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  • Jeff Gordon wins fifth Brickyard 400

    Jeff Gordon wins fifth Brickyard 400
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Looking like vintage form, Jeff Gordon grabbed the lead on the final restart 16 laps from the end and held on to win Sunday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was a record fifth Brickyard win for Gordon, his second...
  • 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,...
  • NASCAR's Danica Patrick on Richard Petty: People have opinions

    NASCAR's Danica Patrick on Richard Petty: People have opinions
      Danica Patrick, responding to comments by NASCAR legend Richard Petty that questioned her racing skills, said Thursday that "everyone's entitled to their own opinion." Petty, who won a record 200 races and now co-owns a NASCAR team, said last...
  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart steers way back from broken leg

    One moment NASCAR's Tony Stewart was doing what he loves, racing a high-powered sprint car at a small dirt track on a summer night, and the next moment his right leg was shattered. Stewart crashed at full speed into a stalled car in Oskaloosa, Iowa,...
  • Pocono Raceway to mark its NASCAR anniversary

    The closest thing to a North-of-the-Mason-Dixon-line event on NASCAR's Grand National Series in 1973 was a 500-miler at the Michigan International Speedway, which began staging races for stock car racing's Daytona, Fla., based series in 1969. Bill...
  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart needs another good day at Pocono

    "I'd hate to think I have to screw up every week to win a race." — Tony Stewart, June 7, 2009. Stewart came to Pocono Raceway in June 2009 as the points leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and when qualifying was washed out by rain and the...
  • IndyCar series heads to Mid-Ohio track as Fontana finale looms

    IndyCar enters its home stretch during a busy August starting with Sunday's race at Mid-Ohio and with Helio Castroneves once again trying to win his first series title. After Mid-Ohio, the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to The Milwaukee Mile on Aug. 17....
  • Telefonica Charges Into Digital TV With Purchase of Canal Plus Spain

    Faced with a contracting telco market in Europe, Spain's Telefonica did what seems logical: It bought the country's largest pay-TV operator. Now the telephone and Internet giant can settle into what seems like a growth market -- content creation and...
  • Edmunds.com tests Tesla, with mixed results

    The automotive research company Edmunds.com took a long drive in a Tesla Model S, and has given the electric sedan a decidedly mixed review. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said Edmunds reported that on three occasions...
  • Passion and love drive Jay Leno to fill a 130-car garage

    Passion and love drive Jay Leno to fill a 130-car garage
    On a sunny day in the Burbank hills, Jay Leno's canary yellow McLaren supercar shatters the silence. Wedged into the cockpit of the 903-horsepower hybrid P1, Leno darts around a curve and leans into the throttle. With the midday roads free of traffic,...
  • Grand Prix road work costs still increasing

    Grand Prix road work costs still increasing
    Nearly a year after the last race car whizzed down Baltimore's streets, road work for the Grand Prix Indycar race is still costing the city money.  On Wednesday, city officials are set to authorize a $485,000 payment to P. Flanigan & Sons Inc. for...