Jul 19

F1: Rosberg On Pole For Home Race As Hamilton Crashes Out

Nico Rosberg captured his fifth pole of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg captured his fifth pole of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday’s qualifying session and will start 15th on the grid.

Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds in the third part of the session for what was also the weekend’s fastest time.

“Home race, to be on pole is fantastic,” the German said. “Of course I would have preferred it was an open fight with Lewis. I was a little less happy as a result (of Hamilton’s crash) because Lewis didn’t have a shot at it in the end but all in all, yeah, a fantastic day up to now.”

Jul 18

F1: Hamilton Fastest In Second Practice For German GP

Lewis Hamilton drives during second practice at Hockenheimring. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during second practice at Hockenheimring. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg to the fastest time in the second practice session at the German Grand Prix as Mercedes set the pace on Friday.

Hamilton completed his best lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 18.341 seconds, edging Rosberg by 0.024 seconds.

“A pretty good day today,” Hamilton said.

Rosberg had been leading but he went off track on the second turn and his teammate then topped the leaderboard on supersoft tires for the first time.

Jul 12

IndyCar: Hunter-Reay puts on late charge for surprise win in Iowa

(Photo courtesy Lesley Ann Miller)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates his second victory of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar season. (Photo courtesy Lesley Ann Miller)

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for his first victory since the Indianapolis 500.

It was the fifth straight win in Iowa for Andretti Autosport, and the second in three years for Hunter-Reay.

Jul 11

Dixon Leads Ganassi 1-2 In IndyCar Qualifying At Iowa

The pole winner has never went on to win the race at Iowa Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

The pole winner has never went on to win the race at Iowa Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon will start from the pole for Saturday’s IndyCar race at the Iowa Speedway.

Dixon will be joined on the top line by Target Chip Ganassi teammate Tony Kanaan following single-car qualifying on Friday.

Helio Castroneves will start third, followed by Ryan Briscoe, Carlos Munoz and Sebastien Bourdais.

Jul 6

Montoya Wins First IndyCar Race In 14 Years

Juan Pablo Montoya won from pole position at Pocono. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Juan Pablo Montoya won from pole position at Pocono. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Juan Pablo Montoya has won the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, the highlight of a triumphant return to open wheel racing after seven years in NASCAR.

Helio Castroneves was second to make it a 1-2 finish Sunday for team owner Roger Penske. Montoya won for the first time in the CART/IndyCar Series since 2000 and had his first major victory since he won a road course race at Watkins Glen in NASCAR in 2010.

With double points awarded in the 500-mile races, Castroneves moved into a tie for the points lead with Team Penske teammate Will Power. Power was hit with a blocking penalty on Castroneves late in the race and had to serve a drive through penalty, costing him a shot at racing for the win. He finished 10th.