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Owners split on guaranteeing spots in Indy 500

Bobby Rahal remains firmly against guaranteeing spots in the Indianapolis 500 to fulltime entrants of the IndyCar Series. It’s a hot-button issue since championship contender James Hinchcliffe last year missed …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 9:46 a.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive pace car at Indianapolis 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500. The retired NASCAR driver is going to the Indy 500 for the first time this year. Earnhardt will …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Pressure mounts as teams fear not qualifying for Indy 500

Fast Friday raises intensity as teams worry about not qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Conor Daly paced the final day of practice before qualifying and the Ed Carpenter cars continued …


Helio Castroneves adds goal as he chases record-tying 4th Indy win

Helio Castroneves left Indianapolis last May pleading with Roger Penske for one more chance at a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 win. Now that Castroneves is back in town and Penske …


Hometown kid Daniel Hemric looks to fulfill All-Star race dream

The idea of having any chance to earn his way into the NASCAR All-Star race this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway seems surreal for Daniel Hemric. After all, this is …


Alexander Rossi shuts down free agency talk to focus on Indy 500

American IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi is in a contract year with Andretti Autosport. There has been speculation he will be courted by Team Penske. Rossi says now is not the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

McLaren misses entire day of Indy 500 practice fixing car

McLaren’s miserable return to the Indianapolis 500 continued when it lost an entire day of practice to car repairs. McLaren was working on the backup car for Fernando Alonso, who …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

Matt Damon, Christian Bale to serve as Indy 500 starters

Academy Award-winning actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the green flag as honorary starters for this year’s Indianapolis 500. The two are co-starting in the movie “Ford v …


Sao Paulo council allows sale of Brazil GP track Interlagos

The Interlagos track which hosts the Brazilian Grand Prix could soon be up for sale. Sao Paulo city council approved a bill that allows the sale by a vote of …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 1:19 p.m.

7-time champ Jimmie Johnson growing impatient with winless streak

Jimmie Johnson views himself as a patience person. But the seven-time NASCAR Series Cup champion says he is growing impatient with each passing week as his Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Fernando Alonso: ‘We will be back stronger’ after Indy 500 crash

McLaren is off to a terrible start at the Indy 500 after Fernando Alonso crashed on the second day of practice. McLaren has been plagued by electrical issues so far …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

Will Power, Simon Pagenaud top 229 mph on Indy 500 opening day

Will Power and Simon Pagenaud both topped 229 mph on opening day of Indianapolis 500 practice. The Team Penske duo both posted laps faster than the 229.618-mph lap that won …


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 …