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On the Track: 7 Questions for Racing Legend Mario Andretti

Lesley Nagy | Posted 11.25.2014 | Sports
Lesley Nagy

It's difficult enough to navigate highways during rush hour, so it's unbelievable to imagine zipping around a race track at speeds of over 150 mph, with cars of equivalent speeds tailing just inches from your bumper.

Sam Schmidt: Inspiration to Racing Fans, Inspiration to Us All

James M. Clash | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
James M. Clash

My connection with Sam Schmidt is personal. Twelve years ago he allowed me to live out a boyhood dream of averaging a 200-mph lap in an Indy car, a risky proposition even for pro drivers. I was just an adventure journalist.

Getting Up to Speed: A NASCAR Skeptic Burns Some Rubber in a Rookie Course

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports
Peter Mandel

How do the hungry drivers of NASCAR fuel up? With Ragu Rich & Meaty Spaghetti Sauce.

7 Reasons Why the Indy 500 Is Still the Greatest Race in the World

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports
Matthew Knell

After four straight years of exciting finishes, the addition of a new title sponsor, and a deeper and more diverse field of drivers than has been seen in years, the luster appears to be returning to the Indianapolis 500.

How One Driver's Indy 500 Race Will Help Save Lives

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Matthew Knell

She is a 30-year-old IndyCar driver from England, who now resides in Indianapolis. Without a full-time team, she represents one of these drivers who spends a great deal of time putting together her race schedule -- working with teams and sponsors to help find the funding for another chance.

WATCH: ATV Rider Flips Quad, Keeps Racing

Posted 08.19.2013 | Sports

A professional ATV race got a little more extreme when a participant flipped his four-wheeler after taking a nose dive off a dirt jump....

Bobby Dale Earnhardt Busted For DUI

AP | PAM RAMSEY | Posted 08.13.2013 | Sports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Racer Bobby Dale Earnhardt apologized to fans, friends and family on Tuesday following his arrest in West Virginia on a drunken d...

Worker Dies At Canadien Grand Prix

AP | Posted 08.09.2013 | Sports

MONTREAL — A volunteer track worker at the Canadian Grand Prix died Sunday after being run over by a crane removing a car from the course after ...

WATCH: Massive 13-Car Wreck At Dover

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The parade of wreckers entering the garage hauled the dented and busted remains of cars belonging to Tony Stewart, Landon Cassill...

Dario Franchitti Wins Indy 500

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — Dan Wheldon couldn't win his third Indianapolis 500. Dario Franchitti did it for him. And if it wasn't going to be Franchitti, t...

WATCH: Big Crash At Indy 500

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar points leader Will Power and Mike Conway were both knocked out of the Indianapolis 500 in the first crash of Sunday's ra...

No Clear Favorite For 'Super Bowl' Of Racing

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marco Andretti knows how much heartache his family has suffered at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He needs no reminders that IndyCar cou...

How Do NASCAR Drivers Eat During 600-Mile Race?

AP | STEVE REED | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports

CONCORD, N.C. -- Six hours and 600 miles is a long time to spend in race car. So what do NASCAR drivers do when the stomach starts grumbling in the...

IndyCar CEO Tries To Keep Focus Away From Owner Feuds

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard twice deflected questions Saturday about his relationship with several team owners, citing his desire ...

Kanaan Hoping 11th Time Is The Charm At Indy

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 07.25.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan has been called just about every name in the book. Fan favorite, pole-sitter, race-day favorite, race...

NASCAR Driver Apologizes Over Breastfeeding Controversy

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne has apologized for comments he made on his Twitter account about public breastfeeding. According to mult...

Kurt Busch, Penske Racing Split After 6 Bumpy Seasons

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 02.04.2012 | Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kurt Busch and Penske Racing parted ways Monday after six bumpy seasons, a split that clouds the former champion's future in N...

Freestyle Motorcross Rider Dies After Crash During Practice

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.06.2012 | Sports

Tragedy struck the world of motor sports again on Sunday as freestyle motocross rider Jim McNeil died from injuries suffered during a crash before the...

Indy 500 Winner Busted For DWI

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 11.29.2011 | Sports

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of drunken driving and reckless...

Danica Patrick Announces Major Career Move

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 10.25.2011 | Sports

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — With the not-so-subtle shape of a stock car under cover just in front of her and spotlights glaring in her face, Danica Patr...

Australian Driver Gets First Victory In Dramatic Finish

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 10.15.2011 | Sports

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Marcos Ambrose missed his daughter's first day of school. She probably won't mind. The snakebitten Ambrose, deprived more ...

NFL Receiver Rips NASCAR

Posted 09.15.2011 | Sports

Jimmie Johnson, five-time champion NASCAR driver, was nominated for male athlete of the year at the 2011 ESPY Awards. Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden...

Ochocinco Turns To NASCAR

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.30.2011 | Sports

HAMPTON, Ga. — Chad Ochocinco has turned to NASCAR in his ongoing search for thrills away from the football field. Ochocinco was strapped in for ...

NASCAR Crewman Fired For Anti-Gay Tweet

Sporting News | Sporting News | Posted 08.30.2011 | Sports

A Red Bull Racing crewman was fired for an anti-gay tweet he posted Sunday night following the Sprint Cup race at Infineon Raceway....

NASCAR Fines Team Owner $150K

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 08.06.2011 | Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Richard Childress was fined $150,000 on Monday for assaulting Kyle Busch, the latest incident in an ongoing feud between NASCA...