Nascar News
  • Single duty: Kurt Busch brings double lessons to Charlotte (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 22 May 2015 12:23:01 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505211426519921317" width="130" height="130" alt="Kurt Busch talks to a crew member before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)" align="left" border="0">

    There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600. Busch will start 14th at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night in NASCAR's longest event.


  • Ganassi: Kyle Larson could someday start in Indianapolis 500 (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 22 May 2015 11:57:33 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505151209437606950" width="130" height="130" alt="Kyle Larson prepares to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Showdown auto race in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)" align="left" border="0">

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Team owner Chip Ganassi is leaving the door open for rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson to someday compete in the Indianapolis 500.


  • Jeff Gordon to join Fox as full-time analyst in 2016 (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 21 May 2015 19:04:44 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505162057754791977" width="130" height="130" alt="Jeff Gordon, left, speaks with former crew chief Ray Evernham prior to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 16, 2015. Gordon has announced that he will retire from full-time racing in following this season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)" align="left" border="0">

    Jeff Gordon will join Fox as a full-time analyst in 2016, teaming with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the three-man booth. Gordon is retiring at the end of this season and signed a multi-year contract with Fox. The four-time NASCAR champion is in 23rd full-time year in the Sprint Cup Series.


  • Kenseth wins pole for NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 21 May 2015 18:25:29 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505211937706631976" width="130" height="130" alt="Matt Kenseth poses with the trophy after winning the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)" align="left" border="0">

    Matt Kenseth is hoping history repeats itself Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600. Kenseth won his second Sprint Cup pole of the season Thursday night for NASCAR's longest race. ''You can run over a rivet on the first lap and end up 43rd.'' Joey Logano will start alongside Kenseth on the front row.


  • New dad Kyle Busch ready for racing (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 21 May 2015 15:45:11 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505211443530211360" width="130" height="130" alt="Kyle Busch waits in his car before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)" align="left" border="0">

    Kyle Busch says infant son Brexton can be anything he wants, even a race car driver. Busch's wife, Samantha, gave birth to the 7-pound, 10-ounce boy Monday and the Sprint Cup driver says the family is doing well. Asked Thursday if he wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, Busch joked he'd better end up with the checkered flag.


IRL News
  • Hinchcliffe posts photo from hospital thanking safety crew (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 22 May 2015 15:00:22 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505221102397533548" width="130" height="130" alt="Deb Sparks signs a "Get Well Soon Hinch" banner in the garage area before the practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 22, 2015. James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, was injured in a crash on Monday and is being replaced by Ryan Briscoe, of Australia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)" align="left" border="0">

    James Hinchcliffe was smiling and dressed in a hospital gown in his first photo since the brutal crash that knocked him out of the Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe posted a photo Friday on Instagram of him in the gown and yellow socks, hooked to a portable IV. Hinchcliffe was in critical condition when he was rushed to the hospital amid concerns over massive blood loss.


  • Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500 (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:57:44 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505221212439743650" width="130" height="130" alt="Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, drives through the first turn during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)" align="left" border="0">

    They call the Indianapolis 500 ''The Greatest Spectacle in Racing'' for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won't be a spectacle because of a serious on-track incident. Concern hangs over Indianapolis Motor Speedway after the cars of Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden and Ed Carpenter all went airborne during practice sessions in the 10 days leading up to Sunday's race.


  • Jack Harvey wins Indy Lights race under caution at IMS (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 22 May 2015 11:54:23 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505221234452413668" width="130" height="130" alt="Jack Harvey, of England, celebrates after wining the Freedom 100 Indy Lights race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)" align="left" border="0">

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jack Harvey won the Indy Lights race under caution Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


  • Honda driver Rahal says Chevrolet has 'huge advantage' (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 21 May 2015 15:41:56 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505181328484945776" width="130" height="130" alt="Marco Andretti, left, talks with Sage Karam, center, and Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, as they wait to pose for a group photo of the starting lineup before the start of practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, May 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)" align="left" border="0">

    Graham Rahal knows which manufacturer is the one to beat in the Indianapolis 500 - and it's not his own. A Honda driver, Rahal has spent May looking up at all the Chevrolets ahead. ''I definitely think come this Sunday, Chevrolet has a huge advantage,'' Rahal said.


  • Boston will host Labor Day IndyCar street race in 2016 (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 21 May 2015 12:38:25 PDT
    BOSTON (AP) -- IndyCar racing is coming to Boston.
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  • Hinchcliffe posts photo from hospital thanking safety crew (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 22 May 2015 15:00:22 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505221102397533548" width="130" height="130" alt="Deb Sparks signs a "Get Well Soon Hinch" banner in the garage area before the practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 22, 2015. James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, was injured in a crash on Monday and is being replaced by Ryan Briscoe, of Australia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)" align="left" border="0">

    James Hinchcliffe was smiling and dressed in a hospital gown in his first photo since the brutal crash that knocked him out of the Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe posted a photo Friday on Instagram of him in the gown and yellow socks, hooked to a portable IV. Hinchcliffe was in critical condition when he was rushed to the hospital amid concerns over massive blood loss.


  • Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500 (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:57:44 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505221212439743650" width="130" height="130" alt="Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, drives through the first turn during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)" align="left" border="0">

    They call the Indianapolis 500 ''The Greatest Spectacle in Racing'' for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won't be a spectacle because of a serious on-track incident. Concern hangs over Indianapolis Motor Speedway after the cars of Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden and Ed Carpenter all went airborne during practice sessions in the 10 days leading up to Sunday's race.


  • Jack Harvey wins Indy Lights race under caution at IMS (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 22 May 2015 11:54:23 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505221234452413668" width="130" height="130" alt="Jack Harvey, of England, celebrates after wining the Freedom 100 Indy Lights race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)" align="left" border="0">

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jack Harvey won the Indy Lights race under caution Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


  • Honda driver Rahal says Chevrolet has 'huge advantage' (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 21 May 2015 15:41:56 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505181328484945776" width="130" height="130" alt="Marco Andretti, left, talks with Sage Karam, center, and Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, as they wait to pose for a group photo of the starting lineup before the start of practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, May 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)" align="left" border="0">

    Graham Rahal knows which manufacturer is the one to beat in the Indianapolis 500 - and it's not his own. A Honda driver, Rahal has spent May looking up at all the Chevrolets ahead. ''I definitely think come this Sunday, Chevrolet has a huge advantage,'' Rahal said.


  • Boston will host Labor Day IndyCar street race in 2016 (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 21 May 2015 12:38:25 PDT
    BOSTON (AP) -- IndyCar racing is coming to Boston.
  • Rugged month has Castroneves eager to chase 4th Indy win (The Associated Press)
    Wed, 20 May 2015 14:39:54 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505181316478115752" width="130" height="130" alt="Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, right, talks with Townsend Bell before the start of practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, May 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)" align="left" border="0">

    The specks of gray in Helio Castroneves' jet black hair tell one part of his legacy. While the Brazilian admittedly is on the back end of his career now, there's one way he feels forever young: Scaling the fence and sipping the milk in victory lane at Indianapolis. ''I think every driver has wanted to drive the Indianapolis 500, so this place is the place, this is the place of gods for drivers.'' Castroneves belongs right near the top.


  • Hinchcliffe out of intensive care as recovery continues (The Associated Press)
    Wed, 20 May 2015 12:17:21 PDT

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505171712619414936" width="130" height="130" alt="James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, waits for his turn to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)" align="left" border="0">

    IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was been moved out of intensive care Wednesday, two days after surgery on his left thigh and pelvic area following a frightening crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500. Dr. Timothy Pohlman, the surgeon who operated on Hinchcliffe, said the medical staff is pleased. ''Our expectation, in consultation with the IndyCar medical staff, is that a normal recovery is to be expected.'' Hinchcliffe was injured Monday when he hit the wall in the third turn at Indianapolis, a crash caused by a broken suspension.


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