NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson lands new sponsor in Ally Financial

Sports 10/28/18, 16:09

Rick Hendrick, a car dealer at the end of the day, pulled off another sales job of Jimmie Johnson to preserve the branding of the seven-time NASCAR champion.Ally Financial Inc. will sponsor Johnson for all 38 races in the next two NASCAR seasons — the remaining years on Johnson's contract ...

Update: Elliott wins at Kansas to roll into next round

Sports 10/21/18, 21:11

The Latest on NASCAR's elimination race at Kansas Speedway (all times local):4:20 p.m.Chase Elliott has won at Kansas Speedway to take momentum into the third round of NASCAR's playoffs.Elliott's victory Sunday bookended the second round of the playoffs, which he opened with a victory at Dover and closed with the ...

Hamilton fastest in wet 1st practice at US Grand Prix

Sports 10/19/18, 14:03

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest lap in Friday's rain-soaked first practice for the U.S. Grand Prix as he chases a fifth career championship this weekend.Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, of Finland, steers his car during the first practice session for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at ...

Hamilton confident young Schumacher will make it to F1

Texas 10/18/18, 14:48

Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he is confident Mick Schumacher, the son of former seven-time champion Michael Schumacher, will make it to Formula One.Mick Schumacher won the European Formula 3 championship last weekend, the first title for the 19-year-old. His father, Michael, is the most successful driver in F1 history who ...

Column: Busch loss raises questions about NASCAR officiating

Sports 10/15/18, 17:46

Kurt Busch is not the most sympathetic figure. When he loses a race he was one turn away from winning because he ran out of gas, few likely felt sorry for him.Then came his post-race assessment in which he criticized NASCAR for blowing two calls that led to him being ...

Interview: Rosberg expects F1 merger with electric series

Enviroment 10/15/18, 08:23

Highlighting fresh concerns about global warming, Nico Rosberg foresees an eventual merger between the fuel-guzzling Formula One championship and the more environmentally friendly, electric motorsport series.The German driver retired from F1 after winning his only title in 2016, and he has since invested in the four-year-old Formula E championship, which ...

Talladega starts final 6-week run for Johnson and Knaus

Sports 10/13/18, 11:53

Times were already changing long before Jimmie Johnson strolled through a Las Vegas casino unnoticed, full firesuit and all. It was the start of NASCAR's playoffs and the seven-time champion, wearing a flame-retardant billboard, was surprised that he failed to garner even a quizzical stare.Johnson had already lost Lowe's, the ...

NASCAR set to implement gambling regulations in 2019

Sports 10/07/18, 14:13

NASCAR president Steve Phelps said the series is set to implement guidelines in the rulebook on sports betting in 2019.Dover International Speedway opened its on-site betting kiosk this weekend and became the only track that allowed sports gambling on its property. NASCAR does not prohibit its drivers or team members ...

Kyle Busch, Harvick start 1-2 in playoff race at Dover

Sports 10/05/18, 12:46

Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have been the drivers to beat all season.They'll be the ones to catch again at Dover.Busch and Harvick, who each have seven wins, will start 1-2 on Sunday at Dover International Speedway to kick off the round-of-12 playoff race on the mile concrete track.Rain washed ...

Hamilton fastest in first practice for Japanese Grand Prix

Sports 10/04/18, 19:20

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton clocked the fastest time in the first practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix to lead a 1-2 finish for Mercedes.Hamilton had a time of 1 minute, 28.691 seconds, 0.446 seconds ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third.Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of ...

Big 3 now a foursome: NASCAR wild card Richmond is next

Sports 09/21/18, 17:53

Brad Keselowski has pushed NASCAR's "Big Three" aside at the start of the playoffs and shaken up the championship picture with nine races left in the season.Keselowski's victory last week at Las Vegas in the opening round of the 10-race playoffs was his third straight and moved him into title ...

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