Automobile racing

Martin Truex Jr. drives into Turn 1 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Darlington Raceway, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
September 04, 2018 - 11:20 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Furniture Row Racing will cease operations at the end of the season, one year after Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series championship driving for the maverick team. Furniture Row is an anomaly in NASCAR in that it is a single-car team based in Denver, far removed from...
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Brad Keselowski stands by his trophy after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Darlington Raceway, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
September 02, 2018 - 8:42 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski provided perhaps the biggest throwback at the Southern 500 — giving Team Penske its first victory at Darlington Raceway in 43 years. Keselowski beat leader Kyle Larson out of the pits with 22 laps to go, then pulled away on the restart to sweep the weekend at...
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Brad Keselowski drives into Turn 1 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Darlington Raceway, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
September 02, 2018 - 8:05 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest from NASCAR racing at Darlington Raceway on Sunday (all times EDT): ___ 11:10 p.m. Brad Keselowski beat leader Kyle Larson out of the pits with 22 laps to go, then pulled away on a restart to win the Southern 500 and sweep the weekend at Darlington Raceway...
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September 02, 2018 - 2:48 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scott Dixon salvaged his championship run with an improbable comeback Sunday at Portland International Raceway that put him in control of his race to a fifth IndyCar title. Dixon finished fifth, far behind race winner Takuma Sato, but put together the kind of drive that may...
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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 - 11:19 am
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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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Formula One Italy Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 02, 2018 - 9:57 am
MONZA, Italy (AP) — For Ferrari, the wait continues. For Lewis Hamilton, it was a dream of a race as he won the Italian Grand Prix after starting third on the grid to extend his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel following an opening-lap collision with the German driver that effectively ended...
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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 - 12:21 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest from NASCAR racing at Darlington Raceway on Saturday (all times EDT): ___ 3:12 p.m. Denny Hamlin's winning touch at Darlington continued Saturday as the two-time Southern 500 champion won the pole to try and defend his title. Hamlin had a fast lap of 173.571 mph...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the third free practice at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The Formula One race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 01, 2018 - 7:23 am
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari will be hopeful of ending an eight-year wait for a win at its home track after taking the front two places on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix for the first time since 2000. Surprisingly, it was Kimi Raikkonen who edged his teammate and title hopeful Sebastian Vettel...
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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 - 11:44 am
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 - 8:45 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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