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Column: Stewart balances personal bliss, professional angst

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart is angry — what else is new? — and wants the record set straight regarding recent business...

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AP Sportlight

Jan. 191937 — Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker and Cy Young are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the second year of voting.1952...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady will take on Aaron Rodgers in a matchup of quarterback legends in the NFC title game.The AFC...

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Friday Sports in Brief

NFLATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Friday to...

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Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — “Mr. Worldwide” is coming to NASCAR.Pitbull has become an ownership partner in new NASCAR team...

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Marco Andretti to step back from full-time IndyCar racing

Marco Andretti will not run the full IndyCar schedule this season as the third-generation driver reprioritizes his racing...

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White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NFLJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer agreed to become head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, leaving the...

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AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

Jan. 201891 — The International YMCA in Springfield, Mass. is the site of the first official basketball game. Peach baskets...

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

NBANEW YORK (AP) — James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a...

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Peterhansel on track to win Dakar Rally with 2 stages left

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Stephane Peterhansel looks set to win a record-extending eighth Dakar Rally car title after holding...

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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

NBANEW YORK (AP) — With five games called off this week already and more teams dealing with virus-related issues, the NBA and...

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F1 season to start in Bahrain after Australian GP postponed

LONDON (AP) — The start of the Formula One season was delayed by one week on Tuesday after the Australian Grand Prix was...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable....

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Formula One season to start in Bahrain after Australian Grand Prix postponed to November

LONDON (AP) — Formula One season to start in Bahrain after Australian Grand Prix postponed to November.

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Detroit auto show to be replaced by outdoor event this year

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's big auto show will not take place as scheduled in September, but will be replaced by an outdoor...

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Three-time Dakar Rally winner Hubert Auriol dies at 68

PARIS (AP) — Hubert Auriol, the first competitor to win the Dakar Rally on a motorbike and in a car, has died. He was 68.The...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles...

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Thursday's Sports In Brief

NFLCLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield hasn’t thrown a football in four days. The Browns haven’t practiced this week.Cleveland’s...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLClemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has made it official — he’s heading to the NFL.Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 QB...

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The Latest: Marshall postpones 2 men's basketball games

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Marshall has postponed a two-game men’s...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

May 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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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Alabama's DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football.Smith became the first...

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Browns place Vernon on IR, 2 players cited for drag racing

CLEVELAND (AP) — Reeling from coach Kevin Stefanski's positive COVID-19 test, the Browns also placed valuable defensive end...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NFLJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars fired coach Doug Marrone on Monday, a little more than 12 hours after...

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F1 negotiations with Australian GP are 'live and active'

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Government officials in Australia are involved in “live and active” negotiations with Formula One...

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Speedy Sir: Lewis Hamilton knighted in year-end royal honors

LONDON (AP) — Lewis Hamilton is now a “Sir” as well as a seven-time Formula One champion.Hamilton received a knighthood...

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Athletes act: Stars rise up against racial injustice in 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform...

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Belarus, Argentina start vaccinations with Russian shots

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus and Argentina launched mass coronavirus vaccinations with the Russian-developed Sputnik V shot on...

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'Unprecedented' mail volume delays Christmas gifts

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Some who mailed holiday presents weeks early this year found they didn't act early enough as Christmas...

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Lamentation for sports in 2020: A year of living virally

Well, had enough yet?Don’t look at the score.How bad did it get?Like nothing before.B.C. (Before Coronavirus)The SetupAn omen,...

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7-time F1 champion Hamilton wins BBC's top sports prize

LONDON (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton capped another successful year by claiming the BBC’s Sports...

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Sergio Perez to race with Red Bull in 2021 season

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Mexican driver Sergio Perez will race alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull next season, the...

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INEOS buys into F1 champ Mercedes in latest sports venture

BRACKLEY, England (AP) — British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has added to his sports investments by buying a third of Formula One...

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The Latest: Sun Belt championship game canceled

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Sun Belt Conference championship game...

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Brazil F1 GP to be held at Sao Paulo's Interlagos until 2025

PARIS (AP) — The Brazilian Grand Prix will remain at its traditional Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo after promoters signed a...

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Yuki Tsunoda joins AlphaTauri to replace Daniil Kvyat

FAENZA, Italy (AP) — Japan will have a driver in Formula One for the first time in seven years after AlphaTauri confirmed...

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23XI Racing fully funded for debut season with Bubba Wallace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 23XI Racing announced a full slate of sponsorship Monday to back the new NASCAR team owned by Michael...

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Victorious Verstappen offers sign of things to come in 2021

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen offered a sign of things to come next year by winning the last race of the Formula One season in...

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F1 star Hamilton vows to fight to improve human rights

World champion Lewis Hamilton vowed not to ignore pleas to improve human rights in Bahrain and other countries where Formula...

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Verstappen takes stunning pole position for Abu Dhabi GP

YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen produced a stunning last lap and beat both Mercedes cars to take...

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Darlington moving NASCAR throwback to Mother's Day

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — NASCAR's popular throwback weekend celebration at Darlington Raceway is moving from Labor Day weekend...

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Bottas leads 2nd practice while Raikkonen puts out flames

While Valtteri Bottas enjoyed the fastest time in the second practice for the Formula One season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on...

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Hamilton fit to race at Abu Dhabi GP after COVID-19 recovery

YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has recovered from the coronavirus and will race at the...

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USA Bobsled and Skeleton adds six to its Hall of Fame

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Tristan Gale Geisler, Steve Mesler and Vonetta Flowers are among a six-person...

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Haas condemns new F1 driver Mazepin for social media video

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Haas condemned recent hire Nikita Mazepin on Wednesday for an “abhorrent” video showing the driver...

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Montoya to return to Indy 500 in 3rd Arrow McLaren entry

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the iconic event next year driving for...

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The Latest: Michigan State-Virginia hoops postponed

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Virginia’s ACC/B1G Challenge game against...

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Herta to race No. 26 under Andretti banner with Gainbridge

Colton Herta will race for the IndyCar championship in 2021 in a rebranded look from Andretti Autosport.Herta, 20, will drive...

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Longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian to retire

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Davidson, the longtime I ndianapolis Motor Speedway historian, said Monday he will retire at the...

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Perez stays calm to win chaotic Sakhir GP for 1st F1 win

Sergio Perez waited 190 races to finally stand on the podium as a Formula One winner and end a 50-year wait of its own for...

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Mick Schumacher clinches F2 title ahead of move into F1

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mick Schumacher celebrated his impending move into Formula One by clinching the F2 title on Sunday.He is...

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Grosjean to miss F1 finale, flying home for burns treatment

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean will not race at next Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and instead will fly home to...

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Bottas takes pole position for Sakhir GP ahead of Russell

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took pole position ahead of temporary teammate George Russell for the...

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Johnson part of all-star Action Express lineup for Rolex 24

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will open his first year of semi-retirement by racing the Rolex 24 at Daytona as part of...

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Replacement driver fastest in practices for Sakhir GP

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton’s replacement driver set the fastest times in both practice sessions for the Sakhir Grand...

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Force Indy to launch as part of IndyCar's diversity efforts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Team Penske will mentor a new entry in the IndyCar ladder series that will be owned by a Black businessman...

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Russell gets chance to shine for Mercedes at Sakhir GP

George Russell has been touted as the future of Formula One by Lewis Hamilton, and has the opportunity to showcase his talent...

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Magnussen to race American sports cars for Ganassi in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Formula One driver Kevin Magnussen will move to the IMSA sports car series in 2021 driving for Chip...

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Investigation opened into F1 driver Romain Grosjean's crash

PARIS (AP) — An investigation has been opened into Formula One driver Romain Grosjean's horrifying crash at the Bahrain Grand...

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The Latest: Boise State-UNLV football game canceled

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Boise State’s football game at UNLV...

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Jack Aitken to drive for F1 team Williams at Sakhir GP

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Jack Aitken will drive for Formula One team Williams alongside Nicholas Latifi in this weekend’s Sakhir...

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Mick Schumacher confirmed for F1 seat with Haas in 2021

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mick Schumacher will make his debut in Formula One next season for the Haas team.Haas said Wednesday it...

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The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

TUCSON, Ariz. -- At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a mandatory...

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Grosjean expects psychological help after horrific F1 crash

PARIS (AP) — Formula One driver Romain Grosjean expects he will need psychological help to deal with the traumatic memories of...

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Hamilton positive for COVID-19, will miss F1's Sakhir GP

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this...

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Russian driver Mazepin to race for Haas in F1 next season

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (AP) — Russian driver Nikita Mazepin will drive for Formula One team Haas after signing a multi-year...

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Grosjean to miss race after crash, Fittipaldi's grandson in

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Romain Grosjean has been ruled out of the second Formula One race in Bahrain and will be replaced by...

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Hamilton wins Bahrain GP, Grosjean escapes burning car

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won a crash-marred Bahrain Grand Prix where Romain Grosjean somehow escaped with only minor...

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Grosjean escapes F1 fireball at Bahrain GP after huge crash

It was like a scene from an action movie, except totally unscripted and genuinely life-threatening, involving a stunning escape...

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Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP and 98th in F1

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton set a track record at the Bahrain Grand Prix on his way to a...

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Hamilton praised for urging F1 to help improve human rights

Lewis Hamilton has been praised by a human rights group for urging Formula One to help improve people's rights in places where...

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Hamilton leads 2nd practice at the Bahrain GP, Albon crashes

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the second practice for the Bahrain Grand...

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AP PHOTOS: In Italy's Formula 1 city Monza, ambulances race

MONZA, Italy (AP) — This Italian city north of Milan is best known for its Formula 1 racetrack. But in 2020, ambulances have...

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Kanaan to pair with Johnson to drive oval races for Ganassi

Tony Kanaan will have another chance for a proper IndyCar farewell tour with a two-year deal to partner with Jimmie Johnson at...

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Zanardi transferred to Padua hospital 5 months after crash

MILAN (AP) — Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi was transferred to a hospital in Padua...

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Live Fast Motorsports becomes 3rd new NASCAR team for 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 — bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup...

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Ganassi to return to IMSA sports car racing with Cadillac

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will return to IMSA sports car competition next season with Cadillac in the Daytona...

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Hamilton lets tears flow as he clinches record 7th F1 title

After winning a difficult race to equal Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula One championships on Sunday, the hardest...

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Sports car racer Jim Pace dies from COVID-19 at age 59

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jim Pace, the overall winner of the 1996 24 Hours of Daytona, has died after contracting COVID-19. He was...

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Stroll takes pole at wet Turkish GP, struggling Hamilton 6th

A rare sight in Formula One qualifying saw record-breaking Lewis Hamilton struggle and Lance Stroll tame a treacherous track to...

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Verstappen best on a Turkey track Hamilton calls 'ice rink'

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was fastest in both practices for the Turkish Grand Prix on a slippery track compared to “an ice...

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Hamilton poised for record-equaling 7th F1 title in Turkey

Having already broken the record for Formula One race wins, Lewis Hamilton can equal the mark for championship titles this...

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All-female W Series to feature at 8 F1 races next season

The all-female W Series will be showcased at eight Formula One races next season in a push for greater diversity in motor...

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Larson still popular on dirt tracks, despite racial slur

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Donald Reed drove more than seven hours to North Carolina last week just to watch Kyle Larson race on dirt...

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Castroneves gets 6 IndyCar races next season with Shank

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves will return to IndyCar for six races next season with Meyer Shank Racing.Shank will...

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List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICSAsian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled.Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from...

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Column: NASCAR closes stabilized, and energized by Elliott

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Drivers, finally, stop your engines.NASCAR has waved the checkered flag on its frenetic 2020 season, a...

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Johnson finishes 5th in final race of NASCAR career

Jimmie Johnson strode into the final news conference of his NASCAR career wearing a black hat with “One Final Shot” on the...

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Elliott drives from back of the field to first NASCAR title

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The new face of NASCAR circled Phoenix Raceway for a celebratory lap of his finest achievement. Chase...

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Elliott too fast for Hamlin, Logano, Keselowski

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski got a big head start on Chase Elliott. It wasn't big...

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Chase Elliott races to first NASCAR Cup championship, coming from back of field to win season finale at Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chase Elliott races to first NASCAR Cup championship, coming from back of field to win season finale at...

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Austin Cindric steamrolls to first NASCAR championship

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Austin Cindric charged on fresh tires to his first NASCAR championship with a gutsy overtime drive...

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NASCAR claims victory in finishing season during pandemic

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — NASCAR will take the checkered flag on its season, one of the longest in professional sports,...

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Johnson and Knaus, NASCAR's 7-time champions, exit together

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — There will never be another NASCAR combination like Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. They built the No. 48...

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Denny Hamlin faces tough field for elusive 1st NASCAR title

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is 0-for-3 in championship chances, his shot at an elusive first NASCAR crown ending just...

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No fans at F1 races in Bahrain but health workers invited

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — The two Formula One races in Bahrain will be held predominantly without spectators because of the...

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Creed snatches Truck Series title from teammate in overtime

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Sheldon Creed gambled on new tires for a two-lap overtime and snatched the Truck Series championship...

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Jimmie Johnson leaves indelible mark on and off race track

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson was the first one down the stairs in a diving competition at Tony Stewart's birthday...

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NASCAR's Briscoe balances title chase with off-track woes

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chase Briscoe has enjoyed the best year of his professional career: nine wins, an upcoming promotion to...

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Bubba Wallace, who urged Confederate flag ban, honored

Bubba Wallace's “knees were trembling” when he cast his ballot in his first presidential election. NASCAR’s only Black...

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Path to NASCAR title clear with Harvick out of the way

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was a sure bet to make the NASCAR finale and likely close out one of the most dominant...

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Rough racing sets up aggressive Truck Series title race

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The underappreciated Truck Series opens NASCAR’s championship weekend with an under-the-lights Friday...

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Saudi Arabia to host Formula One race in 2021 in Jiddah

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia will host a Formula One race next year, a move aimed at attracting well-heeled...

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Racing school for minorities extends olive branch to Larson

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jysir Fisher was whisked into victory lane at Dover for a whirlwind of hugs and high-fives with race winner...

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Voting, activism replace practice, games in US sports world

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just past noon on Election Day, after casting her vote where the NBA’s Wizards and NHL’s Capitals play, Mary...

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AUTO RACING: NASCAR finale arrives for final foursome

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESSeason Finale 500Site: Avondale, ArizonaSchedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (NBC)Track: Phoenix...

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Crew chiefs feel the heat to be perfect in NASCAR finale

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NASCAR championship was in clear reach when Denny Hamlin made his final pit stop in last year's...

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Column: NASCAR's Johnson leaves lasting charitable mark

NASCAR’s nicest guy will run his final race this weekend and close a remarkable career that ranks among the best in history....

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Torrence, Hagan, Enders, Smith win NHRA season titles

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, Erica Enders and Matt Smith held onto their points leads to win season titles...

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Elliott races into NASCAR championship; Harvick eliminated

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was on cruise control all season long, the most dominant driver in NASCAR, coasting into...

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Hamilton wins Emilia Romagna Grand Prix for 93rd F1 win

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Runaway championship leader Lewis Hamilton overcame a sluggish start to win the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix...

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Billy and Steve Torrence fastest in Top Fuel qualifying

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billy and Steve Torrence powered to the top two spots in Top Fuel on Saturday in qualifying for the Dodge NHRA...

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Burton wins 2nd straight to disrupt Xfinity Series playoffs

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Harrison Burton played the spoiler for a second consecutive week by winning Saturday at Martinsville...

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Martinsville set for high-stakes Sunday in NASCAR playoffs

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin's dazzling season could potentially collapse if things go sideways Sunday at Martinsville...

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Hamilton qualifies 2nd and predicts a 'boring' race in Imola

Formula One is back at Imola for the first time since 2006 and drivers have been raving over the “old-school” layout of the...

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Enfinger wins Martinsville to race for Truck Series title

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Grant Enfinger raced his way into the Truck Series championship round with a victory Friday night at...

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Michael Jordan's NASCAR team partners with Gibbs, Toyota

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan expects to field a winning team when 23XI Racing begins NASCAR competition next season....

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Returning to Imola, Hamilton still has vivid Senna memories

Lewis Hamilton was a nine-year-old karting driver when he learned his idol Ayrton Senna died after crashing into a concrete...

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The Latest: NASCAR pit crew benched for positive COVID tests

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The pit crew for NASCAR driver William...

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Rosenqvist hired by Arrow while Alex Palou moves to Ganassi

Felix Rosenqvist was hired by Arrow McLaren SP for the 2021 IndyCar season Thursday and rookie Alex Palou moved to Chip Ganassi...

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Kyle Busch wins rain-delayed NASCAR playoff race in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Out of contention to defend his NASCAR Cup title, Kyle Busch at least extended his season winning...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESXfinity 500Site: Martinsville, Virginia.Schedule: Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (NBC)Track:...

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Ericsson signs multi-year contract to return to Ganassi

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ericsson signed a multi-year IndyCar deal Wednesday to return to Chip Ganassi Racing.Ganassi on...

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NASCAR playoffs rained out for 3rd consecutive day at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — NASCAR will make a fourth attempt to complete its playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday...

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NASCAR's Cup playoff at misty Texas put on hold another day

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas was pushed back yet another day without drivers completing...

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Column: Chip Ganassi celebrates 30 years of winning

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — You may have heard that Chip Ganassi likes winners. It's his catchphrase, his slogan for his...

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Hendrick plucks champion Truck Series crew chief for No. 24

Hendrick Motorsports plucked crew chief Rudy Fugle away from Kyle Busch Motorsports on Monday to lead William Byron next season...

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Newgarden wins IndyCar finale but can't deny Dixon 6th title

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Scott Dixon controlled his own fate and simply needed a smooth Sunday drive to win a sixth IndyCar...

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Misty, drizzling day postpones Cup race in Texas on Lap 52

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — NASCAR's Cup playoff race in Texas was postponed Sunday night after 52 laps on a misty day that slowly...

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Still rising: Lewis Hamilton makes F1 history with 92nd win

PARIS (AP) — When Michael Schumacher retired from Formula One eight years ago, little did he know that he was opening the door...

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Schumacher takes NHRA SpringNationals for 85th Top Fuel win

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Top Fuel victory leader Tony Schumacher won for the first time in more than two years Sunday in the Mopar...

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Creed gets in Truck Series' final four with victory in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sheldon Creed got a little bump from a friend who was already in the final four for the NASCAR Truck...

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Truex bumped back in Texas, docked 20 points over spoiler

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was sent to the back of the field for NASCAR's Cup race at Texas and docked 20 points...

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Hamilton stands alone in Formula One after 92nd victory

After growing up watching Michael Schumacher's triumphs on television, Lewis Hamilton now stands above him and alone in Formula...

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Burton snatches win and keeps Gragson out of championship

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Harrison Burton stormed past Noah Gragson in the final turn Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway to win...

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Looking for Texas sweep, Torrence tops qualifying in Baytown

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence made the quickest run in both qualifying sessions Saturday,...

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McLaughlin ready for career change from Supercars to IndyCar

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin had no deal in place to leave Australian Supercars and expand into a fourth...

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IndyCar back in St. Pete seven months later to finish season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar opened the second week of March giddy to finally start its season. The coronavirus seemed...

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Johnson jump-starts IndyCar move with online auto retailer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion...

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Power wins pole at St. Pete as title contenders stumble

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Will Power won his fifth pole of the season and flirted with the St. Petersburg track record...

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Cup chase at Texas more about a win than points now

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chase Elliott insists he has worried less about the points situation during this NASCAR season than...

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Hamilton takes Portuguese GP pole position ahead of Bottas

PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — Lewis Hamilton edged out Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Portuguese...

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Sato signs extension for 2021 with Rahal Letterman Lanigan

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing next...

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Team Penske pulling out of Supercars after successful run

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Team Penske is pulling out of the Supercars Championship after winning three consecutive titles with...

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Portuguese GP: Bottas leads in practice, Gasly's car on fire

PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest in an eventful second practice session for the Portuguese...

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23XI Racing name for new Jordan NASCAR team bit of balance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin said there was never a question about the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team...

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Newgarden tightens championship race ahead of IndyCar finale

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Scott Dixon has controlled IndyCar’s title race since the start of this disrupted start-and-stop...

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McLaughlin makes long journey for overdue IndyCar debut

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin completed the Bathurst 1000 in Australia, collected his third consecutive Supercars...

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Ex-NASCAR driver McClure gets probation in long-delayed case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge...

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Slam Dunk: Jordan picks 23 for car number of new NASCAR team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive...

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Portuguese GP: Hamilton poised for history with 92nd F1 win

On a circuit hosting its first Formula One race, Lewis Hamilton can finally stand alone among F1 greats by beating Michael...

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AUTO RACING: NASCAR heads to Texas as finale draws near

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESAutotrader EchoPark Automotive 500Site: Fort Worth, TexasSchedule: Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m....

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Jones lands iconic No. 43 with Richard Petty Motorsports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a...

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F1 driver Stroll back after positive test for COVID-19

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Formula One driver Lance Stroll said he intends to race at the Portuguese Grand Prix this week...

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Chase Briscoe lands childhood hero Tony Stewart's No. 14

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Briscoe earned job security for the first time in his career with a well-deserved promotion to the...

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Kyle Larson reinstated to compete in NASCAR in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial...

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Column: Quiet and calm Dixon closes in on 6th IndyCar title

Scott Dixon was a quiet kid with rosy red cheeks when he left New Zealand looking for a career racing cars. He had little to...

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Justin Haley to return to Kaulig in Xfinity Series in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Haley will return to Kaulig Racing for a third season in the Xfinity Series.The team announced...

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Steve Torrence beats father Billy in Top Fuel final in Texas

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Steve Torrence powered past father Billy Torrence on Sunday in the Top Final final on their home track in...

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Logano wins at Kansas to clinch spot in Cup Series finale

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Joey Logano spent the final 40-plus laps at Kansas Speedway keeping an eye on Kevin Harvick in his...

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Briscoe rolls at Kansas to punch ticket to Xfinity finale

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Briscoe must have figured the best way to stay out of trouble was by staying up front.The...

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Enders, Smith win postponed NHRA races at Texas Motorplex

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Erica Enders regained the Pro Stock points lead Saturday, beating Jason Line in the final round of the...

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Moffitt wins wild Truck race at Kansas to qualify for finale

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brett Moffitt wasn't about to finish second again — not with a spot in the NASCAR Truck Series finale...

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Race into NASCAR's championship round begins at Kansas

Not much has changed through NASCAR's first two rounds of playoffs: Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin are still favored to race...

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Heim wins ARCA race at Kansas as Holmes bags series title

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Bret Holmes couldn't chase down Cory Heim as the sun set on the ARCA Series finale at Kansas...

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Bowyer chooses long role in NASCAR over proper farewell tour

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If Clint Bowyer could have scripted his sendoff, it most certainly would have been a proper blowout for...

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AUTO RACING GLANCE: Elliott in hunt as NASCAR goes to Kansas

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESHollywood Casino 400Site: Kansas City, KansasSchedule: Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m. (NBC)Track:...

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Askew released after concussion-interrupted rookie season

Oliver Askew and Arrow McLaren SP will part ways at the end of this IndyCar season, a rookie year disrupted by a concussion...

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COLUMN: Time is now for Elliott to race into title round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott again has a chance to take the next step in his young but quite celebrated career. He's...

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Elliott wins at Roval as champ Busch bounced from playoffs

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch, leading a race he had to win, not once believed he was driving toward a season-saving victory....

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Hamilton wins his 91st F1 race to match Schumacher's record

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Even Lewis Hamilton once saw Michael Schumacher's record of 91 wins in Formula One as unbeatable. Now...

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Ricciardo leaves mark on Renault F1 boss after winning bet

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo's first podium finish for Renault comes with a special bonus. He gets to choose a...

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AJ Allmendinger wins Xfinity race at rain-soaked Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger splashed his way through a torrential rainstorm that turned Charlotte Motor Speedway into...

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NASCAR champion Busch tries to stave off elimination

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch, to be clear, was only venting when he said he'd be knocked out of the playoffs this round. The...

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Spanish co-driver dies in crash at rally in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s Rally Vidreiro has reported the death of Spanish co-driver Laura Salvo after her car crashed...

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F1: Bottas beats Hamilton to pole for Eifel Grand Prix

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Valtteri Bottas ended Lewis Hamilton's run of five consecutive Formula One pole positions by claiming...

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NASCAR's upcoming economic model spurs interest in new teams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Marks tried three times to buy the NASCAR equivalent of a franchise license that guarantees a car...

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Another virus case at Mercedes ahead of Eifel Grand Prix

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — The Mercedes team found a second coronavirus case among its staff at the Eifel Grand Prix and flew in...

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Both F1 practices canceled, no 1st drive for Schumacher

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Both Friday practice sessions for the Eifel Grand Prix were canceled because of bad weather, keeping...

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Bowyer to retire and move to Fox NASCAR coverage in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer will retire at the end of the NASCAR season and join the Fox Sports booth as an...

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Tweet lures Camping World in as NHRA new title sponsor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marcus Lemonis first learned the NHRA drag racing series had abruptly lost its title sponsor via Twitter...

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DiBenedetto keeps ride as Cindric promotion to Cup delayed

Team Penske found a one-year solution for Matt DiBenedetto while building a long-term plan to move Austin Cindric to the Cup...

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Hamilton chases F1 record again as Schumacher's son debuts

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's bid to match the Formula One win record held by Michael Schumacher is back on, and he...

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Suarez lands NASCAR ride with new Trackhouse Racing team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former driver Justin Marks has started a new NASCAR team that will field a car in 2021 for Daniel...

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Bowman looks to establish his own legacy in iconic No. 48

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alex Bowman had little interest in the iRacing phenomenon at the start of the pandemic because he is not...

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Inaugural Bathurst International car race delayed until 2021

BATHURST, Australia (AP) — Ex-Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello will have to wait until next year to race on one of...

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Alex Bowman shuffled to the No. 48 to replace Jimmie Johnson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The most coveted seat in NASCAR belongs to Alex Bowman in a Hendrick Motorsports lineup shuffle to...

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Column: Job market rough for mid-level NASCAR drivers

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — One of NASCAR's big shots won at Talladega Superspeedway, a hectic and crash-filled race that still,...

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Doug Kalitta, Tommy Johnson win at NHRA Midwest Nationals

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Doug Kalitta won the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals on Sunday at World Wide Technology Raceway...

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Hamlin wins in 3rd overtime of Talladega's longest race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin put himself in position to finally win in the playoffs by hanging at the back to avoid the...

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Dixon's struggles open door to Newgarden for IndyCar title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon looked invincible in the first half of this IndyCar season.He won the first three races before...

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50-year-old Schumacher tops qualifying at Midwest Nationals

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Tony Schumacher powered to his first No. 1 qualifier since 2018, breaking the track speed Saturday in the...

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Haley earns 3rd superspeedway victory with Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Justin Haley stormed into the second round of the Xfinity Series playoffs with a win Saturday at...

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Power goes wire to wire for Indy win as Newgarden closes gap

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power counted down the laps Saturday, struggling to maneuver around the lapped cars in front of him.At...

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Canadian teen Lessard scores Talladega Truck Series victory

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Raphael Lessard, a 19-year-old Canadian rookie, won his first career NASCAR national series race on...

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NASCAR focused on playoffs upon return to Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR's last visit to Talladega Superspeedway, when a noose was found in driver Bubba Wallace's garage...

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IndyCar extends deal with manufacturers, delays new engine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The IndyCar Series will continue running the same engines each of the next two seasons.It also will be...

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Newgarden's stays in championship fight with 1st Indy win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden doesn't intend to just give up on his season title defense.And now, he's got a chance to...

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Meyer Shank Racing adds Liberty Media to help expand team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Shank's race team will be expanding again next season.On Friday, the co-owner of Meyer Shank Racing...

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Honda to withdraw from Formula One at end of 2021 season

TOKYO (AP) — Honda will withdraw from Formula One at the end of the 2021 season as it shifts to a goal of carbon neutrality,...

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Castroneves follows new path in return to Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — From the moment Helio Castroneves first arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2001, he followed the...

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Dixon, Honda look to wrap up IndyCar titles at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon keeps finding ways to put the milestones in perspective.Sure, he knows a sweep of the Harvest...

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IndyCar sets 17 races and stop in Nashville on 2021 schedule

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar announced a 17-race schedule for 2021 on Thursday that includes a stop at Texas Motor Speedway...

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Hendrick and Childress to establish common Chevrolet engine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing will combine to establish one common Chevrolet engine...

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NASCAR at long last adds schedule variety with 2021 changes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After two decades of the same left turns at the same tracks over and over again, NASCAR finally upended...

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Kentucky Speedway says it's off NASCAR's schedule

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Speedway has lost its spot on NASCAR's schedule, the racetrack said Tuesday night ahead of NASCAR's...

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California prosecutor: Driver tried to kill Trump supporters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against police brutality and racism was charged with attempted...

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NASCAR championship-winning crew chief Knaus gets VP job

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chad Knaus will move into a management role with Hendrick Motorsports after the season, ending his crew...

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Michael Schumacher's son Mick to make F1 practice debut

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Michael Schumacher's son, Mick, will have an official Formula One drive during a race weekend for the...

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Column: Busch family hobby goes full circle at home in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The racing bug hit the Busch family long before the NASCAR champion brothers were born. Their father attended...

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Kurt Busch ends 0-for-21 skid to finally win at home track

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two decades of heartbreak at his home track finally ended for Kurt Busch when a little bit of luck fell his...

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Steve Torrence beats father Billy at NHRA Gatornationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two-time defending Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor...

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Alaphilippe 1st French road race world champion since 1997

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Julian Alaphilippe soloed to victory at the road cycling world championships on Sunday, becoming France’s...

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Police arrest dozens during unauthorized Maryland car rally

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — More than 100 people have been arrested on criminal and traffic offenses during an unauthorized car...

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Bottas wins in Russia as Hamilton misses F1 win record

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's toughest opponents in the Russian Grand Prix weren't even on the track. They were in the...

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Briscoe grabs 8th win of season in Xfinity playoff opener

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chase Briscoe routed the field in the Xfinity Series playoff opener for his eighth win of the season, the...

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NASCAR champion returns home mired in 29-race losing streak

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Busch is in a terrible slump, winless this Cup season and his 15-year streak of at least one victory a...

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Clay Millican tops qualifying at NHRA Gatornationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Clay Millican powered to the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying Saturday in the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA...

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F1: Hamilton takes pole in dramatic Russian qualifying

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took a step closer to equaling the Formula One win record on Saturday by clinching pole...

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Hill rebounds with win at Las Vegas to advance in playoffs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Austin Hill, the regular-season Truck Series champion, rebounded from a poor opening race of the playoffs with...

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Hinchcliffe to run final 3 IndyCar races with Andretti

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for the final three races of the season to fill the...

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Xfinity Series playoffs begin with drivers seeking Cup rides

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ross Chastain opened this week preparing for the start of the Xfinity Series playoffs and celebrating his...

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Ex-Ferrari team boss Domenicali to be new Formula One CEO

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is replacing Chase Carey as president and CEO of Formula...

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F1: Bottas and Mercedes fastest in practice for Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Valtteri Bottas was fastest in both practice sessions for the Russian Grand Prix on Friday as Mercedes...

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IndyCar: Askew sidelined with concussion symptoms, Helio in

Oliver Askew knew something was medically wrong in the days after “the hardest hit I've ever had” in the Indianapolis 500. He'd...

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NASCAR fines Hendrick $100,000 for too much wind tunnel time

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports was fined $100,000 on Thursday for exceeding the amount of wind tunnel testing...

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Hamilton aims to match Schumacher's F1 win record in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has set many Formula One records over the years, but few as significant as the one he can...

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NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing...

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AUTO RACING: NASCAR playoff races set for Las Vegas

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESSouth Point 400Site: Las VegasSchedule: Sunday, race, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)Track: Las Vegas Motor...

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Zach Veach out at Andretti with 3 IndyCar races remaining

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andretti Autosport split with IndyCar driver Zach Veach on Wednesday and will use the final three races of...

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Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace...

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Column: NASCAR's dizzying silly season will change landscape

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There were two early warning signs that NASCAR was heading into its most unpredictable “silly season” in...

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Chastain snags Ganassi Cup ride in busy NASCAR free agency

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ross Chastain snagged one of the coveted open Cup seats on Monday in a promotion at Chip Ganassi Racing...