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Allgaier wins Xfinity race at Iowa, leads 182 of 250 laps

Jun. 17, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Justin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his second victory of the season. Racing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in JR Motorsports' No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro, Allgaier led 182 of 250 laps and survived an unlucky late caution by winning the...

Tony Schumacher wins NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Jun. 17, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tony Schumacher raced to his first Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday in the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Schumacher had a 3.946-second run at 313.58 mph to edge Mike Salinas in the final round, the 150th final of Schumacher's career. He has six career victories at...

Peoria man killed in auto race in Canada

Jun. 17, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (AP) — The president of two Peoria automobile dealerships is dead after he lost control of his race car and crashed during a race at a track in Canada. Durham Regional Police say the crash happened during a Formula 5000 race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont., on...

Fernando Alonso wins on debut in 24 Hours Le Mans race

Jun. 17, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

LE MANS, France (AP) — Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso won the 24 Hours Le Mans on his debut in the classic endurance race on Sunday to move closer to motorsport's unofficial Triple Crown. The Spanish driver, together with teammates Kazuki Nakajima of Japan and Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland,...

Brett Moffitt claims hometown win in NASCAR Truck Series

Jun. 16, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Brett Moffitt bolstered his breakout season with a stirring win on his home track. The Iowa driver hopes that winning yet again — after fighting off a thrilling late move by Noah Gragson — will help him find the sponsorships he needs to keep it going. Moffitt won the...

Courtney Force tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying

Jun. 16, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Courtney Force topped Funny Car qualifying for the fifth time in the last six events and the seventh time this season Saturday at the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Force had a 3.993-second pass at 325.92 mph in a Chevy Camaro on Friday during her second qualifying run....

Nadal gets 24 Hours Le Mans race underway

Jun. 16, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

LE MANS, France (AP) — Tennis great Rafael Nadal played the role of official starter on Saturday to get the 86th edition of the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race underway amid light rain. Former Formula One champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button are among 180 drivers in the crews of three....

Courtney Force enjoying best stretch of Funny Car career

Jun. 15, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

Courtney Force has had a whirlwind few weeks, spending time in Nashville as a presenter at the CMT Music Awards, watching her husband Graham Rahal finish 10th at the Indianapolis 500 and squeezing in sponsor events in places like Chicago and Florida. And that's on top of putting together the most dominant stretch...

NHRA: Courtney Force fastest _ again _ at Thunder Valley

Jun. 15, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Courtney Force outran the Funny Car again Friday on the first day of qualifying for the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Force had a 3.993-second pass at 325.92 mph during her second qualifying run. The points leader has four victories this season and has led qualifying...

Former Iowa airport becomes drag racing facility

Jun. 15, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — Drag racing has begun at a former western Iowa airport following the site's $2 million transformation. Nearly 200 racers and 600 spectators gathered at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex last weekend for its opening, the Sioux City Journal reported . The city closed the seldom-used...