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Column: Rossi ends season with a win, eyes on IndyCar

Nov. 22, 2021 10:31 AM EST

Alexander Rossi white-knuckled a Honda Ridgeline through the dark and the fog, off-roading along Mexico's Baja California Peninsula at 100 mph. Insanity, it sounds like, especially for a driver who already had a pair of close calls in both of his previous appearances in the Baja 100. ...

Johnson & Pastrana to represent USA in Race of Champions

Nov. 17, 2021 08:06 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will represent the United States in the upcoming international Race of Champions, an event he won with Jeff Gordon in 2002. Johnson will compete in the event scheduled Feb. 4-6 in Pite Havsbad, Sweden...

In The Pits: Action Express lifts curtain at Road Atlanta

Nov. 15, 2021 17:01 PM EST

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Jim France, chairman of both NASCAR and the IMSA sports car series, mingled in the darkened paddock at Road Atlanta as a group of Brazilians cooked picanha on a pair of charcoal grills. Mike Conway, a week removed from winning the World Endurance...

Petit Le Mans closes North America's motorsports season

Nov. 12, 2021 16:47 PM EST

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — The checkered flag hasn’t waved just yet on major North American motorsports this season. There is still one star-powered, 10-hour race to go. The IMSA sports car series wraps up its season Saturday with the Motul Petit Le Mans endurance race at...

Lights champ Kyle Kirkwood lands IndyCar seat with Foyt

Nov. 10, 2021 17:05 PM EST

Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood, the most well-rounded driver of the next wave of young IndyCar newcomers, at last found an open seat and will drive for A.J. Foyt Racing next season. Kirkwood will drive Foyt's flagship No. 14 Chevrolet, the team said Wednesday....

Andretti says control issues of F1 team ended Sauber talks

Nov. 04, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

IndyCar team owner Michael Andretti said Thursday that “control issues at the 11th hour" derailed his bid to buy the Alfa Romeo team from Sauber but he has not given up on his attempt to acquire a Formula One team. Andretti made his first public comments on the failed...

Chip Ganassi hits brakes on 20 years of NASCAR racing

Nov. 04, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — First things first: Chip Ganassi is “no doubt about it, 100%” rooting for Kyle Larson to win the NASCAR Cup Series championship in Sunday's season finale. “Look, I'm fine with Larson and absolutely I am pulling for him," Ganassi said. “It...

Detroit Grand Prix to return downtown starting in 2023

Nov. 03, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit City Council approved a contract Wednesday to return the Detroit Grand Prix downtown from its current home on an island in the middle of the Detroit River. Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Inc. told councilmembers in September that it wanted to...

W Series makes American debut at F1's US Grand Prix

Oct. 23, 2021 02:53 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Catherine Bond Muir has heard the critics complain that the W Series racing league she created wasn't boosting female drivers but segregating them from the best competition. Here is what she sees: Young drivers in aggressive, wheel-to-wheel racing,...

Column: F1 takes another run at conquering America

Oct. 22, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

Formula One has been down this road before. In the 1970s and ‘80s, the world’s most popular form of auto racing looked like the next big thing in the United States. Mario Andretti won a world championship. Three grand prix races were held in a...