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  • Alonso excited for future, but won't reveal plan

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Facing rapid-fire and persistent questions about his future, Ferrari's' Fernando Alonso would only smile and say he's making big plans and ready to win again. What they are exactly, he's not ready to say. Alonso on Thursday acknowledged speculation that the former two-time...

  • Mercedes, Hamilton charging into US Grand Prix

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Formula One was last in the United States, Sebastian Vettel had already earned his fourth consecutive world championship in a season of domination not seen since Michael Schumacher's days at Ferrari. Then came the engine change, from the screeching V8s to the sublime...

  • IndyCar to run 17 races over 5 months next season

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar will have 17 races next season and two new venues as part of a 2015 schedule that begins on a street course in Brazil in March and wraps up at the end of August on the road course at Sonoma. The schedule announced Thursday features six ovals, six road courses and...

  • Quicken Loans back as Detroit Grand Prix sponsor

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Quicken Loans is returning as the presenting sponsor of the Grand Prix in Detroit. The announcement about the Detroit-based online mortgage lender's sponsorship of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix was made Thursday. The event takes place May 29-31 at the island park...

  • Bianchi family says injured driver still critical

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi said Thursday he is still in critical condition but stable one month after his crash at the Japanese Grand Prix. The French driver sustained a severe head injury when his car hit a mobile crane that was inside the...

  • A.J. Foyt adding 2nd full-time car to team

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A.J. Foyt is willing to run two cars in 2015 -- nothing more. The four-time Indianapolis 500 winner announced Wednesday that Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth will be the team's No. 14 and 41 cars in 2015. Foyt has done this before, running multiple cars on occasion usually at...

  • SHR likes Harvick's chances over next 2 races

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 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 in Las Vegas." Yet when it comes to teammate Kevin Harvick's chances of advancing out of the next round of...

  • Jeff Gordon's driver's ed teacher killed in crash

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    PITTSBORO, Ind. (AP) — A retired Indiana school principal who was NASCAR star Jeff Gordon's driver's education teacher was killed with his wife in a Tennessee crash while returning from watching Gordon race. Officials say 78-year-old Larry Sparks and 77-year-old Jacqueline Sparks of Pittsboro,...

  • Peavy's son ready to bring home cable car for win

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jake Peavy's son is eager for dad to bring home the World Series championship, and a cable car. Last year, Peavy pitched for the Boston Red Sox when they won the title. The team rode in duck boats for its victory parade, and Peavy bought one of the amphibious tour...

  • Points still matter in new championship format

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When NASCAR chairman Brian France revealed the changes to the championship format, he vowed that winning would be the most important element and would ultimately reward "the most worthy, battle-tested" driver with the Sprint Cup title. "Riding around and being pleased...

  • Marussia withdrawal means 18-car grid for US GP

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The Marussia team's move into bankruptcy protection on Monday, four days after Formula One rival Caterham did the same, leaves only 18 cars on the grid for Sunday's United States Grand Prix, the smallest in nearly a decade. FRP Advisory, a London-based firm specializing in...

  • Earnhardt wins at Martinsville Speedway

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. roamed around Martinsville Speedway as a child, soaking in the sights and the sounds and the smells while his dad collected six of the treasured grandfather clocks awarded to the winner. Earnhardt desperately wanted to win at the historic short track,...

  • Tony Stewart nearly pulls off win at Martinsville

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tony Stewart let his crew chief set the final strategy in the closing laps Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, where the decision not to take tires put him in contention for his first victory of the year. Stewart was fourth during a late caution period with teams...

  • Darrell Wallace Jr. wins at Martinsville again

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. made Saturday a tribute to the late Wendell Scott with a truck painted and numbered for the Hall of Fame inductee. Then he drove it to Victory Lane. Wallace's win Saturday at Martinsville Speedway came a year after he became the first black driver...

  • Ogier leads Rally of Spain, closes in on title

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    SALOU, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Ogier inched closer to his second straight rally world title, staying ahead of teammate and nearest chaser Jari-Matti Latvala to maintain his lead of the Rally of Spain on Saturday. The Frenchman saw Latvala chip his lead down to 27 seconds as both steered their...

  • Harvick has work cut out for him at Martinsville

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has picked his way through traffic before at Martinsville Speedway, never when the stakes were so high. A poor qualifying effort has Harvick starting 33rd, behind all the other title contenders, in Sunday's race on the Virginia short track. Because the...

  • Harvick fastest in final practice at Martinsville

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick paced the final practice session before Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway. It was a boost for Harvick, who will start 33rd — the lowest of the eight remaining Chase for the Sprint Cup championship contenders. Martinsville is the opening race of the...

  • Patrick: Logano must continue to prove he's sorry

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Things may not be as rosy between Danica Patrick and Joey Logano as Logano believes. Logano said earlier this week he had smoothed things over with Patrick and did not expect retaliation over an incident earlier this month between the two at Charlotte. Patrick cautioned...

  • Jamie McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR's championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway. McMurray, who did not qualify this year for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title, set a qualifying record with a lap of 99.905 mph to...

  • SHR prepares for future with crew chief swap

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When Kurt Busch was eliminated from title contention, it became apparent to both the driver and his owner that any change would need to be done soon. Stewart-Haas Racing will swap the crew chiefs for Busch and Danica Patrick beginning next week, giving each driver three...

  • Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs. Instead, both drivers were eliminated last week and the third round begins Sunday at Martinsville Speedway with...

  • Troubled Caterham allowed to miss next 2 F1 races

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Financially-troubled Formula One team Caterham has been granted permission to miss the next two races while it seeks a new buyer. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone spoke Friday to the insolvency specialists who have been handed control of Caterham, which may have to miss the races in the...

  • Ogier leads Rally of Spain, closes on title

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    SALOU, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Ogier of France closed in on a second straight rally world title after opening a 36-second lead at the Rally of Spain on Friday. Ogier steered his Volkswagen Polo through the day's six stages covering almost 140 kilometers (87 miles) through mainly gravel roads in...

  • Confusion over future of Caterham F1 team

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Confusion surrounds the future of struggling Formula One team Caterham amid a legal dispute between the old and new owners ahead of next week's United States Grand Prix. A strongly worded Caterham statement on behalf of a Swiss and Middle Eastern consortium that took over the team...

  • Brad Keselowski not concerned with popularity

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski's refusal to be pushed around on the race track has earned him a few comparisons to the late Dale Earnhardt. It's a conversation Keselowski will not participate in out of deference to the Hall of Fame seven-time champion. "Racing in some ways is like...


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