Automobile racing

CORRECTS DAY AND DATE-Graham Rahal takes off from his pit stall during a IRL auto race practice session at Texas Motor Speedway, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
June 09, 2017 - 6:29 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Graham Rahal thrust his arm out of the cockpit and into the air even before crossing the finish line at Texas last year, unable to contain the emotions that came with finally winning a race. Rahal didn't have to wait that long this year to celebrate a victory — or two. With...
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Driver Kyle Busch rubs his head before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 auto race, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 09, 2017 - 5:24 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch turned a lap of 179.151 mph to win the pole at Pocono Raceway. Busch had the fastest lap Friday to win a NASCAR Cup pole for the second straight week. Busch won the pole at Dover International Speedway. Busch's run at Dover was derailed when a tire came off the No...
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Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, of Finland, locks the brakes as he races to the hairpin during the first practice session at the F1 Canadian Grand Prix auto race, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Montreal. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 09, 2017 - 4:01 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari had the fastest time in Friday's second practice at the Canadian Grand Prix. Raikkonen completed the completed the 4.361 kilometer (2.71 mile) lap at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 1 minute, 12.935 seconds. That was two-tenths of a second faster than Lewis...
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Jimmie Johnson climbs into his car before practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race, Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 09, 2017 - 2:34 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson put the beer on ice and held a muted victory celebration. The morning after he hoisted another NASCAR trophy in victory lane, Johnson was in New York to have a form of skin cancer cut out of his right shoulder. Johnson surprised the auto racing community Monday...
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Jimmie Johnson climbs into his car before practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race, Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 09, 2017 - 12:48 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson says he feels good and is ready to race after having skin cancer removed this week from his right shoulder. Johnson tweeted on Monday that he was on a table having basal-cell carcinoma cut out of his shoulder. Basal-cell carcinoma is a common, slow-...
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Williams driver Lance Stroll, of Canada, adjusts his cap as he walks down the paddocks at the F1 Canadian Grand Prix auto race, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 09, 2017 - 2:11 am
MONTREAL (AP) — Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve are just names in a record book to Lance Stroll, who wasn't born yet when the Canadian father and then his son began their Formula One careers. At 18 years old, Stroll followed them into F1 this season, picking up a seat with Williams. And on Sunday, he...
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McLaren driver Fernando Alonso, of Spain, salutes the crowd as he arrives for an autograph session at the F1 Canadian Grand Prix auto race, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 08, 2017 - 3:46 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso would like a better engine. He wants to keep the schedule the same, rather than add a handful of races. And he wouldn't mind it if things were a bit more relaxed on the big-money, high-stakes circuit. Most of all, though, he wants...
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June 07, 2017 - 9:36 am
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — A new museum dedicated to New England's race cars and drivers opens Monday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The North East Motor Sports Museum displays nearly 40 race cars, motorcycles and even a snowmobile dating back to the early 1900s. Along with cars, exhibits include...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Ryan Reed, left, interviews fellow driver Darrell Wallace Jr. after NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Darrell Wallace Jr. will become the first black driver to race at NASCAR's top level since 2006 when he replaces injured Aric Almirola this weekend at Pocono Raceway. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
June 06, 2017 - 5:10 pm
Darrell Wallace Jr. used to steel himself against racial insults spewed at him in the lower levels of racing and he survived sponsorship woes that slowed his advancement through NASCAR. Wallace persevered in a sport that seemed long reserved for whites. This weekend at Pocono Raceway in...
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June 06, 2017 - 5:02 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports general manager Doug Duchardt will leave the organization at the end of this month after 12 years with NASCAR's powerhouse team. Duchardt is also the executive vice president at Hendrick. Duchardt joined Hendrick in 2005 as vice president of development,...
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