Speed Planet

January 31, 2015


Formula 1 gossip column

Fernando Alonso calls for unity with Jenson Button at McLaren, Kamui Kobayashi secures Toyota spot for Japan's Super Formula, plus more.

January 31, 2015 10:41 AM

Elliott, Scott among Hall of Fame inductees

Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.

January 31, 2015 04:49 AM

January 30, 2015


Alonso locked into McLaren - Dennis

McLaren's Ron Dennis insists Fernando Alonso will not join Mercedes for 2016 as a replacement for Britain's Lewis Hamilton.

January 30, 2015 11:03 PM

Loudon exec VP/GM facing lewdness charge

The executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of lewdness after police say they observed him and a 19-year-old woman in a parked car in Manchester.

January 30, 2015 05:16 PM

Ferrari target two wins with new car

Ferrari unveil the new SF15-T car they hope will start them on the long road back to Formula 1 success.

January 30, 2015 11:38 AM

Sauber boss keen to make up for 2014

Team boss Monisha Kaltenborn says Sauber "have to improve" following a "very disappointing" 2014 season.

January 30, 2015 10:00 AM

January 29, 2015


McGee: Pick a driver ...

It's inevitable. As the old guard starts to retire, fans are left looking for someone new to root for. With Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and more on the way, this sport's in good hands.

January 29, 2015 11:51 PM

Hamilton drives new Mercedes F1 car

Mercedes' new W06 hybrid was given a brief 'shakedown' test at Silverstone by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

January 29, 2015 07:10 PM

Chase Elliott to race Gordon's No. 24 in 2016

Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

January 29, 2015 06:12 PM

McLaren-Honda unveil 2015 challenger

McLaren unveil their 2015 car to herald the start of the team's new partnership with engine supplier Honda.

January 29, 2015 01:36 PM

January 28, 2015


NASCAR Hall of Famer Pearson suffers stroke

NASCAR Hall of Famer and former three-time Cup champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered on Dec. 9.

January 28, 2015 10:26 PM

R. Blaney to run 18 Sprint Cup races in '15

The Wood Brothers have pushed Ryan Blaney's schedule to 18 Sprint Cup Series races this season.

January 28, 2015 10:03 PM

NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson recovering from stroke (The Associated Press)

NASCAR Hall of Famer and former three-time Cup champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered on Dec. 9. Pearson's family released a statement Wednesday that says he is ''doing great and well on the road to recovery.'' The statement said the 80-year-old Pearson is ''80 to 85 percent back to normal'' and a full recovery is expected soon.

January 28, 2015 09:52 PM

NASCAR's Stewart buys sprint car series tour

Tony Stewart has purchased the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, one of the oldest, traveling winged sprint car tours in the country.

January 28, 2015 06:02 PM

Britain's Lynn signs for Williams

Williams sign 2014 GP3 winner Alex Lynn as their development driver for the coming season.

January 28, 2015 02:16 PM

Force India pull out of first test

Force India pull out of the first Formula 1 pre-season test, which starts at Spain's Jerez track on Sunday.

January 28, 2015 01:41 PM

Renault admits it is still behind

Red Bull's engine supplier Renault admits it might not have closed the performance gap to standard-setting Mercedes.

January 28, 2015 11:45 AM

January 27, 2015


Kurt Busch focused on racing amid court case

Kurt Busch is confident he is in line for his best NASCAR season ever despite a domestic violence case that could keep him off the track.

January 27, 2015 11:36 PM

HScott Motorsports adds Annett in full-time car

HScott Motorsports will expand to two full-time Sprint Cup Series cars this season by adding Michael Annett.

January 27, 2015 06:53 PM

Vickers eager to race following heart surgery

Brian Vickers is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following emergency open heart surgery last month.

January 27, 2015 06:33 PM

Ricciardo wants 2015 'title fight'

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo hopes he can challenge Mercedes and have a "proper title fight" in 2015.

January 27, 2015 05:56 PM

January 26, 2015


Kyle Busch miffed at being mistaken for Kurt

Kyle Busch said Monday he has not gotten involved in his older brother's personal issues and is disappointed he has been mistaken for Kurt in coverage of assault allegations against the 2004 NASCAR champion.

January 26, 2015 11:24 PM

McGee: No news is good news

The big news out of the first day of the NASCAR media tour is that there was no big news. For most fans of the sport, that is very likely good news.

January 26, 2015 10:42 PM

NASCAR to leave Chase unchanged in 2015

NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France says is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans.

January 26, 2015 09:57 PM

Lotus aim for 'pinnacle' of F1

Lotus expect a "huge leap forward" after a disappointing season last year as they release an image of their 2015 car.

January 26, 2015 03:56 PM