Family, fans to attend requiem for Formula One’s Niki Lauda

Europe 05/29/19, 01:57

Family, friends and fans have gathered at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna for a last farewell to Formula One great Niki Lauda.The wooden coffin of the three-time champion was decorated Wednesday with his red racing helmet and surrounded by six white candles, with two larger-than life portraits of Lauda behind ...

F1 remains confident in US Grand Prix future in Texas

Sports 05/28/19, 13:11

Formula One expects to race the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas for "many years to come," a series official said Tuesday, despite the track's failed effort to secure $25 million in public money it was denied in 2018.Sean Bratches, F1's managing director of commercial operations, suggested ...

NBC’s first-ever Indy 500 delivers 11% ratings increase

Sports 05/27/19, 20:27

NBC's first-ever broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 showed an 11% ratings increase over last season according to NBC, Nielsen and Abode Analytics.Sunday's race averaged a combined 5.446 million viewers watching on NBC and online via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. The audience peaked at 6.7 million for the final ...

Joe Gibbs remains NASCAR’s power, but other teams find hope

Sports 05/27/19, 10:41

Martin Truex Jr. left no doubt at the Coca-Cola 600 that Joe Gibbs Racing remains the powerhouse team.Still, those chasing JGR have reason to be encouraged for the second half of the NASCAR season. Truex overcame a flat tire after hitting the wall early, then won a four-wide race on the ...

Indy 500 takes spotlight for IndyCar Series on an uptick

Sports 05/24/19, 13:57

The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and disappointment.It is nearly impossible to maintain reverential status for 103 years, and the Indy 500, like almost everything in sports, ...

Update: IMS creates Miller Award for racing dedication

Sports 05/24/19, 10:02

The Latest on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local):11 a.m.Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced the creation of the Robin Miller Award, named after the longtime motorsports writer, to honor those dedicated to the service of auto racing.Miller was given a plaque as its first recipient on Carb ...

Carb Day dawns soggy at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sports 05/24/19, 08:49

The annual Carb Day revelry ahead of the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 got off to a soggy start as a line of storms rolled over Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday.The speedway even closed its gates briefly as lightning lit up the sky.The storms were expected to move away ...

Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Sports 05/22/19, 17:19

Tony Stewart headlined a Joe Gibbs Racing trio that was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson were also voted in.Fox announcer and former ...

F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

Sports 05/20/19, 21:05

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70.The Austria Press Agency reported that Lauda's family said in a ...

Unser Jr. accused of operating vehicle while intoxicated

Sports 05/20/19, 13:37

Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Monday in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.Unser, 57, was stopped in Avon, just west of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Star reported from police records.He was jailed about 3:20 a.m. in Hendricks County on a charge ...

Alonso rejects McLaren offer to buy him Indy 500 seat

Sports 05/20/19, 10:09

McLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the Formula One champion told the team he was uncomfortable replacing a driver who had earned a spot in the race.Alonso, with McLaren, failed to qualify for next Sunday's race , a humiliation for the proud racing ...

Update: Hinchcliffe again scrambling to make Indy field

Sports 05/18/19, 12:54

The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local):1:45 p.m.James Hinchcliffe suffered no serious injuries after a crash on the second lap of his qualifying run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, slides into the backstretch after hitting the wall along the second turn during qualifications for the Indianapolis ...

Update: Juncos Racing to pull all-nighter building car

Sports 05/17/19, 14:49

The Latest on Indianapolis 500 practice (all times local):3:15 p.m.Juncos Racing will work overnight if needed to have a car ready to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to drive during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, ...

McLaren misses entire day of Indy 500 practice fixing car

Sports 05/16/19, 17:08

McLaren had another miserable day preparing for the Indianapolis 500 as the team worked tirelessly in a failed effort to get Fernando Alonso on the track Thursday for practice.Alonso crashed early Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and McLaren has frantically been trying to piece together its spare care to get ...

Update: Penske expects Castroneves back at Indy in 2020

Sports 05/15/19, 17:30

The Latest on Indianapolis 500 practice (all times local):6:25 p.m.Roger Penske expects Helio Castroneves to race in next year's Indianapolis 500.Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, climbs out of his car during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron ...

Dutch Grand Prix to return to F1 calendar next year

Sports 05/14/19, 05:44

The Dutch Grand Prix will return to the Formula One calendar next year for the first time since 1985.The Zandvoort track on the Dutch coast, which hosted 30 F1 races from 1952-85, will be rebuilt in the coming months to host the race.It's not clear when the race would slot ...

Ferrari still slower than Mercedes despite new engine

Europe 05/11/19, 13:23

Ferrari had hoped that a new engine would help the team finally get ahead of Mercedes. Instead, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton put themselves in an excellent position to extend their record start to the Formula One season after Mercedes took the top two spots in qualifying for the Spanish Grand ...

Harvick leads Stewart-Haas dominance in Kansas qualifying

Sports 05/10/19, 19:45

Kevin Harvick joked that the intra-team competition at Stewart-Haas Racing is marked by a whole lot of trash talk, and that Clint Bowyer usually says so much it's tough to get a dig in.Harvick had the final word Friday night.He scored his third pole of the season to lead a ...

Brazil’s president: Rio to host Formula One again in 2020

Sports 05/08/19, 15:36

Brazil's president says Rio de Janeiro will host the country's Formula One race in 2020, once the city's new autodrome is ready.President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that the new race track will be built in six to seven months, once work begins.However, Rio Motorsports, the consortium behind the project, tells ...

Kyle Busch dodges fine for criticizing NASCAR rules package

Sports 05/08/19, 14:45

Kyle Busch was not surprised he dodged a fine from NASCAR for ranting about its current rules package.Busch's expletive-riddled assessment after Monday's rain-postponed race in Delaware in years past likely would have drawn a hefty fine. But NASCAR let Busch's criticism go this week, and he said Wednesday during a ...

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