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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, …


Older, wiser Gordon back in contention

With flecks of gray in his sideburns, it’s apparent that Jeff Gordon is long removed from those days as a hotshot young driver who seemed destined to win more NASCAR …


Lynx top Dream to lock up WNBA title

WNBA: Maya Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night in Duluth, Ga., to …


Harvick wins, makes big Chase move

Kevin Harvick didn’t simply have his hands full with the rest of the Sprint Cup field Sunday. He also was trying to tame a squirrely surface at Kansas Speedway in …


Americans grow lead at Presidents Cup

Golf: The Americans are assured of being in the lead going into the final round of the rain-plagued Presidents Cup. Zach Johnson holed out from the 15th fairway for eagle …


Oracle still making waves in America’s Cup

Sailing: Skipper Jimmy Spithill and defending champion Oracle Team USA accelerated off the starting line and stayed ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand to win its fifth straight race and …


Power gets Sonoma win when Dixon penalized

Scott Dixon pulled in for his final pit stop with victory nearly in his grasp. When he left a few seconds later, two members of Will Power’s crew were sprawled …


Kahne edges Gordon for victory at Pocono

Jeff Gordon had the inside line, a lead and his first win of the season in sight, usually a sure thing for Pocono’s top winner. Kasey Kahne was about out …


Newman waiting for an offer

Ryan Newman kissed the Indy bricks, then had to deal with the Brickyard 350. That’s the estimated number of text messages he received from well-wishers for his win at Indianapolis …


Dixon wins third race in a row

TORONTO – Scott Dixon has swept the doubleheader weekend at Toronto with an easy victory Sunday on the street circuit at Exhibition Place. It’s Dixon’s third consecutive win – in …


Truex Jr. ends long drought

Martin Truex Jr. snapped a 218-race winless streak with an easy victory Sunday on the road course at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway. It was just the second win of Truex’s career, …


Edwards leads fast field at Michigan

Auto racing: Brad Keselowski was asked to pick one word to describe a lap at Michigan International Speedway. “Fast,” the defending Sprint Cup champion said. “This is, to me, the …


Castroneves gets 1st IndyCar win of year at Texas

Helio Castroneves raced to his first IndyCar victory of the season, leading the final 132 laps Saturday night for his fourth career victory at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. …


Rahal keeps focus at Texas Motor Speedway

That near-miss in Texas has certainly crossed Graham Rahal’s mind in the past year. Probably much more than he will admit.


Stewart gets Chase boost with victory

With one big move, Tony Stewart put Juan Pablo Montoya and a sluggish season well behind him. After a mundane start, Stewart is back in Victory Lane – and in …


Johnson visits Oklahoma tornado victims, pledges donations

Jimmie Johnson spent Thursday in Moore, Okla., to help distribute supplies to tornado victims. He was accompanied by his wife, Chani, a native of Muskogee, Okla. The visit was in …


Carpenter has Indy 500 in the blood

He’s the hometown hope, the Butler University alum and die-hard Indiana Pacers fan who has put his modest, one-car program on the pole for the Indianapolis 500 ahead of powerhouse …


Andretti hopes to end ‘curse’ at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Shortly before he left home for Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Marco Andretti watched a documentary that showed his grandfather, Mario, at the famed track. “It was him and (radio …


Johnson races to fourth All-Star win

Auto Racing: Jimmie Johnson became the first four-time winner of NASCAR’s annual All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Johnson got a fast final pit stop …


Foyt misses Sato victory at Long Beach

Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race on Sunday in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in California. The win came in Sato’s 52nd …


Johnson dominates start to finish

No matter the changes to the car, the tires, or the weather, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway is Jimmie Johnson’s kind of place. Johnson led a career-best 346 laps Sunday and pulled …


Hunter-Reay honored for IndyCar title

Ryan Hunter-Reay finally picked up his IndyCar championship and $1 million bonus Thursday night during the season-ending banquet at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He then announced he and wife, Beccy, are …


Jeff Gordon wins NASCAR pole in New Hampshire

Jeff Gordon came into the media center after winning the pole in New Hampshire and found that the moderator was not yet at his post. No problem: Gordon began interviewing …


Texas Tech coach Gillispie resigns

Men’s basketball: Texas Tech fans had pinned their basketball hopes on Billy Gillispie. He had turned around two other flagging programs in the state, and they hoped he would do …


Hunter-Reay comes in fourth, wins IndyCar championship after Power crash

Ryan Hunter-Reay has become the first American to win the IndyCar championship since 2006 with a nerve-racking final drive Saturday night in the season finale in Fontana, Calif. Hunter-Reay went …