The burned remains of a plane that was carrying NASCAR television analyst and former driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. lies near a runway

NTSB releases preliminary report on Earnhardt plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says part of the landing gear collapsed and a section of the right wing hit the runway as the plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. touched down a third time during its crash in East Tennessee last week.
Motorsports
August 23

Newgarden wins IndyCar pole at Gateway, his third of season

Josef Newgarden won the pole for Saturday night's IndyCar race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
Motorsports
August 23

Newgarden, Penske hope to continue winning ways at Gateway

Josef Newgarden will have a chance to expand his points lead in the IndyCar series with a win Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
Motorsports
August 22
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. talks to the media during the Daytona 500, at Daytona International Speedway in February

Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to drive Xfinity race at Darlington

Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to compete in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31, despite a recent plane crash.
Motorsports
August 22

Rossi eyes race wins to regain ground in IndyCar title chase

Alexander Rossi learned from a headline that Takuma Sato's team had absolved its driver of blame for an opening-lap crash that harmed Rossi's championship chances.
Motorsports
August 22
Takuma Sato

Rahal team says data absolves Sato of blame for Pocono crash

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing did an internal review of the opening-lap crash at Pocono Raceway and absolved driver Takuma Sato of causing the accident.
Motorsports
August 20

Alonso begins preparations with Toyota's Dakar Rally team

Fernando Alonso will undergo an intense training program with Toyota ahead of next year's Dakar Rally.
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August 19

Earnhardt 'truly blessed' nobody was seriously hurt in crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is "truly blessed" that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee.The retired NASCAR driver,…
Motorsports
August 19

Column: IndyCar and Pocono must make tough marriage decision

after a frightening crash, an injury, the death of a driver — that racing at high speed anywhere is inherently dangerous.
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August 18
Minnesotan Jason Line drove his Camaro dragster to victory Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd.

Minnesotan among winners at NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals

Jason Line won a race for an NHRA-record 16th consecutive season on Sunday, racing to a wire-to-wire victory in Pro Stock at his home Brainerd International Raceway track.
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August 18

Leah Pritchett wins at Brainerd to end 26-event drought

Leah Pritchett ended a 26-event winless streak Sunday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Motorsports
August 18

The Latest: Power wins shortened Pocono race marred by wreck

The Latest on the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway (all times local):
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August 18

DiBenedetto falls short of win but earns immense respect

When his sponsorship dried up early last season, Matt DiBenedetto took the unique step of making a social media video asking for funding ideas.
Motorsports
August 18
Minnesota native Jason Line drove during Pro Stock qualifying Saturday at Brainerd International Raceway.

Jason Line tops NHRA Pro Stock qualifying at Brainerd

Brittany Force led Top Fuel qualifying, and Matt Hagan was the fastest in Funny Car.
Motorsports
August 18
Steve Torrence qualified second in Top Fuel qualifying. Torrence won the event last year in Brainerd.

Lucas Oil Nationals preview at Brainerd International Raceway

Pro Stock driver and Minnesota native Jason Line secured his second No. 1 qualifier of the 2019 season and the 55th of his career.
Motorsports
August 18
Denny Hamlin celebrated after winning Saturday night's NASCAR race in Bristol, Tenn.

Hamlin wins at Bristol to spoil DiBenedetto's upset bid

Bristol Motor Speedway was a bizarre mix of emotions Saturday night after Denny Hamlin chased down Matt DiBenedetto to spoil a Saturday night upset.
Motorsports
August 17

The Latest: Denny Hamlin wins at Bristol

The Latest on the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local):
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August 17

Newgarden gets Pocono pole after rain wipes out qualifying

Josef Newgarden gets a kick out of anyone who considers the IndyCar championship race limited to two or three drivers. The 2017 series champion counts a field four or five deep all chasing him for first as the season winds down.
Motorsports
August 17

Denny Hamlin passes inspection, retains pole at Bristol

Denny Hamlin has passed pre-race inspection and his car will start on the pole Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Motorsports
August 17

Shadowed by crashes, somber IndyCar field returns to Pocono

His social media post shows a digital image of legs walking in perfect stride superimposed over his own. The emoji, however, hides the delicate steps Robert Wickens takes while clutching the bars of a treadmill.
Motorsports
August 16

Matt Hagan leads NHRA Funny Car qualifying at Brainerd

Matt Hagan led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.