Automobile racing

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Baku Formula One city circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 28, 2019 - 1:27 pm
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like 2016 in Formula One. Just much friendlier. When Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, it was the fourth Mercedes one-two in as many races, the best start to a season by a two-car team in Formula One...
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, left, talks with fellow drivers Daniel Hemric, center, and Kyle Larson before qualifying for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
April 27, 2019 - 7:39 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Austin Dillon will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway. What happens from there is anybody's guess. Even by Talladega standards, there's an element of mystery and potential for chaos heading into Sunday's Cup series race, which is often marked by big wrecks and late...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during qualifying session at the Baku Formula One city circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan, Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 27, 2019 - 11:50 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Valtteri Bottas qualified in pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday after Charles Leclerc's crash instigated one of the longest qualifying sessions in recent years. Bottas' last lap of the session was the best, 0.059 seconds ahead of teammate and...
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FILE - In this April 28, 1996, file photo, NASCAR driver Ricky Craven (41) flips into the catchfence in turn one of the Talladega Superspeedway during the Winston Select 500, in Talladega, Ala. Also visible are Derrike Cope (12), Geoff Bodine (7), Brett Bodine (11), Jeff Gordon (24), and Jeff Purvis (44). The ever-present air of unpredictability at Talladega Superspeedway is even more pronounced than usual this weekend, with NASCAR having replaced the horsepower-sapping restrictor plates. (AP Photo/Ashley Fleming, File)
April 26, 2019 - 7:20 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Drivers are even less certain than usual about what to expect at Talladega Superspeedway given a new package that NASCAR is still adjusting on the fly. To Clint Bowyer, that unpredictability at least makes it anything but boring. "If you woke up every day of your life and...
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The Advanced Frontal Protection device is shown directly in front of IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden as climbs into his car during auto racing testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 24, 2019 - 6:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power got his first real glimpse at IndyCar's new debris deflector Wednesday. He is still getting used to the small piece on the front of his race car. The defending Indianapolis 500 champion and 2014 series champion was one of more than two dozen drivers who spent...
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April 14, 2019 - 8:03 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi weaved his scooter through a horde of pedestrians and deftly maneuvered around the sun-drenched fans still partying in the streets of Long Beach. Then Rossi suddenly stopped, kicked his leg away from the bike, and fiddled with a switch. His scooter nearly...
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April 14, 2019 - 6:30 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Prix of Long Beach (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Alexander Rossi has become the first driver in 12 years to win back-to-back on the streets of Long Beach, and the American joined some of the top stars in racing as multiple winners of the second-...
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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 13, 2019 - 11:36 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had about 40 laps to go and Clint Bowyer closing fast. In a race to see who could preserve their car best, Truex outlasted Bowyer and then held off a four-lap charge by Joey Logano to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. "I was...
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Joey Logano makes a pit stop during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 13, 2019 - 10:55 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cuper Series race at Richmond Raceway. Truex gave Joe Gibbs Racing its...
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Fans watch the team of Joey Logano as they work on the car in the garage at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 12, 2019 - 5:32 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin would love to think he has an advantage when it comes to racing at Richmond Raceway. The Joe Gibbs Racing star has won three times on the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval and has been coming to the track for much of his life, even long before the Virginia native became a...
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