Automobile racing

Kevin Harvick (4) and Kyle Busch (18) lead the field for the start of the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 28, 2017 - 8:31 pm
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Drivers are not even halfway through the Coca-Cola 600 and there have already been more lead changes this year (10) than all of last year (nine), when Martin Truex Jr. led 392 of 400 laps in a dominating performance. Truex is...
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Kevin Harvick (4) and Kyle Busch (18) lead the field for the start of the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 28, 2017 - 8:11 pm
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The longest race of the NASCAR season just got a little longer. The Coca-Cola 600 race in Concord, North Carolina, has been red-flagged because of lightning in the area and the cars have been taken off the track. It has also...
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Actor Channing Tatum, third from left, and director Steven Soderbergh, center, pose for a photo with NASCAR drivers, from left to right, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson before the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. Tatum and the drivers will star in a new movie filmed at the speedway named "Logan Lucky," and directed by Soderbergh. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 28, 2017 - 7:23 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Steven Soderbergh was never a big NASCAR fan despite growing up in the South. But the Academy Award winning director has become one after working on his new film "Logan Lucky," depicting a theoretical heist at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600. "NASCAR was kind...
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May 28, 2017 - 7:12 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves insisted all week he had a car that could win the Indianapolis 500. He almost got it right. The three-time race winner charged through the pack from the No. 19 starting spot Sunday, barely avoided two crashes, overcame a broken winglet and a drive-thru penalty...
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May 28, 2017 - 6:40 pm
INDY 500 Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato has won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. The Japanese driver who wrecked on the final lap while dueling Dario Franchitti for the lead in 2012 held off Helio Castroneves (EHL'-ee-oh kas-troh-NEH'-vehz) over the...
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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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