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  • AP Exclusive: David Letterman struggling with love of racing

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number racing deaths — Justin Wilson, Dan Wheldon, Paul Dana, Dale Earnhardt, Ayrton Senna, sprint car...

  • Russia to launch Moscow-Beijing rally to rival Dakar

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's state-owned gas company Gazprom has thrown its weight behind a rival to the renowned Dakar Rally as Russia flexes its muscles in the world of motorsport. Much like the Dakar race — which is now held in South America — the proposed Moscow-to-Beijing Rally would see teams...

  • Cubs' six-game winning streak halted by Jake Peavy, Giants

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Maddon is all for having his young Chicago Cubs team tested in late August. What perfect preparation for the stretch run of September. Jake Peavy bounced back after falling behind in the first and outpitched Kyle Hendricks, San Francisco's relievers were equally as...

  • Peavy shuts down Cubs as Giants earn 1st win in series, 4-2

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jake Peavy considers himself a No. 1 starter regardless of when he pitches in San Francisco's rotation. All he cares about is delivering every fifth day, especially as September approaches with the World Series champion Giants in another tight playoff chase. Buster Posey...

  • Dixon: Karam has strong support system to help with crash

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Sage Karam has a strong support system that his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate believes will help him through the death of Justin Wilson. Karam's car spun Sunday at Pocono Raceway in a single-car crash that sent the 20-year old into the wall. Debris from the crash flew...

  • Organizers establish charitable fund for Wilson's family

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A charity has been established to help Justin Wilson's family. The IndyCar driver died Monday after being hit in the head by debris Sunday in the race at Pocono. The 37-year-old Englishman was married and had two children. Donations can be sent to Wilson Children's Fund,...

  • IndyCar's Vautier docked 3 points for avoidable contact

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tristan Vautier lost three points, was fined $10,000 and will miss the first two hours of practice Friday at Sonoma — penalties for taking himself and championship contender Graham Rahal out of the race Sunday at Pocono. IndyCar officials said Wednesday that Vautier could...

  • See What?: Iconic schemes to run at Darlington


    DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Southern 500 will have a familiar feel, and not just because the race has returned to Labor Day weekend. Most of the grid for Sprint Cup's next race on Sept. 6 will have throwback paint schemes on their cars, recalling the days when greats like David Pearson, Cale...

  • IndyCar heads to finale reeling from loss of Justin Wilson

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    When Tony Kanaan arrived home following the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, his wife asked him why he continued to race in a series that has such high risk. Justin Wilson had been airlifted out of the track earlier that day after being hit in the head with a piece of debris from another car. He...

  • IndyCar fans remember Wilson with tributes at Speedway

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A memorial to late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson is growing outside the main gate of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. British flags, flowers, candles and messages to the driver were placed there Tuesday, a day after the British driver died from a head injury after a piece of...

  • Stewart's lawyer moves wrongful death case to federal court

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a driver killed by NASCAR star Tony Stewart's car on a western New York dirt track has been moved from state to federal court. The action was submitted Friday by Buffalo lawyer Brian Gwitt, who is representing Stewart in...

  • IndyCar driver Wilson saves 6 lives by donating organs

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson saved six lives Tuesday by donating his organs, his brother said. "He just keeps setting the bar higher," Stefan Wilson posted on his Twitter page. "Keep Julia & the girls in your prayers #myherojw." The 37-year-old Wilson died Monday...

  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson, a British driver who lived outside Denver in Longmont, Colorado, was hit in the head...

  • Wilson understood, accepted risks of racing in IndyCar

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Justin Wilson was seriously injured in IndyCar crashes twice in a two-year span. Both times, the veteran driver returned to competition unwavering in his love for the sport and his acceptance of the risks. The British driver was adamant that he and his wife understood the dangers of his...

  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died of a head injury

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died of a head injury.

  • Sage Karam released from hospital after Pocono crash

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Sage Karam has been released from a hospital after an evaluation of his right heel and left wrist concluded he had no broken bones. Karam was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest on Sunday after he wrecked at Pocono Raceway. He spun by himself and crashed hard into...

  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson in coma after wreck at Pocono

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Justin Wilson always understood the danger that lurked behind the wheel for an IndyCar driver. "When it goes wrong," Wilson said following his 2012 return from race injuries, "it can get messy." It went terribly wrong for Wilson on Sunday. The British driver was in a...

  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson in coma after wreck at Pocono

    Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit by a large piece of debris that broke off a car Sunday in the crash-filled race at Pocono Raceway. IndyCar released the information on Wilson's condition...

  • Richie Crampton wins Top Fuel final

    Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Richie Crampton raced to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday to close out a record-setting day at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. Top Fuel and Funny Car teams took advantage of cool, overcast conditions at Brainerd International Raceway to break all four...

  • IndyCar title contender Rahal wrecked at Pocono Raceway

    Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Graham Rahal suffered a crushing blow in his IndyCar championship bid when he wrecked Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Rahal entered the day only nine points behind leader Juan Pablo Montoya and was running in 19th place when he connected with Tristan Vautier and both drivers...

  • Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet win in Virginia

    Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    ALTON, Va. (AP) — Porsche North America teammates Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet raced to their third straight GT Le Mans class victory Sunday, leading all 92 laps in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event at Virginia International Raceway. Tandy started the 2-hour, 40-minute race...

  • Bowyer holds head high to cling to final Chase berth

    Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — All of the crew members who work on Clint Bowyer's team know they'll be out of a job in 12 more races. Like everyone else at Michael Waltrip Racing, they face an uncertain future in NASCAR following this week's announcement that the organization will close at the end of the...

  • Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Nico Rosberg

    Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday from pole, easily holding off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and padding his lead in the Formula One championship standings. The defending champion finished two seconds ahead for his sixth victory of the...

  • Logano defends Bristol victory to hold off Gibbs drivers

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — As Joey Logano circled Bristol Motor Speedway, he'd briefly glance in the mirror to watch Kevin Harvick. Logano had taken the lead on a restart with 64 laps remaining, but Harvick was closing in by using a completely different line. Refusing to get rattled, Logano stuck to...

  • Top Dog: Karam wants to impress with win on home track

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — With the dog days of the IndyCar season in full swing, Sage Karam traded a ride on four wheels for a walk with his four-legged friend. Max didn't need a firesuit. Rather, the goldendoodle pitter-pattered into the Pocono Raceway media center wearing a "Karam" jersey with...


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