NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.
New F1 season, same strong Mercedes
Two of Formula One's top drivers have made lucrative moves to new teams in 2015, so fans might think there will be a shake-up to last season's established order. They would be wrong. The evidence of preseason testing strongly suggests the fight for this year's championship will again be a case of Mercedes vs. the rest.
Johnson wins another NASCAR race in Atlanta
Likely locking up a run at his record-tying seventh championship before it even turns to spring, Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Crash forces Alonso out of Australian GP
Fernando Alonso will not race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix following a crash during Formula One testing that sent him to the hospital for three days, McLaren said Tuesday.
Harvick wins Xfinity race in Atlanta
Kevin Harvick turned in another dominating performance Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, holding off Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano in the Xfinity Series race. Harvick has won the Atlanta race in NASCAR's second-tier series three years in a row and four times overall.
Hamilton hones car with fastest testing time
Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes at the top of the timesheet for a second straight day of Formula One preseason testing on Saturday. The defending F1 champion steered his way late in the day to a session-best lap of 1 minute, 23.022 seconds — a day after teammate Nico Rosberg had been the quickest on the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.
NASCAR: Kvapil's car stolen from hotel parking lot
Sprint Cup driver Travis Kvapil has withdrawn from Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after his car was stolen from a hotel parking lot on Friday morning.
Logano on pole for Atlanta Sprint Cup race
Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn't get on the track after failing to pass inspection. Among those who didn't get to take a lap Friday evening: Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart.
NASCAR allows extra testing day with new rules
After the glitz of Daytona, now it's time for the NASCAR grind. The Sprint Cup drivers returned to the track Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, getting an extra day to test out the new rules package that will be in effect for the first time.
Busch has surgery on broken left foot
Kyle Busch has undergone surgery on his left foot, broken in a hard crash at Daytona International Speedway. Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina performed the surgery Wednesday. Anderson is a noted specialist who has treated NFL players Matt Schaub and Ahmad Bradshaw and retired baseball players Derek Jeter and Chipper Jones.
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