Automobile racing

Bubba Wallace (43) wears a "I Can't Breath, Black Lives Matter" shirt before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
June 07, 2020 - 4:33 pm
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Wallace donned a black T-shirt with the words “I Can't Breathe” and NASCAR paused before Sunday's Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway to acknowledge the country's social unrest. The governing body vowed to to do a better job of addressing racial injustice in the wake of...
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Scott Dixon earns the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line to win an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
June 06, 2020 - 11:18 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar packed every bit of its delayed season-opening event into one long, hot day in Texas without any fans in the stands. Scott Dixon was the fastest for most of it at a place he knows well. Dixon, a five-time IndyCar champion, took the checkered flag at dusk Saturday...
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AJ Allmendinger celebrates after he won a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
June 06, 2020 - 7:50 pm
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — A.J. Allmendinger finally won on an oval. He might just retire. Taking advantage of mistakes by the three leaders, the 38-year-old Californian cruised to victory by nearly 2 seconds over pole-sitter Noah Gragson in the Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday. "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2006, file photo, Chase Miller slides his Dodge past an old Georgia flag and a Confederate stars on bars flag during running of a NASCAR Truck series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. NASCAR has a checkered racial history, from a long-time affinity for Confederate flags among the fan base to a driver losing his job just this season for casually uttering a racial epitaph. (AP Photo/Craig Hellman, File)
June 06, 2020 - 4:07 pm
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR has a checkered racial history. From an affinity for Confederate flags among the fan base to a driver losing his job just this season for casually uttering a racial slur, the good ol’ boys have never been known for diversity. Maybe it’s not surprising this mostly white...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske listens during a news conference at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Penske will watch his first race as owner of the IndyCar Series from a suite for the first time since 1995 when his teams failed to make the Indianapolis 500. He bought the series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway in January but his debut was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The IndyCar season opens Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Texas Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
June 05, 2020 - 6:08 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roger Penske will watch the IndyCar season opener from a suite at Texas Motor Speedway — his first time off the pit stand and on the other side of the fence since his teams failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in 1995. His relocation is partly for safety. At 83, Penske...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Josef Newgarden does a burnout after winning the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. IndyCar opens its pandemic-delayed season with an all-in-one-day show Saturday on the fast high-banked 1 ½-mile oval at Texas Motor Speedway, more than eight months after the 2019 finale. (AP Photo/Larry Papke, File)
June 05, 2020 - 4:01 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Things are starting to feel a little more normal for Ed Carpenter with IndyCar finally about to start its season, though the timing still has him a bit out of sorts. The only owner-driver in the series surely isn’t alone feeling that way. “One of the weirdest things, I’ve...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, IndyCar driver Will Power lowers into his car as he prepares to drive in IndyCar Series testing, in Austin, Texas. The 2020 IndyCar season will open Saturday night, June 6, at Texas Motor Speedway. An already lengthy offseason has been stretched to more than eight months since IndyCar last raced and the first event back is at Texas' high-speed oval where drivers will get their first test of a heavy new windshield designed to protect the cockpit. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
June 05, 2020 - 2:24 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal admits he is nervous about Saturday's race. He is a little leery about opening the IndyCar season at one of the series' trickiest tracks — without testing, with limited practice time and revised tire rules. He is also curious how IndyCar's newest safety feature, the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL nailed down the final details of a playoff format if the season can resume on the same day word came out that another player has tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 04, 2020 - 9:45 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Penn State will begin bringing some students back to campus Monday, including 75 football players. Voluntary workouts for football players who have been medically cleared can begin on June 15. The school said...
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Denny Hamlin (11) drives followed by Chase Elliott (9) and Joey Logano (22) during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 04, 2020 - 4:53 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's All-Star Race will be a midweek event on July 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of a new revision to the schedule that runs through the first weekend of August. NASCAR already has rescheduled races through June 21 and the update released Thursday begins the next...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, Jason Priestley waves the green flag to start an IndyCar auto race in Toronto. The stars of IndyCar were in Florida preparing to start their season when the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on those plans 48 hours before the green flag. Almost three months later, the series is finally set to go racing. The 2020 season will open Saturday night, June 6, 2020, at Texas Motor Speedway in NBC's first ever primetime IndyCar race. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 04, 2020 - 11:18 am
The stars of IndyCar were in Florida preparing to start their season when the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on those plans 48 hours before the green flag. Almost three months later, the series is finally set to go racing. The 2020 season will open Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway in...
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