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  • Vettel hoping for resurgence at Chinese GP 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 7:17 am
  • SHANGHAI - Given how he finished last season, Sebastian Vettel's start to the 2014 F1 campaign has been humbling, to say the least.

  • Hamilton takes pole at Chinese Grand Prix 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:20 am
  • SHANGHAI - Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes' perfect record in qualifying this season, holding off the two Red Bulls to capture his third pole position of the campaign on Saturday at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix.

  • Ferrari introduces new team principal in Shanghai 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:36 am
  • SHANGHAI - Ferrari's new team principal, Marco Mattiacci, arrived at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday wearing large sunglasses - on an overcast day.

  • Sponsorship woes put Swan Racing future in doubt 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:53 pm
  • Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.

  • People's race car still needs money for Indy 500 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:40 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Jill Reynolds sat in class every Wednesday in May while growing up on Indianapolis' north side during the 1960s and '70s hoping her father would soon be arriving to take her to a "dentist" or "doctor's" appointment.

  • Ala company specializes in rare Porsche autos 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:13 am
  • FLORENCE, Alabama - Fast sports cars with sleek, sexy lines are the last thing passers-by probably imagine when they pass the nondescript metal building in an industrial park in northwest Alabama.

  • Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:20 am
  • PARIS - As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall - "People, we're in trouble!" - looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of blue whale burger or wearing panda fur.

  • IndyCar drivers calmer after Long Beach tempers 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:39 pm
  • FORT WORTH, Texas - Tony Kanaan got a text of apology from Ryan Hunter-Reay. Will Power tried to apologize in person to Simon Pagenaud.

  • Wallace showing improvement in Truck Series 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:38 pm
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year.

  • IndyCar driver Saavedra fined $10K 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:43 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - IndyCar has fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 for a rules violation at Long Beach.

  • Ky. Highway Safety to sponsor Nationwide event 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:50 pm
  • SPARTA, Kentucky - Kentucky's Office of Highway Safety will be the title sponsor for Kentucky Speedway's June 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

  • Phoenix police: Man killed in wreck while racing 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:43 pm
  • PHOENIX - Phoenix police say a 19-year-old man was killed when his car collided with a pickup truck while he was street-racing with a third vehicle.

  • Court rejects Red Bull appeal for Ricciardo 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:26 am
  • PARIS - Red Bull is "disappointed" but now focused on the upcoming Chinese Grand Prix after a court on Tuesday rejected its appeal against the disqualification of driver Daniel Ricciardo at the season-opening race in Australia.

  • Indy 500 gives teams 2nd chance to make field 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:59 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - The new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500 now allows any entry that has not made the field at the end of the first day of qualifying a chance to make the last row of the grid on the second day.

  • Haas plans to field Formula 1 team in next 2 years 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:09 pm
  • CONCORD, North Carolina - NASCAR team owner Gene Haas is out to prove that an American-based team can succeed in the Formula One racing series.

  • Mike Conway victory validates Ed Carpenter Racing 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:59 pm
  • LONG BEACH, California - A day after Dario Franchitti announced his retirement, another IndyCar driver said he was also getting out of his car.

  • Mercedes pushes for Red Bull sanction in dispute 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:02 pm
  • PARIS - Mercedes tore into Formula One rival Red Bull at an appeals court hearing Monday over the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo at the Australian Grand Prix, saying the team flouted rules and must be put on notice to stop it from becoming a repeat offender.

  • Mercedes technical director leaving after season 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:50 am
  • BRACKLEY, England - Mercedes says its technical director will leave the Formula One team at the team of the 2014 season and will not be replaced.

  • Hendrick up front, even without wins 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:18 am
  • DARLINGTON, South Carolina - One thing's crystal clear as NASCAR's Sprint Cup series heads into its annual Easter break - Hendrick Motorsports looks as strong as ever.

  • Prosecutors: Ecclestone was afraid of losing grip 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:50 am
  • MUNICH - Munich prosecutors believe Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone allegedly bribed a German banker because he was afraid of losing his grip on the racing series.

  • Stefano Domenicali quits as Ferrari team principal 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:44 am
  • MARANELLO, Italy - Stefano Domenicali resigned as Ferrari team principal on Monday and will be replaced by Marco Mattiacci, president of Ferrari North America.

  • Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:56 pm
  • LONG BEACH, California - Tempers flared all around the streets of Long Beach, where drivers declared friendships over after a surprisingly physical race.

  • Robert Hight wins NHRA Four-Wide Nationals 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:02 pm
  • CONCORD, North Carolina - Robert Hight became the first two-time Funny Car winner in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Sunday, beating John Force, Alexis DeJoria and Tim Wilkerson in the final.

  • NASCAR's Kurt Busch says Haas serious about F1 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:59 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch said team owner Gene Haas is serious about making a strong entry into Formula One, a move that could expand the series' footprint in the U.S.

  • Harvick marks himself a contender with win 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:27 am
  • DARLINGTON, South Carolina - Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks. After taking the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night, Harvick is convinced the group has exactly what it takes to win a Sprint Cup championship.