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McLaren seeking at least $23 million in damages from IndyCar champion Alex Palou in UK court

Oct. 03, 2023 16:33 PM EDT

McLaren Racing is suing IndyCar champion Alex Palou for at least $23 million to recoup costs the team says it lost when the driver reneged on the contract he signed to join the team, Palou, a 26-year-old Spaniard, guaranteed that he had “no outstanding obligation under any...

NASCAR bringing its top Cup Series to Iowa for the first time in 2024

Oct. 03, 2023 14:34 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR announced Tuesday that it will finally bring its top Cup Series to Iowa for the first time. Cup Series drivers will race at Iowa Speedway in Newton in June 2024, a weekend that will also include the second-tier Xfinity Series at the track about a...

Crafton avoids suspension as NASCAR only issues fines for Talladega post-race fight with Sanchez

Oct. 03, 2023 13:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR on Tuesday fined Matt Crafton $25,000 for punching fellow driver Nick Sanchez following the Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Sanchez was fined $5,000 and his father, Rene, was suspended for the remaining two races of the Truck Series...

Andretti Global clears first hurdle to join Formula One as an 11th team with FIA expansion approval

Oct. 02, 2023 17:42 PM EDT

Michael Andretti cleared a major hurdle in his bid to launch an American team in Formula One after the FIA said Monday that Andretti Global meets all required criteria to expand the world's top motorsports series to 11 teams. The decision does not guarantee Andretti will get the...

No appeal on Kevin Harvick's DQ at Talladega. Crew chief denies cheating in now deleted post

Oct. 02, 2023 16:51 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing said Monday it will not appeal Kevin Harvick's disqualification at Talladega despite claims from the crew chief that cheating did not cause their loose windshield. Harvick became the first driver disqualified at Talladega Superspeedway...

Column: Blaney does rare burnout to celebrate sliding into next round of NASCAR's playoffs

Oct. 02, 2023 16:49 PM EDT

Early in his NASCAR career, Ryan Blaney didn't do a celebratory burnout following a victory, a decision that caught the attention of Hall of Fame crew chief Dale Inman. “Dale Inman pulled me aside one day, and he said, ‘Hey, you don’t see the winner of the Kentucky Derby get...

FIA has told Andretti Global it meets all requirements to join Formula One, a major step toward expanding F1 to 11 teams

Oct. 02, 2023 11:05 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — FIA has told Andretti Global it meets all requirements to join Formula One, a major step toward expanding F1 to 11 teams.

Blaney beats Harvick at Talladega to advance in NASCAR playoffs. Harvick disqualified after race.

Oct. 01, 2023 19:26 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — In a battle of Ford drivers in which the blue oval was determined to find its way to victory lane, Ryan Blaney held off Kevin Harvick at the Talladega Superspeedway finish line as Blaney advanced into the round of eight of NASCAR's playoffs. Harvick, who is...

Gas can erupts into flames during NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway

Oct. 01, 2023 19:17 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — There was a fiery moment during the NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway when a gas can erupted into flames on pit road. Ty Gibbs pulled out of his pit stall Sunday with the gas can still dangling from his Toyota and the fuel can dislodged in the middle of...

Chase Elliott looks for his first win in a season of disappointment for NASCAR's most popular driver

Sep. 30, 2023 14:43 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — It’s been a year since Chase Elliott won a Cup Series race, a drought that played a role in NASCAR’s most popular driver missing the playoffs in what's guaranteed to be the worst season of his career. As Elliott returns for Sunday's race at Talladega...