Automobile racing

Josef Newgarden does a burnout after winning the IndyCar Series auto race Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 21, 2019 - 3:17 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — With his championship lead in danger, Josef Newgarden strengthened his hold on the title chase with yet another blistering run in Iowa. Josef Newgarden led 245 laps of 300 laps and won the weather-delayed IndyCar race early Sunday at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the...
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In this photo provided by the NHRA, Steve Torrence drives in Top Fuel qualifying Friday, July 19, 2019, for the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals drag races at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo. (Jerry Foss/NHRA via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 12:50 am
MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Steve Torrence took the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying Saturday in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. The defending series champion and current points leader had a 3.738-second run at 328.78 mph for his third No. 1 qualifier of the season and 22nd...
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Pole sitter Brad Keselowski (2) passes slower cars during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 20, 2019 - 4:56 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Alex Bowman will drive teammate Jimmie Johnson's spare car Sunday after wrecking his backup in the final practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bowman, one of five drivers already in backups for the Cup race, struck a wall coming out of a turn in Saturday's practice. Bowman...
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Simon Pagenaud stands next to his car during qualifying for the IndyCar Series auto race Friday, July 19, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 20, 2019 - 10:58 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden has spent much of the season holding off a hard-charging Alexander Rossi. Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud looks poised to make the chase for the championship a three-car affair. Pagenaud moved 22 points closer to Newgarden, his Team...
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July 20, 2019 - 12:02 am
MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Cruz Pedregon led Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Seeking his 62nd No. 1 qualifier and first since 2015, the 55-year-old Pedregon had a 4.002-second run at 317.42 mph in a Dodge Charger. "We've had some ups and...
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Brad Keselowski poses after winning the pole during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 19, 2019 - 7:35 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski topped qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday for his first NASCAR Cup pole since 2017. Keselowski turned a fast lap of 136.384 mph in his Ford to edge Kyle Busch, who briefly held the top speed Friday before Keselowski bumped him from the top. "We'...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monac, left, tries to overtake Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherland's after a pit service, during the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Photo Matthew Childs/Reuters Pool Via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 5:27 pm
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch tires beginning in the 2021 season, one of a series of changes it is making as it embarks on a new contract with the...
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Kurt Busch celebrates his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 19, 2019 - 5:05 pm
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — When fans slammed crew chief Matt McCall for costing Kurt Busch a win at Daytona, he was a good sport and made a video for social media of him reading the criticism — even a critical tweet that came from his wife. The feedback has been quite different this week. Busch raced to...
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Simon Pagenaud celebrates with crew members after winning the pole position for an IndyCar Series auto race Friday, July 19, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 19, 2019 - 5:01 pm
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Simon Pagenaud will start first in Saturday's IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after winning the pole for the second week in a row. Pagenaud, who won in Toronto last weekend starting from the front row, posted an average speed of 180.073 mph to capture his third pole of 2019 and...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Sage Karam prepares for qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. At just 20, Karam had already landed his dream gig; a seat in the powerhouse Chip Ganassi Racing’s IndyCar program. Four years later, Karam is hoping to prove that he deserves another shot at a full-time seat in the series. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
July 18, 2019 - 7:07 pm
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — At just 20, Sage Karam had already landed his dream gig with a seat in Chip Ganassi Racing's powerhouse IndyCar program. Four years later, Karam is hoping to prove that he deserves another shot at a full-time seat in the series. Karam and fellow American Conor Daly will fill in...
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