Automobile racing

November 13, 2018 - 10:28 pm
COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Sebastien Ogier goes into this weekend's Rally Australia with a chance to clinch his sixth World Rally Championship in a row. Thierry Neuville, a runner-up four times but never a champion, hopes to change the world order. Neuville led the series...
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In this Aug. 2018 photo, Jed Copham, right, along with his wife Kristi and Forrest Lucas, owner and founder of Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor of BIR’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals each year pose for a photo. Jed Copham, the owner of Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota has died in a swimming accident off the coast of Florida. Jed Copham was 46. The raceway says Copham had been swimming from his parents' boat near Fort Myers when he went missing. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says authorities recovered his body the next day. Copham had owned the raceway near Brainerd in central Minnesota since 2006. (Barry Bergeron/Brainerd International Raceway via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 6:09 pm
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — The owner of Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota has died in a swimming accident off the Florida coast. Jed Copham was 46. Raceway officials say Copham had been swimming from his parents' boat on Sunday near Fort Myers when he went missing. According to the Lee County...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 6, 2009 file photo, former NASCAR drivers Richard Petty, left, and David Pearson share a laugh during practice for the Kobalt 500 NASCAR Sprint CUp auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. NASCAR’s Silver Fox David Pearson has died at 83. Pearson was a three-time Cup champion and his 105 career victories trail only Richard Petty's 200 wins on NASCAR's all-time list. (AP Photo/Glenn Smith, File)
November 13, 2018 - 7:34 am
David Pearson, the NASCAR pioneer known as "The Silver Fox" for his cunning craft and a longtime rivalry with Richard Petty, has died. He was 83. The Wood Brothers Racing team said Pearson died Monday night in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he was born and lived most of his life. Details were...
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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of Netherlands, steers his car followed by Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, of Finland, during Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 11, 2018 - 8:59 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Max Verstappen pushed Force India's Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday following a collision on the track when the Red Bull driver was leading the race. Verstappen was later ordered to perform two days of public service at the direction of motorsport governing...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, steers his car chased by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, during Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
November 11, 2018 - 8:38 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ten years after securing his first Formula One title at Interlagos, five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday and helped his Mercedes team take the Formula One constructors' title for the fifth straight year. It was Hamilton's 10th victory of...
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Kyle Busch celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
November 11, 2018 - 8:31 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The three most dominant drivers of this NASCAR season will fittingly race each other for the championship, a chance for Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. to settle which team is truly the best. It was Busch who claimed the latest round, winning for the eighth...
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Chase Elliott (9) races with Ryan Blaney on the tenth lap during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
November 11, 2018 - 6:11 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's elimination race at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Kyle Busch has won for the eighth time this season and set up a head-to-head showdown with Kevin Harvick for NASCAR's championship. Busch's win Sunday at ISM Raceway outside...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, right, poses for a picture with former Brazilian driver Felipe Massa, after Hamilton clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
November 11, 2018 - 12:25 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ten years ago at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa thought he was Formula One world champion — for 23 seconds at least. After winning his home race at Interlagos, Ferrari driver Massa appeared to have done enough to become the first Brazilian to win the title since Ayrton...
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McLaren driver Fernando Alonso, of Spain, makes a toast during a promotion event made by one of his sponsors, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Alonso will compete Sunday in the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
November 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team will return to the Indianapolis 500 next year. Alonso said on Saturday he wants to be the second driver in history to win the unofficial triple crown of motorsport with a victory at the historic American speedway...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2018, file photo, driver Kevin Harvick puts in an ear piece as he prepares for practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Harvick's bid for a second NASCAR title suffered a massive setback when he was stripped of his berth in the championship race after series inspectors found his winning car from Texas Motor Speedway had been deliberately altered to give him a performance advantage. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)
November 10, 2018 - 5:24 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The mood in the desert is tense headed into the final elimination race before NASCAR's championship, a title Kevin Harvick is determined to win. The 2014 champion is on a mission to lead his Stewart-Haas Racing team into the title race, prove they honestly are the best group...
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