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UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Brad Keselowski takes NASCAR Cup pole at New Hampshire

Brad Keselowski topped qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his first NASCAR Cup pole since 2017. Keselowski turned a fast lap of 136.384 mph in his Ford to edge …


Bigger tires in store for Formula One

Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch …


Kurt Busch, crew chief enjoy victory after Daytona criticism

When fans slammed crew chief Matt McCall for costing Kurt Busch a win at Daytona, he was a good sport and made a video for social media of him reading …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

Simon Pagenaud wins 2nd straight pole at Iowa

Simon Pagenaud will start first in the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after winning the pole for the second week in a row. Pagenaud, who won in Toronto last weekend …


A Grip on Sports: When running down British Open TV coverage is tougher than finding Rory McIIlroy’s lost ball, it’s a bad day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know what is easy? Watching sports at home on your personal television. You know what isn’t easy? Watching sports while traveling either on your …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Dick Barton Memorial Race to take place at Stateline Speedway

10 years after his death, racers from around the region will gather Saturday to honor former stock car standout Dick Barton.


Auto racing roundup: Simon Pagenaud wins for third time; Lewis Hamilton finishes first in England

Simon Pagenaud won his third race of the season and Alexander Rossi tightened the championship race with Josef Newgarden in IndyCar’s Sunday race through the streets of Toronto.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Xfinity Series race at Daytona begins after rain delay

The Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway has started after a rain delay of 2 hours, 35 minutes. NASCAR had already moved the start of Friday night’s race up …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

NASCAR ready for one final round of Daytona summer fireworks

The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a …


Joey Logano lands Daytona pole after qualifying gets canceled

Joey Logano will start Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the pole after qualifying was canceled at Daytona International Speedway. The session was called after lightning was detected near …


Brad Keselowski sends message to Daytona field: ‘I’m not lifting’

Brad Keselowski says he was sending a message to the field by intentionally running into William Byron during practice for the upcoming Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Keselowski …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Fireworks finale: Daytona prepares for last race in July

The July race at Daytona International Speedway is a one-of-a-kind celebration at NASCAR’s most famous track. It also could be history following Saturday night’s 400-mile race. A significant scheduling shakeup …


Auto racing roundup: Martin Truex Jr. toast of Sonoma one more time

Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway in northern California’s wine country for the second straight year Sunday, comfortably holding off teammate Kyle Busch for …


NASCAR’s top series a two-team show for now

NASCAR’s top series has been a two-team show so far in 2019. Joey Logano’s victory at Michigan gave Team Penske its fifth Cup win of the season. That’s two fewer …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Josef Newgarden’s 1st Texas IndyCar win is series-best 3rd

Josef Newgarden has his first IndyCar victory in Texas and is the first three-time winner in the series this year. Newgarden held off Alexander Rossi over the final 10 laps …


Ford drivers hopeful for more success at Michigan

Ford’s drivers should be motivated this weekend on the manufacturer’s home turf at Michigan, and history suggests they’ll be tough to beat. Ford won both NASCAR Cup Series races at …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Series leader Tyler Reddick earns 3rd Xfinity victory of season

Tyler Reddick raced to his third NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season after taking the lead with 10 laps remaining. Reddick trailed Cole Custer and Christopher Bell at Michigan …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 3:07 p.m.

Joey Logano wins 2nd Cup Series pole of season

Joey Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season, just ahead of Aric Almirola. It’s Logano’s 22nd career pole and fourth at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Harvick …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 1:25 p.m.

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position ahead of Lewis Hamilton at Canadian GP

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel produced a stunning final lap to clinch pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix. Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton looked for a record-extending 86th pole and …


Simon Pagenaud still has a lot to respond to after Indy 500 win

Simon Pagenaud says he still has more than 2,000 messages to respond to from his Indianapolis 500 victory. He plans to get to every one of them. He just needs …


Lewis Hamilton says F1 should level playing field between teams

Reigning champion Lewis Hamilton believes returning to an old-school style of racing would solve Formula One’s ongoing problem with parity. The four-time world champ and current leader in the standings …


Racing roundup: Kyle Busch tops Pocono field, ties Rusty Wallace on career wins list

Racing roundup: Kyle Busch, Scott Dixon and Tommy Johnson Jr. post victories


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Josef Newgarden wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix races

Josef Newgarden outlasted the competition, winning the first of two Detroit Grand Prix races on a rain-slicked course and becoming the IndyCar points leader. The Team Penske driver with a …


Cole Custer tops Tyler Reddick in OT to win Xfinity race at Pocono

Cole Custer slipped past Tyler Reddick in the final turn and held in to win the Xfinty Series race in overtime at Pocono Raceway. Custer won this third race of …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 1:19 p.m.

William Byron tops 173 mph and hits fast lap to win pole at Pocono

William Byron turned a lap of more than 173 mph to win the pole at Pocono Raceway. Byron won his second straight pole in the No. 24 Chevrolet, following up …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Commentary: Halfway home, it’s Kyle Busch leading the Cup Series playoff sprint

Ranking the 10 best Cup Series drivers thus far in 2019.


UPDATED: Sun., May 26, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

NASCAR: Truex overcomes early problems to win Coca-Cola 600; Lewis Hamilton wins F1’s Monaco GP

Martin Truex Jr. overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then survived a wild restart five laps from the end Sunday night to win the Coca-Cola 600 in …


Simon Pagenaud wins Indy 500 on Penske’s golden anniversary

Simon Pagenaud arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month with his job on the line and rumors swirling around Gasoline Alley that Alexander Rossi could soon replace him at Team …


Tyler Reddick powers to Xfinity race victory at Charlotte

Tyler Reddick won the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday after taking the lead for good on a restart with 15 laps to go.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Roger Penske celebrates 50 years at Indianapolis 500

Roger Penske’s love affair with Indianapolis Motor Speedway dates to 1951, when he was a child.