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April 21
Fans watch the running of the Indianapolis 500 in the first turn at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, in 2017

Indy 500 to host 135,000 in largest sports event in pandemic

The Indianapolis 500 is set to be the largest sporting event in the world since the start of the pandemic with 135,000 spectators permitted to attend "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" next month.
April 20
Mario Andretti feels the same pain as so many others these days. One of the greatest racers of all time is not immune from the loneliness and depressi

Andretti navigates personal loss, loneliness of pandemic

Mario Andretti is loneliest at night, when he's home alone in his sprawling Pennsylvania mansion, and there's no one to talk to but Gonzo, his 34-year-old Amazon parrot.
April 18
Alex Bowman stood on his car as he celebrated winning a NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., on Sunday.

Bowman denies Hamlin with swift late move at Richmond

Alex Bowman came from nowhere with 10 laps to go at Richmond Raceway to put the No. 48 Chevrolet in victory lane for the first time in nearly four years.
April 18

Alex Palou scores 1st career IndyCar win in Ganassi debut

Fernando Alonso is winless so far this season in Formula One. Same with Carlos Sainz.
April 18

Verstappen beats Hamilton in dramatic Emilia-Romagna GP

Max Verstappen eased to victory in an incident-packed Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday as he comfortably beat Lewis Hamilton, who almost crashed out after a rare error from the world champion.
April 17
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, left, speaks to four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears before the first IndyCar practice session of t

O'Ward sets track record at Barber, Johnson ready for debut

Pato O'Ward ran three blistering laps around Barber Motorsports Park to win the pole for IndyCar's season-opening race and make good on his promise to become a headache that series veterans must deal with all year long.
April 16
Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon seeks motorsports milestone 7th championship

Scott Dixon looks around the IndyCar paddock and sees drivers half his age acting like A.J. Foyt even if they've never crossed the finish line first.
April 16

NASCAR, motorsports approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

Bubba Wallace says get the shot, like he did.
February 11

Lasting legacy: Earnhardt's death saved lives, forced change

Ryan Newman was lying in bed one morning, his two daughters still tucked in down the hall, when a YouTube video of his death-defying crash popped up as a recommended watch.
February 11

Deegan ready to move on from slur and shine in NASCAR

Hailie Deegan's Instagram posts for her 939,000 followers are upbeat — downright bubbly — as they show her life at the track, her race-crazed family tagging along on countless adventures, and her sales pitches to buy the freshest HD merch.
November 15, 2020
Second-place Racing Point driver Sergio Perez of Mexico, right, poured champagne on winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on the podium of

Hamilton lets tears flow as he clinches record 7th F1 title

Moments after victory No. 94 and title No. 7, Lewis Hamilton sat in his car with his head in his hands.
November 14, 2020

Stroll takes pole at wet Turkish GP, struggling Hamilton 6th

A rare sight in Formula One qualifying saw record-breaking Lewis Hamilton struggle and Lance Stroll tame a treacherous track to claim his first pole position…
November 11, 2020
Chase Elliott holds up the season championship trophy as he celebrates with his race crew in Victory Lane

Elliott moves from back of field to first NASCAR title

The new face of NASCAR circled Phoenix Raceway for a celebratory lap of his finest achievement. Chase Elliott, NASCAR's most popular driver, was now a Cup champion, too.
November 10, 2020

Larson still popular on dirt tracks, despite racial slur

Donald Reed drove more than seven hours to North Carolina last week just to watch Kyle Larson race on dirt tracks.
November 9, 2020

Column: NASCAR closes stabilized, and energized by Elliott

Drivers, finally, stop your engines.
November 8, 2020

Elliott too fast for Hamlin, Logano, Keselowski

Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski got a big head start on Chase Elliott. It wasn't big enough Sunday at Phoenix Raceway.
November 8, 2020
Reusse: Grading which sports dealt best with the coronavirus

Reusse: Grading which sports dealt best with the coronavirus

The financial hits have been onerous and TV ratings plunged, but how have the sports entities handled holding competition at a time when the biggest foe has been the coronavirus.
November 7, 2020
The sun comes out after rain fell prior to a NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville

NASCAR claims victory in finishing season during pandemic

NASCAR will take the checkered flag on its season, one of the longest in professional sports, celebrating its ability to work through the pandemic and close its year.
November 7, 2020

Denny Hamlin faces tough field for elusive 1st NASCAR title

Denny Hamlin is 0-for-3 in championship chances, his shot at an elusive first NASCAR crown ending just short each time.
November 7, 2020

No fans at F1 races in Bahrain but health workers invited

The two Formula One races in Bahrain will be held predominantly without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic, race organizers said Saturday.