The season-long rivalry between Hendrick Motorsports and Team Penske heads into the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Kevin Harvick will try to crash their party.

Kimi Raikkonen has had little to celebrate in this Formula One season and an unsuccessful gamble in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday will likely extend his cheerless run.

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the race grid as an engine fire prevented him from setting a qualifying time.

Sisters Courtney and Brittany Force topped qualifying Friday night after the first two sessions in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

Brandon Jones made it 2 for 2 in his ARCA Racing Series career, winning from the pole Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Joao Barbosa won the Brickyard Grand Prix on Friday night, stretching his fuel to the limit in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race.

Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

NASCAR Chairman Brian France says nothing drastic will be done to next year's schedule.

Rosberg will attempt to win his fifth grand prix of the season in Hungary, but his teammate, Lewis Hamilton, has been very impressive at the Hungaroring circuit over the years. Hamilton has won this race four times, including victories the past two years. He is presently tied with Michael Schumacher for most wins in Hungary.

Rookie Chase Elliott, who won at Chicagoland, Trevor Bayne, the second-place finisher, and rookie Ty Dillon, placing fifth, are also eligible for the bonus in Saturday's 250-mile race here.

A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser have won the Indianapolis 500 four times each.

Kurt Busch is slacking at Indy. He's only entered in one race, scheduled to drive just 400 miles, and has no reason for a mad dash to the helicopter to catch a ride to another track.

Sprint Cup Series

Richard Petty said Friday the newly formed Race Team Alliance was necessary because NASCAR hasn't done enough to help team owners slash costs.

Marcos Ambrose on Friday declined to discuss a report that he's considering returning to Australia to run the V8 Supercar Series for Roger Penske.

Azerbaijan is set to host a Formula One race in 2016.

Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg second.

Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.

Defending race winner Ryan Dalziel earned his first IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole position of the season Thursday in qualifying for Friday's Brickyard Grand Prix.

Marussia says Alexander Rossi of the U.S. has joined the Formula One team as its new reserve driver.

IndyCar has fined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $5,000 for a weight violation in the car driven by Luca Filippi at Toronto.

Formula One driver Sergio Perez is confident preparations will be completed in time so his Mexico homeland will be able to host a grand prix in 2015, its first since 1992.

Lewis Hamilton says he and Mercedes want to extend his contract beyond next year, although they have yet to hold formal talks about a new deal.

South Africa's most famous motor racing track just got an extension.

Darrell Wallace Jr. put on a dominating performance but had to hold off Kyle Larson in a hard-fought battle during the closing laps to win Wednesday night's MudSummer Classic Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.

Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Mudsummer Classic on Wednesday night on the dirt at Eldora Speedway for his second Camping World Truck Series victory of the year.

Erik Jones won the pole for Wednesday night's Mudsummer Classic Camping World Truck Series race after posting the fastest lap in qualifying at Eldora Speedway, a half-mile dirt track.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track.

Drivers always say there's something magical about Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the opportunity for NASCAR to race there opened the door for one of Jeff Gordon's most treasured victories.

All Times EDT

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