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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.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

William Byron becomes youngest ever to capture Coca-Cola 600 pole

Charlotte native William Byron became the youngest driver ever to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600. The 21-year-old Byron grew up a short drive from Charlotte Motor Speedway. He …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

F1 eyes may have opened after Fernando Alonso’s Indianapolis 500 flop

The spectacular flop of Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team to qualify for this year’s Indianapolis 500 may have raised some eyebrows overseas.


Jarrett to become seventh Andretti to run at Indianapolis

Jarrett Andretti will become the seventh member of his family to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he competes in the Indy Lights race ahead of the Indy 500. It …


One-shot drivers hoping to use Indy 500 as launching pad

Sage Karam carried the burden of an entire team into his final four-lap qualifying attempt for the Indianapolis 500 last weekend. He could extend his season by putting Dennis Reinbold’s …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Tony Stewart, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tony Stewart headlines a Joe Gibbs racing trio that has been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe …


Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc under pressure to give Ferrari needed win

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc are under pressure to deliver Ferrari a much-needed win at the Monaco Grand Prix. After five races and no wins for either driver Ferrari’s hopes …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

NASCAR strikes $2B deal with ISC, will gain a dozen tracks

NASCAR has announced a $2 billion merger agreement with International Speedway Corporation. The move would give NASCAR control of a dozen racetracks across the country. It could also clear the …


NASCAR Trucks champ Brett Moffitt finds home at GMS Racing

Brett Moffitt capped a storybook season by winning the NASCAR Truck Series championship in November. He found himself out of a job anyway, as he lost his ride because of …


Mario Andretti savoring golden anniversary of only Indy 500 win

Mario Andretti sees the reminders of 1969 everywhere. His face, his race car number and the familiar STP logo are on memorabilia for this year’s Indianapolis 500. It is all …


Focus moves off Fernando Alonso and onto the stacked Indy 500 field

The soap opera surrounding McLaren’s failed bid to qualify Fernando Alonso for the Indianapolis 500 is over. Attention has shifted to the 33 drivers in the field. The spotlight is …


F1 great and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent …


Kyle Larson looking for turnaround after All-Star success

Kyle Larson hopes his big All-Star weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway is the springboard to a big turnaround. Larson had not taken a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event since …


Punch Out: Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman end All-Star Race with fight

Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman fought after the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night, Bowyer throwing punches through Newman’s window after the cool-down lap. The two cars had tangled on …


Kyle Larson takes first NASCAR All-Star victory with Kevin Harvick push

Kyle Larson got a big push and a big win. Larson went from sixth to the lead on a final-stage restart after a shove from Kevin Harvick and went on …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Fernando Alonso and McLaren miss Indy 500 on first day of qualifying

Fernando Alonso and McLaren are in serious danger of missing the Indianapolis 500 after a rocky first day of qualifying. Alonso needed four attempts to crack the top 30 that …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Kyle Busch wins his 6th straight NASCAR Trucks race

Kyle Busch won his sixth consecutive NASCAR Trucks race, tying a series record, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch, in his fifth and final trucks start of the season, won for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Clint Bowyer captures pole for NASCAR All-Star race

Clint Bowyer captured the pole for the NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, putting him in terrific position to take home the $1 million first-place prize. Bowyer completed three …


NASCAR to use All-Star race for research, development again

The All-Star race weekend has arrived, so let the car tinkering commence. For the second straight year NASCAR is using the $1 million non-points exhibition race at Charlotte Motor Speedway …