James Garner was bitten by the auto racing bug while filming “Grand Prix” in 1966. He did his own driving in the movie. He also was an accomplished off-road racer, who loved driving in the Mint 400 and in Baja.
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At Sam Boyd Stadium, veteran operators of front-end loaders, bulldozers and mini-dozers called skid steers maneuvered their earth-moving machines like ballerinas to create the obstacle bump-filled three-dimensional motorcycle course for Saturday’s Monster Energy Supercross Finals.
Las Vegan tops 220 mph before rains soak Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Kurt Busch hopes to complete the auto racing double on May 25, driving the Indianapolis 500 during the day and the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina at night. This is the auto racing double.
Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va.
How Las Vegas drivers performed in the various NASCAR series.
Outspoken 2012 series champion proposes major overhaul to Sprint Cup schedule.
What remains of the car Will Power destroyed in grisly Las Vegas Motor Speedway wreck now rests in a tree on Junior’s farm.
Weekly update of NASCAR drivers with Las Vegas ties.
When he was a younger man, Bill Lusk flew Nikita Khrushchev’s bags around the U.S. during one of the former communist leader’s visits. Now that he’s 80, Bill Lusk drives a one-of-a-kind Porsche 911 around Auto Club Speedway in California at high rates of speed.
Ian Anderson didn’t lose a Thunder car race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring last season and is 2-0 this year. But he now is more interested in winning a road-course national championship.
How Las Vegas drivers in NASCAR’s top series fared.
How Las Vegas drivers performed in NASCAR’s various series.
The rolling kitchen is among the 14 Freightliners that the seven teams of Don Schumacher Racing use to travel the NHRA Mello Yello Series circuit. The convoy will hit 24 locations across the country from February to November.
Alexis DeJoria won in Funny Car for the second time this season to move into third place in the standings, and Tony Schumacher captured the Top Fuel title for his record-setting eighth victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Courtney Force and Graham Rahal are auto racing’s newest, fastest couple on eight wheels. They have overtaken NASCAR’s Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse, at least based on career victories.
Jimmy Alund commutes from his home in Sweden to take the place of Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson, who is recovering from heart surgery. Alund, a champion in Europe, would like a permanent NHRA seat in the U.S.
He has won 41 races in drag racing’s Nitro classes, and no driver has won as many events in Las Vegas as Ron Capps. He has won five times here: once in spring, four times in fall.
Tony Schumacher needs a spark, and he’s come the right place.
A few weeks ago, when he nearly won the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a risky fuel strategy, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pretty much said it was new NASCAR rules rewarding race winners that was responsible for an exciting finish. Today at Martinsville, Va., he pretty much backtracked on that.
Alexis DeJoria recently picked up her first career NHRA victory, continuing the difficult climb. DeJoria, whose father co-created Paul Mitchell hair products, chose the tougher route rather than the easy way.
How local drivers performed in the various NASCAR series.
Kyle Busch won another race at Auto Club Speedway in California Sunday. He suggested that Harry Hogg from “Days of Thunder” should get an assist.