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  • Drino Miller dies at 72; off-road racing pioneer, engine designer

    Drino Miller dies at 72; off-road racing pioneer, engine designer
    Caked with sweat and the desert sand that had been lashing his face over hundreds of miles, Drino Miller rolled his hopped-up dune buggy to a stop. He was nine miles from the finish line of the 1970 Mexican 1000 – a grueling test for man and machine...
  • Verizon becomes title sponsor of IndyCar racing series

    Verizon becomes title sponsor of IndyCar racing series
    IndyCar said Friday that telecommunications giant Verizon signed a multiyear deal to be the racing series' title sponsor, rebranding the sport as the Verizon IndyCar Series. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. "Verizon is the perfect partner for...
  • Mario Andretti named grand marshal of Long Beach Grand Prix

    Mario Andretti named grand marshal of Long Beach Grand Prix
    Legendary racer Mario Andretti was named grand marshal of the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach scheduled April 13, which will include giving the command for drivers to start their engines. Andretti, 74, won four times on the Long Beach street...
  • NASCAR takes steps to ease potential danger in new qualifying format

    NASCAR takes steps to ease potential danger in new qualifying format
    NASCAR on Tuesday made changes to its new qualifying format after some drivers voiced concern that the new method made qualifying more dangerous. Under the knockout-style group format implemented this season, multiple drivers attempt to qualify in two...
  • Brad Keselowski wins in Vegas as Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs out of gas

    Brad Keselowski wins in Vegas as Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs out of gas
    LAS VEGAS -- Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday after the car of Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel on the final lap. Earnhardt entered the last lap with the lead and Keselowski on his bumper....
  • Expectant finish at Kobalt 400 for Paul Menard

    Expectant finish at Kobalt 400 for Paul Menard
    LAS VEGAS – Paul Menard wasn't sure if he would even race Sunday, but the NASCAR driver had one of his better finishes in recent years. Menard finished third Sunday in the Kobalt 400 after leading six laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. At one point...
  • Brad Keselowski wins at Vegas; Earnhardt Jr. has nothing left in tank

    Brad Keselowski wins at Vegas; Earnhardt Jr. has nothing left in tank
    LAS VEGAS — Just as predicted, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his team took a big gamble Sunday in hopes of winning another race. This time they lost. Earnhardt was leading on the last lap of the Kobalt 400 because his team opted not to bring his No. 88...
  • Joey Logano wins the pole for NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas

    Joey Logano wins the pole for NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas
    LAS VEGAS — The new style of qualifying for NASCAR Sprint Cup races is exciting — too exciting in view of some drivers. Joey Logano set a track qualifying record Friday to win the pole position for Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,...
  • 'Unsafe speed' cited in probe of crash that killed actor Paul Walker

    'Unsafe speed' cited in probe of crash that killed actor Paul Walker
    The high-performance Porsche that "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker was riding in may have been traveling more than 93 mph, too fast for the curvy road in a Santa Clarita business park where it crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver,...
  • Gary Bettenhausen, a 21-time Indy 500 racer, dies at 72

    Gary Bettenhausen, a 21-time Indy 500 racer, dies at 72
    IndyCar legend Gary Bettenhausen has died at age 72, officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway said Monday. Bettenhausen drove in 21 Indianapolis 500s between 1968 and 1993, finishing as high as third in 1980 and leading 138 laps in 1972. He also...
  • Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR Nationwide race in Las Vegas

    Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR Nationwide race in Las Vegas
    LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but Kyle Busch made him work for it. Busch was on Keselowski’s tail entering the final lap of the Boyd Gaming 300 with both of them...