Automobile racing

September 17, 2019 - 1:52 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Childress Racing has declined to pick up the option on rookie Daniel Hemric for next season. Hemric is ranked 25th in the standings, did not make NASCAR's playoffs and has just two top-10 finishes in 27 starts this season. The team said Tuesday that Hemric will finish...
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Martin Truex Jr. is presented with the trophy after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
September 16, 2019 - 5:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn built a championship-winning team far from NASCAR's hub in North Carolina, using their own approach in making a single-car organization one of the most dominant. Then Barney Visser shuttered his Colorado-based team and the driver and crew chief were...
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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
September 15, 2019 - 11:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. clearly had one of the best teams this season as he rolled to four victories before the end of June. Then he hit a slump of sports, nearly three months without a win, but his Joe Gibbs Racing team remained confident it would challenge for the championship. A win in...
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FILE - In this July 14. 2012, file photo, driver Michael Stefanik smiles as he shows off how much he won by during the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Stefanik beat Ron Silk. Modified stock car great Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61. State police say the crash happened Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, 2019, in Sterling near the Rhode Island state line. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
September 15, 2019 - 10:53 pm
STERLING, Conn. (AP) — Modified stock car great Michael Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61. State police say the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sterling near the Rhode Island state line. They say the single-engine, single-seat Aerolite 103 took off from the...
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Martin Truex Jr. gives autographs to fans before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
September 15, 2019 - 10:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's opening playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has won the opening race of NASCAR's playoffs to earn an automatic berth into the second round. Truex's victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was his series-...
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Kyle Busch, right, waits to begin qualifying for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
September 14, 2019 - 5:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing surged into the opening race of NASCAR's playoffs with a Clint Bowyer-led sweep of the front two rows at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing, meanwhile, struggled across the board in its preparation for Sunday's opening playoff race. While SHR put its...
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Drivers who qualified the NASCAR Cup Series playoff pose on the the start/finish line following the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 13, 2019 - 4:40 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Gibbs has a powerhouse lineup leading the NASCAR playoffs, with four drivers laser-focused on winning the overall title. If there is a favorite in this 10-race tournament, it would be one of Gibbs' guys. Only the championship isn't decided on regular-season strength, and is...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2019, file photo, Paul Menard receives a kiss from his daughter Remi before the NASCAR cup series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, Mich. Menard has decided to walk away from NASCAR's top level after more than 460 races and Wood Brothers Racing is replacing him with Matt DiBenedetto in the iconic No. 21 Ford next season. After spending 16 years in the Cup Series, Menard said Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, he wants to step back from full-time racing to spend more time with his family. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
September 10, 2019 - 2:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Menard has decided to walk away from NASCAR's top level after more than 460 races and Wood Brothers Racing is replacing him with Matt DiBenedetto in the iconic No. 21 Ford next season. After spending 16 years in the Cup Series, Menard said Tuesday he wants to step back...
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The Georges-Pompidou hospital is pictured Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 in Paris. Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has been admitted under great secrecy to the Paris hospital to be treated Tuesday with a cutting-edge stem-cell therapy, according to a French newspaper. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
September 10, 2019 - 4:56 am
PARIS (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been admitted to a Paris hospital to be treated Tuesday with cutting-edge stem-cell therapy, according to a French newspaper. The Paris hospitals authority, citing France's strict medical privacy rules, said it could not comment on...
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NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson (48) is hit by Parker Kligerman (96) in the second turn during the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Fair)
September 09, 2019 - 2:23 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson made one thing perfectly clear when he walked out of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield medical center. He might be out of the playoffs but his season is not over. "I think everybody can see the performance is on its way up," Johnson said Sunday after a...
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