Automobile racing

Ross Chastain celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
July 06, 2019 - 7:47 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain led a sweep for Kaulig Racing in the rain-delayed Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night. Matt Kaulig entered the event determined to field enough Chevrolets to give his team a chance to win. It included a last-minute entry for...
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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 - 10:20 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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Kevin Harvick smiles as he talks with his crew before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 30, 2019 - 8:17 pm
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won Stage 2 of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Harvick is looking for his first win this season after he had eight victories last year. Chase...
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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 - 2:13 pm
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 - 1:03 pm
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc won the pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday, while Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton drew a three-place grid penalty and will start in fifth position. It is Leclerc's second career pole following the one at the Bahrain GP 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 - 9:18 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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Joey Logano drives on the track during a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race practice at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 28, 2019 - 7:28 pm
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Joey Logano is making his 11th NASCAR Cup Series start at Chicagoland Speedway, and it's just like his first race all over again. Like so many other drivers, Logano is looking forward to seeing how the 2019 rules package affects Sunday's stop at the well-worn, 1.5-mile oval. "I...
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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 - 5:36 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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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 23, 2019 - 8:32 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have managed to keep their long-standing rivalry quite friendly during their first season as teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing. It's a bit easier for Truex to be a gracious winner — and for Busch to be somewhat content with second place — when their...
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Cars are pushed into pit row in preparation for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 23, 2019 - 4:36 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma (all times local): 1:34 p.m. Denny Hamlin won the second stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race after Martin Truex Jr. pitted right before the stage's end at Sonoma Raceway. Hamlin didn't pit, and he beat Brad Keselowski...
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