Automobile racing

October 15, 2019 - 6:28 pm
Good evening! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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Ryan Blaney (12) narrowly slides by driver Ryan Newman (6) to take the checkered flag in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Monday, Oct 14, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Amanda Newman)
October 14, 2019 - 5:06 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday at Talladega Superspeedway and advance to the third round of NASCAR's playoffs. Blaney's first win of the season came as he was desperately trying to remain in title contention. The playoff...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car out of the garage during the first practice session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
October 11, 2019 - 1:56 am
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — On Friday as Japanese Grand Prix organizers were forced to alter the weekend schedule with a powerful typhoon approaching, it was Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes who was quickest in both practice sessions. Organizer canceled Saturday's usual qualifying session with Typhoon Hagibis...
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Kyle Larson stands next to the trophy after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
October 06, 2019 - 6:48 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson was the can't-miss future star who tore up the sprint car circuit and would lead a new generation of young stars into the next era of NASCAR. His promise yet unfulfilled, Larson's path toward prominence has been slow burning in six-plus years in the Cup Series. He's...
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Denny Hamlin signs autographs during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
October 05, 2019 - 3:34 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is 0-for-Dover in a stellar career for Joe Gibbs Racing that includes two Daytona 500 victories. He's also missing a Cup championship, conspicuous by its absence on a resume that boasts 35 wins over 499 career starts. Hamlin took a nice first step toward erasing his...
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Will Power, of Australia, sits in his car during the Aeroscreen testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
October 02, 2019 - 2:47 pm
Scott Dixon and Will Power say IndyCar’s new aeroscreen is “ready to race.” The two drivers spoke after the first extensive test session for the cockpit protection that will debut next season. The aeroscreen has been developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies and the safety piece virtually covers...
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Chase Elliott (9) hits the wall in Turn 1 on a restart during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 29, 2019 - 5:37 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott overcame a costly mistake that nearly wrecked his race car to win a sloppy race on The Roval in scorching temperatures at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Sunday showcase was the first elimination race in NASCAR's playoffs and attention was focused on which four...
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William Byron (24) leads through Turn 1 at the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 29, 2019 - 2:40 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff elimination race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Kyle Larson has won the first stage of Sunday's elimination race on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson got past pole-sitter William Byron in the first turn of a...
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Pole winner William Byron sits in his car during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Wesley Broome)
September 28, 2019 - 4:18 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway was created specifically to add a unique venue to NASCAR's playoffs and the hybrid road course doesn't disappoint. As a reminder, last year's inaugural event ended with the leaders crashing each other trying to win. A return trip to this 17...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., talks to media during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing will split at the end of the season and Chris Buescher will replace him in 2020. Although his contract is believed to run through 2021, the team said Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, it will part ways with the two-time Xfinity Series champion at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
September 27, 2019 - 5:48 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A critical playoff race that will end the championship chances for four NASCAR drivers has been overshadowed by a free-agent market that took a wild turn this week when Roush Fenway Racing abruptly dumped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse was told Wednesday the team was not...
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