Chase Elliott celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday

Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

NASCAR's grueling return to racing finally ended with a Cup victory for Chase Elliott.
Motorsports
May 28

Dutch GP becomes 4th Formula 1 race canceled this season

The Dutch Grand Prix became the fourth Formula One race canceled this season because of the coronavirus pandemic, after organizers chose on Thursday not to host it without spectators.
Motorsports
May 28
A man watches as rain falls in the infield before a NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte

NASCAR Cup race in Charlotte pushed back day because of rain

Rain washed out the Cup Series race Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway — a slight break for NASCAR teams taxed by a grueling return to racing.
Motorsports
May 26
Chase Elliott celebrates after winning the NASCAR Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Elliott ends Busch's win streak, collects $100,000 bounty

Chase Elliott gained a measure of revenge against Kyle Busch on Tuesday night — and then let him know about it.
Motorsports
May 26

Keselowski looks to heat up market with 2nd Charlotte win

The caution that sent the Coca-Cola 600 to overtime both continued Chase Elliott's bad week and gave Brad Keselowski a much-needed break.
Motorsports
May 26

NASCAR champ Busch backs masks in public as common courtesy

Kyle Busch says he supports wearing a mask in public so "we all can take care of our neighbor" amid the coronavirus pandemic, a rare instance of the two-time NASCAR champion wading into a social issue.
Motorsports
May 25
Kyle Busch celebrated after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday.

Busch passes Cindric in OT to win Xfinity race at Charlotte

Kyle Busch normally celebrates his victories by climbing on top of his race car and bowing to the crowd.
Motorsports
May 25

Hamlin crew members suspended 4 races over tungsten drop

NASCAR on Monday suspended three critical crew members for Denny Hamlin's team because a piece of tungsten fell off his car on the pace lap before the Coca-Cola 600.
Motorsports
May 25

Keselowski gets win but Hendrick Motorsports takes 2 losses

Brad Keselowski has won the Southern 500, the Bristol night race, the Brickyard 400 and has now crossed the Coca-Cola 600 off his checklist of crown jewel victories.
Motorsports
May 25
A masked Brad Keselowski gave the thumbs-up to Ford's first victory at the Coca-Cola 600 since Mark Martin in 2002.

Keselowski wins 600 to extend Johnson's losing streak

Brad Keselowski, in a contract year and trying to up his value in free agency, gave Roger Penske a victory on what should have been the most celebrated day in motorsports but was instead just a 6-plus hour NASCAR show.
Motorsports
May 24
Gabe Wilkins walked away from his car — "COVID-19" — at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Sunday in Gas City, Ind.

Postponed Indy 500 puts short-track drivers in spotlight

The roaring engines and flying dirt pellets briefly brought Gas City I-69 Speedway back to life Sunday.
Motorsports
May 24
Military jets fly over Charlotte Motor Speedway before the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/G

No fans, no problem: Some Coca-Cola 600 fans turn out anyway

Chris "Pops" Bowyer sat in a lawn chair wearing a plain white T-shirt and drinking a beer alongside wife Jana and their friends outside of their motorhome a few hundred yards from Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Motorsports
May 23
Charlotte Motor Speedway was shown in Concord, N.C., on Wednesday. Some fans have been coming to the Coca-Cola 600 for decades, but they won’t be al

NASCAR all alone on motorsports biggest day of racing

The Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled. The Indianapolis 500 is postponed until August. Only the Coca-Cola 600 is still scheduled as planned.
Motorsports
May 23

Indy 500 winners pick the greatest drivers, race and more

In the lead-up to the 100th running of the "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," The Associated Press interviewed the 27 living race winners on topics ranging from the greatest driver to most memorable moment. Their answers to the eight questions ahead of the 2016 race provide a glimpse into the history and mystique of the storied race. The story, originally sent May 27, 2016, is below, has been updated with comments from the four winners since 2016.
Motorsports
May 23

Indy 500 winners pick their favorite 'Spectacle' of all time

Ryan Hunter-Reay admitted he was biased when asked four years ago about the greatest race in Indianapolis 500 history. He made it clear his own…
Twins
May 23

AP Sportlight

May 241905 — Harry Payne Whitney's Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont,…
Vikings
May 23

SiriusXM radio calls audibles for sports shows in pandemic

When you oversee 19 sports stations, radio programming is a daily challenge. During a pandemic, it can become like throwing a no-hitter, scoring a hat…
Motorsports
May 23

Lifelong Coca-Cola 600 fans struggling with missing big race

Harry and Judy Wiley plan to walk down their driveway in Johnson City, Tennessee on Sunday, climb inside their 39-foot motorhome, flip on the television and do the best they can to enjoy NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 — a staple of their Memorial Day weekend for decades.
Motorsports
May 22

Best seats at the track: Race viewing from comfort of condo

Robin Trivette is a popular person this week with the Coca-Cola 600 approaching and it has nothing to do with her bubbly personality.
Motorsports
May 22

NASCAR grabs much-needed momentum in return to live racing

NASCAR had been planning sweeping changes for 2021 in hopes of finding new fans and adding some energy to a staid, stale schedule.
Motorsports
May 22

IndyCar drivers cope with strange Memorial Day weekend

Simon Pagenaud knows what he should be doing right now.