Automobile racing

Kevin Harvick puts on his helmet before a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
July 27, 2019 - 5:09 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kevin Harvick turned a lap of 174.058 mph Saturday to take the NASCAR Cup pole at Pocono Raceway. Harvick followed up his first victory of the season last week at New Hampshire with another strong run for the No. 4 Ford. Harvick helped Ford take the top three spots in the...
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Bubba Wallace answers question during a media availability for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
July 27, 2019 - 12:55 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is committed to getting a "champ stamp " of Richard Petty. Wallace says he'll get a tattoo somewhere on his body of an autograph of Petty's signature after losing a bet this week. Petty, Wallace's boss at Richard Petty Motorsports, surprised his driver in the car...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, July 13, 2019, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the third free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, in Silverstone, England. Given Vettel's recent lack of form the last place he might want to race upcoming weekend is his home Grand Prix in Hockenheim, Germany. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FILE)
July 25, 2019 - 10:04 am
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Given Sebastian Vettel's lack of form, the last place he might want to race this weekend is his home grand prix in Germany. Hockenheim serves as a painful reminder to Vettel because his title bid started to unravel at the track last year. He was leading Lewis Hamilton in...
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Kevin Harvick celebrates in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 21, 2019 - 8:20 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kevin Harvick used a late bump and run to win last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Repeating required another bump, but there was little time for a run before Harvick crossed the finish line 0.210 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin on Sunday. "It turned into a wild finish,"...
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Erik Jones (20) banks into the first turn during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 21, 2019 - 6:41 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Kevin Harvick raced to his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday, winning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second straight year. Harvick held off Denny Hamlin by 0...
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Josef Newgarden does a burnout after winning the IndyCar Series auto race Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 21, 2019 - 3:17 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — With his championship lead in danger, Josef Newgarden strengthened his hold on the title chase with yet another blistering run in Iowa. Josef Newgarden led 245 laps of 300 laps and won the weather-delayed IndyCar race early Sunday at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the...
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Pole sitter Brad Keselowski (2) passes slower cars during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 20, 2019 - 4:56 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Alex Bowman will drive teammate Jimmie Johnson's spare car Sunday after wrecking his backup in the final practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bowman, one of five drivers already in backups for the Cup race, struck a wall coming out of a turn in Saturday's practice. Bowman...
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Simon Pagenaud stands next to his car during qualifying for the IndyCar Series auto race Friday, July 19, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 20, 2019 - 10:58 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden has spent much of the season holding off a hard-charging Alexander Rossi. Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud looks poised to make the chase for the championship a three-car affair. Pagenaud moved 22 points closer to Newgarden, his Team...
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James Alex Fields Jr., is led out of General District Court courthouse after his sentencing on state charges, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Charlottesville, Va. Fields, an avowed white supremacist, was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. Last month, Fields received a life sentence on 29 federal hate crime charges. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
July 15, 2019 - 6:23 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years Monday for deliberately driving his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a rally in Virginia, killing one woman and injuring dozens. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, remained stoic as...
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Simon Pagenaud, right, of France, celebrates in the Winner's Circle after taking first place at the Honda Indy auto race in Toronto, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 7:27 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Simon Pagenaud won his third race of the season and Alexander Rossi tightened the championship race with Josef Newgarden in IndyCar's Sunday race through the streets of Toronto. The win on the streets around Exhibition Place is the first for Pagenaud this year away from Indianapolis...
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