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August 31

Newgarden races into Portland with IndyCar title his to lose

Josef Newgarden has been the IndyCar points leader practically all season and has built enough of a cushion that his mindset has changed with only two anticlimactic races left.
Motorsports
August 31

Leclerc hopes to convert 3rd pole position into 1st GP win

Charles Leclerc hopes to make it third time lucky from pole position and finally give Ferrari its first win of a difficult Formula One season in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
August 30
Dale Earnhardt Jr talks with the media in the garage area in Darlington

Grateful Earnhardt Jr. ready for normalcy at Darlington

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is grateful to be back at Darlington Raceway preparing to drive two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane in flames following a crash in Tennessee.
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August 30

Conor Daly gets tryout at Portland for 2020 IndyCar seat

Conor Daly landed one of the most coveted seats in IndyCar when Arrow Schmidt Peterson called for a substitute driver for Sunday's race at Portland International Raceway.
August 29
Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway

Darlington throwback: Keselowski relishes NASCAR celebration

Brad Keselowski can't wait to get to Darlington Raceway — and it's not just because he won the last time NASCAR's best showed up.
August 29

Bottas birthday celebrations even sweeter with new contract

Valtteri Bottas' 30th birthday celebrations were made even better by Mercedes giving him a new contract for next year.
August 29

Verstappen doubtful he can catch Hamilton in F1 title race

Even the devoted legions of orange-clad fans forming a wall of noise may not be enough to convince Max Verstappen he can catch Lewis Hamilton and win the Formula One title race this season.
August 29

Sato rebounds from Pocono to roll into Portland on high

Just a few days after Takuma Sato was widely criticized as the aggressor in a spectacular opening-lap crash, Bobby Rahal took his driver to lunch.
August 29

French driver Esteban Ocon to drive for Renault next season

French driver Esteban Ocon will return to Formula One next season with the Renault team.
August 27
Denny Hamlin celebrated in Victory Lane at Pocono.

Column: Hamlin cites new maturity in turnaround season

Denny Hamlin has not finished lower than fifth since early July and his current six-race streak includes two victories in the last four races, a pair of runner-ups and a third-place finish.
August 25

Bell backs Leavine's confidence with Road America win

Team owner Bob Leavine made an unpopular decision when he decided to remove driver Matt DiBenedetto from his Cup Series lineup for next season.
August 24
Christopher Bell, right, celebrates with his team in Victory Lane after he won the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race Saturday

Bell restarts fast, wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America

Christopher Bell knows he must master the art of road course racing to make the jump to the next level of NASCAR, even if it might never be his favorite kind of track.
August 24

Allmendinger wins pole at Road America in Wisconsin

AJ Allmendinger turned a lap of 109.792 mph during qualifying on Saturday to earn pole position for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America.
August 23
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.