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SHR swaps crews for Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch

SHR swaps crews for Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing said Wednesday it will swap the teams of Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch after this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway.

7 hours ago

Sporting director to leave McLaren F1 team

LONDON (AP) — Sporting director Sam Michael is to leave the McLaren F1 team at the end of the season and return to his native Australia.

14 hours ago

Column: Keselowski marches to his own beat

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.

October 20, 2014 3:37 pm

10-man panel set up to review Bianchi crash in F1

PARIS (AP) — A 10-man working group set up to review the accident that has left Formula One driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life will present its findings on Dec. 3.

October 20, 2014 11:31 am

Hulkenberg signs new deal with F1 team Force India

LONDON (AP) — Force India says it has reached an agreement with Nico Hulkenberg that will see the Formula One driver continue to race with the team until 2015.

October 20, 2014 4:55 am

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski packed a punch on the track, the only place that mattered after a controversial week.

October 20, 2014 2:18 am

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down — not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

October 19, 2014 7:35 pm

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. | Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to earn an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.

October 19, 2014 5:45 pm

Richard Petty Motorsports moving operations

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Richard Petty Motorsports is moving its race operations to another North Carolina location.

October 19, 2014 3:14 pm

Vickers wins pole in strange Talladega qualifying

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, as two full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.

October 18, 2014 5:40 pm

Timothy Peters wins Truck Series race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Timothy Peters picked up his first NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season Saturday by holding off the field on a two-lap sprint to the finish at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 18, 2014 3:11 pm

Earnhardt out to win at Talladega to save season

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — This magical season for Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes down to one race to save his championship hopes. NASCAR's most popular driver must win Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to continue his quest for his first career Sprint…

October 18, 2014 2:21 pm

Terry Labonte calling it quits after Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Terry Labonte will compete in his final NASCAR race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 18, 2014 12:24 pm

Kenseth regrets nothing in scuffle with Keselowski

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Matt Kenseth would not change anything about his actions in a post-race scuffle with Brad Keselowski at Charlotte, where tempers flared as several drivers slipped to the edge of elimination in NASCAR's championship race.

October 17, 2014 4:11 pm

Waltrip juggling driving, dancing at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Strolling through airports, Michael Waltrip is no longer recognized primarily as the driver who won a pair of Daytona 500s.

October 17, 2014 3:35 pm

NASCAR: Harvick at ease at tense Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Guaranteed of a spot in the third round of NASCAR's playoffs, Kevin Harvick has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 16, 2014 4:58 pm

Xfinity has bold plans in NASCAR coverage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — High above the city in Philadelphia's tallest skyscraper, NASCAR's potential future zooms into focus on a 140-inch screen.

October 15, 2014 6:46 pm

Marussia hits out at "false" Bianchi reports

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Formula One team Marussia has hit back at claims it contributed to Jules Bianchi's life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix by urging him to ignore yellow warning flags.

October 15, 2014 2:42 am

Keselowski and Stewart fined after Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR fined Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 on Tuesday for their roles in the fracas after the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 4:29 pm

NASCAR faces tough calls on issuing penalties

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR Chairman Brian France has always been very clear about the action he wants to see in races.

October 13, 2014 2:45 pm

Tempers flare at Charlotte as title hopes fade

CONCORD, N.C. | Matt Kenseth, usually so calm and composed, lost his cool and attacked Brad Keselowski at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

October 12, 2014 8:30 pm

LOCAL AUTO RACING: North Carolina driver wins 50-lap finale at Plymouth

LOCAL AUTO RACING: North Carolina driver wins 50-lap finale at Plymouth

PLYMOUTH | It was well worth the trip for North Carolina racer Kyle Strickler to come to Plymouth Speedway on Saturday to race.

October 12, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Tempers flare at Charlotte as title hopes fade

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth, usually so calm and composed, lost his cool and attacked Brad Keselowski at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

October 12, 2014 3:07 pm

Lewis Hamilton wins inaugural Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors' title and stretched his lead in the championship.

October 12, 2014 9:34 am

F1 drivers send support to injured driver Bianchi

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Formula One drivers united Sunday to send a message of support to their injured colleague Jules Bianchi, who is fighting for his life following an accident at the Japanese Grand Prix one week ago.

October 12, 2014 6:09 am

Harvick moves into 3rd round with win at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It was fight night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where Kevin Harvick advanced into the third round of the championship and two drivers had to be restrained from brawling with Brad Keselowski.

October 12, 2014 12:10 am

Earnhardt Jr. breaks gear shift, loses ground

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase contender Dale Earnhardt Jr. has dropped off the pace because of a broken gear shift Saturday night in the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte.

October 11, 2014 8:41 pm

Busch lands in hot water before Charlotte race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch was in hot water before Saturday night's race and didn't seem to mind a bit.

October 11, 2014 7:33 pm

Kenseth starts Charlotte race at back of field

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase contender Matt Kenseth was forced to start the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte at the back of the field Saturdy night for what NASCAR termed "unapproved adjustments" to the right rear quarter panel of his No. 20 Toyota.

October 11, 2014 7:35 pm

More F1 disappointment for Red Bull in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sebastian Vettel's last season with Red Bull failed to improve Saturday, with the four-time defending F1 champion enduring another poor qualifying session at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

October 11, 2014 9:28 am

Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton, bidding for his fourth consecutive race victory, will start from pole position at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

October 11, 2014 8:28 am

Goodyear warns teams about speeds at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Goodyear has warned teams that increased speeds at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put a heavy emphasis on the right front tires in Saturday night's race — a potentially key development for drivers trying to advance in the …

October 10, 2014 2:37 pm

Marussia to run only 1 car at Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Marussia Formula One team is running only one car at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix this weekend as a sign of respect for injured driver Jules Bianchi.

October 10, 2014 8:48 am

F1 leader Hamilton practices fastest at Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton had the fastest time in practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Friday, while drivers and teams showed their support for injured colleague Jules Bianchi.

October 10, 2014 8:12 am

Jules Bianchi remains in critical condition

PARIS (AP) — The father of Jules Bianchi says the Formula One driver remains in critical condition following his crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

October 10, 2014 3:28 am

Earnhardt riding high as he prepares to turn 40

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The blown tire while he was leading at Kansas is long forgotten. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is celebrating his 40th birthday on Friday and the milestone has turned into a weeklong celebration.

October 09, 2014 3:57 pm

Danica Patrick discusses love life with Stenhouse

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick admits there are some occupational hazards to dating a fellow NASCAR driver.

October 09, 2014 2:01 pm

Closed cockpit could be an option in future

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Formula One drivers have reacted lukewarmly to suggestions of a closed cockpit in the wake of Jules Bianchi's serious accident, saying a measure of risk is why they like traveling at high speeds.

October 09, 2014 9:39 am

F1 drivers dedicate Russia race to Jules Bianchi

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Formula One drivers say they will race this weekend's Russian Grand Prix for Jules Bianchi, who was seriously injured in an accident last week in Japan.

October 09, 2014 8:03 am

Hamilton, Rosberg carry on their F1 contest

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg take their Formula One fight to untested ground at the Russian Grand Prix this weekend, with the circuit still recovering from the horrific crash of Jules Bianchi last week.

October 09, 2014 4:35 am

Logano wins at Kansas to advance in title race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Joey Logano grabbed the first berth into the next round of NASCAR's championship race with a victory Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

October 05, 2014 6:30 pm

Kyle Busch out to overcome Kansas Speedway demons

Kyle Busch out to overcome Kansas Speedway demons

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Nearly all who rolled into Kansas Speedway this weekend still in contention for the Sprint Cup championship should feel good about their chances.

October 04, 2014 12:04 pm

Drivers fear next round of NASCAR's Chase

Drivers fear next round of NASCAR's Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

October 01, 2014 6:15 pm

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Jesse Bitterling wins big at Shadyhill

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Jesse Bitterling wins big at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Jesse Bitterling enjoyed a successful night of stock car racing at Shadyhill Speedway on Saturday night, winning pretty much everything in sight at the quarter-mile dirt track, which ended its racing season.

September 28, 2014 6:30 pm

Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race

Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race

DOVER, Del. | Jeff Gordon won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for an automatic spot in the 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.

September 28, 2014 5:12 pm

Kurt Busch has Chase hopes on line in 500th start

Kurt Busch has Chase hopes on line in 500th start

DOVER, Del. | Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check — his racing heroes from TV were now his t…

September 27, 2014 4:21 pm

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. | Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will not be charged with the death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, prosecutors said Wednesday in disclosing for the first time that the victim had enough…

September 24, 2014 4:00 pm

Logano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race

Logano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race

LOUDON, N.H. | Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends.

September 21, 2014 6:35 pm Photos

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Harvick dismisses wins as key to Cup title

Harvick dismisses wins as key to Cup title

LOUDON, N.H. | Yes, even Dick Vitale has endorsed NASCAR's new tournament-style bracket to crown a champion.

September 20, 2014 12:39 pm

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Shadyhill ready to close out season

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Shadyhill ready to close out season

Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville hosts its final stock car racing program of the year on Saturday.

September 18, 2014 6:30 pm
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