Automobile racing

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2017, file photo, JR Hilderbrand drives on the track during an IndyCar auto race at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. The track outside St. Louis that hosts IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA events is getting not only a new name, but a promise to become a proving ground for tech innovations aimed at enhancing the fan experience. Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, will be renamed World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Terms of the naming rights agreement announced Wednesday, April 17, 2019, were not disclosed. (AP Photo/Scott Kane, File)
April 17, 2019 - 3:24 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A track outside St. Louis that hosts IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA events is getting not only a new name, but a promise to become a proving ground for tech innovations aimed at enhancing the fan experience. Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, will be renamed World Wide...
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NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, of Charlotte, N.C., finishes the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 15, 2019 - 4:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson didn't have many problems on the Boston Marathon course Monday, finishing in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds. It was only after receiving his medal from 2014 winner Meb Keflezighi that Johnson ran into a road block: On his way to a postrace...
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April 15, 2019 - 4:26 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — House of Pistachios was a mom-and-pop startup launched in 1984 by a Southern California family trying to hawk homemade nuts, mints, candies, fruits and chews. As the tiny company grew, the family loaded their wares and traveled up and down the West Coast. One of the first...
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April 15, 2019 - 9:01 am
PARIS (AP) — The Dakar Rally is swapping South America for Saudi Arabia. Dakar Rally organizers say next year's race will be held in "the deep and mysterious deserts of the Middle East, in Saudi Arabia." Created in 1977, the Dakar Rally was raced across Africa until terror threats in Mauritania led...
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April 14, 2019 - 8:03 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi weaved his scooter through a horde of pedestrians and deftly maneuvered around the sun-drenched fans still partying in the streets of Long Beach. Then Rossi suddenly stopped, kicked his leg away from the bike, and fiddled with a switch. His scooter nearly...
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April 14, 2019 - 6:30 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Prix of Long Beach (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Alexander Rossi has become the first driver in 12 years to win back-to-back on the streets of Long Beach, and the American joined some of the top stars in racing as multiple winners of the second-...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain is sprayed with champagne by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany during the award ceremony after the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 14, 2019 - 12:32 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes has gone 1-2, 1-2, 1-2 in the first three races of the new Formula One season, a great start for the sport's dominating team. Lewis Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas completed their third straight double in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. That kind of start has not...
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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 14, 2019 - 12:08 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had about 40 laps to go and Clint Bowyer closing fast. In a race to see who could preserve their car best, Truex outlasted Bowyer and then held off a four-lap charge by Joey Logano to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. "I was...
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Joey Logano makes a pit stop during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 13, 2019 - 10:55 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cuper Series race at Richmond Raceway. Truex gave Joe Gibbs Racing its...
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April 13, 2019 - 6:31 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Simon Pagenaud sat down between Will Power and Graham Rahal ready to discuss his best qualifying event of the season. "I'm still here," Pagenaud defiantly declared. And with that, personality and panache poured out of IndyCar's top drivers in a highly entertaining post-...
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