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Kurt Busch ends 0-for-21 skid to finally win at home track

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two decades of heartbreak at his home track finally ended for Kurt Busch when a little bit of luck fell his...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NHLEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey.Brayden Point scored his playoff-best...

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Column: Busch family hobby goes full circle at home in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The racing bug hit the Busch family long before the NASCAR champion brothers were born. Their father attended...

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AP Sportlight

Sept. 291923 — Gene Sarazen beats Walter Hagen 1 up to capture the PGA championship.1941 — Joe Louis knocks out Lou Nova in the...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — All the playoff matchups in Major League Baseball have been set.The expanded 16-team field was filled out on...

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Steve Torrence beats father Billy at NHRA Gatornationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two-time defending Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor...

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Alaphilippe 1st French road race world champion since 1997

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Julian Alaphilippe soloed to victory at the road cycling world championships on Sunday, becoming France’s...

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Police arrest dozens during unauthorized Maryland car rally

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — More than 100 people have been arrested on criminal and traffic offenses during an unauthorized car...

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Bottas wins in Russia as Hamilton misses F1 win record

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's toughest opponents in the Russian Grand Prix weren't even on the track. They were in the...

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Briscoe grabs 8th win of season in Xfinity playoff opener

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chase Briscoe routed the field in the Xfinity Series playoff opener for his eighth win of the season, the...

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NASCAR champion returns home mired in 29-race losing streak

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Busch is in a terrible slump, winless this Cup season and his 15-year streak of at least one victory a...

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Clay Millican tops qualifying at NHRA Gatornationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Clay Millican powered to the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying Saturday in the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA...

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F1: Hamilton takes pole in dramatic Russian qualifying

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took a step closer to equaling the Formula One win record on Saturday by clinching pole...

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Friday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — The Marlins clinched an improbable playoff berth in their coronavirus-decimated season, beating the New York...

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Hill rebounds with win at Las Vegas to advance in playoffs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Austin Hill, the regular-season Truck Series champion, rebounded from a poor opening race of the playoffs with...

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Hinchcliffe to run final 3 IndyCar races with Andretti

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for the final three races of the season to fill the...

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Xfinity Series playoffs begin with drivers seeking Cup rides

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ross Chastain opened this week preparing for the start of the Xfinity Series playoffs and celebrating his...

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Ex-Ferrari team boss Domenicali to be new Formula One CEO

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is replacing Chase Carey as president and CEO of Formula...

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F1: Bottas and Mercedes fastest in practice for Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Valtteri Bottas was fastest in both practice sessions for the Russian Grand Prix on Friday as Mercedes...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLA major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about...

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IndyCar: Askew sidelined with concussion symptoms, Helio in

Oliver Askew knew something was medically wrong in the days after “the hardest hit I've ever had” in the Indianapolis 500. He'd...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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NASCAR fines Hendrick $100,000 for too much wind tunnel time

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports was fined $100,000 on Thursday for exceeding the amount of wind tunnel testing...

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Hamilton aims to match Schumacher's F1 win record in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has set many Formula One records over the years, but few as significant as the one he can...

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AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

Oct. 11903 — The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Pilgrims 7-3 in the first World Series game. Jimmy Sebring hits the first...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years...

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NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing...

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AUTO RACING: NASCAR playoff races set for Las Vegas

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESSouth Point 400Site: Las VegasSchedule: Sunday, race, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)Track: Las Vegas Motor...

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Zach Veach out at Andretti with 3 IndyCar races remaining

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andretti Autosport split with IndyCar driver Zach Veach on Wednesday and will use the final three races of...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBLOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager had three hits, including one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, as the Dodgers clinched the...

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Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

MLBOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist...

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Column: NASCAR's dizzying silly season will change landscape

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There were two early warning signs that NASCAR was heading into its most unpredictable “silly season” in...

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Chastain snags Ganassi Cup ride in busy NASCAR free agency

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ross Chastain snagged one of the coveted open Cup seats on Monday in a promotion at Chip Ganassi Racing...

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Toyota Gazoo’s No. 8 car wins 24 Hours Le Mans for 3rd year

LE MANS, France (AP) — Toyota Gazoo's No. 8 car comfortably won the 24 Hours Le Mans by five laps from Rebellion No. 1 on...

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Kevin Harvick nabs 9th win of season to roll into 2nd round

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Feeding off one of the largest crowds at a sporting event during the pandemic, Kevin Harvick steamrolled...

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Briscoe heads into playoffs with Xfinity Series-high 7th win

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The final regular-season race of the Xfinity Series proved to be a preview of the upcoming playoffs as...

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The Latest: Virus scraps Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Florida Atlantic postponed its football...

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Ryan Blaney hopes to avoid playoff elimination at Bristol

With a bit of disbelief over his fast fall in the NASCAR standings, Ryan Blaney is determined to avoid elimination from the...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

GOLFMAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Thomas is leading the U.S. Open at 5 under par through 18 holes.Thomas arrived at No. 18...

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Teen ace Sam Mayer goes 2-for-2 in big night at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Mayer celebrated his recent promotion to JR Motorsports with a sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway. The...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESBass Pro Shops Night RaceSite: Bristol, TennesseeSchedule: Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m....

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IndyCar headed to Nashville for urban street course event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — IndyCar plans to return to Nashville next year on an urban street course that will be a three-day...

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Bourdais to return to IndyCar with full-time Foyt ride

Sebastien Bourdais will return to IndyCar with A.J. Foyt Racing in a full-time job for 2021 that begins with the final three...

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Suarez on the move again after parting with Gaunt Brothers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez, who landed a ride two weeks before the season-opening Daytona 500, will not return to...

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5 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. HURRICANE SALLY'S...

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Column: Dillon out to bust brackets with fast playoffs start

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon was written off as a championship contender before NASCAR's playoffs even began and he...

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Plans for fans to return for iconic Melbourne sports events

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Government officials are aiming to have crowds back at sports events in Melbourne in time for the...

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Hamilton wins hectic Tuscan GP, demands justice for Taylor

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton kept his cool amid the mayhem caused by an unpredictable circuit, winning a crash-marred...

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Colton Herta leads 1-2-3 Andretti sweep at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Colton Herta led an Andretti Autosport resurrection as the struggling team swept the podium Sunday at...

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NASCAR: Keselowski dominates in playoff win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR's playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as...

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Power picks up 1st victory of season by winning from pole

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Will Power scored his first win of the season in a 1-2 finish for Team Penske on Saturday in the first...

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Justin Allgaier completes Xfinity weekend sweep at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Justin Allgaier didn't panic when a late caution made a more-than 9-second lead evaporate. The way he...

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Bottas fastest in final practice at Tuscan GP, Hamilton 3rd

MUGELLO, Italy (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas completed a sweep at the Tuscan Grand Prix when he posted the fastest...

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Allgaier outruns Haley for NASCAR Xfinity win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Justin Allgaier gave up the lead, bided his time and then took it back.Allgaier caught front-running...

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Hamlin seeks to regain mojo at Richmond in home track race

Kevin Harvick grabbed the first win of NASCAR's playoffs while rival Denny Hamlin finished a distant 13th. Disgusted with his...

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Enfinger rallies to win truck race at Richmond Raceway

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grant Enfinger started the regular season with a win, and finished with one, too. Heading into the NASCAR...

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Pato O'Ward inching toward first IndyCar Series victory

The start-and-stop uncertainty of this IndyCar season has not bothered Pato O'Ward, leader of a young fleet of drivers new to...

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Bottas has cause for optimism after strong day at Tuscan GP

MUGELLO, Italy (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has some cause for optimism after leading both practices for the Tuscan...

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Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season's end

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace, loaded with several new sponsors he personally signed, will leave Richard Petty...

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Ferrari's 1,000th F1 GP no cause for celebration in Tuscany

Ferrari's 1,000th Formula One race is no cause for celebration, because the team at its lowest ebb with a car seemingly getting...

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Vettel close to retiring from F1 before Racing Point move

LONDON (AP) — Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel was close to retiring from the sport before deciding to race for...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

NEW YORK (AP) — TENNISSerena Williams pulled out another three-setter to reach the semifinals in an 11th consecutive U.S. Open...

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Perez to leave Racing Point, opening door for Vettel

LONDON (AP) — Formula One driver Sergio Perez announced Wednesday he is leaving the Racing Point team after this season,...

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Jimmie Johnson teams with Ganassi on 2-year IndyCar program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will transition from NASCAR to IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing in a partnership that...

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Williams F1 team appoints Roberts as acting team principal

GROVE, England (AP) — The Williams Formula One team appointed Simon Roberts as its acting team principal on Tuesday following...

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F1 champ Lewis Hamilton sets up electric offroad team

LONDON (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has launched a team to compete in an all-electric offroad racing series,...

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Harvick takes Southern 500 after leaders Elliott, Truex bump

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — There was no doubt which of his two Darlington Raceway victories this year Kevin Harvick enjoyed...

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Langdon races to Top Fuel win at NHRA U.S. Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Shawn Langdon powered to his first Top Fuel victory since 2016 on Sunday, beating Leah Pruett in the DENSO...

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Rhodes holds on in overtime for first Trucks win since 2018

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Ben Rhodes moved to the front when he stayed out instead of pitting during overtime and held on for his...

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Ferrari's troubles deepen after double failure at Monza

Ferrari is in trouble. Double trouble.In its worst display at its home circuit for 70 years, both Ferrari cars failed to finish...

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Racing Point withdraws appeal against 15-point deduction

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Racing Point has dropped an appeal against a 400,000 euro ($470,000) fine and 15 docked points for copying...

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Playoff participant Blaney penalized before Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Ryan Blaney was penalized 10 points and sent to the back of the field before NASCAR's first playoff...

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Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty

AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly claimed an unlikely victory at the Italian Grand Prix after a chaotic race which saw world...

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Renault F1 team rebranding as Alpine from next season

PARIS (AP) — The Renault Formula One team is rebranding as Alpine as from next season and will race in the colors of the French...

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Matt Hagan gives Don Schumacher Racing its 350th win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Funny Car driver Matt Hagan gave Don Schumacher Racing its 350th victory, beating teammate Jack Beckman in...

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Brandon Jones takes lead late to win Darlington Xfinity race

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Brandon Jones played it out in his mind over and over as he drove behind leaders Denny Hamlin and Ross...

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Playoffs begin with 14 drivers chasing Harvick and Hamlin

Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin are expected to race head-to-head for the NASCAR Cup title when the 10-week playoff series begin...

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Hamilton sets fastest lap in F1 history to take Monza pole

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest Formula One lap ever to grab pole position at the Italian Grand Prix, nudging Mercedes teammate...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

TENNISNEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka spiked her racket after one errant forehand late in the second set at the U.S. Open, then...

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Ron Capps tops Funny Car qualifying at US Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ron Capps topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night at the DENSO Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals.Coming off his...

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Darlington: From racing's restart to start of playoffs

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Last spring, Clint Bowyer passed a packed drag strip on the drive to Darlington Raceway unsure of what...

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NASCAR's playoffs move on without any pomp or circumstance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A NASCAR race is far more than 500 miles of left turns. It's a turbo-charged Mardi Gras of booze-soaked...

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NASCAR drivers cautious of COVID-19 as playoffs begin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has decided it will not grant COVID-19 relief during the playoffs, meaning a positive coronavirus...

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Italian GP: Hamilton fastest ahead of Bottas in 2nd practice

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Mercedes again topped the leaderboard as Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of teammate Valtteri...

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Ferrari's struggles unlikely to end at home race at Monza

Last year Charles Leclerc was cheered by thousands of passionate Ferrari fans at Monza after he ended the team's nine-year wait...

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End of an era for F1 Williams team after more than 40 years

After more than 40 years running one of Formula One’s most storied teams, the Williams family is stepping aside so that its new...

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Byron heads into playoffs with 2-year contract extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron, fresh off his first career Cup Series victory, now has a contract extension through 2022...

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Column: Everyone chasing Harvick, Hamlin as playoffs begin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's pandemic-plagued season has finally reached the playoffs, with 16 drivers chasing the Cup...

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IndyCar champion Newgarden wins at Gateway under caution

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Josef Newgarden raced to his second IndyCar victory of the season Sunday, holding off rookie Pato O'Ward...

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Sheldon Creed wins $100,000 bonus with victory at Gateway

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Sheldon Creed beat Sam Mayer on a restart with 13 laps to go Sunday at World Wide Technology Raceway to...

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Jimmie Johnson proud of ending NASCAR career with 7 titles

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Long after a fireworks extravaganza lit up Daytona International Speedway and well after William...

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Hamilton wins Belgian GP, now 2 behind Schumacher's record

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish at the Belgian Grand Prix to clinch his 89th career...

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Byron wins to reach Cup Series playoffs, knocks out Johnson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — William Byron snaked his way through a smoky crash late Saturday night at Daytona International...

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Dixon beats Sato at Gateway in reverse finish of Indy 500

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Scott Dixon and Takuma Sato repeated their 20-lap shootout from the Indianapolis 500 a week ago, with...

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Wallace says racing doesn't mean NASCAR is 'standing down'

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bubba Wallace said there was not much of a dialogue among NASCAR drivers regarding sitting out the...

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Hamilton dedicates F1 pole position to Chadwick Boseman

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — After clinching the record-extending 93rd pole position of his distinguished career, Formula...

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Haley wins at Daytona after teammates crash on final lap

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Haley and his Kaulig Racing teammates had a meeting a couple of hours before the green flag...

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IndyCar drivers seeking wins as season winds down

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Alexander Rossi has conceded the IndyCar championship to Scott Dixon and adjusted his goals toward winning...

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The Latest: 7 on Kansas State football team test positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Seven members of the Kansas State football...

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NASCAR races, Wallace says fight for racial equality goes on

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Major sports across North America ground to a halt in the wake of another police shooting of a Black...

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With none of his F1 fans watching, Verstappen leads practice

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Amid an eerily silent forest landscape, Red Bull's Max Verstappen topped second practice at...

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Higher stakes at Daytona mean 'crazy things will happen'

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Racing at Daytona International Speedway always comes with a hefty dose of drama. Bad breaks. Close...

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Bahrain to host its 2 F1 races on separate tracks this year

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Bahrain will host its two Formula One races on separate tracks later this year.The Bahrain...

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Jones gets advice on life after Joe Gibbs Racing from Logano

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joey Logano was sitting in his motorhome watching television when a shell-shocked Erik Jones was...

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Hubert remembered at Belgian GP, one year after his death

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Crouching with his hands locked and head bowed, Formula One driver Pierre Gasly lay flowers...

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Hamilton won't boycott F1 race amid racism protests in US

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is not considering boycotting Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix...

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Bottas has to bounce back in Belgium as F1 title hopes fade

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) —Valtteri Bottas is at a loss to explain why his latest Formula One title challenge is fading...

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Column: Indy 500 protects tradition over a better finish

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar is not NASCAR and the Indianapolis 500 is not 500-plus some extra miles. Accepting those truths...

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Sato content after winning 2nd Indy 500 under caution

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato won't waste any time wondering what might have happened if his teammate had not crashed in the...

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Takuma Sato wins his second Indianapolis 500 at empty track

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — At an eerily empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Takuma Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory in...

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Harvick dominates at Dover for 7th Cup victory of the season

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick views his NASCAR championship chase as him against the field. His budding rivalry with Denny...

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Andretti's stellar buildup to Indy 500 goes poof on race day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Andretti had the perfect setup heading into Sunday's Indianapolis 500.His cars were fast from the...

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Empty seats watch thrilling Indy 500, spectacular wrecks

The only drawback that Takuma Sato could find in winning the Indianapolis 500 was the absence of fans.The coronavirus pandemic...

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Sato, Rahal give Rahal Letterman Lanigan banner Indy 500

The long, white beard cascading out from David Letterman's mask as he climbed onto the new-look winner's podium at Indianapolis...

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The Latest: Sato wins 2nd Indy 500 as race ends under yellow

The Latest from the Indianapolis 500, which was delayed from Memorial Day weekend because of COVID-19:___5:45 p.m.Takuma Sato...

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Takuma Sato wins his second Indianapolis 500 after late caution ends race

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato wins his second Indianapolis 500 after late caution ends race.

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Briscoe calls shot at Dover to win Xfinity Series race

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Briscoe called his shot at Dover.He rang up his wife, Marissa, early Sunday and delivered the message:...

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Indy 500 fans line gates around track to be part of race day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Kintonis refused to let COVID-19 derail his first Indianapolis 500 trip in years.The firefighter left...

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Hamlin holds off JGR teammate Truex for 1st Dover victory

DOVER, Del (AP) — Denny Hamlin crossed Dover off the meager list of tracks where he had yet to win and turned his ambitions...

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Andretti savoring his own Indianapolis 500 spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Riding shotgun alongside his grandfather, Marco Andretti was at the front of 33 bright red convertible...

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Allgaier holds off Cindric to win Xfinity race at Dover

DOVER, Del (AP) — Justin Allgaier had a tiff with a fellow driver last week that was as much about the veteran driver’s...

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Indy 500 does its best to shine as show goes on in pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 has been stripped almost to the bone for the 104th running of “The Greatest Spectacle...

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Moses named 1st Black track president in NASCAR history

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Erik Moses has been named president of Nashville Superspeedway, the first Black man to hold that title at...

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Indy 500 rookies bring cosmopolitan flair to the Brickyard

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Indianapolis 500 rookie Alex Palou is a bona fide polyglot, one of those exceptionally rare people who...

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The Latest: Chicago Fire player tests positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Chicago Fire say one of their players...

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Smith wins at Dover for 2nd NASCAR Truck victory in 3 races

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Zane Smith won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway on Friday night.Smith pulled...

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Party canceled: Indy hosts saddest Carb Day in race history

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It was the saddest Carb Day in Indianapolis 500 history. The Snake Pit sat silent in the empty infield, no...

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IndyCar team owners on board The Captain's ship at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When IndyCar racing resumed in early June, team owner Michael Shank changed course.Drivers and crew members...

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Johnson makes last-gasp playoff push in final year at Dover

Jimmie Johnson is at the win-or-else stage of his playoff push as he hits his favorite track.Johnson has a record 11 victories...

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Hanley handling late entry, last row for Indianapolis 500

Ben Hanley knows he is unlikely to spend any time at the front of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.That's not how he plans to...

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Penske to give command to start engines for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske will give the command to start the engines for the Indianapolis 500. Penske will take over a...

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Williams F1 hopes selling to US-based firm revives fortunes

Formula One team Williams is hoping its new American owners can restore its position at the top of the sport after a number of...

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Hinchcliffe back at Indy 500 with plenty riding on outcome

The self-proclaimed mayor of Hinchtown is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he nearly lost his life in a horrific...

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Ice loves Marco: Ice-T tops celebrities rooting for Andretti

Ice-T might be on the set of “Law & Order” when he takes a call to jet off to some far-flung destination with Marco Andretti...

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As Indianapolis 500 nears, sound of silence is deafening

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's almost race weekend and the tiny enclave of Speedway looks virtually barren.The usually colorful...

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Roger Penske to Indianapolis 500 fans: 'I wanted you here'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske will not pretend he is not disappointed he can't open the gates to spectators for his first...

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NBC poised to bring unprecedented Indy 500 to huge audience

Everything was new to Mike Tirico when he walked past the famed pagoda that dominates the front stretch at Indianapolis Motor...

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NASCAR's Kyle Larson to AP on slur: 'I was just ignorant'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — What do you do when the entire world believes you are a racist? When your career has collapsed because you...

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Foyt doing his part to bring fans back to Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A.J. Foyt climbs into his golf cart and speeds from his motorhome to the same garage stall he has called...

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Indy 500 speeds on the rise again with record in sight

Mark Miles can close his eyes and still hear the deep, resonant voice of longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway announcer Tom...

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Zanardi showing significant improvements after crash

MILAN (AP) — Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi was again released from intensive care...

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Kanaan hoping to make one more farewell tour next season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan wanted to celebrate this season with his longtime, loyal fans.The COVID-19 pandemic changed...

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Ferrari, McLaren first to confirm signing new F1 agreement

LONDON (AP) — Ferrari and McLaren on Tuesday became the first teams to confirm they have signed the new Concorde Agreement on...

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Dazzling debut: Top drivers welcome more roadies at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Racing the road course at Daytona International Speedway could have been a debacle.No practice. No...

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Column: Andretti digs deep to honor family at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fresh off one of the biggest moments of his career, Marco Andretti headed to St. Elmo’s Steakhouse for a...

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Road king: Elliott wins at Daytona for 3rd straight roadie

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott was already NASCAR royalty. Now he's also the sport's road king.Elliott won the Cup...

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Chevy drivers hoping Honda's edge closes during Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and Tony Kanaan, the 2013 Indy winner, knew Friday night where they...

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An Andretti wins 1st Indy 500 pole for family in 33 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti was 2 months old the last time his venerable racing family led the field to green at the...

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Creed wins Truck Series road race, $50K bonus at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sheldon Creed's previous experience on the road course at Daytona International Speedway consisted...

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No worries: Hamilton wins Spanish GP for 88th victory in F1

Lewis Hamilton was worried about Max Verstappen before Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.Worried, too, about how the Mercedes tires...

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Ryan Newman returns to scene of harrowing Daytona 500 crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman expects to get a little emotional when he drives into Daytona International Speedway...

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Cindric wins roadie at Daytona, his 5th in last 6 races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Cindric threw a water bottle at one competitor early and escaped a wild melee that took out...

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Strong qualifying run puts rookie VeeKay in Indy shootout

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rinus VeeKay made quite an impression with his first qualifying lap for the Indianapolis 500 — posting a...

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Andretti leads Honda rout over Chevy in Indy 500 qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti led a Honda rout on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying — a session dominated by...

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Chevy's struggles keep Penske out of Indy 500 pole shootout

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One by one, Roger Penske's four drivers took their shots during Indianapolis 500 qualifying Saturday.Each...

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The Latest: 9 Oklahoma football players positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Nine Oklahoma football players tested...

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Spanish GP: Hamilton aims for 88th F1 win after taking pole

After narrowly securing a record-extending 92nd career pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday, world champion...

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NASCAR driver Austin Dillon out after positive COVID-19 test

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Austin Dillon tested positive for COVID-19 and will not compete in Sunday’s Cup Series...

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Rahal drivers gain advantage with Indy's qualifying draw

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal took advantage of a coin flip Friday. He's hoping it pays off all weekend.Minutes after...

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Penske cars struggle with speed as Andretti tops 233 mph

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Honda claimed a clear edge over Chevrolet in speed on Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where...

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Double-duty debate will keep Davison busy at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Davison would do almost anything to go racing full-time again — even pulling double duty at two of...

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Unpredictability ahead as NASCAR gets on Daytona road course

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Unpredictability is as much a part of racing at Daytona International Speedway as bumping, drafting...

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NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace adds another sponsorship deal

WELCOME, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is adding to his NASCAR portfolio.NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver announced a multiyear...

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Spanish GP: Hamilton fastest ahead of Bottas in 2nd practice

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Mercedes again topped the leaderboard as Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time...

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Mercedes team principal Wolff considering his future in F1

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is considering his future with the team and within Formula One.Wolff has overseen a period...

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Hanley, crew work overtime after slow start in Indy practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ben Hanley made the long walk from his pit box to Gasoline Alley on Thursday morning, watching another...

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Alonso first driver to crash in Indianapolis 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso crashed in the final hour of Thursday's practice session in a setback for his Indianapolis...

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NASCAR champion Pearn up to speed with Daly at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There is not much the owner of a backcountry skiing and hiking vacation company in Canada can do with a...

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Verstappen looks to usurp Hamilton again with Spanish GP win

On a track where he made history as the youngest driver to win a Formula One race, Max Verstappen hopes to usurp world champion...

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F1 driver Perez will race in Spain after negative virus test

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Sergio Perez will race at the Spanish Grand Prix this week after testing negative for the...

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Castroneves gets refresher course in quest for 4th Indy win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves understands the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval better than most.He's won three 500...

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Drivers get on track at empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal walked through Gasoline Alley tapping away on his phone, no fear of bumping into anyone as he...

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Bubba Wallace, Columbia Sportswear sign sponsorship deal

Corporate interest in Bubba Wallace has picked up momentum and NASCAR's only Black full-time driver has signed a new sponsor...

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Roush Fenway signs 12-race sponsorship deal for Ryan Newman

Roush Fenway Racing announced a 12-race sponsorship deal Wednesday with Guaranteed Rate to fund Ryan Newman's car throughout...

Health

The Latest: Asian football cancels Oct., Nov. qualifiers

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Asian Football Confederation has...

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Bell promotion to Gibbs' car bittersweet because of Jones

The path to landing a Cup Series ride with Joe Gibbs Racing was bumpy for Christopher Bell, who was hired for the coveted job...

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Alonso confident in team prep for another Indy 500 attempt

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His steering wheel has been secured and the car is the proper color, two signs Fernando Alonso has a far...

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Spire Motorsports expands to 2 cars with Leavine purchase

Spire Motorsports said Tuesday it has purchased the NASCAR charter and assets of Leavine Family Racing, which is closing its...

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Bell returning to Joe Gibbs Racing, replacing Erik Jones

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Christopher Bell is returning to Joe Gibbs Racing and will drive the No. 20 Toyota in the Cup Series...

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Column: 'Greatest spectacle' goes on even in a pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was always going to be an Indianapolis 500 this year —with full attendance, limited attendance or,...

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List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICSAsian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled.Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from...

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Harvick holds off Hamlin for Michigan doubleheader sweep

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won just about everything he could in a stellar weekend at Michigan International...

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Verstappen storms to unlikely victory over Mercedes duo

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Max Verstappen sprung what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis...

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Harvick denies Keselowski in overtime at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick forced his way past Kyle Busch, then fended off hometown threat Brad Keselowski.It takes a...

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Austin Cindric wins again at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Austin Cindric won a race that drove him to tears, though not in the way you might expect.Cindric...

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Bottas on pole for Silverstone GP ahead of teammate Hamilton

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Valtteri Bottas edged out Mercedes teammate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to claim pole...

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Zane Smith scores first NASCAR win in overtime at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Zane Smith scored the first Truck Series win of his career Friday night with a last-lap pass in double...

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The Latest: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence considered opting out

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he...

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Keselowski still seeking 1st win at home track in Michigan

Ford is on a nice little winning streak at Michigan International Speedway, although it may not feel that way to Brad...

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F1's Racing Point deducted 15 points for copying brake ducts

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Racing Point was deducted 15 points in the Formula One constructors' championship and fined 400,000...

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Briscoe making case for promotion to NASCAR's top Cup level

It took Chase Briscoe longer than he would have liked to finalize his contract this season to continue driving for Stewart-Haas...

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Hamilton sets pace in 70th Anniversary Grand Prix practice

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton was fastest in practice for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on Friday...

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Perez to miss 2nd F1 race after positive coronavirus test

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Sergio Perez will miss a second Formula One race at Silverstone this week after again testing...

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The Latest: Auburn's Wooten redshirts amid COVID-19 fears.

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Auburn senior linebacker Chandler Wooten...

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Erik Jones won't return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones won't return to Joe Gibbs Racing next season, ending his time with one of NASCAR's top teams...

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Hamilton uncomfortable negotiating new deal during pandemic

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton feels uncomfortable negotiating with Mercedes over a lucrative new deal as the world...

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Perez could return to F1 racing after coronavirus quarantine

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Sergio Perez could return to Formula One at Silverstone after missing last weekend’s race at the...

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Valtteri Bottas retained by Mercedes for next F1 season

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has been retained by the Mercedes Formula One team for next season.The Finnish...

Sports

NASCAR penalizes Xfinity team for illegal test at Daytona

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has fined an Xfinity Series team $50,000 because driver Alex Labbe violated the testing policy...

Health

US home of F1 gets its cash payment from Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas home of Formula One in the U.S. was denied the chance to host a race this year, but has received...

Business

Ganassi makes crew chief change for Matt Kenseth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing has made a crew chief change for the No. 42 driven by Matt Kenseth, with engineer...

Health

Penske reverses course, closes Indianapolis 500 to fans

Roger Penske has reversed course and decided not to allow fans at the Indianapolis 500 later this month. The 104th running of...

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Leavine Family Racing to close at end of 2020 season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leavine Family Racing has sold its NASCAR team but will finish the season with driver Christopher...

Health

Keselowski lands extension with Penske after 3rd victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski finally got a contract extension from Team Penske, announced the day after NASCAR's 2012...

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Keselowski wins in New Hampshire for 3d win since shutdown

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — With about 70 laps to go in his back-and-forth battle against Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin radioed in to...

Health

Hamilton wins British GP to close in on Schumacher's record

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton held on to win the British Grand Prix on Sunday despite a puncture on the last lap...

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IndyCar postpones Mid-Ohio doubleheader because of virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The IndyCar doubleheader scheduled for...

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Hamlin-Harvick duel resumes as Cup Series hits New Hampshire

Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick spent the final lap at New Hampshire a year ago jockeying for the lead, the two clearly the...

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Hamilton takes pole position for British GP ahead of Bottas

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) —Lewis Hamilton set a new track record at the British Grand Prix and clinched a record-extending 91st...

Health

The Latest: Duke says 25 returning athletes test positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Duke says that 25 athletes have tested...

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US Soccer hires NASCAR's Leetzow as chief legal officer

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation has hired Karen Leetzow as Chief Legal Officer.Leetzow spent 20 years at NASCAR,...

Sports

John Force parks NHRA team for remainder of 2020 season

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Drag racing great John Force and his four-car NHRA team are remaining parked for the rest of the...

Sports

Stroll quickest at 2nd British GP practice; Vettel struggles

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lance Stroll led the second practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday while struggling Ferrari...

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Hulkenberg to race at British GP after Perez tests positive

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Nico Hulkenberg made an unexpected return to Formula One on Friday, stepping in at Racing Point...

Health

Sergio Perez out of Formula One British GP with coronavirus

Formula One driver Sergio Perez is out of Sunday's British Grand Prix after testing positive for the coronavirus.The Racing...

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F1's pandemic pause spurs Hamilton to race on for 2-3 years

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — The pandemic-enforced break from Formula One could prolong Lewis Hamilton's career.“The COVID-19...

Sports

Cup-winning crew chief teaming up with Daly for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar driver Conor Daly will have a new lead engineer for next month's rescheduled Indianapolis 500:...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is joining the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals.The...

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NASCAR champ Johnson enamored with IndyCar after test

Jimmie Johnson finally fulfilled his childhood dream of driving an Indy car with a test session Tuesday. When the seven-time...

Sports

NASCAR banks on minority drivers to broaden sport's exposure

Rajah Caruth liked the animated autos of “Cars” as a kid, got hooked on the race scene after a trip to the track and sharpened...

Health

The Latest: 49ers wide receiver James on COVID-19 list

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie...

Sports

Correction: Auto Racing Glance story

In the weekly auto glance sent July 21, 2020, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the next Formula One race....

Sports

Jones wins overtime NASCAR Xfinity race at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brandon Jones must have learned something during two stifling Truck Series races at Kansas Speedway.He...

Sports

Maurice Petty, Hall of Fame engine builder, dies at 81

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Maurice Petty, part of a stock car racing dynasty that includes father Lee and brother Richard and the...

Sports

Crafton ends 67-race winless drought in Truck race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Matt Crafton had won more Truck Series championship than he'd had races the last couple years.That...

Sports

Denny Hamlin downright dominant as NASCAR season pushes on

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — There was no talk of championships when Denny Hamlin's team met during NASCAR's offseason to discuss...

Sports

Some worry that White House briefings are a broken tradition

NEW YORK (AP) — A few times each week, reporters sit in the White House briefing room to fire questions at the Trump...

Health

The Latest: Big Sky delays start of fall Olympic sports

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Big Sky Conference is delaying the...

Sports

Hill dominates Truck Series doubleheader opener at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Austin Hill made all the right moves getting to the front in the NASCAR Truck Series race at Kansas...

Sports

Zanardi back in intensive care as condition becomes unstable

MILAN (AP) — Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi was moved back into intensive care on...

Sports

Hamlin holds off Keselowski for fifth Cup victory of season

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Three straight finishes outside the top 10 for Denny Hamlin these days counts as a rough patch.He was...

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Bowyer heads to Kansas Speedway without his typical crowd

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — This is typically one of the busiest weeks of the year for Clint Bowyer, who grew up in the small...

Health

Indy 500 to reduce capacity to 25 percent, lift blackout

The Indianapolis 500 will limit fan attendance, implement strict testing, social distancing and mask requirements, and lift the...

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Judge: Colorado racing track must obey coronavirus orders

DENVER (AP) — A judge decided against sanctioning a Colorado drag racing track Tuesday for violating social distancing rules...

Sports

Indianapolis 500 attendance limited to 25% capacity

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attendance will be limited to 25% capacity for the Indianapolis 500 and spectators will be required to wear...

Sports

Zanardi transferred to rehab center after handbike crash

SIENA, Italy (AP) — Alex Zanardi, the Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist, was transferred to a...

Sports

Column: Houff crash renews debate on NASCAR's standards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch was hit with a wave of backlash when he griped about drivers who lack the experience to race...

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Dillon leads 1-2 RCR finish in Cup race before fans at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Austin Dillon stayed in front after a restart with two laps to go and beat rookie teammate Tyler...

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Rain washes out NHRA Summernationals final rounds

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rain washed out the final rounds of the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals on Sunday at Lucas Oil Raceway.The...

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Hamilton wants more support from F1 & drivers against racism

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton demanded more support from Formula One's governing body and urged other drivers to make...

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Hamilton wins 8th Hungarian GP to equal Schumacher F1 record

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the eighth time to equal Michael...

Sports

IndyCar's next wave proving kids are more than all right

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — If only the English rock band The Who didn’t procure the name “The Kids Are Alright” for its 1979...

Sports

Verstappen's 2nd place at Hungarian GP feels like a victory

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Moments away from not even starting the race, Max Verstappen's second place at the Hungarian Grand...

Sports

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR trucks race after earlier Xfinity DQ

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas on Saturday night, getting the victory in his...

Sports

Newgarden gives Penske sweep of Iowa doubleheader

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden was seething after a fifth-place finish in the opener of the IndyCar doubleheader at Iowa,...

Sports

Busch disqualified after Xfinity win, Cindric 3rd win in row

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch celebrated a 10th NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Texas, and then had it taken...

Sports

Bob Tasca III tops NHRA qualifying in coronavirus return

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Tasca III topped Funny Car qualifying Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals in his first event...

Sports

Bubba bumper: Wallace, McDowell agree for good cause

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bubba Wallace still doesn't agree with Michael McDowell about what happened on the track, but he's...

Health

Harvick, Hamlin still predictable Cup favorites at hot Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin can easily be considered favorites for the first summertime race at...

Sports

Bad news for Hamilton's rivals: Mercedes is getting faster

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The bad news for Lewis Hamilton’s traditional rivals at Ferrari and Red Bull is that the dominant...

Sports

Pagenaud snaps Ganassi streak with IndyCar win at Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Simon Pagenaud's worst-to-first run capped a wild opening night to IndyCar's doubleheader at Iowa...

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The Latest: Dodgers CF Pollock considered skipping season

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___AJ Pollock says he considered not playing...

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NHRA tries to find financial footing after COVID-19 shutdown

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Two-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan heard the stories throughout the pandemic-forced...

Sports

Details released in crash of plane carrying Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a pilot struggled to open a crashed airplane's wing emergency exit as the aircraft began to burn and...

Health

Kanaan back in IndyCar to resume swansong season at Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — After the first two months of the IndyCar season were derailed by the coronavirus, former champion Tony...

Health

Lot of room for NASCAR fans at Texas due to virus and heat

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway are 2/3 of a mile long and were empty for the last...

Sports

Vettel fastest in rain-soaked 2nd practice for Hungarian GP

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel gave struggling Ferrari a boost with the fastest time...

Sports

'Yes we exist' - Black fans eye NASCAR's work to diversify

Kevin Johnson became enamored with NASCAR as a kid through clips on “ Wide World of Sports,” decades before billion-dollar...

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NASCAR reopens gates at Bristol with more tracks to follow

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott put his face mask on and went into the grandstands at Bristol Motor Speedway to watch the...

Sports

Dixon, Ganassi out to continue IndyCar domination in Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Few people can appreciate the level of success that Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Scott Dixon and Felix...

Health

F1 proving to be a bruising experience for Lando Norris

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Jumping back into a Formula One car after a long break proved to be a bruising experience for McLaren...

Sports

Vettel talks to Racing Point; Pérez contacted by other team

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sebastian Vettel confirmed he is discussing a possible move next season to Racing Point, whose driver...

Sports

Hamilton can equal Schumacher's F1 track record with 8th win

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Victory this weekend in Hungary would move Lewis Hamilton within five of Michael Schumacher's record...

Health

NASCAR hosts largest sporting event crowd since pandemic

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Clint Bowyer hopped off his pit stand at Bristol Motor Speedway to learn he'd won the fan vote to advance...

Health

Elliott joins his father as winner of NASCAR's All-Star race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott collected the checkered flag and soaked in the sounds of fans in the grandstands. The...

Health

Confirmed US virus cases rise amid new global restrictions

MIAMI (AP) — California, Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 36,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as...

Sports

Racer Katherine Legge breaks leg, wrist in testing crash

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Race driver Katherine Legge broke her leg and wrist after crashing in testing for the European Le...

Sports

Column: Wallace deserves a slot in NASCAR's All-Star race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace deserves a spot in NASCAR's All-Star race, a $1 million exhibition designed for race...

Sports

Stewart and Evernham team to recreate IROC as SRX All-Stars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Remember the old IROC Series, where the best drivers from various disciplines raced each other in...

Sports

NASCAR Cup rookie Cole Custer wins in upset at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Cole Custer saw an opening and, with help from a friend, squeezed through for the most fulfilling moment of...

Sports

Rosenqvist surges at Road America for 1st IndyCar victory

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Scott Dixon’s win streak finally ended. Chip Ganassi Racing just kept rolling along.Felix Rosenqvist...

Health

Torrence wins at Indy in NHRA's return from virus break

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Billy Torrence won in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series return, beating Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuyel...

Sports

Ferrari already in trouble just 2 races into new F1 season

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — It's already the pits for Ferrari, just two races into the new Formula One season.Four-time F1...

Sports

Virginia speedway: Driver dies following crash during race

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A driver died Saturday night in a crash during a race at Langley Speedway, officials at the Virginia short...

Health

Hamilton wins Styrian GP ahead of Mercedes teammate Bottas

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to clinch an 85th career win...

Sports

F1 star Hamilton raises right fist in fight against racism

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Standing on the podium to celebrate his latest win, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton raised...

Health

With fans back, Dixon wins at Road America for 3rd straight

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Winning an IndyCar race is nothing new for Scott Dixon, particularly this year.But getting to...

Sports

Creed wins rain-shortened Trucks race at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Sheldon Creed won the NASCAR Trucks Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway when rain washed out the...

Health

The Latest: Pop keeping eye on Japan, and Olympic hopes

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, the U.S....

Health

Johnson op top again in NHRA's return from coronavirus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tommy Johnson Jr. topped Funny Car qualifying Saturday at the NHRA Nationals in the the series' return from...

Sports

Day trippers: Familiarity key for drivers at Kentucky oval

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Speedway winners' club is exclusive — just five drivers have combined to win the first nine...

Health

Hamilton shows he's the best in the rain with a superb pole

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton showed why he's one of Formula One's best ever in wet conditions, dominating on a...

Sports

Austin Cindric completes Xfinity sweep at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — In two nights, Austin Cindric went from the cusp of winning on ovals to showing his ability to dominate...

Sports

NASCAR clears Justin Allgaier to race after Xfinity wreck

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — NASCAR cleared Justin Allgaier to race in Friday’s Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway afer he was...

Health

IndyCar drivers grateful to have fans back this weekend

Simon Pagenaud says racing hasn’t been quite the same without spectators to cheer the drivers on for the opening stages of the...

Sports

How The Chicks dropped the word 'Dixie' from their name

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When The Chicks decided to drop the word “Dixie” from the band's name, it was the culmination of years...

Health

Jimmie Johnson confused, frustrated after virus scare

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is just as confused as everyone else about his plight with the coronavirus. A positive...

Sports

Verstappen shows speed in Styria; Hamilton off practice pace

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton lacked...

Sports

Austin Cindric wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Austin Cindric answered the nagging question of when he'll finally conquer an oval.In fact, he did it so...

Sports

Hamilton, Ricciardo may kneel again before Sunday's F1 race

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo are prepared to kneel again before Sunday's...

Sports

Vettel opens door for return to Red Bull in F1 next season

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Sebastian Vettel would be open for a return to Red Bull next season — if his former team wants him...

Health

China cancels all international sports events for the year

BEIJING (AP) — China says it will not stage any international sports for the rest of the year, apart from trials for the 2022...

Sports

Pressure is mounting on Ferrari after one race of F1 season

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Ferrari is under pressure after just one race of the Formula One season and scrambling to push...

Health

The Latest: D-Backs' Guerra returns after negative test

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Junior Guerra...

Health

NASCAR moving Watkins Glen race to Daytona road course

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will move its August road course race from Watkins Glen in upstate New York because of state...

Health

Games are restarting, but few reporters will be there

Many familiar pregame sights won't be back when baseball and the NBA return later this month. Managers won't exchange lineup...

Sports

Age no barrier to Alonso as he expects a strong return to F1

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Although Fernando Alonso will be 39 when he returns to Formula One next season with Renault he feels...

Health

NASCAR's Johnson OK'd to race after 2 negative virus tests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has twice tested negative for the coronavirus and will race...

Health

Column: Jimmie Johnson finds voice during last NASCAR season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson stood alone on the track at Pocono Raceway, empty grandstands in front of him, a ghost...

Health

Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass

Rapper Ice Cube, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum led a cavalcade of sports leagues,...

Business

Trump sideswipes NASCAR, Wallace over flag and noose

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump took a...

Sports

Pentagon draft policy would ban Confederate flag displays

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft policy being circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense...

Sports

Museum: 'Dukes of Hazzard' car with Confederate flag to stay

VOLO, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois auto museum has no plan to stop displaying a Dodge Charger from the “Dukes of Hazzard”...

Health

Zanardi has 5-hour surgery to rebuild his face after crash

SIENA, Italy (AP) — Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi underwent a five-hour surgery...

Sports

Team Penske's injured crew member returns to North Carolina

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An injured crew member on Ryan Blaney's NASCAR team has returned to Team Penske's headquarters in North...

Sports

Harvick takes advantage of Hamlin's crash to win Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Harvick turned up the pressure on Denny Hamlin late in the Brickyard 400.And on a cooling track,...

Health

The Latest: Two Arizona relievers tested positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arizona manager Torey Lovullo says that...

Sports

Blaney crew member taken to hospital for further evaluation

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A tire changer for NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney was taken to a hospital after being injured Sunday early in...

Health

Bottas shows he can handle pressure in winning Austrian GP

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas insisted before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday that he has what it...

Health

City-Madrid can go ahead in England because of exemptions

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City can host Real Madrid in the second leg of their last-16 match in the Champions League next month...

Sports

F1 Drivers all wear "End Racism" T-shirts, but 6 don't kneel

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas kneeled holding the winners’ trophy at Formula One's season-opening Austrian Grand...

Sports

Briscoe wins 2nd straight to complete dream weekend at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chase Briscoe parked the No. 98 car on the front straightaway at Indianapolis, climbed out and scaled the...

Sports

Dixon breaks through at Indianapolis with victory in GP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It took Scott Dixon 12 years to make a second trip to victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.He's...

Health

Knocked out of Brickyard, Johnson copes at home with virus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson and his family took every precaution to avoid the coronavirus.They washed their hands...

Health

NASCAR races on at Indy after Johnson contracts coronavirus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NASCAR's extravagant weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — where the back-and-forth battle between Kevin...

Sports

F1 drivers to support fight against racism at Austrian GP

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) —All 20 Formula One drivers are going to show their support for the fight against racism before...

Sports

IndyCar donates $1 million to establish diversity program

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are making an active effort to increase diversity throughout the...

Sports

Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian GP

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday to take pole position for...

Sports

Red Bull loses appeal against Mercedes' new steering system

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Red Bull has lost an appeal it lodged against the dual assistant steering system unveiled by Formula...

Health

More than 4,000 coronavirus tests in F1 prove negative

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — There have been no positive cases from more than 4,000 coronavirus tests carried out on Formula One...

Health

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this...

Sports

Power's play puts Penske back in front for Indianapolis GP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power brought back normalcy to Indianapolis on Friday.Finally.After a two-month race delay and a...

Health

7-time champion Jimmie Johnson becomes first NASCAR driver to test positive for the coronavirus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 7-time champion Jimmie Johnson becomes first NASCAR driver to test positive for the coronavirus.

Sports

Paint schemes go political as NASCAR season heats up

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Many a fan is quick to insist they do not like politics in their sports — no kneeling, no raised fists, no...

Business

'His Mona Lisa' - Penske adds golden touch to iconic Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The purists can relax: Roger Penske did not remove troughs from the men's bathrooms at Indianapolis Motor...

Health

Discourse over national anthem looms for NBA, other leagues

Rick Carlisle isn't sure what to expect from players during the national anthem when the NBA season resumes in empty arenas in...

Health

Hamilton picks up where he left off on 1st day of F1 season

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton picked up where he left off on the first day of the Formula One season,...

Sports

Rival teams still want answers about Ferrari's 2019 engine

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Rival teams still want answers about whether Ferrari's engine last season was legal or not, after an...

Health

Nasr tests positive for virus before Daytona sports car race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Felipe Nasr has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the IMSA sports car race Saturday...

Sports

NASCAR meets with minister pushing for racial equality

As the Rev. Greg Drumwright watched members of his ministry crowd the fence at Talladega Superspeedway to cheer for Black...