May 27

IndyCar braces for change, promotes younger drivers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ” No one needs a spotter to see this coming.With former Indianapolis 500 champions Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan in the twilight of their racing careers and possibly driving their final IndyCar season, the…

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May 27

All eyes on Alonso in a wide-open Indianapolis 500 field

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ” One of IndyCar’s all-time greats will lead the field to green at the Indianapolis 500.All eyes, though, will be one row behind Scott Dixon as Fernando Alonso makes his debut in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”…

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May 27

Leist leads every lap to win Freedom 100 on Carb Day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ” Matheus Leist never deviated from his line during the Freedom 100 on Friday.There was never any need.After qualifying on the pole for the Indy Lights race, the 18-year-old Brazilian led all 40 laps during Carb…

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May 27

Indy 500 kingmakers Foyt, Penske begin plotting their future

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ” A.J. Foyt and Roger Penske are as much a part of the Indianapolis 500 as the pagoda and Gasoline Alley, icons of such stature that they’re identifiable only by their first names.”There’s A.J.,” fans say, “and…

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May 27

Castroneves fastest on Carb Day as another Honda engine goes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ” Helio Castroneves and Team Penske trumped Honda power on Carb Day for the Indianapolis 500.That wasn’t the only bad news for the engine manufacturer.Along with watching the Chevrolet-powered three-time champion…

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May 27

Ferrari has burning ambition to win 1st Monaco GP since 2001

MONACO (AP) ” Having closed the gap to dominant Mercedes in an incredibly close-fought Formula One season, Ferrari has another burning ambition: Winning the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.The Italian manufacturer’s barren spell in…

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May 27

Esteban Ocon making a name for himself as a rising F1 star

MONACO (AP) ” Esteban Ocon is described by one member of his Force India team as a “sponge” because of his capacity to absorb information.The 20-year-old Frenchman is one of the rising stars of Formula One. Although he has not made…

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May 27

American dream starting to become reality in IndyCar Series

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ” Graham Rahal senses IndyCar is undergoing a change. After spending a decade chasing and watching other young drivers try to get a breakthrough victory, the 28-year-old Ohio native believes it’s about to finally…

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May 27

Cricket: England on alert ahead of Champions Trophy

Security is getting upgraded for cricket’s Champions Trophy after the suicide bombing which claimed 22 victims on Monday at the Manchester Arena.That is the expectation of New Zealand Cricket, and a factor reiterated by International…

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May 27

Harvick wins Charlotte pole; Cup leader Larson starts last

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) ” Kevin Harvick was all smiles at qualifying Thursday night at Charlotte, while NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kyle Larson was left bitter and frustrated heading into an important weekend of racing.Harvick will…

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