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NHRA drag racing great John Force released from hospital 1 month after fiery, 300-mph crash

Jul. 23, 2024 19:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — NHRA drag racing great John Force has been discharged from the hospital where he was undergoing rehabilitation for a traumatic brain injury sustained in a fiery, 300-mph crash at the Virginia Nationals last month. The 75-year-old was released from Barrow Neurological...

NASCAR's restart rules questioned after Larson takes advantage of unusual Brickyard 400 finish

Jul. 22, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Blaney thought he was perfectly positioned to win the Brickyard 400 on Sunday. He drove down Indianapolis Motor Speedway's front straightaway leading the outside lane of cars to the second-to-last restart, fully expecting to inherit the lead when race...

Kyle Larson races to his 1st Brickyard 400 victory, making a late charge through the field

Jul. 21, 2024 23:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Larson left Indianapolis in May in the middle of one of the most agonizing days of his racing career. In his return Sunday, Larson finished one of the most memorable races of his career with one of sports' more revered celebrations — kissing the bricks at...

Piastri wins first F1 race after Norris obeys team orders in 1-2 for McLaren at Hungarian GP

Jul. 21, 2024 23:41 PM EDT

BUDAPEST (AP) — Australian driver Oscar Piastri won his first Formula One race after teammate Lando Norris handed him back the lead to complete a McLaren one-two at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. That outstanding result came after a long and at times awkward back-and-forth...

Daring pass on final lap sends Riley Herbst to victory lane in Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis

Jul. 20, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Riley Herbst saw an opening Saturday and made it pay off with a trip to victory lane at the Brickyard. The 25-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver chased down Aric Almirola on on the final lap, then got close enough to tap Almirola’s car with his front bumper...

Brickyard 400 gives drivers on bubble another chance to win and make it in to the playoffs

Jul. 20, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chase Briscoe looks at the NASCAR schedule and sees five more chances to lock up a playoff spot. He heads into the Brickyard 400 squarely on the bubble at No. 16 and fully aware of the stakes. If he wins, he's in. Anything less will only cause...

Tyler Reddick uses final Brickyard 400 qualifying run to win the pole

Jul. 20, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Reddick watched Brickyard 400 qualifying Saturday with a skeptical eye. He saw drivers routinely missing their marks in the first turn, struggling in the fourth turn and even witnessed one veteran, Austin Cindric, hit the wall. So when...

Norris takes pole ahead of McLaren teammate Piastri at Hungarian GP. Verstappen starting 3rd

Jul. 20, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

BUDAPEST (AP) — McLaren pair Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri locked out the Hungarian Grand Prix front row ahead of Formula 1 leader Max Verstappen after a stellar qualifying session for the British team on Saturday. Norris scored his third career pole position, and will have his...

Cole Custer will make his return to the Cup Series in 2025 driving for the Haas Factory Team

Jul. 20, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cole Custer will return to NASCAR's Cup Series next season as the driver for Haas Factory, the team announced Saturday before Brickyard 400 qualifying. The 26-year-old, who was the 2020 Cup Series Rookie of the Year, will drive the No. 41 Ford. Team officials...

NASCAR drivers eager to test their skills on Indianapolis' oval after 3 years on the road course

Jul. 19, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Austin Cindric attended races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway most of his life, dreaming of the day he could compete on the historic 2.5-mile oval. On Sunday, he'll finally get a chance to join his racing heroes. Yes, NASCAR and race officials...