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Danica Patrick: Latest News and 2014 Sprint Cup Ranking Ahead of Martinsville

In the second race at Talladega during the 2014 season, Danica Patrick took her first top-20 finish of her career at the track. What appeared to be a decent finish was nowhere close to the work that she put in during the race. Patrick started 27th after a controversial qualifying round that saw her boyfriend, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., miss the race. Show More Summary

Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus Nose and More

Kimi Raikkonen's lack of pace is all in his mind, according to his former Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa. The Brazilian believes the domineering presence of Fernando Alonso at the Scuderia is enough to cause any driver's form to drop...Show More Summary

The Biggest NASCAR Storylines Ahead of the Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville II

What a real mind-bender. NASCAR goes from its biggest and baddest track one week to its smallest and tightest the next. Martinsville looms just as large for the Chase drivers as Talladega did. Only the wrecks at Martinsville happen more...Show More Summary

Who's More Disappointed After Elimination: Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jimmie Johnson?

Four races still remain in the 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, but this year's championship hopes are history for Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Who should be sweating that more? The answer,...Show More Summary

Fantasy NASCAR: Top Drivers for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia, this week for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. It seems like a season ago when the Sprint Cup Series last raced at the half-mile paperclip race track. Show More Summary

Will GP2 Champion Jolyon Palmer Find a Place on the 2015 Formula 1 Grid?

Jolyon Palmer joined a select group of drivers over the Russian Grand Prix weekend. With victory in the GP2 feature race at the Sochi Autodrom, the British driver put his name alongside the likes of Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Timo...Show More Summary

Why Formula One Has to Stem the Street Circuit Tide

Street circuits have long been a bit of a novelty in Formula One. Tight and twisty with uneven surfaces and barriers inches from the racing line, they're the once- or twice-yearly forays into a world far removed from the purpose-built...Show More Summary

Nico Hulkenberg Officially Commits to Force India for 2015 Season

Nico Hulkenberg will remain with Force India for the 2015 Formula One season after posting his most successful campaign to date. The news was confirmed by the team on Twitter: Hulkenberg suggested a bright future awaits, telling theShow More Summary

Brad Keselowski Puts Week as Villain Behind Him, Now Focused on Chase Title

If there were ever a perfect example of zero to hero, it’s Brad Keselowski. One week ago at Charlotte, Keselowski became one of NASCAR’s most vilified drivers—a villain, if you prefer—after he tangled with Matt Kenseth, Denny HamlinShow More Summary

NASCAR at Talladega: Winners and Losers from the Geico 500

Sunday’s Geico 500, race No. 6 of the Chase, lived up to the hype. It was hold-your-breath stuff for nearly all of its 188 laps, as NASCAR’s best jockeyed to be in the right place at the right time at nearly 200 miles per hour. WhenShow More Summary

Brad Keselowski Win Ends Chase Dreams for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson

For Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski—three of NASCAR's biggest stars—the formula was simple: Win at Talladega and move on to the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Lose and say goodbye to any hope of a 2014 championship. Simple to understand, that is. Show More Summary

Sprint Cup Chase 2014: Updated Chase Odds for Each Driver After Talladega

Talladega did it again. That was about as harrowing a final 20 laps as we’ ve seen all year. The desperation was tangible for drivers ninth through 12th in points—Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth—allShow More Summary

Sprint Cup Chase Standings 2014: NASCAR Grid and Schedule After GEICO 500

In a heart-pounding finish marred by late contact and caution flags, Brad Keselowski held off a hungry field to win the Sprint Cup Series at Talladega GEICO 500 to advance to the Chase's Eliminator Round. Keselowski would not be denied, as anything other than a victory would have eliminated him from contention. Show More Summary

NASCAR at Talladega 2014 Results: Winner, Standings, Highlights and Reaction

Brad Keselowski clinched a spot in the next round of the NASCAR Chase for the Cup by winning the Geico 500 at Talladega, although four other drivers were not as fortunate and saw their championship dreams come to an end. Keselowski did not have enough points to advance so he needed a victory to get an automatic bid to the Eliminator Round. Show More Summary

NASCAR at Talladega 2014: Live Results and Analysis from Geico 500

Brad Keselowski wins at Talladega! The race at Talladega didn’t see its first caution until Lap 60, when Jamie McMurray spun out and caused Joey Logano to spin too. Drivers were able to race in different lanes during the Geico 500, and...Show More Summary

Does a Formula 1 Race on the Las Vegas Strip Make Sense?

Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone has mentioned Las Vegas as a possibility for a new Formula One race in the United States. "Vegas say they are ready to go and it would be on The Strip for sure," the 83-year-old F1 boss recently told...Show More Summary

NASCAR at Talladega 2014: Race Schedule, Live Stream Info and Drivers to Watch

Twelve drivers will enter in the Chase for the Sprint Cup for Sunday's Geico 500, but only eight will remain when all is said and done. Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway will be the final in the Contender Round, meaning the last...Show More Summary

MotoGP Grand Prix of Australia 2014 Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction

Valentino Rossi won a dramatic MotoGP Grand Prix of Australia at Phillip Island ahead of Yamaha teammates Jorge Lorenzo and Bradley Smith. The result was confirmed on Twitter by the official MotoGP account: It was the 250th premier-class...Show More Summary

Terry Labonte Announces Retirement from NASCAR After Talladega Race

Sunday's Geico 500 will be the final race in Terry Labonte's nearly four-decade-long NASCAR career. The 57-year-old announced he will retire after 37 years in the sport, per The Associated Press (via ESPN.com). "You know, it's only about the third time I've said this is going to be my last race," Labonte said on Saturday. Show More Summary

Danica Patrick: Latest News and 2014 Sprint Cup Standings Ahead of Talladega

A late wreck thwarted what appeared to be a promising run for Danica Patrick in Charlotte Motor Speedway and resulted in just her second finish outside the top 20 in the last seven races. The accident involved Patrick and Joey Logano, with Ryan Newman narrowly missing the two drivers. Show More Summary

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