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  • NASCAR's Waltrip team cuts back; Brian Vickers out for season

    NASCAR's Waltrip team cuts back; Brian Vickers out for season
    In a tumultuous day at Michael Waltrip Racing, the NASCAR team said it would scale back its operations next year and that driver Brian Vickers was lost for the rest of this season. MWR said Monday that it would field only two cars full time in the...
  • Jimmy Walker wins for first time on PGA Tour

    Jimmy Walker wins for first time on PGA Tour
    Jimmy Walker finally won on the PGA Tour in his eighth year and 188th tournament, and with a little help from Brooks Koepka. Tied for the lead with four holes to play Sunday, Walker rolled in a six-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to take the lead...
  • Ex-Formula One test driver Maria de Villota, 33, found dead in hotel

    Ex-Formula One test driver Maria de Villota, 33, found dead in hotel
    MADRID -- The Spanish race car driver Maria de Villota, famous for pushing the Formula One gender barrier and for the velvet patch she wore after losing her right eye in a crash last year, was found dead Friday in her hotel room in southern Spain. She was...
  • Sebastian Vettel makes Formula One boring? It's a familiar story

    Sebastian Vettel makes Formula One boring? It's a familiar story
    Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton simply put into words what a good number of Formula One fans probably are feeling about Sebastian Vettel's dominance of the sport: It's boring. After Vettel won his fourth consecutive race last weekend in South Korea,...
  • IndyCar's Alex Tagliani to replace Dario Franchitti at Fontana

    IndyCar's Alex Tagliani to replace Dario Franchitti at Fontana
    Target Chip Ganassi Racing said Wednesday it chose veteran IndyCar driver Alex Tagliani to replace the injured Dario Franchitti for the series' season finale Oct. 19 at Fontana. "As a driver you never want an opportunity like this to come under these...
  • Five thoughts on IndyCar at Houston, NASCAR at Kansas and more

    Five thoughts on IndyCar at Houston, NASCAR at Kansas and more
    Looking back at a chaotic Sunday in motor-racing, including the IndyCar race at Houston and the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas, five things come to mind: Dario Franchitti might understandably mull retirement now. This is mere speculation. But his...
  • IndyCar's Dario Franchitti has ankle surgery after vicious crash

    IndyCar's Dario Franchitti has ankle surgery after vicious crash
      Dario Franchitti underwent surgery to stabilize his broken right ankle after the IndyCar driver went airborne and crashed into the catchfence at a race in Houston, his Target Chip Ganassi Racing team said Monday. Franchitti, 40, also suffered two...
  • Dario Franchitti seriously hurt, 13 fans injured in IndyCar crash

    Dario Franchitti seriously hurt, 13 fans injured in IndyCar crash
    Four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti fractured two vertebrae, broke his right ankle and sustained a concussion when his car went airborne into a catch fence during the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston on Sunday, with flying debris...
  • Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan to join Chip Ganassi's team in 2014

    Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan to join Chip Ganassi's team in 2014
    Veteran IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan, winner of this year's Indianapolis 500, next year will join one of the sport's strongest teams, Chip Ganassi Racing. Ganassi announced that it signed the 38-year-old Brazilian to a multi-year deal to become the team's...
  • IndyCar set for Houston doubleheader before finale in Fontana

    IndyCar set for Houston doubleheader before finale in Fontana
    The IndyCar series returns from a monthlong layoff with a doubleheader in Houston this weekend that could tighten the championship battle at the season finale in Fontana. Helio Castroneves, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner still seeking his first...
  • Critic's Pick: 'Rush'

    Critic's Pick: 'Rush'
    Ah, the difficulties of being a Formula One film in a NASCAR world. It perhaps explains the slow start here for the full-throttle sports drama "Rush." Polished to a high sheen by director Ron Howard, it stars "Thor's" Chris Hemsworth as British racer...