• September 30, 2016

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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.

Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won Sunday at New Hampshire to earn a spot in the second round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs, pulling away off a restart a year after a late loss at the track.

NASCAR Hall of Fame damaged in Charlotte protests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte was open Thursday, hours after its exterior was damaged during violent protests over the police shooting of a black man this week.

Formula E electric racing series to race in Brooklyn in 2017

The world's first fully electric racing series will stage a race next year in Brooklyn, where Formula E will host the first FIA-sanctioned open-wheel race within the five boroughs of New York City.

Penske bounces back with 1-2-3 finish in IndyCar standings

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — To call the 2015 season a disappointment for Team Penske would be an understatement. The organization had the positioning to win championships in both IndyCar and NASCAR, but came up empty in both series.

Martin Truex Jr. rallies to win NASCAR Chase opener

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was a lap down after he had to make an unscheduled pit stop for a completely unraveled tire.

Simon Pagenaud wins 1st IndyCar title in banner Penske year

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — In a yearlong celebration of Roger Penske's 50th season in racing, Simon Pagenaud brought yet another championship to trophy to one of the most storied organizations in motorsports.

Martin Truex Jr. rallies to win NASCAR Chase opener

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. shot to the front after a late re-start and pulled away to give his small Furniture Row Racing a NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff-opening victory Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.

Rosberg holds on to win Singapore GP, reclaim F1 lead

SINGAPORE (AP) — Nico Rosberg hung on for the narrowest Formula One victory for six years to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, celebrating his 200th career start in perfect style as he reclaimed the championship lead from his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Strap in: NASCAR's Chase usually produces temper tantrums

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Based on history, the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will produce pushing and shoving, ruined cars and a whole lot of yelling and finger-pointing.

Stewart, Newman leave NASCAR meeting on good terms

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman left a NASCAR-mandated meeting Friday insisting their dustup last weekend is behind them and no apologies are needed.

Ex-NASCAR star Robby Gordon tries to handle parents' death

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Robby Gordon stood outside the Southern California home where his father and stepmother were found dead a day earlier. The man who had faced fear and danger in hundreds of elite auto races had to take a deep breath to hold back tears.

Police: Ex-auto racer's father strangles wife, shoots self

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — The father of former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon strangled his wife then shot himself in their Southern California home, police said Thursday.

Retiring Tony Stewart in spotlight as NASCAR playoffs begin

CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Stewart's complex personality was on display at media day for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

NASCAR beefs up penalties stop blatant cheating in Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's playoffs are set to begin with a new set of rules that gives the sanctioning body the power to issue far stiffer penalties — so stringent that a driver could lose the championship if his team fails inspection.

Gibbs is again the favorite at the start of NASCAR's Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The odds are once again stacked for Joe Gibbs Racing, the team with all four of its drivers in NASCAR's playoffs.

Hamlin wins again at Richmond but Newman steals spotlight

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was yet another Denny Hamlin runaway for Joe Gibbs Racing on Saturday night in what turned out to be an anticlimactic end to NASCAR's regular season.

Buescher on verge of claiming improbable berth in the Chase

Chris Buescher's task, should he accomplish it Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, is no small feat.

US firm Liberty Media buying Formula One auto racing series

LONDON (AP) — Formula One is being bought by Liberty Media, a U.S. company that invests in entertainment and sports, for $4.4 billion.

Newman's title chances take hit following NASCAR penalty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman's championship hopes were dealt a blow Wednesday when NASCAR docked him 15 points before the final qualifying race for the playoffs.

Speculation mounts that F1 is poised for a U.S. takeover

Speculation is mounting that Formula One is about to be revamped by a U.S. takeover that could bring new life and a higher profile for a sport that is struggling to attract new fans.