Automobile racing

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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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 - 4:55 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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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 - 4:15 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 - 10:33 am
MLB Rocket fuel UNDATED (AP) — The seemingly unstoppable Astros attempt to match a club record with their 12th consecutive win when they play at last-place Kansas City. The team won 12 straight in 1999 and 2004. Houston, with the best record (42-16) and longest winning streak in the majors this...
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Kyle Busch uses a cell phone in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race, Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 06, 2017 - 9:54 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson lost a race he probably should have won because of a late caution. Larson didn't pout Sunday about the outcome at Dover International Speedway. He had a win in sight, a caution bunched the field and Jimmie Johnson beat Larson on the restart. As disappointing as it...
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This Aug. 13, 2015 file photo shows Darrell Wallace Jr. during pre-race activities for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Wallace Jr. will become the first black driver at NASCAR’s top level since 2006when he replaces Aric Almirola this weekend at Pocono Raceway. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
June 06, 2017 - 9:37 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 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. Richard Petty Motorsports said Wallace, more commonly referred to by his nickname "Bubba," will be the...
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June 06, 2017 - 8:49 am
Mercedes is no longer the favorite in Formula One, and that is something the team needs to get used to. The Silver Arrows head into this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix after a dire performance at last month's Monaco GP. Valtteri Bottas finished fourth while three-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton only...
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