Latest Automobile racing News

Larson repays Urban Youth Racing School with virtual visit

May. 15, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson made a quick Zoom stop Saturday before he zipped off to his latest sprint car race: the NASCAR star had to say hello to the students at the Urban Youth Racing School. “It’s good to be back racing again in NASCAR,” he told the class....

Brittany Force breaks track records in NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

May. 14, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brittany Force broke both ends of the zMAX Dragway track record Friday night to lead Top Fuel qualifying for the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Force powered to a 3.662-second pass at 333.08 mph to break the track speed and time marks. ...

Romain Grosjean wins first IndyCar pole at Indianapolis

May. 14, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Romain Grosjean survived a fiery Formula One crash, then left the series behind for a move to IndyCar where he figured he might compete for wins after nearly a decade of driving cars that never had a chance. Now he seems right at home in America. ...

Herta staying put: American signs extension with Andretti

May. 14, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta is not going to drive in Formula One or for Roger Penske or Chip Ganassi or anywhere but Andretti Autosport for now. The 21-year-old star signed a two-year contract extension inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway press box Friday,...

The Latest: Pirates lift mask rule for fully vaccinated fans

May. 14, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Pittsburgh Pirates said on Friday that they will no longer require fans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a facemask while at PNC Park. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 14, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video shows a...

Turkish tourism video sparks outcry, unequal treatment claim

May. 14, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A video promoting tourism in Turkey amid the pandemic has caused an uproar on social media for showing tourism employees wearing masks that read “Enjoy, I’m vaccinated.” The video, in English, was published Thursday on the social media accounts of...

Travel trouble knocks Chilton out of Indy Grand Prix field

May. 14, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — British driver Max Chilton will not race in Saturday’s Indy Grand Prix because he couldn’t travel back to the United States from England. The team remains hopeful Chilton will drive in the Indianapolis 500 on May 30. Chilton...

Street racing surges across US amid coronavirus pandemic

May. 13, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

Jaye Sanford, a 52-year-old mother of two, was driving home in suburban Atlanta on Nov. 21 when a man in a Dodge Challenger muscle car who was allegedly street racing crashed into her head-on, killing her. She is one of the many victims of a surge in street racing that...

The Latest: Bears coach Nagy going remote for minicamp

May. 13, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy will participate virtually in the team’s rookie minicamp this weekend rather than in person because a close contact tested positive...