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7:41 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — The Detroit City Council approved a contract Wednesday to return the Detroit Grand Prix downtown from the IndyCar race’s current home on an island in the middle of the Detroit River. Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Inc. told councilmembers in September that it wanted to hold the race
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9:17 AM ET McLaren announced New Zealander Emma Gilmour as their first female racer on Wednesday with the rally driver set to compete in the new electric Extreme E off-road series next year. The announcement during the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow took the British-based team back to its origins, with late founder and
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5:58 PM ET Associated Press MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch should not have used a slur referring to the mentally disabled during a post-race interview and NASCAR was right to order the tempestuous driver to undergo sensitivity training, team owner Joe Gibbs said Tuesday. Busch apologized on social media for
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8:02 AM ET Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali says the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin has earned its place on the sport’s schedule as contract talks continue with the venue over the future of the U.S. Grand Prix. COTA first hosted a race in 2012 but has now reached the end of its
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2:27 PM ET Mercedes must juggle performance and reliability for the rest of the season because any retirement would be “catastrophic” for their Formula One title hopes, chief strategist James Vowles said on Thursday. He added, however, that he was confident recent engine changes, with penalties, for both seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and teammate
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3:53 PM ET Every Formula One grand prix promoter wants to hold a sprint race but only six are likely next season after the experiment of three this year, F1’s motorsport head Ross Brawn said on Monday. Next year’s F1 calendar is due to feature a record 23 rounds. Britain’s Silverstone, Italy’s Monza and Brazil’s
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9:39 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Alexis DeJoria topped Funny Car qualifying for second straight event Saturday in the Dodge/SRT NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. DeJoria took the No. 1 with her Friday pass of 3.896 seconds at 327.03 mph in a Toyota Camry. She’ll try for her
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8:56 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Brittany Force put herself in position for her 12th No. 1 qualifier of the season Friday in the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Force had a 3.693-second run at 333.41 mph to close out the Top Fuel qualifying session. “That was
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7:50 PM ET Associated Press KERRVILLE, Texas — A third person injured when a drag racer veered into a crowd and crashed during a racing event in Central Texas has died, police said Wednesday. Rebecca Cedillo, 46, of Converse, a San Antonio suburb, died at University Hospital in San Antonio, Kerrville police Sgt. Jonathan Lamb
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10:34 AM ET Associated Press KERRVILLE, Texas — A driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event on an airport runway and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight other people, authorities said. A 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were killed in the crash Saturday afternoon at an
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10:58 PM ET Australian Grand Prix boss Andrew Westacott has dismissed a report the Formula One race could end up in Sydney, saying Melbourne wants to keep it after its contract expires in 2025. 1 Related Australian broadcaster Seven Network said the New South Wales state government was having “high level talks” about a possible
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11:46 AM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Christian Lundgaard will leave European racing and switch to IndyCar next season in a third seat for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The Danish driver is a member of the Alpine Formula One team’s junior program and made his IndyCar debut in August on the road course at Indianapolis
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6:47 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Alexis DeJoria powered to her first Funny Car victory in more than four years Sunday in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. DeJoria beat J.R. Todd with a 3.921-second run at 327.66 mph in a Toyota Camry for her sixth career victory. “I was hungry
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2:05 AM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Steve Torrence made the quickest Top Fuel run in Bristol Dragway history Saturday to top qualifying for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Torrence closed out qualifying with a 3.667-second run at 331.28 mph for his fourth No. 1 qualifier of the this season and 31st in his
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9:03 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brittany Force made the quickest run in Bristol Dragway history Friday, powering to the provisional No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Force blistered the track record at Thunder Valley with a 3.682-second run at 328.94 mph. She’s in position for
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Jun 20, 2021 Alvin Kamara has officially become a two-sport star. The New Orleans Saints running back was named as NASCAR’s first-ever growth and engagement advisor on Sunday, continuing his growing relationship with the sport over the past year. “I’m excited they carved out a role for me,” Kamara said Sunday. “I got an office.
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8:13 PM ET Associated Press ENNIS, Texas — Greg Anderson broke the Pro Stock victory record with his 98th win Sunday in the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The 60-year-old Anderson won when Chris McGaha red-lighted in the final. “I saw (McGaha’s red light) on the scoreboard and I had a difficult time getting
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9:18 PM ET Associated Press ENNIS, Texas — Robert Hight held onto the top spot in Funny Car qualifying Saturday at Texas Motorplex in the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Hight raced to his first No. 1 qualifier of the season and 70th overall with a 3.878-second run at 331.94 mph Friday in a Chevrolet Camaro. “We’re
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1:16 AM ET Associated Press ENNIS, Texas — Brittany Force broke both ends of the Texas Motorplex record in Top Fuel qualifying Friday night for the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Force made the fifth-quickest run in NHRA history with a 3.637-second pass at 335.32 mph. She’s trying to earn her 11th No. 1 qualifier of the
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7:29 PM ET Associated Press The IndyCar future of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato was in doubt Tuesday after Rahal Letterman Lanigan said the Japanese driver won’t return to the team next year. Sato has raced in IndyCar since 2010 following seven seasons in Formula One. The Tokyo native has driven for Rahal the
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4:28 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway was washed out and rescheduled for Monday because persistent rain backed the series into too tight of a window to run as scheduled. The race was initially delayed almost two hours and NASCAR made one attempt Sunday at starting the 500-miler.
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5:53 PM ET Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Amid a season of self-described suffering, Marc Marquez was all smiles as he returned to his winning form in Texas. The Repsol Honda rider dialed up his old speed for a dominant victory at the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday, while championship leader Fabio
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