Automobile racing

Kevin Harvick leads during early stages of a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Darlington Raceway, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
September 02, 2018 - 1:19 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin will look to end a yearlong drought in NASCAR's top series when he starts on the pole for the Southern 500. Hamlin has not won since taking the checkered flag at Darlington Raceway a year ago. He showed his Darlington touch might be back when he turned the...
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Brad Keselowski drives into Turn 1 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto racing practice session at Darlington Raceway, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
September 01, 2018 - 4:53 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest from NASCAR racing at Darlington Raceway on Saturday (all times EDT): ___ 5:50 p.m. Brad Keselowski took advantage of a wreck between leaders Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick to win the Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday. Keselowski was running near the...
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Denny Hamlin Denny drives into Turn 1 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto racing practice session at Darlington Raceway, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
September 01, 2018 - 2:49 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — About the only time Denny Hamlin's had difficulty at Darlington Raceway came when he was trying to impress the brass at Joe Gibbs Racing. He and Tony Stewart tested at the track "Too Tough To Tame" about 15 years ago and Hamlin remembers tagging the infamous and troublesome...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, drives during the IndyCar auto race at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 26, 2018 - 1:44 pm
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Scott Dixon has done very little wrong the past five weeks, being a model of consistency in the midst of an IndyCar championship chase he hopes will deliver him a fifth title in the open-wheel series. Yet his lead has been trimmed by more than half. Alexander Rossi took another...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, right, jubilates on the podium after winning the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, placed second. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
August 26, 2018 - 10:45 am
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Sebastian Vettel made a crucial early overtaking move on Lewis Hamilton to win the crash-marred Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday and trim his rival's overall lead. Hamilton started from pole position for a record fifth time at Spa, and a record-extending 78th in...
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Will Power, of Australia, celebrates after winning the IndyCar auto race at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 25, 2018 - 10:47 pm
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Will Power used to hate racing on ovals about as much as he hates conserving fuel. The oval part has changed considerably this season. The fuel part? "I was just, 'Ah! Come on! Let's race this properly!'" Power said Saturday night, after some of his closest rivals began saving...
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August 25, 2018 - 5:07 pm
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Justin Allgaier won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America, pulling away over the final five laps to pick up his second victory in three weeks. Allgaier held a 5.4-second...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during a practice session ahead of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. The Belgian Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
August 25, 2018 - 6:14 am
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in third and final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday. Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen was second, ahead of Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes. Vettel was 0.063...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, track workers repair a section of fence after a wreck during an IndyCar auto race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. IndyCar driver Robert Wickens car sailed into the fence when he and Ryan Hunter-Reay made contact. Wickens had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a fracture associated with a spinal cord injury. He remains hospitalized in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 24, 2018 - 12:56 pm
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — The head of competition for IndyCar said Friday that Robert Wickens' car performed exactly as it was designed when it tore to pieces during a frightening wreck at Pocono, leaving the Canadian driver hospitalized with serious injuries to his spinal cord and extremities. Jay Frye...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, Robert Wickens prepares to qualify for an IndyCar series auto race in Long Pond, Pa. Wickens underwent surgery this week on his right arm and lower extremities and tests showed the Canadian does not have injuries that have not already been detected. Wickens previously had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a fracture associated with a spinal cord injury suffered in a weekend crash at Pocono Raceway. IndyCar said in a statement Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, the severity of the spinal cord injury is still unknown.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 24, 2018 - 11:50 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar said Friday that Canadian driver Robert Wickens underwent surgery this week on his right arm and lower extremities and tests found no additional injuries from his crash at Pocono last weekend. Wickens has had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a...
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