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Raikkonen to drive Cup race at Watkins Glen for Trackhouse

May. 26, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One world champion, will drive the No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International road course on Aug. 21 for Trackhouse Racing. Raikkonen retired from Formula One last year after competing...

Ecclestone arrested in Brazil for carrying pistol on plane

May. 26, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Formula One head Bernie Ecclestone was arrested in Brazil for having a gun while boarding a plane, police said Thursday. The 91-year-old Ecclestone was released on bail and Brazilian media reported that he took a private jet to Switzerland a short time...

Gainbridge extends deal as presenting sponsor of Indy 500

May. 25, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 will be presented by Gainbridge for the next several years in a multi-year contract extension announced Wednesday with the online investment platform. Gainbridge is an Indianapolis company that in 2019 became presenting sponsor of the most...

Pitbull, Marks provide international drivers path to NASCAR

May. 24, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Trackhouse Entertainment Group, a venture of former driver Justin Marks and Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull, launched a program Tuesday that will field a NASCAR Cup Series entry for renowned international drivers. PROJECT91 could make Trackhouse a...

Column: Indy 500 a showcase of IndyCar's growing strength

May. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The speeds have been insane — 234 mph for Scott Dixon in a record-breaking run for the pole — and Jimmie Johnson and Romain Grosjean are both part of the fastest field in the history of the Indianapolis 500. Some 20 drivers, maybe more, are legitimate...

Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2 in Spain, Leclerc abandons

May. 22, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Nothing was going right for Max Verstappen at the Spanish Grand Prix: the wind had blown his car off course, his Red Bull was struggling, and top rival Charles Leclerc seemed headed for a sure victory. His fortunes turned when Leclerc lost power and his...

Leclerc's perfect weekend in Spain ruined by faulty Ferrari

May. 22, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc was eyeing a perfect weekend in Spain. He dominated practice and qualifying and seemed only an easy Sunday drive away from winning the Spanish Grand Prix. With only open track ahead, Leclerc was poised to extend his lead in the Formula One...

Ferrari's Leclerc sweeps all three practices at Spanish GP

May. 21, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Formula One points leader Charles Leclerc swept all three practices ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix and edged reigning world champion Max Verstappen in the final session ahead of Saturday qualifying. The Ferrari driver was just 0.072 seconds faster than...

A happier Andretti returns to Indy 500 as part-time racer

May. 19, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti doesn't want to be at the track if he's not racing. He'll watch on television, though, and offer advice from 650 miles away. Andretti was at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, watching Andretti Autosport race the road course at Indianapolis Motor...

Column: Herta's profile elevated as he rolls into Indy 500

May. 16, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The stage now belongs to Colton Herta, the young American driver who through both patience and persistence has forced his way into international conversations. Herta effortlessly navigated his way through three days embedded with McLaren at Formula One's Miami...