NASCAR/Auto racing

  1. 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.
  2. Chris Buescher takes first Nationwide series victory

    Auto racing

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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]
  7. 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.)
  8. Driver struck, killed by Tony Stewart's sprint car

    Auto racing

    Tony Stewart, a three-time NASCAR champion, was moonlighting Saturday night. He had gone back to his racing roots for a few hours, competing in a local dirt-track event at Canandaigua Motorsport Park in upstate New York, bumping and grinding his high-powered open-wheel sprint car with the mostly unknown competitors on …

    Kevin Ward Jr. climbed from his crashed car Saturday night and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Tony Stewart. Seconds later Ward was struck by Stewart’s car and killed.
  9. AJ Allmendinger breaks through with Sprint Cup victory

    Auto racing

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — This was truly a race into the Chase.

    AJ Allmendinger celebrates his first Sprint Cup win in his 213th series start. “I can’t believe we won a Sprint Cup race!” he shouted as ESPN interviewed him in Victory Lane. He won two Nationwide series races in 2013 but hadn’t earned a victory in a major series since 2006, in CART.
  10. Motorcycle star Marc Marquez wins 10th straight

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — Even Marc Marquez's imperfections couldn't derail his perfect season Sunday.