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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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Kyle Larson celebrates his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
October 07, 2019 - 5:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It is odd to classify a victory on a 1-mile concrete oval in Delaware as the biggest win of Kyle Larson's career. Maybe he is among those who count their greatest triumphs on dirt, in sprint cars, venues far away from NASCAR's glitz and glamour. But at this time of year, in...
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Kyle Larson stands next to the trophy after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
October 06, 2019 - 7:48 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson was the can't-miss future star who tore up the sprint car circuit and would lead a new generation of young stars into the next era of NASCAR. His promise yet unfulfilled, Larson's path toward prominence has been slow burning in six-plus years in the Cup Series. He's...
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Drivers start the Drydene 400 NASCAR Cup Series playoff auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
October 06, 2019 - 5:58 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Kyle Larson pulled away late and won the playoff race at Dover International Speedway to snap a 75-race winless streak and earn an automatic berth in the next round. Larson had nine runner-...
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