Automobile racing

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of the Netherlands, heads through a turn during the second practice session for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at Circuit of the Americas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 02, 2019 - 8:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's race start at the U.S. Grand Prix will be far from ideal. His position in the season championship is still just fine. The Mercedes driver will start a distant fifth Sunday after a disappointing qualifying where teammate Valtteri Bottas grabbed the pole position...
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Joey Logano heads down the front stretch during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Forth Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
November 02, 2019 - 8:25 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Joey Logano has again arrived at Texas in the middle of a rift with another playoff contender after some short-track shenanigans. It all comes with the defending NASCAR Cup champion trying to lock in a spot for the championship finale. A year ago, Martin Truex Jr. was upset...
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Kurt Busch, left, and team owner Chip Ganassi, right, celebrate after announcing a multi-year contract for Busch with Ganassi racing during a NASCAR news conference at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)
November 02, 2019 - 7:21 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch will go into his 21st NASCAR Cup season next year without having to answer questions about whether he will be back for more after that. Busch and sponsor Monster Energy have agreed to multiyear extensions to stay with Chip Ganassi Racing. "It's very comforting to...
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November 01, 2019 - 9:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittany Force made the fastest run in NHRA Top Fuel history Friday at 338.17 mph at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, topping the first two rounds of qualifying at the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Force finished in 3.659 seconds break set the track time record. She's chasing her...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, steers his car during the first practice session for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 01, 2019 - 8:17 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cold and bumpy in the morning, fast in the afternoon. Lewis Hamilton set the early pace for the U.S. Grand Prix, punching in the fastest time of Friday's afternoon practice session ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Red Bull's Max Verstappen. A distant eighth in the morning...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, steers his car during first practice session for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 01, 2019 - 6:52 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One officials have dreamed of expanding in the U.S. since the day the series returned to American soil in 2012. Every step must feel like quicksand. While American television ratings are rising and the U.S. Grand Prix in Texas has developed into a durable, popular race...
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Denny Hamlin, right, talks to his crew chief, Chris Gabehart, after qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Hamlin won the pole. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
November 01, 2019 - 6:49 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Denny Hamlin can put off until after the season the surgery he needs to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder that has bothered him for some time. There is still the push to try to win his first NASCAR Cup championship, and a lingering feud with Joey Logano. A week...
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Zak Brown speaks during a news conference at the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
November 01, 2019 - 5:58 pm
The head of McLaren said Friday its IndyCar team will pay James Hinchcliffe not to drive for them in 2020, a change of direction for the organization set in motion when young driver Pato O'Ward became available. Zak Brown said the decision this week to remove Hinchcliffe from the Arrow McLaren SP...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, prepares to drive during the second practice session for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 01, 2019 - 5:44 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is really impressed by his neighbor's driving. That would be Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. Speaking to reporters Frida, the New England Patriots quarterback said Friday he has followed Hamilton's pursuit of a sixth career F1 championship, which Hamilton can...
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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of the Netherlands, talks to a member of his team during the final practice session for the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
October 31, 2019 - 5:41 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Max Verstappen is happy to take all the space Lewis Hamilton will give him — in his head. Verstappen fired back Thursday at the Mercedes driver's verbal jabs after the Mexican Grand Prix. He said Hamilton's suggestion to give the Red Bull driver as much space as possible to...
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