NASCAR/Auto racing

  1. Ryan Blaney wins Nationwide race

    Auto racing

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Ryan Blaney bolted past Kyle Busch on a restart with six laps remaining and won Friday's NASCAR Nationwide series race at Bristol Motor Speedway for his second career victory.

  2. Greg Biffle hanging on in pursuit of Sprint Cup Chase spot

    Auto racing

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — No driver sits more squarely on the bubble for NASCAR's Chase for the Championship bubble than Greg Biffle.

    Greg Biffle is the last of four drivers who would qualify for the Chase for the Championship on points if the 16-car field were set today.
  3. Up next races on major auto racing circuits

    Auto racing

    Sprint Cup

    What: Irwin Tools Night Race

    When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 5:30 p.m.); Saturday, race (Ch. 28, 7:30 p.m.); Bristol, Tenn.

  4. Jeff Gordon takes victory, Sprint Cup points lead

    Auto racing

    BROOKLYN, Mich. — Jeff Gordon hopes history repeats itself.

    Jeff Gordon wins for the 91st time in his career and takes the points lead by three over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  5. Chris Buescher takes first Nationwide series victory

    Auto racing

    LEXINGTON, Ohio — As the laps dwindled, Chris Buescher's anxiety rose.

  6. Jimmie Johnson in sudden Sprint Cup slump

    Auto racing

    BROOKLYN, Mich. — The finishes seem implausible, especially because they've come in succession — 42nd place at Daytona, 42nd at New Hampshire, a brief improvement to 14th at the Brickyard, followed by a dip to 39th at Pocono and 28th at Watkins Glen.

  7. Up next races in major auto racing circuits

    Auto racing

    Sprint Cup

    What: Pure Michigan 400

    When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon), qualifying (FS1, 4:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (ESPN2, 11 a.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 1 p.m.); Brooklyn, Mich.

  8. Ward's dad criticizes Stewart

    Auto racing

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The father of the driver struck by Tony Stewart's car said "there's no reason for" the crash that led to his son's death.

  9. Tony Stewart faces tough questions after racing death

    Auto racing

    Two men.

    Two drivers.

    Two tales of tears and tragedy.

    This is what you will find at the bottom of the sorrow. You will find sadness. For the kid who died. For the star who is left with the questions about how he contributed to it. For a dark night at the track.

    A small memorial of flowers is seen at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Monday. [AP photo]
  10. Tony Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

    Auto racing

    PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. — Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.

    This July 5 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints Inc. shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. with his car in the victory lane at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. Ward was killed Saturday at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when a car being driven by Tony Stewart struck him after he climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump one lap earlier. (Associated Press / Empire Super Sprints Inc.)