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March 02, 2015


Johnson holds off Harvick to win at Atlanta

Likely locking up a run at his record-tying seventh championship before it even turns to spring, Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

March 02, 2015 02:16 AM

Was Johnson Trying To Make A Statement?

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March 02, 2015 12:14 AM

March 01, 2015


Gordon frustrated after hitting concrete wall

Jeff Gordon was uninjured when he crashed into a concrete wall on the inside of the Atlanta Motor Speedway backstretch Sunday afternoon, a crash that left him frustrated not just because it knocked him out of the race but also for the lack of a barrier.

March 01, 2015 11:21 PM

'Like last year's car, but better'

Mercedes' testing times leave competitors unable to hide their dejection, but there's still plenty to race for - writes Andrew Benson.

March 01, 2015 09:32 PM

Bottas fastest on final testing day

Williams' Valtteri Bottas sets the pace as Mercedes emerge from the final day of pre-season testing as strong title favourites.

March 01, 2015 05:31 PM

Formula 1 gossip

Hamilton in talks with Jay-Z, access pass restrictions criticised, McLaren-Honda worried about reliability, plus more.

March 01, 2015 11:57 AM

Dominant Crafton gets trucks win at Atlanta

Matt Crafton romped to an easy win in the NASCAR Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.

March 01, 2015 02:04 AM

Lost and found: Police find stolen No. 44 car

The Team Xtreme No. 44 car that had been stolen from a Georgia hotel parking lot was found early Saturday morning.

March 01, 2015 12:03 AM

February 28, 2015


Harvick wins 3rd straight Atlanta Xfinity race

Kevin Harvick turned in another dominating performance Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, holding off Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano in the Xfinity Series race.

February 28, 2015 11:51 PM

Hamilton quickest in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace on the penultimate day of pre-season testing as Mercedes remain the team to beat.

February 28, 2015 05:48 PM

Inspection causes 13 to miss Cup qualifying

Former Sprint Cup champions Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth were among the 13 drivers who did not get a chance to post qualifying times Friday after their cars didn't get through qualifying inspection in time at Atlanta.

February 28, 2015 04:38 AM

February 27, 2015


The concussion dangers for Alonso

A leading neurosurgeon explains the dangers of concussion following Fernando Alonso's crash in testing.

February 27, 2015 07:04 PM

Ky. Busch released after surgery on foot

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch was released from the hospital Friday after having successful surgery Wednesday afternoon on his broken left foot.

February 27, 2015 06:43 PM

Mercedes set fastest testing time

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg set the fastest time of winter testing at Barcelona while Jenson Button posts 100 laps for McLaren.

February 27, 2015 06:03 PM

Kyle Busch released from hospital following foot surgery (The Associated Press)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Busch has been released from the hospital following surgery on his left foot after breaking it during a crash at Daytona International Speedway.

February 27, 2015 05:46 PM

Alonso was travelling at 134mph

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is "completely fine" following the 134mph testing accident that left him with concussion.

February 27, 2015 05:38 PM

VIDEO: I'm completely fine after crash - Alonso

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is "completely fine" following his testing accident on Sunday that left him with concussion.

February 27, 2015 03:42 PM

Marussia named on 2015 F1 entry list

Manor Marussia are named on a 10-team entry list for the start of the 2015 Formula 1 season.

February 27, 2015 03:38 PM

How to follow Formula 1 on the BBC

Stay across all the action and latest news from the 2015 Formula 1 season across BBC TV, radio and online.

February 27, 2015 09:36 AM

Energy boss leading Marussia rescue

The main investor behind the revival of the Manor Marussia F1 team is energy firm boss Stephen Fitzpatrick.

February 27, 2015 07:28 AM

Formula 1's greatest fairytale

How a privateer took on the world's most expensive sport in the middle of the credit crunch - and won.

February 27, 2015 06:53 AM

Ragan relishing time replacing Kyle Busch

David Ragan doesn't know how long he'll get to drive the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Sprint Cup car, but he'll relish every opportunity he can to compete for one of NASCAR's elite teams.

February 27, 2015 01:20 AM

February 26, 2015


McLaren's testing troubles continue

Jenson Button manages just seven laps as car problems dog McLaren on the first day of the final pre-season test.

February 26, 2015 05:49 PM

Female driver Jorda joins Lotus team

Spain's Carmen Jorda becomes the second woman to join a Formula 1 team in a back-up role after signing up with Lotus.

February 26, 2015 04:22 PM

Alonso to start season, say McLaren

Fernando Alonso is expected to recover from his crash and race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on 15 March.

February 26, 2015 12:37 PM

February 25, 2015


Domino effect: Nemechek to fill in for Ragan

Veteran Sprint Cup driver Joe Nemechek will drive the Front Row Motorsports No. 34 car this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, according to a team spokesman.

February 25, 2015 07:10 PM

Alonso warned not to rush return

Fernando Alonso "could do himself more damage" if he returns too soon from concussion, says former IndyCar driver Gil De Ferran.

February 25, 2015 06:02 PM

Force India car to debut on Friday

Force India will have three days to test their new Formula 1 car before the start of the season, the team confirms.

February 25, 2015 02:28 PM

Alonso out of hospital - misses test

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso leaves hospital after his Barcelona crash but will miss the next testing session.

February 25, 2015 02:02 PM

Manor name Stevens as first driver

The former Marussia team, now known as Manor, name Englishman Will Stevens as their first race driver for 2015.

February 25, 2015 01:49 PM

Wolff reduces stake in Williams

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff reduces his share in the Williams team by selling to an United States businessman.

February 25, 2015 01:18 PM

February 24, 2015


Report: Talladega to install barriers by May

Amid an outcry over exposed concrete walls that caused injuries to Kyle Busch during Saturday's Xfinity Series race, the sister track to Daytona International Speedway said Monday that it would install additional steel-and-foam energy-reduction barriers b

February 24, 2015 11:56 PM

VIDEO: Mercedes are the benchmark - Horner

Christian Horner believes Mercedes are still the team to beat in Formula 1, describing them as "the benchmark".

February 24, 2015 04:37 PM

Smith named to drive No. 41 car at Atlanta

Regan Smith will drive in place of suspended Kurt Busch this weekend for the second consecutive race.

February 24, 2015 03:39 PM

February 23, 2015


Alonso crash adds to McLaren's problems

McLaren will be concerned about the health of their star driver but pre-season testing troubles are also a major worry.

February 23, 2015 07:45 PM

Logano captures Daytona 500 under caution

Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of NASCAR's top stars.

February 23, 2015 01:36 PM