• June 28, 2016

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Spencer Gallagher apologizes for fight with John Wes Townley

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Spencer Gallagher apologized Monday for his role in a fight with John Wes Townley during NASCAR's Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma to snap 84-race drought

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — For at least one weekend, Smoke was back.

Carl Edwards takes the pole for road course race at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Carl Edwards edged AJ Allmendinger to earn the stop starting spot Sunday on the road course race at Sonoma Raceway.

Rosberg wins European GP to extend F1 title lead

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg led from start to finish and won Sunday's European Grand Prix on the Baku street circuit, extending his lead in the Formula One championship from nine points to 24.

Rain, aging asphalt to blame for soggy Texas race weekends

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Blame it on the rain. Or is it because of the aging asphalt at Texas Motor Speedway that drivers prefer?

F1: Hamilton dedicates Canadian Grand Prix victory to Ali

MONTREAL (AP) — When Lewis Hamilton first decided as a young child that he wanted to drive in Formula One, he had no black role models in the sport.

Joey Logano wins NASCAR race at Michigan, his 1st of year

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano pulled away from the pack to win the FireKeepers Casino 400, becoming the 10th driver to win a NASCAR race this season.

Suarez becomes 1st Mexican to win NASCAR national race

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Daniel Suarez became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national race, passing Kyle Busch and holding off one of the sport's big stars at the Xfinity Series race at Michigan.

Kurt Busch conserves fuel for a win at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kurt Busch felt like a game show contestant who had to beat the clock to win a prize.

Rossi dedicates MotoGP win to rider who died in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Valentino Rossi won MotoGP's Catalan Grand Prix on Sunday, dedicating the victory to Luis Salom, the Moto2 rider who died in a crash in practice on Friday.

Rossi goes from California to Europe to Indy for big win

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexander Rossi stood atop the Empire State Building, the Manhattan skyline stretching out behind him, and smiled for the camera.

Rossi chased a career in Europe but is still very American

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Alexander Rossi pulled into victory lane following his upset win in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, he had no idea what he was supposed to do during the traditional celebration.

Truex seeking bigger things after Charlotte romp

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. believes big things are ahead, even bigger than his record run at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Martin Truex Jr. dominates NASCAR race in Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. believes there are more dominant Sprint Cup days ahead, perhaps even all the way to a championship.

Martin Truex Jr. dominates NASCAR race in Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. didn't avoid ladders or black cats, never worried about cracking mirrors or stepping on cracks. He knew his bad luck on the Sprint Cup circuit would change.

The Latest: Martin Truex Jr. dominates to win Coca-Cola 600

The latest on motorsport's busiest day, with Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix followed by the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 (all times local):

Alexander Rossi pulls off stunning upset in 100th Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An unfamiliar driver, an American no less, ushered in a new era at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by outlasting his faster rivals — and his fuel tank.

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.