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  • So long, lady in black: Jeff Gordon faces Darlington finale

    DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon hopes to make his last Southern 500 as a full-time driver as memorable as the rest of his career at Darlington Raceway. Gordon is third all-time with seven Darlington…

  • Mercedes on course to extend F1 pole position streak to 23

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — With Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg dominating practice for the Italian Grand Prix, Mercedes is on track for its 23rd consecutive pole position Saturday. Hamilton and Rosberg finished 1-2 in both…

  • Column: Closed cockpits in Formula One? Not so fast

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — The idea of enveloping Formula One drivers in closed cockpits to better protect them from flying debris and crashes is more complicated than it sounds. The governing body of motorsport, the…

  • Pirelli inquiry places blame for F1 tire problems on debris

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Formula One tire supplier Pirelli blamed debris on the track and prolonged usage for a “highly unusual number of cuts” to the rubber at the Belgian Grand Prix, which was marred…

  • Renzi to Ecclestone on Italian GP: ‘Leave Monza alone’

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi has a message for Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone: “Leave Monza alone.” “That’s what we’re going to tell Ecclestone. Formula One doesn’t rely solely on money. It’s…

  • Massa and Bottas to pair for 3rd straight year at Williams

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will pair for a third consecutive season as Williams’ Formula One drivers, the team announced Thursday. Massa and Bottas currently sit fifth and sixth, respectively, in…

  • NHRA Schedule and standings

    Feb. 5-8 Winternationals, Pomona, Calif. (TF-Shawn Langdon, FC-Matt Hagan, PS-Jason Line) Feb. 20-22 CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals, Phoenix (TF-Tony Schumacher, FC-Matt Hagan, PS-Rodger Brogdon) March 12-15 Gatornationals, Gainesville, Fla. (TF-Spencer Massey, FC-Ron Capps, PS-Greg Anderson,…

  • IndyCar Schedule and standings

    March 29 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla. (Juan Pablo Montoya) April 12 Grand Prix of Louisiana, Avondale (James Hinchcliffe) April 19 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Calif. (Scott Dixon) April 26 Honda…

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Schedule and standings

    Feb. 20 NextEra Energy Resources 250, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Tyler Reddick) Feb. 28 Hyundai Construction Equipment 200, Hampton, Ga. (Matt Crafton) March 28 Kroger 250, Martinsville, Va. (Joey Logano) May 8 Toyota Tundra 250, Kansas…

  • Formula One Schedule and standings

    March 15 — Australian Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton) March 29 — Malaysia Grand Prix (Sebastian Vettel) April 12 — Chinese Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton) April 19 — Bahrain Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton) May 10 —…

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule and standings

    Feb. 14 x-Sprint Unlimited, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Matt Kenseth) Feb. 19 x-Budweiser Duel I, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) Feb. 19 x-Budweiser Duel II, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 22 Daytona 500, Daytona…

  • NASCAR Xfinity Schedule and standings

    Feb. 21 Alert Today Florida 300, Daytona Beach (Ryan Reed) Feb. 28 Hisense 250, Hampton, Ga. (Kevin Harvick) March 7 Boyd Gaming 300, Las Vegas (Austin Dillon) March 14 Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200, Avondale,…

  • NBC to celebrate NASCAR’s history at Darlington Raceway

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The return of the Southern 500 to Labor Day weekend will be marked by a throwback celebration at Darlington Raceway that will include everything from the retro paint schemes on the…

  • Column: Scott Dixon a fitting champ as IndyCar grieves

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — With a dominating drive on a day worth double points, Scott Dixon once again proved he is one of the greatest IndyCar drivers in open-wheel history. Dixon overcame long odds to…

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Money Leaders

    Through Aug. 30 1. Matt Crafton, $466,991 2. Erik Jones, $462,623 3. Tyler Reddick, $404,133 4. Johnny Sauter, $285,825 5. Ben Kennedy, $271,056 6. Daniel Hemric, $263,715 7. John Wes Townley, $262,482 8. Spencer Gallagher,…