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Louis Buckley takes a photo by the Darlington Raceway Southern 500 winner's trophy Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, during NASCAR Champion's Week in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 04, 2019 - 6:11 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch toted his championship trophy all over Nashville for photo opportunities. He opened his celebratory week with an appearance on WWE's “Raw," then joined industry heavyweights for a NASCAR-themed night at the Grand Ole Opry. There are burnouts on Broadway and a...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2019, file photo, Darius Rucker performs during the Group Therapy Tour at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rucker will perform a pre-race concert before the Daytona 500 in February. It will be Rucker’s fourth appearance at Daytona International Speedway and first at the “Great American Race,” which will again serve as NASCAR’s Cup Series season opener. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
December 03, 2019 - 10:00 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will perform a pre-race concert before the Daytona 500 in February. It will be Rucker’s fourth appearance at Daytona International Speedway and first at the “Great American Race,” which will again serve as NASCAR’s Cup Series...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, celebrates on the podium after wining the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix, with second place Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherland's at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec.1, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 01, 2019 - 1:36 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton’s 11th victory of another dominant season proved so easy that the driver who finished way back in second place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix joked that he should have eased up a bit. Hamilton’s 84th career win saw him finishing...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates pole position during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 30, 2019 - 11:45 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A laughing Lewis Hamilton did little to quash rumors of a potential move from Mercedes to Ferrari by acknowledging he was flattered by comments from the Italian team principal. Mattia Binotto called the six-time world champion “an outstanding driver” on Friday...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain stands next to his car during the third free practice at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 30, 2019 - 9:20 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. It was the six-time Formula One champion’s record-extending 88th pole of his career. Hamilton finished .194 seconds ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the second free practice at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 29, 2019 - 9:58 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had the fastest time Friday in the second practice for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and was also involved in a crash. The Finnish driver swerved into the side of Romain Grosjean’s car as the Frenchman was passing...
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November 28, 2019 - 11:04 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi will make his Formula One debut for the struggling Williams next season as a replacement for veteran driver Robert Kubica. Latifi finished the F2 championship this season in second place, winning four races with one race left...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco attends a news conference at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
November 28, 2019 - 10:07 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Charles Leclerc pledges to behave better at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, vowing there will be no repeat of the crash which sent both Ferraris spinning out of the last race. Leclerc wants to end an impressive first season with Ferrari on a high in the...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, NASCAR Truck Series driver Ross Chastain talks to media at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. 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/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 27, 2019 - 5:37 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has fined three car owners $50,000 each and penalized their teams for manipulating the season-ending Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in an alleged scheme to collect a higher bonus payout. Jay Robinson (Premium Motorsports), Rick Ware (Rick Ware Racing)...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2019, file photo, Sebastian Bourdais, of France, walks down pit road before the IMSA 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bourdais parted ways with Dale Coyne Racing on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, and will move from IndyCar to sports cars in IMSA in 2020. The announcement came after several weeks of negotiations between Coyne and Bourdais, who had a year remaining on his contract but support from engine provider Honda had been pulled for the Frenchman after Bourdais failed to score any manufacturer points in 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
November 22, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Sebastian Bourdais parted ways with Dale Coyne Racing on Friday and will move from IndyCar to sports cars in IMSA in 2020. The announcement came after several weeks of negotiations between Coyne and Bourdais, who had a year remaining on his contract but lost support from engine provider Honda after...
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