Automobile racing

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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Storm clouds move over the Daytona International Speedway stopping the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at lap 127 of 160 laps Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 07, 2019 - 5:31 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Daytona (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Justin Haley has won the rain-shortened Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, his first at NASCAR's top level. Haley took the lead under caution — Kurt Busch surrendered the top spot when...
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Austin Dillon cools off in his garage at the end of a NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 07, 2019 - 2:47 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Daytona (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Austin Dillon won the second stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, taking advantage of Chevrolet teamwork to take the checkered flag. Alex Bowman was second, followed by...
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Fans walk through the Fan Zone during a weather delay of activities before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 06, 2019 - 8:29 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rain spoiled one of NASCAR's last great traditions when Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway was postponed because of persistent poor weather. The race will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, which helps NBC avoid a head-to-head conflict with the final game of...
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Tony Pacetti walks around the infield with a United States flag before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
July 06, 2019 - 8:20 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night's NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been postponed because of inclement weather. The 400-mile race is now scheduled to be take place...
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Races cars sit covered and idle on pit road as track workers gather nearby during a rain storm delaying a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 06, 2019 - 3:05 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's another rainy day at Daytona International Speedway as NASCAR prepares for its final holiday weekend race at the historic speedway. NASCAR has run at Daytona during the July 4th weekend since 1959 but is abandoning that tradition in a scheduling shake-up next season...
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