Motor racing

Motorsport or motor sport is a global term used to encompass the group of competitive sporting events which primarily involve the use of motorised vehicles, whether for racing or non-racing competition. The terminology can also be used to describe forms of competition of two-wheeled motorised vehicles under the banner of motorcycle racing, and includes off-road racing such as motocross.
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  • Ka-boom! NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon blows up brand new car body
    NBC Sports

    Ka-boom! NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon blows up brand new car body

    So much for a new body on Pedregon's car. It's back to his old one after a spectacular explosion during Friday's qualifying near Denver.

  • Kurt Busch wins pole at New Hampshire
    Yahoo Sports

    Kurt Busch wins pole at New Hampshire

    Busch has won three times at New Hampshire but hasn't started first. Until Sunday.

  • Richmond Raceway infield redevelopment enters next stage
    The Advocate

    Richmond Raceway infield redevelopment enters next stage

    Dennis Bickmeier receives a lot of feedback from fans as the Richmond Raceway president, either through emailed surveys, in-person interaction or social media. But Bickmeier remembers one interaction distinctly with a NASCAR fan who had been coming to the races for 20-plus years. Bickmeier said the fan told him, “I've done everything there is to do at a racetrack. I've never been in the garage.” That pipedream is getting closer to reality as Richmond Raceway Reimagined, the $30 million infield redevelopment project, moves closer to completion. However, while Bickmeier said they're on track to being done for the Xfinity and Sprint Cup races on Sept. 21-22, there's still much to be done. Since

  • Sauber not ruling out Kimi Raikkonen link for 2019 F1 season
    Autosport

    Sauber not ruling out Kimi Raikkonen link for 2019 F1 season

    Sauber boss Fred Vasseur has not ruled out the suggestion that Kimi Raikkonen could return to the team where he started his Formula 1 career

  • Conor Daly happy with Toronto performance, eager for more IndyCar opportunities
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    Conor Daly happy with Toronto performance, eager for more IndyCar opportunities

    Conor Daly filled in for Gabby Chaves at Harding Racing for the Honda Indy Toronto.

  • Teams think 2021 tyre blanket ban will help Formula 1
    Autosport

    Teams think 2021 tyre blanket ban will help Formula 1

    Team technical directors believe that the ban on tyre blankets for 2021 could be positive for Formula 1, but warned it will be a big challenge to adapt

  • Ricciardo's German GP hopes all but ended by grid penalty
    The Associated Press

    Ricciardo's German GP hopes all but ended by grid penalty

    Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's hopes of winning the German Grand Prix have been rocked by a grid penalty for using too many engine parts. The Australian driver, who has won twice this season, will start Sunday's race at Hockenheim from the back of the grid. Drivers are allowed to use two of each specific engine part during the season before incurring penalties, but this is the third time Ricciardo is using each individual element.

  • Goodyear reconsidering tire for use on Charlotte's Roval
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    Goodyear reconsidering tire for use on Charlotte's Roval

    Jayski.com Staff Goodyear is reassessing what tire it will bring for the Sept. 29-30 race weekend on the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course following chunking issues with its primary tire during two days of open tests. Select Cup teams utilized an alternate Goodyear tire, which was used during the final portion of Tuesday's open test on the road course, Goodyear said in a statement. The tire had a "slightly tougher compound" than the original tires used for the open tests and had been the control tire during a tire test held in the spring. The decision to make the tire available was made following the July 10 test on the road course. Goodyear released the following statement from Mark Keto,

  • Fifth Third to sponsor Rahal car for Mid-Ohio race
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    Fifth Third to sponsor Rahal car for Mid-Ohio race

    Associated Press BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- Fifth Third Bank will be the primary sponsor for Graham Rahal at the Honda Indy 200 later this month at Mid-Ohio. Rahal grew up in New Albany, Ohio, and the team has a race shop in nearby Hilliard, both about an hour's drive from the track in Lexington. Rahal calls his Honda 200 victory in 2015 the most important accomplishment of his IndyCar career. He has top-five finishes in his past four races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course dating to 2014. Last year, he matched his best qualifying position of fourth before finishing third. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced the sponsorship Thursday for the July 29 race.

  • Reuters

    Motor racing-Hamilton's new contract puts the focus on Ferrari

    Lewis Hamilton's megabucks new Mercedes contract puts the focus firmly on rivals Ferrari as the only top Formula One team likely to have anyone new in their lineup next season. Thursday's announcement that the reigning world champion had signed up for two more years and reported annual earnings of up to 40 million pounds ($51.98 million) was long in the making and well flagged up. Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes all now have big guns locked in until 2020 in Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and Hamilton and it is now merely a matter of deciding who the team mates will be.

  • Magnussen likens Alonso's team radio rants to Neymar football antics
    Autosport

    Magnussen likens Alonso's team radio rants to Neymar football antics

    Haas driver Kevin Magnussen has compared Formula 1 rival Fernando Alonso's radio complaints to the perceived play-acting over injuries of football star Neymar in the recent FIFA World Cup

  • Full list of NASCAR winners in Best Driver category at the ESPY Awards
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    Full list of NASCAR winners in Best Driver category at the ESPY Awards

    Martin Truex Jr.’s latest win — Wednesday night at the ESPY Awards — was another tally for NASCAR in the Best Driver category. RELATED: Truex triumphs at ESPYs Since the ESPYs debuted in 1993, NASCAR drivers have been honored with the Best Driver Award a record 17 times. Truex, nominated for the second straight year, …