Automobile racing

August 24, 2019 - 4:44 pm
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Christopher Bell knows he must master the art of road course racing to make the jump to the next level of NASCAR, even if it might never be his favorite kind of track. Bell took a big step in that direction on Saturday, surging ahead on a late restart to win the NASCAR...
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Members of the National Transportation Safety Board looks at the wreckage of a plane that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter and two pilots and a dog were on when it crash landed Thursday at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the crash near Bristol Motor Speedway. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
August 19, 2019 - 3:52 pm
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is "truly blessed" that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee. The retired NASCAR driver, now a television analyst, issued a statement Monday on social media praising the "quick response of my pilots, local law enforcement...
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Will Power poses with the trophy after winning an IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 18, 2019 - 4:23 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The black clouds that enveloped Pocono and officially brought the IndyCar race to a premature end didn't appear until the halfway point. But they've really been hanging over the track since the series returned to the mountains in 2013. A fatal crash. A promising career wrecked...
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Drivers led by Simon Pagenaud (22) enter Turn 1 after taking the green flag to start the IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway (all times local): 3:35 p.m. IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist has been taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening after he was involved in a five-car wreck at the start of the race at Pocono. The...
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Bristol Motor Speedway awaits the running of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Saturday, Aug, 17, 2019, in Bristol, Tenn. (Andre Teague/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
August 17, 2019 - 5:02 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson staged a close early battle at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hamlin started from the pole and used both lanes around Bristol to build his lead. Then Larson jumped to the...
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Denny Hamlin watches a television monitor as the last car qualifies for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. Hamlin won the pole for Saturday night's race. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
August 17, 2019 - 11:33 am
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has passed pre-race inspection and his car will start on the pole Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Daytona 500 winner gave both Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing its first pole of the season in qualifying, but the result was not official until after...
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A member of the National Transportation Safety Board looks at the wreckage of a plane that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter and two pilots and a dog were on when it crash landed Thursday at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the crash near Bristol Motor Speedway. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 12:49 pm
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Investigators say the plane carrying NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family bounced, veered off the runway and ended up on a highway during a crash landing. Elizabethton Police Chief Jason Shaw said at a news conference Friday "it's just the grace of the good Lord...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 3, 2017 file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks on in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. NASCAR television analyst and former driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was taken to a hospital after his plane crashed in east Tennessee. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
August 15, 2019 - 2:38 pm
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is safe and in a hospital for evaluation after his plane crashed in east Tennessee, the NASCAR television analyst and retired driver's sister tweeted. Earnhardt's sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that the driver's wife, Amy, and 15-month-old...
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Jimmie Johnson, center, talks with Clint Bowyer, left, during practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 10, 2019 - 1:56 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR Cup Series drivers are pushing limits on the track and pointing fingers off it as tensions rise with just four races left before the playoffs. Kyle Busch was summoned to the NASCAR hauler at Michigan International Speedway to talk with officials along with William...
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Ryan Blaney waits during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 09, 2019 - 5:22 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's feud with Ryan Blaney is showing no signs of slowing down, heading into the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway Johnson still wants Blaney to apologize for making contact from behind going into a turn nearly a week ago at Watkins Glen. The...
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