| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Any short list of national motorsports highlights in 2013 has to include Danica Patrick's historic run to the pole in the Daytona 500. That's just the most visible sign of something increasingly clear at any local dragway or stock-car track: Women are...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Qualifying for the two elite classes of NHRA drag racing will be shortened to two days from three at this year's Circle K Winternationals in Pomona next month.
The sport's so-called nitro classes -- top fuel and funny cars, the 300-mph dragsters that...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Singer Justin Bieber has been arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., for drag racing and DUI, according to police.
The Miami Beach Police Dept., in a post on its official Twitter account, said Bieber was arrested Thursday morning after he was drag racing....
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Ryan Hunter-Reay coasted to his second straight victory at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., when the rain-shortened IndyCar race finished under caution.
A full-course caution came out for the final seven minutes of the timed race after...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Major U.S. motor racing goes quiet this weekend for its traditional Easter break.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Verizon IndyCar Series and the National Hot Rod Assn.'s Mello Yello Series all have the weekend off.
But Formula One will race Sunday...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:48 AM
There's an old saying in motor racing that money buys speed, but even that wasn't enough at first for drag racer Alexis DeJoria.
DeJoria, 36, is the daughter of billionaire John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of the Paul Mitchell hair care products company...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 2:05 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Doug Kalitta and Robert Hight won the top two divisions at the NHRA Gatornationals.
Kalitta beat former series champion Antron Brown in the Top Fuel division Sunday, and Hight topped his boss, 16-time champion John Force, in the...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Alexis DeJoria on Saturday became the first woman in NHRA drag-racing history to make a pass of under four seconds in a funny car, one of the sport's two elite classes.
During the third round of qualifying for the Circle K Winternationals, DeJoria...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Ron Capps awoke Saturday and promptly saw his phone was "lit up" with calls and text messages, he said. "I thought maybe something bad had happened."
What had happened the day before certainly wasn't good. A day earlier, the 7,000-horsepower engine on...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
One might think that after setting nearly every record in NHRA funny car drag racing, 64-year-old John Force would have nothing left to prove.
But Force, who won a record 16th funny car title last year, believes he has everything to prove. That's...
| Mar 17, 2014
Police check licenses on hopped-up cars driven by teen-agers drag racing on paved section of the Los Angeles River bottom. Four squad cars converged on racers. Photo taken at 6th Street Bridge....