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Max Verstappen wins Miami's inaugural F1 race in May 2022. (Image: Brian Snyder/Reuters) REUTERS/Brian Snyder

F1 Renews with ESPN Even Though Amazon Bid More

F1 chose to renew its media rights deal with ESPN through 2025. Amazon’s bid to stream the prestigious auto racing series, however, was significantly higher, according to Sports Business Journal sources. Still, ESPN will have to cough up a lot more than it paid to cover the previous three years. […]

For its third US race, F1 is going to Las Vegas. The racing series is breaking with its Sunday race tradition and Saturday night (Image: Formula 1)

F1 Adds November Las Vegas Race as US Popularity Soars

F1 announced Las Vegas as its latest venue. The new race will debut in November 2023. Vegas will be its third US race location, tapping into F1’s growing US fanbase. For many years, professional sports avoided Las Vegas, fearing the prevalence of gambling might mar their integrity. But with the […]

Last March, the Haas F1 Team unveiled its new title sponsor. One year later, the team is cutting ties with the Russian fertilizer company (Image: Hass F1 Team)

F1 Dumps Russian Grand Prix, Haas Cuts Russian Sponsor and Driver

Formula One (F1) cancelled the 2022 Russian Grand Prix on Feb. 25. Days later, F1 terminated its contract with the Russian Grand Prix promoter. Meanwhile, the Haas F1 Team ended its contract with Russian driver Nikita Mazepin and the team’s title sponsor, Uralkali. F1 is a truly international sport, which […]

Eduardo won eight of his last 10 races after one of his first 12. The 8-year-old gelding is one of the favorites for Friday night's The Everest from Royal Randwick in Sydney, Australia. (Image: Darryl Sherer)

Summiting Australia’s The Everest Requires Speed — and Cash

The Everest is named after the tallest peak in the world, not the amount of cash up for grabs in Australia’s open-air ATM-with-a-twist race. That distinction out of the way, the fifth edition of the richest race on turf sends its 12 contenders out of the Randwick starting gate Friday […]

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Beer Companies Ramp Up Sponsorship of Women’s Sports

Two major beer brands announced new women’s sports programs on Thursday. Heineken announced new sponsorships with UEFA women’s soccer and motorsport’s W series. Meanwhile, Michelob ULTRA is committing $100 million over the next five years to promote gender equality in sports. Beer companies have traditionally been among sports’ largest sponsors. […]

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NASCAR Cryptocurrency Sponsorships: Crashes and Cashes

NASCAR driver Stephan Parsons didn’t have much luck with his cryptocurrency-sponsored car. The “DogeCar” crashed on lap 71 during Saturday’s Xfinity race, but that won’t be the last of the DogeCar or NASCAR’s relationship with cryptocurrency. Cars have been sponsored by everything from adult diapers to rock bands. So, NASCAR’s […]

Retired WNBA player Renee Montgomery (Image: Rich von Biberstein/Getty)

Recent WNBA Purchases are Latest in Red Hot Sports Franchise Market

Two more pro teams, the Las Vegas Aces and the Atlanta Dream, recently changed hands. The WNBA purchases are further evidence of a hyperactive sports franchise market. Even as professional sports continue to lose money due to the pandemic, teams are getting snapped up for top dollar. Predictably, billion-dollar sales […]

Denny Hamlin will try to win a record-setting third straight Daytona 500 on Sunday. (Image: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

Denny Hamlin Enters Daytona 500 as Favorite for Historic Threepeat

Denny Hamlin will try to become the first driver ever to win three consecutive Daytona 500 races on Sunday, as NASCAR’s 2020 season kicks off with its marquee race. Hamlin will start in 25th position, but remains the favorite to work his way up the field and make history at […]

Chase Elliott will look to start strong in the Busch Clash at Daytona after winning the NASCAR Cup Series title in 2020. (Image: Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Busch Clash at Daytona: Chase Elliott Favored in Road Course Exhibition

NASCAR unofficially begins its 2021 season on Tuesday night with the Busch Clash at Daytona, a 35-lap invitational featuring 21 of the series’ top drivers. The Clash moves to the Daytona Road Course this year, a preview of a season that will feature seven road courses out of 36 points […]

Lewis Hamilton will race at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend after testing negative for COVID-19. (Image: AFP)

Lewis Hamilton Back in Action and Favored Again in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday, a result that will allow the seven-time world champion to race in this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton missed out on the Sakhir Grand Prix last weekend after testing positive for the coronavirus on the Monday before the race. Russell Nearly […]

Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, and will miss the Sakhir Grand Prix as a result. (Image: Clive Mason/Getty)

Lewis Hamilton Out of Sakhir GP After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, meaning he will have to miss the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain this weekend. Hamilton, a seven-time Formula One champion, tested negative three times ahead of this past Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, which he won. Hamilton Dominant Yet Again That […]

Spectators feared the worst as fire engulfed Grosjean's cockpit. (Image: Getty)
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Romain Grosjean Miraculously Walks Away from Fiery F1 Crash (VIDEO)

After 32 long seconds engulfed in flames, Romain Grosjean emerged from a horrific first-lap crash. After hitting the ArmCo barrier in turn three of the Bahrain Grand Prix, Grosjean’s car broke apart and the fuel tank exploded. Miraculously, he emerged with minor injuries. Veteran F1 fans described it as “bone-chilling” […]

Brad Keselowski is looking to make the Final Four of the NASCAR Cup Championship, and can do that with a victory at Martinsville. (Image: USA Today Sports)

One Bet, $100: Brad Keselowski Not Racing Safe at Martinsville

Sunday’s Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway is the last race before the NASCAR Cup Championship, and though Brad Keselowski likes his chance of advancing, he isn’t taking any chances. The Ford driver is currently third in the standings and would seem to be in a fairly safe position to advance […]