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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...

Shank strikes first in tight Acura fight for IMSA title

Sep. 30, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Michael Shank paced nervously at the pit stand as Tom Blomqvist turned qualifying laps at Road Atlanta. The team owner admitted he was more nervous than he was watching Helio Castroneves win him the Indianapolis 500. The IMSA sports car season championship...

NASCAR drivers fuming over concussions suffered in new car

Sep. 30, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

NASCAR drivers are angry and concerned about their safety in the new Next Gen cars as the playoffs roar into one of the most chaotic and dangerous tracks on the circuit. Alex Bowman will miss Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway with a concussion diagnosed four days after he...

Bowman is 2nd driver to suffer concussion in Next Gen car

Sep. 29, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Alex Bowman will miss Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway with a concussion the Hendrick Motorsports driver apparently suffered last week at Texas. HMS said Bowman was evaluated Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina, and ruled out of this weekend's playoff race. Noah Gragson...

Conor Daly to make Cup debut at Roval with Mayweather's team

Sep. 29, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

Conor Daly ended the 2021 IndyCar season without a job and unsure where his racing career was headed. Just about a year later, he's brought a new sponsor to motorsports that not only shored up Daly's future but now has him prepared to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut. Daly will...

Foyt promotes Benjamin Pedersen to IndyCar for 2023 season

Sep. 28, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

Benjamin Pedersen is the first driver to land a promotion from Indy Lights into IndyCar as AJ Foyt Racing confirmed Wednesday he'll be part of its 2023 lineup. Pedersen, a 23-year-old dual citizen of Denmark and the United States, spent last season running the full Indy Lights...

Edmunds: Hyundai Elantra N vs Volkswagen Golf GTI

Sep. 28, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

Hyundai is one of just a few automakers that offer sporty performance-oriented versions of its small cars, and one of its newest is the 2022 Elantra N. Based on the redesigned and sharply styled Elantra small sedan, the N has a high-output engine, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and other...

William Byron penalized for hit on Hamlin that NASCAR missed

Sep. 27, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR on Tuesday docked William Byron 25 points and fined him $50,000 for deliberately spinning championship rival Denny Hamlin in a retaliatory move missed by scoring officials. The penalty dropped Byron to eight points below the cutline heading into...

2 charged in pair of crashes amid pop-up car rally in NJ

Sep. 27, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities announced charges Tuesday against two men in a pair of vehicle crashes — one of which killed two people — during a pop-up car rally in southern New Jersey over the weekend. Police across multiple communities struggled to control the chaotic...

Kurt Busch hopeful he can return from concussion this year

Sep. 27, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch said Tuesday he remains “hopeful” he will recover from a concussion in time to race again before the end of the NASCAR season. The 2004 Cup champion has been sidelined since he crashed July 23 during qualifying at Pocono Raceway. He's so far...