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Penske move into V8 Supercars injects life into Dick Johnson Racing

Roger Penske, 77, (left, seen with Penske Racing driver Ryan Briscoe of Australia) is an icon of American racing and a business titan, running a multibillion-dollar automotive and transport empire that spans the globe.

Mark Fogarty Leading American team owner Roger Penske’s move into V8 Supercars is good for the sport – and especially good for Australian motor racing legend Dick Johnson.

Holden heavyweights set for Bathurst 1000 battle

Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell celebrate after they combined to win the Sandown 500.

Mark Fogarty If the Sandown 500 was any guide, next month's Bathurst 1000 is going to be the battle of the Holden heavyweights.

Valentino Rossi wins San Marino MotoGP, Marc Marquez crashes

Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi speeds away as Honda's Marc Marquez takes a tumble in the San Marino MotoGP on Sunday.

Italian MotoGP great Valentino Rossi wins the San Marino Grand Prix for Yamaha.

Former champion Marcos Ambrose set to return to V8 Supercars next year

Marcos Ambrose talks to NASCAR president Mike Helton during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.

Mark Fogarty Former champion Marcos Ambrose is set to return to V8 Supercars next year to lead an assault by legendary American team owner Roger Penske.

Endurance races are Mark Winterbottom's last chance to end Jamie Whincup’s V8 Supercars hegemony

Mark Fogarty If Mark Winterbottom is going to end Jamie Whincup’s V8 Supercars title reign, he will have to find more speed – and a lot more luck – in the endurance races that traditionally...

Jamie Whincup earns back-to-back Sandown wins

Paul Dumbrell and Jamie Whincup celebrate.

Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell have crushed all comers to the Sandown 500 in emphatic fashion.

Marcos Ambrose leaving NASCAR to return home

Marcos Ambrose is set to return to Australia.

Twice Australian V8 champion Marcos Ambrose has informed Richard Petty Motorsports he will leave NASCAR at the end of this season and return home.

Pole position for Whincup at Sandown

V8 Supercar pacesetter Jamie Whincup in his Holden at Sandown on Saturday.

Mark Fogarty It is no surprise that V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup will start the Sandown 500 from pole position. He is, after all, the modern master of the qualifying lap.

Formula E championship starts in controversial style after last lap crash for Nico Prost

Nicolas Prost

The new Formula E championship has got off to a controversial start in Beijing with a last lap incident between Nico Prost and Nick Heidfeld proving that electric car racing can be just as dangerous...

Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson hoping to make full-time return to World Rally Championship

Stephen Ottley Aussie rally ace Chris Atkinson wants to join Daniel Ricciardo on the world stage again.

Nissan extends supercar commitment

Pacesetter: Jamie Whincup’s Triple Eight Holden Commodore  was quickest in practice on Friday for the Sandown 500.

Mark Fogarty Nissan has confirmed an extension of its commitment to a factory backed team in V8 Supercars until the end of 2016.

Jamie Whincup keen to roll on through Enduros

Jamie Whincup (left) and Paul Dumbrell are raring to go in this year’s Sandown 500.

If preparation is any guide, Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell are a rolled gold chance to repeat their 2013 Sandown triumph this weekend.

V8 Supercar enduros can shape the season and beyond

Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell celebrate after they won the Sandown 500 last year.

Mark Fogarty It’s known as the V8 Season Of Endurance, but for some drivers and teams, it refers to the time of year when they’re holding out for new horizons rather than the annual three-event run of...

Adelaide's Richie Crampton wins Top Fuel drag car event at US Nationals at first attempt

Hitting the big time: Adelaide's Richie Crampton won the Top Fuel drag car division at the US Nationals.

David McCowen Adelaide's Richie Crampton won the Top Fuel drag car title at the US Nationals last weekend, capping a meteoric rise to fame.

Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg to Italian GP pole

Daniel Ricciardo drives during practice.

Lewis Hamilton set himself up as favourite for Sunday's Italian Formula One Grand Prix after beating championship-leading teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg to pole position on an all-Mercedes...

Deliberate? I just made a mistake, says Nico Rosberg

Finished second: Nico Rosberg watches on as Lewis Hamilton takes the plaudits.

Alan Baldwin Formula One leader Nico Rosberg felt sore enough at losing Sunday's Italian Grand Prix without then having to face conspiracy theories suggesting he had done it deliberately.

Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Australia's Daniel Ricciardo fifth

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.

Australia's Daniel Ricciardo has had his slim chance of winning the Formula One title further dented following a fifth-placed finish at the Italian Grand Prix, with Mercedes completing a dominant...

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Fifth was the best I could have done, says Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo says fifth place was the best result possible for him.

Jon Pierik While his winning streak was snapped, Daniel Ricciardo says finishing fifth in the Italian Grand Prix was the "best" he could have done regardless, and hopes team orders will help him remain in...

Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher leaves hospital for home

Michael Schumacher

Stephanie Nebehay Michael Schumacher has left hospital to continue his recovery at at home but the former Formula One champion faces "a long and difficult road ahead" after his skiing accident last year, a statement...

Quake puts Will Power's Indy title quest into perspective

It was just past 3am local time when Australian driver Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, California.