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  • 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...

  • Nick Tandy takes GT Le Mans pole in Virginia

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    ALTON, Va. (AP) — Nick Tandy took the GT Le Mans class pole Saturday for the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race Sunday at Virginia International Raceway. Tandy had a lap at 114.813 mph to break Pierre Kaffer's year-old track record of 113.414 mph. The British driver, part of the...

  • Toyota holds Waltrip relationship in high regard

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Toyota has a strong appreciation for its long relationship with Michael Waltrip and was committed to backing the team long into the future. Michael Waltrip Racing was Toyota's flagship team when the manufacturer entered the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2007, and the...

  • Castroneves wins Pocono pole; points leader Montoya 19th

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya has to come from the back of the field to win another 500-mile race. Montoya hit a minor bump in his bid to stretch his points lead with two races left in the IndyCar season, the Indianapolis 500 champion qualifying 19th for the race Sunday at Pocono...

  • Jack Beckman has Funny Car run in NHRA history _ again

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Jack Beckman had the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history for the third straight event Saturday, powering his Dodge Charger to a 3.901-second pass in qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Beckman also had fastest speed in NHRA...

  • Pocono CEO Igdalsky says IndyCar '50-50' to return in 2016

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Pocono Raceway CEO Brandon Igdalsky said it's "50-50" that IndyCar will return to the track next year. IndyCar returned to Pocono in 2013 after a 24-year absence for the first race of a three-year contract. With the deal over, Igdalsky hopes to know within two weeks if the...

  • Ogier dominates 2nd day to extend Rally of Germany lead

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    TRIER, Germany (AP) — Sebastien Ogier extended his lead on the second day of the Rally of Germany on Saturday, capitalizing on his mastery of military training roads to leave Volkswagen teammate Jari-Matti Latvala 33.8 seconds behind. Ogier, the two-time defending world champion, began the day...

  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Belgian Grand Prix

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton topped Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg on Saturday in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, becoming the first driver in 14 years to take six consecutive pole positions. The defending Formula One champion won his 10th pole of the season by...

  • Car races returning to western Maryland airport

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Timed automobile races are resuming at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport after a one-year break to address safety concerns. The Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/1hxWjiw ) reports that the two-day autocross event begins Saturday. The airport is in Wiley Ford,...



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