Jun 28

James Stewart allowed to finish Motocross Championship despite failed drug test

James Stewart, seen here during the 2013-2014 Supercross series, currently sits third in the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship. (Photo:  supercrossonline.com)

, seen here during the 2013-2014 Supercross series, currently sits third in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. (Photo: supercrossonline.com)

James Stewart has been provisionally suspended by the governing body of Supercross for a failed drug test, but will be allowed to finish the outdoor season.

Stewart tested positive for a banned substance after a Supercross race in Seattle on April 12, which he said was from an amphetamine prescribed by a doctor for a long-term medical condition.

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Jun 25

IndyCar Rescinds Penalties Against Bourdais

Sebastien Bourdais was originally penalized for his involvement in a crash at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

was originally penalized for his involvement in a crash at Motor Speedway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The Series has withdrawn its $10,000 fine and probation against driver Sebastien Bourdais after accusing him of unsafe driving during a race in Texas.

IndyCar said Wednesday it had rescinded the penalties following an internal review. It did not give a reason for the change.

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Jun 22

F1: Williams Racing Ends Positive Weekend In Third And Fourth

The Williams Racing duo put pressure on Mercedes throughout the race, but had to settle for a 3-4 finish. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Williams Racing duo put pressure on Mercedes throughout the race, but had to settle for a 3-4 finish. (Photo: Getty Images)

Even locking the front row on the grid of the Austrian Grand Prix wasn’t enough for Williams to challenge Mercedes’ dominance in Formula One.

and started 1-2 for Sunday’s race but, past the halfway mark, the Mercedes pair of eventual winner and took the lead and stayed there.

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Jun 22

F1: Rosberg Holds Off Challenge From Hamilton To Win Austrian GP

Nico Rosberg leads teammate Lewis Hamilton during the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

leads teammate during the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One returned to business as usual Sunday as Nico Rosberg led Lewis Hamilton at the Austrian Grand Prix for the sixth 1-2 finish by Mercedes.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian GP two weeks ago and Williams’ took pole position for Sunday’s race but this had little effect on Mercedes which had missed out on the front row of the grid for the first time this season.

“I was still very confident going into the race and knew I could win starting from third,” said Rosberg, who celebrated his third win of the year and sixth overall as he extended his lead in the drivers’ championship over Hamilton to 29 points — 165 vs. 136.

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Jun 21

F1: Red Bull’s Home Track Fails To Solve Vettel’s Problems

Sebastian Vettel failed to make it to the final round of qualifying on Saturday in Austria. (Photo: Getty Images)

failed to make it to the final round of qualifying on Saturday in Austria. (Photo: Getty Images)

After his all-conquering four-year reign over , Sebastian Vettel this season has become used to getting beaten.

The four-time world champion from Germany was eliminated Saturday in the second round of qualifying on his team’s home track and missed out on a top-10 start position in Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.

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