Automobile racing

Ross Chastain is introduced to the crowd before the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 21, 2020 - 7:26 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ross Chastain snagged one of the coveted open Cup seats on Monday in a promotion at Chip Ganassi Racing to drive the No. 42 next season. This year marks a particularly active free agency period with heavy turnover expected among a limited number of rides. The No. 42 Chevrolet...
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Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 19, 2020 - 11:10 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Feeding off one of the largest crowds at a sporting event during the pandemic, Kevin Harvick steamrolled his way into the second round of NASCAR's playoffs in a championship that is clearly his to lose. Harvick held off a charging Kyle Busch over the final 40 laps Saturday...
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Oakland Athletics outfielders Mark Canha (20) and Ramon Laureano, second from right, wear masks as they greet teammates after they defeated the Seattle Mariners in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. Both games were played in air smoky from wildfires in Oregon, Washington, and California. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 18, 2020 - 9:21 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Indianapolis Motor Speedway will open to fans for the first time in 2020 for the IndyCar doubleheader Oct. 3-4. The speedway will allow up to 10,000 fans each of the three days of track activity. The facility...
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Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 12, 2020 - 10:44 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR's playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as favorites Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. He even predicted he’d win at Richmond Raceway. His confidence was justified as Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Richmond Raceway...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the third practice session ahead of the Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, Pool)
September 12, 2020 - 6:32 am
MUGELLO, Italy (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas completed a sweep at the Tuscan Grand Prix when he posted the fastest time in third and final practice ahead of qualifying later Saturday. Quickest in both sessions on Friday, he beat Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by just .017 with Formula One...
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Pato O'Ward (5) leads Scott Dixon (9) during the IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 11, 2020 - 2:52 pm
The start-and-stop uncertainty of this IndyCar season has not bothered Pato O'Ward, leader of a young fleet of drivers new to the series but capable of keeping up with the veterans. O'Ward, in his first full season of IndyCar, has climbed to third in the championship standings headed into the...
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September 10, 2020 - 2:45 am
LONDON (AP) — Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel will drive for Racing Point from next season. The team, which will be rebranded, announced the move Thursday, a day after driver Sergio Perez announced he was on his way out. “The signing of Sebastian is a clear statement of the...
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FILE - In this image provided by Jimmie Johnson Racing II, Inc., seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson poses with an IndyCar during testing with Chip Ganassi Racing on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Indianapolis. Jimmie Johnson will transition from NASCAR to IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing in a partnership that could pair two of the most dominant drivers of this generation on one team. The seven-time NASCAR champion will work with the Ganassi organization to finalize sponsorship on a two-year program for Johnson to run the road and street course races on IndyCar's schedule. If funding is secured, Johnson would be teammates with five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon. (Jimmie Johnson Racing II, Inc. via AP, File)
September 09, 2020 - 9:45 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will transition from NASCAR to IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing in a partnership that could pair two of the most dominant drivers of this generation on one team. The seven-time NASCAR champion will work with the Ganassi organization to finalize sponsorship on a...
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Kevin Harvick (4) celebrates a win at the NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 06, 2020 - 10:14 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — There was no doubt which of his two Darlington Raceway victories this year Kevin Harvick enjoyed more. “The first thing I want to say is, ‘Welcome back fans! This is a hell of a lot more fun with you guys up there,’” he told the crowd Saturday night. Harvick had a large...
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AlfaTauri driver Pierre Gasly of France celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Sunday, Sept.6 , 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini, Pool via AP)
September 06, 2020 - 2:29 pm
AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly claimed an unlikely victory at the Italian Grand Prix after a chaotic race which saw world champion Lewis Hamilton receive a 10-second stop-go penalty and both Ferraris fail to finish at their home circuit on Sunday. It was Gasly's first-ever win in Formula One. The...
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