Automobile racing

Mclaren driver Fernando Alonso of Spain touches a tire in the team garage after the qualifying session for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Spanish Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 13, 2017 - 2:34 pm
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — It's only seventh place in qualifying, and Fernando Alonso will take it. Take it, and cling to it, in hope that his season has hit bottom and is looking up. Alonso had his best day behind the wheel of his trouble-prone McLaren on Saturday in qualifying for the Spanish Grand...
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Will Power, of Australia, celebrates as he climbs out of his car after winning the pole for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 13, 2017 - 12:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Team Penske has claimed the top two spots on the speed chart in the final practice for Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix. Pole winner Will Power had the fastest lap — 1 minute, 10.2014 seconds — on Indianapolis' 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. American Josef Newgarden was second at...
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Will Power, of Australia, celebrates as he climbs out of his car after winning the pole for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 13, 2017 - 12:01 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Team Penske has claimed the top two spots on the speed chart in the final practice for Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix. Pole winner Will Power had the fastest lap — 1 minute, 10.2014 seconds — on Indianapolis' 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. American Josef Newgarden was second at...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the qualifying session for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Spanish Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 13, 2017 - 10:20 am
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took pole position ahead of Sebastian Vettel at the Spanish Grand Prix, restoring Mercedes' dominance in Formula One qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton gave Mercedes its 19th pole in 20 races, two weeks after F1 leader Vettel had broken its run at the Russian GP...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the qualifying session for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Spanish Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 13, 2017 - 9:12 am
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took pole position ahead of Sebastian Vettel at the Spanish Grand Prix, restoring Mercedes' dominance in Formula One qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton gave Mercedes its 19th pole in 20 races, two weeks after F1 leader Vettel had broken its run at the Russian GP...
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Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland steers his car during the third practice session for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Spanish Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 13, 2017 - 6:21 am
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Valtteri Bottas' hopes of adding to his maiden Formula One win ran into mechanical problems Saturday as Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time ahead of qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix. Bottas managed just eight minutes of the final practice. Mercedes said that after it...
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Will Power, of Australia, reacts after winning the pole for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 12, 2017 - 9:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power and Helio Castroneves are turning IndyCar qualifying into a two-man race. And Team Penske just keeps getting stronger. Power claimed his third pole of the season and his second at the IndyCar Grand Prix on Friday in a record time of 1 minute, 7.7044 seconds at 129.687...
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Driver Jimmie Johnson (48) pulls onto pit row during practice for the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
May 12, 2017 - 8:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Blaney was all alone atop the leaderboard Friday during qualifying at Kansas Speedway. He probably felt all alone on the track, too. Blaney earned his first career NASCAR Cup pole for Saturday night's race, but only after traffic jams at inspection prevented 11 cars...
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Driver Jimmie Johnson (48) pulls onto pit row during practice for the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
May 12, 2017 - 7:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Blaney earned his first career pole for the NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway, taking advantage of a traffic jam at inspection that kept 11 cars from getting on the track. Among those who failed to get through Friday were Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint...
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Will Power, of Australia, reacts after winning the pole for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 12, 2017 - 7:25 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power and Helio Castroneves are turning IndyCar qualifying into a two-man race. And Team Penske just keeps getting stronger. Power claimed his third pole of the season and his second at the IndyCar Grand Prix on Friday in a record time of 1 minute, 7.7044 seconds at 129.687...
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