AUTO RACING
Jimmie Johnson mired in career worst 28-race losing streak

Jimmie Johnson’s start to the NASCAR season is not worthy of a seven-time champion. How bad is it? He has just one top-10 finish in five races and goes to Martinsville Speedway mired in a career-worst 28-race losing streak. But Johnson can take heart in this: He has nine victories at Martinsville, most among active […]

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NASCAR veterans aren’t pulling over for the rookies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Harvick put the brakes on the “New NASCAR!” movement with a dominating victory on a weathered old racetrack. Away from Daytona, the veterans showed the young new drivers how to race on the dogged surface at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick put on a clinic, and the top eight finishers were the […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else. Now that he has retired from full-time racing, he’s got time to experience new adventures. Just last weekend, he went […]

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Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year’s Indy 500

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Danica Patrick has known for at least a month that she will end her career next season at the Indianapolis 500, a decision that will bring her full circle and return her one last time to the storied track that made her famous. Discussing her decision with The Associated Press, Patrick was […]

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Will Power goes back-to-back at Pocono with IndyCar victory

LONG POND — Will Power’s afternoon at Pocono Raceway got off to a rough start in Sunday’s ABC Supply 500. After losing a lap early on in the race, Power worked his way toward the front and held off a furious charge from Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden in the final 10 laps to go […]

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Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato wins pole at Pocono

LONG POND — The final minutes of Saturday’s Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying at Pocono Raceway made the difference for Andretti Autosport. 2015 Pocono IndyCar winner Ryan Hunter-Reay endured a massive crash in Turn 3 before teammate and 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato went out for his qualifying run. Sato then powered his No. 26 […]

Comments - 8:16 pm

Josef Newgarden leads IndyCar field into the weekend at Pocono

LONG POND — Team Penske driver Josef Newgarden is on a roll in the Verizon IndyCar Series coming into this weekend’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Not only has he won the last two races, Newgarden enters Pocono as the new series points leader after knocking off two-time IndyCar champ Scott Dixon from the […]

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Kyle Larson snatches win at Michigan on race’s final restart

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kyle Larson’s ambitious weekend ended in triumph. Larson slipped between cars on an overtime restart and won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The victory capped a busy stretch for Larson after team owner Chip Ganassi allowed him to go to Iowa to compete in the Knoxville Nationals on […]

Comments - 9:33 pm

Hendrick Motorsports, Kasey Kahne to split after 6 years

CONCORD, N.C. — Kasey Kahne is out at Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the season. The Brickyard 400 winner was released from the final year of his contract, allowing him to pursue another Cup ride for 2018. Team owner Rick Hendrick did not immediately name a replacement for the No. 5 Chevrolet. Hendrick has […]

Comments - 6:37 pm

Truex wins fuel-mileage gamble at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — One by one they passed him as the laps dwindled at Watkins Glen International, and Martin Truex Jr. stuck to the plan. In the end, he was the one laughing in victory lane. Truex held off a charging Matt Kenseth on the final lap and won the NASCAR Cup race on […]

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