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Auto racing: Norman native Christopher Bell set for NASCAR Cup debut at Daytona 500

A life spent going in circles was Christopher Bell’s dream. But the Oklahoma-born race car driver’s life away from the track...

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Okies in NASCAR Cup Series: Christopher Bell on way to becoming most prominent Oklahoman in NASCAR's elite series

Christopher Bell is on his way to becoming the most accomplished Oklahoman to drive in the NASCAR Cup Series as the Norman...

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Daytona 500: Norman native Christopher Bell headlines bumper crop of NASCAR rookies

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Christopher Bell started to unzip his firesuit and attach a microphone at a TV session with Fox when...

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List of sports events affected by new virus from China

ATHLETICSWorld indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9...

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AP Sportlight

Feb. 231935 — George "The Iceman" Woolf makes history, riding Azucar to victory in the inaugural Santa Anita Handicap. Azucar...

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Mercedes dominant again in Formula One preseason testing

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Using its innovative steering wheel system, Mercedes continued to dominate in Formula One preseason...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has put the labor ball in the players' hands.In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team...

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F1 tests: Mercedes innovates with wheel adjustment system

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Veteran Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time on the second day of Formula One preseason testing on...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

NBAINDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — John Beilein didn't make it through one NBA season.Wildly successful at Michigan and other stops...

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Newman released from hospital; Chastain to race Las Vegas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman was released from a Florida hospital Wednesday, about 42 hours after his frightening crash...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESPennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy LubeSite: Las VegasSchedule: Friday, practice, 4:05 p.m....

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Hamilton, Bottas clock fastest times as F1 testing starts

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas sent an ominous signal to their challengers after...

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Hinchcliffe gets Indy 500 ride, 3 total races with Andretti

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Andretti's driver lineup is locked and loaded for May.He already had two race winners, two of...

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Raikkonen on course to break F1 record for most race starts

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Former champion Kimi Raikkonen enters the new season with a chance to break Formula One's record for...

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Virologist: Tokyo Olympics probably couldn't be held now

TOKYO (AP) — A respected Japanese virologist on Wednesday said if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn't...

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Alfa Romeo, Haas unveil cars before start of F1 preseason

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Formula One teams Alfa Romeo and Haas unveiled their cars for the new season on Wednesday.Former...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the...

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Ryan Newman Daytona 500 crash shows racing never truly safe

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt's death on the final lap of the Daytona 500 may have saved Ryan Newman's...

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Newman awake, speaking after horrific Daytona 500 crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors a day after his horrific...

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Blaney's attempted push of Newman led to violent crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Drafting, blocking and bumping are essential elements of racing on NASCAR's fastest tracks. When...

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Hamlin and Newman contrast risk and reward at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a single thrilling lap around NASCAR's most storied track, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman displayed...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

SportsMay 5, 2019

Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Trump pardons ex-San Francisco 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner...

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List of sports events affected by the coronavirus outbreak

ATHLETICSWorld indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

AUTO RACINGDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won his second straight Daytona 500 and third overall, beating Ryan Blaney...

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Beijing auto show is latest event delayed by virus fears

BEIJING (AP) — The Beijing auto show, the industry's biggest global event of the year, is being postponed in response to the...

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Ryan Newman's latest terrifying crash sends him to hospital

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman has barrel-rolled his way through many terrifying crashes over his 20-year NASCAR...

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Denny Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Ryan Newman hospitalized

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman flipped across the finish line, his Ford planted upside down and on fire, a grim...

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NASCAR says Ryan Newman in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries following Daytona 500 crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR says Ryan Newman in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries following Daytona...

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Johnson fails to finish following wreck in final Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson tugged at his baseball cap, walked to a golf cart and sat backward on the dash for a...

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Denny Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500 in photo finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New year, another Denny Hamlin win in the Daytona 500.And Joe Gibbs still has the team to beat in...

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Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR's Daytona 500 for second straight year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR's Daytona 500 for second straight year.

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NASCAR execs give friendly wave around to fans at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Greetings, from NASCAR.Seven NASCAR executives were stationed at entrances around Daytona...

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Biles wins third Laureus award; Messi, Hamilton share men's

BERLIN (AP) — Gymnastics star Simone Biles was named the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year for the third time on Monday, while...

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Rain postpones Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump's visit

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR's season...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

NBACHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on...

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Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became...

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Trump fans wait in long lines to see president, Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was wearing his firesuit and had just finished signing autographs for fans stuck...

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2-time Daytona 500 champ Johnson ready for one final ride

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's golf cart ride to a meet-and-greet was scrapped Sunday because of tightened...

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Dale Jr. alters approach to flying after scary plane crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent decades taking risks on the track and in the air.He’s trying to minimize...

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Noah Gragson gives Earnhardt another win at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Noah Gragson won his first career Xfinity Series race when Saturday's opener was stopped on the...

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Johnson 'energized' for likely final Daytona 500 start

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla (AP) — The last chance to appreciate Jimmie Johnson leading the field at the Daytona 500 may come during the...

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Joey Logano leads final practice before Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano paced an uneventful final practice before the Daytona 500.Logano led eight Ford drivers...

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Manufacturers to stick with brand loyalty in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After Joe Gibbs Racing swept last year’s Daytona 500 with a trio of Toyota drivers, Joey Logano...

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Trump looks to rev up his base at Daytona 500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is out to rev up his appeal with a key voting demographic — NASCAR fans — as he takes...

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PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd...

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Friday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo...

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Ready for closeup? NASCAR funnyman Bowyer expands Fox gig

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clint Bowyer slips into the TV production studio, sweat glistening on his forehead, sits down on a...

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Trump's Daytona: NASCAR fans revved for presidential visit

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Stroll through the Daytona infield and fans can grab a seat next to President Donald Trump and get a...

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Grant Enfinger wins wild Truck Series opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR opened the Truck Series season with one fiery crash, a truck stuck on its roof and Grrant...

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With champs in tow, Gibbs stands tall as class of NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla (AP) — Joe Gibbs was trying to apologize. His driver won another checkered flag at Daytona — the same track...

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Penske increases Indy 500 purse as part of 2020 changes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske has upped the ante for this year's Indianapolis 500.The purse will increase roughly $2 million...

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Hill, Sorenson latest underdogs to give Daytona 500 a shot

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Timmy Hill needed to race into the Daytona 500 to keep his underfunded team off life support. Reed...

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Daytona 500 up for grabs as no clear theme has emerged

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first four events leading into the Daytona 500 have produced four different winners. Ricky...

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Daytona 500 purse in high gear, topping $23 million

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will dole out a record $23.6 million to the 40 drivers racing in the Daytona 500.The...

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Drivers competing in the 2020 Daytona 500

The 40 drivers competing in the 2020 Daytona 500, in order of starting position:___No. 47 Chevrolet, JTG-Daugherty...

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Hamilton sees a 'sign of weakness' when rivals doubt him

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton sees “a sign of weakness” when his rivals start doubting his ability to handle pressure.The...

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Logano, Byron win Daytona 500 qualifying races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano and William Byron won the qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500.The...

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Suarez wrecks in qualifier, fails to land Daytona 500 spot

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suarez needed to race his way into the Daytona 500. He ended up wrecking out.Suarez's No. 96...

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Track: 5th straight sellout for season-opening Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fifth consecutive year.Daytona International Speedway announced...

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President Trump to give command to start engines at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will give the command for drivers to start their engines before the Daytona...

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NASCAR's guessing game: Trying to predict the Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Survival is the most important skill in the Daytona 500.NASCAR’s season opener is a three-hour,...

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NASCAR renames championship trophy after France family

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The trophy awarded to NASCAR's champion will be called the Bill France Cup beginning this season.The...

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Bell, Reddick, Custer headline bumper crop of NASCAR rookies

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Christopher Bell started to unzip his firesuit and attach a microphone at a TV session with Fox when...

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NASCAR signs Verizon to upgrade wireless, wifi at 12 tracks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR announced a deal with Verizon on Thursday intended to give fans at its 12 racetracks better...

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Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the...

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DAYTONA NOTEBOOK: Jimmie Johnson mulls his 2021 options

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has eyes on a possible IndyCar ride. Oh, and Formula One. Sports cars, mountain...

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IndyCar drivers like safety, still learning new aeroscreens

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar was supposed to have two full days of preseason testing this week for drivers and teams to get all...

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NASCAR drivers anticipate changes to Speedweeks next year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Speedweeks is facing a significant shakeup.The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Valentine’s Day in 2021,...

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Ricciardo hopes team bonding can lead to F1 podiums in 2020

PARIS (AP) — Having gone a full Formula One season without a single podium finish, Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo is itching...

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Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to virus

LONDON (AP) — Formula One organizers on Wednesday postponed the Chinese Grand Prix that was due to be staged in Shanghai in...

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Formula One's governing body says Shanghai Grand Prix scheduled for April postponed due to virus

LONDON (AP) — Formula One's governing body says Shanghai Grand Prix scheduled for April postponed due to virus.

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Ferrari hopes new car will lead to fewer mistakes

REGGIO EMILIA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari team members acknowledged that they need to “learn from mistakes” committed last season as...

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Busch has done it all in NASCAR, except win the Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch has partied in victory lane at every NASCAR track from Darlington to Dover, from Bristol...

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Daytona 500: A rich, storied history on the Fun Coast

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona Beach became the unofficial “Birthplace of Speed” in 1903 when two men argued over who had...

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Column: NASCAR has wild first 48 hours of Speedweeks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is off to an intriguing start and the season has barely begun.In the first 48 hours, Ricky...

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IndyCar's Josef Newgarden would trade title for Indy 500 win

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Josef Newgarden has already won two IndyCar Series championships and heads into the 2020 season chasing...

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Hendrick extends primary sponsorship deal with Axalta

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports has agreed to a five-year extension with primary sponsor Axalta through the 2027...

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After signing sponsor, Mercedes awaits Hamilton to commit

LONDON (AP) — Now that Mercedes has signed a sponsorship with one of Britain's richest people, the Formula One team has to...

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Kallita wins third straight, takes Top Fuel at NHRA Pomona

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Doug Kalitta earned his third straight Top Fuel win, going 3.698 seconds at 330.23 mph in his dragster at...

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Jones wins crash-fest at Daytona to open NASCAR season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first race of the NASCAR season was a demolition derby that turned Daytona International...

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Keselowski plays repair man in rush to fix Daytona 500 car

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla (AP) — Brad Keselowski worked overtime to get his Ford ready for Daytona 500 qualifying. Keselowski...

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Stenhouse wins Daytona 500 pole in debut with new team

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. needed just two days to get his new team to the top.Stenhouse won the pole...

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Self wins ARCA opener at Daytona, edges rising star Deegan

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Self took home the first trophy of Speedweeks. Hailee Deegan settled for making history at...

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2014 NASCAR champion Harvick signs 2-year extension with SHR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick put a mic drop on his TV broadcasting career and turned off the dial on his radio...

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Johnson eyes 2nd straight win in Daytona exhibition event

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The last trophy won by Jimmie Johnson sits in his youngest daughter's bedroom, where it will likely...

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It's OK to reject your rental car. Here are five cases where you should ask for another

Older vehicles are more likely to break down or leave you with a frivolous damage claim.

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Lawmaker's privilege ties up case against ex-NASCAR driver

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For a year and a half, a Virginia mother of seven young girls has been frustrated by repeated delays in...

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Johnson drops "Chasing 8" motto before final NASCAR season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has been chasing NASCAR history for so long that his relentless pursuit of rewriting...

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The Force is with NHRA as drag racing season begins

Proof that John Force isn’t slowing down in his old age came in September when he rocketed down a drag strip at 324 mph to win...

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Deegan begins march to NASCAR's big leagues at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There was nothing special about Hailie Deegan's sports car debut as she raced around the road course...

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Supercars champ McLaughlin gets IndyCar seat with Penske

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Team Penske will give Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin a shot at IndyCar with a seat in the road...

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Bourdais and rookie Kellett complete Foyt's IndyCar lineup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — AJ Foyt Racing has completed its IndyCar lineup and will use Sebastien Bourdais and rookie Dalton...

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Change looming as NASCAR season arrives with Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The sky isn’t falling — or at least it doesn’t feel that way — as NASCAR heads into the first of two...

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Tony Stewart seizes spotlight on night of celebrating Smoke

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For one of the first times in his life, Tony Stewart showed up overdressed.Smoke wore a tuxedo to his...

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Mother, son charged in theft of Formula 1 heiress' jewelry

LONDON (AP) — A mother and son from Romania made their first court appearance Saturday after being charged in the December...

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Stewart headlines celebratory night for Joe Gibbs Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart, the throwback, blue-collar “People's Champion” of NASCAR, is once again the headline...

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the...

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Versatile race-car driver John Andretti dies at 56

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Andretti carved out his own niche in one of the world's most successful racing families.He became the...

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Gibbs brings Stewart and Labonte into NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs was still reeling from the death of his oldest son when he arrived at last year’s Daytona 500....

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Tony Kanaan closing IndyCar career with 5 final oval races

Tony Kanaan will close his wildly popular IndyCar career this season on a farewell tour of oval tracks and the Indianapolis...

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Formula 1 will alter calendar for coronavirus if needed

PARIS (AP) — Formula One is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in China and will modify its race calendar if...

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Virus in China affects sports events, Olympic qualifiers

GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing concern about the spread of a new virus in China, international sports in the country have been...

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Daniel Suarez gets NASCAR ride 2 weeks before Daytona 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez landed a job two weeks before the NASCAR season begins when Gaunt Brothers Racing signed...

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Penske drivers ready to perform after huge offseason shakeup

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Team Penske won the championship last year in every series it competes except NASCAR. Doesn't mean it was...

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Wayne Taylor obliterates Rolex 24 field without his sons

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Taylor raised two sons to become world-class sports car drivers. In the biggest event in North...

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IMSA's top class cleared to compete at Le Mans in 2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — IMSA will create a new car for its top class that will be eligible to race at the 24 Hours of Le...

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Team Penske eyes first Rolex 24 win since return 3 years ago

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — At the Team Penske annual preseason breakfast, Roger Penske took the unusual step to single out one...

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Mazda Team Joest wins 2nd consecutive Rolex 24 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mazda Team Joest won the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a session shortened when Ricky Taylor...

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Ferrucci switches cars at Coyne for upcoming IndyCar season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Santino Ferrucci has been promoted into the seat vacated by four-time series champion Sebastien...

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GM to open racing tech center near Charlotte Motor Speedway

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte...

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Kimball scores full IndyCar season with AJ Foyt Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlie Kimball and his longtime sponsor will move to AJ Foyt Racing for the upcoming IndyCar season....

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Kyle Busch has 2 NASCAR titles and an eye on at least 5 more

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The way Kyle Busch sees it, there is a flaw in the championship ring NASCAR awarded him last...

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Kyle Larson finally wins elusive Chili Bowl in 13th try

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kyle Larson scored one of the biggest victories of his career by ending an 0-for-12 streak to finally win...

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Sainz wins a third Dakar Rally title, rider Brabec his first

QIDDIYA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Carlos Sainz confirmed his third Dakar Rally triumph on Friday after ensuring defending champion...

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Sainz pads Dakar Rally leader after rivals make wrong turns

SHUBAYTAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Dakar Rally leader Carlos Sainz took advantage of navigation mistakes by title rivals Nasser...

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NASCAR to run Xfinity race on Indy road course for 1st time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske already is making changes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.It looks like more are on the way,...

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AP Photos: Navigating the desert in the Dakar Rally

Spanish motorcyclist Sara Garcia searches for a tool inside a red metallic box during one of the world's toughest races, gazing...

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Scott McLaughlin hopes to be IndyCar-bound with Penske team

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — A two-time touring car champion in Australia, Scott McLaughlin is hoping his next stop will be the...

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NASCAR changes rules to try to improve short-track racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has changed the rules on its aerodynamic package for short tracks and road courses because the...

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Swedish driver Ericsson lands hot chocolate company sponsor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A hot chocolate company led by Hollywood stuntman and occasional racer Stanton Barrett has signed as...

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Monday Sports In Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest...

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A look back at other infamous cheating scandals in sports

The fallout from baseball's latest sign-stealing scandal is beginning to take shape. Houston manager AJ Hinch is out of a job,...

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Dakar minus grieving motorbike riders gives drivers problems

WADI AL-DAWASIR, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Carlos Sainz stayed in front at the Dakar Rally as the leading drivers struggled with...

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Indianapolis ramping up prep work for 2022 championship game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Susan Baughman will spend this weekend getting learning the nuances of putting on a national championship...

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Peterhansel wins Dakar 4th stage, Sainz stays in front

AL ULA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Stephane Peterhansel finally made his mark on the first Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia when he won the...

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Leagues finally cash in on sports betting by selling data

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming...

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Sainz latest new leader after Dakar Rally 3rd stage

NEOM, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Two-time winner Carlos Sainz became the third new leader of the Dakar Rally after winning the third...

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Verstappen extends deal with F1 team Red Bull through 2023

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Max Verstappen extended his contract with Red Bull in Formula One until the end of the 2023...

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Penske shuffles crew chiefs for Logano, Keselowski, Blaney

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Team Penske has overhauled the crew chief assignments for all three of its Cup Series teams.Joey...

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De Villiers wins Dakar Rally 2nd stage, Terranova new leader

NEOM, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Orlando Terranova became the new Dakar Rally leader after finishing second on the tricky second stage...

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Roger Penske takes ownership of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Roger Penske completed his purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, becoming just the fourth owner of the historic...

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Bourdais, Hinchcliffe casualties of cruel IndyCar offseason

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais spent a day in early November helping IndyCar iron out the wrinkles on its newest...

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Kyle Busch brings the Rowdy show to the Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fresh from a holiday trip to the Bahamas, NASCAR's newest two-time champion raced back to the track...

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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the...

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Leclerc signs new contract with Ferrari through 2024

Charles Leclerc signed a new contract with Ferrari through to the end of the 2024 Formula One season on Monday.Leclerc joined...

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Junior Johnson, "The Last American Hero," dies at 88

Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson, the moonshine runner turned NASCAR driver described as “The Last American Hero” by author Tom...

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Junior Johnson, the North Carolina moonshine runner who went on to a NASCAR Hall of Fame racing career, has died at 88

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Junior Johnson, the North Carolina moonshine runner who went on to a NASCAR Hall of Fame racing career,...

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Coyne hires Spanish driver Palou for full IndyCar season

Dale Coyne hired Spanish driver Alex Palou to drive the 2020 IndyCar season Thursday, the latest twist in a wild offseason of...

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Hailie Deegan jumps to Ford to fast-tack her racing career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hailie Deegan, a rising 18-year-old star in motorsports, was named a development driver with Ford...

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Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke

Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death...

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Formula 1 heiress' jewel collection reported stolen in raid

LONDON (AP) — London police are investigating the theft of a large cache of “high value jewelry” reported stolen from the...

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Cricket World Cup winner Stokes takes BBC's top sports award

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Cricket World Cup winner Ben Stokes ended a sensational 2019 by claiming the BBC's Sports Personality...

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Police remove car over similarity to one used in attack

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Charlottesville Police Department is taking a Dodge Challenger out of service because of its...

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Man convicted in 2017 Charlottesville car attack to appeal

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man plans to appeal his convictions for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotestors...

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AP Exclusive: Felix Sabates to retire from NASCAR ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In his den overlooking the 14th hole at Quail Hollow, there are a handful of reminders of Felix Sabates'...

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Crew chief Pearn leaving NASCAR to spend time with family

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cole Pearn, considered one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR, is leaving the sport to spend more time...

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Anti-doping agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next...

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Chase Elliott gets 2nd most popular NASCAR driver award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott's run as NASCAR's most popular driver hit two consecutive years when he was voted as the...

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South Carolina fan wins Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Vaughn, a longtime volunteer and leader with the South Carolina-based Project HOPE Foundation that...

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Joe Gibbs honored with NASCAR's award of excellence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected...

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NASCAR signs 4 premier partners to sponsor Cup Series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR has signed Busch Beer, Coca-Cola, Geico and Xfinity as its “premier partners" in a change to its...

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NASCAR goes back to its roots with a huge Nashville blowout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch toted his championship trophy all over Nashville for photo opportunities. He opened his...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

NFLSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan for one game for saying Baltimore...

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Darius Rucker to perform pre-race concert before Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will perform a pre-race concert before the Daytona 500...

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Hamilton won’t rule out future move to Ferrari

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton appeared to open the door for a possible...

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Hamilton seals easy 11th victory of F1 championship season

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton’s 11th victory of another dominant season proved so easy...

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Hamilton says he’s flattered by Ferrari’s praise

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A laughing Lewis Hamilton did little to quash rumors of a potential move from Mercedes...

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F1: World champion Hamilton takes pole at Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand...

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Ferrari chief happy to consider possibility of Hamilton move

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The prospect of six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton driving for Ferrari in the...

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Bottas best in 2nd practice for Abu Dhabi GP then crashes

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest in the second practice for the season-ending...

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Latifi anticipates tough F1 debut with Williams next season

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi anticipates his Formula One debut for the struggling...

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Ferrari’s Leclerc pledges to behave better at Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Charles Leclerc pledges to behave better at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend,...

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NASCAR punishes 4 teams for tampering with season finale

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has fined three car owners $50,000 each and penalized their teams for manipulating the...

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Bourdais to move to IMSA after split with Dale Coyne Racing

Sebastian Bourdais parted ways with Dale Coyne Racing on Friday and will move from IndyCar to sports cars in IMSA in 2020.The...

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Johnson ready to end NASCAR grind and move on with life

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson handed out mini bottles of Patron at his retirement announcement — so perfectly on brand...

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7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson sat down next to Jeff Gordon at a 2001 driver meeting and asked the champion if he had...

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Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing after next season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing after next season.

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Citroën withdraws from rally in wake of Ogier’s departure

BRUSSELS (AP) — Citroën is withdrawing from next year’s world rally championship following the decision of six-time world...

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Column: NASCAR bullish on future after promising rebound

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated.Just...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. named honorary starter for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the honorary starter for the 2020 Daytona 500, making him part of the...

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Ferrari’s troubles deepen at Brazilian GP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ferrari hoped the Brazilian Grand Prix would bring some relief after poor performances and even accusations of...

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Harvick fails to rally overmatched Ford in NASCAR finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ford v Toyota flopped for the blue oval at the track.Kevin Harvick was the lone Ford driver in the...

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Robert Hight wins 3rd NHRA Funny Car season title

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car season title and second in three years Sunday by advancing to...

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Kyle Busch leads Gibbs trio to win 2nd NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory...

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Sticky Situation: Hamlin’s title run ends with tape gaffe

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin's championship run was foiled by the tale of the tape.Hamlin's air of confidence came...

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Gibbs wins 5th NASCAR title in season dedicated to late son

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs won the first race, the last race and more than a dozen in between. His most dominating season...

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The Latest: Kyle Busch wins NASCAR’s Cup Series championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local):6:20 p.m.Kyle Busch has won his second...

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Kyle Busch wins second NASCAR Cup Series championship, taking season finale at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch wins second NASCAR Cup Series championship, taking season finale at Homestead.

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Verstappen wins Brazilian GP, Ferraris self-destruct

SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a...

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NASCAR touts gains but knows short track racing needs work

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will attempt to improve the racing at short tracks in 2020 after the rules package introduced...

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Steve Torrence tops qualifying at NHRA season finale

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Points leader Steve Torrence jumped to the No. 1 spot in the final Top Fuel qualifying session Saturday...

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Reddick wins 2nd consecutive Xfinity Series championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Reddick won his second consecutive Xfinity Series championship by snatching the lead away from...

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Dead Heat: No clear favorite in NASCAR championship race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch, weary from the hype surrounding NASCAR’s championship race, just wanted to end his media...

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Oh, what a beating! Toyota on a tear entering Cup finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ed Laukes strolled onto the stage with his chest seemingly puffed out. The Toyota executive corrected...

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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen takes pole at Brazilian GP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took pole position on Saturday for the Brazilian Grand Prix.It’s the second career...

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NASCAR championship push tinged with sadness for Joe Gibbs

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs keeps mementos of his late son on his office desk. There's a photo of a little girl who could...

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Senna celebrations at Brazilian GP 25 years after his death

SAO PAULO (AP) — With little at stake at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, the Formula One race is an opportunity for fans...

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Last hurrah for Homestead: track hosts final title races

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — In many ways, Homestead-Miami Speedway was the ideal spot for NASCAR’s “championship weekend.”Great...

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Rookie crew chief Gabehart has Hamlin on verge of 1st title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — As Denny Hamlin angrily tried to charge after Joey Logano in a post-race fracas, only one person was...

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Crafton grabs Truck Series championship in winless season

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Matt Crafton won a championship without winning a race, an unprecedented feat under NASCAR’s new...

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Matt Hagan tops Funny Car qualifying at NHRA finale

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Funny Car championship contender Matt Hagan topped qualifying Friday at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA...

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Recovering Ferraris dominate first Brazilian GP practices

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc dominated practice at Interlagos on Friday for the Brazilian Grand Prix,...

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Fire burns for Stewart as he chases another NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart was convalescing from a nasty wreck, and he was depressed because, as he cracked, "if you...

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Suarez ousted at Stewart-Haas for Cole Custer promotion

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suarez said he thought he had the money needed to keep his seat at Stewart-Haas Racing. The...

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Bell, Custer, Reddick go for Xfinity title before Cup jump

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick are moving up the NASCAR ranks, giving the Xfinity...

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Hamilton unveils new Senna tribute helmet at Brazilian GP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has unveiled another helmet in tribute to his boyhood hero Ayrton Senna at...

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NASCAR’s Cup Series finale sells out for 6th straight year

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR says the Cup Series season finale is sold out for the sixth consecutive year.Homestead-Miami...

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Hamilton expects to sort out new F1 contract soon

SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he hopes to sort out his next contract soon, but...

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NASCAR’s final 4 in fun mode ahead of championship race

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three contenders for the NASCAR championship have already given Kyle Busch a good run for the money...

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Bottas trusts secret plan to beat Hamilton in 2020 F1

SAO PAULO (AP) — Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas has a plan to beat Formula One champion and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton...

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NASCAR, NBC Sports launching TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR and NBC Sports are set to launch a new streaming service that will include exclusive motorsports...

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Friesen, Moffitt, Chastain, Crafton race for Trucks title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain had the talent to compete for a NASCAR championship. The path he took to race for the...

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Brazil’s major cities lock horns for F1 race after 2020

SAO PAULO (AP) — Once a year, racing fans across South America flock to the region’s only Formula One Grand Prix in the...

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Jordan Taylor to become Corvette factory driver in 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Taylor is leaving his father’s sports car team to become a factory driver for Corvette Racing in...

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Tifft leaves Front Row Motorsports to focus on health

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Tifft has parted ways with Front Row Motorsports to focus on his health after suffering a seizure...

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Hamilton hopes new 2021 rules bring F1’s best era in years

SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton believes new rules in place for the 2021 season onward could give...

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AP NewsAlert

NEW YORK (AP) — Major league home run leader Pete Alonso of the New York Mets wins NL Rookie of the Year award.

Business

Column: Gibbs walks fine line managing 3 title contenders

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is a retired Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles who changed course in his...

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Logano can't defend NASCAR title after mystery slide

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano's promising start to the afternoon fell apart with a slow, helpless slide though the field...

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Hamlin races way into championship field with Phoenix win

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin adamantly insisted 'it's not over" after a critical mistake last week put the Daytona 500...

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Allgaier wins at Phoenix to race for Xfinity championship

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Allgaier raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season Saturday at ISM Raceway...

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Penske Perfect: Indy goes to right man

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — He doesn't golf, fish or hunt. Roger Penske doesn't particularly have time for hobbies.The automobile...

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Kyle Busch wins pole for playoff race at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch won the pole and all eight title contenders qualified in the top 10 for the final race to...

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Wallace fined $50,000 by NASCAR for intentional spin

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Wallace said he wasn't worried about repercussions for intentionally causing a caution because...

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Stewart Friesen overcomes early penalty to win in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stewart Friesen held off Brandon Jones in the last two laps at ISM Raceway on Friday night to earn a...

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Intentional cautions take spotlight in NASCAR playoffs

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin thought he was the favorite to win NASCAR's championship but now finds himself in danger of...

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Bale and Damon go into overdrive for 'Ford v Ferrari'

NEW YORK (AP) — France's legendary Le Mans race, the central contest depicted in James Mangold's "Ford v Ferrari," runs more...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSMOSCOW (AP) — Russia hardened its line on a doping issue which could threaten the country's participation at next...

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Penske jumped at chance to protect iconic Indianapolis track

Roger Penske spent part of Tuesday walking Indianapolis Motor Speedway, using a cool, sunny day to look over the historic venue...

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Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series

Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed...

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Top moments in the history of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the IndyCar Series and other properties controlled by the Hulman family are being sold to Penske...

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Hulman & Company selling Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series and other properties to Penske Entertainment Corp.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hulman & Company selling Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series and other properties to Penske...

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Kyle Busch to represent Lexus with debut at Rolex for Vasser

PLANO, Texas (AP) — NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch will enter the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race in conjunction...

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Hamilton closing in on Schumacher's 7 F1 titles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One by one, Lewis Hamilton has passed the great drivers of Formula One.Except one.And now Hamilton is...

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Brittany Force races to Top Fuel victory at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittany Force raced to her second Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Dodge NHRA Nationals to pull...

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Harvick has Cup title shot after 3rd straight Texas fall win

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR's finale. With...

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The Latest: Harvick wins at Texas again for another Cup shot

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):6:10 p.m.Kevin Harvick has...

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Bottas' best win and best season lost in Hamilton's shadow

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — From uncertainty about his future, to his best year in Formula One, Mercedes's other driver, Valtteri...

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US Grand Prix Results

1. (77) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 56 laps, 1:33.55.7, 25.2. (44) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 56, +4.148 seconds behind, 18.3....

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Hamilton clinches F1 championship No. 6 at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton could have settled in for a nice Sunday drive to win the Formula One championship.There was...

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins 6th Formula One world title at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins 6th Formula One world title at US Grand Prix.

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Cup rookie Tifft focused on what caused seizure at track

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Matt Tifft is focused on trying to determine what caused his seizure at a racetrack that ended his...

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Bell leads half of Texas race for win and Xfinity title shot

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Christopher Bell led 101 of the 200 laps, claimed both stages and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Texas...

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Jack Beckman has record run to top Funny Car qualifying

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Beckman made the quickest Funny Car run in The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway history Saturday night...

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Harvick on pole at Texas while other Cup contenders in clump

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick will start from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway after a qualifying lap of 189.707 mph...

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Hamilton to start 5th at US Grand Prix as he chases F1 title

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's race start at the U.S. Grand Prix will be far from ideal. His position in the season...

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Logano in another rift as he eyes title shot at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Joey Logano has again arrived at Texas in the middle of a rift with another playoff contender after...

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US Grand Prix Lineup

1. (77) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 1:33.7502. (5) Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1:33.7663. (33) Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing...

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Kurt Busch, sponsor staying with Ganassi on multiyear deal

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch will go into his 21st NASCAR Cup season next year without having to answer questions about...

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Brittany Force has fastest run in NHRA Top Fuel history

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittany Force made the fastest run in NHRA Top Fuel history Friday at 338.17 mph at The Strip at Las Vegas...

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F1: Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cold and bumpy in the morning, fast in the afternoon.Lewis Hamilton set the early pace for the U.S. Grand...

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Expanding US footprint is like walking in quicksand for F1

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One officials have dreamed of expanding in the U.S. since the day the series returned to American...

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Hamlin racing for NASCAR title with torn labrum in shoulder

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Denny Hamlin can put off until after the season the surgery he needs to repair a torn labrum in his...

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Hinch-clipped: McLaren boss calls IndyCar change business

The head of McLaren said Friday its IndyCar team will pay James Hinchcliffe not to drive for them in 2020, a change of...

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Patriots QB Tom Brady impressed with Hamilton's F1 career

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is really impressed by his neighbor's driving.That would be Formula One driver Lewis...

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ESPN and Formula One reach new 3-year US broadcast deal

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One and ESPN have agreed to a new three-year deal to keep the series on the network and on ABC in...

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F1: Verstappen calls Hamilton jabs disrespectful

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Max Verstappen is happy to take all the space Lewis Hamilton will give him — in his head.Verstappen fired...

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F1 unveils news rules for 2021 to improve competition

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Closer racing and smaller budgets.Formula One hopes it has found the formula to close the gap between...

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Hinch looks forward to maple syrup, an NHL game after firing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — James Hinchcliffe said he was "shocked" to learn Arrow McLaren SP was dumping him from his 2020 seat in...

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Hamilton on 'good hunting ground' at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has a certain love affair with the rolling hills and scrub land in the heart of Texas.It's...

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Burnouts on Hollywood Blvd: F1 drivers bring racing to LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo visited Los Angeles for the first time about five years ago after his cousin moved here,...

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English soccer club Derby fires captain in car-crash fallout

DERBY, England (AP) — English soccer club Derby has fired captain Richard Keogh for gross misconduct following an internal...

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McLaren confirms Askew and O'Ward for 2020 IndyCar lineup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — From the moment McLaren said it was teaming with Sam Schmidt's IndyCar team, all participants stressed...

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Truex quietly rolling toward a 2nd NASCAR championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. struggled on short tracks for 15 years before he finally snapped his streak of futility...

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AP sources: Hinchcliffe to be replaced at new McLaren team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — James Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, two people with direct...

Health

Tifft to miss final 3 races of NASCAR season after seizure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Tifft will miss the final three races of the NASCAR season after suffering a seizure at...

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NASCAR: Logano crew member suspended for tackling Hamlin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR suspended a member of Joey Logano's crew Monday for this weekend's race at Texas after the tire...

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Column: Truex rout creates chaos in NASCAR's playoff field

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch is slowly coughing away his championship chances and Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano are...

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Tony Stewart to drive Cup car for demonstration in Austin

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will drive a stock car for the first time since he retired from NASCAR in 2016 when he...

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen wastes victory chance in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Max Verstappen will go to the U.S. Grand Prix mad about what might have been in Mexico.The Red Bull driver...

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Truex wins at Martinsville to earn spot in championship race

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was celebrating the victory that locked him into NASCAR's title race when he heard...

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Hamilton beats Ferrari front row to Mexico City win

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton got the Mexican victory party he craved. He'll have to wait another week for a sixth career...

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Verstappen stripped of pole at Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Max Verstappen turned in a brilliant lap to snatch a surprising pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix.Then...

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Denny Hamlin wins pole for playoff race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has won the pole at Martinsville Speedway, where the five-time winner will attempt to...

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Gilliland scores 1st victory in trucks with Martinsville win

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Todd Gilliland won his first career Truck Series race by holding off championship contender Ross...

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Elliott blows engine in opening minutes of playoff practice

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Chase Elliott had just one plan after his engine failed in the opening minutes of practice for the...

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Matt Tifft becomes ill at Martinsville, taken to hospital

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Matt Tifft fell ill before practice at Martinsville Speedway and was taken to a hospital for...

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F1: Albon still hoping for 2020 seat with Red Bull

MEXICO CITY (AP) — If Alex Albon still needs to do more to impress Red Bull into signing him for 2020, he'll want a better...

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F1: Ferrari's Vettel leads the way at Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ferrari flexed the muscle that makes it a favorite to win the Mexican Grand Prix.Two-time defending race...

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Hamlin and Gibbs group go to Martinsville as title favorites

All the momentum is with Denny Hamlin headed to Martinsville Speedway for the opening race of the third round of NASCAR's...

Health

Hamilton and drivers say F1 should be more eco-friendly

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Formula One is a global series with a large carbon footprint.Teams, drivers and fans fly to 21 races around...

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Ferrari aims for pole and to avoid team duel in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Across the Formula One paddock, Ferrari is seen as the front-row favorite in the Mexican Grand Prix.The...