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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Auto racing roundup: Chase Elliott repeats at Watkins Glen; John Force wins 150th Funny Car title in NHRA

A year after racing to his first career NASCAR Cup victory at Watkins Glen, Chase Elliott won a second time in the No. 9 for Hendrick Motorsports, besting Martin Truex …


Auto racing roundup: Martin Truex Jr. toast of Sonoma one more time

Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway in northern California’s wine country for the second straight year Sunday, comfortably holding off teammate Kyle Busch for …


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


NHRA: Brittany Force wins Top Fuel final at Baytown

Brittany Force won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals and John Force Racing teammate Robert Hight topped the Funny Car field.


Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch matches Kevin Harvick with eighth win of season

Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this NASCAR season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most victories this season and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship.


Auto racing: Joey Logano makes big play for NASCAR championship with win at Martinsville

Joey Logano earned a shot at NASCAR’s Cup title by using an old fashioned bump-and-run on Martin Truex Jr. to win at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. Truex slid sideways …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Auto racing capsules: Aric Almirola advances with Talladega win

Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Auto racing roundup: Chase Elliott uses Dover win to earn berth in next playoff round

Chase Elliott pulled away to win in overtime Sunday at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway for an automatic berth into the next round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs.


Auto racing roundup: Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR playoff opener, gets 500th win for Roger Penske

Brad Keselowski raced to his third consecutive NASCAR Cup victory Sunday, persevering through a wreck-filled Sunday afternoon and roaring away from the field in overtime to claim the playoff opener. …


Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch wins for sixth time this season

Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing team were in sync everywhere on the track but victory lane. When it was time to snap photos of the winners, some members …


Auto racing roundup: Kevin Harvick uses bump-and-run to win at New Hampshire

Kevin Harvick used a bump-and-run on Kyle Busch with seven laps left to win a thrilling battle of two of NASCAR’s dominant drivers Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in …


Matt Hagan earns second straight Funny Car win at NHRA New England

Matt Hagan won his second straight Funny Car race at the NHRA New England Nationals on Sunday.


NHRA: Courtney Force beats father John in Virginia

Courtney Force beat father John Force on Sunday in the Virginia NHRA Nationals for her fourth Funny Car victory of the season.


Area roundup: Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann shoots 72 at NCAA golf regional

Sophie Hausmann fired an even-par 72 Monday at the first round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Madison Regional in Madison, Wisconsin, and sits in a tie for 18th after the …


Steve Torrence wins Top Fuel at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Steve Torrence won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals for his series-best third victory of the season.


J.R. Todd wins NHRA SpringNationals for second straight victory

J.R. Todd won the NHRA SpringNationals on Sunday at Royal Purple Raceway for his second straight Funny Car victory.


Steve Torrence wins Top Fuel final in NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

Steve Torrence won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


NHRA: Courtney Force wins, father John Force in wreck

Courtney Force won the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday after her 68-year-old father escaped serious injury in a frightening engine explosion and crash.


NHRA’s Brittany Force released from hospital following crash

Brittany Force has been released from the hospital after a precautionary overnight stay following a wall-banging crash in the NHRA season opener. John Force Racing says she “shows no lingering …


Brittany Force wins NHRA Top Fuel season title

Brittany Force became the NHRA’s first female Top Fuel season champion since Shirley Muldowney in 1982 on Sunday in the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals.


Doug Kalitta wins Top Fuel final in Countdown opener

Doug Kalitta won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the Countdown to the Championship-opening NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Courtney Force takes Funny Car No. 1 qualifier

Courtney Force took the Funny Car No. 1 qualifier Saturday with her Friday pass in the NHRA Carolina Nationals, the opening event in the Countdown to the Championship.


Jack Beckman wins Funny Car NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout

Jack Beckman won the Funny Car NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout on Sunday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.


Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch snaps losing streak with first career win at Pocono

Kyle Busch used a bump-and-run on Kevin Harvick to take the lead and held on to snap a 36-race losing streak and win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway …


NHRA’s Robert Hight extends Funny Car victory streak to 13 seasons

Robert Hight beat Tommy Johnson Jr. on Sunday in the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway to extend his Funny Car victory streak to 13 seasons.


Torrence wins Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Steve Torrence raced to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday, beating Doug Kalita in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.


Clay Millican races to first career NHRA Top Fuel victory

Clay Millican raced to his first career Top Fuel victory Sunday, beating Leah Pritchett in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals final.


UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Steve Torrence wins Top Fuel at 48th annual NHRA Summernationals

Steve Torrence won the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals in Top Fuel on Sunday.


Auto racing roundup: NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson extends track record with 11th win at Dover

Jimmie Johnson sped off on the final restart Sunday and earned another slice of NASCAR history, winning in overtime at Dover International Speedway for the 11th time and moving into …


Ron Capps races to 4th consecutive NHRA Funny Car victory

Ron Capps raced to his fourth consecutive Funny Car victory Sunday, beating teammate Matt Hagan in the NHRA Heartland Nationals.