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Column: Busch loss raises questions about NASCAR officiating

Oct. 15, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kurt Busch is not the most sympathetic figure. When he loses a race he was one turn away from winning because he ran out of gas, few likely felt sorry for him. Then came his post-race assessment in which he criticized NASCAR for blowing two calls that led to him being short on fuel....

AP Interview: Rosberg expects F1 merger with electric series

Oct. 15, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

Highlighting fresh concerns about global warming, Nico Rosberg foresees an eventual merger between the fuel-guzzling Formula One championship and the more environmentally friendly, electric motorsport series. The German driver retired from F1 after winning his only title in 2016, and he has since invested in the...

Almirola advances in NASCAR playoffs with Talladega win

Oct. 14, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Tony Stewart hired Aric Almirola because he believed the journeyman would win races for Stewart-Haas Racing. Almirola came close time and again this year but fell short. The boss made sure to keep Almirola's spirits high every chance he got, including a pre-race pep talk Sunday at...

Torrence races to 4th straight win to open NHRA playoffs

Oct. 14, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Steve Torrence raced to his fourth straight Top Fuel victory to open the NHRA playoffs Sunday in the Carolina Nationals. Torrence beat defending series champion Brittany Force with a 3.703-second run at 329.67 mph. The first Top Fuel driver to win the first four races of the Countdown...

The Latest: Almirola wins Talladega in Stewart-Haas rout

Oct. 14, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): ___ 5:35 p.m. Aric Almirola finished a Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway by taking his first win of the season with a last-lap pass for the victory. Almirola's win earned him an...

Kurt Busch leads Stewart-Haas Racing sweep at Talladega

Oct. 13, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kurt Busch led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep to put all four of the company cars up front at Talladega Superspeedway for a critical playoff race. Busch turned a lap at 195.804 mph to qualify in the top spot for Sunday's race. He edged teammate Clint Bowyer, who qualified second, ahead...

Johnson tops Funny Car qualifying at NHRA Carolina Nationals

Oct. 13, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Tommy Johnson Jr. powered to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car on Saturday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Johnson raced to his second straight No. 1 qualifier and the 17th of his career. He had a 3.873-second pass at 329.10 mph in a Dodge Charger in the final...

Timothy Peters wrecks Gragson to win Talladega truck race

Oct. 13, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Timothy Peters bumped leader Noah Gragson out of his way on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway, then blocked traffic for the final mile to win the Truck Series race Saturday. It was the 11th victory of Peters' career and third at Talladega, the most wins at the Alabama track...

Michael Schumacher's son Mick wins F3 European title

Oct. 13, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — That's one more racing title for the Schumacher family. Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher, secured the Formula 3 European Championship title on the final weekend in front of a home crowd at Hockenheim. The 19-year-old German finished second in the...

Talladega starts final 6-week run for Johnson and Knaus

Oct. 13, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Times were already changing long before Jimmie Johnson strolled through a Las Vegas casino unnoticed, full firesuit and all. It was the start of NASCAR's playoffs and the seven-time champion, wearing a flame-retardant billboard, was surprised that he failed to garner even a quizzical...