Automobile racing

FILE - In a Tuesday, May 14, 2019 file photo, Colton Herta looks at his practice results during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. Herta is closing in on a deal to be pulled inside the Andretti Autosport camp as IndyCar drivers are getting a jump on their 2020 plans. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
September 21, 2019 - 3:02 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Colton Herta's masterful debut weekend at Laguna Seca Raceway continued with a pole-winning run for the IndyCar season finale. The rookie has been fast in every session around the historic road course and has overshadowed the IndyCar championship race, which will be decided...
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Brad Keselowski, front right, smiles after winning the pole for a NASCAR Monster Energy Cup auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 21, 2019 - 2:32 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski is hoping he can make history repeat itself. The Penske Racing driver earned his only victory at Richmond Raceway on Sept. 6, 2014, when he started from the pole and led 383 of the 400 laps. He'll be in that same starting spot Saturday night for the second of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, Alexander Rossi smiles during a news conference for an IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, in Long Pond, Pa. Josef Newgarden leads Rossi in the IndyCar standings heading into this weekend's finale at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 20, 2019 - 3:16 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — When a 19-year-old rookie paces the field at an unfamiliar and technical race track, it catches the attention of veterans who wonder if the kid is fearless or foolish whipping around historic Laguna Seca Raceway. Will Power went with "definitely brave" in describing Colton...
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Martin Truex Jr. gives autographs to fans before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
September 15, 2019 - 7:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. raced his way into the second round of NASCAR's playoffs with a victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the opening round of the postseason. The win is Truex's series-best fifth of the season and again cemented Joe Gibbs Racing as the team to beat in this 10-...
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Cars round the track during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
September 15, 2019 - 5:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Reigning series champion Joey Logano has won the first stage of Sunday's opening round of NASCAR's playoffs. Logano led four Fords at the end of the stage, with the Stewart-Haas...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2019, file photo, Paul Menard receives a kiss from his daughter Remi before the NASCAR cup series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, Mich. Menard has decided to walk away from NASCAR's top level after more than 460 races and Wood Brothers Racing is replacing him with Matt DiBenedetto in the iconic No. 21 Ford next season. After spending 16 years in the Cup Series, Menard said Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, he wants to step back from full-time racing to spend more time with his family. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
September 10, 2019 - 11:42 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Menard has decided to walk away from NASCAR's top level after more than 460 races and Wood Brothers Racing is replacing him with Matt DiBenedetto in the iconic No. 21 Ford next season. After spending 16 years in the Cup Series, Menard said Tuesday he wants to step back...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2010 file photo Mercedes Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher of Germany is pictured in the pits during the first practice session at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. A Paris newspaper says seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is being treated with a cutting-edge stem-cell therapy in one of the French capital's hospitals. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
September 10, 2019 - 1:06 am
PARIS (AP) — Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has been admitted under great secrecy to a Paris hospital to be treated Tuesday with a cutting-edge stem-cell therapy, according to a French newspaper. The Paris hospitals authority, citing France's strict medical privacy rules,...
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Kevin Harvick, left, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 08, 2019 - 3:39 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Harvick's nearly flawless run Sunday ruined any chance of Jimmie Johnson executing his in-and-in playoff strategy. A crash with 55 laps to go made it official: Johnson's perfect postseason record is over. On a day Harvick won the pole, led all but 42 laps and raced to his...
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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch talks with a member of his crew after he qualified the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 08, 2019 - 11:17 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis: (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The Brickyard 400 is underway, earlier than originally scheduled because of the threat of rain. Kevin Harvick led the 40-car field to the yard of bricks from the outside row for the Cup's regular-...
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson looks at the speeds during practice for the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 07, 2019 - 1:25 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson wants to keep things simple this weekend. Win and he's back in the playoffs. Anything else complicates his strategy. The seven-time NASCAR champion heads into Sunday's regular-season finale two spots and 18 points out of the 16-car playoff, putting him in danger...
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