| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:01 PM
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,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:21 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:58 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:44 AM
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...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:04 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:23 PM
For decades the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was all about a single race, the legendary Indianapolis 500, held each Memorial Day weekend.
The IndyCar Series on Tuesday outlined plans for holding another race next May 10...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Danica Patrick was heard swearing in frustration at one point during Sunday's NASCAR race in Dover, Del., and who can blame her?
The mediocrity that is Patrick's rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series rolls on, the popular driver struggling to place her...