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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 …


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 …


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. …


Lewis Hamilton says Charles Leclerc’s talent being ‘dimmed’ at Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton says Formula One rival Charles Leclerc’s talent is being “dimmed” after Ferrari asked him to move over for teammate Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton says he was in a similar …


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 …


Fernando Alonso, Helio Castroneves leave Indy test with unfinished business

Helio Castroneves and Fernando Alonso kept waiting around. Now both international stars have some unfinished business to take care of before qualifying for this year’s Indianapolis 500. A rain delay …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

IndyCar hoping debris deflector helps protect drivers

IndyCar drivers will be using a new safety device starting with this year’s Indianapolis 500. Series officials say each car will be fitted with a 3/4-inch wide titanium debris deflector, …


NASCAR All-Star Race to possible Gen-7 car tech elements

The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race will feature two technical elements that could be incorporated into the Gen-7 car set for 2021. NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway announced the technical …


Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese GP for sixth time

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, beating teammate and pole sitter Valtteri Bottas with a quicker start from his No. 2 spot on the grid. It was …


Alexander Rossi races to second straight Long Beach GP win

Alexander Rossi conquered the streets of Long Beach for the second consecutive year.


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Truex gave …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Cole Custer pulls away to win NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond

Cole Custer passed Austin Cindric with 20 laps to go and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway. Cindric had grabbed the lead on a restart with 25 …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

Kevin Harvick wins pole at Richmond Raceway

Kevin Harvick has won the pole for Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Harvick turned a fast lap at 124.298 mph to earn the 27th …


Alexander Rossi eager to grab 1st win of IndyCar season

Alexander Rossi has had a nondescript start to the IndyCar season and that’s fine with him in his quest for his first series title. Rossi finished second in the standings …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Denny Hamlin hoping for some hometown advantage

Denny Hamlin would love to think he has an advantage when it comes to racing at Richmond Raceway. The Joe Gibbs Racing star has won three times on the 0.75-mile, …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 2:32 p.m.

Jarrett Andretti to fulfill father’s wish to race at Indy

Jarrett Andretti will fulfill his father’s wish to see him race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He will make his Indy Lights debut in the Freedom 100 next month. Andretti is …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Elliot Sadler makes return to Xfinity Series at Richmond

Virginia native Elliott Sadler made his return to racing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series at Richmond Raceway. The 43-year-old Sadler made the first of two planned starts driving for Kaulig Racing. …


Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel lead Chinese GP practice sessions

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel led the two practice sessions ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix. Formula One prepared to celebrate its 1,000th race on Sunday. …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Kyle Busch beats brother, grabs eighth Bristol win

Kyle Busch was in the race Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, so of course, he won. Busch grabbed his third Cup win of the season, eighth overall at Bristol, and …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Japan’s Takuma Sato wins at Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Takuma Sato of Japan won the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Sunday for his fourth career IndyCar victory.


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Japan’s Takuma Sato grabs pole at Barber Motorsports Park

Takuma Sato will start from the pole at Barber Motorsports Park and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing grabbed the first two spots. Sato claimed the eighth pole of his career, beating …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Christopher Bell wins $100,000 bonus with Bristol win

Christopher Bell earned his first career Bristol Motor Speedway victory and a $100,000 bonus with the Xfinity Series win. Bell got his second victory of the season, his 10th in …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 5 p.m.

Chase Elliott earns 1st short track pole with run at Bristol

Chase Elliott earned his first pole on a short track with a fast lap around Bristol Motor Speedway in qualifying. Elliott has five career poles but his previous four were …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Denny Hamlin overcomes two pit penalties second win of year

Denny Hamlin had such a fast car at Texas Motor Speedway, he was able to win even after two penalties on pit road and some other issues during green flag …