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3dMike Dunn

NHRA Power Rankings: Maple Grove masters

ESPN analyst Mike Dunn breaks down the best of the best in this week's NHRA Power Rankings as the Countdown to the Championship heads to Pennsylvania. Antron Brown is red hot.

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3dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Stewart's road to fame got IndyCar boost

A talent like Tony Stewart doesn't come along very often. Given his retirement announcement Wednesday, a look back at his brief but stellar beginnings in the IndyCar Series is instructive.

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Tandy, Pilet win rainy, shortened Petit Le Mans

Nick Tandy teamed with Patrick Pilet in the No. 911 Porsche GT Le Mans class car to win the IMSA Petit Le Mans endurance race in an all-day downpour Sunday at Road Atlanta.

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B. Force sets Maple Grove marks in qualifying

Brittany Force broke both of her career marks Saturday with a 3.725-second pass at 331.53 mph to take the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying in the NHRA Keystone Nationals

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Newgarden re-signs with CFH Racing for 2016

Josef Newgarden, one of the top young talents in IndyCar and one of three American drivers to win in 2015, will return to CFH Racing next season after winning two IndyCar races this year.

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5dRyan McGee

McGee: Another big step

There have been so few U.S.-based F1 teams that Gene Haas' effort seems almost like a fairy tale. Haas F1 may have found its prince in its just-introduced driver, Romain Grosjean.

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3dRyan McGee

McGee: Stewart all smiles

You won't see Tony Stewart race a Sprint Cup Series car after next season, but at his retirement announcement Wednesday, he made it sound -- happily -- as if he intends to race again somewhere.

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MotoGP champ Marquez breaks hand riding bike

Two-time defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez had surgery Tuesday for a broken left hand suffered in a bicycle fall, but he plans on competing in the Japanese Grand Prix.

Renault have very good people - Mosley (1:30)
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Hinchcliffe back in car four months after accident

James Hinchcliffe returned to the cockpit Monday with his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team for a test session at the 14-turn, 4.048-mile Road America course expected to host a June IndyCar race.

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Laurence Edmondson

Hamilton beats Rosberg to victory at Suzuka

Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the drivers' standings to 48 points with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix after team-mate Nico Rosberg came off worse in a first corner battle.

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NHRA Midwest Nationals

Catch the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals eliminations replay on ESPN3.

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Hagan breaks Funny Car mark in Gateway quals

Matt Hagan broke the Funny Car speed mark Saturday, reaching 330.470 mph Saturday in qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

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Nate Saunders

Button hints at F1 retirement

Jenson Button says his 'joy' for Formula One has gone amidst mounting speculation he is set to announce his retirement at the Japanese Grand Prix.


Lorenzo wins Aragon MotoGP, closes in on Rossi

Jorge Lorenzo took the lead at the start of the Aragon MotoGP on Sunday and held on for victory after Marc Marquez's early fall to move closer to points leader Valentino Rossi in the title race.

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Foyt gets artificial knee after staph infection

A.J. Foyt has had knee surgery in his right leg, replacing the antibiotic-infused cement spacer he received last month as doctors battled a staph infection Foyt developed in July.

Is this Button's last F1 season? (1:24)
Carolina Nationals begin NHRA Countdown to Championship (1:40)
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Nate Saunders

Rossi 14th on debut without race radio

American driver lost radio communication with Manor mid-way through his debut, admitting it 'made life difficult' for his first F1 race.

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Laurence Edmondson

Mercedes baffled by Singapore slump

Mercedes does not understand why it has been unable to find the Pirelli tyres' "sweet-spot" in Singapore this weekend, but has ruled out the tyre pressure limitations enforced by FIA.

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ESPN staff

Driver reaction

ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the paddock after qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix

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Pruett adds to record with 60th sports car victory

Scott Pruett won the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Circuit of The Americas on Saturday to extend his North American endurance sports car victory record to 60.

Laurence Edmondson

Button not interested in Haas drive

Jenson Button has no interest in joining 2016-start-up team Haas and says he will only drive for McLaren if he is to stay in F1 next year.

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24dJohnette Howard

Motocross champ's selfless act changes lives

When ATV motocross champion Adrienne Cooper gave up a kidney -- and her racing career -- she became a hero to 10-year-old Logan Carson. But to Cooper, Logan is the hero, Johnette Howard writes.

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Pins and needles

It all came down to the last race of the regular season for Alexis DeJoria to learn if she'd qualified for the Countdown to the Championship. And that was "just too close for comfort."

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Nate Saunders

F1 drivers observe minute's silence for Wilson

F1 drivers line up for a minute of silence ahead of the Italian Grand Prix drivers' parade to remember former Minardi and Jaguar driver Justin Wilson.

Mission accomplished for Dixon in season finale (0:42)
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Laurence Edmondson

Button urges F1 to adopt closed cockpits

McLaren driver Jenson Button says Formula One must find a way to introduce cockpit canopies following the recent death of IndyCar's Justin Wilson.

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Nate Saunders

Williams retains Bottas and Massa for 2016

Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa will remain team-mates for a third season after confirming they have been kept on at Williams for 2016.

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