Racing

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan To Venture Into NASCAR With His Own Team

Michael Jordan says the new venture will open more opportunities for Black people in NASCAR.

 | By Antoinette Miller

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace

FBI Determines NASCAR Noose Incident Did Not Target Bubba Wallace

​Federal authorities determined the noose found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's garage stall ​was there as far back as October.

 | By Ahmed Jawadi

Bubba Wallace during driver introductions prior to the NASCAR Cup Series auto race

NASCAR Investigating Noose Found In Bubba Wallace's Garage Stall

Wallace is the only Black driver in NASCAR's top racing circuit.

 | By Katherine Biek

Confederate flag at a racetrack

NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags From Its Events

NASCAR said the Confederate flag's presence at events "runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment."

 | By Ahmed Jawadi

Kyle Larson

NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson Fired After Using Racial Slur

Chip Ganassi Racing said Larson's comments "were both offensive and unacceptable especially given the values of our organization."

 | By Johannah Grenaway

Ryan Newman

NASCAR Driver Ryan Newman Released From Hospital After Crash

His racing team said he was "fully alert and walking around" the hospital on Wednesday.

 | By Johannah Grenaway

Janet Guthrie wearing driving helmet

Are Women Strong Enough To Race Cars? Science And History Say Yes

Newsy spoke to race car researcher David Ferguson and documentary filmmaker Jenna Ricker to learn more.

 | By Casey Mendoza

Maximum Security, ridden by jockey Luis Saez, crosses the finish line during 145th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Maximum Security's Kentucky Derby Appeal Has Been Denied

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission denied the appeal just hours after it was filed Monday.

 | By Briana Koeneman

Iditarod musher and his dogs

Iditarod Sled Dog Doping Prompted New Rules For The Race

Several dogs tested positive for a banned drug for the first time, but the person responsible may not get punished.

 | By Gabrielle Ware

Always Dreaming and his jockey John Velazquez.

On A Sloppy Track, A Last-Minute Favorite Wins The Kentucky Derby

Always Dreaming took a big lead on the final stretch and never let go.

 | By Ryan Biek and Grant Suneson

one-eyed horse Patch gets bathed

A One-Eyed Horse Named Patch Is The Kentucky Derby Fan Favorite

Patch has an all-star trainer, a spot in the Derby and no left eye.

 | By Carter Woodiel

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR's Biggest Star Just Said He's Retiring

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is leaving NASCAR after more than 600 races and 26 cup wins.

 | By Ryan Biek

Mike Wallace looks on from the grid during the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Former NASCAR Driver Mike Wallace Reportedly Beaten After A Concert

Wallace said he was leaving a Rascal Flatts concert with his daughter when he was jumped by three men.

 | By Matt Moreno

Skyscrapers in Baku, Azerbaijan overlook Formula One qualifying.

Azerbaijan Fails At Human Rights And Still Hosts Big Sporting Events

More and more prominent sporting events are held in Azerbaijan, but its government tends to clamp down on freedom of speech and civil liberties.

 | By Carter Woodiel

Robotic jockeys sit on camels waiting for the start of Al Marmoom Heritage Festival in Dubai in April 2015.

In Camel Racing, Robot Jockeys Are The Norm

Mechanical riders might sound like something out of the future, but they're actually a solution to a serious human rights issue.

 | By Carter Woodiel

Ryan Hunter-Reay pours milk over his head after winning the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2014.

So Why Does The Indy 500 Winner Always Drink Milk?

You probably wouldn't choose to guzzle dairy right after hopping out of a race car. So why does every Indy 500 winner do it?

 | By Carter Woodiel

Horses run on at Pimlico Race Course in the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes

2 Horses Die At Pimlico Before The Preakness Stakes

Two horses died after running in races before Saturday's Preakness Stakes. One collapsed after a race, and another was euthanized for a broken leg.

 | By Grant Suneson

Nyquist, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, crosses the finish line during the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016.

For Nyquist, The Kentucky Derby Ends, And The Pressure Begins

Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and with his win comes plenty of pressure about a possible run for the Triple Crown.

 | By Carter Woodiel

A fan looks on wearing her derby hat during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Kentucky Derby: An Unofficial Guide To The Best And Worst Headwear

The Kentucky Derby is known for its fashion as much as its horse races. Here's a look at some of the most interesting looks from years past.

 | By Katherine Biek and Matt Moreno

Exercise rider Jonny Garcia takes Nyquist over the track during training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

At The Kentucky Derby, Can Nyquist Be This Year's American Pharoah?

This year's favorite, Nyquist, starts in a favorable pole position, but the memory of American Pharoah's historic run still lingers.

 | By Matt Moreno

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, leads Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona.

Stewart-Haas Racing Shocks NASCAR, Switches From Chevrolet To Ford

SHR has had a close relationship with Chevrolet since the beginning, but the team will switch to a struggling Ford in 2017.

 | By Matt Moreno

Segway Accident Nearly Derails Usain Bolt's Olympic Hopes

A cameraman on a Segway lost control and crashed into Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, sending the track star to the ground.

 | By Matt Moreno

Justin Wilson Dies From IndyCar Wreck Injury

Justin Wilson died Monday from injuries he sustained during a race at the Pocono Raceway Sunday.

 | By Leah Becerra

Britain's Chris Froome Wins Second Tour De France

Chris Froome battled through the final stage's rainy and wet roads to win the Tour de France again after his 2013 victory.

 | By Matt Moreno

Horse Deaths After Wagon Race Raise Animal Safety Concerns

Two horses were put down after sustaining injuries at the Calgary Stampede chuck-wagon race, causing animal rights activists to criticize the event.

 | By Eugene Daniels

NASCAR's Stance On The Confederate Flag Is Confusing

NASCAR said it won't use the Confederate flag, but fans can display it. However, the organization seems to want the symbol banned entirely at events.

 | By Matt Moreno

Life After The Triple Crown: American Pharoah Set To Retire

American Pharoah is the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years. Now, he's set for a life of retirement and breeding.

 | By Matt Moreno