Auto racing

October 07, 2022

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines: Rajpreet Heir takes a walk through the Indy 500 infield.

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December 06, 2021

10 things we learned from F1's 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will go into the 2021 Formula 1 title decider in Abu Dhabi level on points after the former's victory in an ill-tempered Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Red Bull: Masi's grid swap offer like something from the "souk". Hamilton: Consensus on F1 overtaking rules "doesn't apply to one of us" . Last race of the season gonna be a tea party, eh?

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October 26, 2020

Lewis Hamilton Grabs 92nd F1 Win in Portugal: With an absolutely domineering victory -- finishing nearly half a minute ahead of second place finisher Valteri Bottas and having lapped all but a handful of drivers -- Lewis confirmed his place as a GOAT candidate.

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September 06, 2020

Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty: Lewis made a shocking mental error, pitting when the pit lane was closed to clear a car off the track, and lost 30 seconds from his lead, an error compounded when Leclerc's Ferrari crashed into the tire wall and the race was redflagged. Pierre Gasly took advantage of the field opening up and took his first F1 checkered flag.

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March 22, 2020

Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt in iRacing Race: Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were neck and neck approaching the final turn of Sunday's iRacing event broadcast on FS1. See the final lap.

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March 15, 2020

Nascar Drivers Compete in Virtual Replacements 100 Race: A day after Nascar cancelled today's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Nascar drivers will be competing in the virtual Replacements 100 on iRacing. Drivers include Dale Earnhardt Jr., William Byron, Bubba Wallace, Alex Bowman, Justin Allgaier, and Justin Haley. The race starts at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. -- 247Sports

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February 17, 2020

Daytona 500 Ends with Horrifying Airborne Crash: Denny Hamlin became the fourth back-to-back winner of the Daytona 500 in a photo finish with Ryan Blaney, but the achievement is overshadowed by the condition of Ryan Newman, whose car went airborne in the final seconds of the race. Newman's condition was unknown but drivers and Fox's broadcast team were showing obvious concern. Black screens were brought out to keep fans from seeing Newman's removal from the car and transport to an ambulance.

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January 26, 2017

Hosting fees, race length and streaming: what is F1ís future under Liberty?: Bernie the Despised is gone, how are the new rulers of the twisty track circuit getting on?

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December 02, 2016

Nico Rosberg goes out on top: Rosberg won the Formula One World Championship when he finished second at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix over the weekend. He has announced that the title was his life's ambition, and he is therefore retiring immediately from racing.

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August 24, 2015

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Dies After Debris Hit to Helmet: The English IndyCar racer Justin Wilson died Monday after a crash a day earlier in which car debris from another racer's crash struck him on the helmet. He was 37. Video from Pocono Raceway shows the nose cone of Sage Karam's car bouncing on the track after a one-car crash and striking Wilson's helmet, bouncing as high as 100 yards in the air afterwards. Jalopnik has video of the crash and more details. Wilson won seven races in a 12-year open track career. He's survived by a wife and two daughters. He's an organ donor, according to his brother, fellow IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson.

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March 15, 2015

Lewis Hamilton wins with ease in Australia as only 11 cars finish: "Mercedes were in a race of their own at the front" as Hamilton and Rosborg finished more than 30 seconds ahead of Sebastian Vettle, who finished third in a Ferrari. This is after the Mercedes cars' won 16 from 19 and took 18 of 19 poles last season. Many of the 11 non-finishers either didn't start or went out in the first few laps; guess some teams need a longer off-season.

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March 14, 2015

Formula E Racing Comes to U.S.: The first all-electric open wheel racing series, Formula E, made its United States debut Saturday in Miami. It's the fifth race of the series' inaugural season. The cars are completely battery powered -- there are no combustion engines -- and they emit a high-pitched whir instead of the roar typically heard in auto racing. There are also no pit stops during the race. Instead of running out of gas, the Formula E cars run out of battery about halfway through the 39-lap event. Before that happens the drivers must make it to the pit area where, instead of swapping batteries, they hop into an entirely different car.

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January 14, 2015

September 24, 2014

Grand Jury Does Not Indict Tony Stewart in Accident: A grand jury in Ontario County, N.Y., decided not to file criminal charges against the Nascar champion Tony Stewart for the Aug. 9 crash that killed driver Kevin Ward Jr.

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August 10, 2014

Tony Stewart Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race: Nascar driver Tony Stewart struck and killed another racer who had exited his vehicle after a crash Saturday night during a dirt-track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, New York. Kevin Ward Jr. had gotten out of his car following a crash with Stewart and appeared to be yelling and pointing. A car swerved to miss him and Stewart's right rear tire struck Ward, who died en route to a hospital.

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February 27, 2014

Outlook Poor for Comatose Schumacher: Today's New York Times has bad news about F1 legend Michael Schumacher, who has been in a medically induced coma since being hurt two months ago in a skiing accident: "The outlook for Schumacher, 45, has been obscured by the decision of his doctors and his family not to give regular updates on his progress. But what is known seems increasingly dispiriting, at least for his prospects of achieving a complete mental and physical recovery, or even of escaping long-term impairment."

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December 30, 2013

Former Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher Fights For Life: The seven-time World Champion remains in a coma in a French hospital after falling and injuring his head while skiing.

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October 27, 2013

Sebastian Vettel becomes youngest driver to win four F1 World Championships: He only needed to finish fifth in India to become champion. Even if Vettel didn't finish, Alonso had to finish in the top two to keep even a mathematical chance alive. Alonso ultimately finished 11th, while Vettel won both race and title. Red Bull also won the Constructors title.

Vettel joins such illustrious company as Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost, and Michael Schumacher. Vettel has achieved this in four straight seasons. The last non Vettel champion was Jenson Button in 2009! And people say F1 is boring...

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October 26, 2013

First Black Nascar Winner Since 1963: Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Kroger 200 on Nascar's Camping World Truck Series Saturday, becoming the first black driver to win a Nascar race since 1963. Wallace, 20, was making his 19th start on the truck series the third-tier of Nascar. The only other black driver to win was Wendell Scott, who won on December 1, 1963, at a top-level race held at Speedway Park in Jacksonville. But racing officials announced white driver Buck Baker as the winner that night, only correcting it later, and he was never given the trophy.

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June 22, 2013

Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen killed.: The driver crashed just nine minutes into the 24 hour race, crashing heavily and causing an almost hour long safety car to repair the barrier. Allan was treated at the scene, and then transferred to the medical center where he succumbed to his injuries.

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May 17, 2013

Retired NASCAR driver Dick Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound: Richard "Dick" Trickle -- who parlayed a legendary reputation as a short-track driver into a full-time career on stock car racing's biggest stages in the 1990s -- died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a North Carolina sheriff's office said. He was 71

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February 23, 2013

28 Fans Injured at Daytona by Crash Debris: A violent 12-car crash at the end of the Nationwide NASCAR race Saturday sent a tire and other debris flying over the grandstand fence at Daytona International Speedway, injuring at least 28 fans, some critically. Deadspin has video of a fan who was filming a few seats from where the tire landed. More from Reuters.

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February 18, 2013

January 25, 2013

Two NASCAR Drivers Are Dating: Danica Patrick told an AP reporter that she and fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are in a relationship. Patrick and Stenhouse are both rookies this year in the Sprint Cup Series and said this won't affect how they race. "I always say I'll race people how they race me until they do something to make me change my mind. I don't anticipate that changing at all, or us having any issues on the track," Patrick said.

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November 17, 2012

Formula 1 Racing Returns to the U.S.: Formula 1 racing returns to the U.S. for the first time in five years Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas race outside Austin, Texas. The $400 million track, the first built expressly for F1 in the U.S., has a 10-year contract. "The track seems spectacular," said Fernando Alonso, who trails Sebastian Vettel by 10 points going into the season's penultimate event. More than 100,000 fans are expected to attend.

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September 28, 2012

Lewis Hamilton signs for Mercedes: - the 27 year old 2008 World Champion signed a three year deal with the German team, ending his 14 year association with McLaren F1. Hamilton will replace seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, while up-and-comig Mexican driver Sergo Perez will take Hamilton's seat at McLaren.

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September 19, 2012

NASCAR Driver Motors Away from Date: NASCAR driver Tony Stewart began a radio interview on Sirius/XM Wednesday speaking in a whisper, prompting the hosts to ask him why. "I'm trying to not wake up my date," Stewart responded. "She's not that hot, so I don't really want to wake her up. I'm trying to get out."

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April 23, 2012

Lawsuit: Driver 'Too White' for NASCAR: An aspiring Hispanic driver has filed a federal suit against NASCAR, claiming he was denied the opportunity to compete in the racing circuit's diversity program because he looks "too Caucasian." Michael Rodriguez, 24, is of Spanish and Puerto Rican descent and claims he was discriminated against because of his blue-eyed, fair-skinned complexion. NASCAR Attorney Jeff Pasek argued in court that if the diversity program was not allowed to consider a driver's skin color, "it would make a mockery of the program."

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March 16, 2012

DeltaWing, a Nissan-powered race Batmobile, zooming into Le Mans: Think of it as a Batmobile for the race track.

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February 28, 2012

Matt Kenseth Wins Fire-Delayed Daytona 500: In a rain-delayed, primetime Daytona 500, Matt Kenseth won a race that featured a cinematic explosion of burning fuel with 20-foot high flames when Juan Pablo Montoya's car collided with a jet dryer, spilling 200 gallons of jet fuel onto the track that ignited. Montoya and the dryer driver escaped serious injury. The two-hour delay to clean and repair the track included a nice product placement for Tide detergent. "It's amazing that NASCAR had enough Tide," said car owner Jack Roush.

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December 31, 2011

Nascar Driver Calls Woman 'Dumb Bitch' on Twitter: Nascar driver Kasey Kahne recently got something off his chest, posting on Twitter that it was gross to see a woman breast-feeding her child in public. When a woman tweeted that he's a "douchebag" for this opinion, he responded by telling her, "and your a dumb bitch." She's now getting threats from his fans. Kahne subsequently apologized on Facebook. "I respect the mother's right to feed her child whenever and wherever she pleases," he said.

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November 02, 2011

Former NASCAR Driver Arrested for Speed: Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was arrested Tuesday night on drug charges and methamphetamine, dozens of guns and nearly $100,000 in stolen goods were found in his Catawba, N.C., home, police said. Mayfield was suspended from NASCAR after failing a random drug test in May 2009.

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October 16, 2011

Dan Wheldon Dies in 15-Car Crash at Las Vegas: Dan Wheldon died Sunday from injuries suffered in a 15-car wreck during lap 13 of an IndyCar race in Las Vegas. He was 33. Wheldon won this year's Indianapolis 500. "I've never seen anything like it," driver Ryan Briscoe said of the crash. "The debris we all had to drive through the lap later, it looked like a war scene from Terminator or something."

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September 29, 2011

Former Indy 500 Champ Arrested for DWI: Al Unser, Jr., a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, was arrested in Albuquerque, N.M., early Thursday morning for reckless driving, aggravated DWI and racing upon a highway. Unser was clocked at 100 mph and his blood-alcohol content was .16. He allegedly told police he'd been racing another car. "You caught the slower driver," he said.

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August 07, 2011

Nascar Driver Pushed Across Finish Line to Win: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. spun out on the final turn of the Nationwide series U.S. Cellular 250 Friday night, but won the race when Carl Edwards accidentally pushed him across the finish line. "That's the most amazing finish I've been involved with in a long time," Edwards said.

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July 25, 2011

Nascar Pastor Gives Sponsor-Packed Invocation: Pastor Joe Nelms delivered the invocation prayer before Saturday's Nationwide Nascar race in Nashville, thanking God for "GM Performance Technology," "Sunoco racing fuel" and many other things. "I don't want to do the cookie-cutter prayer," he said later.

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June 12, 2011

Spectators Lucky to Survive Le Mans Crash: Audi driver Allan McNish crashed during the 24 Hours of Le Mans race Saturday, running into a low wall that miraculously kept his car from hitting numerous spectators. See the video, especially at 2:30. "I saw the people at the side of the track and that was a lot of luck, I have to say," said McNish, who suffered minor shin and back injuries. "It made my heart stop when I saw that as well."

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May 25, 2011

NASCAR Driver Caught Speeding 128 mph: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was stopped by police near Troutman, N.C., for driving 128 mph in a 45-mph zone. Busch, who was charged with reckless or careless driving, said he was testing a Lexus LFA sports car loaned to him by the manufacturer. "I thank the Iredell County Sheriff's Department and all law enforcement for the hard work they do every day to protect the public and to enforce the laws in a fair and equitable manner," he said.

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April 13, 2011

'Most Staggeringly Complex Steering Wheels Ever Built': German Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg explains the dials, knobs and readouts of his race car's steering wheel to Autopia. "It looks a bit more like a spaceship control pad than a steering wheel," he says.

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February 27, 2011

Jeff Gordon Ends 66-Race Winless Streak: Avoiding early-race carnage that included a 13-car wreck, Jeff Gordon won for the first time in 67 Sprint Cup starts, holding off Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson in Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Phoenix.

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