Automobile racing

Dale Earnhardt Jr. waits to get into his car before the Camping World 500 auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 07, 2017 - 8:46 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — A loose wheel stopped Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s pursuit of another Talladega triumph. NASCAR's most popular driver ran in the back of the pack much of the way Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway after an impressive qualifying effort — he started second — gave fans hope he was poised...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. waits to get into his car before the Camping World 500 auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 07, 2017 - 8:42 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — A loose wheel stopped Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s pursuit of another Talladega triumph. NASCAR's most popular driver ran in the back of the pack much of the way Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway after an impressive qualifying effort — he started second — gave fans hope he was poised...
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Chase Elliott (24) get airborne as AJ Allmendinger (47) flips on the backstretch in a crash involving multiple drivers bringing out a red flag during the Camping World 500 auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Greg McWilliams)
May 07, 2017 - 8:34 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — It's been a long journey for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to make his way to victory lane. When he finally got there, in his 158th career NASCAR Cup start, his team owner and famous girlfriend were waiting. His father? Well, he was a little late to the party. A last-lap pass of Kyle...
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17) celebrates at the start finish line after winning the Camping World 500 auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Ron Sanders)
May 07, 2017 - 7:27 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. used a strong Ford engine to blow past Kyle Busch in overtime at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory. It was the first victory for Roush Fenway Racing since Carl Edwards at Sonoma in 2014. Stenhouse, who has led a resurgent...
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Chase Elliott (24) get airborne as AJ Allmendinger (47) flips on the backstretch in a crash involving multiple drivers bringing out a red flag during the Camping World 500 auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Greg McWilliams)
May 07, 2017 - 6:41 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. used a strong Ford engine to blow past Kyle Busch in overtime at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory. It was the first victory for Roush Fenway Racing since Carl Edwards at Sonoma in 2014. Stenhouse, who has led a resurgent...
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Justin Haley celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 06, 2017 - 10:34 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Justin Haley won the rain-delayed ARCA Racing Series event at Talladega Superspeedway in the first restrictor-plate start of his career. Only eligible to race at Talladega after turning 18 late last month, Haley held off Andy Seuss in an overtime finish in MDM Motorsports' No...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks at a news conference at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday, May 5, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 06, 2017 - 6:33 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s farewell tour has officially started. All eyes are on NASCAR's favorite son as he races Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, a place where he's adored by the fans and expected to win every time he gets in his Chevrolet. The crowd roared Saturday in...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks at a news conference at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday, May 5, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 06, 2017 - 5:53 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The farewell tour for Dale Earnhardt Jr. has officially started. All eyes are on NASCAR's favorite son as he races Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, a place where he's adored by the fans and expected to win every time he gets in his Chevrolet. The crowd roared Saturday in...
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May 06, 2017 - 5:43 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jordan Taylor closed out a record fourth consecutive victory for Wayne Taylor Racing, remaining undefeated this season with its win at Circuit of The Americas. Ricky Taylor set a track record in qualifying the Cadillac and opened Saturday's race for the two-brother team. Jordan...
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Aric Almirola celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 06, 2017 - 4:35 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Aric Almirola earned the third Xfinity Series victory of his career Saturday by holding off a hard-charging pack in the closing laps at Talladega Superspeedway. He knew just minutes into practice at Talladega that he had a Ford capable of winning. "We ran about 10 laps in...
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