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  • Swan Racing sells 2 cars, keeps Kligerman in fold

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Troubled NASCAR team Swan Racing has found a home for driver Cole Whitt, while keeping Parker Kligerman under contract. The two-car team faced an uncertain future because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship. Swan Racing minority owner Anthony Marlowe merged...

  • Suarez to make Nationwide debut at Richmond

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez has proven to be a quick learner in a race car, winning in the eighth race of last year's NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East Tour and finishing third in the final standings. He has raced out of the gates this season, with two wins and three top-five finishes in...

  • Richard Petty set to return to track at Richmond

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Petty is scheduled to return to the race track this weekend for the first time since the March 25 death of his wife, Lynda. The seven-time NASCAR champion and Hall of Fame driver missed races at Martinsville, Texas and Darlington as he mourned the loss of his...

  • AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    All Times EDT NASCAR SPRINT CUP TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Site: Richmond, Va. Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-2 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 5-6:30 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7 p.m. (Fox, 6:30-10:30 p.m.). Track: Richmond International Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles). Race...

  • RG3 to be honorary pace car driver at Richmond

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond. Richmond International Raceway made the announcement Wednesday, and says it happened with some help from Twitter. The track says NASCAR driver and...

  • F1 boss Ecclestone goes on trial in bribery case

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to 10 years if he is convicted. The trial could spell the end of the 83-year-old Ecclestone's career running F1, which he turned into a billion dollar...

  • IndyCar puts Castroneves on probation through June


    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar has put Helio Castroneves on probation through June because he violated the series' social media policy. Castroneves was penalized Tuesday for a tweet sent from his official account after the Long Beach, Calif., race on April 13 that criticized race control for not...

  • Piquet Jr. to run Global Rallycross with SH Racing


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nelson Piquet Jr. will compete in the upcoming Global Rallycross season with new entrant SH Racing. Piquet spent almost two full seasons in Formula One before moving to NASCAR in 2010. SH Racing is owned by James Sullivan, a partner in IndyCar Series team KVSH Racing....

  • Al Unser Jr. to race again at Indianapolis

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Al Unser Jr. will race again at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during a Sportscar Vintage Racing Association event in June. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner will compete in the "Indy Legends Pro-Am." The June 8 feature on Indy's road course is for veterans of the...

  • Ferrari's Alonso: 'We're still in the fight'

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said his struggling team is "still in the fight" after he finally got on the podium for the first time this season, finishing third at the Chinese Grand Prix. It's been a slow start to the season for Ferrari, which has not adapted as quickly as...

  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. Mercedes showed again that it's in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton's teammate Nico Rosberg taking...

  • Vettel asked to make way for teammate again

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel isn't used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it's happened twice in two races. Vettel, only months removed from wrapping up his most dominant season in F1, was instructed to allow debutant Red Bull teammate Daniel...

  • Vettel hoping for resurgence at Chinese GP

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Given how he finished last season, Sebastian Vettel's start to the 2014 F1 campaign has been humbling, to say the least. Last year, the German reeled off nine straight victories, matching the record set by Alberto Ascari in 1952 and '53, to capture his fourth consecutive world...

  • Hamilton takes pole at Chinese Grand Prix

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes' perfect record in qualifying this season, holding off the two Red Bulls to capture his third pole position of the campaign on Saturday at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton broke the record for most poles by a British driver in Formula...

  • Ricciardo fastest in rainy practice at Chinese GP

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time on a slippery track in the final practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday as the other top drivers limited their running due to the wet weather. Ricciardo completed his lap around the Shanghai International...

  • After nearly 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to America

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Following a nearly 20 year absence Alfa Romeo is returning to the United States market with the 4C, an exotic-looking two-seat sports car that made its American debut at the New York Auto Show, says CNN Money. Alfa's return has been seriously discussed ever since the brand's parent company, Fiat,...

  • Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes set the fastest practice times again at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, though rivals Ferrari and Red Bull may have closed the gap somewhat on Formula One's runaway leader. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, winner of the past two F1 races, was quickest around the Shanghai...

  • Ferrari introduces new team principal in Shanghai

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Ferrari's new team principal, Marco Mattiacci, arrived at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday wearing large sunglasses — on an overcast day. There was a reason, he said, and it didn't have anything to do with vanity. "If you do, in less than four days, almost 40 hours of...

  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set the pace in the first practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, indicating the struggling team could emerge as a challenger to dominant Mercedes in Sunday's race. Alonso set a best time of 1 minute, 39.783 seconds around the Shanghai...

  • Sponsorship woes put Swan Racing future in doubt

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation. Swan Racing owner Brandon Davis, the CEO of independent oil and gas company Swan Energy, bought the organization in late 2012. Cole Whitt drives the No. 26...

  • Video: Want a Porche 911? This guy's story might make you think twice

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Imagine you’ve saved up your hard-earned money to finally buy the car of your dreams: In this case, it’s a brand new Porsche 911, which ranges in price between $85,000 and about $172,000. You get your car, it’s amazing. It’s beautiful.

  • Rosberg expects another tight race in Shanghai

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg expects another tight race with teammate Lewis Hamilton this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix, although hopefully with a different ending. The teammates dueled for the lead at the Bahrain GP throughout the race, coming inches away from colliding...

  • Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall — "People, we're in trouble!" — looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of blue whale burger or wearing panda fur....

  • IndyCar drivers calmer after Long Beach tempers

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Kanaan got a text of apology from Ryan Hunter-Reay. Will Power tried to apologize in person to Simon Pagenaud. Only three days after a wild race in Long Beach, where tempers flared and so many drivers were mad at each other, 18 cars were back on the track...

  • Wallace showing improvement in Truck Series

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year. The 20-year-old Wallace, who goes by Bubba, has openly talked of becoming the Tiger Woods of NASCAR — the great black star who...


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