Posts Tagged Automobile racing

Ex-NASCAR driver gets jail after 3-state high-speed chase

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former NASCAR driver who authorities say led police on a 150-mph chase through three states has been sentenced to 90 days in a Utah jail.

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Former F1 driver Montagny suspended for 2 years

PARIS (AP) — Former Formula One driver Franck Montagny has been handed a two-year suspension by the sport’s governing body after testing positive for a metabolite of cocaine.

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Jack Beckman wins Funny Car final in Four-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jack Beckman topped the Funny Car field Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to end a 54-event winless streak.

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Montoya holds off Power to give Penske 1-2 sweep at St. Pete

Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, celebrates after winning the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race Sunday, March 29, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya gave Team Penske a victory Sunday in the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, where the driver showed how far he has come a year after returning to the IndyCar Series.

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NASCAR driver Kyle Larson ruled out of Sprint Cup race

In this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo, driver Kyle Larson stands in the garage during a practice session for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Larson will not race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, March 29, 2015,failing to get medical clearance after fainting during an autograph session. The team said in a statement Sunday that Larson remains at Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, for more testing. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kyle Larson was ruled out of Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway, failing to get medical clearance after fainting during an autograph session.

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