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July 18

Newgarden gives Penske sweep of Iowa doubleheader

Josef Newgarden was seething after a fifth-place finish in the opener of the IndyCar doubleheader at Iowa, insisting he had the best car of the night and it was merely misfortune that cost him the win.
Motorsports
July 18
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity race at Texas Motor Speedway, and then had it taken away. Busch failed postrace

Busch disqualified after Xfinity win, Cindric 3rd win in row

Kyle Busch celebrated a 10th NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Texas, and then had it taken away.
Motorsports
July 18

Harvick, Hamlin still predictable Cup favorites at hot Texas

Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin can easily be considered favorites for the first summertime race at Texas, even in this unpredictable and unprecedented NASCAR Cup season.
Motorsports
July 18

Bad news for Hamilton's rivals: Mercedes is getting faster

The bad news for Lewis Hamilton's traditional rivals at Ferrari and Red Bull is that the dominant Mercedes is getting faster, while another team using its engines is growing in confidence.
Motorsports
July 17

Pagenaud snaps Ganassi streak with IndyCar win at Iowa

Simon Pagenaud's worst-to-first run capped a wild opening night to IndyCar's doubleheader at Iowa Speedway.
Motorsports
July 17
Minnesota native Jason Line won the Pro Stock division of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in 2019. Line, 50, announced

Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway postponed

The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, scheduled for Aug. 14-16 at Brainerd International Raceway, have been postponed for pandemic-related reasons.
Nation
July 17
Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Details released in crash of plane carrying Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a pilot struggled to open a crashed airplane's wing emergency exit as the aircraft began to burn and fill with smoke…
Motorsports
July 17

Lot of room for NASCAR fans at Texas due to virus and heat

The massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway are 2/3 of a mile long and were empty for the last race there.
Motorsports
July 17

'Yes we exist' - Black fans eye NASCAR's work to diversify

Kevin Johnson became enamored with NASCAR as a kid through clips on " Wide World of Sports," decades before billion-dollar broadcast deals when auto racing…
Motorsports
July 17

NHRA tries to find financial footing after COVID-19 shutdown

Two-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan heard the stories throughout the pandemic-forced shutdown.
Motorsports
July 16
Denny Hamlin celebrates after winning the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2019.

NASCAR reopens gates at Bristol with more tracks to follow

Chase Elliott put his face mask on and went into the grandstands at Bristol Motor Speedway to watch the qualifying event before NASCAR's All-Star race, briefly becoming a part of the largest group of spectators at a U.S. sporting event since March.
Motorsports
July 16

Dixon, Ganassi out to continue IndyCar domination in Iowa

Few people can appreciate the level of success that Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist have had during the IndyCar team's pandemic-challenged 30th anniversary season more than Tony Kanaan.
Motorsports
July 16

Hamilton can equal Schumacher's F1 track record with 8th win

Victory this weekend in Hungary would move Lewis Hamilton within five of Michael Schumacher's record 91 Grand Prix wins, and also tie the Formula One great's record for wins at a single track.
Motorsports
July 15
Chase Elliott celebrates with the trophy after winning a NASCAR All-Star race at Bristol Motor Speedway

Elliott joins his father as winner of NASCAR's All-Star race

Chase Elliott collected the checkered flag and soaked in the sounds of fans in the grandstands. The spectators at Bristol Motor Speedway surged to the fence, chanted "USA! USA!" and celebrated NASCAR's most popular driver.
Motorsports
July 15

NASCAR hosts largest sporting event crowd since pandemic

Clint Bowyer hopped off his pit stand at Bristol Motor Speedway to learn he'd won the fan vote to advance into NASCAR's All-Star race — an announcement met by a roar from the grandstands.
July 13
Cole Custer, right, celebrated with his crew after winning a NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday in Sparta, Ky.

NASCAR Cup rookie Cole Custer wins in upset at Kentucky

Cole Custer saw an opening and, with help from a friend, squeezed through for the most fulfilling moment of his young racing career.
July 13

Column: Wallace deserves a slot in NASCAR's All-Star race

Bubba Wallace deserves a spot in NASCAR's All-Star race, a $1 million exhibition designed for race winners and previous champions of the event.
July 13

Stewart and Evernham team to recreate IROC as SRX All-Stars

Remember the old IROC Series, where the best drivers from various disciplines raced each other in equally prepared cars? It ran for 30 seasons before Tony Stewart won its final championship in 2006 and the series quietly went away.
July 12
In this photo provided by the NHRA, Billy Torrence won in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series return, beating Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuel final S

Torrence wins at Indy in NHRA's return from virus break

Billy Torrence won in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series return, beating Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuel final Sunday in the NHRA Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.
July 12

Rosenqvist surges at Road America for 1st IndyCar victory

Scott Dixon's win streak finally ended. Chip Ganassi Racing just kept rolling along.