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Camping World Truck Series driver Spencer Boyd (20) celebrates in Victory Lane after being declared the winner as driver Johnny Sauter (13) was disqualified during the Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, Oct 12, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 12, 2019 - 5:02 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Spencer Boyd was named winner of the Truck Series race Saturday after Johnny Sauter was stripped of the victory for forcing a driver below the out-of-bounds line at Talladega Superspeedway. Sauter had blocked his way around the 2.66-mile superspeedway for the final two-lap...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2017, file photo, Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Dallas Church Choir speaks as he introduces President Donald Trump during the Celebrate Freedom event at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. The Megachurch pastor has been selected by Talladega Superspeedway to give Sunday's pre-race invocation and wave the green flag. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 12, 2019 - 3:31 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, who has warned of a "civil war-like fracture" if President Donald Trump is impeached, was selected by Talladega Superspeedway to give Sunday's pre-race invocation and wave the green flag. Trump last month tweeted a comment Jeffress made on "...
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A man struggles with his umbrella against strong wind as Typhoon Hagibis approaches Suzuka, central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, with streets and trains stations unusually quiet Saturday as rain poured over the city. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
October 12, 2019 - 8:51 am
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — With the Suzuka circuit shuttered on Saturday because of the approaching typhoon, the Japanese Grand Prix was in a holding pattern with drivers forced to spend the day at their hotels. Organizers canceled Saturday's qualifying session with Typhoon Hagibis set to hit Japan's...
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Denny Hamlin competes at the Drydene 400 - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
October 11, 2019 - 6:13 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin climbed from his car at Talladega Superspeedway and was shocked to learn he had not only topped the speed chart, but reached nearly 205 mph in pacing practice. "It really caught me off guard," Hamlin said Friday after his lap at 204.904 mph. The Daytona 500...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the second practice session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
October 11, 2019 - 4:33 am
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Valtteri Bottas led the second and final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday, edging teammate Lewis Hamilton in what could be the starting grid for Sunday's typhoon-hit Formula One race. Organizers canceled Saturday's usual qualifying session with Typhoon...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain arrives for a fan meeting at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, ahead of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
October 10, 2019 - 10:44 pm
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Organizers of the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix have canceled Saturday's qualifying session because of the powerful typhoon that is heading for Japan's main island this weekend. They also say they plan to go ahead with the race as scheduled on Sunday afternoon. Typhoon...
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From left, Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, Racing Point driver Sergio Perez of Mexico and Williams driver George Russell of Britain attend a press conference for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
October 10, 2019 - 3:59 am
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton knows a win at this weekend's typhoon-threatened Japanese Grand Prix will go a long way in sealing a sixth Formula One championship. Hamilton has a commanding 73-point lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas with five races left. Given Hamilton's...
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From left, Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, Racing Point driver Sergio Perez of Mexico and Williams driver George Russell of Britain talk together before a press conference for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)
October 10, 2019 - 3:22 am
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — The powerful typhoon that is heading for Japan's main island this weekend could impact on the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. Typhoon Hagibis is expected to hit western and eastern Japan between Saturday and Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It has urged people to...
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October 08, 2019 - 2:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will field a third IndyCar next season for Marcus Ericsson, a former Formula One driver who just completed his first year in the American open-wheel series. Ericsson spent his rookie year with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, but the team expressed...
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October 08, 2019 - 2:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will field a third IndyCar next season for Marcus Ericsson, a former Formula One driver who just completed his first year in the American open-wheel series. Ericsson spent his rookie year with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, but the team expressed...
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