Automobile racing

Martin Truex Jr. poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 27, 2019 - 2:06 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Maybe it should be called the four-wide slide. Whatever you want to name it, Martin Truex Jr.'s pass with four laps to go in the Coca-Cola 600 led to one of the best finishes in the 60-year history of the race — and injected some much-needed excitement back into NASCAR's...
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Simon Pagenaud, of France, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 27, 2019 - 2:05 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske celebrated his 50th anniversary in the Indianapolis 500 with his 18th victory. Along for the ride was sponsor John Menard, like Penske celebrating nearly a lifetime of annual trips to the fabled race. Unlike his old friend, he has had little success in the one event...
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Martin Truex Jr., left, is congratulated by team owner Joe Gibbs in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 27, 2019 - 12:38 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday...
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Kyle Busch (18) leads Kevin Harvick (4) during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
May 26, 2019 - 10:13 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has overcome an early crash to take the third stage of the Coca-Cola 600. Truex is looking for his second win in this race in the last four years. He hit the wall early in the race in his No...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 25, 2019 - 7:04 pm
One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera. Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look for a sixth straight win this season. The Silver Arrows are well placed to do so with defending F1 champion...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 25, 2019 - 2:28 pm
MONACO (AP) — Exhilarated at the Monaco Grand Prix after clinching a record-extending 85th pole position in fine style, Lewis Hamilton was also quick to dedicate his latest success to friend and mentor Niki Lauda. Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on the last lap of qualifying on...
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Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, sits in his car before the start of the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
May 25, 2019 - 9:10 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and despair. It is nearly impossible to maintain reverential status for 103 years, and the...
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Charlie Kimball, top, and Takuma Sato, of Japan, cross the start/finish line during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 24, 2019 - 1:23 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Chris Windom and David Malukas walked away from their shredded Indy Lights cars after a frightening crash a few laps into the Freedom 100 on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Windom was in...
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Team owner Joe Gibbs looks down pit road before qualifications for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 23, 2019 - 7:21 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — When Joe Gibbs decided to venture off from the NFL and form a race team in 1992 he was scared. Petrified, in fact. Gibbs had won three Super Bowls as coach of the Washington Redskins, but he was an outsider starting from scratch when it came to stock car racing. And when his...
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A general view during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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May 22, 2019 - 5:48 pm
NASCAR announced the $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Wednesday, an aggressive move to gain control of key racetracks and set itself up for sweeping changes that could save America's most popular racing series. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. ISC owns 12...
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