Automobile racing

A weather alert is posted on the scoring pylon as severe weather moved through the area before the start of practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
May 24, 2019 - 6:59 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Chris Windom plans to start the Freedom 100 on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a harrowing sprint car crash on Thursday night during the Hoosier Hundred at Indiana State Fairgrounds...
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Alexander Rossi listen to the teams' radio during a break practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 23, 2019 - 12:20 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi had no idea what he was getting into when he moved from Formula One to IndyCar. Turning left the whole race? Looks easy. But as Rossi soon found out — and as two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team learned in failing to qualify for the...
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Sheryl Crow performs on NBC's "Today" show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 23, 2019 - 9:57 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest from media day for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Danica Patrick prefers being in front of TV cameras over being behind the wheel for this year's Indy 500. Patrick is back at the Brickyard this year as part of NBC's crew. She is working...
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Tony Stewart, right, is congratulated by Jeff Gordon after being named to the NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2020 during an announcement in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 22, 2019 - 3:19 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart headlined a Joe Gibbs Racing trio that was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson were...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Brett Moffitt stands with his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto racing season championship, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. After winning a NASCAR Truck series title in 2018, Moffitt is still searching for his first win this season. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
May 22, 2019 - 6:40 am
NASCAR is buying International Speedway in a deal worth about $2 billion. International Speedway Corp. owns some of America's most well known car racing facilities including the Daytona International Speedway and in Florida, where the company is based, and the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2018, file photo, former Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda of Austria walks in the paddock before the third free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. The Austria Press Agency reported Lauda's family saying in a statement he "passed away peacefully" on Monday, May 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
May 20, 2019 - 7:35 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. The Austria Press Agency quoted Lauda's family as saying he "...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, watches the final qualifier during qualifications for Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Indianapolis. Alonzo failed to make the field for the race. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 20, 2019 - 12:11 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The comedy of errors that doomed McLaren's disastrous return to the Indianapolis 500 began months before Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the race. How bad was it? A week before Alonso's first test in the car, the team realized it didn't even have a steering wheel. McLaren...
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May 20, 2019 - 8:35 am
AVON, Ind. (AP) — Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has been arrested in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The Indianapolis Star reports from police records that the 57-year-old Unser was stopped early Monday in Avon, just west of...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to make his final qualification attempt for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. Alonso failed to make the field (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 20, 2019 - 8:09 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the Formula One champion told the team he was uncomfortable replacing a driver who had earned a spot in the race. Alonso, with McLaren, failed to qualify for next Sunday's race , a humiliation for the...
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Simon Pagenaud, of France, is congratulated by a member of his crew after he qualified for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 19, 2019 - 2:54 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Simon Pagenaud has won the pole for the Indianapolis 500, strengthening his case for keeping his job at Team Penske. Pagenaud averaged 229.992 mph in four laps of Sunday qualifying to lock down the top spot...
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