Automobile racing

Denny Hamlin drives on the front stretch during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Hamlin is one of four drivers running for the championship. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 8:52 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin's championship run was foiled by the tale of the tape. Hamlin's air of confidence came across the team radio when he boasted the race "ain't (bleepin') over" as he made a late push to the lead. Except it was, his Toyota stuck on pit road steaming like a kettle...
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Team owner Joe Gibbs stands next to the championship trophy after his driver Kyle Busch won a NASCAR Cup Series auto racing season championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
November 17, 2019 - 8:46 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs won the first race, the last race and more than a dozen in between. His most dominating season in 28 years as a NASCAR team owner culminated with his fifth Cup Series championship. This one had to be more special than the others. Gibbs dedicated the season to his...
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Kyle Busch drives on the front stretch during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Busch is one of four drivers running for the championship. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 6:22 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Kyle Busch has won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship, giving team owner Joe Gibbs his fifth title. Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut and clinched his second title in five...
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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of the Netherlands,center, celebrates at the podium after winning the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 17, 2019 - 5:44 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a race which ended badly for both Ferrari drivers. It also finished poorly for six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who caused Red Bull’s Alexander Albon to spin near the...
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NASCAR President Steve Phelps speaks to the media during a press conference before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 2:51 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will attempt to improve the racing at short tracks in 2020 after the rules package introduced this season adversely altered the racing at many popular venues. NASCAR President Steve Phelps said before Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway that lower...
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Tyler Reddick holds his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto racing championship on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 16, 2019 - 7:03 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Reddick won his second consecutive Xfinity Series championship by snatching the lead away from Cole Custer in a spirited season finale Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Reddick and Custer traded the lead three times in a single lap with Reddick finally surging his...
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Kyle Busch leaves the garage after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
November 16, 2019 - 5:01 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch, weary from the hype surrounding NASCAR’s championship race, just wanted to end his media obligations and return his focus to the finale. But there was one final question from the back of the room: UFC fighter Colby Covington had crashed the event and wanted a tip...
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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of the Netherlands, gives a thumbs up after taking pole position during the qualifying session for the Formula One Brazil Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 16, 2019 - 3:09 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took pole position on Saturday for the Brazilian Grand Prix. It’s the second career pole for Verstappen, who beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by just 0.123 seconds at Interlagos. “Straight away from Q1 the car was flying, that was an enjoyable drive,” the...
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Team owner Joe Gibbs watches practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Gibbs, soon to turn 79, won three Super Bowls coaching the Washington Redskins and can win his fifth NASCAR Cup Series championship if Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch or Denny Hamlin have the best finish. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 16, 2019 - 2:41 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs keeps mementos of his late son on his office desk. There's a photo of a little girl who could barely walk but whose day brightened when J.D. Gibbs surprised her with a tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing shop. Hundreds of letters are stacked on the desk, written by fans,...
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In this Nov. 7, 2019 photo, a mural depicts legendary Brazilian F1 driver Ayrton Senna on a business front near the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Many bars on busy streets like Avenida Paulista are open 24 hours a day during the Brazil F1 GP race, and hotels prepare feasts at early hours so fans don't need to refuel at the track. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 16, 2019 - 1:51 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — With little at stake at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, the Formula One race is an opportunity for fans to remember and celebrate home favorite Ayrton Senna, 25 years after his death. Lewis Hamilton — a huge fan of the Brazilian F1 great — and his Mercedes team have already...
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