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Jeff Gordon makes his surprising return to Brickyard

One week after Jeff Gordon asked his publicist to delay a long-planned announcement that he would drive the pace car before a race he won five times, the four-time Cup …


Auto racing: Brad Keselowski wins for 3rd time at Kentucky Speedway

Brad Keselowski became the first three-time winner at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night in Sparta, Kentucky, overtaking Kevin Harvick on lap 201 and holding on for the Sprint Cup Series …


Harvick takes pole position on points after rain hits

Storms washed out qualifying at Kentucky Speedway on Friday, putting Kevin Harvick on the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race based on owner points.


Lewis Hamilton dedicates Canadian Grand Prix F1 victory to Muhammad Ali

Lewis Hamilton had something on his mind before he was ready to ascend to the top step of the Formula One podium for the second week in a row.


Jubilant Hamilton celebrates after rain-soaked Monaco GP win

After crashes, engine problems and eight races without a win, the jubilation was evident as Lewis Hamilton threw himself into the arms of his Mercedes team after winning Sunday’s rainy, …


Kenseth holds off Larson for thrilling victory at Dover

Matt Kenseth had eluded the wreckage that turned Dover into a junkyard. He never felt he could escape the pressure that Kyle Larson put on him – the anointed future …


Auto racing roundup: Keselowski wins crazy crash-fest at Talladega

Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a vicious crash into the wall.


Rosberg wins Chinese GP for sixth straight F1 victory

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes captured the Chinese Grand Prix with ease on Sunday to extend his perfect start to the Formula One season and become just the fourth driver in …


Auto notes: Castroneves leads way in Phoenix

Helio Castroneves had the fastest qualifying lap during a day of records in IndyCar’s return to Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, on Friday.


Newsmakers: Toronto Raptors sign former NBA No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett

Signed Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett signed with the Toronto Raptors on Monday, and the Canadian forward is looking toward a new start in his hometown. Bennett has had …


Lewis Hamilton powers to dominant win at Japanese GP

SUZUKA, Japan – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday to widen his lead in the Formula One title race. Hamilton capitalized on a strong start …


Hamlin overcomes obstacles to take victory

Denny Hamlin vowed to make it to the championship round of NASCAR’s playoffs, and nothing so far is getting in his way. Not a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered playing …


Brickyard 400 is Kyle Busch’s third straight Sprint Cup victory

Kyle Busch’s incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday for a weekend sweep at the historic track. Busch missed the first 11 …


Auto racing: Dale Earnhardt Jr. to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for today’s race at Daytona International Speedway at Daytona Beach, Florida, because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather. Greg Ives instructed Earnhardt to …


Gamble fails in Monaco

MONACO – An ill-judged gamble by Mercedes cost Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton his fourth win of the season, gifting his teammate and rival Nico Rosberg a third straight win …


Dillon safe at home track with Charlotte victory

Austin Dillon’s driving was good. His celebration might have been even better.


Hinchcliffe overcomes weather in Louisiana

James Hinchcliffe is getting used to partying in New Orleans. The veteran IndyCar driver was a guest at one of the biggest Mardi Gras parades in February. So, he looked …


Auto Racing: Rain washes out IndyCar qualifying at GP of Louisiana

Juan Pablo Montoya got some extra mileage out of his season-opening IndyCar series victory, thanks to a rain out of qualifying Saturday in the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana …


Hamlin holds off Keselowski to win at Martinsville

Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and went on to end Toyota’s 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race …


Auto racing notes: Joey Logano uses restart to win truck race at Martinsville

Joey Logano passed Matt Crafton entering the first turn to start a two-lap sprint to the finish and won an exciting NASCAR truck race at Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway on Saturday. …


Kurt Busch’s return gathers speed in Fontana

Kurt Busch’s comeback from his season-opening suspension is gathering speed. Busch won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, turning a lap of 185.142 …


Hamilton hopes to have more challengers

Lewis Hamilton hopes to have several challengers, rather than just his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, when he defends his Formula One title this season. Last year’s battle was intense, with …


NASCAR, Formula One have dueling races in Texas

Stock cars in Cowtown or technologically advanced open-wheel cars in trendy Austin. Beer or champagne. Deep in the heart of Texas on Sunday, NASCAR and Formula One both will have …


Stewart likes Harvick’s chances

Tony Stewart has never been fond of predictions and when asked, he almost always gives the same response: “If I knew the answer to that, I’d probably be a bookie …


Hamilton cruises in Russia

SOCHI, Russia – Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes-Benz that clinched its first Formula One constructors’ title …


Logano wins to clinch spot in second round of Chase

Joey Logano pulled away on the restart to win a green-white-checkered finish Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon and advance to the second round of the Chase for …


Dixon Sonoma IndyCar winner

Scott Dixon surged ahead with three laps left for a victory at Sonoma Raceway in California on Sunday, while IndyCar points leader Will Power recovered from a mid-race spin to …


In brief: MLS All-Stars face talented Bayern Munich

Soccer: By the time the MLS All-Star game rolls around tonight in Portland, coach Caleb Porter will have had two training sessions with his All-Stars. Porter is hoping his side …


Auto racing: Gordon wins Brickyard 400

With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race – …


Gordon is one happy Hoosier

The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There’s a massive banner that drapes the grandstand containing Gordon’s image with the years of his …