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April 18, 2014


Ferrari have been revived - Hamilton

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg say they face a revived challenge from Ferrari at this weekend's Chinese GP.

April 18, 2014 10:52 AM

Hamilton top in second practice

Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.

April 18, 2014 07:39 AM

Alonso quickest in China practice

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to F1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese GP.

April 18, 2014 03:57 AM

April 17, 2014


France, NASCAR earn Cynopsis Sports Awards (NASCAR.com)

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and NASCAR Fuel for Business were honored at the Cynopsis Sports Awards Thursday at the Yale Club in New York City. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner Rick Hendrick presented France with the Vision Award, which recognizes the executive of the year from a sports league or organization who has demonstrated innovation and transformed an industry. "Brian has revolutionized the sport of NASCAR, working with the entire NASCAR industry -- the teams, tracks and sponsors." France became NASCAR Chairman and CEO in 2003, achieving unprecedented growth in the value of the sport's broadcast rights.

April 17, 2014 08:01 PM

Sprint Fan Vote: Making a case for all 30 drivers (NASCAR.com)

Vote Now! Pick your favorite drivers for the Sprint All-Star Race

April 17, 2014 07:29 PM

Sponsorship woes endangering Swan Racing

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.

April 17, 2014 07:19 PM

Vickers, MWR prove to be resilient in 2014 (NASCAR.com)

The fact that he is a part of the NASCAR equation today carries more weight than what is written or said about Vickers and his No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine team, fielded by Michael Waltrip Racing.  But the team is resilient;

April 17, 2014 06:40 PM

Swan Racing 'reviewing its current situation' (NASCAR.com)

Swan Racing debuted in 2012 as a single-car operation with owner Brandon Davis and driver David Stremme. For 2014, the group expanded to two teams, fielding the No. 30 Toyota for driver Parker Kligerman as well as the No. 26 with driver Cole Whitt. Davis is CEO of Swan Energy, an independent oil and gas company based in Denver. The group added minority owner Bill Romanowski, a former NFL linebacker, prior to the start of the 2013 season while Anthony Marlowe, co-founder of business process outsourcing company TMone, came on board earlier this year.

April 17, 2014 05:30 PM

VIDEO: China Grand Prix weather

Ian Fergusson has a look at the likely conditions in Shanghai this weekend.

April 17, 2014 03:53 PM

Rosberg plans Hamilton Bahrain talk

Nico Rosberg is to discuss with team-mate Lewis Hamilton his concern their fight for victory in Bahrain went too far.

April 17, 2014 02:47 PM

Top 10 NASCAR television analysts (NASCAR.com)

At its best, auto racing doesn't just translate via television -- it bursts through the screen and into your living room, leaving little bits of rubber on the sofa. That's often certainly the case with NASCAR, whose sound and fury and kaleidoscopic colors have made for compelling viewing ever since CBS cameras caught Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison slugging it out at Daytona in 1979. Analysts, like Darrell Waltrip and Kyle Petty, are like the uncles we argue with across the dinner table. Oh, do race fans love their television analysts.

April 17, 2014 01:00 PM

New Ferrari chief needs time - Alonso

Fernando Alonso says it remains to be seen if Ferrari's new team chief would be successful in turning around the team's form.

April 17, 2014 12:18 PM

April 16, 2014


Guys and Gears: Behind the scenes with Air Titan 2.0 (NASCAR.com)

Welcome to the Guys and Gears series presented by Mobil 1. Each time a NASCAR figure will bring you behind the scenes and give you a tour of something that they are working on that keeps them connected to the sport.

April 16, 2014 07:25 PM

Ky. Highway Safety to sponsor N'wide event

Kentucky's Office of Highway Safety will be the title sponsor for Kentucky Speedway's June 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

April 16, 2014 04:55 PM

The Mercedes 'masterstroke' keeping Hamilton ahead

Andrew Benson looks at the Mercedes engine innovation that is key to keeping Lewis Hamilton on top in Formula 1 this season

April 16, 2014 07:14 AM

April 15, 2014


Hamilton back to brilliant best - Lowe

Lewis Hamilton is driving as well as at any time in his career, according to Mercedes co-team boss Paddy Lowe.

April 15, 2014 11:00 PM

Chase Elliott's Championship Chances

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April 15, 2014 06:56 PM

Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

Which driver and team most needs this week off? Will Gene Haas' F1 foray hurt Stewart-Haas Racing? Why do wins elude Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon? Will Chase Elliott win the Nationwide title?

April 15, 2014 04:56 PM

Hamilton eyes hat-trick on Shanghai straights

BBC Sport looks ahead to the fourth race of the 2014 F1 season, the long straights and punishing turns of the Chinese Grand Prix

April 15, 2014 03:26 PM

Red Bull lose Ricciardo appeal

Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from last month's Australian Grand Prix is rejected.

April 15, 2014 10:19 AM

April 14, 2014


Elliott passes Sadler, wins again on N'wide

Chase Elliott passed Elliott Sadler on the final lap night to win his second straight Nationwide Series race, going from fifth to first on the final two laps Friday night.

April 14, 2014 07:20 PM

Harvick survives shootout for Darlington win

Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track's 65-year NASCAR history.

April 14, 2014 06:53 PM

Domenicali quits as Ferrari F1 boss

Stefano Domenicali resigns as the team principal of Ferrari with immediate effect after their poor start to the F1 season.

April 14, 2014 04:38 PM

Director Bell set to leave Mercedes

Mercedes technical director Bob Bell will leave the team in November after three years working for the team.

April 14, 2014 03:11 PM

April 12, 2014


US set for F1 team on grid from 2015

The United States is to have a team in Formula 1 from 2015 as the FIA accepts an entry from Nascar's Gene Haas.

April 12, 2014 09:39 AM

Harvick claims 1st career Southern 500 pole

Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.

April 12, 2014 03:52 AM

Son: Petty mourning, adjusting to life alone

Richard Petty is spending his weekends at home mourning the death of his wife instead of his familiar spot at the racetrack.

April 12, 2014 02:28 AM

April 11, 2014


Biffle, Roush Fenway closing in on contract

Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing are getting closer to a contract extension and could have an announcement soon.

April 11, 2014 04:54 PM