Automobile racing

Alex Bowman crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 30, 2019 - 7:20 pm
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Alex Bowman is part of the club now. That means no more cracks about coming up empty. He's a winner once again. Bowman held off Kyle Larson for his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory, leading a terrific performance for Hendrick Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday...
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Austin Dillon drives to the track during a practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Saturday, June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 30, 2019 - 12:10 pm
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is underway. Austin Dillon led the field to the starting line. He started from the pole for the third time this season. The race is...
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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, southern Austria, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 30, 2019 - 7:49 am
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix for a second straight year on Sunday as Red Bull ended Mercedes' unbeaten streak this season. The Dutchman recovered from a poor start to work his way up to the front of the pack from eighth place, and overtook leader Charles...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco gets a pit service during the third free practice session for the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, southern Austria, Saturday, June 29, 2019. The race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 29, 2019 - 4:43 am
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc posted the fastest lap time in final practice for the Austrian GP on Saturday, a day after also leading the second session. The Monegasque was the only driver to clock a time below 1 minute, 3 seconds, edging Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. A sentencing hearing has been moved up for the self-avowed white supremacist convicted of federal hate crimes for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia. Fields was originally scheduled to be sentenced July 3, 2019. A notice filed in court says the hearing has been moved to June 28. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
June 28, 2019 - 2:10 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who deliberately drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally (all times local): 5 p.m. A Department of Justice official has condemned the violence committed by a white supremacist who was sentenced to...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. Federal prosecutors will ask a judge to give a life sentence to Fields Jr., convicted of hate crimes for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia. A sentencing hearing is scheduled Friday, June 28, 2019 in Charlottesville. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
June 28, 2019 - 8:02 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — To federal prosecutors, James Alex Fields Jr. is a callous, hate-filled young man who saw a group of people protesting against white nationalists and decided to kill them. But to Fields' lawyers, he is a troubled 22-year-old with a history of mental illness who deserves...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2017, file photo, team owner Roger Penske, left, talks with driver Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, on pit road before an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Helio Castroneves is optimistic team owner Roger Penske will give him another chance to win the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time next year. Castroneves said it will depend largely on finding a sponsor, a search he believes will be helped greatly by the fact that another Penske driver, Simon Pagenaud, won Indy in May. (AP Photo/Randy Holt, File)
June 26, 2019 - 2:36 pm
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Helio Castroneves is optimistic team owner Roger Penske will give him another chance to win the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time next year. Castroneves no longer races full-time in IndyCar after a nearly two-decade career with Penske that included Indy 500 wins in 2001...
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Cars are pushed into pit row in preparation for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 23, 2019 - 12:57 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma (all times local): 12:53 p.m. William Byron has led every lap of the NASCAR Cup Series race through the first stage at Sonoma Raceway. Byron earned his first stage victory while leading the first laps of his career on a road...
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June 23, 2019 - 11:45 am
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Alexander Rossi took the lead in the first turn of the first lap, and then drove away from the rest of the field to win Sunday's IndyCar race at Road America. Rossi led 54 of 55 laps, only relinquishing the lead when he made pit stops, and finished more than 28 seconds...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, left, of Britain, steers his car during the French Formula One Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, southern France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 23, 2019 - 7:47 am
LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton comfortably won the French Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to clinch a sixth victory this season and extend his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to 36 points. Hamilton has hit a purple patch as he chases a sixth Formula One...
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