Auto racing notebook: Elliott heads to Chicago seeking first Cup win

Auto racing notebook: Elliott heads to Chicago seeking first Cup win

JOILET, Ill. — Chase Elliott arrived at Chicagoland Speedway with a blister on his hand and a certain level of satisfaction. The blister was the product of shifting with his right hand while driving with his left on a hot, sweaty weekend at Sonoma. The positive feeling stemmed from a gratifying fourth-place finish on a […]

Illinois board advances historical horse racing proposal

Illinois board advances historical horse racing proposal

Horse racing action, hooves, legs and grass Horse racing action, hooves, legs and grass CHICAGO – The Illinois Racing Board has advanced a proposal to allow video gambling on past horse races despite the board’s attorney warning that the move would be illegal. The Chicago Tribune reports that the board unanimously voted Tuesday to form […]

Horse Racing PED Bill Considered As Vehicle For Internet Poker Legislation

Horse Racing PED Bill Considered As Vehicle For Internet Poker Legislation

A longtime online poker advocate on Capitol Hill apparently has new enthusiasm for legislation thanks not only to the Supreme Court’s sports betting ruling in mid-May, but also due to a separate piece of legislation designed to establish greater oversight on the horse racing industry. Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), who last pushed an online poker […]

Motor racing – Volkswagen electric car sets Pikes Peak record

(Reuters) – Volkswagen has shown off the sporty side of its electric technology by setting an all-time record in the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado. FILE PHOTO: Romain Dumas of France takes part in a warm-up session before the Le Mans 24-hour sportscar race in Le Mans, central France June 13, 2015. […]

1 teen killed, another injured while drag racing

1 teen killed, another injured while drag racing

MACON COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - One teen was killed and another injured while drag racing in Macon County Friday night. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 17-year-old Eilas Borders was driving a Dodge pickup truck along Long Creek Road near Johnson Road when he started racing another truck. Borders lost control, ran off the side […]