Automobile racing

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
September 15, 2019 - 10:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. clearly had one of the best teams this season as he rolled to four victories before the end of June. Then he hit a slump of sports, nearly three months without a win, but his Joe Gibbs Racing team remained confident it would challenge for the championship. A win in...
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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 - 9:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has won the opening race of NASCAR's playoffs to earn an automatic berth into the second round. Truex's victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was his series-...
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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 - 1:42 pm
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 - 2:59 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 - 5:39 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 Jimmie Johnson (48) makes contact with Kurt Busch (1) in the second turn during the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Bud Cunningham)
September 08, 2019 - 5:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kevin Harvick won the Brickyard 400 for the second time, beating Joey Logano by 6.118 seconds in a crash-marred race that ended Jimmie Johnson's perfect playoff run. Clint...
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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 - 4:22 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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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco celebrates taking pole position during the qualifying session at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 07, 2019 - 12:43 pm
MONZA, Italy (AP) — A mess. An absurdity. Dangerous. Idiots. These were just some of the terms were used to describe the farcical end to qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday. Charles Leclerc rose above it all to secure a second straight pole position and give Ferrari encouragement it...
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A man signs a remembrance board for Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix circuit in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. The 22-year-old Hubert died Saturday following an estimated 160 mph (257 kph) collision on Lap 2 at the high-speed Spa-Francorchamps track, which earlier Saturday saw qualifying for Sunday's Formula One race. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 07, 2019 - 6:08 am
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Juan Manuel Correa, the American driver injured in a Formula Two crash which claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert at the Belgian GP last weekend, has been placed in an induced coma at a London hospital. The 20-year-old Correa is in a critical but stable condition after being...
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File-This Aug. 17, 2019, file photo shows Josef Newgarden laughing during a news conference for Sunday's IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, in Long Pond, Pa. Newgarden has been the IndyCar points leader for all but one race this season and built enough of a cushion that his mindset has changed as the championship race speeds into an anticlimactic final two events of the year. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 01, 2019 - 4:48 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Will Power has won at Portland International Raceway in a strong day for Team Penske, as Josef Newgarden slightly tightened his grip on the IndyCar championship. Newgarden started Sunday's race with a 38-point lead in the standings and had a trouble-free drive around the...
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