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Column: 'We need to fix it' safety concerns dogging NASCAR

Oct. 03, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s beleaguered new car somehow made it out of Talladega Superspeedway in the cleanest race yet of this year’s playoffs. It did little to quell the safety concerns surrounding the Next Gen car that debuted this season. The first four playoff races...

Marcos trip to watch Singapore F1 races sparks criticism

Oct. 03, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A trip by Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Singapore over the weekend to watch Formula One races has come under attack from critics who described it as “utterly callous” while thousands of Filipinos remain displaced due to a recent typhoon. ...

Elliott advances in NASCAR playoffs with Talladega victory

Oct. 02, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — As the stars of NASCAR raged over safety concerns with the new car, rumors swirled the drivers would organize some sort of protest at one of the most dangerous tracks on the circuit. Perhaps they'd outright boycott Talladega Superspeedway. Or...

F1: Verstappen's title on hold after Perez wins in Singapore

Oct. 02, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Max Verstappen's Formula One title celebrations were put on hold after the Red Bull driver placed seventh at a chaotic Singapore Grand Prix, won by his teammate Sergio Perez on Sunday. Perez's second win of the season saw him crossing the line 7.6 seconds ahead of...

Shank claims IMSA title with season-ending Petit Le Mans win

Oct. 01, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — The IMSA championship was decided in the final 15 minutes of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, where Wayne Taylor Racing lost the title in the season-ender for a third consecutive year. Meyer Shank Racing bookended the year with victories to win its first...

DiBenedetto wins 1st career Truck Series race under caution

Oct. 01, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Matt DiBenedetto was named winner of the Truck Series race Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway after a lengthy review by NASCAR officials of the finishing order. DiBenedetto and Alabama native Bret Holmes both waited inside their trucks, parked side-by-side,...

Anderson suffers second-degree burns in Talladega crash

Oct. 01, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR driver Jordan Anderson suffered second-degree burns across his neck, face, right arm and both knees as he desperately jumped from his burning vehicle Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. The 31-year-old journeyman was running fourth in the Truck...

Allmendinger wins Talladega to advance in Xfinity playoffs

Oct. 01, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger finally won his first race on a superspeedway with a last-lap pass that allowed him to beat Sam Mayer to the Talladega Superspeedway finish line by less than three feet. Allmendinger's fourth Xfinity Series win of the season locked him into...

Elliott: NASCAR's new Next Gen car a step backward in safety

Oct. 01, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NASCAR's most popular driver said Saturday the sport has taken an unacceptable step backward in safety with its new Next Gen car, a rare public offering of opinion by Chase Elliott. NASCAR's top drivers essentially have turned into an angry mob as they head into Sunday's playoff race...

Young racer loses title by racing too conservatively

Sep. 30, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — A 15-year-old driver gave away his first professional racing championship by racing too conservatively in the title-deciding finale. Connor Zilisch, who is managed by NASCAR star Kevin Harvick, believed he was in position Friday to wrap up the Mazda MX-5 Cup...