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  • NASCAR reacts to death of Kevin Ward Jr. in Tony Stewart accident

    NASCAR reacts to death of Kevin Ward Jr. in Tony Stewart accident
    Reaction to the death of Kevin Ward Jr. was predictable and heartfelt as NASCAR starts to figure out how to deal with this tragic situation. Ward was struck by a sprint car driven by NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart on Saturday night at Canandaigua...
  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart sits out race after hitting, killing driver

    NASCAR's Tony Stewart sits out race after hitting, killing driver
    The world of NASCAR stock-car racing was stunned by a bizarre incident in which star driver Tony Stewart's car struck and killed an up-and-coming driver during a non-NASCAR race in upstate New York. As the story and graphic amateur video of the sprint-...
  • NASCAR's Kurt Busch OK after hard crash in Indy 500 practice

    Kurt Busch crashed hard during practice Monday for the Indianapolis 500 but walked away from the accident unhurt. Busch is the NASCAR driver attempting "the double" this year by racing in the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 stock-car race at...
  • Will 'Need for Speed' make the surge in racing films backfire?

    Will 'Need for Speed' make the surge in racing films backfire?
    This weekend, millions will turn out to see “Need for Speed,” DreamWorks’ heavily promoted, erratically constructed car-racing/man-on-a-mission movie. Or so the studio hopes. With its Super Bowl ad and ABC prime-time tie-ins,...
  • Going into Grand Prix of Long Beach, Tony Kanaan is where he belongs

    Going into Grand Prix of Long Beach, Tony Kanaan is where he belongs
    No matter where he starts Sunday's race, veteran IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan believes he is sitting pretty. Kanaan, a fan favorite who won the Indianapolis 500 for the first time last year, was hired by the powerhouse team of Target Chip Ganassi Racing...
  • Simon Pagenaud tops second practice at Long Beach Grand Prix

    Simon Pagenaud tops second practice at Long Beach Grand Prix
    Two French drivers topped the speed charts in Friday's second practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the second race of the season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Simon Pagenaud turned the fastest lap at 102.457 mph at the 1.97-mile, 11-turn...
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay wins pole position for Long Beach Grand Prix

    Ryan Hunter-Reay wins pole position for Long Beach Grand Prix
    Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole position for Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, a race the former Verizon IndyCar Series champion won in 2010. Hunter-Reay, who drives for the Andretti Autosport team, turned a lap of 104.462 mph on the 11-turn, 1....
  • A grand return to Long Beach for Juan Pablo Montoya

    A grand return to Long Beach for Juan Pablo Montoya
    Juan Pablo Montoya leaned his back against a wall, adjusted his sunglasses and waited for the next reporter to put a camera or voice recorder in front of him. It was media day for drivers in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. And though it's been...
  • Mike Conway wins IndyCar Long Beach Grand Prix

    Mike Conway wins IndyCar Long Beach Grand Prix
    The first half of the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach generally was a stately affair. There were no major accidents, though Sebastien Bourdais slammed into the tire barriers twice, and Ryan Hunter-Reay maintained the lead with apparent ease. Then...
  • Juan Pablo Montoya takes fourth in Grand Prix of Long Beach return

    Juan Pablo Montoya takes fourth in Grand Prix of Long Beach return
    Juan Pablo Montoya celebrated his return to Long Beach after 14 years with a fourth-place finish. Montoya won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 1999 but then left for Formula One racing in 2001 and, six years later, NASCAR stock car racing. He's...
  • Fittipaldi Cup coming to Walt Disney World Speedway

    Fittipaldi Cup coming to Walt Disney World Speedway
    Exotic Driving Experience has teamed up with 2014 Rolex 24 winner Christian Fittipaldi to host the Fittipaldi Cup at Walt Disney World Speedway June 13.  The half-day racing event allows participants to drive supercars, street cars and karts in timed...