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Team Penske in command of the Chase after 2 races

As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down.The first message apparently...

Logano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race

Joey Logano pulled away on the restart to win a green-white-checkered finish Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.Logano and Team Penske teammate Brad...

Motorsport: Hartley fifth in Texas

After a strong qualifying performance and a long time in the lead in the race the two Porsche 919 Hybrids only finished fourth and fifth in the six-hour race on Saturday. Car number 14, driven by Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb,...

Sprint car driver killed in Wisconsin

Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann was killed in a wreck during practice for a race Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway.Beaver Dam Raceway general manager Carolyn Mueller and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series President...

Motorsport: Hamilton claims pole in Singapore

Lewis Hamilton has claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix by out-qualifying his Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg by a mere seven thousandths of a second on Sunday (NZT).Hamilton claimed his sixth pole of...

Motorsport: Smith's life in the fast lane

Kenny Smith has a collection of memorabilia upstairs in his garage at Hampton Downs.On one wall are scores of trophies he's won over the years and scattered around are images of races from yesteryear, framed certificates, old racing...

Brundle takes TUDOR Prototype pole at Austin

Alex Brundle took the Prototype pole in qualifying Friday for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship's Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas.The second-generation British driver turned a lap of 1 minute, 57.809 seconds (103.897...

Hornish eager entering Nationwide race at Kentucky

As Sam Hornish Jr. ponders his next move in stock cars, he's prepared to make the most of his last scheduled ride this season for Joe Gibbs Racing.Last year's NASCAR Nationwide Series runner-up will make his eighth series start...

Keselowski aims for another win at New Hampshire

Denny Hamlin once called his shot at New Hampshire, guaranteeing a win with a tweet, then following through with a mighty swing of an invisible baseball bat moments after taking the checkered flag.Any bold boasts this weekend?He'll...

Motorsport: Views differ on grand prix radio silence

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have welcomed increased radio silence for the final six races of their dramatic duel for the drivers' world championship.But the airwave clampdown was criticised by Felipe Massa, the veteran Williams...

Motorsport: Kiwi Hartley revved up for Texas Endurance

It's been a long time between gigs for Porsche factory driver Brendon Hartley and the all-new LMP1 Hybrid 919 racecar. However, things are all about to change this weekend in Austin, Texas for round four of the World Endurance Championship.New...

MotoX: Suzuki men throw down the gauntlet

The Suzuki men are ready to throw down the gauntlet.The new motocross season is about to burst into life and, behind the scenes, the Bel-Ray Pro Rider Suzuki Team has been very busy indeed, putting strategies in place to ensure...

Motorsport: Van der Drift off to Nurburgring

One of New Zealand's more successful single seater and sports car racers, Chris van der Drift, is the go-to man in the world of motor racing.After a useful outing in the last the sprint round in the European Blancpain Series with...

Motorsport: F1 enters radio silence era

As the Formula One season exits Europe and heads to Asia for this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, teams and drivers are preparing for a new challenge, with the sport now banning a large amount of radio messages during races.The...

IndyCar to race in Brazilian capital in 2015

IndyCar says it will race in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia next year, returning to the country after a one-year absence.The March 8 race will take place at the Nelson Piquet permanent racetrack located in the central Brazilian...

MotoX: Suzuki challenge a marathon event

If there is one piece of silverware that is most coveted by the Kiwi dirt bike fraternity, it is probably the trophy for winning outright at the big annual Suzuki Six-Hour Dirt Bike Challenge.The popular stand-alone event near Tokoroa,...

Mexico back on Formula One list

With the return of the Mexican Grand Prix, the 2015 Formula One championship will have 20 races.Mexico last held an F1 race in 1992 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, the venue for next year's race on November 1.The...

Paddon and Kennard close the gap

The Kiwi rally pair of Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard finished Rally Australia this weekend in a career-high sixth place. In only their fourth full-on top-echelon World Rally Championship event, the pair faced an event-long...

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