Joe Gibbs’ eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease

Sports 01/12/19, 10:20

Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.The team announced J.D. Gibbs' death on Saturday, saying he passed from complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. It was ...

IndyCar expects to announce new series title sponsor ‘soon’

Sports 01/09/19, 16:30

The search for IndyCar's new title sponsor may be nearing an end — and just in time for NBC to provide more value with expanded television coverage of the series.Mark Miles, the president and CEO of IndyCar parent Hulman & Co., said Wednesday he hopes to make a formal announcement ...

Schumacher family asks for privacy before his 50th birthday

Sports 01/02/19, 13:58

Michael Schumacher's family has asked for understanding as it continues to keep details of his health private ahead of the seven-time Formula One champion's 50th birthday.In a statement published on Facebook on Wednesday, one day before his birthday, the family says: "You can be sure that he is in the ...

Formula One’s 21-race calendar is approved

Sports 12/05/18, 14:50

Formula One's 21-race calendar for 2019 has been approved, with Melbourne as usual hosting the season-opening Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 17.Governing body FIA said after a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in St. Petersburg on Wednesday that 11 races would be held in Europe, ...

Kubica’s 2019 F1 return pleases a relieved Hamilton

Sports 11/22/18, 08:12

Robert Kubica's return to Formula One is something of a relief for world champion Lewis Hamilton.The 33-year-old Kubica announced on Thursday he will be racing for the Williams team next year, a remarkable comeback considering Kubica almost lost his right hand in a rally accident in 2011."Is Robert older than ...

Championship driver Busch takes top pit stall from Hamlin

Sports 11/17/18, 18:52

Joe Gibbs issued a team order on the eve of NASCAR's championship that gave Kyle Busch an edge over the other three title contenders.Busch was gifted the coveted No. 1 pit stall Saturday when Joe Gibbs Racing made the dubious decision to force teammate and pole winner Denny Hamlin to ...

Hamlin: Parting with crew chief Wheeler at end of season

Sports 11/16/18, 19:55

Denny Hamlin will have a new crew chief next year.Hamlin tweeted that Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be his last with crew chief Mike Wheeler."You were there for me in the beginning when I first started with JGR 14 years ago. It's been a great ride," Hamlin ...

Logano aiming to spoil season for NASCAR’s Big 3

Sports 11/14/18, 13:50

Joey Logano is the outlier in this year's championship race. He was never in the mix for this year's Cup title, not until he used his bumper to move reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. out of his way to forcefully snag a spot in NASCAR's version of the final four.The ...

Minnesota car track owner dies in Florida swim accident

Sports 11/13/18, 18:09

The owner of Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota has died in a swimming accident off the Florida coast. Jed Copham was 46.Raceway officials say Copham had been swimming from his parents' boat on Sunday near Fort Myers when he went missing. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, authorities recovered ...

Kyle Busch sets up showdown with Kevin Harvick for the title

Sports 11/11/18, 19:34

Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most victories this season and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship.Busch's victory at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix was the final qualifying event for next week's finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Harvick was the ...

Verstappen, Ocon clash on and off track at Brazilian GP

Sports 11/11/18, 17:58

Max Verstappen pushed Force India's Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday following a collision on the track when the Red Bull driver was leading the race. Verstappen was later ordered to perform two days of public service at the direction of motorsport governing body FIA within six ...

Update: Bowyer and Busch have problems at Phoenix

Sports 11/11/18, 17:03

The Latest on NASCAR's elimination race at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix (all times local):1:55 p.m.Stewart-Haas Racing had a disastrous sequence that cost two of its drivers a shot at the championship.Clint Bowyer wrecked during the second stage of Sunday's race at ISM Raceway. During the caution period for Bowyer's ...

Young test drivers give Brazil hope in F1 future

America 11/09/18, 16:35

For the first time since 1970, there will be no Brazilian driver in a Formula One race in Brazil.So fans in the racing-crazy South American nation, home to eight F1 titles by three champions, are putting all their hopes on two young test drivers who will have a bigger role ...

NASCAR’s culture of cheating unmasked during playoffs

Sports 11/08/18, 18:46

The credo in NASCAR has always been "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'," and that has never changed despite series effort to keep things on the up-and-up.Now that culture has resurfaced again and at a most inopportune time for the beleaguered series.There is one race to go to set ...

Hamilton relishes F1 challenge from young crop of drivers

Sports 11/07/18, 14:09

Five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has a two-step plan for keeping the new generation of talented drivers behind him next season: match their youthful hunger and outwit them with the experience that comes with age.The 33-year-old Hamilton wrapped up this year's title at the Mexican Grand Prix two weeks ...

NASCAR champion Truex moving to Gibbs with crew chief

Sports 11/07/18, 13:23

NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief will move to Joe Gibbs Racing next season to remain in the Toyota organization after their race team folds in two weeks.Truex won his first Cup title last year driving for Furniture Row Racing. Barney Visser had funded the team out ...

Hanoi GP set to join Formula One circuit in 2020

Sports 11/07/18, 06:35

A Grand Prix in Hanoi will be added to the Formula One calendar in 2020 as part of the sport's expansion in Asia.F1 chairman Chase Carey and Nguyen Duc Chung, the Mayor of Hanoi, made the announcement on Wednesday.A 5.556-kilometer circuit will be constructed near the national stadium using a ...

Harvick earns his shot at NASCR Cup title with win at Texas

Sports 11/04/18, 20:09

Kevin Harvick earned a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship, rocketing past polesitter Ryan Blaney in overtime Sunday to win at Texas.Another late caution led to a third restart in the final 35 laps, each time with Harvick leading. Harvick led 177 of the 337 laps.Kyle Busch (18) enters Turn ...

Update: Title contender Harvick adds 2nd stage at Texas

Sports 11/04/18, 18:12

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):4 p.m.Kevin Harvick has also won the second stage at the NASCAR Cup race in Texas, the fourth time this season he's won both stages in a race.If Harvick can hold on and win Sunday at the ...

Mari Hulman George, Indy’s ‘quiet pioneer,’ dies at 83

Sports 11/03/18, 09:48

Mari Hulman George, the "quiet pioneer" of auto racing who ordered drivers to start their engines and was instrumental in the expansion of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died Saturday. She was 83.Hulman George, the speedway's chairman of the board emeritus, died in Indianapolis with her family at her side, the speedway ...

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