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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 …


Auto notes: Juan Pablo Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske. The Colombian is entered in the …


Auto Racing: Sebastien Bourdais and Mike Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader

IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy. The series had planned to run one race Saturday until rain …


Montoya scores IndyCar victory

Juan Pablo Montoya noticed the Colombian fans waving flags and wildly cheering for him as he zipped toward the checkered flag. Moments after celebrating, Montoya ducked his way through the …


Sprint Cup race postponed until Sunday

The day race at Daytona International Speedway ended up at night. And now the night race will go off during the day.


Auto racing notes: Dale Earnhardt Jr. still embarrassed over Talladega finish

It had been 31 years since a driver won both Daytona races in the same season when Jimmie Johnson pulled off the Sprint Cup Series sweep. A year later, his …


Mercedes F1 drivers get back to business

Formula One returned to business as usual Sunday as Nico Rosberg led Lewis Hamilton at the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg, Austria, for the sixth 1-2 finish by Mercedes. Red …


Gaughan picks up first Nationwide victory

Tiptoeing at high speed around a rain-slicked track under the pressure of a two-lap overtime, Brendan Gaughan handed away the lead to Chase Elliott. Then he snatched it right back …


Formula One champion Schumacher out of coma

BERLIN – Nearly six months after sustaining serious head injuries in a skiing accident, seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher left a French hospital on Monday and was transferred to …


As Keselowski yields, Dale Jr. takes advantage

Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned Brad Keselowski’s trash into Victory Lane treasure, pulling away down the stretch Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, for his second win of the …


Rosberg leads from start to finish

MONACO – Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix from the pole position on Sunday to take the overall championship lead from his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who came second to …


Hamilton, Rosberg go 1-2 fourth straight time

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg sped away to their fourth straight one-two finish at the Spanish Grand Prix in Montmelo, Spain, on Sunday in a dominant performance that does …


Pagenaud wins inaugural Indy Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday by stretching his fuel to the finish on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Frenchman …


Hamilton winner in Bahrain F1 race

Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take the victory by just one second at Forumla One’s Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir on Sunday. …


Busch holds off Johnson at Martinsville

Kurt Busch passed Martinsville master Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go Sunday and held off the eight-time winner to win at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway for the …


F1 opens with controversy

Formula One’s season-opening race ended in rancor and controversy Sunday as initial second-place finisher Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull was disqualified for a breach of fuel regulations, five hours after …


Fans honor injured Schumacher on his 45th birthday

GRENOBLE, France – Michael Schumacher’s fans converged Friday on a hospital in the French Alps to honor the Formula One great on his 45th birthday, just days after he was …


Formula One legend Michael Schumacher fighting for life after ski accident

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is “fighting for his life” and is being kept in an artificial coma after suffering brain injuries as a result of a skiing accident in …


Schumacher critically injured while skiing

PARIS – Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday, doctors said. The Grenoble …


Vettel matches records with Brazilian GP win

SAO PAULO – Sebastian Vettel won Formula One’s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, matching Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 victories in a year and equaling the nine consecutive wins …


Auto notes: Dillon wraps up Nationwide points title

Austin Dillon won the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, holding off Sam Hornish Jr. in a wild season finale Saturday at Homestead, Fla.. Brad Keselowski won the race after moving up …


Injuries force Franchitti out of racing

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti said Thursday that doctors have told him he can no longer race because of injuries sustained in an IndyCar crash last month. Franchitti fractured …


Vettel wins Abu Dhabi GP for 7th straight victory

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – World champion Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in dominant fashion Sunday to clinch a seventh straight victory and 11th of the …


In brief: Bruins hand Sharks first regulation loss

NHL: David Krejci tipped in a shot with eight-tenths of a second left in the third period to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over visiting San Jose …


Harvick wins, makes big Chase move

Kevin Harvick didn’t simply have his hands full with the rest of the Sprint Cup field Sunday. He also was trying to tame a squirrely surface at Kansas Speedway in …


NASCAR slow to embrace Air Titan dryer

The forecast calls for rain in Louden, N.H., potentially soaking fans for NASCAR’s second straight Chase race, and adding the threat of a Monday finish. Without lights at the 1.058-mile …


Power gets Sonoma win when Dixon penalized

Scott Dixon pulled in for his final pit stop with victory nearly in his grasp. When he left a few seconds later, two members of Will Power’s crew were sprawled …


Hamilton gives chase in Formula One hunt

SPA, Belgium – Lewis Hamilton has been training hard during Formula One’s midseason break. His goal is clear: He wants to catch leader Sebastian Vettel with nine races left. Hamilton, …


F1 car fetches fortune

A classic Mercedes-Benz race car driven by Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio has sold for 19.6 million pounds ( $29.6 million) at auction. The 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 single-seater was …