Automobile racing

Kyle Busch drives during the early laps of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, Calif., Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Rachel Luna)
March 17, 2019 - 5:59 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty's NASCAR record with his 200th career victory across the three national series Sunday by using an impressive late surge through the field following a speeding penalty to win the Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway. Busch dominated the first two...
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Crew members push Jimmie Johnson's car to the track during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, Calif., Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Rachel Luna)
March 17, 2019 - 4:41 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local): 2:32 p.m. Kyle Busch has won the first two stages of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Fontana as he closes in on his 200th career victory across NASCAR's three major series. Busch led 100 of the first 120 laps and...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland celebrates after winning the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Bottas won ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton of Britain while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands placed third. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Valterri Bottas can't really explain how he got from playing the loyal lieutenant to Lewis Hamilton and failing to win a race last season, to upstaging his Mercedes teammate for victory in Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix. A lot of soul-searching over...
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March 16, 2019 - 7:40 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Cole Custer postponed Kyle Busch's historic 200th victory for at least one more day. Custer held off Busch to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, preventing Busch from tying Richard Petty's record with his 200th win across NASCAR's three...
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A tribute to Charlie Whiting, the former FIA Formula One Race Director who recently passed away, is on the front of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton's car during the final practice session for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 16, 2019. The first race of the year is Sunday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
March 16, 2019 - 3:22 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton produced the fastest lap ever at the Australian Grand Prix to take pole position at the Formula One season opener for the sixth consecutive year. The five-time world champion overhauled teammate Valtteri Bottas' leading time with seconds remaining to top...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014, file photo, Charlie Whiting, International Automobile Federation, or FIA, Race Director, gestures answering a question during a news conference at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit , in Sochi, Russia. The governing body for international auto racing says its Formula One director Whiting has died from a pulmonary embolism. He was 66. The FIA issued a statement Thursday, March 14, saying Whiting died in Melbourne, where the season-opening Australian Grand Prix will be raced on Sunday. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
March 14, 2019 - 1:12 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton described Charlie Whiting as a pillar of Formula One and an icon of the sport. Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel recalled the veteran race director being a "driver's man" and a diplomat. Drivers, team bosses and fans expressed...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2016, file photo, Tony Stewart is greeted by fans during driver introductions before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The three-time NASCAR champion headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame that were announced Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 13, 2019 - 5:24 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Stewart joined Neil Bonnett, a popular member of the "Alabama Gang," two-time Xfinity Series champion Sam Ard, former Daytona 500 winner Marvin Panch,...
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Kyle Busch (18) drives out of Turn 4 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at ISM Raceway, Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
March 10, 2019 - 6:58 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert. Just like he nearly did last week at Las Vegas. Busch tracked down Ryan Blaney over a long green-flag run before passing his Team Penske rival for the lead with 16 laps to go, then made his fuel and...
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Chip Ganassi Racing driver Felix Rosenqvist (10) of Sweden drives through turn two during the warm up at IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Sunday, March 10, 2019, in St Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 10, 2019 - 2:48 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar season-opening race at St. Petersburg (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Josef Newgarden has won the IndyCar season-opening race to continue Team Penske's strong start to the motorsports season. Team Penske drivers have combined to win two NASCAR...
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Robert Wickens, left, leaves the pit area at the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race in St. Petersburg, Fla., Friday, March 8, 2019. Wickens returned to a race track for the first time since he suffered a major spinal cord injury in a crash six months ago. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
March 10, 2019 - 9:01 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The IndyCar field surprised Robert Wickens with an early 30th birthday celebration before Sunday's race at St. Petersburg. Wickens is at a track for the first time since he suffered a spinal cord injury in an August race. He turns 30 on Wednesday. Wickens was surprised...
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