Automobile racing

Ed Carpenter celebrates with his crew after he qualified with the fastest time during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 20, 2017 - 8:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter turned a tough draw into a winning hand Saturday. Now he has to do it all over again. The only full-time owner-driver in the IndyCar Series took advantage of a cooling early evening track for a four-lap average of 230.468 mph on the first day of Indianapolis 500...
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The car driven by Sebastien Bourdais, of France, impacts the wall bursts into flames in the second turn during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Greg Huey)
May 20, 2017 - 8:48 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais will have surgery Saturday night to repair a fractured pelvis suffered in a fiery crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifying. Track officials said doctors at Indiana University Methodist Hospital reported that the 38-year-old has multiple fractures in his pelvis...
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Ed Carpenter celebrates with his crew after he qualified with the fastest time during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 20, 2017 - 7:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time pole winner Ed Carpenter had the fastest car in Indianapolis 500 qualifying Saturday with a four-lap average of 230.468 mph. He finished just ahead of Takuma Sato and 2008 race winner Scott Dixon. Sato was second at 230.382. Dixon was third at 230.333. All times will be...
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Takuma Sato, of Japan, is congratulated by a crew member during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 20, 2017 - 7:13 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time pole winner Ed Carpenter had the fastest car in Indianapolis 500 qualifying Saturday with a four-lap average of 230.468 mph. He finished just ahead of Takuma Sato and 2008 race winner Scott Dixon. Sato was second at 230.382. Dixon was third at 230.333. All times will be...
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The car driven by Sebastien Bourdais, of France, impacts the wall bursts into flames in the second turn during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Greg Huey)
May 20, 2017 - 6:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais was taken to a hospital Saturday after slamming head-on into the SAFER barrier during Indianapolis 500 qualifying. Safety team members spent about 10 minutes getting the Frenchman out of the car before placing him on a backboard. He was awake, alert and was...
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The car driven by Sebastien Bourdais, of France, impacts the wall bursts into flames in the second turn during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Greg Huey)
May 20, 2017 - 5:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais was taken to a hospital Saturday after slamming head-on into the SAFER barrier during Indianapolis 500 qualifying. Safety team members spent about 10 minutes getting the Frenchman out of the car before placing him on a backboard. He was awake, alert and was...
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May 20, 2017 - 4:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 have started after a four-hour rain delay. Race organizers also changed the qualifying procedure. Rather than allowing each car to have multiple attempts to make the traditional 33-car starting grid, each drivers was allowed one qualifying...
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May 20, 2017 - 11:16 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The start of Indianapolis 500 qualifications have been delayed by rain. Just minutes before the scheduled start, the public address announcer told fans to implement their safety plans and cars would be towed back to their garages. Heavy rain saturated the 2.5-mile oval about 15...
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May 20, 2017 - 3:30 am
CHARLOTTE STADIUM DEAL City's rent-free stadium deal with Panthers largely unused (Information in the following story is from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com ) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three years into a deal with the Carolina Panthers that allows the city of Charlotte...
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Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane with his wife Samantha Busch after winning the NASCAR Truck series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 19, 2017 - 11:08 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch raced to his second straight NASCAR Truck Series victory Friday night, leading 90 of 134 laps in a dominating run at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch has 48 career Truck Series victories and 173 wins overall in NASCAR's top three series, also winning 38 Cup races and...
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