Automobile racing

FILE - In this May 24, 1992, file photo, Al Unser Jr., top, wins the Indianapolis 500 auto race by less than a car length ahead of Scott Goodyear in the 76th running of the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The Associated Press has updated its survey of living Indianapolis 500 winners and their pick as the greatest race in the long history of the event. There are six races that received multiple votes, topped by Unser victory over Goodyear in 1992 — the closest Indy 500 in history. The others are Emerson Fittipaldi's win in 1989; Sam Hornish Junior's win in 2006; the 1982 battle between Rick Mears and Gordon Johncock; the 2011 race won by the late Dan Wheldon; and the 2014 thriller won by Ryan Hunter-Reay. (AP Photo/David Boe, File)
May 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Ryan Hunter-Reay admitted he was biased when asked four years ago about the greatest race in Indianapolis 500 history. He made it clear his own 2014 victory was based more on merit than ego. There was a red flag with seven laps to go. The lead changed just about every lap. Marco Andretti came oh-so...
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May 23, 2020 - 11:31 am
May 24 1905 — Harry Payne Whitney’s Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867. Whitney would also win the Kentucky Derby with a filly, Regret, in 1915. 1935 — In the first major league night game, the Reds beat the...
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In this May 2020 photo provided by Adam Schein, SiriusXM satellite radio host Schein does his daily radio show from his home in New York. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing radio and television stations to do most of their work from home, SiriusXM was ahead of the curve since most of their sports talk show hosts already did shows out of their homes. (Adam Schein/SiriusXM via AP)
May 23, 2020 - 10:32 am
When you oversee 19 sports stations, radio programming is a daily challenge. During a pandemic, it can become like throwing a no-hitter, scoring a hat trick and winning a NASCAR race all in one. Just ask Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s senior vice president for sports, whose company broadcasts everything...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, Kyle Busch signs autographs for fans before practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Some fans have been coming to the Coca-Cola 600 for decades, but they won’t be allowed into Charlotte Motor Speedwaý on Sunday due to Covid-19, leaving the grandstands empty and many disappointed. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 23, 2020 - 2:45 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Harry and Judy Wiley plan to walk down their driveway in Johnson City, Tennessee on Sunday, climb inside their 39-foot motorhome, flip on the television and do the best they can to enjoy NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 — a staple of their Memorial Day weekend for decades. It won't be...
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View from a condominium at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Fans aren't allowed to watch NASCAR races live yet due to the coronavirus restrictions -- unless you happen to own a condominium at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The condos at the track create a unique loophole in the rules where owners who live there -- and four of their friends or family -- will be able to watch the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday from the comfort of their trackside condos. (AP Photo/Steve Reed)
May 22, 2020 - 10:46 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Robin Trivette is a popular person this week with the Coca-Cola 600 approaching and it has nothing to do with her bubbly personality. It’s all about her connections. Trivette lives in a condominium built on Charlotte Motor Speedway property, which makes her one of the first...
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Kyle Busch sits on the wall as Chase Briscoe celebrates behind him after Briscoe edged out Busch to win the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 22, 2020 - 5:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR had been planning sweeping changes for 2021 in hopes of finding new fans and adding some energy to a staid, stale schedule. The coronavirus pandemic put those plans on hold and NASCAR is frantically trying to recover from a 10-week layoff. So far, the stock car series...
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FILE - This May 26, 2019, file photo shows Simon Pagenaud, of France, celebrating after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. The Indy 500 has been rescheduled for Aug. 23, 2020, and won't be run on Memorial Day weekend as scheduled for the first time since its return in 1946. Pagenaud passed Alexander Rossi on the penultimate lap to win last May. That gave Roger Penske his 18th win at Indy on the 50th anniversary of his arrival at the Brickyard and before he became the series and track owner. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
May 22, 2020 - 5:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud knows what he should be doing right now. Friday's plan was to climb into the No. 22 Chevrolet for one final test session, mingle with fans and plot race strategy. On Sunday, he'd chase a second straight Indianapolis 500 victory. Instead, he is spending the...
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Chase Briscoe (98) crosses the finish line ahead of Kyle Busch (54) to win the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 21, 2020 - 7:37 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Chase Briscoe was grateful to bring a moment or two of happiness to wife Marissa in the worst week of their lives. It was Tuesday, during a 12-week exam, that they learned that their expected child — they only learned Monday that it was a girl — had no fetal heartbeat. Two...
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Kyle Busch stands for the playing of the national anthem before the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 21, 2020 - 6:57 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch is NASCAR's reigning Cup champion and the resident villain of the series. Chase Elliott has been voted most popular driver the last two years and is quickly building a loyal and rabid fan base. Their on-track tussle at Darlington Raceway this week very well might...
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Denny Hamlin (11) drives during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. Hamlin won the race shortened by rain. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 21, 2020 - 12:35 am
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won NASCAR's first Wednesday race since 1984 when rain stopped the event with 20 laps remaining at Darlington Raceway. The Daytona 500 winner was out front but out of fresh tires and trying to hang on when he got unintended help from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate...
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