Automobile racing

Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato, of Japan, car owner Michael Andretti chat during the traditional winners photo session on the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 29, 2017 - 6:20 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Make no mistake, this Indianapolis 500 was very much about Fernando Alonso . Until his engine blew with 20 laps remaining, the two-time Formula One champion had a shot to win "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." But when his Honda power-plant went out with a white puff of smoke,...
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Austin Dillon poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 29, 2017 - 11:25 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The horde of 20-somethings and teenagers like Chase Elliott, Erik Jones and William Byron poised to take over NASCAR seems to grow larger every week. It might be time to add an older name in Austin Dillon to the "Who's next?" breakout list. Dillon, a NASCAR veteran at 27,...
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May 29, 2017 - 3:46 am
AUTO RACING-INDIANAPOLIS 500 F1 driver Sato makes history at Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A little history was made at the Brickyard on Sunday. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 as he denied Helio Castroneves (EH'-lee-oh kas-troh-NEH'-vehs) a record-tying...
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Austin Dillon, center, celebrates with his crew after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
May 29, 2017 - 2:50 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Richard Childress wasn't going to let just anyone drive the iconic black No. 3 Chevrolet following the death of the legendary Dale Earnhardt 16 years ago. It had to be someone special. "To put my grandson in that car was unbelievable," Childress said. Four years after that...
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Austin Dillon celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 29, 2017 - 2:05 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame car owner Richard Childress finally let the emotions flow when he looked up at the Charlotte Motor Speedway's scoring board after the Coca-Cola 600 and saw the iconic No. 3 — driven by his grandson Austin Dillon — on top. "Can you believe it?" Childress asked. "The...
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Austin Dillon celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 29, 2017 - 1:47 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame car owner Richard Childress finally let the emotions flow when he looked up at the Charlotte Motor Speedway's scoring board after the Coca-Cola 600 and saw the iconic No. 3 — driven by his grandson Austin Dillon — on top. "Can you believe it?" Childress asked. "The...
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Austin Dillon celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 29, 2017 - 1:11 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon passed an out-of-gas Jimmie Johnson two laps from the end in the Coca-Cola 600 for his first NASCAR Cup victory, returning the iconic No. 3 car to Victory Lane early Monday. Dillon, the grandson of Hall of Fame car owner Richard Childress, was among several...
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Crew members perform a pit stop on driver Martin Truex Jr's car during the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
May 29, 2017 - 12:52 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon passed an out-of-gas Jimmie Johnson two laps from the end in the Coca-Cola 600 for his first NASCAR Cup victory, returning the iconic No. 3 car to Victory Lane early Monday. Dillon, the grandson of Hall of Fame car owner Richard Childress, was among several...
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May 29, 2017 - 12:50 am
AUTO RACING-INDIANAPOLIS 500 F1 driver Sato makes history at Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A little history was made at the Brickyard on Sunday. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 as he denied Helio Castroneves (EH'-lee-oh kas-troh-NEH'-vehs) a record-tying...
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Crew members perform a pit stop on driver Martin Truex Jr's car during the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
May 29, 2017 - 12:49 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon passed an out-of-gas Jimmie Johnson two laps from the end in the Coca-Cola 600 for his first NASCAR Cup victory, returning the iconic No. 3 car to Victory Lane early Monday. Dillon, the grandson of Hall of Fame car owner Richard Childress, was among several...
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