Automobile racing

Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, sits in his car during the Aeroscreen testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
October 15, 2019 - 4:38 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — IndyCar turned laps at Richmond Raceway for the first time in a decade during a Tuesday tire test that gave the series' most recent two champions a look at both the Virginia track and new cockpit protection. Reigning series champion Josef Newgarden turned his first laps ever at...
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Ryan Blaney (12) narrowly slides by driver Ryan Newman (6) to take the checkered flag in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Monday, Oct 14, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Amanda Newman)
October 14, 2019 - 6:06 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday at Talladega Superspeedway and advance to the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. Blaney's first win of the season came as he was desperately trying to remain in title contention. The playoff...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car out of the garage during the first practice session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
October 11, 2019 - 2:56 am
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — On Friday as Japanese Grand Prix organizers were forced to alter the weekend schedule with a powerful typhoon approaching, it was Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes who was quickest in both practice sessions. Organizer canceled Saturday's usual qualifying session with Typhoon Hagibis...
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Kyle Larson stands next to the trophy after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
October 06, 2019 - 7:48 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson was the can't-miss future star who tore up the sprint car circuit and would lead a new generation of young stars into the next era of NASCAR. His promise yet unfulfilled, Larson's path toward prominence has been slow burning in six-plus years in the Cup Series. He's...
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Chase Elliott (9) hits the wall in Turn 1 on a restart during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 29, 2019 - 6:37 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott overcame a costly mistake that nearly wrecked his race car to win a sloppy race on The Roval in scorching temperatures at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Sunday showcase was the first elimination race in NASCAR's playoffs and attention was focused on which four...
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William Byron (24) leads through Turn 1 at the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 29, 2019 - 3:40 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff elimination race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Kyle Larson has won the first stage of Sunday's elimination race on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson got past pole-sitter William Byron in the first turn of a...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., talks to media during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing will split at the end of the season and Chris Buescher will replace him in 2020. Although his contract is believed to run through 2021, the team said Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, it will part ways with the two-time Xfinity Series champion at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
September 27, 2019 - 6:48 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A critical playoff race that will end the championship chances for four NASCAR drivers has been overshadowed by a free-agent market that took a wild turn this week when Roush Fenway Racing abruptly dumped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse was told Wednesday the team was not...
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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 22, 2019 - 11:55 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. seemed to have a "pinch me" moment as he climbed from his car in victory lane. Nudged off the lead with 87 laps to go, Truex rallied Saturday night, ultimately passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with 25 laps to go and winning his second consecutive...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, Alexander Rossi smiles during a news conference for an IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, in Long Pond, Pa. Josef Newgarden leads Rossi in the IndyCar standings heading into this weekend's finale at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 20, 2019 - 6:16 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — When a 19-year-old rookie paces the field at an unfamiliar and technical race track, it catches the attention of veterans who wonder if the kid is fearless or foolish whipping around historic Laguna Seca Raceway. Will Power went with "definitely brave" in describing Colton...
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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
September 15, 2019 - 11:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. clearly had one of the best teams this season as he rolled to four victories before the end of June. Then he hit a slump of sports, nearly three months without a win, but his Joe Gibbs Racing team remained confident it would challenge for the championship. A win in...
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