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Are Marussia Wise to Run 1 Car at 2014 Russian GP in Tribute to Jules Bianchi?

Formula One cars rarely look mournful, but the sight of the No. 17 MR03 in the Marussia garage at the Sochi Autodrom on Friday painted the most tragic of pictures. The car of Jules Bianchi, the team's lead driver who suffered life-threatening...Show More Summary

NASCAR at Charlotte 2014: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

With many of the top drivers in NASCAR floundering in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway could be a true game-changer. If Chase eliminations were to be held today, elite drivers such as Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Show More Summary

Rowdy Readies For Charlotte After Finally Conquering Kansas

Kyle Busch placed third at Kansas on Sunday, but seemed happier after the race than Joey Logano and Kyle Larson who finished ahead of him. “I won today,” he declared after the race. “I just didn’t get champagne and a trophy.” Busch had every reason to celebrate. Kansas had been his Achilles’ heel his entire career [...]

Can Earnhardt Earn A Charlotte Victory?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. got off to a blazing start at Kansas Sunday, displaying speed he hasn’t shown since his fifth-place finish at Michigan in August. Unfortunately for Junior Nation, Earnhardt hit the wall while in the lead on Lap 122 after leading 45 go-arounds. He finished 39th and ranks 11th on the Chase Grid with two [...]

Charlotte Arrives At Right Time For Johnson

History indicated Jimmie Johnson would post a quality finish in last Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Going into the race, Johnson claimed 14 top 10s in 16 starts at the track – a whopping 87.5 percentage. History does not always repeat itself. Johnson suffered a nightmare weekend, in which he started 32nd and [...]

Logano Storms Kansas, Advances In Chase

Joey Logano continued to dominate the pressure-filled Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, punching his ticket to the Eliminator Round by winning at Kansas on Sunday. The 24-year-old led 122-of-267 laps (45.7%) and registered a 144.7 driver rating on his way to Victory Lane. “On fire” is the only way to describe Logano since the Chase [...]

Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Paddock News from 2014 Russian Grand Prix

It was a sombre and subdued Formula One world which descended upon Sochi this week for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. The sport has been shaken to its core by the news Jules Bianchi suffered a severe brain injury in his horrific crash...Show More Summary

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bank Of America 500 at Charlotte – Race Line-Up

The fastest car in the first round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series knockout qualifying, Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 Chevrolet, will start 19th in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500, the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Kurt Busch, the new track record holder at Charlotte Motor Speedway – and the new record holder for top speed [...]

Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2014: Results, Times for Practice and Qualifying

A sobering week in the world of Formula One concludes with the excitement of a brand new track, as the season travels to Sochi, Russia, with four races remaining. The sport is currently pulling together in support of Jules Bianchi, who sustained serious head injuries at last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. Show More Summary

Will Looking Ahead to Talladega Trip Up 2014 Chase Drivers at Charlotte?

Let’s clear something up here. NASCAR is racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, isn ’t that right? I believe the event is the Bank of America 500 on Saturday night. I’m a bit confused here. If NASCAR ’s Sprint Cup Series is...Show More Summary

Is Dale Jr.'s Dream Sprint Cup Season Over?

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. opened the season with a win in the Daytona 500, it set into motion a series of events that many believed would result in Junior's first Sprint Cup Series championship. In the weeks following Junior's second Daytona...Show More Summary

NASCAR at Charlotte 2014 Results: Race Order, Final Times and Twitter Reaction

Kyle Busch grabbed some momentum ahead of Saturday's Sprint Cup: Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with an impressive performance at Thursday's qualifying. He grabbed the pole position with a top speed of 197.390 and an incredible best time of 27.357. Busch was the fastest racer on a particularly quick Charlotte track. Show More Summary

Kyle Busch wins pole for Saturday's race at Charlotte

Kyle Busch will start first for the fifth race of the Chase. Busch got the pole with a lap of 197.390 MPH in the final round, edging out Jeff Gordon, teammate Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart for the top spot. Kevin Harvick, last week's...Show More Summary

How Move from Joe Gibbs Racing to Team Penske Has Made Joey Logano a Contender

Joey Logano has to be the most relaxed man at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. That's because his spot in the Eliminator 8 Round of the 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup already has been secured by virtue of his win at Kansas...Show More Summary

NASCAR at Charlotte 2014 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

After a chaotic first race in the Contender round, some of the favorites to win the Chase are in need of a big result in Charlotte. Drivers like Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will look to rebound with a solid qualifying session Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The session, which begins at 7:20 p.m. Show More Summary

Happy Hour: Tires and the new Chase, topics not unpredictable at all

Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy. How about that Chase jumble, eh? Kansas messed up the points standings not only in their current form but in their old form. Show More Summary

Mark the calendar: Dale Earnhardt Jr. turns 40 Friday

According to Tony Stewart, the day in 2012 when Dale Earnhardt Jr. snapped a four-year winless streak at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., was NOT a national holiday. Maybe it wasn’t, but apparently, Earnhardt turning 40 is some kind of holiday. If you haven’t marked your calendars, that holiday’s coming up on Friday, Oct. [...]

FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Elimination Chase Jumbles Contenders on Way to Charlotte

The second gauntlet round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship has taken a toll on the top NASCAR Sprint Cup contenders as teams prepare for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11. Some of the 12 remaining...Show More Summary

Power Ranking the Formula 1 Teams After 2014 Japanese Grand Prix

The 2014 Japanese Grand Prix ended with a Mercedes one-two, but it wasn't all plain sailing for the German constructor. For the first time this year, a car with identical compound tyres of a similar age was genuinely quicker than either Mercedes for a sustained period of time. Two cars, actually. Show More Summary

Why Formula 1 Should Not Be Going to Russia in 2014

"We are happy, the sponsors appear to be happy, so we carry on," Bernie Ecclestone recently told The Times' Kevin Eason (subscription required) regarding this weekend's Russian Grand Prix. "No one has spoken to me about this race or told me that we cannot go. Show More Summary

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