Automobile racing

Ryan Blaney (12) narrowly slides by driver Ryan Newman (6) to take the checkered flag in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Monday, Oct 14, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Amanda Newman)
October 14, 2019 - 3:06 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday at Talladega Superspeedway and advance to the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. Blaney's first win of the season came as he was desperately trying to remain in title contention. The playoff...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain arrives for a fan meeting at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, ahead of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
October 10, 2019 - 8:17 pm
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas clocked the fastest lap in Friday's first practice session for the typhoon-hit Japanese Grand Prix. Organizers of the Formula One race canceled Saturday's qualifying session because of the powerful typhoon that is heading for Japan's main island...
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Drivers start the Drydene 400 NASCAR Cup Series playoff auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
October 06, 2019 - 3:19 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson pulled away in the final stage and won the playoff race Sunday at Dover International Speedway to snap a 75-race winless streak and earn an automatic berth in the next round. Larson had nine runner-up finishes in the No. 42 Chevrolet since his last win Sept. 9, 2017,...
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Denny Hamlin signs autographs during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
October 05, 2019 - 1:34 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is 0-for-Dover in a stellar career for Joe Gibbs Racing that includes two Daytona 500 victories. He's also missing a Cup championship, conspicuous by its absence on a resume that boasts 35 wins over 499 career starts. Hamlin took a nice first step toward erasing his...
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William Byron (24) leads through Turn 1 at the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 29, 2019 - 12:40 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff elimination race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Kyle Larson has won the first stage of Sunday's elimination race on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson got past pole-sitter William Byron in the first turn of a...
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Chase Briscoe, (98) and Christopher Bell, (20) run off the course in Turn 17, resulting in a penalty for Bell, during a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 29, 2019 - 7:56 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte native William Byron will lead the field to green at home track Charlotte Motor Speedway with his championship chances on the line. The playoff field of 16 drivers will be cut by four at the end of Sunday's race and Byron sits in the final transfer spot. He holds a...
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Pole winner William Byron sits in his car during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Wesley Broome)
September 28, 2019 - 2:18 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway was created specifically to add a unique venue to NASCAR's playoffs and the hybrid road course doesn't disappoint. As a reminder, last year's inaugural event ended with the leaders crashing each other trying to win. A return trip to this 17...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., talks to media during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing will split at the end of the season and Chris Buescher will replace him in 2020. Although his contract is believed to run through 2021, the team said Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, it will part ways with the two-time Xfinity Series champion at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
September 27, 2019 - 3:48 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A critical playoff race that will end the championship chances for four NASCAR drivers has been overshadowed by a free-agent market that took a wild turn this week when Roush Fenway Racing abruptly dumped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse was told Wednesday the team was not...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., talks to media during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing will split at the end of the season and Chris Buescher will replace him in 2020. Although his contract is believed to run through 2021, the team said Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, it will part ways with the two-time Xfinity Series champion at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
September 25, 2019 - 10:53 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing will split at the end of the season and Chris Buescher will replace him in 2020. Stenhouse has driven the No. 17 Ford for Roush the past seven seasons. Although his contract is believed to run through 2021, the team said Wednesday...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car on the way to win the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix, at the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lim Yong Teck)
September 22, 2019 - 7:32 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel took advantage of an early pit stop to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and end a 13-month winless streak in Formula One. Vettel, who started third on the grid, crossed the finish line at the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) Marina Bay street circuit 2...
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