1905 — Harry Payne Whitney's Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867. Whitney would also win the Kentucky...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mario Andretti sees the reminders of 1969 everywhere these days.
His face, his race car number, that familiar STP logo, they all appear on an endless array of shirts and...
Bobby Rahal to be honored for motorsports contributions
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time CART champion Bobby Rahal will be honored with the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for his contributions to motorsports.
Alexander Rossi races to second straight Long Beach win
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi weaved his scooter through a horde of pedestrians and deftly maneuvered around the sun-drenched fans still partying in the streets of Long...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Prix of Long Beach (all times local):
Alexander Rossi has become the first driver in 12 years to win back-to-back on the...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jarrett Andretti will fulfill his father's wish to see him race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he becomes the seventh Andretti to race at the venerable track in his...
The Latest: Alonso becomes 3rd Formula 1 champ to win Rolex
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Rolex 24 at Daytona (all times local):
Taylor Racing Wayne, with anchor driver Fernando Alonso, has won the rain-wrecked Rolex 24 at Daytona. The race was called 10 minutes short of completion because heavy rain had created driving conditions too dangerous to continue.
Championship race centerpiece of IndyCar return to Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — IndyCar's championship race is the centerpiece of the long-awaited return to Portland International Raceway, once a schedule staple for American open wheel racing and now a throwback to headier times.
Dee Ann Andretti, the wife of famed driver Mario Andretti and matriarch of one of the most prominent families in motorsports, has died. She was 76.
Andretti died Tuesday, a few weeks after suffering a heart attack. Grandson Marco Andretti announced her death on social media , posting: "RIP Grammy Andretti. You will be missed." The IndyCar Series later confirmed her death.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Scott Dixon didn't spend much time sharing the spot with Michael Andretti for the third-most wins in Indy-car history.
A week after a matching victory, Dixon led the last 119 laps in the IndyCar Series race at Texas on Saturday night to move ahead of Andretti with career win No. 43.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):
Scott Dixon won his second consecutive IndyCar Series race to quickly break a tie for the third-most career wins in Indy-car history.
Dixon led 119 of 248 laps at Texas on Saturday night for his 43rd career victory. A week ago at Detroit, he won to match Michael Andretti's 42 wins. Dixon trails only A.J. Foyt's 67 wins and Mario Andretti's 52.
Scott Dixon is looking for just a bit more consistency from start to finish on race weekends, even if he hasn't placed out of the top five in more than a month.
Imagine what Dixon could accomplish the rest of this IndyCar season once he really feels like he's in a groove behind the wheel of the No. 9 Honda.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti led four Honda drivers atop the speed chart on the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500.
After ending Wednesday as the fastest driver of the day, Andretti promptly asked for rain to wash out the next few days at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"When you're good, you always want it to rain and go right into the race instead of giving other guys time to catch up," he said.
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN — Everyone is in a hurry — to get done with work, to get to the grocery store, to get home. We’re in a hurry to get to what’s next.
I’m usually in a hurry, too. Each afternoon around 4 p.m. I rush down to the post office minutes before the window closes. Procrastinators like me enjoy the adrenaline rush when our foot-dragging bumps up against hurry.
What major reveal at the Detroit auto show brought in GM Product Chief Mark Reuss, Detroit mogul Roger Penske, racing legend Mario Andretti, and racing superstar Josef Newgarden?
If you answered the new Dallara IndyCar, you're right.
With a captive audience of some 5,000 auto journalists at Cobo Center, racing organizations have become savvy in using Detroit to do reveals of their own vehicles.
IndyCar unveils 2018 race car at auto show in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) — IndyCar unveiled its 2018 race car — and Mario Andretti is evidently a fan.
"I hear a lot of positives, and there is a negative in all this," the 77-year-old Andretti said playfully. "I don't have a ride yet."
Detroit — Team Penske driver Josef Newgarden proudly showed off the sleek new 2018 IndyCar on Tuesday morning at the Detroit auto show at Cobo Center
Newgarden, the 27-year-old defending Verizon IndyCar series champion, explained the difference between the new version of the IndyCar and the former one to dozens of people who were in attendance at the news conference, which included his boss, Roger Penske and legendary driver and 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti.
Let’s talk crossovers. Kinda boring, right? Mere all-weather, four-wheeled utensils designed for carting kids to dance lessons and tennis practice, fetching groceries and doing the daily commute. Mundane handling, modest engine choices and less-than-scintillating engine choices place a premium on function at the expense of form. And I’ll admit that’s just fine and dandy for many drivers; not everyone wants to get their Mario Andretti on while carving through the McDade Expressway’s turns. But...
GREEN BAY -- Brett Hundley has had quite a June.
Earlier this month, the Green Bay Packers No. 2 quarterback criss-crossed the country and went north of the border with his wife Dawnielle on a 33-hour, 1,700-mile trip that included a soaking at Niagara Falls to celebrate his 24th birthday a few days earlier.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Team Penske will have a stranglehold on the first two rows in the IndyCar race at Road America.
Helio Castroneves won the pole Saturday, turning a lap in 1 minute, 41.30 seconds at 142.649 mph. It was his 50th career pole, and third of the season.
Castroneves edged teammate Will Power by 0.06 seconds. Power won the race last year at the rural Wisconsin road course.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mario Andretti showed everyone just how far technology has come in the world of racing.
On Saturday, the 77-year-old racing icon made a late pass in the grass and pulled away from Sam Schmidt in the final straightaway on the Indy track to win a semi-autonomous car race, an exhibition event where the real winners might be those trying to get back in the driver's seat after suffering severe injuries.
Schmidt has been paralyzed from the neck down since a crash in January 2000.
Champagne & Ribs, Beaumont's biggest party of the year, was held at Ford Park Thursday. Our cameras were there - did we see you? The theme of this year's event was "Southeast Texas Wide World of Sports," and featured local All-Star honorees "Big" Rich Courville, Judge Donald Floyd, Fernando Salazar, and Dr. George Thomas. Bag of Donuts entertained as attendees spent the night dining, drinking, dancing, bidding at the silent auction, and enjoying the appearance by famous race car driver Mario Andretti. Proceeds from the popular annual event benefit the Gift of Life's Men's Health and Prostate Cancer Program, which provides services for local men in need.
Famous race car driver Mario Andretti greeted fans and signed autographs during a meet and greet rally at Jason's Deli in the Gateway Plaza Thursday. Our cameras were there - did we see you? The event was the first social stop for Andretti, who was the celebrity host at this year's Champagne and Ribs fundraising gala Thursday night.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Mario Andretti will get back into a race car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to go head-to-head in semi-autonomous vehicles against paralyzed former driver Sam Schmidt.
The race will be May 13 on the 2.439-mile permanent road course at Indianapolis.
Taylor-made move lands brothers, Jeff Gordon win in Rolex 24
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — He's one of the top racers in America, and almost always overlooked, even on the day the boldest move of his career gave him the biggest win of his life.
Ricky Taylor used a gutsy pass with less than 7 minutes remaining in the Rolex 24 at Daytona to fearlessly grab the win for Wayne Taylor Racing. After, he stood in the background in victory lane.
Jeff Gordon joins exclusive club with Rolex 24 victory
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon's latest racing accomplishment won't take up much room in his expansive trophy case.
But it's sure to get a prime spot.
The retired NASCAR star joined an exclusive club Sunday by becoming the fourth driver to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Daytona 500. Racing legends A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti, as well as NASCAR regular Jamie McMurray are the only others to accomplish the feat.
Column: Jimmie Johnson, greatest of all? He is in the mix
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The congratulatory messages started rolling in long before Jimmie Johnson had finished his obligatory championship photos. Larry Bird. Mia Hamm. Michael Phelps. Mario Andretti. Drew Brees. The Chicago Cubs.
The list of dignitaries — and the friends and neighbors who toilet-papered his North Carolina home overnight — shows just how significant this latest milestone is for Johnson.
Greatest of all time? Maybe. He certainly deserves to be in the conversation.
NZ Formula One driver Chris Amon dead at 73
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand motor racing driver Chris Amon, who was considered one of the best Formula One drivers of his generation, has died aged 73, his family said on Wednesday.
The cause of death was cancer.
Amon competed in Formula One between 1963 and 1976, starting 95 races, taking five pole positions and finishing on the podium 11 times without winning.
American F1 champion Mario Andretti said Amon was so unlucky "if he became an...
Finding Carl Haas in an IndyCar garage was a simple matter of looking for the man with the cigar. His name was just as easy to spot in the record books as well.
Haas, co-founder of Newman-Haas Racing with late actor Paul Newman, has died. He was 86.
His company, Carl Haas Automobile Imports Inc., posted a statement on its website Thursday saying Haas died on June 29 at his home surrounded by family.
Newman-Haas established itself as one of the most successful...