KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. already looks like the coolest cat at the club, with his shades and scruff and disarming smile, yet he has even more reason to be relaxed and confident at Kansas Speedway this weekend.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For a second-year Formula One team, Haas F1 should be all smiles.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while Matt Kenseth joked last weekend about driving a school bus if he fails to find a ride for next season.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton usually feels at ease in the U.S. And why not? It's pretty easy to be happy when he's usually finishing first.
LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) — A Pennsylvania attorney burned a combination Confederate-Nazi flag near a major NASCAR race in Alabama.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Here's what went right at Talladega Superspeedway:
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — To win the championship this year, Team Penske told Brad Keselowski he had to win at Talladega Superspeedway.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was all over the scoreboard at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His Roush-Fenway Racing team worked all day to salvage a strong finish in the opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, and a speeding penalty was threatening to ruin the chance.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — As Martin Truex Jr. leads lap after lap, week after week, in this season of rare dominance, it is easy to forget that he was once a journeyman driver in fear of losing his job in NASCAR.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Standing next to his car in victory lane, in this season he never thought possible, Martin Truex Jr. struggled with his emotions.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Rain has wreaked havoc with NASCAR's opening race for the second round of the playoffs.
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes drivers on Saturday.
From empty seats at the tracks to dwindling numbers watching at home, NASCAR has a popularity problem.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Bill Elliott remembers taking his son to a kart race out west that Chase Elliott badly wanted to win. He was just a little boy and when he spun his kart, he couldn't get it restarted and his shot at victory was gone.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Formula One will return to its original U.S. television partner with a move next season to ESPN.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Yates, a pioneering NASCAR owner and engine builder who with Dale Jarrett won the 1999 Cup title, has died at 74. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in May and will be inducted next year.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports will unveil its four Daytona 500 cars later this week in an ceremony at the Charlotte Convention Center. It will be the first appearance for Hendrick's 2018 driver lineup, which is anchored by unflappable seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Wyclef Jean had a song named in his honor and worked with producers on his new album who were just kids when he released his debut solo album, "The Carnival."
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott rubbed his head and leaned against his car, crestfallen as he replayed the final laps in his mind. Jimmie Johnson, his champion teammate, walked over to offer some encouragement and let Elliott vent.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Retirement Dale has been Blunt Dale. As his final season ticks away, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has grabbed a bullhorn and demanded change — in 140-character bursts, on his podcast and through the media — on matters big and small in NASCAR.
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Max Verstappen celebrated his birthday by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix in style on Sunday, while Lewis Hamilton finished second to extend his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — With a checkered flag missing and no highlight reel burnout to be found, Ryan Blaney may at least want to keep the race trophy as a keepsake to prove he won at Dover.
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix with another brilliant drive under pressure on Saturday, while title rival Sebastian Vettel's misery continued as he quit early in qualifying after losing power on a straight.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Danica Patrick was the darling of Daytona before she put on a helmet. Patrick ushered in the 2013 season accompanied by hype perhaps no other NASCAR rookie had ever faced: Her love life, Super Bowl ads and racy photo shoots were trendy themes that generated more enthusiasm…
What began more than a year ago with an NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms — their reasons for …
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Mourners have gathered in Connecticut to say goodbye to a NASCAR driver who died in a plane crash.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Several NFL owners locked arms with their players this weekend instead of taking a challenge from President Donald Trump to fire them for protesting during the national anthem. NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty said he would get rid of anyone on his racing team who …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's criticism of protesting athletes (all times EDT):
A day later, there were signs that some around the NFL already were ready to move on from their anthem-related gestures prodded by President Donald Trump 's profane broadside against such actions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is indulging in his favorite kind of drama — personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and entirely of his own making.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It is two weeks into NASCAR's playoffs and there has been little to no talk about the actual racing.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump lauded NASCAR on Monday because no drivers, crew or team members protested during the national anthem before a weekend race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sports world reacting to President Donald Trump's remarks about pro football (all times Eastern):
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kyle Busch saw little but billowing white smoke that engulfed the track and blinded enough drivers that it caused a tremendous wreck that sunk his toughest competition.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Joey Logano was parked in NASCAR's penalty box.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kyle Busch's run in NASCAR's playoff opener went from dominant to dud because of mistakes on pit road. Clean up those gaffes, and Busch again just may have the car to the beat.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson smacked the wall first and Chase Elliott quickly followed the champion's miscalculated route when his car slammed into about the same spot. The Hendrick Motorsports drivers traded their Chevrolets for John Deere golf cart rides to the medical center.
ELM MOTT — Copperas Cove driver Chris Florio made it look fairly easy, all things considered.
ELM MOTT — Racing under a full moon often seems to bring out wrecks and rollovers, but it didn’t bother G.W. Egbert IV Friday night at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in his feature-winning IMCA Stock Car run.
ELM MOTT — Copperas Cove IMCA Southern SportMod driver Taylor Florio was the sanction’s Rookie of the Year in 2015 while still in high school. Friday night, the recent Lampasas grad hit another career milestone, and when the checkered flag waved for her after Friday’s SportMod feature at Hea…
After a long absence from Victory Lane, Harker Heights racer Damian Snyder made it back to the winner’s circle Friday night with his win in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature race at Heart O’Texas Speedway in Elm Mott.
ELM MOTT — Seven was a lucky number for Eric Jones on Friday night.
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.
AUSTIN — After the 2014 United States Grand Prix held at Circuit of The Americas, Sebastian Vettel wasn’t in the best of moods.
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.”
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.
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.
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, …
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.
ELM MOTT — With race track officials nervously eyeing an approaching thunderstorm Friday night, Heart O’ Texas Speedway went into its version of a two-minute drill.
ELM MOTT — For Gary Norman, decades had passed since he last tasted victory at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, but that streak came to an end Friday night.