Category: Motorsports News

Announcer back at Minn. track after racist rant

6:50 PM ET Associated Press FAIRMONT, Minn. — An announcer who was fired by an Iowa racetrack after a racist rant was back behind the microphone in southern Minnesota last weekend, but he did not receive a standing ovation as promised because he was apparently uncomfortable with that plan, according to the promoter of Fairmont…

Torrence leads Top Fuel qualifying at Mile-High

1:10 AM ET Associated Press MORRISON, Colo. — Steve Torrence led Top Fuel qualifying Friday night at Bandimere Speedway in the return of the Dodge/SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Torrence, the 2019 winner at the track, had a 3.777-second run at 327.11 mph. The event was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Matt Hagan…

IndyCar, Road America ink multiyear extension

Jul 6, 2021 Associated Press ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — IndyCar plans to keep making stops at Road America, announcing a multiyear extension Tuesday that keeps the Wisconsin road course on the annual schedule of the open-wheel racing series. IndyCar began racing at Road America in 1982 and has made annual stops there since 2016. Exact…

Kamara's new job: Help NASCAR grow fan base

5:50 PM ET METAIRIE, La. — Alvin Kamara has officially become a two-sport star. The New Orleans Saints running back was named as NASCAR’s first-ever growth and engagement advisor on Sunday, continuing his growing relationship with the sport over the past year. “I’m excited they carved out a role for me,” Kamara said Sunday. “I…

Indianapolis 500 boss Roger Penske: 'I'm still a race fan first'

May 29, 2021 INDIANAPOLIS — Dear smart watch and pedometer manufacturers: I don’t want to tell you how to run your business, but you’re missing out on a sponsorship opportunity during Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. And I don’t mean slapping a sticker on any of the 33 race cars that will be roaring down the frontstretch…