Automobile racing

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia drinks champagne from his racing boot on the podium after winning the Formula One race, at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 27, 2018 - 12:41 pm
MONACO (AP) — Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo steadied his nerve when victory threatened to escape him again as he overcame a significant midrace power loss to win the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday. Better known for his attacking prowess and razor-sharp overtaking, the Australian...
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Sauber driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco answers to reporters during a news conference, at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
May 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm
MONACO (AP) — When Charles Leclerc races for the first time at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, he will carry with him the memories of his father and his close friend Jules Bianchi. The 20-year-old Leclerc will become the first driver from Monaco to race on the famed track since Olivier Beretta in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2015 file photo grid girls carry flags prior the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium. Women will make a return of sorts to the Formula One grid at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, although not in the traditional “grid girls” role now outlawed. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
May 25, 2018 - 9:40 am
MONACO (AP) — Women will make a return of sorts to the Formula One grid at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, although not in the previous "grid girls" role now discarded. Instead of women standing in front of each car, holding up the driver's race number, men and women representing watchmaker Tag...
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Jay Howard, of England, waits under an umbrella during a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 24, 2018 - 5:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There's an old saying around Gasoline Alley that the Indianapolis 500 picks its winners, a testament to the brutal and unpredictable drama that unfolds every Memorial Day weekend. Jay Howard thinks it should go one further: "The Indy 500 also picks its participants." That was...
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May 23, 2018 - 6:02 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon has been selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. A four-time Cup Series champion who helped take stock car racing from a regional sport to the mainstream in the 1990s, Gordon received 96 percent of the votes from the Hall of Fame committee. He's third in Cup history...
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FILE- In this May 19, 2018 file photo, James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, talks with the media after he did not qualify for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. James Hinchcliffe once likened Indianapolis Motor Speedway to a cruel mistress. He found out just how cruel when he was bumped from the race that means the most to him and to any IndyCar driver. But he will be at the track Sunday trying to help his teammates win the Indy 500. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 22, 2018 - 6:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Hinchcliffe once likened Indianapolis Motor Speedway to a cruel mistress. A few days ago, he found out just how cruel when he was bumped from the race that means the most to him — and really, any IndyCar driver. One of the circuit's most popular competitors and a likely...
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