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How Toyota uses NASCAR to sway loyal U.S. car buyers

One year into its NASCAR Sprint Cup experiment, Toyota took new driver Kyle Busch on a tour of its offices and plants. Not in Honshu or Hokkaido, but rather California, Texas and Kentucky.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Business Wire

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Sprint Cup title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kyle Busch watched the season opener from a hospital bed, his pregnant wife and his dogs by his side.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Sports

Rosberg wins Brazilian Grand Prix for second straight F1 win

SAO PAULO — Nico Rosberg is dominating the tail end of the Formula One season, cruising to his second straight victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.Too bad it's a bit too late.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Sports

NASCAR Chase format ramps up pressure on drivers

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Jeff Gordon remembers the first time he heard NASCAR would tinker with its long-time championship format.The 2003 season had recently ended as Gordon stood on a dock in Key West, Fla., waiting to board a boat for a NASCAR-promoted cruise.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Sports

Johnson passes Keselowski late to win NASCAR race at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas — Brad Keselowski was dominating at Texas, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given one of the four championship-contending spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup finale.

Date: 11/08/2015 | Sports

Kenseth loses final appeal to overturn suspension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His appeals rejected, Matt Kenseth defiantly vowed Thursday to race as he always has and accused NASCAR of "unfairly" making an example out of him with a two-race suspension for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano over the weekend at Martinsville.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Sports

NASCAR suspends Kenseth for 2 races for wrecking Logano

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Looking to squash any notion that the drivers are running amok on the track, NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for two races Tuesday for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano in an act of retaliation that dramatically changed the lineup of drivers in the running for the...

Date: 11/03/2015 | Sports

Gordon wins at Martinsville, earns spot in NASCAR championship finale

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — As the adoring crowd lingered in the darkness at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon took a moment to soak it in.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Sports

NASCAR reaches 5-year sanctioning agreements with tracks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR on Monday said it has signed five-year sanctioning agreements with 23 tracks that host Sprint Cup Series races.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Sports

Logano wins; drivers question Harvick's late-race tactics

TALLADEGA, Ala. — As Joey Logano made his third straight trip to victory lane, questions swirled about reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick's late-race tactics.

Date: 10/25/2015 | Sports

Hamilton wins U..S Grand Prix and F1 season championship

AUSTIN, Texas — Lewis Hamilton took off his racing helmet and bent low in a moment of quiet reflection after winning a tight race and another Formula One championship.

Date: 10/25/2015 | Sports

Gordon wins pole for Sprint Cup race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Jeff Gordon led a Hendrick Motorsports rout in qualifying Saturday to win the pole for his final race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Date: 10/24/2015 | Sports

Logano wins Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) [--] Joey Logano won his second straight Chase race Sunday, spinning out Matt Kenseth with five laps remaining at Kansas Speedway to potentially spoil his rival’s championship hopes.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Sports

Kenseth refuses to call Kansas ‘must-win’

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Matt Kenseth walked quietly into the interview at Kansas Speedway, sat behind a microphone, and was asked to reflect on last year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.“I can hardly remember last week,” he replied, “much less last year.”Probably a good thing.

Date: 10/17/2015 | Sports

EnduroCross racing heads to Everett on Saturday night

Some of the top EnduroCross riders in the world will be at Everett’s Xfinity Arena on Saturday night for 2½ hours of extreme off-road racing over an indoor Supercross-style course.The course obstacles will include boulders, logs, sand, mud, giant tires and a water hole.

Date: 10/14/2015 | Sports

Logano wins at Charlotte, advances to third round of Sprint Cup playoffs

CONCORD, N.C. — Joey Logano has been to victory lane four times this season, and all four trips required him to beat reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick.

Date: 10/11/2015 | Sports

NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Charlotte postponed by rain

 CONCORD, N.C. — The opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs was washed out by persistent rain Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Sports

Harvick dominates in must-win race to advance in Chase

DOVER, Del. — Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, while six-time champion Jimmie Johnson was a stunning elimination from contention.

Date: 10/04/2015 | Sports

Rain at Dover washes out qualifying; Kenseth on pole

DOVER, Del. — For a driver on the brink of championship elimination, Kevin Harvick might have the biggest target at Dover.The mission is clear: Knock out Harvick, knock out a champion.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Sports

NASCAR’s Tony Stewart to retire from Cup racing after 2016

Associated PressKANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Saying it was time for a change, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart announced Wednesday that he will retire from Sprint Cup racing following the 2016 season.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Sports

Kenseth wins second race of NASCAR's playoffs

LOUDON, N.H. — Matt Kenseth pushed Kevin Harvick down the stretch and took the lead for good when the defending series champion ran out of gas Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.

Date: 09/27/2015 | Sports

Gordon sets NASCAR record with 789th straight start

LOUDON, N.H. — Jeff Gordon has set the NASCAR record with his 789th consecutive start.

Date: 09/27/2015 | Sports

Hamilton wins Japanese GP, increases F1 lead

SUZUKA, Japan — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton pulled off an aggressive passing move on teammate Nico Rosberg and went on to win the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, moving a step closer to claiming his second straight Formula One title.

Date: 09/27/2015 | Sports

Hamlin rallies to earn victory in opening round of NASCAR playoffs

JOLIET, Ill. — Denny Hamlin vowed to make it to the championship round of NASCAR's playoffs, and nothing so far is getting in his way.

Date: 09/20/2015 | Sports

Kenseth wins fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season

RICHMOND, Va. — Joe Gibbs Racing cemented itself as the team to beat for NASCAR's championships with a dominating run Saturday night that ended in Matt Kenseth's fourth win of the season.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Sports

Edwards holds off Hamlin to win NASCAR's Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Carl Edwards took the lead on the last pit stop and held off Denny Hamlin on a restart eight laps from the end for his first Southern 500 victory Sunday night.

Date: 09/06/2015 | Sports

3 1/2 hours after taking checkered flag, Hamiton wins Italian GP

MONZA, Italy — The only thing that came close to stopping Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday was an inquiry over tire pressure.

Date: 09/06/2015 | Sports

Dixon captures a 4th IndyCar championship by winning season finale

SONOMA, Calif. — Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale Sunday to snatch the title from Juan Pablo Montoya.

Date: 08/30/2015 | Sports

19-year-old Jones wins Truck Series race in Canada

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario — Erik Jones won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park to take the series points lead

Date: 08/30/2015 | Sports

Power wins pole for IndyCar title-deciding race at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. — Will Power isn't stepping down as IndyCar champion without a fight.

Date: 08/29/2015 | Sports

Menard holds off Blaney to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Wisconsin driver Paul Menard took advantage of a lengthy late-race caution and held off Ryan Blaney to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America on Saturday.

Date: 08/29/2015 | Sports

Lawyer: Stewart's response to lawsuit 'appalling'

NEW YORK — A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."

Date: 08/29/2015 | Sports

IndyCar driver Wilson donated organs

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson saved six lives Tuesday by donating his organs, his brother said.“He just keeps setting the bar higher,” Stefan Wilson posted on his Twitter page. “Keep Julia & the girls in your prayers #myherojw.”

Date: 08/25/2015 | Sports

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.IndyCar made the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Sports

IndyCar confronts safety as Justin Wilson fights for his life

With Justin Wilson fighting for his life in a Pennsylvania hospital, IndyCar faces yet another crisis as the series prepares to crown its champion.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Sports

IndyCar's Wilson in coma, in critical condition after Pocono accident

LONG POND, Pa. — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit by a large piece of debris that broke off a car in the crash-filled race at Pocono Raceway.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Sports

Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix, increases lead in the F1 standings

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday from pole, easily holding off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and padding his lead in the Formula One championship standings.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Sports

Logano wins Sprint Cup race at Bristol for second straight year

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joey Logano spoiled what was expected to be a rout by Joe Gibbs Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Sports

Hamilton takes pole position for Belgian Grand Prix

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — Lewis Hamilton topped Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg on Saturday in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, becoming the first driver in 14 years to take six consecutive pole positions.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Sports

Castroneves wins Pocono pole; points leader Montoya 19th

LONG POND, Pa. — Juan Pablo Montoya has to come from the back of the field to win another 500-mile race.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Sports

Foyt to miss final 2 races after undergoing surgery for staph infection

HOUSTON — A.J. Foyt will miss the final two races of the IndyCar season following surgery to treat a staph infection in his right knee. The four-time Indianapolis 500 winner underwent surgery Aug. 10 on his artificial knee. He had a similar procedure in 2012 on his left knee.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Sports

Michael Waltrip Racing grants Clint Bowyer release for 2016

Michael Waltrip’s rocky nine-year effort to build a successful race team was on the verge of collapse Wednesday as the organization said it will not run any cars full-time next season. Driver Clint Bowyer was given a release from his contract to pursue a new job for 2016.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Sports

Kenseth wins his third NASCAR Sprint Cup race of season

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Matt Kenseth raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the season, winning in convincing fashion Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Sports

Mayhew wins again at Evergreen Speedway

MONROE — A year ago, David Mayhew used a dramatic last-lap maneuver to overtake Dylan Lupton and win the NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Evergreen Speedway.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch crashes in Sprint Cup practice

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kyle Busch isn’t a big fan of grass at racetracks.He’d like to see it go, at least where it grows near the apron of the track.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch passes Blaney late to win Truck race at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kyle Busch's eventful day included a trip to victory lane.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Sports

Smith wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Regan Smith bumped his way past Alex Tagliani in the Carousel a turn from the finish Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Sports

Gragson aims to hold NASCAR K&N Pro Series West lead

With a narrow lead in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season standings, Noah Gragson likely needs a good showing at Monroe's Evergreen Speedway to hold his place at the top.That said, his strategy heading into Saturday night's NAPA Auto Parts 150, the ninth of 13 K&N...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Sports

Kenseth wins NASCAR Sprint Cup pole at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Matt Kenseth has won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, and Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top three spots in qualifying Friday.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Sports

Drag racer Millican’s son killed in motorcycle crash

DRUMMOND, Tenn. — NHRA Top Fuel racer Clay Millican says his 22-year-old son has died in a motorcycle accident.The drag racer says Dalton Millican was killed Wednesday night in a single-person crash near the family hometown.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Sports

Johnson wins Funny Car title at NHRA Northwest Nationals

KENT — Tommy Johnson Jr. won in Funny Car on Sunday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, spoiling teammate Jack Beckman's bid to sweep the NHRA Western Swing.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Sports

Logano wins NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Joey Logano had enough fuel this time.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Sports

Beckman sets record at Northwest Nationals

KENT, Wash. — Jack Beckman ran the quickest Funny Car pass in NHRA history for the second straight weekend, taking the No. 1 qualifying position Saturdau in the NHRA Northwest Nationals.Beckman piloted his Dodge Charger R/T to a 3.912-second run at 322.88 mph at Pacific Raceways.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Sports

Beckman leads Funny Car qualifying at NHRA Northwest Nationals

KENT — Jack Beckman led Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the NHRA Northwest Nationals in his bid to sweep the Western Swing.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Sports

Ward family files wrongful death lawsuit against Stewart

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — A law firm representing the parents of Kevin Ward filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sprint Cup owner-driver Tony Stewart Friday in an upstate New York courthouse.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Sports

Stewart still struggling year after Ward Jr.’s fatal wreck

As he ran out of gas on the final lap Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Tony Stewart wearily asked his team where he finished.Ninth, he was told.“Hell, I’ll take that,” he replied.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Sports

Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. — Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left.Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go.

Date: 08/02/2015 | Sports

Blaney wins Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, Iowa — Ryan Blaney survived a flurry of late cautions to win the NASCAR Xfinity race Saturday night at Iowa Speedway for his first victory of the season.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Sports

Gordon hopes to qualify for Chase in final season

LONG POND, Pa. — Jeff Gordon’s request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time NASCAR champion has been feted with a parade, bourbon, an 18-liter bottle of wine, even a track named in his honor.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch starts drive for 4th straight win from pole

LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from a familiar spot, out front and in first.Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to win the pole for the first time during his sensational streak.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Sports

NASCAR penalizes Premium Motorsports for unattached weight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR has penalized Premium Motorsports because an unattached weight fell off the car during practice last weekend at Indianapolis.The P3 penalty against the team Timmy Hill drove for last weekend was issued Wednesday.

Date: 07/29/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch wins Brickyard 400 for weekend sweep at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Date: 07/26/2015 | Sports

Gordon's final race at Brickyard turns into disaster after wreck

INDIANAPOLIS — Jeff Gordon slid into the No. 24 for the final time at Indy with a car more fit for a junkyard than the Brickyard.

Date: 07/26/2015 | Sports

Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix for 41st victory

BUDAPEST, Hungary — On the day he equaled Brazilian great Ayrton Senna's feat of 41 race wins with a brilliant drive at Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel's thoughts went to Jules Bianchi and his family.

Date: 07/26/2015 | Sports

Hamilton takes pole for Hungarian Grand Prix

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is collecting pole positions at such a rate that he is dreaming of emulating his childhood idol Ayrton Senna.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch uses late pass to capture Indy's Xfinity race

INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch spent the last 10 laps desperately chasing Ryan Blaney.When the old pro finally caught up, the 21-year-old youngster flinched.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Sports

Bell wins NASCAR Truck's Mud Summer Classic

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Christopher Bell won the Mud Summer Classic on Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway in his third career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Sports

'The One-Armed Bandit'

Local race car driver doesn’t let his disability slow him down

Date: 07/20/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup race, moves closer to Chase

LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Busch continues to find victory lane and is moving closer to landing a spot in the Chase.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Sports

Hamlin holds off Dillon in fiery finish to Xfinity race

LOUDON, N.H. — Denny Hamlin turned sideways into Kyle Busch and had Austin Dillon all bent out of shape.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Sports

Formula One driver Bianchi dies from injuries sustained in 2014 crash

Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has died in a French hospital from head injuries sustained in a crash at last year's Japanese Grand Prix.He was 25.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Sports

Bourdais wins Milwaukee Mile for second IndyCar victory of season

MILWAUKEE — Sebastien Bourdais pulled away following a late caution to win Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile, his second IndyCar victory of the season.

Date: 07/12/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup 400-mile race at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. — Though Kyle Busch remains outside NASCAR's championship playoff looking in, his prospects continue getting stronger.

Date: 07/11/2015 | Sports

Rain cancels Sprint Cup, Xfinity qualifying at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. — Rain returned to Kentucky Speedway on Friday and canceled qualifying for the Sprint Cup and Xfinity series races.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Sports

Austin Dillon survives frightening crash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin Dillon walked away from a violent crash at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning with a bruised tailbone and forearm and a strong opinion about racing at NASCAR’s fastest tracks.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Sports

Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon's crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, which ended at 2:41 a.m. Monday with a horrific last-lap accident that sent Austin Dillon sailing into the fence.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Sports

Rain helps Hamilton win thrilling British GP, extend F1 lead

SILVERSTONE, England — Rain soaked Silverstone and water then filled Lewis Hamilton's eyes.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Sports

Earnhardt starts on pole after rain cancels qualifying at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Rain washed out qualifying for Sunday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway, where the field was set by practice times.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Sports

Hamilton takes pole position for British Grand Prix

SILVERSTONE, England — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton produced another formidable performance in qualifying at the British Grand Prix on Saturday to clinch pole position for the eighth time in nine races this season.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch grabs his first Sprint Cup win of the season

SONOMA, Calif. — Kyle Busch’s remarkable comeback from the serious injuries he suffered a day before the Sprint Cup season began now includes a victory.

Date: 06/28/2015 | Sports

Pollard wins Summer Showdown at Evergreen Speedway

MONROE — In a race of early mishaps, including two red flag stoppages in the opening minutes, Bubba Pollard stayed out of trouble at the outset and then held on through some bumper-to-bumper racing in the final laps to win the Summer Showdown on Saturday night at Evergreen...

Date: 06/27/2015 | Sports

Evergreen Speedway preps for this weekend's Summer Showdown

Many of the top Super Late Model cars and drivers from the West Coast, and others from elsewhere in the United States and Canada, will be on hand tonight for the fourth annual Summer Showdown, one of the premier auto racing events each year at Monroe's Evergreen Speedway.For...

Date: 06/26/2015 | Sports

Microsoft named official tech partner of NASCAR

As part of a multi-year agreement, Microsoft has been named the official technology partner of NASCAR and a major technology partner of Hendrick Motorsports.

Date: 06/23/2015 | Sports

Kurt Busch wins rain-shortened NASCAR race in Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kurt Busch won his second NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season, a rain-shortened event at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday that was called 62 laps short of its scheduled distance.

Date: 06/14/2015 | Sports

Kyle Busch wins at Michigan in return to Xfinity Series

BROOKLYN, Mich. — After a scary crash at Daytona left him with a broken leg and foot, Kyle Busch had to focus on some pretty simple milestones.“Obviously, the first step was just being able to stand up,” he said. “Next step was being able to walk.”

Date: 06/13/2015 | Sports

Kahne tops Michigan qualifying for first pole since 2012

BROOKLYN, Mich. — It’s hard to believe for those who follow NASCAR, but Kasey Kahne had not won a pole since 2012.That drought is finally over.

Date: 06/12/2015 | Sports

IndyCar driver Hinchcliffe has no memory of life-saving efforts after crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With his trademark self-deprecating humor, James Hinchcliffe jokes that he received “a complete oil change” after his accident during preparations for the Indianapolis 500. All kidding aside, the IndyCar driver recognizes he’s lucky to be alive.

Date: 06/10/2015 | Sports

Truex earns first win Sprint Cup since 2013

LONG POND, Pa. — Martin Truex Jr. led the most laps for the fourth straight race, only this time he was in front on the one that mattered most, breaking through Sunday at Pocono Raceway for his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013.

Date: 06/07/2015 | Sports

Hendrick Motorsports aims for 6th straight Pocono win

LONG POND, Pa. — Images of Richard Petty in his feathered Stetson hat and dark glasses stamp Pocono Raceway’s victory lane tower, a tribute to one of racing’s greats and the first winner at the track.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Sports

Johnson makes history with 10th win at Dover

DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson pulled away on the final restart to win at Dover International Speedway and become the fifth NASCAR driver with 10 or more Sprint Cup victories at a single track.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Sports

IndyCar driver Hinchcliffe released from hospital

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was released from the hospital Wednesday, nine days after his wreck during Indianapolis 500 practice left him with a life-threatening leg injury.

Date: 05/27/2015 | Sports

Edwards wins Coca-Cola 600 for first victory in two seasons

CONCORD, N.C. — Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn't sure his team made the right call.

Date: 05/24/2015 | Sports

Montoya wins Indianapolis 500

Montoya passes Power with three laps remaining en route to win

Date: 05/24/2015 | Sports

Mercedes gamble costs Hamilton as teammate Rosberg wins Monaco GP

MONACO — An ill-judged gamble by Mercedes cost Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton his fourth win of the season, gifting his teammate and rival Nico Rosberg a third straight win at the Monaco Grand Prix and putting him firmly back in the title race.

Date: 05/24/2015 | Sports

Dillon wins Xfinity race at Charlotte

 CONCORD, N.C. — Austin Dillon's driving was good.His celebration might have been even better.

Date: 05/23/2015 | Sports

Ear problem knocks driver Carlos Huertas from Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS — Carlos Huertas was ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 two days before the race after he was diagnosed with an “inner ear condition” and failed to pass a medical exam.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Sports

IndyCar driver out of intensive care

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was been moved out of intensive care Wednesday, two days after surgery on his left thigh and pelvic area following a frightening crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500.

Date: 05/20/2015 | Sports

Hinchcliffe has surgery on leg after another Indy wreck

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was taken to a hospital for surgery on his left leg Monday after slamming his car into the wall at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the fourth frightening wreck during practice for the Indianapolis 500 in the past week.

Date: 05/18/2015 | Sports

Dixon claims 500 pole during strange day at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — One minute, Scott Dixon thought the numbers were a mistake.The next, he was sitting on the Indianapolis 500 pole.

Date: 05/17/2015 | Sports

Buescher rallies to win NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway

 NEWTON, Iowa — Chris Buescher needed someone to screw up.Two drivers involved in a scary incident Saturday teamed up for another crash that gave Buescher the break he was looking for.

Date: 05/17/2015 | Sports

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