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Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Aug. 23, 2015 (Photo courtesy of F1).

Lewis Hamilton wins at Spa

FORMULA 1 PRESS RELEASE A superbly controlled drive saw Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg to win Sunday’s 2015 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. The hard-charging Lotus of Romain Grosjean took third after Ferrari’s gamble to one stop Sebastian Vettel backfired with a spec ...

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Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates his win of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Aug. 23, 2015 (photo courtesy of IndyCar).

Ryan Hunter-Reay Leads 1-2 American Finish at Pocono

INDYCAR PRESSD RELEASE LONG POND, Pa. (Aug. 23, 2015) - Ryan Hunter-Reay led a 1-2 American finish ahead of Josef Newgarden in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, and Juan Pablo Montoya's third-place finish extended his championship points lead heading into the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale Aug. 30. There ...

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Joey Logano celebrates in victory lane at Bristol Motor Speedway after winning the Irwin Tools Night Race on Aug. 22, 2015 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

Joey Logano wins at Bristol

By AMANDA VINCENT Joey Logano repeated as winner of the Irwin Tools Night Race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway on Saturday night, claiming his third win of the 2015 season. Kevin Harvick finished second after overcoming two pit road penalties, one for his crew going over the pit wall ...

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Matt Kenseth celebrates his win of the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

Matt Kenseth dominates, wins at Michigan

By Amanda Vincent Matt Kenseth dominated the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on Sunday, leading 146 of the 200 laps that made up the race en route to his third win of the season. It was his second win in the last three races and the fifth for Joe Gibbs R ...

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Joey Logano celebrates in victory lane at Watkins Glen International after winning the Cheez-It 355 on Aug. 9, 2015 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

Joey Logano on right side of fuel mileage game at Watkins Glen

By AMANDA VINCENT Joey Logano only led one lap of the 90-lap Cheez-It 355 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Sunday, but it was the biggest one -- the last one. The resulting win was Logano's second of the season, the first one coming back in February in the season-opening Daytona ...

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Blog by Amanda Vincent

NASCAR community shares condolences following Justin Wilson’s death

I normally rant and rave about NASCAR in this blog space, but the entire racing community comes together at times and this is one of those such times with Monday’s death of well-beloved and well-respected IndyCar driver Justin Wilson. Wilson was struck by debris Sunday in the closing laps of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., and, as a result, was in a coma at a nearby hospital until his passing Monday evening at the age of 37.

While competitors and fans of motorsport accept that, unfortunately, situations like this are a real risk to be considered, those on the outside, who normally don’t even pay attention to any form of auto racing other than when tragedy strikes, question why drivers climb into race cars, knowing that risk.

Perhaps one of Wilson’s fellow-IndyCar drivers said [...]

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