Automobile racing

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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June 23, 2019 - 4:14 pm
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — On a race car driver's list of nice problems to have, Alexander Rossi's biggest issue Sunday ranks pretty high. During a dominant drive at Road America, Rossi had to keep focused with nobody in his rearview mirrors. Rossi took the lead in the first turn of the first lap,...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, left, of Britain, winner of the French Formula One Grand Prix, celebrates on the podium with third placed Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, at the Paul Ricard racetrack, in Le Castellet, southern France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 23, 2019 - 1:32 pm
LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton needed only a few seconds to take control of the French Grand Prix on Sunday. Once he accelerated away from pole position, leaving Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas trailing, Hamilton was not challenged over 53 laps. His fourth straight win, sixth overall...
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Martin Truex, Jr., front, and Kurt Busch drive around the Carousel during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Sonoma Raceway on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Sonoma, Calif. (Christopher Chung/The Press Democrat via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 5:15 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Not even a change in the course layout could halt Kyle Larson's qualifying dominance on his home track. Larson won the NASCAR Cup Series pole at Sonoma Raceway for the third consecutive year on Saturday, easily navigating the return of the Carousel turn to the wine country...
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Daniel Hemric (8) and William Byron (24) drive into "The Carousel" at Sonoma Raceway during a NASCAR Cup Series practice Friday, June 21, 2019 in Sonoma, Calif. The track has put the tricky carousel turn back into its layout for the first time since 1997. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 21, 2019 - 7:01 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — This twisty road course in Northern California wine country already provided one of the NASCAR Cup Series' biggest challenges and best rides of the year. And now the drivers are also going for a ride on "The Carousel" this weekend. That's the name for a section of Sonoma...
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Brett Moffitt walks to his car after driver introductions before a NASCAR Truck Series auto race, Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Moffitt was declared the winner of the race after apparent winner Ross Chastain's car failed a post-race inspection. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 16, 2019 - 5:29 pm
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR overturned a victory for the first time under its toughened new policy on cheating when Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway after Ross Chastain failed a post-race inspection. Chastain led the final 141 laps of Sunday's 200-lap...
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Joey Logano (22) defeats Kurt Busch (1) and Martin Truex Jr. (19) to win a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 10, 2019 - 10:10 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano won the pole in qualifying and then led for more than three-quarters of the actual race. It was an impressive display, but all that could have gone for naught if he hadn't been sharp on one final restart. Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of the season...
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