Automobile racing

Lynyrd Skynyrd performs before the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
May 28, 2017 - 6:33 pm
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The nightcap for racing's biggest day is underway. Drivers got off cleanly at the start of the NASCAR's longest race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Pole sitter Kevin Harvick led the way with All-...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, heads into the first turn during the running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 28, 2017 - 5:55 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All the negative publicity Honda received in the lead-up to the Indianapolis 500 washed away when Takuma Sato dumped a bottle of 2 percent milk over his head in victory lane. So what if three Honda engines blew up Sunday while they were running with the leaders? It only took one...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, heads into the first turn during the running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 28, 2017 - 3:38 pm
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has blown his engine with 20 laps remaining in the Indianapolis 500, the third Honda to explode in the closing laps of the race. The crowd went crazy for Alonso as he climbed out of his...
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The field lines up in the pit era after a red flag during to the crash of Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, and Jay Howard, of England, during the running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
May 28, 2017 - 2:59 pm
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The trouble Honda has been experiencing all month has bitten Ryan Hunter-Reay. Honda has been plagued by blown engines ever since teams switched from the road setups for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis to testing on the big oval...
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May 28, 2017 - 2:50 pm
TENNIS-FRENCH OPEN No. 1 Kerber loses in 1st round of French Open PARIS (AP) — Angelique Kerber is the first women's No. 1 seed to lose in the first round of the French Open in the Open era. Kerber lost 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russia. Kerber now has just two wins from her past...
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The field lines up in the pit era after a red flag during to the crash of Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, and Jay Howard, of England, during the running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
May 28, 2017 - 2:41 pm
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Buddy Lazier has made hard impact with Turn 2 at the Indianapolis 500. The 1996 race winner lost his rear end coming into the corner and slid hard into the outside wall, wheels and debris spilling across the track. Will Power was...
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Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, drives through the first turn during the running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 28, 2017 - 2:33 pm
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Helio Castroneves was the leader at the midway point of the Indianapolis 500, using an alternate pit strategy along with the rest of his Chevy-powered Team Penske teammates. He later led his 5,700th lap, moving him into fifth on...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates with third placed Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, right, after winning the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
May 28, 2017 - 11:51 am
MONACO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel beat his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and comfortably extend his lead at the top of the standings to 25 points. It was the four-time F1 champion's third win of the season and 45th of his career, as well as Ferrari's first in...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates with third placed Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, right, after winning the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
May 28, 2017 - 11:26 am
MONACO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel beat his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and comfortably extend his lead at the top of the standings to 25 points. It was the four-time F1 champion's third win of the season and 45th of his career, as well as Ferrari's first in...
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In this May 3, 2014 file photo, fans watch a race at the New London Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, Conn. The track, in operation since 1951, postponed its planned May 6, 2017 opening after NASCAR pulled its sanctions in April following the arrest of owner Bruce Bemer. (Tim Cook/The Day via AP)
May 28, 2017 - 11:25 am
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Adam Gada is not sure he'll ever race again at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, a small Connecticut racetrack that has been part of his family's life since it opened in 1951. The third generation driver had his SK Modified car ready to go for the planned May 6 start to...
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