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  • 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...
  • Carl Edwards wins rain-plagued Sprint Cup race at Bristol

    Carl Edwards wins rain-plagued Sprint Cup race at Bristol
    Carl Edwards won a rain-plagued NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, fittingly with the final two laps under caution as showers began to fall again. The Food City 500 was delayed nearly two hours before the start and for another three hours...
  • Fontana 2, Denny Hamlin 0

     Fontana 2, Denny Hamlin 0
    Fontana hasn't been kind to Denny Hamlin the last two years. Hamlin withdrew from the Auto Club 400 on Sunday when a sinus infection affected his vision, and doctors recommended he not race. A year earlier, the 33-year-old Virginian suffered a...
  • Kyle Busch wins Auto Club 400 at Fontana for second year in a row

    Kyle Busch wins Auto Club 400 at Fontana for second year in a row
    The race was Jimmie Johnson's to lose, and he unknowingly found a way to lose it. Johnson was sailing toward a record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup win in Fontana on Sunday when his No. 48 Chevrolet blew a left-front tire with only six laps remaining. It...
  • Kyle Busch wins NASCAR race in Fontana in overtime finish

    Kyle Busch wins NASCAR race in Fontana in overtime finish
    Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Fontana for the second consecutive year in a two-lap overtime finish Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. Kyle Larson, the 21-year-old who won NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series race on Saturday in Fontana,...
  • Kyle Larson gets first Nationwide Series win at Fontana

    Kyle Larson gets first Nationwide Series win at Fontana
    Kyle Larson has earned untold plaudits since the 21-year-old racing prodigy joined NASCAR's upper ranks last year. On Saturday, the driver lived up to his reputation in a big way. The Elk Grove, Calif., native won his first race in NASCAR's second-...
  • Kyle Larson, 21, wins NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Fontana

    Kyle Larson, 21, wins NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Fontana
    Racing prodigy Kyle Larson, 21, won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana after a thrilling battle with Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. It was the first win for Larson, an Elk Grove, Calif., native, in NASCAR's...
  • Furniture Row Racing team is a NASCAR solo act

     Furniture Row Racing team is a NASCAR solo act
    The season-opening Daytona 500 was less than an hour old when Barney Visser saw his latest $1-million NASCAR investment literally go up in smoke. Visser owns Furniture Row Racing, which fields one car — the black No. 78 Chevrolet — driven by...
  • Matt Kenseth gets pole position for Sprint Cup race at Fontana

    Matt Kenseth gets pole position for Sprint Cup race at Fontana
    NASCAR's Matt Kenseth knows Auto Club Speedway well, having won three Sprint Cup races at the Fontana track. But he earned the victories driving for Roush Fenway Racing and is still looking for his first win on the two-mile oval since moving to the...
  • Matt Kenseth wins pole position for NASCAR race in Fontana

    Matt Kenseth wins pole position for NASCAR race in Fontana
    Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday's Sprint Cup race as NASCAR's new knockout-style qualifying format was used at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the first time. Kenseth, a three-time winner at Fontana when he drove for Roush Fenway Racing,...
  • Auto Club Speedway slashes grandstand seating by 26% to 68,000

    Auto Club Speedway slashes grandstand seating by 26% to 68,000
    Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, site of this weekend's NASCAR race, has slashed its grandstand capacity by 26% to 68,000 seats from 92,000, a track spokesman said Friday. The 24,000-seat reduction reflects the pullback in NASCAR's popularity from its...