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  • Misery for Mercedes with Hamilton 6th and Rosberg 8th

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The crushing dominance of the Mercedes Silver Arrows came to an abrupt halt at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, the first time since the final race of the 2013 season without either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg on the podium. Mercedes entered it looking odds-on to...

  • Vettel has Bianchi on his mind after matching Senna's mark

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — On the day he equaled Brazilian great Ayrton Senna's feat of 41 race wins with a brilliant drive at Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel's thoughts went to Jules Bianchi and his family. Vettel's win, coming from third on the grid in a twice-started race that...

  • Paris police open fire on car at Tour de France barricades

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Paris police were searching for four occupants of a car that struck a taxi and tried to crash barricades set up near the Tour de France finish line on Sunday morning, drawing police fire hours before the arrival of cyclists and spectators. Police said they didn't suspect terrorism....

  • Minute's silence held for Bianchi at Hungarian GP

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A poignant minute's silence was held in honor of Jules Bianchi before the start of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, with drivers forming a ring and placing their race helmets on the ground. Bianchi's mother Christine and father Philippe, brother Tom and...

  • John Force tops qualifying in Mile-High Nationals

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — John Force earned his 154th career No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car on Saturday night in the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. The 66-year-old Force powered his Chevy Camaro SS to a track-record 4.015-second run at 318.09 mph Friday night to earn the top...

  • Kimber-Smith and Guasch win Northeast Grand Prix

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    LAKEVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Tom Kimber-Smith and Mike Guasch won the Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday at Lime Rock Park for their third IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship victory of the season. Kimber-Smith and Guasch also drove the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA Prototype Challenge...

  • Busch uses late pass to capture Indy's Xfinity race

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch spent the last 10 laps desperately chasing Ryan Blaney. When the old pro finally caught up, the 21-year-old youngster flinched. As Blaney attempted to pass a slower car in the back straightaway Saturday on the final laps, Blaney's car wiggled, Busch ducked...

  • Kelsey Settles wins at All-American Soap Box Derby

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Settles won the Rally Masters Division in the All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday. The 18-year-old from Owensboro, Kentucky, raced in a car honoring late aunt Connie Leonard, who died from breast cancer in 2012. The car, which won best paint job in 2012, had a...

  • Kyle Busch tries to cap comeback with elusive Indy victory

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch has the kind of trophy collection most NASCAR drivers would envy: monsters, lobsters, even wine. He has visited victory lane 32 times in his Sprint Cup career — and with wins in the last two races and three of the last four, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver is used to...

  • Carl Edwards takes Brickyard 400 pole, with Tony Stewart 4th

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carl Edwards will be on the pole for the Brickyard 400, where passing could be at a premium Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Edwards turned a lap at 183.484 mph Saturday to move to the top starting spot. But he then had to see if two-time race winner and Indiana native...

  • Hamilton takes pole for Hungarian GP ahead of Rosberg

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is collecting pole positions at such a rate that he is dreaming of emulating his childhood idol Ayrton Senna. Hamilton clinched pole position on Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he will start at the front for the ninth...

  • McLaren misery as Alonso stalls, Button fails to make Q2

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The sight of two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso pushing his car uphill after it stalled during Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday summed up McLaren's chronic lack of reliability this season. The much-heralded switch back to Honda engines has proved...

  • John Force leads Funny Car qualifying at Mile-High Nationals

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying with a Bandimere Speedway-record time of 4.015 seconds at 318.09 mph Friday night in the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals. The 66-year-old Force has two event victories this year to push his record total to 143. Larry Dixon led in Top...

  • Travis Braden wins in ARCA Racing Series debut

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Travis Braden won the ARCA Racing Series on Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway in his series debut, pulling away from fellow newcomer William Byron. The 21-year-old Braden, from Wheeling, West Virginia, took advantage of strategic four-tire change to catch and pass Byron...

  • Stephen Simpson Takes first IMSA TUDOR pole

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    LAKEVILLE, Conn. (AP) — South Africa's Stephen Simpson raced to his first IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole Friday, topping qualifying for Saturday's Northeast Grand Prix Lime Rock Park. Simpson had a lap at 108.172 mph in the No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports ORECA that held up during...

  • NASCAR drivers adjusting to new rules package at Brickyard

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five hours of practice Friday, there was little indication the changes will produce better racing. NASCAR, in its effort to...

  • Without new deal, Johnson committed to winning for Hendrick

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson wants to kneel down and kiss the Indy bricks for a fifth time. He wants a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. And he wants to do it all — for now, forever — with Hendrick Motorsports and trusted crew chief Chad Knaus calling the shots....

  • Hamilton ominously quick as he eyes 5th win at Hungarian GP

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton looks ominously quick as he bids to win the Hungarian Grand Prix for a fifth time, topping both practices on Friday while his Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg struggled for consistency. Hamilton will be confident of...

  • Sergio Perez relieved after walking away unhurt from crash

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One driver Sergio Perez was relieved to walk away unscathed from a crash at the Hungaroring circuit that left him upside down in his car after it hit a barrier. A suspension problem on his Force India car caused Friday's crash in a practice session for the...

  • Penske hoping for elusive Cup win at Brickyard

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Roger Penske was in downtown Detroit on Thursday night for a ceremony as one of the inductees to the Automotive Hall of Fame. Also inducted were former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo, Tata Sons founder Ratan Tata, and Elwood Haynes, co-founder of the Haynes-Apperson...

  • Gordon honored at boyhood home before final Brickyard 400

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    PITTSBORO, Ind. (AP) — Jeff Gordon felt right at home Thursday back in small-town Indiana. His parents, some of his longtime friends and even some of his former high school teachers were among hundreds of people lining the streets in Pittsboro to celebrate Gordon as he wraps up his final...

  • How hackers can control your car from miles away

    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    A frightening look at how hackers can control your late model Chrysler vehicle.

  • NASCAR, Indy honoring Marine vet Jeff Kyle at Brickyard

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The brother of famed "American Sniper" Chris Kyle will be honored this weekend at the NASCAR race in Indianapolis. The race at the Brickyard is officially named "The Crown Presents the Jeff Kyle 400." Kyle is the brother of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was shot to death at...

  • Defiant Rosberg looking to put heat on Hamilton in Hungary

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's impressive record at the Hungarian Grand Prix gives Nico Rosberg extra motivation as he tries to close the gap on his Mercedes teammate in the Formula One title race. After nine races, Rosberg sits 17 points behind Hamilton, the championship leader....

  • Sauber confirms Ericsson and Nasr as next year's drivers

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson and Brazilian Felipe Nasr can build on a promising first season together with both drivers handed new contracts with Sauber for next year. Nasr impressed from the outset in his first Formula One campaign, securing fifth place at the...



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