Automobile racing

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)
July 19, 2020 - 11:52 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the eighth time to equal Michael Schumacher's single-venue record and take the championship lead on Sunday. Hamilton's latest victory from pole position was as comfortable as the nearly 9-second margin...
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Rinus VeeKay, of The Netherlands, races his car during practice for an IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 19, 2020 - 11:13 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — If only the English rock band The Who didn’t procure the name “The Kids Are Alright” for its 1979 documentary, it would have been the perfect title for this year’s wild and unpredictable IndyCar season. Then again, the young guns have been better than just all right through the...
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Josef Newgarden does a burnout after winning the IndyCar Series auto race, Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 18, 2020 - 8:15 pm
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden was seething after a fifth-place finish in the opener of the IndyCar doubleheader at Iowa, insisting he had the best car of the night and it was merely misfortune that cost him the win. The two-time series champion left nothing to chance Saturday night. Newgarden...
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Chase Briscoe (98) and Austin Cindric (22) battle down the front stretch during a NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
July 18, 2020 - 3:51 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch celebrated a 10th NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Texas, and then had it taken away. Busch failed postrace tech inspection Saturday after finishing ahead of Austin Cindric, who was declared the winner for the third victory in a row after winning both Xfinity...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain reacts after winning the qualifying for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary, Saturday, July 18, 2020. The Hungarian F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Mark Thompson/Pool via AP)
July 18, 2020 - 9:31 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The bad news for Lewis Hamilton’s traditional rivals at Ferrari and Red Bull is that the dominant Mercedes is getting faster, while another team using its engines is growing in confidence. Hamilton’s pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday was his second...
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Simon Pagenaud, of France, crosses the finish line as he wins an IndyCar Series auto race Friday, July 17, 2020, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 17, 2020 - 8:40 pm
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Simon Pagenaud's worst-to-first run capped a wild opening night to IndyCar's doubleheader at Iowa Speedway. The former series champion, who was unable to qualify because of a fuel pressure issue, managed to stretch his tires and take advantage of a unique pit strategy — and a...
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A ball carrier wears a face mask prior to the friendly soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Le Havre, in Le Havre, western France, Sunday, July 12, 2020. For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and other soccer stars are going to play again in front of fans. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 17, 2020 - 6:49 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ AJ Pollock says he considered not playing this season after enduring a bout with COVID-19 and the premature birth of his daughter. The Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder was late arriving to summer camp after...
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Chase Elliott celebrates does a victory lap after winning a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 16, 2020 - 12:25 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott put his face mask on and went into the grandstands at Bristol Motor Speedway to watch the qualifying event before NASCAR's All-Star race, briefly becoming a part of the largest group of spectators at a U.S. sporting event since March. Tennessee officials...
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Chase Elliott celebrates with the trophy after winning a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 15, 2020 - 8:10 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott collected the checkered flag and soaked in the sounds of fans in the grandstands. The spectators at Bristol Motor Speedway surged to the fence, chanted “USA! USA!” and celebrated NASCAR's most popular driver. Cue the siren at the Dawsonville Pool Room — another...
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Valentina Fasano cleans her work space with sanitizing wipes at the Girl's Empowerment and Mentoring (G.E.M.) Summer Arts Camp during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Miami. This Miami-Dade County summer camp program is operating at limited capacity, and has enhanced health screening and sanitizing procedures, practices social distancing, and required wearing of face coverings. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 15, 2020 - 6:22 pm
MIAMI (AP) — California, Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 36,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as restrictions aimed at combating the spread of the pandemic took hold in the United States and around the world in an unsettling sign reminiscent of the dark days of April. The...
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