Automobile racing

FILE - In this July 23, 2017, file photo, Kasey Kahne (5) celebrates winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Kahne says he is retiring from full-time racing. The 38-year-old Kahne announced his intentions Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, file photo on Twitter, saying “I’m not sure what the future holds for me, but I’m at ease with the decision that I have made.”(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 16, 2018 - 2:25 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Kahne announced Thursday that he will retire from full-time racing in NASCAR and plans to focus on the sprint car team he owns. Kahne said in a Twitter post that he is at ease with the decision after 15 years racing in NASCAR. Kahne, from Enumclaw, Washington, made it to...
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August 16, 2018 - 9:37 am
WOKING, England (AP) — Carlos Sainz Jr. will leave Renault to drive for McLaren in Formula One next year as a replacement for Fernando Alonso. McLaren says it has signed the 23-year-old Spaniard to a "multi-year" deal without giving further details. Alonso — a two-time F1 champion — said Tuesday he...
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El McLaren de Fernando Alonso en acción durante la sesión clasificatoria para el Gran Premio de Hungría en Mogyorod el 28 de julio del 2018. El español no seguirá en la fórmula uno la temporada que viene y se especula que correrá en la categoría IndyCar de EEUU. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 3:47 pm
Two-time champion Fernando Alonso will leave Formula One at the end of the season and potentially move to IndyCar in the United States. McLaren Racing confirmed Tuesday the Spaniard will not return to F1 next year for an 18th season, and Alonso said F1's leadership group tried to persuade him to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, Scott Dixon sits in his car before a practice session for the IndyCar Series auto race in Watkins Glen, N.Y. ixon will likely finish his career with Chip Ganassi Racing under a new contract for one of IndyCar's greatest drivers. The extension announced Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, puts Dixon behind the wheel of the PNC Bank-sponsored entry and ends all speculation he'd leave Ganassi after 17 seasons to join Fernando Alonso on a new McLaren team. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 13, 2018 - 4:31 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott Dixon will likely finish his career with Chip Ganassi Racing under a new contract for one of IndyCar's greatest drivers. The extension announced Monday puts Dixon behind the wheel of the PNC Bank-sponsored entry and ends all speculation he'd leave Ganassi after 17...
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Kevin Harvick's son, Keelan, rides into Winner's Circle with his father after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 12, 2018 - 10:10 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. "That was definitely way up there on the bucket list," Harvick said. Harvick broke a tie atop...
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Kevin Harvick celebrates his victory after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 12, 2018 - 6:05 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won at Michigan International Speedway, giving him a NASCAR-high seven victories this season. His No. 4 Ford finished 3-plus seconds ahead of Brad...
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Kevin Harvick stands in his garage during practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 11, 2018 - 7:26 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR's Big 3 has essentially lapped the competition. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have combined to win 16 of 22 races and haven't allowed the field to win consecutive races with points at stake this year. Of the other 56 drivers who have started a race,...
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Martin Truex Jr. watches times during qualifications for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 10, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not expected to be available for interviews as NASCAR prepares to run its first race, at Michigan International Speedway,...
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August 10, 2018 - 10:59 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Grand Prix will run on Belle Isle for at least three more years. Michigan's Department of Natural and race organizers announced an agreement on Friday that includes an option to extend the deal through 2023. The previous deal expired after this year's race. The contract...
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August 09, 2018 - 4:12 pm
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford will celebrate its iconic muscle car next year when it races the Mustang in NASCAR's top Cup Series. The 2019 Mustang for NASCAR competition was unveiled Thursday at the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters. Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart drove a Mustang onto...
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