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August 20
Funny Car legend John Force added another win to his impressive career in his Chevrolet Camaro to claim the win over J.R. Todd on Aug. 15, 2021, at th

Reusse: 'Grandpa' Force and daughter Brittany still big names as NHRA heads for Brainerd

John Force, the leader of drag racing's first family, has won 11 Funny Car titles in northern Minnesota.
Motorsports
August 19
Steve Torrence drove in Top Fuel qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals drag races at Brainerd International Raceway in 2019.

Raceday preview: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway

The races return to Brainerd this weekend after the event was canceled last year because of COVID-19.
Motorsports
July 26
Racecars take the checkered flag Friday night at Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn.

Fired in Iowa for racist rant, racetrack announcer back to work in Minn.

Minnesota track promoter says announcer's racial comments have been taken out of context.
St. Cloud
July 23
on track: Ashley Mehrwerth gave friend and fellow driver TJ Inderieden a smooch on the cheek after the trophy presentation on victory lane following h

Lifelong love of dirt racing leads Sauk Rapids man with Down syndrome to fans, trophies

TJ Inderieden is popular at Granite City Motor Park for his cheery attitude and love of racing.
Motorsports
July 18
Ernie Francis Jr. on Saturday night in Nashville. He came up to Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday and won for the first time this season.

Ernie Francis Jr. comes from behind to win at Brainerd International Raceway

The driver secured his 24th victory in Trans Am's top level on a weekend of tribute to Jed Copham.
Motorsports
July 17
Ayden, Kristi and Alyssa Copham, in front of painting of their late husband & father Jed.

Reusse: Brainerd race track hopes for return to glory starting this weekend

There was a time when you could see actor Paul Newman race in northern Minnesota along with some of the world's best-known auto racers. Brainerd International Raceway wants to bring back that excitement.
Motorsports
May 2

O'Ward wins IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway

Josef Newgarden finished 1.2443 seconds behind Pato O'Ward, giving Chevrolet a 1-2 finish on top of its first victory this season.
Motorsports
May 2

Hamilton rallies to win Portuguese Grand Prix

Max Verstappen, driving for Red Bull, finished second. He and Lewis Hamilton have been 1-2 in all three F1 races this season, with Hamilton winning two of them for Mercedes.
Sports
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.
Sports
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.
Golf
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.