June 03, 2020 - 1:34 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NHRA drag racing will resume its season in July with back-to-back events at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis with limited spectators allowed. The events will be run on July 11-12 and July 18-19 and admission offers will be extended to NHRA members and 2020 U.S. Nationals...
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Empty seats ring the field during a One Day International cricket match between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Friday, March 13, 2020. Cricket Australia announced that three one-day international matches between Australia and New Zealand would be played in empty stadiums because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The first of the three matches began at the 48,000-seat Sydney Cricket Ground, where television announcers spoke of the "eerie" silence in the stadium devoid of fans. (Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP)
March 16, 2020 - 8:24 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 8:15 p.m. All professional cricket has been canceled in Australia in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and national organizers are “strongly recommending” that the remainder of the season be called off...
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March 16, 2020 - 6:58 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has suspended its season until May as part of the CDC’s recommendation to postpone gatherings for the next eight weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic The decision came after at least two Monday conference calls between the sanctioning body and its team owners. It...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, Will Power, of Australia, drives into turn one during the Aeroscreen testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. After 10 months of testing, the canopy-shaped cockpit protection is intended to protect the driver from debris. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 12, 2020 - 3:41 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar and NASCAR will both race this weekend without spectators, the latest sports series affected by concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. IndyCar pushed forward with Sunday's season-opening race after the mayor of St. Petersburg said Thursday fans would not be...
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February 22, 2020 - 7:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Three Arizona high school students enrolled in an automotive technology program were killed when a college van went off a highway on the way back from a professional drag racing event near Phoenix, officials said Saturday. The van crashed Friday night on U.S. 70 near Pima, a rural...
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November 17, 2019 - 9:24 pm
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car season title and second in three years Sunday by advancing to the final round of the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals. Steve Torrence won his second straight Top Fuel title, Erica Enders took her third Pro Stock crown, and Andrew...
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November 15, 2019 - 8:34 pm
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Funny Car championship contender Matt Hagan topped qualifying Friday at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals. Coming off consecutive event victories to get into the title chase, Hagan had a 3.872-second run at 333.58 mph in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. He has won two season...
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In this photo provided by the NHRA, Brittany Force drives in Top Fuel qualifying Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Dodge NHRA Nationals drag races in Las Vegas. Force had a pass at 3.659 seconds at 338.17 mph. (Marc Gewertz/NHRA via AP)
November 02, 2019 - 9:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Beckman made the quickest Funny Car run in The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway history Saturday night to take the No. 1 qualifying spot in the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Beckman had a pass of 3.835 seconds at 331.94 mph during the final session in a Dodge SRT Hellcat, a day after...
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November 01, 2019 - 9:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittany Force made the fastest run in NHRA Top Fuel history Friday at 338.17 mph at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, topping the first two rounds of qualifying at the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Force finished in 3.659 seconds break set the track time record. She's chasing her...
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October 20, 2019 - 7:27 pm
ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Billy Torrence won the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at his home track Sunday for his second Top Fuel victory of the playoffs. Torrence had a 3.775-second run at 319.67 mph to beat first-time finalist Jordan Vandergriff at Texas Motorplex. Torrence has four victories this year...
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