Alonso embarks on test programme for 2020 Dakar Rally

5:53 AM ETESPN staffTwo-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will test Toyota's Dakar rally car on three different continents over the next few months as he prepares for his next major target in motorsport.1 RelatedAlonso left Formula One at the end of 2018 to pursue new challenges and is

Pritchett wins at Brainerd to end 26-event drought

9:09 PM ETAssociated Press BRAINERD, Minn. -- Leah Pritchett ended a 26-event winless streak Sunday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.Pritchett beat Mike Salinas in the final with a 4.066-second run at 235.72 mph for her eighth career Top Fuel title."It was great to see the

Power wins another crash-marred Pocono race

6:58 PM ETAssociated Press LONG POND, Pa. -- The black clouds that enveloped Pocono and officially brought the IndyCar race to a premature end didn't appear until the halfway point. But they've really been hanging over the track since the series returned to the mountains in 2013.A fatal crash. A

Rosenqvist OK after wild ride in Pocono crash

3:34 PM ETESPN News Services IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist was evaluated at a hospital and released after a big crash on the first lap of Sunday's race at Pocono.Takuma Sato triggered the frightening crash when he tried to dart through an opening on a three-wide move in Turn Two and

Line tops NHRA Pro Stock qualifying at Brainerd

7:56 PM ETAssociated Press BRAINERD, Minn. -- Minnesota driver Jason Line raced to his second Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier of the season and 55th overall on Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.Line's Friday run of 6.606 seconds at 207.27 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro

Rain gives Newgarden Pocono pole, Rossi second

11:58 AM ETAssociated Press LONG POND, Pa. -- Josef Newgarden gets a kick out of anyone who considers the IndyCar championship race limited to two or three drivers. The 2017 series champion counts a field four or five deep all chasing him for first as the season winds down.Newgarden, first

Hagan best in Funny Car qualifying at Brainerd

9:06 PM ETAssociated Press BRAINERD, Minn. -- Matt Hagan led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.Hagan had a 3.890-second run at 328.46 mph in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat."Rolling here and having two great laps off the bat, there's a lot of

No. 1 seed Moffitt claims trucks’ playoff opener

11:15 PM ETAssociated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Brett Moffitt pulled away on a restart with three laps to go and won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series' playoff opener Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn a spot in the Round of 6.Moffitt finished 0.743 seconds ahead of 17-year-old

IndyCar pair to race on Bathurst wildcard

5:01 PM ETEd JacksonIndy 500 winner Alexander Rossi will join fellow IndyCar star James Hinchcliffe to drive a wildcard entry at this year's Bathurst 1000.The pair will pilot the wildcard entry at Mount Panorama for Walkinshaw Andretti United on October 13 in Supercars' showpiece.It's the first race in Australia for