Truex wins 2nd career Monday NASCAR race at Dover

Sports 05/06/19, 16:09

Martin Truex Jr. stood next to the 60-pound metallic gold Monster trophy on the victory lane stage and was uncertain about how many fingers he should flash for his celebratory photo."Two for the season or three for Dover?" Truex asked.How about one of each?Driver Martin Truex Jr. (19) celebrates with ...

Update: Truex wins NASCAR race at Dover

Sports 05/06/19, 14:27

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):3:20 p.m.Martin Truex Jr. has won a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his career, pulling away from the field down the stretch to reach victory lane for the second time in ...

Busch nears NASCAR milestone top-10 streak to start a season

Sports 05/04/19, 13:11

Morgan Shepherd pushed his No. 89 Chevrolet for a few feet through the garage with all the might a 77-year-old NASCAR driver could muster before yielding to his crew. Pushing 80, Shepherd just might race long enough for his age to match his car number. "Oh, yeah. That won't be nothing," Shepherd ...

Elliott takes Dover pole with track record of 165.960 mph

Sports 05/03/19, 15:37

Chase Elliott followed his first win of the season with a pole at Dover, topping the speed chart on a blistering day at the track with a record 165.960 mph.Elliott won last week at Talladega and kept the good times rolling Friday when he led a 1-2 start for Hendrick ...

Larson ‘looks tough’ after walking away from Talladega wreck

Sports 05/03/19, 15:10

Kyle Larson got his first look at his spectacular barrel roll at Talladega and felt like the star of a summer blockbuster."It makes me look like I'm really tough," Larson said, smiling.Larson was grateful to walk away unscathed last weekend from his dangerous crash on perhaps the diciest track in ...

NASCAR penalizes top teams shortly before Talladega race

Sports 04/28/19, 11:48

The four Joe Gibbs Racing cars and both Roush Fenway rides will start at the rear at Talladega Superspeedway.NASCAR announced less than two hours before Sunday's Cup series race that they were among eight penalized for unapproved adjustments.That includes points leader Kyle Busch, Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex ...

Austin Dillon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway

Sports 04/27/19, 18:39

Austin Dillon will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway. What happens from there is anybody's guess.Even by Talladega standards, there's an element of mystery and potential for chaos heading into Sunday's Cup series race, which is often marked by big wrecks and late dramatics."I mean, Talladega is the unpredictable," ...

Reddick holds on for Xfinity win at Talladega Superspeedway

Sports 04/27/19, 16:37

Tyler Reddick held off Gray Gaulding in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway for his first victory of the year.Reddick withstood a last-lap move by Gaulding to survive the caution-packed race and overcame a speeding penalty on pit road and brushes with ...

Hamilton says Leclerc’s talent being ‘dimmed’ at Ferrari

Sports 04/25/19, 09:44

Lewis Hamilton says Formula One rival Charles Leclerc's talent is being "dimmed" after Ferrari asked him to move over for teammate Sebastian Vettel.Hamilton compared Leclerc's situation to his own debut season at McLaren in 2007, when he was alongside then-reigning champion Fernando Alonso. That year ended with Hamilton and Alonso ...

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother dies after battle with cancer

Sports 04/22/19, 17:16

Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65.The team announced her death Monday.Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee, who built cars for various racers including ...

New name, and high-tech plan, for St. Louis-area race track

Sports 04/17/19, 14:24

A track outside St. Louis that hosts IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA events is getting not only a new name, but a promise to become a proving ground for tech innovations aimed at enhancing the fan experience.Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, will be renamed World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. ...

Dakar Rally moves from South America to Saudi Arabia

Sports 04/15/19, 08:24

The Dakar Rally is swapping South America for Saudi Arabia.Dakar Rally organizers say next year's race will be held in "the deep and mysterious deserts of the Middle East, in Saudi Arabia."Created by Thierry Sabine after he got lost in the Libyan desert in 1977, the Dakar Rally was raced ...

Update: Joey Logano wins stage 2 at Richmond Raceway

Sports 04/13/19, 20:29

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local):9:20 p.m.Joey Logano passed Martin Truex Jr. with about five laps to go and won the second stage in the NACAR Cup Series race at Richmond.Kyle Larson backs his car down the track after he spun ...

Update: Newman, Bowman to back of Cup field at Texas

Sports 03/31/19, 14:10

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):2 p.m.Ryan Newman and Alex Bowman will be going to the back of the 39-car field to start the NASCAR Cup race at Texas.Newman failed pre-race tech inspection twice, leading to the ejection of his car chief ...

Johnson on pole on Texas after slight Cup qualifying changes

Sports 03/29/19, 20:59

Jimmie Johnson will start on the pole at Texas, where he is a seven-time winner.With Johnson leading the way after a final-stage fast lap of 188.890 mph to get his first pole anywhere since 2016, Hendrick Motorsports took the top three qualifying spots Friday. William Bryon was second, and Chase ...

Alonso tests with Toyota that won Dakar Rally this year

Sports 03/27/19, 15:12

Former Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has taken a test drive in the Toyota Hilux truck that won the Dakar Rally this year.The Spanish driver was in South Africa for the test along with former Dakar Rally champion Giniel de Villiers. Toyota won this year's race with three-time winner Nasser ...

NASCAR shuffles 2020 schedule to freshen stagnant schedule

Sports 03/26/19, 16:34

NASCAR made the first significant changes to its schedule in years by shuffling the 2020 season into a freshened new sequence that tries to meet the wants of fans to the best of NASCAR's current ability."The fans and the industry as a whole have been vocal about the desire for ...

Danica Patrick doesn’t miss racing since retiring last year

Sports 03/20/19, 15:08

Danica Patrick choked back tears after crashing out of her final Indianapolis 500, that one last trip around the historic speedway that launched her career coming to such a disappointing close.She has not been back to a race track in the 10 months since. And she hasn't looked back even ...

Polish minister applauds Kubica’s return to F1 after 8 years

Sports 03/18/19, 14:17

Poland's sports minister has said the return of Robert Kubica to Formula One after an eight-year break because of injuries shows that "in sports, you must fight to the very end."Kubica, of Poland, made his return Sunday at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix with Williams. He was the last of ...

Update: Kyle Busch ties Petty’s mark with 200th victory

Sports 03/17/19, 17:44

The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local):3:40 p.m.Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty's NASCAR record with his 200th national victory across the three major series Sunday, making an impressive late surge through the field to win the Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.Busch dominated the first ...

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