Automobile racing

Brad Keselowski, front center, smiles in the garage after winning the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 20, 2019 - 8:31 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Keselowski earned his second career pole at Richmond and the 17th of his career with a lap at 127.185 miles per hour. It will be his 16th top-10 start in 28 races this year, and he...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, Alexander Rossi smiles during a news conference for an IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, in Long Pond, Pa. Josef Newgarden leads Rossi in the IndyCar standings heading into this weekend's finale at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 20, 2019 - 7:43 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — When a 19-year-old rookie paces the field at an unfamiliar and technically demanding race track, it catches the attention of veterans who wonder if the kid is fearless or foolish whipping around historic Laguna Seca Raceway. Will Power went with "definitely brave" in...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo ,Kyle Busch prepares for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nev. The NASCAR playoffs didn't start the way Busch wanted, with him relegated to a middle-of-the-pack finish at Las Vegas that dropped him to fourth in the championship race. Now, though, the series arrives at Richmond Raceway, where no one else in the field can touch his six career victories. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens, File)
September 20, 2019 - 6:59 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The NASCAR playoffs didn't start the way Kyle Busch wanted. An early swipe of the wall at Las Vegas and slow lapped traffic relegated him to a middle-of-the-pack finish that dropped him from first to fourth in the championship race. Now, the series has moved to Richmond Raceway...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second practice session at the Marina Bay City Circuit ahead of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 20, 2019 - 12:08 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday's second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix in an early indication the Formula One championship leader will be tough to beat in Sunday's race. Hamilton set the fastest lap of 1 minute, 38.773 seconds, 0.184 seconds quicker than...
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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands returns to his team garage during the first practice session at the Marina Bay City Circuit ahead of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 20, 2019 - 6:33 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix. Verstappen was 0.167 seconds quicker than Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel while championship leader Lewis Hamilton was third fastest. Mercedes driver Hamilton heads...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Josef Newgarden waves before an IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill. Newgarden can win his second IndyCar championship in three years in the season finale at historic Laguna Seca on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
September 19, 2019 - 4:32 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden, clad head-to-toe in solid black, was the last championship contender to arrive at an IndyCar event already underway. He climbed the stairs, saw challenger Alexander Rossi bogged down in interviews and spread his arms wide as he made his entrance. "Good...
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September 19, 2019 - 10:30 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One driver Robert Kubica says he has decided to leave his Williams team at the end of the season after a widely praised return to the sport. "I will not continue with Williams after the end of the season," the Pole said Thursday at the Singapore Grand Prix. Kubica made a...
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Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France steers his car followed by Racing Point driver Sergio Perez of Mexico during the Formula One Italy Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 19, 2019 - 4:57 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have been retained by Haas for the 2020 season, the American team announced on Thursday. Grosjean and Magnussen will be partnered together for a fourth straight year as the team prepares for its fifth season competing in F1...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, left, celebrates with third placed Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, on podium after winning the Formula One Italy Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Sunday, Sept.8, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA Via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 4:41 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Lewis Hamilton aims to turn up the heat in his bid for a sixth Formula One championship at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver heads into Sunday's race with a 63-point lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas. As with last year's race, drivers can expect sweltering...
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Kyle Busch prepares for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
September 17, 2019 - 2:42 pm
The massive divide between NASCAR's heavyweights and the underdog teams just scraping by received renewed attention following Kyle Busch's damning assessment of how backmarkers raced in the playoff opener over the weekend. Busch rallied from an early incident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that...
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