• December 25, 2014


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Tony Stewart has 4th surgery on right leg

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Stewart has undergone a fourth surgery on the leg he broke last year during a sprint car race in Iowa.

FORMULA ONE: With spectacular pass, Lewis Hamilton wins at Circuit of the Americas

AUSTIN — From the pole position, Germany’s Nico Rosberg took an immediate lead in the 56-lap United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas on Sunday.

Hamilton-Rosberg duel excites even an F1 legend

AUSTIN — It’s 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas, exactly ninety minutes before the start of the United States Grand Prix.

Vettel looks poised for return to top of F1

AUSTIN — Germany’s Sebastian Vettel sure knows how to draw attention.

LONE STAR LE MANS: Third place OK for some, not Vilander

AUSTIN — Leaving the race track in third place at the Circuit of the Americas on Saturday was thrilling for one team and disturbing to another. 

LONE STAR LE MANS: American team can’t recover after penalty

AUSTIN — A police-estimated crowd of 45,000 was at the Circuit of The Americas to watch the FIA World Endurance Championship. 

Fassler leads Audi to FIA Endurance championship at Austin

AUSTIN — The time was 10:59 p.m. Saturday at the Circuit of The Americas. Audi Sports Team driver Marcel Fassler was in Car No. 2. He was one minute and 10 seconds ahead of the second-place Toyota No. 8 car in the P1-hybrid classification. 

Swiss driver Fassler discusses his first win in Texas

AUSTIN — At age 38, Switzerland’s Marcel Fassler is one of the top race car drivers in the world. On Saturday, at the Circuit of The Americas FIA World Endurance Championship, Fassler was in the Audi Sports Team No. 2 car and took the checkered flag. An hour after the race, he talked with the Daily Herald’s Allan Mandell.

Legal expert: So far, Stewart doing right things

NASCAR racing star Tony Stewart has only issued comments regarding the Saturday race-track death of Kevin Ward Jr. through prepared statements. 

Area racing enthusiasts say crashed drivers should clear the track

What exactly happened? 

Earnhardt completes season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.

Area experts pick Johnson, Earnhardt for Coke Zero 400

The Coke Zero 400 will take place in Daytona on Saturday night.

Will Jimmie Johnson keep streak rolling?

Will Jimmie Johnson ever lose another race?

Opposing teams do their best to keep up with speedy Spaniard

AUSTIN — It’s 1:25 p.m. on Sunday at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas. The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas begins in 35 minutes. 

Spain’s Marc Marquez goes wire-to-wire to defend Austin GP crown

AUSTIN — It took less than three-quarters of an hour on Sunday for Spain’s Marc Marquez to once again prove he’s the fastest motorcyclist in the world. 

Czechoslovakian racer trying to regain form after shoulder surgery

Karel Abraham, 24, of Czechoslovakia, had surgery on his left shoulder in October. He qualified for Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin in the sixth row, position No. 17. After a rough first lap, he fell to 22nd. By the end of the race, Abraham had charged back and ended up 14th. After the race, Abraham spoke with the Herald’s Allan Mandell.

Close finish at Fontana due to late-race tire mishaps

Kyle Busch took first place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 on Sunday in Fontana, Calif. 

Killeen Daily Herald Daytona 500 Staff Picks

‘Smoke’ begins season on fire in opener

Hamlin, Kenseth win Daytona qualifying races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin is still undefeated in 2014, winning the second Daytona 500 qualifying race Thursday night as he coolly pulled away from the field as chaos erupted behind him.

DAYS OF THUNDER: Remembering 41 years of racing at closed Stan Schlueter Loop dirt track

Texas Thunder Speedway stood for 41 years, but the memories will last even longer.

SO LONG, OLD FRIEND: Texas Thunder closes after more than 4 decades of racing

After countless miles, Texas Thunder Speedway finally crossed the finish line.

Texas Thunder fans not ready for the Goode times to end

Knowing it will soon close is sad, but for many area auto racing fans, seeing it all end at its peak is truly depressing.

THUNDER STRUCK: Dirt track speedway has left lasting impressions

It has stood for speed in Central Texas since 1972, but that is about to come to an abrupt stop. Texas Thunder Speedway hosts its final race Aug. 31, ending a four-decade stretch as the area’s lone quarter-mile dirt track.