Automobile racing

Kevin Harvick (4) leads during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Dover International Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
August 23, 2020 - 4:36 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick regained the NASCAR Cup Series victory lead with his seventh, dominating Sunday at Dover International Speedway. A day after Denny Hamlin opened with doubleheader weekend with his sixth win to match Harvick, the Stewart-Haas racing driver one-upped his closest rival...
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Takuma Sato, of Japan, leads Marco Andretti into turn one during the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 23, 2020 - 2:44 pm
The Latest from the Indianapolis 500, which was delayed from Memorial Day weekend because of COVID-19: ___ 5:45 p.m. Takuma Sato has won his second Indianapolis 500 after Spencer Pigot crashed heavily exiting Turn 4, bringing out the caution with five laps remaining and forcing what had been a...
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Andy Guthormsen sets up outside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis 500 auto race is being held without fans. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 23, 2020 - 11:35 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Kintonis refused to let COVID-19 derail his first Indianapolis 500 trip in years. The firefighter left Sedona, Arizona, on Saturday morning, drove 1,800 miles to Indianapolis and arrived at Gate 1 hours before Sunday's race just to hear the screaming engines at the...
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Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Dover International Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
August 22, 2020 - 5:16 pm
DOVER, Del (AP) — Denny Hamlin crossed Dover off the meager list of tracks where he had yet to win and turned his ambitions toward one more goal he’d like to scratch off the docket. Pushing 40, Hamlin’s first career Cup championship is within his grasp -- and he might never be better. “I’m in the...
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Mario Andretti, the 1969 Indy 500 winner, and grandson Marco, the pole-sitter for Sunday’s race, make a surprise visit to longtime ticket holder to Brenda Hamm in downtown Speedway, Indianapolis on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jenna Fryer)
August 22, 2020 - 12:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Riding shotgun alongside his grandfather, Marco Andretti was at the front of 33 bright red convertible Camaros cruising down Main Street near Indianapolis Motor Speedway for an impromptu parade. The cars then peeled off and headed to the homes of longtime Indianapolis 500 ticket...
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Charlie Kimball, left, talks with Marco Andretti before a class photo of drivers in the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race is scheduled to run on Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 22, 2020 - 8:19 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 has been stripped almost to the bone for the 104th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The iconic test of man and machine is too important to new owner Roger Penske to cancel in the year of the coronavirus pandemic. Its importance to the survival...
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Alex Palou, of Spain, looks at his qualification results for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 21, 2020 - 11:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Indianapolis 500 rookie Alex Palou is a bona fide polyglot, one of those exceptionally rare people who can speak three or more languages so fluently they can alternate between each in a single sentence. In his case, the 23-year-old Spanish driver is fluid in his native...
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Marco Andretti, right, poses, with Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, center and Takuma Sato, of Japan, during the front row photos session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Andretti won the pole for Sunday's race. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 19, 2020 - 11:46 pm
Everything was new to Mike Tirico when he walked past the famed pagoda that dominates the front stretch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, assumed his broadcast perch high above pit lane and proceeded to host his first Indy 500. Now, all that was new has given way to unprecedented. One year after NBC...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, Kyle Larson sits in his car before the final practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Kyle Larson has been working behind the scenes to educate himself on racial issues since his firing from NASCAR for using a slur. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
August 19, 2020 - 5:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — What do you do when the entire world believes you are a racist? When your career has collapsed because you uttered the N-word while playing a late night video game? Kyle Larson packed his things and left North Carolina, returning to his native California too embarrassed to show...
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Chase Elliott celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
August 16, 2020 - 4:47 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott was already NASCAR royalty. Now he's also the sport's road king. Elliott won the Cup Series' first road course race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, holding off hard-charging Denny Hamlin following a late restart and notching his third...
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