| 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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:07 AM
It’s not just construction season in Chicagoland. This weekend, it’s test drive season.
Toyota, Dodge and Ford host test-drive programs of their newest vehicles free and open to the public throughout the Chicago suburbs.
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Brendan Gaughan took the lead after a green-white-checkered restart at Elkhart Lake, Wis., then held on to win the rain-soaked and wild NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America on Saturday.
Alex Tagliani was second, followed by Kevin O'Connell,...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:39 PM
Dawn Perdue has been following racing for as long as she can remember.
When she was 9, Perdue watched a drag race with her father. Immediately after seeing a jet dragster go down the track, she turned to her father and told him her dream was to race in...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Richie Crampton raced to his first career top-fuel victory in the NHRA Summernationals at Englishtown, N.J., to become the 100th category winner in NHRA history.
Crampton, the Australian making his ninth career start, powered his Morgan Lucas Racing-...
| 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....