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Verstappen, Ocon clash on and off track at Brazilian GP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Max Verstappen pushed Force India's Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday following a...

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Three in position to capture world title at Rally Australia

COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Sebastien Ogier goes into this weekend's Rally Australia with a chance to...

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Minnesota car track owner dies in Florida swim accident

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — The owner of Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota has died in a swimming accident off the Florida...

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David Pearson, NASCAR's Silver Fox, has died at 83

David Pearson, the NASCAR pioneer known as "The Silver Fox" for his cunning craft and a longtime rivalry with Richard Petty,...

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Monday Sports in Brief

HOCKEYThe National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 140 retired players who...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has fired coach Bobby Petrino with two games left in a spiraling season that...

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Hamilton wins in Brazil, Mercedes takes constructors' title

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ten years after securing his first Formula One title at Interlagos, five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton...

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Kyle Busch sets up showdown with Kevin Harvick for the title

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The three most dominant drivers of this NASCAR season will fittingly race each other for the...

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The Latest: Kyle Busch ties Harvick with 8 wins this season

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's elimination race at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix (all times local):4:05...

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

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Massa, Hamilton look back 10 years to Brazil title thriller

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ten years ago at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa thought he was Formula One world champion — for 23...

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19-year-old Tanner Gray becomes youngest NHRA season champ

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Gray became the youngest NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season champion Saturday by...

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Bell to race for another NASCAR national championship

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Crashes in consecutive weeks had backed Christopher Bell into a corner that jeopardized his strong...

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Alonso seeks triple crown in return to Indy 500 in 2019

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team will return to the Indianapolis 500 next...

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Harvick on mission to silence his critics after penalty

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The mood in the desert is tense headed into the final elimination race before NASCAR's championship, a...

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Hamilton tops Vettel to get pole position at Brazilian GP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said this week his hunger for more Formula One glory will not stop at his fifth world...

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Jeffery Earnhardt gets shot in a good car with Gibbs

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeffrey Earnhardt has landed a nine-race Xfinity Series deal with Joe Gibbs Racing for next season...

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Teenager Enzo dreams of returning Fittipaldi name to F1

SAO PAULO (AP) — Almost five decades after Emerson Fittipaldi opened the way for Brazilian drivers in Formula One, his...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLMETAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dez Bryant's tenure with the Saints may have been short-lived.In just his second practice with...

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Bubba Wallace has sights on blazing more trails in NASCAR

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Wallace does not care about the way things used to be done in NASCAR, and he is not interested in...

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Moffitt wins in Phoenix, earns spot in final 4 at Homestead

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday night at ISM Raceway to earn a spot in...

Murray's baseball future won't be threatened by NFL, Boras says

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Revered in some circles and reviled in others, Scott Boras isn’t the average Sooner fan. His eyes are transfixed on one player, Kyler Murray, his client.

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Leah Pritchett lead Top Fuel qualifying at NHRA finale

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Leah Pritchett led Top Fuel qualifying Friday night in the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto...

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Harvick on cheating: 'I just show up and drive the cars'

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick shrugged off a cheating scandal to show he's still a legitimate title contender by winning...

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Harvick shakes off cheating scandal to win pole at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The cheating scandal that knocked Kevin Harvick out of NASCAR's championship round didn't slow him a bit...

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NASCAR seeking stock buy of International Speedway Corp.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has submitted a non-binding offer to acquire all Class A and Class B common stock of...

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Bottas edges teammate Hamilton in Brazilian GP practice

SAO PAULO (AP) — Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton set the pace in practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Friday, keeping...

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Young test drivers give Brazil hope in F1 future

SAO PAULO (AP) — For the first time since 1970, there will be no Brazilian driver in a Formula One race in Brazil.So fans in...

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Chastain gets ride with Ganassi, Cindric hired by Penske

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Austin Cindric and Ross Chastain have landed the full-time rides in the Xfinity Series, and both will be...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSDENVER (AP) — A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of Congressional hearings and a...

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

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

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NASCAR's culture of cheating unmasked during playoffs

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The credo in NASCAR has always been "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'," and that has never...

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IndyCar: No plan in place to return to Brazil in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An IndyCar official said Thursday there is no deal in place to return to Brazil in 2020 with a road race...

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Alonso confident of performing at penultimate race in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso is almost in retirement mode, but doesn't think it is time to...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BOXINGTOKYO (AP) — Floyd Mayweather has called off his bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa and says he was...

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Harvick's championship berth spoiled by NASCAR inspectors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick's bid for a second NASCAR title suffered a massive setback when he was stripped of his...

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Hamilton relishes F1 challenge from young crop of drivers

SAO PAULO (AP) — Five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has a two-step plan for keeping the new generation of talented...

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NASCAR champion Truex moving to Gibbs with crew chief

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief will move to Joe Gibbs Racing next season to remain...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCARCAN-AM 500Site: Avondale, Arizona.Schedule: Friday, practice, 1:35 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 7 p.m....

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Hanoi GP set to join Formula One circuit in 2020

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Grand Prix in Hanoi will be added to the Formula One calendar in 2020 as part of the sport's expansion...

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Column: Wrong call on Johnson on NASCAR's bad day in Texas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR did not have its finest day at Texas Motor Speedway, where things first went awry with an...

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Harvick earns his shot at NASCAR Cup title with win at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick gave the checkered flag to a young fan he brought onto the track to take a selfie — one...

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The Latest: Harvick gets Cup title shot with win at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):5:45 p.m.Kevin Harvick has...

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2 men overcome by carbon monoxide at Texas NASCAR speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two men were rushed to hospitals in critical condition after being found suffering...

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Carl Edwards misses racing but not planning NASCAR comeback

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Carl Edwards never did a celebratory backflip off his car after winning the NASCAR Cup race at Texas...

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Truex trying to keep focus on title shot after Logano bump

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has promised that Joey Logano won't win the NASCAR Cup title.That is a score that...

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Custer wins at Texas for shot at NASCAR Xfinity title

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Cole Custer's first career victory at Homestead last year wasn't for the NASCAR Xfinity...

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Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83

Mari Hulman George, the "quiet pioneer" of auto racing who was instrumental in the expansion of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and...

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Justin Haley wins at Texas, gets spot in championship finale

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Justin Haley joined teammate Johnny Sauter in the four-man field for the NASCAR Camping World Truck...

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Blaney 200-mph Texas pole; all 4 Stewart Haas cars in top 7

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Clint Bowyer went more than 200 mph like polesitter Ryan Blaney during NASCAR Cup qualifying at...

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Kurt Busch vying for 2nd Cup title amid uncertain future

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch knows he took his first and only NASCAR Cup Series championship for granted.The one that...

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Chevrolet updating the Camaro and Silverado in NASCAR

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chevrolet will update the Camaro SS Coupe raced in the Xfinity Series and its Silverado used in the...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLAlabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of...

OU football: Sooners buoyed by stellar run game

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NORMAN Calvin Bundage loomed just a few steps inside the goal line, and as the running lane opened in front of him, he surged forward. A collision was imminent. Sure enough, Trey Sermon came trucking through the opening and smashed into the...

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Column: Truex out to prove lame-duck team can win a title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Maybe Martin Truex Jr. is the driver to root for through the rest of the NASCAR playoffs after his...

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F1 driver Ericsson moving to IndyCar with Schmidt Peterson

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sauber Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson will move to IndyCar in 2019 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports....

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Column: Logano put it all on the line, as he should have

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Take a deep breath and rewatch "Days of Thunder" a couple hundred times to put some perspective on Joey...

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Hamilton beats Vettel to F1 title again

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel hugged in a gesture of mutual respect between two drivers with nine...

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Steve Torrence wraps up NHRA Top Fuel season title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Steve Torrence won his first Top Fuel season championship Sunday during eliminations and won the NHRA Toyota...

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Logano shoves past Truex to earn shot at NASCAR championship

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When the reigning series champion slipped past him with one lap to go at Martinsville Speedway, Joey...

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The Latest: Logano shoves Truex away to move on to Miami

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Martinsville Speedway: (all times local):6:15 p.m.Joey Logano...

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Britain's Lewis Hamilton wins 5th career Formula One championship by finishing 4th at Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Britain's Lewis Hamilton wins 5th career Formula One championship by finishing 4th at Mexican Grand Prix.

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NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson lands new sponsor in Ally Financial

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Rick Hendrick, a car dealer at the end of the day, pulled off another sales job of Jimmie Johnson to...

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Clay Millican tops NHRA Top Fuel qualifying in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clay Millican took his 10th No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position of the season Saturday at the NHRA Toyota...

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Ricciardo beats Verstappen to pole at Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo's smile beamed its brightest in months, while his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen...

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Kyle Busch to lead next round of NASCAR's playoffs

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch's road to the championship round was made a little bit easier when he won the pole at...

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Johnny Sauter wins Martinsville for series-best 4th time

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Johnny Sauter will again race for the Truck Series championship, getting an automatic berth into the...

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Stewart-Haas aiming to dominate NASCAR playoff's round of 8

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart passionately believed in Aric Almirola when others dismissed the racecar driver as a...

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Latin American drivers facing long road to F1

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sergio Perez will climb into his Force India car on Sunday at the Mexican Grand Prix and race in front of an...

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IndyCar driver Wickens reveals crash left him a paraplegic

IndyCar driver Robert Wickens is paralyzed from the chest down from injuries suffered in an August crash at Pocono Raceway.The...

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Hartley faces order to get better to keep Toro Rosso seat

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost sent a direct message Friday to struggling driver Brendon Hartley: Get...

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Jack Beckman tops NHRA Funny Car in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Beckman topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor...

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Red Bull 1-2 in 1st practice at Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Everything was running perfect for Red Bull and Max Verstappen.Until it wasn't.Verstappen and Red Bull...

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Officials say Charlottesville suspect assaulted in jail

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man in custody at a Virginia jail assaulted fellow inmate James Alex Fields Jr., the man accused...

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The Latest: Man charged with hitting Charlottesville suspect

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a reported jailhouse assault against the man accused of driving a car into...

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Chase Elliott on a hot streak and eyeing NASCAR championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to stop losing races before he could find his way to victory...

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Raikkonen and Alonso take different paths in racing careers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Formula One's two old-timers, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso, are taking very different paths into the...

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Hamilton says Mercedes will have earned F1 title

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said Thursday that another Formula One championship would be one earned by him and Mercedes —...

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Hamilton gets 2nd crack at F1 championship in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has a second chance to secure the Formula One season championship. And he doesn't have to...

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Only on AP: Tony Stewart reconsidering return to Indy 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart is reconsidering a return to the Indianapolis 500 in part because of injuries Robert...

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Niki Lauda released from hospital after lung transplant

VIENNA (AP) — Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda has been released from a Vienna hospital nearly three months after...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLBOSTON (AP) — This World Series is making history even before it starts.Boston's Alex Cora and Los Angeles' Dave...

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Column: SHR will be hard-pressed to get 4 cars into finale

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick are through to the next round of NASCAR's...

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Verstappen provides late-lap thrills at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Leave it to Red Bull's Max Verstappen to provide some late-race thrills at the U.S. Grand...

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Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix as Hamilton F1 title bid denied

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen's second stint with Ferrari has been long on frustration and short on victories.That...

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Chase Elliott wins for 2nd time in 3 NASCAR playoff races

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to win at NASCAR's top level. Now that he's got that...

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The Latest: Elliott wins at Kansas to roll into next round

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's elimination race at Kansas Speedway (all times local):4:20 p.m.Chase Elliott...

Sooners, not Cowboys, have a lot riding on Bedlam

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Bedlam football has become a nationally relevant series over the last 15 years, but 2018 is an exception

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NASCAR announces France Humanitarian Award finalists

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Four men and women who perform volunteer work with children have been selected as the finalists for...

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Texas could be Ferrari's last stand in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene watched his red cars slip and splash around a wet Circuit of the...

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Hamilton grabs pole position at US Grand Prix in title bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton warned Ferrari and championship rival Sebastian Vettel would be ready to "punch back" at...

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Nemechek drives away from Hemric for first Xfinity win

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — John Hunter Nemechek's father first brought him to victory lane at Kansas Speedway almost 15 years...

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Bubble drivers have high hopes for Kansas elimination race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Blaney felt good about his chances of advancing to the next round of NASCAR's playoffs even...

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Creed locks up ARCA title before finale at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The first time Sheldon Creed raced a stock car it was on dirt and he hated it.Creed had raced dirt...

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Larson denied appeal of rules violation from Talladega

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kyle Larson's appeal of a rules violation from last week's race at Talladega was denied Friday, a big...

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Logano earns pole for elimination race at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Joey Logano hopped out of his car and jokingly thanked his Penske Racing team for all the wise...

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Hamilton fastest, Vettel penalized at US Grand Prix practice

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Even in the rain, Lewis Hamilton seems to be in unbeatable form.As for Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel's...

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Gallagher steps out of seat of GMS Racing in Xfinity Series

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Spencer Gallagher is ready to be a professional nerd again.The former Silicon Valley software...

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Haas fighting for F1 'best of the rest' in Year 3

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The third season for Haas F1 has been its best, even if it has been a bit bizarre.Formula One's only...

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Kansas native Bowyer plans for plenty of racing Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of the first things Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach did when he learned their game...

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2-time F1 champ Alonso hints Indy 500 return possible

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fernando Alonso hinted that he could return to race the Indianapolis 500 again in 2019 after he retires...

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Sergio Perez extends F1 contract with Force India for 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Force India and Sergio Perez announced Thursday a one-year extension for 2019 for the Mexican driver ahead...

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Hamilton confident young Schumacher will make it to F1

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he is confident Mick Schumacher, the son of former seven-time champion...

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Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton chases history at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — From New York to Texas, Lewis Hamilton returned to the United States this week with yet another Formula...

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Kyle Larson facing playoff elimination after NASCAR penalty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson has been docked 10 points by NASCAR for a rules violation that could bring an end to his...

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Deep in heart of Texas is heart of Formula 1 in US

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Circuit of the Americas was cut out of the rocky soil just outside of the state capital of...

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IndyCar team owners Vasser and Sullivan form Lexus IMSA team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — IndyCar team owners Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan are expanding into sports car racing with a new...

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Column: Busch loss raises questions about NASCAR officiating

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kurt Busch is not the most sympathetic figure. When he loses a race he was one turn away from winning...

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AP Interview: Rosberg expects F1 merger with electric series

Highlighting fresh concerns about global warming, Nico Rosberg foresees an eventual merger between the fuel-guzzling Formula...

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Almirola advances in NASCAR playoffs with Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Tony Stewart hired Aric Almirola because he believed the journeyman would win races for Stewart-Haas...

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Torrence races to 4th straight win to open NHRA playoffs

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Steve Torrence raced to his fourth straight Top Fuel victory to open the NHRA playoffs Sunday in the...

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The Latest: Almirola wins Talladega in Stewart-Haas rout

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local):___5:35 p.m.Aric...

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Kurt Busch leads Stewart-Haas Racing sweep at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kurt Busch led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep to put all four of the company cars up front at Talladega...

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Johnson tops Funny Car qualifying at NHRA Carolina Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Tommy Johnson Jr. powered to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car on Saturday in the NHRA Carolina...

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Timothy Peters wrecks Gragson to win Talladega truck race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Timothy Peters bumped leader Noah Gragson out of his way on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway,...

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Michael Schumacher's son Mick wins F3 European title

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — That's one more racing title for the Schumacher family.Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time F1...

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Talladega starts final 6-week run for Johnson and Knaus

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Times were already changing long before Jimmie Johnson strolled through a Las Vegas casino unnoticed,...

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Steve Torrence leads NHRA Top Fuel qualifying

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Steve Torrence led Top Fuel qualifying Friday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway as he tries...

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Australian Grand Prix to lead off F1 2019 schedule

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Grand Prix has taken its usual place at the top of the calendar for the 2019 Formula...

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Williams signs young British driver Russell for next season

GROVE, England (AP) — George Russell will leave his role as reserve driver for Mercedes to take up a full-time seat with...

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NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus to split after 17 years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There will not be an eighth NASCAR title for Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus.Hendrick Motorsports will...

Low turnover numbers not helping OU defense

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NORMAN — Oklahoma defensive lineman Neville Gallimore and linebacker Curtis Bolton treated Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard like a pinball in the fourth quarter of Saturday's Bedlam game. On a fourth-quarter run, Gallimore got the...

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DiBenedetto to drive Toyota for Leavine Family Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt DiBenedetto will drive for Leavine Family Racing next season and the team will field Toyota...

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Russian influence rising in Balkans, Baltics, Central Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A week before a crucial election, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik traveled to Russia for a Formula...

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Column: NASCAR must push its newest winners into superstars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A race car driver can have all the personality in the world but skills not much better than an old...

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Elliott uses Dover win to earn berth in next playoff round

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott had been burdened by lofty expectations that come as the son of a Hall of Fame driver and the...

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Steve Torrence wins home NHRA race for 3rd straight victory

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Steve Torrence won the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals at Texas Motorplex on Sunday for his third straight victory...

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The Latest: Elliott wins NASCAR playoff race at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):___5:48 p.m.Chase Elliott...

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NASCAR set to implement gambling regulations in 2019

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR president Steve Phelps said the series is set to implement guidelines in the rulebook on sports...

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Vicious cycle: Johnson buys kids bikes to settle Truex spat

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson put the brakes on a small spat with Martin Truex Jr., with an apology in the form of kids...

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Hamilton cruises to win at Japanese GP, closes in on title

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton stormed to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his fourth straight...

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Clay Millican tops NHRA qualifying at Texas Motorplex

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Clay Millican took the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position Saturday in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at...

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Bell sets Xfinity rookie record at Dover with 6th victory

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Christopher Bell has a second straight NASCAR championship in sight.Bell won his sixth Xfinity Series race...

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Dover becomes only track to allow sports betting on property

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bradley Saucier and Joshua Merrill made the trip from Maine to watch this weekend's NASCAR races at Dover....

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Fresh off win, Blaney tries to move in NASCAR title hunt

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Ryan Blaney kept the party rolling from his first win this season long enough to stimulate business at his...

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Hamilton claims pole for Japanese Grand Prix, Vettel 8th

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, leading...

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Hamilton claims pole for Japanese Grand Prix, Vettel 9th

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, leading...

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Hamilton claims pole position for Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, leading...

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Tommy Johnson Jr. tops Funny Car qualifying

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Tommy Johnson Jr. topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas...

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Kyle Busch, Harvick start 1-2 in playoff race at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have been the drivers to beat all season.They'll be the ones to catch again at...

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Place your bets: Dover set to roll the dice on NASCAR wagers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Place your bets at Dover and let it ride: The track is ready to roll the dice on NASCAR betting.NASCAR fans...

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Hamilton fastest in practice for Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton dominated practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday, an early indication that the...

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Hamilton closing on F1 title at Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton has won five of the last six Formula One races.This week the series is in Suzuka, where Hamilton has won three...

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AP NewsAlert

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials warn Arizona dam swollen by rain could fail, residents of small Native American community evacuating.

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NASCAR to remove restrictor plates at Daytona and Talladega

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will use two primary rules packages next season and race at Daytona and Talladega without...

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Man whose fraud bankrolled son's NASCAR career gets prison

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina businessman who authorities say defrauded investors while bankrolling his son's NASCAR...

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Column: 'Roval' a smashing success for all except Johnson

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Wherever NASCAR is headed these next few years, Marcus Smith proved he deserves a seat at the head...

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Max Nash, AP photographer who covered war, dies at 77

LONDON (AP) — Photographer Max Nash, who covered conflicts in Southeast Asia and the Middle East and helped nurture a new...

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Jimmie Johnson knocks himself out of playoffs with 'mistake'

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson stood outside of his banged up No. 48 Chevrolet still in disbelief over the blunder he'd...

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Blaney wins on roval after Johnson crashes out of playoffs

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson saw an opportunity to snap a 58-race losing streak, and went for it. It cost him a shot at...

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The Latest: Blaney wins on roval when leaders wreck

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR playoff race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (all times local):5:30 p.m.Ryan Blaney...

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Rivera says Panthers hope to get Reid on field soon

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he hopes to get newly signed safety Eric Reid on the field for next...

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Hailie Deegan, 17, becomes 1st female winner in NASCAR K&N

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Hailie Deegan used a bump-and-run on her teammate to become the first female winner...

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Hamilton wins Russian GP after teammate lets him through

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix and closed in on his fifth Formula One title, but he's not...

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Chase Briscoe wins Xfinity race on weird Charlotte roval

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The roval at Charlotte is the big NASCAR race worth watching

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Toro Rosso confirms Kvyat to return to F1 in 2019

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Kurt Busch wins pole for playoff race at Charlotte's 'roval'

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NASCAR's current youth movement pushing out veteran drivers

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AP Source: Ellison, Coutts to launch SailGP using catamarans

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Childress promotes Daniel Hemric to Cup Series

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Ryan Preece at long last lands ride at NASCAR's top level

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Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist joins IndyCar Series

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Haas to keep Grosjean and Magnussen for 2019

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Vettel fighting to keep F1 title challenge alive in Russia

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Sauber pairs Giovinazzi with Raikkonen for 2019 F1 season

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Hight wins, escapes serious injury after engine explosion

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Victory at Richmond eases playoff tension for Kyle Busch

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

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The Latest: Kyle Busch wins fall race at Richmond

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Steve Torrence fastest in Top Fuel qualifying at Gateway

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Man killed when car crashes during race in Louisiana

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Newman moving to Roush-Fenway in 2019

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Bell wins Xfinity race at Richmond; Earnhardt 4th

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Harvick edges Hamlin for pole at Richmond

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Hailie Deegan riding fast lane on rise in auto racing

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Big 3 now a foursome: NASCAR wild card Richmond is next

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Hooters to sponsor Chase Elliott for 3 races in 2019-2021

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Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash

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Moffitt edges Sauter in Michigan for 4th Trucks win of year

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Rookie Austin Cindric wins pole for Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio

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Jim France choosing to stay quiet as interim head of NASCAR

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Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch go 1-2 for Gibbs at Michigan

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Detroit Grand Prix to run for at least 3 more years

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Ford to race iconic muscle car Mustang at NASCAR's top level

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Tony Stewart eyes Indy 500 in 2019 in bid for elusive title

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Speedway Motorsports gives credits if weather postpones race

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NASCAR Chairman Brian France takes leave of absence following arrest on DWI, drug possession charges

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Antron Brown ends drought with 50th NHRA Top Fuel victory

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Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen, his first Cup victory

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The Latest: Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen

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Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR Cup pole at Watkins Glen

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Christian Fittipaldi to retire after Rolex 24 At Daytona

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Matt Hagan qualifies No. 1 for NHRA Northwest Nationals

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GMS Racing tabs HOFer Bill Elliott to race at Road America

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Kyle Busch: Xfinity phenom Christopher Bell shouldn't rush

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Joey Logano wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen

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Truex chasing title as NASCAR's current king of the road

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has a chance to join former NASCAR greats Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart as kings of...

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Joey Logano wins Xfinity pole at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Joey Logano has won the Xfinity pole for the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.Logano led a...

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Matt Hagan leads NHRA Funny Car qualifying

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NASCAR Cup rookie Bubba Wallace ready to race

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — It's been almost a week since NASCAR Cup rookie Bubba Wallace became a headliner after a violent...

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Crunch time for Allmendinger; playoff berth at stake at WGI

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger isn't exactly sure how it happened. More than a month later he's still beating...

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Paraplegic race car driver scores 1st pro win, seeks more

Michael Johnson's big grin never seems to disappear because he is doing what he loves.The smile sticks out as he drives the No....

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Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo is leaving Red Bull for Renault at the end of this Formula One season.The...

How's Carmelo Anthony working in Houston after his OKC exit?

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Katherine Legge to enter NASCAR with 2 Xfinity Series races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Katherine Legge will make her NASCAR debut in a two-race Xfinity Series deal with JD Motorsports. The...

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Nationwide and Alex Bowman sign extensions with Hendrick

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Former F1 champion Niki Lauda undergoes lung transplant

VIENNA (AP) — Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has undergone a lung transplant.The Vienna General Hospital says...

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Christopher Bell seeks record-tying 4th straight Xfinity win

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Broncos rookie Bradley Chubb hitting all right notes in camp

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Hall of Fame NASCAR reporter Tom Higgins dies at 80

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tom Higgins, a journalist who covered NASCAR for 33 years at the Charlotte Observer and was inducted...

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IndyCar moves '19 race at Iowa to night

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Column: NASCAR needs to change the tone starting at the top

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AP Interview: F1 rising star Leclerc talks about ambitions

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Blake Alexander wins Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

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Kyle Busch wins 6th race of the season at Pocono

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Alexander Rossi runs away with IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio

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NASCAR COO Phelps says sport needs to end focus on negative

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The Latest: Kyle Busch wins 6th race of the season at Pocono

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Bottas unhappy at being called 'wingman' to Hamilton

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Hamilton heads into F1 break with comfortable lead on Vettel

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Courtney Force takes 10th No. 1 qualifier of year

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Christopher Bell races 3rd straight NASCAR Xfinity victory

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Double DQ: Harvick, Busch flunk Pocono Raceway inspection

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Suarez becomes 1st Mexican driver to win NASCAR Cup pole

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Racing Royalty: Busch watches wife play polo with a prince

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Rossi wins pole for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

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Kyle Busch matches Hornaday for career Truck Series wins

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Hungarian GP: Hamilton masters rain to take pole position

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Darrell Wallace Jr on board with Richard Petty Motorsports

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Jimmie Johnson gears for another milestone with 600th start

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Courtney Force leads NHRA Funny Car qualifying at Sonoma

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Christopher Bell seeking rare 3rd straight Xfinity win

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IndyCar leader Dixon ready for Mid-Ohio and 300th start

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Talladega Superspeedway set for $50 million renovation

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Brian France says family is committed to running NASCAR

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Froome cracks in the Pyrenees as Thomas solidifies Tour lead

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Home stretch: Darlington puts pedal to metal to finish work

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Tour de France seeking more action from innovative stages

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Formula 1 says no Miami race before 2020

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Resilient F1 champion Lewis Hamilton revels in adversity

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Harvick uses bump-and-run on Busch to win at New Hampshire

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69-year-old John Force races to 149th NHRA Funny Car win

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Leah Pritchett breaks Bandimere Speedway speed record

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Bell tops New Hampshire field for 2nd straight Xfinity win

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

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Hamilton's woes piling up after qualifying run ends early

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

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Courtney Force leads Mile-High NHRA qualifying

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Kurt Busch wins the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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Verstappen sets new lap record in second German GP practice

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Mercedes gives Valtteri Bottas 1-year contract extension

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

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Hamilton thanks Mercedes for being patient over his new deal

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Vettel needs to keep pressure on Hamilton in Germany

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Chase Briscoe wins door-banging overtime shootout at Eldora

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ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

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Truex, Furniture Row seeking new primary sponsor for 2019

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