Lewis Hamilton Wins Canadian Grand Prix In F1

MONTREAL (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has won the Canadian Grand Prix. He is the seventh different winner in the first seven races of the season — an unprecedented display of parity on the Formula One circuit. Romain Grosjean was second to the McLaren Mercedes and Sergio Perez was third Sunday, followed by … [Read more...]

Kurt Busch Keeps Ride With Phoenix Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will be back with Phoenix Racing when his one-week NASCAR suspension ends Wednesday. Busch met Tuesday with team owner James Finch and the duo plans to race this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Busch was suspended by NASCAR for one week for verbally abusing a … [Read more...]

Grand Prix America Race Takes NJ Test Run

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Formula One racers compete against some of the world's fastest drivers. Now, they're taking on New Jersey roads. Defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel drove a 3.2-mile course in Weehawken and West New York to demonstrate the planned route for next year's Grand Prix of America … [Read more...]

Joey Logano Wins At Pocono Raceway For 2nd Title

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Joey Logano slipped under Mark Martin in the closing laps Sunday at Pocono Raceway for his first victory since 2009 and become the first Sprint Cup driver this season to win from the pole. The 22-year-old Logano rallied past the 53-year-old Martin for a thrilling finish in the first … [Read more...]

Justin Wilson Wins At Texas After Rahal Wreck

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Justin Wilson won for the first time since 2009 when Graham Rahal hit the wall while leading at Texas Motor Speedway. Rahal seemed headed to his first win in over five years, but grazed the wall exiting the fourth turn Saturday night. Rahal tried to keep going, and Wilson charged … [Read more...]

Marco’s Turn To Feel Andretti Frustration At Indy

Given his family's checkered history in the Indianapolis 500, Michael Andretti understands better than anybody why his son, Marco, was so frustrated during Sunday's race. And as a race car driver, Andretti knows there's only one way for his son to get over a growing sense of frustration at Indy. It's … [Read more...]

Franchitti ‘not Very Comfortable’ About High Ovals

Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti says he's still not very comfortable" racing on a high-banked oval. The Indianapolis 500 was the first IndyCar race on an oval since Dan Wheldon's fatal accident in last season's finale at Las Vegas. But the June 9 race in Texas will be the first on a high-banked … [Read more...]

TV Ratings Increase For Indianapolis 500

Early television ratings are showing this year's Indianapolis 500 had more viewers than any time since 2008. Based on the numbers provided by Nielsen Media Research and ESPN, Sunday's race attracted nearly 6.9 million viewers and drew a 4.34 rating. The 2011 race, won by the late Dan Wheldon, drew a 4.03. … [Read more...]

Column: F1 Not Formula Same-Old Any More

Often, another name for Formula One could have been Formula Same-Same: Same-old faces driving for the same-old teams winning the same-old races. This has long been a sport with established hierarchies of teams, cars and drivers so hard to dislodge that 342 races over the past 20 years produced fewer than … [Read more...]

Franchitti Earns Nearly $2.5 Million For Indy Win

Dario Franchitti's first win at Indianapolis, in 2007, made him more than just Ashley Judd's husband. His second win, in 2010, was about pure dominance — he led 155 of the 200 laps. This year's victory was about standing among the all-time greats. He earned $2,474,280 from an overall purse of … [Read more...]