roundup: Suarez first Mexicon-born driver to win NASCAR national race

Daniel Suarez became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national race, passing Kyle Busch and holding off one of the sport’s big stars at the Xfinity Series race …


Auto Racing: Power wins at Belle Isle for first victory of season

Hours after that qualifying mishap Sunday, Power raced to his first IndyCar victory of the season, holding off points leader Simon Pagenaud by 0.92 seconds at Detroit’s Belle Isle on …


Auto racing roundup: Power enjoys power boost at Indy 500 practice

Will Power and Josef Newgarden finally got Chevrolet to the top of the speed chart Friday.


Auto racing roundup: Edwards passes Kyle Busch on last lap to win at Richmond

Carl Edwards had been grinding for 30 laps, doing everything he could to catch Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in a two-way breakaway from the pack at Richmond (Virginia) …


Pagenaud wins Long Beach for 1st victory driving for Penske

Simon Pagenaud raced to his first victory for Team Penske by holding off Scott Dixon in the caution-free Grand Prix of Long Beach.


Scott Dixon dominates in IndyCar’s return to Phoenix after 11 years

Scott Dixon dominated after taking the lead on a midrace caution and crossed the checkers under another yellow flag to win IndyCar’s first race at Phoenix International Raceway in 11 …


Auto notes: Castroneves leads way in Phoenix

Helio Castroneves had the fastest qualifying lap during a day of records in IndyCar’s return to Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, on Friday.


Montoya wins at St. Pete to lead Team Penske to 1-2 sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – There seemed little doubt that a Team Penske driver would win the IndyCar season-opening race even after Will Power was sidelined Sunday with a concussion. Juan …


Funeral for IndyCar driver Justin Wilson held in English village

PAULERSPURY, England – The daring moves and steely determination of Justin Wilson were remembered at the IndyCar driver’s funeral in an English village on Thursday, three weeks after his fatal …


Dixon wins finale, championship

SONOMA, Calif. – A heartbreaking week. A jaw-dropping final few laps.


IndyCar drivers find comfort in getting back to work

SONOMA, Calif. – It was back to work for IndyCar on Friday as its drivers were able to climb back into their cars as a distraction – albeit a temporary …


IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies from head injuries

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement at …


IndyCar driver Justin Wilson in coma after wreck at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. – IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit by a large piece of …


Rahal back in hunt after Indycar win

Graham Rahal won the IndyCar race Sunday in his home state of Ohio, and in the process made up considerable ground on series leader Juan Pablo Montoya with two events …


Busch continues hot streak in truck

The NASCAR series make little difference to Kyle Busch. The hottest driver in the sport always finds a way to victory lane. Busch made a triumphant return to the Truck …


Newsmakers

Busted New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson is facing legal troubles after being charged Thursday in St. Charles County, Missouri, with resisting arrest and traffic violations on July 14 …


Ryan Hunter-Reay wins IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway

Ryan Hunter-Reay raced to his third IndyCar victory at Iowa Speedway in the last four years Saturday night. Hunter-Reay held off the field on a late restart to give Andretti …


Bourdais holds on

Sebastien Bourdais pulled away following a late caution to win Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile, his second IndyCar victory of the season. Bourdais was dominating before the caution flag came …


IndyCar CEO: Rules package was off for Fontana race

The CEO of IndyCar said Wednesday that the series went too far with the rules package for last weekend’s race at California, where many drivers sharply criticized what they said …


Graham Rahal survives pack racing of Fontana for second career win

Graham Rahal avoided a penalty despite driving out of pit road with part of his fueling mechanism attached and held on through a wild finish for his second career IndyCar …


Larson can’t weather wait, Busch can

Kyle Larson knew the rain was coming – and wanted it to arrive as soon as possible. He didn’t get his wish. Instead, the downpour that ended this Sprint Cup …


Edwards on other side in MIS race

Carl Edwards acknowledges this trip to Michigan feels a bit different to him. “It is a little strange to come here to this race and not be driving for Jack …


Hamilton leads start to finish in Canada

Lewis Hamilton quickly put his Monaco pit stop blunder – and everyone else in the Formula One field – behind him. The reigning world champion won the Canadian Grand Prix …


Bourdais picks up first win of season

DETROIT – Sebastien Bourdais raced to his first IndyCar victory of the season Sunday, outlasting Takuma Sato in a caution-filled ending at Belle Isle. Bourdais held on in his No. …


He can go home again

INDIANAPOLIS – His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found …


Sigh of relief at Indy after no disasters

INDIANAPOLIS – Derrick Walker looked and sounded relieved after Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Five crashes, no serious injuries and no cars in the air – a good day for IndyCar’s biggest …


Castroneves makes his sixth try at winning a fourth Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Upside down, staring directly at blue skies above, was not how Helio Castroneves planned to start his march toward a record-tying fourth win at the Indianapolis 500. During …


Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – They call the Indianapolis 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the …


Auto racing notes: IndyCar’s James Hinchcliffe thanks ‘heroes’ after scary crash

IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe thanked the “heroes” on Tuesday who helped him survive a dangerous crash a day earlier at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Team owner Sam Schmidt was just relieved.


Dixon on Indy pole

INDIANAPOLIS – One minute, Scott Dixon thought the numbers were a mistake. The next, he was sitting on the Indianapolis 500 pole.