Automobile racing

March 16, 2018 - 9:16 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup series race in Fontana after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn't complete a lap. Truex won back-to-back poles for the first time in his career Friday, following up his pole in Phoenix with another speedy...
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Jimmie Johnson, right, drives during a NASCAR Cup series auto race Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
March 14, 2018 - 9:11 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's, one of the last remaining corporate giants in NASCAR, announced Wednesday that it will not sponsor seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson after this season, an ominous sign for the nation's top racing series. For Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports, it means the best NASCAR...
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Kevin Harvick holds up the trophy after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
March 12, 2018 - 7:13 am
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick knows how to get around ISM Raceway — and channel his anger. He needed both skills Sunday to drive away with his third straight NASCAR Cup Series victory and record-extending ninth at the mile oval southwest of the Phoenix. "I'm 42, done this for a long time,"...
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
March 11, 2018 - 10:29 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick is at his best when he's mad, so much so that former crew chief Gil Martin used to try to rile him up during races. Harvick was running extra hot when he got to ISM Raceway after penalties for technical violations marred his victory last week at Las Vegas. When...
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (78) leads the field on the green flag during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
March 11, 2018 - 5:25 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at ISM Raceway (all times local): 2:11 p.m. Kurt Busch won the second 75-lap stage in the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway in a one-lap shootout after a caution period. Busch stayed on the track while the leaders pitted...
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Sebastien Bourdais (18) celebrates after winning the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 11, 2018 - 4:55 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais wept as he crossed the finish line Sunday for his second consecutive victory at St. Petersburg. The win was a milestone for him in his recovery from serious injuries suffered in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Across the paddock, Robert Wickens...
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IndyCar crew do last minute adjustments to cars before the start of the morning practice session on the first day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., Friday, March 9, 2018. (Luis Santana/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 4:57 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Robert Wickens has zero IndyCar experience and has never raced through St. Petersburg. To figure out what he needed to do, the Canadian turned to YouTube and binge-watched over two days every previous event around the temporary street course. By the time Wickens went out...
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March 06, 2018 - 6:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon is among the new nominees up for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame next year. The four-time NASCAR champion was added to the list of 20 nominees in the first year Gordon was eligible. He retired from full-time competition after the 2015 season with 93 career...
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March 04, 2018 - 5:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Vegas race (all times EST): ___ 5:52 p.m. Kurt Busch's career-long victory drought in his hometown continues. Busch lost control and ran Chase Elliott into the wall shortly after a restart early in the final stage of the NASCAR race in Las Vegas. Busch and...
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March 04, 2018 - 3:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson was sent to the back of the field for the start of Sunday's NASCAR race at Las Vegas because his car needed four trips through inspection to be approved for participation. NASCAR ejected Johnson car chief Jesse Saunders because the car failed inspection three times...
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