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Formula E paves way for electric cars on and off racetrack

NEW YORK (AP) — Unplug and go. Filling up a car is as simple as that, even if it's not gas flowing through the nozzle....

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Leah Pritchett breaks Bandimere Speedway speed record

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Leah Pritchett broke the Bandimere Speedway speed record Saturday to lead Top Fuel qualifying in the...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles mayor says one woman was killed at supermarket where gunman took hostages.

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Bell tops New Hampshire field for 2nd straight Xfinity win

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Christopher Bell has cracked the Cup supremacy in Xfinity.The 23-year-old Bell held off hard-charging 2012...

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NASCAR stars push for 'new' to improve state of racing

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — NASCAR has been reluctant to make more than modest tweaks to its schedule. That hasn't stopped its drivers...

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Fiat Chrysler chooses Jeep exec Manley to replace ailing CEO

ROME (AP) — Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobile after longtime leader Sergio...

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The Latest: New FCA chief Manley had been seen as a star

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO (all times local):9:45 p.m.Jeep executive Mike Manley, who replaces the...

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Hamilton's woes piling up after qualifying run ends early

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Crouching down by the side of his Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton lowered his head and stayed perfectly...

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Vettel takes pole for German GP; Hamilton down in 14th

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Sebastian Vettel secured pole position for the German Grand Prix on Saturday while Lewis Hamilton's...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLMiami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he hadn't decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during...

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Courtney Force leads Mile-High NHRA qualifying

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Courtney Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals, the first of...

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Hotrod team donates brains, urges same from military members

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Concussion experts would someday like to conduct the same amount of research on head injuries among...

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Kurt Busch wins the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kurt Busch is set to crank up contract talks with Stewart Haas-Racing.With his deal expiring at the end of...

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Dash for cash: Cup champ Truex in the market for '19 sponsor

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has a sudden thirst for sponsorship cash.Truex and his Furniture Row Racing team had about...

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Verstappen sets new lap record in second German GP practice

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Max Verstappen set a new lap record in leading the second practice for the German Grand Prix on...

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F1 opens tender process for next tire supplier from 2020-23

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Formula One has opened the tender process for its next tire supplier from 2020-23, when it will move...

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Mercedes gives Valtteri Bottas 1-year contract extension

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Mercedes has given Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas only moderate backing by offering him a new...

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Ricciardo's German GP hopes all but ended by grid penalty

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's hopes of winning the German Grand Prix have been rocked by a grid...

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Fifth Third to sponsor Rahal for IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Fifth Third Bank will be the primary sponsor for Graham Rahal at the Honda Indy 200 later this month at...

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Hamilton thanks Mercedes for being patient over his new deal

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton thanked Mercedes for indulging him as he finally signed a new...

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Vettel needs to keep pressure on Hamilton in Germany

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Sebastian Vettel needs to keep the pressure on Lewis Hamilton at this weekend's German Grand Prix.At...

In one OKC neighborhood, how much hip is too much?

NewsJul 8, 2018

As area around NW 23 in OKC as revived, some residents weary of noise and traffic

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLThe Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the...

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Chase Briscoe wins door-banging overtime shootout at Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Chase Briscoe held off Grant Enfinger on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in a door-banging overtime shootout...

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ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danica Patrick's monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500.The...

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Truex, Furniture Row seeking new primary sponsor for 2019

DENVER (AP) — Furniture Row Racing and defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. are looking for a new sponsor.The...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCARFOXWOODS 301Site: Loudon, New Hampshire.Schedule: Friday, practice, 12 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 4:45...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

WORLD CUPMOSCOW (AP) — France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in a match briefly interrupted by...

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Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

TORONTO (AP) — It was shaping up to be defending champion Josef Newgarden's day until he hit a wall and opened the way for...

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Truex repeats as NASCAR Cup winner at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — No matter which driver led Martin Truex Jr., the advantage always seemed temporary as he positioned himself...

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The Latest: Truex repeats at NASCAR Cup race in Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway (all times local):10:30 p.m.Martin Truex Jr....

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Newgarden leads IndyCar qualifying at Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Josef Newgarden took advantage of a rapidly drying track Saturday afternoon to take the pole position for the...

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Earnhardt leads all-analyst NASCAR booth in New Hampshire

NBC Sports is going with an all-analyst lineup headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr.The network will use three analysts in the...

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Knaus signs extension as crew chief for 7-time champ Johnson

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Chad Knaus has signed a two-year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports through 2020 to remain as crew...

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Bell rallies late to win NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Christopher Bell couldn't have started any worse in Friday night's NASCAR Xfinity Series race, which made...

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Drivers aim to expand Kentucky Speedway winners' club

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Speedway's winners club is seeking new members.The biggest challenge is a demanding screening...

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Martin Truex Jr. wins pole at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky...

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Fan support has dwindled at Toronto IndyCar race

TORONTO (AP) — It has been nearly 10 years since Paul Godfrey brokered a deal to secure $2 million in provincial and municipal...

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Ben Rhodes wins in front of home state fans at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Ben Rhodes raced to his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in front of his home state fans...

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Paul Tracy has no taste for 'vanilla' IndyCar racing

TORONTO (AP) — Paul Tracy wants drivers to get a little nastier.Back when he was racing, Tracy was famously involved in...

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Stock car racing team makes history, starts 3 female drivers

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Stock car racing team Venturini Motorsports has had a tradition of employing women that stretches back for...

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Hinchcliffe wins at Iowa for 1st victory of '18

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Less than two months after failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, James Hinchcliffe roared from...

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Hagan earns second straight Funny Car win

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Matt Hagan won his second straight Funny Car race at the NHRA New England Nationals on Sunday.Hagan made it...

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Vettel puts neck on the line to beat Hamilton in British GP

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — After laboring with neck pain on Saturday, Sebastian Vettel found the perfect tonic 24 hours later...

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NASCAR's Cup Series a three-car race? 2nd half will tell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Erik Jones created so much smoke during his burnout that he had trouble breathing afterward.His...

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Pritchett secures No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying in NHRA

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Leah Pritchett secured the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel for the second consecutive season at New England...

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Erik Jones gets 1st Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Erik Jones survived several gnarly wrecks, defending Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. on his...

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Stenhouse turns Daytona into demolition derby

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. turned Daytona into a demolition derby.Stenhouse triggered two wrecks Saturday...

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The Latest: Jones earns 1st career Cup win at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway (all times local):11:25...

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Newgarden looks for 2nd straight win and 4th of '18 at Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden's up-and-down season is back on an upswing after a dominant win...

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Hamilton snatches pole position from Vettel for British GP

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton prevailed in a tight battle with Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel to snatch pole...

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Larson gets Xfinity win after Haley's pass ruled illegal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Haley started last and crossed the finish line first.It would have been a stellar run in just...

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Elliott gives Hendrick, Chevy needed boost with Daytona pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott turned a lap of 194.045 mph to win the pole at Daytona International Speedway and give...

EPA wants to remove lead from a Superfund site in Bristow to protect its workers

NewsJul 8, 2018

Lead contamination at a former Creek County oil refinery is so extensive the Environmental Protection Agency says it must excavate much of the contamination soon to protect workers who are removing contaminants on the remainder of the property.

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Waid honored for NASCAR coverage with Squier-Hall Award

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Longtime racing writer Steve Waid is the 2018 recipient of the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR media...

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Stewart, Franchitti, Schumacher head Motorsports HOF class

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti and...

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Earnhardt already a fan favorite after debut race in booth

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaned toward the track in the broadcast booth and hollered like a NASCAR fan at...

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State trial likely first for man charged in fatal car attack

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state trial will likely be held for a man accused in a deadly car attack on protesters opposing a white...

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Vettel pips Mercedes pair in 2nd practice for British GP

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Sebastian Vettel was fastest ahead of Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in second...

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Williams' woes: Former F1 glories far away for British team

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — It has been 21 years since Williams claimed the last of its nine constructors' championships, and a...

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Suspect in Charlottesville attack pleads not guilty

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges in a deadly car attack on a crowd of...

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Toyota unveils Supra to race in NASCAR Xfinity Series in '19

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Toyota is the latest NASCAR manufacturer to switch models and go with a true sports car.The Japanese...

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The Latest: Brazil says injured Danilo out of World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup (all times local):1:20 a.m.Brazil right back Danilo is out of the World Cup after...

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Slide job! Chevrolet's performance plummets in new Camaro

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. has a proposition for the two guys dominating the NASCAR Cup Series: Swap cars...

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Man pleads not guilty to hate crimes in attack on protesters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Thursday in a deadly car attack on a...

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NASCAR's 'Young Stars' tired of blame for sport's woes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was the finish NASCAR banked on as the genesis of its ballyhooed youth movement. Austin Dillon...

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NASCAR's 'Young Stars' tired of blame for sport's woes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was the finish NASCAR banked on as the genesis of its ballyhooed youth movement.Austin Dillon and...

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The Latest: Victim's mother at hate-crime suspect's hearing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for a man charged with hate crimes in a deadly attack on protesters...

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Man pleads not guilty to hate crime charges in deadly car attack on protesters opposing a white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man pleads not guilty to hate crime charges in deadly car attack on protesters opposing a white...

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Hamilton hopes to watch England in World Cup final

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is keeping July 15 free in his diary in case...

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Hamilton chasing record 6th British GP win at home race

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes' mishaps in Austria will make the team stronger and help him...

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Motorsports matriarch Dee Ann Andretti dies at 76

Dee Ann Andretti, the wife of famed driver Mario Andretti and matriarch of one of the most prominent families in motorsports,...

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Racing director Eric Boullier resigns from McLaren

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Struggling Formula One outfit McLaren has accepted Eric Boullier's resignation as racing director...

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Man charged with hate crimes in Virginia attack due in court

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man accused of driving a car into a crowd of protesters in Virginia during a white...

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series race in wild finish

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson raced all over the track during an electric final lap. As Busch began to...

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The Latest: Kyle Busch wins Cup Series race at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway (all times local):4:34 p.m.Kyle Busch has...

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Mercedes' F1 weekend turns from perfect to painful in 1 hour

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — What seemed like a perfect race weekend for Mercedes at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday turned into...

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Calm Verstappen wins Austrian GP on bleak day for Mercedes

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Often criticized for taking his aggressive race style too far, Max Verstappen kept himself and his...

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Paul Menard wins pole for NASCAR Cup Series race

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Paul Menard won the pole Saturday for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.It's the...

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Martin Truex Jr. trying for 3rd straight win at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. just celebrated his 38th birthday. He has won two of his last three races. He is spending...

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Larson wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Chicagoland Speedway

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Once Kyle Larson got to the top of the track, it was all over.Larson used the high line Saturday at...

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Bottas edges Hamilton as Mercedes takes front row in Austria

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton went 1-2 in qualifying for the Austrian Grand...

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Brett Moffitt wins NASCAR Truck race at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday night after...

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Elliott back at Chicagoland after strong Sonoma showing

JOILET, Ill. (AP) — Chase Elliott arrived at Chicagoland Speedway with a blister on his hand and a certain level of...

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NASCAR driver drawing praise for helping stranded family

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jesse Iwuji was driving home last weekend when he encountered a potentially dangerous situation on the side...

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Hamilton, Bottas lead Austrian GP practice in upgraded cars

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were fastest in practice on Friday for the Austrian...

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NBC counts on Junior Nation to flock to NASCAR broadcast

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been pretty busy for a retired guy: Wife Amy gave birth to their first child, he hit the slopes in South...

Oklahoma veteran fought in some of largest naval battles of WW II

NewsJul 2, 2018

William MacKelvie, an Oklahoma veteran, fought in some of WW II's largest naval battles in the Pacific.

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Correction: Auto Racing Glance story

In a June 27 glance on upcoming auto racing events, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the NASCAR Xfinity race...

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Ricciardo hints at staying with Red Bull after Honda deal

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo hinted Thursday that Red Bull's switch to Honda engines in 2019 might bring him...

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Suspect in Charlottesville attack charged with hate crimes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A reputed Hitler admirer accused of plowing a car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville,...

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Indy 500 winner Will Power hopes to get back on track

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Will Power got out of his broken-down car at the Road America garage and turned down a drink.He might...

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Sunny Sochi turns into World Cup playground

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Warm weather, beaches, amusement parks.It's not exactly what Australian fan Adam McKinley expected to find...

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Road warrior: Truex tricks Harvick on track, conquers Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was running second as the laps dwindled in Sonoma, and crew chief Cole Pearn didn't...

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The Latest: Portugal, Spain want routine wins to advance

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local):1:10 a.m.Portugal and Spain want routine victories to...

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Blake Alexander raced to first NHRA Top Fuel victory

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Blake Alexander raced to his first Top Fuel victory Sunday in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA...

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The Latest: Martin Truex Jr. conquers Sonoma's road course

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma (all times local):Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR...

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Pole sitter Josef Newgarden roars to Road America victory

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Josef Newgarden put in a lot of work to make his win at Road America look easy.With no caution flags...

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NASCAR Cup drivers taking on road course in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The NASCAR Cup Series is ready to go racing in wine country.Northern California's own Kyle Larson starts...

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The Latest: Josef Newgarden wins IndyCar at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar race at Road America (all times local):1:55 p.m.Pole sitter Josef Newgarden...

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World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race...

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Hamilton wins French GP to retake lead in F1 title race

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton capitalized on a mistake by rival Sebastian Vettel to enjoy a wire-to-wire victory...

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Justin Haley races to first NASCAR Truck victory

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Justin Haley won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park for...

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NHRA: Clay Millican breaks Top Fuel track record in Norwalk

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Clay Millican broke the Top Fuel track speed record Saturday in rain-shortened qualifying at the Summit...

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Something different: NASCAR drivers embrace Sonoma challenge

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — William Byron recently got instruction on the finer points of road racing from two coaches. He also used...

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Newgarden takes pole at Road America, Penske claims 1st row

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Josef Newgarden has a pole to go with the new garden that fans planted in his honor at Road...

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IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens returns to Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Robert Wickens emerged from his trailer after a meeting with engineers, taking a brief break after...

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Larson wins pole at home track in Sonoma; Truex to start 2nd

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Larson proved again that he knows his way around Sonoma.Larson claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup...

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Charles Leclerc shows why he's hot prospect in F1

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Charles Leclerc became the sensation of the French Grand Prix when he steered his Sauber to the...

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Hamilton secures record-extending 75th pole at French GP

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton finally got his improved engine and put it to good use on Saturday, streaking away...

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Phoenix dropped from IndyCar's 2019 schedule

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — The IndyCar series won't return to ISM Raceway in 2019, ending a three-year run at the track in the...

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Force sisters lead NHRA qualifying in Norwalk

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Sisters Brittney and Courtney Force topped their divisions Friday in rain-shortened qualifying at the...

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Kyle Larson loves NASCAR, isn't headed to dirt tracks soon

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Larson isn't jumping from NASCAR into full-time dirt track racing any time soon.Larson said Friday...

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NASCAR drivers relishing chance to conquer 3 road courses

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — As a born-and-bred Northern Californian, Kyle Larson is quite familiar with the numerous twists and 11...

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IndyCar's Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan are fast friends

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Weekends at IndyCar tracks are a little quieter this season for Scott Dixon. The outgoing Tony Kanaan...

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Hamilton tops charts on first day of French GP practice

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday's two practice sessions for the French Grand Prix, while his...

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Back at Sonoma, Truex works to build momentum

Martin Truex Jr.'s win at Pocono three weeks ago served notice that this year's points race might be more than a two-man...

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Alonso unsure when he will chase Triple Crown at Indy 500

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Still glowing from his win at the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race, Fernando Alonso says he...

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NASCAR won't use new aero package again this year

NASCAR is shelving the aero package used in the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the rest of the season.The...

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French GP: Vettel and Hamilton locked at top of F1

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Only one point separates Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton at the top of Formula One heading into...

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Ricciardo mulling move from Red Bull to other F1 team

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo says over the next six weeks he wants to decide between staying at Red Bull or...

Complaints in OKC about homelessness have skyrocketed

Business6 days ago

The recent building boom in downtown Oklahoma City has exposed those who took shelter in a previously overlooked part of town.

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Formula One's Ricciardo drawn to NASCAR (and even NFL)

MONTREAL (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo drove go-karts while growing up in Australia and found himself drawn to stock car racing and...

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F1 team Red Bull confirms expected switch to Honda engines

Honda will become Red Bull's engine supplier from next season after the Formula One team confirmed its anticipated split with...

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Indiana trooper wins praise for stopping too slow driver

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana State Police trooper who tweeted a photo of a vehicle he stopped for driving too slowly in the...

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Allgaier wins Xfinity race at Iowa, leads 182 of 250 laps

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Justin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his...

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Tony Schumacher wins NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tony Schumacher raced to his first Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday in the Fitzgerald USA NHRA...

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Fernando Alonso wins on debut in 24 Hours Le Mans race

LE MANS, France (AP) — Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso won the 24 Hours Le Mans on his debut in the classic...

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Brett Moffitt claims hometown win in NASCAR Truck Series

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Brett Moffitt bolstered his breakout season with a stirring win on his home track.The Iowa driver hopes...

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Courtney Force tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Courtney Force topped Funny Car qualifying for the fifth time in the last six events and the seventh time...

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Nadal gets 24 Hours Le Mans race underway

LE MANS, France (AP) — Tennis great Rafael Nadal played the role of official starter on Saturday to get the 86th edition of the...

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Courtney Force enjoying best stretch of Funny Car career

Courtney Force has had a whirlwind few weeks, spending time in Nashville as a presenter at the CMT Music Awards, watching her...

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NHRA: Courtney Force fastest _ again _ at Thunder Valley

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Courtney Force outran the Funny Car again Friday on the first day of qualifying for the Fitzgerald USA...

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Ford vs. Chevy was a one-sided matchup in Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Ford vs. Chevrolet is always a subplot to watch when the top auto racers come to Michigan.This past...

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Mercedes loses ground in Formula One race

MONTREAL (AP) — Mercedes arrived at the Canadian Grand Prix without the correct tires or an expected engine upgrade and left...

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel wins the Canadian Grand Prix

MONTREAL (AP) — Sebastian Vettel led from the pole to the checkered flag — and then some — to claim a long-awaited Ferrari...

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Clint Bowyer wins rain-shortened race at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — After 120 laps and two stages, the race could now be official. Any driver in the lead might conceivably...

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NHRA: Courtney Force beats father John in Virginia

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Courtney Force beat father John Force on Sunday in the Virginia NHRA Nationals for her fourth Funny Car...

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The Latest: Bowyer wins rain-shortened race at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup Series race at Michigan (all times local):6:50 p.m.Clint Bowyer won his...

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Dixon surges to IndyCar points lead with 2 wins in 8 days

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Even with all the speed, Scott Dixon still hadn't led a lap all season when he left Indianapolis last...

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Fernando Alonso retires from Canadian GP, his 300th F1 race

MONTREAL (AP) — Fernando Alonso's 300th Formula One race ended early because of an exhaust failure.The two-time world champion...

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Scott Dixon leads last 119 laps for IndyCar win at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Scott Dixon didn't spend much time sharing the spot with Michael Andretti for the third-most wins in...

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The Latest: Dixon wins 2nd IndyCar race in a row at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):9:45 p.m.Scott Dixon won his...

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Dillon wins rain-shortened Xfinity race at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric didn't have much time to battle for the lead after the final restart.As...

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Team Penske starting 1-2-3 for IndyCar at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Team Penske will start in the top three spots for the IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.The...

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AP Interview: Actor Fassbender pursuing his driving ambition

Michael Fassbender thought he was going to be sick.But the two-time Oscar nominee was not in front of the camera in a demanding...

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Keselowski trying again for elusive win at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has never won a NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan.For some drivers, that might be no...

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Courtney Force takes No. 1 qualifier in Virginia

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Courtney Force took her sixth No. 1 qualifier of the year and fourth in the past five events Saturday in...

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Vettel claims pole with record lap at Canadian Prix

MONTREAL (AP) — Sebastian Vettel had a steering problem that washed out much of the first practice session at the Canadian...

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Sauter wins at Texas, 4th NASCAR Truck victory of year

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Johnny Sauter held off Stewart Friesen in a three-lap shootout at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night...

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Courtney Force leads Funny Car qualifying in Virginia

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Courtney Force led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia...

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Rahal signs 5-year extension with Rahal Letterman Lanigan

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Graham Rahal will keep driving for his father's IndyCar Series team.Rahal, who was in the last year of...

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Kurt Busch wins pole at Michigan, second of season

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kurt Busch's impressive qualifying run highlighted a strong day for Ford in Michigan.Busch won his...

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Kanaan always expects close IndyCar racing at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Kanaan knows he wasn't very popular among many of his fellow IndyCar Series drivers after his...

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Larson trying for 4 straight wins at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Larson is still seeking his first victory of the season.He may have come to the right...

Justice and mercy: Young adults tour Oklahoma County jail

LifeJul 14, 2018

A local pastor recently took a group of young adults from his church for a tour of the Oklahoma County jail to learn about some of the systemic problems plaguing the jail and the criminal justice system that feeds into it.

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Max Verstappen fastest in both practices at Canadian GP

MONTREAL (AP) — Max Verstappen was in a better mood after a couple of practice sessions at Formula One's Canadian Grand...

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Verstappen: Crash questions make me want to headbutt someone

MONTREAL (AP) — Ask Max Verstappen about his recent Formula One crashes at your own risk.The Red Bull driver said at a news...

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Hunter-Reay eager to build on big weekend

DETROIT (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay has bigger goals than simply snapping a losing streak.The 37-year-old Hunter-Reay had been...

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Milestone win part of Scott Dixon's latest IndyCar surge

Scott Dixon is looking for just a bit more consistency from start to finish on race weekends, even if he hasn't placed out of...

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Kenseth comfortable with multifaceted role at Roush Fenway

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth's goals are all short-term these days.The 2003 NASCAR champion who rejoined owner Jack...

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Column: Corvette shines after GM executive crashes pace car

Roger Penske, from his perch at the Belle Isle race track in Detroit, the governor of Michigan by his side, summed it up...

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Detroit race delayed after GM executive crashes pace car

DETROIT (AP) — The start of an IndyCar race in Detroit was delayed when a General Motors executive driving the pace car crashed...

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Millican gets second straight Top Fuel win at NHRA in Joliet

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Clay Millican beat Leah Pritchett to earn his second consecutive win in Top Fuel at the JEGS Route 66 NHRA...

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Hunter-Reay races to 1st IndyCar win since 2015

DETROIT (AP) — After his first IndyCar victory since 2015, Ryan Hunter-Reay could look back on some of the most frustrating...

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Truex pulls away on final restart to win at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had his car parked on the White House lawn and was feted with a day in his honor in his...

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The Latest: Hunter-Reay races to 1st IndyCar win since 2015

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Sunday's IndyCar race in Detroit (all times local):6 p.m.Ryan Hunter-Reay won his first IndyCar...

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The Latest: Truex wins NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Sunday's NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway (all times local):___5:15 p.m.Martin Truex Jr....

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Torrence sets track records at NHRA qualifying in Joliet

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Steve Torrence earned the top spot in Top Fuel after the second day of qualifying Saturday for the JEGS...

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Dixon earns first IndyCar win of season

DETROIT (AP) — Scott Dixon won his 42nd IndyCar race, pulling even with Michael Andretti for third on the career list.Dixon did...

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Busch dominates again to win Xfinity Series race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch had a flicker of concern when a speeding penalty dumped him to the rear of the field."You're...

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The Latest: Dixon earns first IndyCar win of season

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest from Saturday's IndyCar race at Belle Isle (all times local):5:30 p.m.Scott Dixon raced to his first...

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Busch has few mountains left to climb in NASCAR career

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch spent the week in New York City with his family, hitting the town and taking in the sights...

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Blaney goes for Pocono repeat with pole effort in qualifying

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Blaney tagged along with his dad to the track and raced scooters in what the kids called...

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Team Penske flying high after another Indy 500 victory

DETROIT (AP) — Roger Penske rolls into this weekend's IndyCar races at Belle Isle on the heels of another Indianapolis 500...

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NASCAR's young drivers struggle to find victory lane

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch tossed his son into the air at Texas. Clint Bowyer waited for his toddler to run toward him...

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Power eyeing season championship after Indy 500 victory

DETROIT (AP) — Will Power spoke calmly and nonchalantly. It was hard to tell if he was trying to keep an even keel or if he was...

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Pioneering doctor who helped create SAFER barrier dies at 81

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dr. Henry Bock, a pioneering doctor in racing and a key player in creating the SAFER barrier, has died. He...

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Indy 500 champ Power Thinks NASCAR May Be Worth a Try

Fresh off his win at the Indy 500, driver Will Power puts the IndyCar series championship is now at the top of his checklist....

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Power earns more than $2.5 million for Indianapolis 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power earned $2,525,454 for winning the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.The overall purse for...

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COLUMN: Best name in racing shows willpower to win Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — William Stephen Power was named after his great-grandfather, an Australian motorbike racer who "set records...

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Drivers applaud new IndyCar for putting them back in control

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The new version of the IndyCar that made its Indianapolis 500 debut on Sunday was hard to drive in traffic,...

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Harvick, Busch out front at NASCAR's halfway point

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — At NASCAR's halfway point, it sure looks like a two-man race to the title between past champions Kevin...

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Aussie drivers first to win Monaco, Indianapolis on same day

SYDNEY (AP) — Two drivers from Down Under — thousands of miles apart and even further from home — unexpectedly found themselves...

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Will Power the latest Indianapolis 500 champion for Penske

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power lost three consecutive championships before he decided a change was in order.He knew he must...

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Rossi goes from last row to 4th-place finish at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As some of the biggest names in the Indianapolis 500 crashed into the wall, and the rest of IndyCar's stars...

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'Danica Double' ends at Indy with another crash, no regrets

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two prestigious, 500-mile races. Two hard crashes. Two back-of-the-pack finishes.The "Danica Double" was...

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Gibbs: Kyle Busch is simply 'special' on race day

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs has coached Super Bowl champions.He's learned that to reach that level, it takes a group of guys...

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Kyle Busch blows past field for 1st Charlotte points win

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It's official: Kyle Busch can win everywhere.Busch marked off the only track where a points-race victory...

From despair to hope: One woman's journey through mental illness

HealthJul 8, 2018

MUSKOGEE — After two years of hearing voices, Mary Hicks became convinced she needed to kill herself to save her children. She failed. Sometimes failure can be a good thing. In Hicks' case, failure meant that she finally got treatment for...

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The Latest: Busch wins Coca-Cola in dominating fashion

The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local):10:50 p.m.Kyle Busch has won the Coca-Cola 600, becoming the...

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway to cap auto racing's busiest day.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway to cap auto racing's busiest day.

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NASCAR's hottest driver out of circuit's longest race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's hottest driver didn't last 100 laps in the Coca-Cola 600.Kevin Harvick hit the wall Sunday,...

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Near-record heat causes trouble for Indy 500 drivers, fans

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Unusually warm temperatures took a toll on everyone at the Indianapolis 500.More than 150 fans sought...

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Crashes claim some of Indianapolis 500's biggest stars

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves and Sebastien Bourdais each tried to make the most of a rare passing opportunity during...

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Will Power wins Indy 500, No. 17 for car owner Roger Penske

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power hated racing on ovals. He wasn't a fan of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and figured he would never...

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Strong May for Carpenter ends in 2nd in Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter spends the entire year thinking about the Indianapolis 500, even though he runs a full-time...

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Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick trudged out of the infield care center with her head down, mirrored sunglasses covering the...

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Will Power wins 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power wins 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Ricciardo holds nerve to win Monaco GP despite power loss

MONACO (AP) — Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo steadied his nerve when victory threatened to escape him again as he overcame a...

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Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo wins Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel

MONACO (AP) — Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo wins Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

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Keselowski becomes first repeat winner on Xfinity Series

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski walked into the interview room and said, "Oh, that's nice — air conditioning."Keselowski...

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Harvick carries hot streak into Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick is well aware he's in the midst of something special.Harvick has won the last three Cup...

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Rossi, Daly looking for real-life 'Amazing Race' in Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly could view the Indy 500 as another leg of "The Amazing Race."The close...

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Patrick notices good omens ahead of final Indy 500 race

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick loves good omens.She learned of a couple of them Saturday that could bode well for her in...

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Verstappen struggling to stay on track after latest incident

MONACO (AP) — Max Verstappen is struggling to keep his Formula One season on track.The 20-year-old Dutch driver finished last...

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Helio chasing No. 4 as his Indy 500 career winds down

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The screaming yellow firesuit made Helio Castroneves easy to find at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.The...

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Ricciardo takes pole position for Monaco GP ahead of Vettel

MONACO (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo took a dominant pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, softening the blow for Red...

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Part-timers Danica, Helio garner full attention at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Part-time drivers and one-off rides are usually afterthoughts at the Indianapolis 500, where the sport's...

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Column: Danica squanders chance to leave truly lasting mark

Danica Patrick never lacked for attention.Too bad she failed to capitalize on all that hype.Patrick's racing career, which ends...

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Quest to find an Indy 500 ride can be yearlong effort

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drivers still show up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway without a ride, walking through the tunnel beneath the...

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Dixon back for another Indy 500 try after spectacular wreck

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon has no trouble watching replays of last year's Indianapolis 500, when a car driven by Jay...

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Kyle Busch looks to check off box, win at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch has won a Cup points race at every track on the NASCAR circuit except one — Charlotte Motor...

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Dixon beats Hinchcliffe to win pit stop challenge at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon beat James Hinchcliffe in the finals of the pit stop challenge on Friday, dealing the Canadian...

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Leclerc carries memories of his father, Bianchi at Monaco

MONACO (AP) — When Charles Leclerc races for the first time at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, he will carry with him the...

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Herta wins Indy Lights race for Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta held off on kissing the bricks when his father won the Indianapolis 500.He finally did it...

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Lucky 13? Indy 500 starting spot means everything to rookie

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Claman De Melo got the subtle tattoo three years ago, a small, black "13" just behind his right...

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Kanaan paces Indy 500 field in final Carb Day practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan found himself in a familiar place atop the speed chart Friday at the final practice for the...

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Baffert thinks Justify has right stuff to win Triple Crown

Bob Baffert has a good feeling about Justify's chances of winning the final leg of the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.The...

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Women back on the grid at Monaco GP, but in a different role

MONACO (AP) — Women will make a return of sorts to the Formula One grid at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, although not in...

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Danica Patrick eases into final race of her career

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick strolled into Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a sunburn, a surprise gift from an afternoon...

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Brother's memory keeps Stefan Wilson racing for a cause

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stefan Wilson feels the presence of his late brother everywhere he turns at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.He...

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Tony Kanaan heads to AJ Foyt Racing for another Indy shot

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For all the success Tony Kanaan has had inside an Indy car, from winning the series title to his...

Oklahoma camp offers help for childhood trauma victims

NewsJul 1, 2018

Camp Hope offers help for childhood trauma victims

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Smith's push for All-Star race package at 600 denied

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith learned a long time ago from NASCAR Hall of Fame father...

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Kyle Busch captures pole at Charlotte; Harvick starts last

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch is hoping his third career pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway will help end a dubious drought at...

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Penske: Guarantee full-time guys Indy 500 starting spots

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske has a very simple solution for the predicament the Indianapolis 500 created when one of its...

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Brit Jay Howard not stepping out of Indy 500 for anyone

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There's an old saying around Gasoline Alley that the Indianapolis 500 picks its winners, a testament to the...

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Pagenaud tops Penske teammate Newgarden in autograph battle

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The remnants of Team Penske's autograph battle can be found all around Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Simon...

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Penske goes into motorsports' big weekend as a Hall of Famer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske spent three summers of his childhood at Culver Military Academy, where young boys gathered for...

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Red Bull's hopes of Monaco pole boosted by strong practice

MONACO (AP) — With its slow straights and tight corners, the Monaco Grand Prix offers Red Bull a strong chance to secure pole...

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Uncertainty about when Hamilton will sign his new contract

MONACO (AP) — Although Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes management are not saying precisely what is holding up his new deal, others...

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Indestructible Foyt back at Indy after another health scare

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A.J. Foyt still cuts an imposing figure around Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Everyone knows of him, everyone...

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Jeff Gordon calls NASCAR Hall of Fame selection 'surreal'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon didn't give much thought to NASCAR while racing sprint cars in Indiana as a teenager.He was...

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As both a driver and an owner, Carpenter a factor at Indy

DETROIT (AP) — Ed Carpenter made a major contribution to this year's Indianapolis 500 when he ensured Danica Patrick would have...

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Close calls force Indy 500 to learn lessons, coping skills

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato learned a tough, painful lesson from his spectacular final lap crash at the 2012 Indianapolis...

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Hinchcliffe no longer pursuing options to run in Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe is no longer looking for a way to get into the Indianapolis 500.The Canadian driver used...

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Bottas urging Hamilton to clear up Mercedes future and sign

MONACO (AP) — Valtteri Bottas is urging Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to sign a new contract, even though his own future is...

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Ferrari looking to get back on track in F1 at Monaco GP

MONACO (AP) — For Ferrari to win in Formula One, it needs to stop gifting points to Mercedes.Things could start to change at...

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As retirement approaches, is Danica Patrick a Hall of Famer?

DETROIT (AP) — As Danica Patrick prepares for her farewell at this weekend's Indianapolis 500, another big event on the auto...

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Takuma Sato back to defend Indy 500 victory with new team

The fans lined up one by one in the most orderly fashion, waiting for their chance to take a photograph or snag an autograph...

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Curses! Andretti weary of talking Indy 500 disappointment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marco Andretti had already wagered a few bucks with teammate Alexander Rossi on the Super Bowl and then...

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Brickyard to toy bricks: Danica Patrick gets Lego statue

NEW YORK (AP) — When Danica Patrick drives her final race in the Indy 500 on Sunday, she'll certainly be the only competitor...

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Bumped from Indy, Hinchcliffe plans to help teammate win

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hinchcliffe once likened Indianapolis Motor Speedway to a cruel mistress.A few days ago, he found out...

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ABC poised to bring its final Indy 500 to fans

As the Indianapolis 500 prepares to leave ABC, its only home for the past 54 years, for new partner NBC next season, The...

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After 54 years, ABC ready to sign off on Indianapolis 500

The old television broadcast booth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was situated on the roof over the front straightaway, set...

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Jeff Gordon headlines nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Jeff Gordon's name is presented to panel of voters for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the debate should...

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Chevy hoping it finally has edge on Honda in Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chevrolet engines have powered some of IndyCar's biggest wins over the last six years.Their drivers have...

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Courtney Force wins 2nd straight NHRA Funny Car race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Courtney Force won her second straight Funny Car race, capturing the rain-delayed NHRA Heartland Nationals...

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Column: Celebrating bumping at Indy a short-sighted victory

Bumping was back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and everyone was thrilled.Until people actually got bumped.Only 33 drivers get...

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Wickens crashes, teammate Hinchcliffe still without 500 ride

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens crashed Monday during the second-to-last practice for the Indianapolis 500, another headache...

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Trump honors Truex Jr. at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing at...

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Ford looks to snap 16-year Coca-Cola 600 drought

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It's been 16 years since Mark Martin won the Coca-Cola 600, and a Ford driver has not been to victory lane...

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NHRA Heartland Nationals postponed until Monday

TOKEKA, Kan. (AP) — Courtney Force reached the Funny Car semifinals Sunday in the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals before dewy...

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Carpenter takes top starting spot at Indy 500 for 3rd time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter and Danica Patrick got exactly what they needed in qualifying Sunday.Now comes the hard part:...

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Hinchcliffe not expecting to run in Indianapolis 500

James Hinchcliffe watched the final day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying in street clothes, refusing to lobby for someone to give...

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All-Star race shakeup goes well and NASCAR should try again

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Something had to be done to NASCAR's annual All-Star race, which had stopped being special years ago. A...

These dogs are helping change lives.

NewsJul 7, 2018

Program at Mabel Basset Correctional Center lets women inmates train dogs

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Kevin Harvick picks up $1 million check with All-Star win

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Nothing can stop Kevin Harvick these days, not an experimental rules package or a field of racers with...

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The Latest: Harvick beats Suarez to win NASCAR All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR All-Star race (all times local):9:55 p.m.Kevin Harvick continued his dominating...

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Options exist for Hinchcliffe and Mann to make Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar will likely internally consider options on how to get popular drivers James Hinchcliffe and Pippa...

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Hinchcliffe accepts blame for Indy 500 qualifying failure

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe made one thing perfectly clear Saturday.Only he and his team are to blame for missing the...

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Helio, Danica move on; Hinchcliffe is bumped from Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar's marquee names turned a day of qualifying for the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" into a throwback,...

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Clay Millican tops qualifying in NHRA Heartland Nationals

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Clay Millican took the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday in the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at...

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The Latest: Castroneves claims top spot in Indy qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the first of two qualifying days for the Indianapolis 500 (all times local):5:55...

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Castroneves posts fastest speed in practice for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves posted the fastest lap in Saturday morning's final...

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Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck race at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Johnny Sauter raced to his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season Friday night,...

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Return of Bump Day could give Indy 500 qualifying real boost

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske still bemoans the memories from the 1995 Indianapolis 500.One year after dominating the month...

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Courtney Force tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Courtney Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at...

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He's back: Kenseth returns to capture pole for All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth is hoping Friday night's qualifying is a sign better times are ahead.Kenseth's return to...

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VP Pence takes impromptu stroll in Gasoline Alley at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence gave Indianapolis 500 fans a big surprise on Fast Friday.He tried to be just a...

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Andretti tops speed chart again in Indianapolis 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti could be the pole favorite for the Indianapolis 500. He's certainly been the most...

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NASCAR adds quirky plate package to $1 million All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's annual All-Star race is a $1 million winner-take-all spectacle that has failed for years to live...

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American F1 test driver Ferrucci to make IndyCar debut

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Formula One development driver Santino Ferrucci will make his IndyCar debut next month at Detroit as the...

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Cycling team director banned for car near-miss with official

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union has suspended a team director for 50 days after the car he drove...

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Rahal goes from 34th to 1st during Indianapolis 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal's one-day turnaround looked good and felt even better.Now he needs to prove it wasn't a...

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Pietro Fittipaldi a spectator at Indy after breaking legs

Pietro Fittipaldi thought he would be preparing for his Indianapolis 500 debut this week. Instead, he is recovering from...

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Newgarden sticks to Penske plan as others grab spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden brought Team Penske's prestigious No. 1 car to Indianapolis. Since then, the defending...

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IndyCar adds eye-tracking system to concussion test protocol

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly every indicator suggested Will Power was suffering from concussion-like symptoms after his car hit a...

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Pace car for Pacer: NBA's Victor Oladipo to start Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo will drive the pace car in the Indianapolis 500.He will lead the 33-car...

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Marco Andretti leads field on 2nd day of Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti led four Honda drivers atop the speed chart on the second day of practice for the...

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Dreyer & Reinbold hopes Indy 500 leads to IndyCar return

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dreyer & Reinbold Racing made a memorable debut when Robbie Buhl won the first IndyCar race the...

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Couple who survived Charlottesville car attack marry

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man injured in a car attack the day of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville and...

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Mercedes driver Bottas fastest in F1 testing in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had the fastest lap on the final day of Formula One testing in...

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Haas succeeding but not expecting to win in F1 anytime soon

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gene Haas had a lot to learn when he decided to venture into Europe with a new Formula One team.One...

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Helio gets up to speed by pacing Indianapolis 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Team Penske topped opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves paced...

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Verstappen fastest on 1st day of mid-season F1 tests

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Max Verstappen recorded the fastest time through the first day of mid-season Formula One testing on...

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Felipe Massa to race in Formula E for Venturi

MONACO (AP) — Former Formula One driver Felipe Massa will race in Formula E after signing a three-year deal with Venturi on...

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Zachary Claman De Melo gets Indy 500 ride on opening day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Coyne Racing will give Zachary Claman De Melo a shot at running his first Indianapolis 500 as the...

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IndyCar's young and restless set for Indy 500 showcase race

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Twenty-three-year-old Zach Veach looks like the perfect guy for IndyCar's youth movement.He has a solid...

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Hemsworth to serve as Indianapolis 500 honorary starter

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Actor Chris Hemsworth will wave the green flag to start this year's Indianapolis 500.The honorary starter...

GOP House members who opposed tax package for teachers defend their position in runoff primaries

News54 minutes ago

Most of the state House incumbents in runoff primaries are having to defend their votes against tax hikes for teacher pay raises.

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Mercedes cautious despite a commanding victory in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes got the commanding victory it had been seeking all season.Lewis Hamilton put on a strong...

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Rafael Nadal to get 24 Hours Le Mans underway

LE MANS, France (AP) — Rafael Nadal will get the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race underway.Organizers of the race say...

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Mercedes restores order at top with Hamilton's win in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are not done just yet.Hamilton put in a dominant performance at the Spanish...

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Fernando Alonso again finds a way to finish in the points

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — It was another rough start for Fernando Alonso, and again another points-finish for the two-time world...

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Vettel's struggles continue with 4th place at Spanish GP

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel's poor form continued at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.Vettel finished fourth at...

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Kevin Harvick chasing perfection after fifth win in 12 races

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick had just taken the checkered flag for the fifth time this season, wheeled his car into...

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Kevin Harvick chasing perfection after fifth win in 12 races

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick had just taken the checkered flag for the fifth time this season, wheeled his car into...

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Familiar faces, fond farewells, bumping headline Indy lineup

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The throwback month is in full swing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Danica Patrick started tuning up for...

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Familiar faces, fond farewells, bumping headline Indy lineup

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The throwback month is in full swing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Danica Patrick started tuning up for...

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Spanish Grand Prix

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Spanish Grand Prix.

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Drivers call for F1 to start listening to their opinions

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Drivers are getting tired of having no voice in Formula One.F1's top drivers are calling for those in...

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Harvick passes Truex with 1 to go to win at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Nobody has been able to keep pace with Kevin Harvick this season.Not even the reigning series champion...

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The Latest: Harvick wins fifth race of season at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway (all times local):10:20 p.m.Kevin Harvick...

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Power play leads Penske to 200th series win in IndyCar GP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power's timing was impeccable Saturday.He picked the perfect strategy with his red tires. He pressed...

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The Latest: Power pulls away to give Penske 200th series win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis (all times local):5:45 p.m.Will Power led the final 34...

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MMA star Valentina Shevchenko checks out first NASCAR race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Valentina Shevchenko would normally be glued to her television to watch UFC 224 on Saturday night,...

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Hamilton takes pole for Spanish GP with track record

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton ended Sebastian Vettel's dominant run in Formula One qualifying by setting a track...

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Mercedes denies suggestions it influenced Pirelli on tires

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes denies suggestions it influenced Pirelli to use a tire that better suits the Formula One team...

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Launch of F1 TV marred by 'technical difficulties'

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Formula One's subscription television service got off to a slow start as some viewers were unable to...

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Noah Gragson wins NASCAR Truck race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Noah Gragson won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday night at Kansas Speedway, starting...

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Harvick keeps hot streak going with pole at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick had to race onto the track after finally passing through inspection just as the first...

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Will Power wins his third pole for IndyCar GP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power was hoping he could change directions at Indianapolis.He took one giant step Friday.Power turned...

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New aero kits may create more passing in Indy Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud expects the IndyCar Grand Prix to be very different from the first four races. So does just...

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Drivers steer clear of discussing potential NASCAR sale

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has spent more than two decades racing in NASCAR series, winning a championship at its...

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Kenseth ready for season debut at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — It was about a year ago that Matt Kenseth thought he would be spending the year driving a school...

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Red Bull keeping drivers on tight leash after Baku crash

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Things have changed at Red Bull.The team appears to be putting a limit on the freedom it gives its...

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Mercedes sets the pace in practice for Spanish GP

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes set the pace in practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton...

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Kubica confident he can make full F1 return if given chance

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Robert Kubica was second-to-last, 19th out of 20. And smiling.He drove in the first practice for the...

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Conor Daly to make NASCAR debut in August at Road America

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Conor Daly will make his NASCAR debut in August when he jumps from an IndyCar into a Ford Mustang for...

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Stewart-Haas adds ITsavvy as sponsor for Bowyer this season

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing has added information technology provider ITsavvy as the primary sponsor for the...

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Castroneves eagerly gearing up for IndyCar season debut

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves monitored the first four IndyCar races of the season from afar.He learned to cope with...

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Miami gives early go-ahead for Formula 1 grand prix

Formula One's efforts to expand its reach across the U.S. got a key boost Thursday when Miami city commissioners agreed to...

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Alonso making most out of his season despite McLaren's woes

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Fernando Alonso doesn't hide the fact he expected more from McLaren by now.Still, he arrives for his...

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Clayman De Melo to replace Fittipaldi at IndyCar Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zachary Claman De Melo will replace the injured Pietro Fittipaldi in Saturday's IndyCar Grand...

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Kelly Clarkson will sing national anthem at Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three-time Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem at this month's Indianapolis...

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Olympian Lilly King will drive IndyCar Grand Prix pace car

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King has been chosen as this year's IndyCar Grand Prix pace car...

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NASCAR hits Dillon, Bowyer, Suarez teams with penalties

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The teams for drivers Austin Dillon, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez have been penalized by NASCAR...

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FANTASY PLAYS: Harvick's NASCAR run; Kamara up draft boards

Kevin Harvick is off to a start this NASCAR season as dominant as LeBron James in basketball.He's pulled down four wins and...

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Mercedes expects 3-way fight to continue in Spanish GP

Mercedes is not expecting things to get any easier when Formula One returns to Europe this weekend.Lewis Hamilton won in...

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AP source: NASCAR memo: France family 'dedicated' to sport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If NASCAR is for sale, the France family isn't saying.An attempt to calm employees about the future of...

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Camping World Truck Series to be renamed Gander Outdoors

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series will be known as Gander Outdoors next season.Camping World and...

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NOT REAL NEWS: Report claims NASCAR driver Kyle Busch dead

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is alive and well, despite a report online claiming he killed himself.The story from Sports Analog,...

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Column: Girls Rule! NHRA celebrating strong female racers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leah Pritchett and Courtney Force left the NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta with winner trophies and...

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Leah Pritchett collects first NHRA Top Fuel win of season

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Leah Pritchett collected her first Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday in the NHRA Southern Nationals at...

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Harvick takes the checkered flag at Dover for 4th win

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was flanked by his Stewart-Haas Racing team on the victory lane stage when a photographer...

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Harvick takes the checkered flag at Dover for 4th win

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was flanked by his Stewart-Haas Racing team on the victory lane stage when a photographer...

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The Latest: Harvick takes checkered at Dover for 4th win

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):6:15 p.m.Kevin Harvick...