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Hinchcliffe overcomes weather in Louisiana

James Hinchcliffe is getting used to partying in New Orleans. The veteran IndyCar driver was a guest at one of the biggest Mardi Gras parades in February. So, he looked …


Auto Racing: Rain washes out IndyCar qualifying at GP of Louisiana

Juan Pablo Montoya got some extra mileage out of his season-opening IndyCar series victory, thanks to a rain out of qualifying Saturday in the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana …


Auto Racing: Teenager Erik Jones takes Xfinity race over Sprint Cup stars

Teenager Erik Jones pulled away to his first career Xfinity Series victory Friday night, outrunning Sprint Cup stars Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the same Texas track where …


Hamlin holds off Keselowski to win at Martinsville

Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and went on to end Toyota’s 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race …


Auto racing notes: Joey Logano uses restart to win truck race at Martinsville

Joey Logano passed Matt Crafton entering the first turn to start a two-lap sprint to the finish and won an exciting NASCAR truck race at Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway on Saturday. …


Brazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceled

The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil’s capital was canceled on Thursday. The television channel promoting the event released a brief statement saying the decision was made “unilaterally” …


In brief: Will Power wins IndyCar series title

Auto Racing: Will Power won his first IndyCar Series championship Saturday night in Fontana, Calif., finishing ninth in the final race and claiming the season title after a career filled …


Auto racing notes: Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium – unshaven, his eyes glassy – and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his …


Dixon Sonoma IndyCar winner

Scott Dixon surged ahead with three laps left for a victory at Sonoma Raceway in California on Sunday, while IndyCar points leader Will Power recovered from a mid-race spin to …


Auto Racing notes: Joey Logano edges Brad Keselowski for first win at Bristol

Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, foiling Kenseth’s gambling attempt …


Gordon still on a roll, takes over points lead

It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon’s last victory at Michigan – which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR’s top series. One of …


Auto Racing: Sebastien Bourdais and Mike Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader

IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy. The series had planned to run one race Saturday until rain …


Montoya scores IndyCar victory

Juan Pablo Montoya noticed the Colombian fans waving flags and wildly cheering for him as he zipped toward the checkered flag. Moments after celebrating, Montoya ducked his way through the …


Sprint Cup race postponed until Sunday

The day race at Daytona International Speedway ended up at night. And now the night race will go off during the day.


Keselowski has busy day behind the wheel

Brad Keselowski couldn’t stick around long to discuss his track-record pole speed for tonight’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. After all, he had to jump …


Auto notes: Jones skips graduation for truck race

Erik Jones skipped his high school graduation ceremony to drive in the NASCAR Truck Series at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. On the night of his graduation ceremony in …


Johnson has way again at Dover

Jimmie Johnson handled the pothole at Dover the same way he disposed of a rough patch to start the season. He won.


Auto racing notes: Will Power wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix races

Will Power gave Roger Penske and Chevrolet what they desperately wanted by winning the first of two races at the Detroit Grand Prix on Saturday. Power finished 0.3308 seconds ahead …


Kurt Busch credits IndyCar for increased Indy 500 TV ratings

Kurt Busch on Friday credited IndyCar’s promotion of the Indianapolis 500 for a bump in the television ratings. ABC’s telecast on Sunday earned a 3.9 rating, averaging 6.2 million viewers. …


Teen driver Sage Karam hopes for bright Indy 500 debut

From prom to pits, Sage Karam has been money at Indianapolis. The 19-year-old Indy 500 rookie has danced in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway paddock at a makeshift prom, was runner-up …


Auto racing: Kurt Busch confident in doubling

Kurt Busch was back in his element Thursday. Busch was in North Carolina for Sprint Cup qualifying – a welcome return to what he knows best.


Carpenter on pole for Indy 500

Indiana driver Ed Carpenter has made himself at home on the Indianapolis 500 pole. The last of nine qualifiers to take the track, Carpenter bumped James Hinchcliffe from the top …


Pagenaud wins inaugural Indy Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday by stretching his fuel to the finish on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Frenchman …


Andretti drivers place 1-2

Ryan Hunter-Reay coasted to his second straight victory at the Alabama Grand Prix in Birmingham, when the rain-shortened IndyCar race finished under caution. A full-course caution came out for the …


Busch holds off Johnson at Martinsville

Kurt Busch passed Martinsville master Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go Sunday and held off the eight-time winner to win at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway for the …


Auto notes: Takuma Sato takes St. Petersburg pole

Takuma Sato won the pole at St. Petersburg, Fla., for today’s season-opening IndyCar Series race. Sato circled the street course in 1 minute, 0.01 seconds in Saturday’s rain-delayed qualifying session …


Auto notes: Matt Kenseth claims NASCAR pole in Fontana

Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana’s well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday. Kenseth won the …


IndyCar, NASCAR drivers discuss difficulty of ‘The Double’

With Kurt Busch signed up to become the fourth driver to attempt to run both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, many IndyCar fans have …


Newsmakers

Reinstated Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was reinstated by the NFL on Wednesday following his suspension in December for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse. Browner was suspended …


Andy Granatelli dead at 90

Andy Granatelli, the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur, has died. He was 90. Granatelli’s son, …