Hamilton tops 2nd practice at Singapore GP
SINGAPORE (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday's second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix in an early indication the Formula One championship leader will be tough to beat...
Verstappen fastest in first practice for Singapore GP
SINGAPORE (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Verstappen was 0.167 seconds quicker than Ferrari's...
Graham Rahal turns to body contouring in battle of the bulge
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Graham Rahal is grateful for most of the genes he inherited from his father, champion race car driver Bobby Rahal.
The one gene he could have gone without? His large...
Newgarden seeks 2nd title in 3 years in battle of Americans
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden, clad head-to-toe in solid black, was the last championship contender to arrive at an IndyCar event already underway. He climbed the stairs, saw challenger...
F1 driver Kubica to leave Williams at end of season
SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One driver Robert Kubica says he has decided to leave his Williams team at the end of the season after a widely praised return to the sport.
Haas retains F1 drivers Grosjean, Magnussen for 2020 season
SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have been retained by Haas for the 2020 season, the American team announced on Thursday.
Hamilton looking to extend F1 lead at Singapore Grand Prix
SINGAPORE (AP) — Lewis Hamilton aims to turn up the heat in his bid for a sixth Formula One championship at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
Kyle Busch criticism highlights NASCAR’s financial disparity
The massive divide between NASCAR's heavyweights and the underdog teams just scraping by received renewed attention following Kyle Busch's damning assessment of how backmarkers raced in the...
Childress declines option on rookie Daniel Hemric for 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Childress Racing has declined to pick up the option on rookie Daniel Hemric for next season.
Hemric is ranked 25th in the standings, did not make NASCAR's...
Column: Truex and Pearn find comfortable fit with Gibbs team
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn built a championship-winning team far from NASCAR's hub in North Carolina, using their own approach in making a single-car organization one of the...
The Latest: Truex wins NASCAR’s opening playoff race
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (all times local):
Martin Truex Jr. has won the opening race of NASCAR's playoffs to...
Bowyer speeds to surprise pole for NASCAR’s playoff opener
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing surged into the opening race of NASCAR's playoffs with a Clint Bowyer-led sweep of the front two rows at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Joe Gibbs has a heavyweight lineup in NASCAR’s playoffs
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Gibbs has a powerhouse lineup leading the NASCAR playoffs, with four drivers laser-focused on winning the overall title. If there is a favorite in this 10-race tournament, it...
Paul Menard retiring, Wood Brothers hires DiBenedetto
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Menard has decided to walk away from NASCAR's top level after more than 460 races and Wood Brothers Racing is replacing him with Matt DiBenedetto in the iconic No. 21...
Report: Schumacher treated in secrecy in Paris hospital
PARIS (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been admitted to a Paris hospital to be treated Tuesday with cutting-edge stem-cell therapy, according to a French...
Drivers left out of playoffs still fighting to achieve goals
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson made one thing perfectly clear when he walked out of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield medical center.
Leclerc’s rise contrasts with Vettel’s miserable season
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Charles Leclerc was supposed to be Ferrari's future star. Standing aloft on Monza's iconic podium, above a sea of fans dressed in red, he was acclaimed as its current...
The Latest: Harvick wins crash-marred Brickyard 400
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: (all times local):
Kevin Harvick won the Brickyard 400 for the second time,...
Hamilton would take flag for risky move to gain position
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton said he would be willing to get a warning flag for a risky move if it meant potentially winning a race.
Jimmie Johnson looking for win at Indy to get into playoffs
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson wants to keep things simple this weekend.
Win and he's back in the playoffs. Anything else complicates his strategy.
Leclerc takes pole position for Italian GP
MONZA, Italy (AP) — A mess. An absurdity. Dangerous. Idiots. These were just some of the terms were used to describe the farcical end to qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix on...
Correa in induced coma after Hubert fatal crash
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Juan Manuel Correa, the American driver injured in a Formula Two crash which claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert at the Belgian GP last weekend, has been placed in an induced...
Jones trying to duplicate Keselowski’s feat at Brickyard 400
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Erik Jones watched Brad Keselowski go from Brickyard 400 runner-up to race winner last September.
Jones signs contract extension with JGR for 2020 season
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones has signed a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2020 season.
The 23-year-old Jones has two career Cup victories in three-plus seasons and...
Drivers pay tribute to Hubert at Italian GP
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Charles Leclerc had a tribute to Anthoine Hubert on his helmet, Lewis Hamilton emblazoned one on his car.
As the Italian Grand Prix ramped into gear at Monza — the...
Leclerc is Ferrari’s best chance to end Monza drought
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Nine years is starting to feel like an eternity for Ferrari.
The storied Formula One team hasn't won its home race since 2010, but has good reason to think that drought...
Alonso completes 2 days of training with rally car
MADRID (AP) — Fernando Alonso has completed 700 kilometers (435 miles) in two days of training in Poland as he prepares for next year's Dakar Rally.
Jones’ Darlington win give Joe Gibbs 4 chances at a title
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs has had the hottest hand in NASCAR this season. Now, after Erik Jones' gritty, overnight victory at Darlington Raceway, the championship owner has four aces ready...
Erik Jones holds off Busch to win rain-delayed Southern 500
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Erik Jones used every bit of stamina he had at Darlington Raceway. Few know better than Jones the effort it took to hold off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch and win...
The Latest: Jones holds off Kyle Busch to win Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (all times local):
Erik Jones held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch over the final 50...
Richmond to replace Pocono on IndyCar’s 2020 schedule
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — IndyCar won't return to Pocono Raceway next season and instead will replace the triangular oval with Richmond Raceway on the 2020 schedule announced Sunday.
Hamlin looks to continue dominant NASCAR run at Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — No one's been as hot as Denny Hamlin in NASCAR. He believes he can keep that going Sunday night in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Minute’s silence twice held in memory of F2 driver Hubert
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — On a solemn weekend for motorsport, drivers twice observed a minute's silence on Sunday in memory of French driver Anthoine Hubert, who died Saturday after a...
Newgarden races into Portland with IndyCar title his to lose
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Josef Newgarden has been the IndyCar points leader practically all season and has built enough of a cushion that his mindset has changed with only two anticlimactic races...
Motorsport in mourning after F2 driver Anthoine Hubert dies
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — An idyllic day for motor racing, under clear blue skies and late-summer sunshine on a picturesque track in Belgium, ended with the death of a 22-year-old French...
Jimmie Johnson’s long, hard road to keep playoff run alive
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson knows he's staring down the wrong kind of history when he lines up at Darlington Raceway.
The seven-time NASCAR champion is 18th in the standings...
Leclerc hopes to convert 3rd pole position into 1st GP win
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Charles Leclerc hopes to make it third time lucky from pole position and finally give Ferrari its first win of a difficult Formula One season in the Belgian Grand...
Conor Daly gets tryout at Portland for 2020 IndyCar seat
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Conor Daly landed one of the most coveted seats in IndyCar when Arrow Schmidt Peterson called for a substitute driver for Sunday's race at Portland International...
Grateful Earnhardt Jr. ready for normalcy at Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is grateful to be back at Darlington Raceway preparing to drive two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane in flames following a crash in...
Darlington throwback: Keselowski relishes NASCAR celebration
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski can't wait to get to Darlington Raceway — and it's not just because he won the last time NASCAR's best showed up.
Bottas birthday celebrations even sweeter with new contract
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Valtteri Bottas' 30th birthday celebrations were made even better by Mercedes giving him a new contract for next year.
Verstappen doubtful he can catch Hamilton in F1 title race
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Even the devoted legions of orange-clad fans forming a wall of noise may not be enough to convince Max Verstappen he can catch Lewis Hamilton and win the Formula...
Sato rebounds from Pocono to roll into Portland on high
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just a few days after Takuma Sato was widely criticized as the aggressor in a spectacular opening-lap crash, Bobby Rahal took his driver to lunch.
French driver Esteban Ocon to drive for Renault next season
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — French driver Esteban Ocon will return to Formula One next season with the Renault team.
Renault said Thursday that the 22-year-old Ocon has been given a...
Vietnam and Netherlands races put on 2020 F1 schedule
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Next season's Formula One season will feature 22 races, with the Vietnam Grand Prix making its first appearance and the Netherlands GP returning after a long...
Column: Hamlin cites new maturity in turnaround season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has not finished lower than fifth since early July and his current six-race streak includes two victories in the last four races, a pair of runner-ups and a...
Bell backs Leavine’s confidence with Road America win
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Team owner Bob Leavine made an unpopular decision when he decided to remove driver Matt DiBenedetto from his Cup Series lineup for next season.
Allmendinger wins pole at Road America in Wisconsin
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger turned a lap of 109.792 mph during qualifying on Saturday to earn pole position for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America.
Newgarden wins IndyCar pole at Gateway, his third of season
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Josef Newgarden won the pole for Saturday night's IndyCar race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
It was the second pole in succession for the series points...