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August 01, 2014

NASCAR

Hamilton accepts 'difficult weekends'

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he wouldn't change his "difficult" season despite problems in qualifying in the last two races.

August 01, 2014 11:33 PM

Larson wins Pocono pole with track record

Kyle Larson set a track record of 183.438 mph to win his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.

August 01, 2014 11:18 PM

Larson first D4D grad to win Sprint Cup Coors Light Pole (NASCAR.com)

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August 01, 2014 11:14 PM

Sprint Cup pit stall assignments for Pocono (NASCAR.com)

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August 01, 2014 10:49 PM

Townley out of Trucks race after Pocono crash

John Wes Townley will be held out of all racing this weekend following a hard crash Friday at Pocono Raceway.

August 01, 2014 10:08 PM

John Wes Townley to sit out after Pocono crash (The Associated Press)

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- John Wes Townley will be held out of all racing this weekend following a hard crash Friday at Pocono Raceway.

August 01, 2014 09:57 PM

Elliott, Ives together in perfect harmony (NASCAR.com)

When Chase Elliott and Greg Ives met for the first time since news broke of Ives' departure to become Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief in 2015, it could have been intense. "I think he was kind of worried that I was going to be mad and what-not," Elliott said of his outgoing crew chief. Turned out it was a good ice-breaker and could be an important unifying moment as Ives attempts to help bring home a championship for Elliott, who is atop the standings and leads JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith by four points entering Saturday night's U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by New Holland (8 p.m. ET, ESPN). But with the job as crew chief for NASCAR's most popular driver looming, the word distraction did crop up, even if for just a brief moment in Chase's mind.

August 01, 2014 09:24 PM

Lineup for GoBowling.com 400 (NASCAR.com)

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August 01, 2014 09:22 PM

Biffle loves his future with Roush-Fenway Racing (The Associated Press)

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Gregg Biffle is ready to settle in as the unofficial captain of Roush-Fenway Racing.

August 01, 2014 08:55 PM

Larson launches to Coors Light Pole Award (NASCAR.com)

Larson, who turned 22 on Thursday, became the first product of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program to earn a Coors Light Pole Award on Friday, setting a Pocono Raceway track record of 183.438 mph in qualifying for Sunday's GoBowling.com 400. "This time we had to beat the rain by a little bit and actually earn the pole," he said.

August 01, 2014 08:45 PM

NASCAR delays Homestead test by 2 weeks

The Goodyear tire test at Homestead-Miami Speedway has been moved to Sept. 9, when the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field has already been set.

August 01, 2014 05:58 PM

Hamlin has confidence in interim crew chief

Denny Hamlin says he'll use this week's suspension of his crew chief as motivation to prove his car can go fast "no matter what."

August 01, 2014 04:54 PM

Williams aiming for second - Massa

Williams could finish second in this year's Formula 1 constructors' championship, says Felipe Massa.

August 01, 2014 04:50 PM

July 31, 2014

NASCAR

Newey critical of 'restrictive' rules

Red Bull's design chief Adrian Newey criticises F1's regulations, adding that the series is in danger of becoming "GP1".

July 31, 2014 07:09 PM

F1 season so far: The winners and losers

The first half of a pulsating season has seen many changes to the established order in the sport, writes Allan McNish.

July 31, 2014 06:32 PM

Ives to serve as Earnhardt crew chief in '15

Greg Ives will return to Hendrick Motorsports next season as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

July 31, 2014 12:36 AM

July 29, 2014

NASCAR

Hamlin's crew chief Grubb suspended 6 races

NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 29, 2014 10:28 PM

Chase drivers can't attend Homestead tire test

NASCAR will not allow championship-eligible drivers to participate in a Goodyear tire test at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

July 29, 2014 07:11 PM

Caterham to counter sue former staff

Caterham are to take legal action against a number of former employees who are claiming unfair dismissal by the team.

July 29, 2014 07:07 PM

Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Is Roush Fenway a top-tier team? What can revive the Brickyard? Two drivers to win their first in the next six races? What was special about Jeff Gordon's Indy win? Our experts have at it.

July 29, 2014 05:46 PM

Ecclestone 'to settle' bribery case

Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say he is ready to pay a German bank 25m euros to settle a court case against him.

July 29, 2014 03:11 PM

Rosberg questions safety car timing

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg says the timing of the first safety car deployment at the Hungarian GP affected his chance of winning.

July 29, 2014 12:19 PM

July 28, 2014

NASCAR

Rosberg is leading Hamilton on merit, says Coulthard

Lewis Hamilton is a street fighter but Nico Rosberg can cope with the pressure of a title battle, says David Coulthard.

July 28, 2014 04:08 PM

Mercedes will rethink orders - Wolff

Mercedes will rethink their race strategy after another Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle at the Hungarian GP.

July 28, 2014 05:21 AM

Gordon passes Kahne for fifth Brickyard win

With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.

July 28, 2014 04:08 AM

July 27, 2014

NASCAR

Can Mercedes control their drivers?

Mercedes' progressive approach has won many admirers, but they face a choice that will define how 2014 will be remembered.

July 27, 2014 09:01 PM

Edwards, Roush parting ways after season

Roush Fenway Racing says Carl Edwards is leaving the organization at the end of the season.

July 27, 2014 08:46 PM

Hungary: The race that had it all

The 2014 season has treated us to some thrilling races so far, but the Hungarian Grand Prix has to be the one that had it all.

July 27, 2014 08:21 PM

RTA expects to add more NASCAR teams soon

Race Team Alliance chairman Rob Kauffman said Sunday the rest of NASCAR's full-time teams should soon be added to the group that is working on issues facing the sport.

July 27, 2014 06:29 PM

Hamilton 'shocked' at team orders

Lewis Hamilton says he was "very, very shocked" to be asked to let team-mate Nico Rosberg by in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

July 27, 2014 06:16 PM

Hamilton third as Ricciardo wins thriller

Lewis Hamilton recovers from a pit lane start to finish third as Daniel Ricciardo wins a sensational Hungarian GP.

July 27, 2014 02:53 PM

Ty Dillon races to 1st career Nationwide win

Ty Dillon pulled away from Kyle Busch down the stretch Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to win for the first time in the Nationwide Series.

July 27, 2014 01:19 AM

July 26, 2014

NASCAR

Raikkonen criticises Ferrari mistake

Kimi Raikkonen says Ferrari must fix their "weaknesses" after a mistake ends his Hungarian GP qualifying.

July 26, 2014 07:37 PM