The "new" Chase begins on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. This year, NASCAR revised its playoff format for the Sprint Cup Series, expanding the field of drivers from 12 to 16 and including a series of elimination rounds to decide the championship. The number of drivers in contention for the title will decrease every three Chase races.

Defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is confident he won't have any issues with hydration or cramping as he heads into the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

The No. 13 car belonging to the young sprint car driver who was struck and killed by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart last month will be in the lineup at this weekend's Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

Truck teams practiced at Chicagoland on Thursday. Blaney posted the fastest lap in the opening session at 175.234 mph. Sauter was quickest in the second and final session at 176.540 mph.

Formula One's governing body, the FIA, confirmed its calendar for the 2015 Formula One world championship season, which includes a record-matching 20 races and the return of the Mexico Grand Prix.

NASCAR driver Austin Theriault's car is sporting a Maine-themed paint job in the blue and white colors of the state's flagship university.

With the return of the Mexican Grand Prix, the 2015 Formula One championship will have 20 races.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. turns 40 in a month, and much of his adult life is still a blur. It's just one more reminder there isn't much time for reflection inside a race car.

It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York last month.

NASCAR driver Austin Theriault is getting a Maine-themed ride thanks to a new joint marketing partnership.

The FIA has decided to ban all radio transmissions that help with car or driver performances at Formula One grands prix.

Dickie V has found a totally awesome PTP'er in NASCAR's version of a Sweet 16 bracket.

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After more than two decades presiding over one of the biggest and most successful teams in Formula One, Luca Di Montezemolo is stepping down as president of Ferrari.

This year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will likely be more intense and pressure-filled than ever for those drivers competing in it, thanks to NASCAR's new playoff format for its premier series.

Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it is swapping the pit crews for Kevin Harvick's No. 4 team and Tony Stewart's No. 14 team, beginning with this weekend's race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has returned home after a nine-month hospital stay caused by a near-fatal skiing accident, his manager announced in a statement released Tuesday.

Stewart-Haas Racing gave Kevin Harvick the crew from Tony Stewart's 2011 championship on Tuesday in a move to strengthen Harvick's title chances in his first year with the team.

Jimmie Johnson said the cooling system for his helmet was blowing warm air and that likely caused his dehydration following last week's race at Richmond.

Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his recovery at home, his manager said Tuesday.

A win in the season-opening Daytona 500 guaranteed Dale Earnhardt Jr. a spot in NASCAR's title race. It also allowed his Hendrick Motorsports team to live in the moment on the race track and not get hung up on results.

Mercedes appeared to be amused over interpretations that team orders were behind Lewis Hamilton's pass of teammate and rival Nico Rosberg that set up his Italian Grand Prix win.

Ferrari's fall from grace is no longer just a worry on the Formula One track. It's a cause for concern in the corporate boardroom, too.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) —

Caterham team principal Christian Albers has resigned and been replaced by assistant Manfredi Ravetto.

Police say a woman driving a stolen car badly injured a man after she ran a stop sign, struck another vehicle and then plowed into the patio and front entrance of a Cleveland bar.

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