• October 27, 2016


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NASCAR limits number of lower tier races for veterans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch has been to victory lane 15 times this season. Only four of the trips were in his Sprint Cup car.

Logano wins Talladega to advance in NASCAR's playoffs

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Two favorites were cut from NASCAR's championship field at Talladega Superspeedway, where Joey Logano earned a critical victory for Team Penske and Denny Hamlin used a tiebreaker to get the final spot in the next round of the playoffs.

Pop stars and fast cars: Taylor Swift plays Formula One

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With their red, white and blue tutus and Taylor Swift T-shirts, Rachel Emling and Mikala Crews were everything Formula One wanted at the U.S. Grand Prix: young fans who would travel across the country for a mix of pop stars and fast cars.

Lewis Hamilton wins pole position at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton needs a late-season charge to catch Nico Rosberg for the Formula One championship. He can start Sunday from pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix.

Formula One star Hamilton snaps pic, takes all questions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As promised, Lewis Hamilton had his phone ready for a picture. Only this time, he handed it off to Romain Grosjean to do the honors.

Harvick advances in Chase as others struggle at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — After departing the celebration in victory lane at Kansas on Sunday, Kevin Harvick reflected on how his Stewart-Haas Racing team always seems to rally when its back is against the wall.

Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to reach next round of Chase

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — No matter what kind of misfortune befalls Kevin Harvick in the early rounds of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, his team always seems to get things together when it matters.

Johnson heads to Kansas with weight off his shoulders

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson could feel the pressure mounting all season as he continued to turn into the garage area rather than Victory Lane after failing to win Sprint Cup races.

Jimmie Johnson moves into 3rd round of NASCAR's playoffs

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Stuck in the longest losing streak of his career, Jimmie Johnson had a chance for a critical win that could salvage this ho-hum season for Hendrick Motorsports.

Alex Bowman savoring his shot as Earnhardt's replacement

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Alex Bowman believes Dale Earnhardt Jr. helped his racing career once already when he gave him a handful of starts with JR Motorsports. Now sidelined for the year with a concussion, Earnhardt also helped Bowman by recommending him as a replacement driver at Hendrick Motorsports.

Truex dominates at Dover for 2nd Chase victory of season

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. watched season after empty season as other drivers hoisted trophies and celebrated championships and wondered if he was running out of time to become a winner.

Earnhardt returns to Dover to support Hendrick teammates

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he's recovering from his concussion and feeling better, but is "not ready" to return to racing.

Dover Downer: Johnson eager to avoid repeat elimination

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson was despondent in the garage, his Dover dominance and championship drive over.

Advantage Rosberg as F1 title fight resumes at stormy Sepang

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Rainy weather may be the only thing that can stop Mercedes from clinching a third straight Formula One constructors' title at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, as new championship leader Nico Rosberg seeks to capitalize on his current edge over teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Stewart weary as he tries to race his way into 2nd round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart is at peace with however his final season in NASCAR comes to an end.

Obama celebrates Sprint Cup with NASCAR's Kyle Busch

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is celebrating NASCAR's winning team — and eyeing the team's wheels.

Area racer finds Victory Lane at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — Seven was a lucky number for Eric Jones on Friday night.

Hamilton wins U.S. Grand Prix for third time

AUSTIN — Lewis Hamilton, SebastianVettel and Nico Rosberg were sitting at the podium of the press room at the Circuit of The Americas Race Track at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Vettel back to being key factor in F1

AUSTIN — After the 2014 United States Grand Prix held at Circuit of The Americas, Sebastian Vettel wasn’t in the best of moods.

Maldonado finishes 8th, earns points

AUSTIN— One Austin magazine wrote this week that Venezuela’s Pastor Maldonado “was at risk of bottoming out at this year’s critical United States Grand Prix.”

Jones wins thriller, Egbert scores hat trick at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — For the first 14-plus laps of Friday’s IMCA Stock Car feature race at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Eric Jones looked like he was in his own time zone.

Egbert pulls off two wins at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — Belton racer G.W. Egbert might as well move a recliner and TV set into the Winner’s Circle at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, as much time as he’s been spending there lately.

Belton driver pulls out win at Heart O’ Texas Speedway

ELM MOTT — For awhile, Friday night’s IMCA Southern SportMod feature race at Heart O’ Texas Speedway looked like another runaway for Belton driver G.W. Egbert. He easily weathered a field-tightening caution period on lap six, after building a full straightaway lead two circuits in. In fact, he appeared to be on the verge of laying the keys on the counter and checking out.

Local drivers crowned tournament champs at IMCA Texas Nationals

ELM MOTT — After Friday night’s qualifying runs, two local drivers survived Saturday night finals to win top spots and top money in the second annual IMCA Texas Nationals at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.