Automobile racing

FILE - In this March 8, 2019, file photo Robert Wickens sits in the pit area at the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race in St. Petersburg, Fla. Nearly a year after his devastating injury in an IndyCar race, Wickens will indeed get to drive a car again at a race track. He will lead the parade lap Sunday before the Toronto IndyCar race in an Acura NSX equipped with hand controls. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
July 14, 2019 - 3:50 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Robert Wickens made an emotional return to the race track Sunday with a parade lap in a car equipped with hand controls before the IndyCar race in Toronto. Wickens suffered a spinal cord injury in a crash last August and his ceremonial lap around Exhibition Place was his first time...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 14, 2019 - 3:45 pm
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — A day of dramatic English sporting glory began with a far more fortuitous — but still record-breaking — victory for Lewis Hamilton on the nation's Formula One track. A sixth British Grand Prix success was sealed not with a thrilling overtaking move but by a canny pit...
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Kurt Busch celebrates his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 14, 2019 - 12:42 am
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kurt Busch finally beat his little brother in a head-to-head NASCAR finish and took his new team to victory lane a week after they coughed away their first win. The downside of Busch's big win Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway? Kyle Busch didn't stick around to give his older...
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Kurt Busch makes a pit stop during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 13, 2019 - 10:53 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night's NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Kurt Busch earned his first win of the season by outracing his younger brother in overtime in a door-to-door to the Kentucky Speedway finish line. The victory comes a week after Busch...
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Second placed Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain refreshes after the qualifying session at the Silverstone racetrack, in Silverstone, England, Saturday, July 13, 2019. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 13, 2019 - 8:02 pm
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — By only six milliseconds - 0.006 seconds - Lewis Hamilton was left in an unusual position on Saturday: Missing out on pole for the British Grand Prix. The pause was a lot longer when the Formula One leader was later surprised to be asked why "people question your...
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Cole Custer raises his hands in victory following the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 12, 2019 - 10:55 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Cole Custer was never really challenged down the stretch. He just acted like Christopher Bell was in his rear-view mirror, an approach that motivated him to keep a safe distance. Custer grabbed an Xfinity Series-high fifth victory of the season Friday night with a win over Bell...
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July 12, 2019 - 9:06 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Suarez couldn't wait to see what strong practice sessions would yield during provisional qualifying at Kentucky Speedway. His confidence culminated in a front row sweep for Stewart-Haas Racing. The field will not be finalized until cars pass inspection prior to Saturday...
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July 12, 2019 - 8:20 pm
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — NASCAR drivers know there is little data from Kentucky Speedway's unique 1.5-mile layout that can be applied to the remainder of the intermediate tracks on the Cup schedule. But there are four stops at 1.5-mile tracks looming in the upcoming playoffs and Saturday night at...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2019, file photo Robert Wickens sits in the pit area at the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race in St. Petersburg, Fla. Nearly a year after his devastating injury in an IndyCar race, Wickens will indeed get to drive a car again at a race track. He will lead the parade lap Sunday before the Toronto IndyCar race in an Acura NSX equipped with hand controls. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
July 12, 2019 - 6:04 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Robert Wickens has attacked his rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury with aggressive goals. The Canadian wants to dance at his upcoming wedding, one day walk again with zero evidence his legs once did not work and, of course, Wickens hopes to return to racing cars. Nearly a year...
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Justin Haley poses for photos with his trophy after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
July 07, 2019 - 10:56 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Teeth chattering, hands shaking, stomach churning, Justin Haley anxiously waited for NASCAR to pull the plug on a rain-wrecked weekend at Daytona International Speedway. A 500-1 longshot making just his third career Cup start, Haley won the rain-postponed, rain-shortened...
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