NASCAR/Auto racing

  1. Jeff Gordon wins record fifth Brickyard 400

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 again.

    Jeff Gordon does something not in vogue when he won his first Brickyard 400 in 1994: kisses the bricks at Indianapolis.
  2. Courtney Force sets NHRA Funny Car mark

    Auto racing

    SONOMA, Calif. — Courtney Force beat father John Force in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday to break a tie with sister Ashley Force Hood for career Funny Car victories by a female driver with five.

  3. Ty Dillon gets first Nationwide win in Lilly Diabetes 250

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — For a first time winner, Ty Dillon had the Brickyard's winning tradition down as cold as the celebratory beer he chugged outside his car.

  4. Juan Pablo Montoya makes one-race Sprint Cup return

    Auto racing

    INDIANAPOLIS — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

  5. Up next races on major auto racing circuits

    Auto racing

    Sprint Cup

    What: John Wayne Walding 400

    When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m.); Saturday, practice (ESPN2, 9 a.m.), qualifying (ESPN, 2 p.m.); Sunday, race (ESPN, 1 p.m.); Indianapolis

  6. St. Petersburg Sebastien Bourdais wins IndyCar doubleheader opener

    Auto racing

    TORONTO — Sebastien Bourdais waited out the rain, then took care of a winless drought.

    St. Petersburg resident Sebastien Bourdais celebrates in Toronto after his first major open-wheel victory since 2007.
  7. Chase Elliott takes NASCAR Nationwide victory at Chicagoland

    Auto racing

    JOLIET, Ill. — Chase Elliott held off Trevor Bayne to win Saturday's Nationwide series stop at Chicagoland Speedway.

    Chase Elliott celebrates with teammates in Victory Lane after winning the Nationwide series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
  8. Sprint Cup drivers use off-week for Chase preview

    Auto racing

    JOLIET, Ill. — Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson hope to learn something about Chicagoland Speedway this weekend.

    Sprint Cup’s Kasey Kahne is using the series’ last off-week to drive in the Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway, where the Chase for the Championship begins.
  9. This week on major auto circuits

    Auto racing

    Nationwide

    When: EnjoyIllinois.com 300

    When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 3:30 p.m., 6:30); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 2, 4 p.m.), race, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 8 p.m.); Joliet, Ill.

  10. Brad Keselowski sweeps weekend at New Hampshire

    Auto racing

    LOUDON, N.H. — Brad Keselowski hopped out of his car and grabbed an oversized broom to give a playful sweep of all the confetti already collected around his Ford.

    Brad Keselowski leads the Camping World 301. He heads the field seven times for 138 of 304 laps.