Column: Ganassi, Penske shine on strong day of motorsports

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Roger Penske stood atop the timing stand at Sonoma Raceway, transfixed by the overtime laps of NASCAR's playoff opening race at Las Vegas. He had three drivers in contention for ...

Dixon eyes 5th IndyCar championship in season finale

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon goes for a fifth IndyCar championship Sunday in the season finale at Sonoma Raceway. The New Zealander holds a 29-point lead over Alexander Rossi in...

Hunter-Reay knocks championship contender Dixon from pole

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay snatched the pole from championship contender Scott Dixon in the final seconds of qualifying Saturday at Sonoma Raceway. Hunter-Reay crossed th...

Rossi changes perceptions as he chases IndyCar championship

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — It was just assumed that Alexander Rossi didn't want to be an IndyCar driver when he joined the series. His career had been aimed at making it in Formula One, and when that didn'...

The Iceman is 1 drive away from a fifth IndyCar championship

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon said just one word over his radio, a four-letter expletive, as his car crashed off course on the opening lap of a critical championship race. He fell silent as track ...

Keselowski winning streak pumps life into NASCAR playoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A snoozer of a NASCAR season got a huge jolt of energy right before the playoffs with back-to-back wins by Brad Keselowski. Keselowski wasn't a championship co...

Sam Schmidt's paralysis gives him ability to inspire others

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stranger had tears in his eyes as he pushed through a crowd to reach Sam Schmidt in his wheelchair. Schmidt was watching his team tuneup a pair of engines, ...

Furniture Row Racing closing a year after NASCAR title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Furniture Row Racing will cease operations at the end of the season, one year after Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series championship driving for the maverick team. ...

Sato wins in Portland; Dixon rallies to finish 5th

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scott Dixon salvaged his championship run with an improbable comeback at Portland International Raceway that put him in control of his race to a fifth IndyCar title. ...

Will Power leads IndyCar's long awaited return to Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Will Power will lead IndyCar's return to Portland International Raceway as the pole-sitter for the race. Portland hosted open-wheel racing for 24 years but has ...

Championship race centerpiece of IndyCar return to Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's been so long since Indy cars sped around Portland International Raceway that Sebastien Bourdais is the defending race winner, and that was 11 years ago. That was the last ti...

American racer Ferrucci trying to salvage career in IndyCar

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Santino Ferrucci has spent most of his life trying to be the next American driver in Formula One. His journey took him from go-karting in Connecticut to European junior racing in...

IndyCar goes racing again with thoughts on Wickens recovery

IndyCar drivers, unsettled and with heavy hearts, return to racing this weekend with their minds on Robert Wickens, the Canadian driver who remains hospitalized after a frightening wreck last weekend....

Hunter-Reay's close call renews calls for head protection

Ryan Hunter-Reay recalls seeing Robert Wickens' car hit the fence at Pocono Raceway, slingshot back toward his exposed head and that he was somehow able to "shrug down" inside his cockpit to avoid the...

Column: Wickens wreck a reminder racing will never be safe

Race car drivers understand death, more so than other professional athletes. Nearly every driver at the top levels has lost a friend or a rival in a race, an acquaintance from another series, a driver...