Automobile racing

Tony Pacetti walks around the infield with a United States flag before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
July 06, 2019 - 3:59 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night's NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The start of Saturday night's NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway will be delayed because of steady rain. NASCAR had made decent gains on drying the track...
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Race fans take cover under umbrellas in the Fan Zone area in the infield during a rain storm before the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 05, 2019 - 7:13 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway has started after a rain delay of 2 hours, 35 minutes. NASCAR had already moved the start of Friday night's race up roughly 15 minutes but the skies opened an hour before the scheduled start, putting all activity...
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Alex Bowman crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 30, 2019 - 7:20 pm
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Alex Bowman is part of the club now. That means no more cracks about coming up empty. He's a winner once again. Bowman held off Kyle Larson for his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory, leading a terrific performance for Hendrick Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday...
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Fans attend a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, June 30, 2019. Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway was delayed by inclement weather. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 30, 2019 - 3:38 pm
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway has resumed after being delayed for more than three hours by thunderstorms. The drivers completed 11 laps before the race was stopped...
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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands celebrates on the podium after winning the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, southern Austria, Sunday, June 30, 2019. In the background is second placed Ferrari driver Charles Leclerq of Monaco. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 30, 2019 - 9:35 am
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Max Verstappen showed off his risky racing style Sunday to win the Austrian Grand Prix for a second straight year and end Mercedes' unbeaten streak this season. Chasing the leading trio, the Red Bull driver used all of his overtaking skills to get past Sebastian Vettel and...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during the qualifying session for the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, southern Austria, Saturday, June 29, 2019. The race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 29, 2019 - 8:26 am
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc took pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix, edging Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and last year's winner Max Verstappen in a Red Bull in qualifying Saturday. It is Leclerc's second career pole, after starting first at the GP in Bahrain in March...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. A sentencing hearing has been moved up for the self-avowed white supremacist convicted of federal hate crimes for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia. Fields was originally scheduled to be sentenced July 3, 2019. A notice filed in court says the hearing has been moved to June 28. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
June 28, 2019 - 2:10 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who deliberately drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally (all times local): 5 p.m. A Department of Justice official has condemned the violence committed by a white supremacist who was sentenced to...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2017, file photo, team owner Roger Penske, left, talks with driver Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, on pit road before an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Helio Castroneves is optimistic team owner Roger Penske will give him another chance to win the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time next year. Castroneves said it will depend largely on finding a sponsor, a search he believes will be helped greatly by the fact that another Penske driver, Simon Pagenaud, won Indy in May. (AP Photo/Randy Holt, File)
June 26, 2019 - 2:36 pm
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Helio Castroneves is optimistic team owner Roger Penske will give him another chance to win the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time next year. Castroneves no longer races full-time in IndyCar after a nearly two-decade career with Penske that included Indy 500 wins in 2001...
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Daniel Hemric (8) and William Byron (24) drive into "The Carousel" at Sonoma Raceway during a NASCAR Cup Series practice Friday, June 21, 2019 in Sonoma, Calif. The track has put the tricky carousel turn back into its layout for the first time since 1997. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 23, 2019 - 12:34 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma (all times local): 12:21 p.m. The NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma is underway. William Byron got past pole-sitter Kyle Larson on the opening lap, putting his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the lead on a road course for the...
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Daniel Hemric (8) and William Byron (24) drive into "The Carousel" at Sonoma Raceway during a NASCAR Cup Series practice Friday, June 21, 2019 in Sonoma, Calif. The track has put the tricky carousel turn back into its layout for the first time since 1997. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 23, 2019 - 10:03 am
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Larson is starting on the pole at his home track when the NASCAR Cup Series returns at Sonoma Raceway. After a week off, the championship race resumes on the hilly road course in Northern California wine country. The track has another degree of difficulty with the return...
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