Automobile racing

The car driven by Josef Newgarden hits the wall in the first turn during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Kirk DeBrunner)
May 18, 2017 - 1:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden crashed during Indianapolis 500 practice Thursday. Newgarden, who signed to drive for Roger Penske in October, lost control and spun into the Turn 1 wall before climbing out of the car and walking to a nearby SUV and taken to the track's medical center where he...
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Ed Carpenter looks over data on a tablet during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 17, 2017 - 7:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter turned the fastest lap by hitting 222.894 mph in a Chevrolet on the windy third day of Indianapolis 500 practice Wednesday. "I thought it was important to run on a day like today just because it is a challenge," the owner-driver said. "The wind was very, very gusty...
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Alexander Rossi signs autographs through the fence in the pit area during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 17, 2017 - 5:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's become normal these days for Alexander Rossi. As he stood in his pit, fans gathered nearby just hoping to catch a glimpse of the defending Indianapolis 500 champion. Crowds following race winners isn't an unusual sight during May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. What's...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 6, 2017 file photo, Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line of a marathon race at the Monza Formula One racetrack, Italy. Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on May 6. Nike and Adidas have announced separate plans to attack the 2-hour marathon, with both introducing shoe lines linked to the effort. Wireless tech giant Vodafone last month said it was backing a third bid, hoping data gleaned from the quest will translate into wearable technology. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
May 17, 2017 - 5:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The two-hour marathon. For distance runners, it's a mystical goal equivalent to the four-minute mile that Roger Bannister broke in 1954; a test so difficult some have estimated it may be 50 years or more before anyone achieves it. Now the $270 billion market for athletic shoes and...
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Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, pulls into the pits during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 16, 2017 - 6:32 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The IndyCar chase is kicking into high gear. As Roger Penske's dominant cars continue to run up front, just about everyone else is pursuing the series' hottest team. Somehow over the last 14 months, Team Penske has turned one of the world's most competitive racing circuits into...
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Kevin Harvick (4), Kyle Busch (18) and others are bunched up during a restart in the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
May 15, 2017 - 5:58 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This is a strange time in NASCAR and one that often feels very close to the Wild West. In this time of rebuilding, the mindset should be that anything goes and nothing is off the table. NASCAR can tinker with the rules and the regulations and the formats until something...
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May 15, 2017 - 4:22 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie driver Jack Harvey became the first driver to crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month. The British native climbed out of his car Monday and did not appear to be seriously injured. He was checked at the infield medical center, released and cleared to drive. Harvey'...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2016, file photo, Martin Truex Jr (78) and Joey Logano (22) lead the field out of Turn 4 for the start of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 15, 2017 - 12:48 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is adding a fourth stage to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend. The series said Monday that the stages in the 400-lap race will be uniformly set at 100 laps apiece. Races this year have had three stages under a format change...
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Third place winner and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, left, celebrates on the podium with second place winner and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 15, 2017 - 10:26 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel lost the battle, not the Formula One title. Despite a great start in individual duels with Mercedes, Ferrari's top driver finished Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix exactly where he started: in second place behind Lewis Hamilton. Vettel can take heart, however,...
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Third place winner and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, left, celebrates on the podium with second place winner and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 15, 2017 - 5:05 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel lost the battle, not the Formula One title. Despite a great start in individual duels with Mercedes, Ferrari's top driver finished Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix exactly where he started: in second place behind Lewis Hamilton. Vettel can take heart, however,...
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