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UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:45 p.m.

Jimmy Johnson to honor fallen soldier, military at Coca-Cola 600

Jimmie Johnson has unveiled a military-themed camouflage paint scheme for the Coca-Cola 600 with the name of a fallen soldier written across the front windshield of his No. 48 Chevrolet. …


Jenna Fryer: IndyCar and NASCAR roar into showcase month of May

The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial …


Dutch Grand Prix to return to F1 calendar next year

The Dutch Grand Prix will return to the Formula One calendar next year for the first time since 1985. The Zandvoort track on the Dutch coast hosted 30 F1 races …


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas

Brad Keselowski raced to his third NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Saturday night, holding off a charging pack in overtime to take the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway.


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

Simon Pagenaud earns 3rd IndyCar GP win with splashy move in rain

Simon Pagenaud made a daring pass through three turns on the second-to-last lap then sped away from Scott Dixon to capture his third IndyCar Grand Prix victory on Saturday. It’s …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Kevin Harvick leads Stewart-Haas dominance in Kansas qualifying

Kevin Harvick scored his third pole of the season and his Stewart-Haas Racing team swept the top four spots in qualifying for Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

Rookie Felix Rosenqvist claims 1st pole at IndyCar Grand Prix

Swedish rookie Felix Rosenqvist won the pole for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix by beating teammate Scott Dixon in qualifying. Rosenqvist finished with a fast lap of 1 minute, 8.2785 seconds. …


Brazil’s president: Rio to host Formula One again in 2020

Brazil’s president says Rio de Janeiro will host the country’s Formula One race in 2020, once the new autodrome is ready. President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that the new race …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 12:46 p.m.

Kyle Busch dodges fine for criticizing NASCAR rules package

Kyle Busch was not surprised he dodged a fine from NASCAR after criticizing its current rules package following a race this week at Dover. His comments in years past likely …


Ferrari boosts engine in Barcelona to try to catch Mercedes

Five rounds into the Formula One season and Ferrari is already running out of time to catch Mercedes in the championship race. Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc trail …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

Blackhawks goalie will drive IndyCar Grand Prix pace car

Two-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender Corey Crawford will drive the pace car for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix. He will be driving a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe on Indianapolis Motor …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at Dover

Denny Hamlin suffered from nausea and double vision from carbon monoxide that seeped into his Toyota at the end of the NASCAR race at Dover. Hamlin felt ill after Monday’s …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 2:09 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr. wins 2nd career Monday NASCAR race at Dover

Martin Truex Jr. has won a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his career. He pulled away from the field down the stretch to reach …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

Christopher Bell wins Xfinity race for 2nd straight NASCAR win at Dover

Christopher Bell raced to his third Xfinity Series victory of the season, winning $100,000 for taking the checkered flag at Dover International Speedway. Bell also won the fall race last …


Kyle Busch nears NASCAR milestone top-10 streak to start a season

Kyle Busch is getting closer. He has 10 straight top-10 finishes to start a season. Next up is Dover International Speedway, where he has three career wins in 28 starts. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

Johnny Sauter wins for 3rd straight time at Dover

Johnny Sauter won for the third straight time at Dover International Speedway, racing to his first Truck Series victory of the season. Sauter took the lead with 30 laps to …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

Chase Elliott takes Dover pole with track record of 165.960 mph

Chase Elliott followed his first win of the season with a pole at Dover, topping the speed chart on a blistering day at the track with a record 165.960 mph. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 8:14 a.m.

Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets

NASCAR is to deliver its first live betting platform to legal sportsbooks. Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to licensed sportsbooks. Exclusive access to NASCAR’s official …


After 15 years, Green Grand Prix still thriving at The Glen

The Green Grand Prix is the only event of its kind in the United States and is still thriving after 15 years. Essentially a fuel mileage rally for alternate-fuel vehicles …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

NASCAR throws the flag on trying to liven up qualifying

NASCAR has lost its fight to add excitement value to qualifying. The stock car series will return to single-car laps because the current format has become a laughingstock. All three …


Austin Wayne Self cleared to race in NASCAR after failed drug test

Austin Wayne Self has been reinstated by NASCAR following a violation of the substance abuse policy. The Truck Series driver completed a mandatory recovery program before he was approved Tuesday …


Jenna Fryer: Kyle Larson rolled but Talladega delivered for NASCAR

Anything and everything could have gone wrong at Talladega Superspeedway, where the cars were too fast, engine makers feared their motors couldn’t go 500 miles without overheating and drivers insisted …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

Austin Dillon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway

Austin Dillon will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway. What happens from there is anybody’s guess. Dillon celebrated his 29th birthday by posting the highest speed in qualifying at …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 2:38 p.m.

Tyler Reddick holds on for Xfinity win at Talladega Superspeedway

Tyler Reddick held off Gray Gaulding in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday for his first victory of the year. Reddick …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 8:51 a.m.

Valtteri Bottas takes pole in Azerbaijan after Charles Leclerc crashes

Valtteri Bottas qualified in pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc’s crash instigated one of the longest qualifying sessions in recent years. Bottas was 0.059 seconds ahead …


Rule changes lead to more uncertainty at Talladega

Clint Bowyer and his fellow drivers are even less certain of what to expect at Talladega Superspeedway given a new package that NASCAR is still adjusting on the fly. To …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

IndyCar to debut safety device earlier, at Indy road race

IndyCar will start using its new debris deflector at the May 11 road race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The series moved up the debut from the Indianapolis 500 two weeks …


Charles Leclerc fastest as drain cover disrupts Azerbaijan practice

Charles Leclerc and Ferrari led the way in practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday, after the day was disrupted when a loose drain cover wrecked George Russell’s Williams. …


The Snake and The Kid to take on the Mexican 1000

Drag racing great Don “The Snake” Prudhomme is teaming with 16-year-old Jagger Jones at the Mexican 1000 off-road race in Baja California. Prudhomme finished the race a year ago despite …


Ferrari puts faith in upgrades to catch runaway Mercedes

Ferrari needs to quickly do something to stop Lewis Hamilton from running away with the Formula One title. Mercedes finished 1-2 in the first three races of the season to …