Automobile racing

July 12, 2019 - 5:20 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — NASCAR drivers know there is little data from Kentucky Speedway's unique 1.5-mile layout that can be applied to the remainder of the intermediate tracks on the Cup schedule. But there are four stops at 1.5-mile tracks looming in the upcoming playoffs and Saturday night at...
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July 12, 2019 - 4:35 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Suarez led a front row sweep for Stewart-Haas Racing in provisional qualifying at Kentucky Speedway. The field will not be finalized until cars pass inspection prior to Saturday night's race. Suarez turned a lap at 184.590 mph in his SHR Ford to nab the top starting spot...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2019, file photo Robert Wickens sits in the pit area at the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race in St. Petersburg, Fla. Nearly a year after his devastating injury in an IndyCar race, Wickens will indeed get to drive a car again at a race track. He will lead the parade lap Sunday before the Toronto IndyCar race in an Acura NSX equipped with hand controls. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
July 12, 2019 - 3:04 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Robert Wickens has attacked his rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury with aggressive goals. The Canadian wants to dance at his upcoming wedding, one day walk again with zero evidence his legs once did not work and, of course, Wickens hopes to return to racing cars. Nearly a year...
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Justin Haley poses for photos with his trophy after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
July 07, 2019 - 7:56 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Teeth chattering, hands shaking, stomach churning, Justin Haley anxiously waited for NASCAR to pull the plug on a rain-wrecked weekend at Daytona International Speedway. A 500-1 longshot making just his third career Cup start, Haley won the rain-postponed, rain-shortened...
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Austin Dillon cools off in his garage at the end of a NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 07, 2019 - 11:47 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Daytona (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Austin Dillon won the second stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, taking advantage of Chevrolet teamwork to take the checkered flag. Alex Bowman was second, followed by...
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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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