Automobile racing

July 11, 2017 - 12:00 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond International Raceway is now Richmond Raceway and is due for $30 million in fan-centric redevelopment over the next 15 months. Track President Dennis Bickmeier and International Speedway Corp. CEO Lesa France Kennedy made the announcements Tuesday. The redeveloped...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, July 10, 2016, Britain's Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England. The future of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone is under threat after the circuit’s owners, British Racing Drivers’ Club triggered a break clause in its contract, saying it lost 2.8 million pounds (now about $3.5 million) in 2015, and 2019 will be the last unless F1 owner Liberty reduces the race fee. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FILE)
July 11, 2017 - 11:50 am
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — The future of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone is under threat after the historic circuit's owners triggered a break clause in its Formula One contract on Tuesday in a bid for a more financially viable deal. Silverstone staged its first F1 race in 1948, but the 2019...
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July 11, 2017 - 9:55 am
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — The future of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone is under renewed threat after the circuit's owners triggered a break clause in its contract on Tuesday in a bid to seek a more financially viable deal. The 2019 British Grand Prix will be the last at Silverstone unless...
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July 11, 2017 - 9:32 am
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — The future of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone is under threat after the circuit's owners triggered a break clause in its contract. The British Racing Drivers' Club says the 2019 British Grand Prix will be the last at Silverstone unless F1 owner Liberty reduces the...
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Third placed Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia drinks sparkling wine from his racing boot on the podium of the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
July 10, 2017 - 1:16 am
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo has found the "sweet spot" in a Red Bull car that is showing increasing signs of challenging Ferrari and Mercedes for pace. Ricciardo secured a fifth consecutive podium finish with third place at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. It followed an impressive...
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July 09, 2017 - 4:44 pm
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Dane Cameron survived a wet and wild final 50 minutes to win the IMSA SportsCar Championship race Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Cameron held off Stephen Simpson in the rain in the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R, teaming with Eric Curran for...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
July 09, 2017 - 9:33 am
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas made a great start from pole position to win the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finished just behind in second to extend his championship lead over main rival Lewis Hamilton. Bottas did just enough to hold...
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July 09, 2017 - 12:39 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Dalton Sargeant won the ARCA Racing Series event at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night, holding off points leader Austin Theriault. The 19-year-old Sargeant, from Boca Raton, Florida, won for the second time this season in the No. 77 Cunningham Motorsports Ford — the ride that...
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Martin Truex Jr. gestures to the crowd following his victory in the NASCAR Cup auto race at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 08, 2017 - 11:25 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was dominant throughout and had enough left on a final restart to win the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Second in points entering the 400-mile event, Truex started second beside Kyle Busch and won the first two stages. Truex led the final...
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Kyle Busch (18) leads the pack across the line to start the NASCAR Cup auto race at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 08, 2017 - 11:05 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was dominant throughout and had enough left on a final restart to win the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Second in points entering the 400-mile event, Truex started second beside Kyle Busch and won the first two stages. He led the final...
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