Automobile racing

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, steers his car followed by his teammate Charles Leclerc, of Monaco, during the first free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 15, 2019 - 5:43 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc dominated practice at Interlagos on Friday for the Brazilian Grand Prix, giving Ferrari some relief after a poor race in the United States this month. Vettel clocked the fastest lap of the day in the afternoon session, and Leclerc was only 0.021...
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Team owner Tony Stewart takes questions during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race press conference Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Tony Stewart is set to become a NASCAR Hall of Famer. But adding another championship might mean even more. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 15, 2019 - 4:31 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart was convalescing from a nasty wreck, and he was depressed because, as he cracked, "if you live with your mom and stepdad for a month, you'll be depressed," when he took a phone call he was sure was a prank. His buddies had taken turns messing with Stewart, saying...
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Daniel Suarez talks to the media before practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Suarez has been fired for the second time in a year, this time by Stewart-Haas Racing as it makes room to promote Cole Custer to the Cup Series in 2020. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 15, 2019 - 3:47 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suarez said he thought he had the money needed to keep his seat at Stewart-Haas Racing. The former Xfinity Series champion said he felt strongly he’d be back in the No. 41 Ford next year. Then he learned team co-owner Gene Haas had a sudden change of heart. Stewart-...
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Christopher Bell stands on his car celebrating his win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
November 15, 2019 - 2:30 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick are moving up the NASCAR ranks, giving the Xfinity Series motto “names are made here” a little more credence. Each of them has a chance to go out as the champion, too, though Justin Allgaier might have something to say about it...
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Mercedes' driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, wears his helmet designed with an image of the Brazil's national flag, during the first free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Brazil Formula 1 GP will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
November 15, 2019 - 12:37 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has unveiled another helmet in tribute to his boyhood hero Ayrton Senna at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton started Friday’s practice sessions wearing a helmet designed with a Brazilian flag on the top, Senna’s yellow and green on the back, a...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, looks on from the paddock area during a press conference ahead of Sunday's Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix, at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 14, 2019 - 9:37 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he hopes to sort out his next contract soon, but he’s not in any rush. The 34-year-old British driver’s deal with Mercedes is valid until the end of 2020. Speaking before the Brazilian Grand Prix, Hamilton said he doesn’t...
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Denny Hamlin celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
November 14, 2019 - 3:54 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three contenders for the NASCAR championship have already given Kyle Busch a good run for the money three days before the race. Busch and teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin were stuck in New York City traffic with Kevin Harvick and the Joe Gibbs Racing trio decided...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, of Finland, speaks during a press conference ahead of Sunday's Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix, at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 14, 2019 - 3:20 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas has a plan to beat Formula One champion and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton next season, but will not share it. Bottas is assured of second place in the championship, his best finish yet, but recognizes he needs more consistency even after winning...
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Denny Hamlin (11) drives out of Turn 4 ahead of Brad Keselowski (2), Chase Elliott (9) and Kyle Busch (18) during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at ISM Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
November 14, 2019 - 2:11 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR and NBC Sports are set to launch a new streaming service that will include exclusive motorsports events and an extensive library of archived documentaries and films. TrackPass will offer more motorsports options, including the ARCA Menards Series, the NASCAR Whelen...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Brett Moffitt (24) competes during a NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, in Martinsville, Va. The NASCAR Truck Series has its championship race Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Brett Moffitt, Matt Crafton and Stewart Friesen join Ross Chastain in the championship field. Moffitt is the defending series champion and will try to become the first repeat winner since Crafton in 2013 and 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 14, 2019 - 1:09 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain had the talent to compete for a NASCAR championship. The path he took to race for the Truck Series title reads almost as a work of fiction. "I bet y’all didn't expect to see me here," Chastain said. "Man, this is crazy." His year started with an FBI raid of his...
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