Automobile racing

August 07, 2019 - 11:54 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor says a group of businessmen has resolved financing questions about this year's Formula One race in Mexico's capital. They're stepping in to contribute money the government no longer wants to devote to the race. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Wednesday that "this...
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August 06, 2019 - 10:37 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, but will spend no time in jail. Court records show Unser received a 363-day suspended sentence, and 363 days of probation. He is required to complete 480 hours of community...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, northeast of Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
August 06, 2019 - 1:18 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As Lewis Hamilton moves ever closer to Michael Schumacher's Formula One record of 91 Grand Prix wins, a younger and equally ambitious driver is emerging as his main rival. Red Bull's Max Verstappen is showing the kind of daring and panache now seemingly beyond the reach of...
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August 05, 2019 - 4:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — Simon Pagenuad became the first Indianapolis 500 winner to unveil his likeness on the iconic trophy outside the United States. Pagenaud celebrated his Indianapolis victory Monday by displaying the BorgWarner Trophy at a ceremony along the Champs Elysees. Pagenaud is the first Frenchman...
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Chase Elliott celebrates his victory with his pit crew after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
August 05, 2019 - 3:51 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rick Hendrick minced no words at the start of the season, when the NASCAR team owner dismissed the previous year as one of the worst in the history of his mighty organization. Hendrick stated: "Last year sucked. I ain't gonna do that no more." The rebuild at Hendrick...
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August 04, 2019 - 8:39 pm
KENT, Wash. (AP) — John Force raced to his record-extending 150th Funny Car victory Sunday in the NHRA Northwest Nationals. The 70-year-old Force won for the first time since the Colorado event last year, beating Ron Capps in the final with a 3.971-second run at 320.58 mph in the Peak Auto Lighting...
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Chase Elliott celebrates his victory with his pit crew after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
August 04, 2019 - 8:32 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Chase Elliott put an emphatic end to his summer-long struggle, making a statement with a dominating win on the road course at Watkins Glen International. A year after racing to his first career NASCAR Cup victory at The Glen, Elliott won a second time in the No. 9...
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Chase Elliott (9) drives through the area of the course called "The Bus Stop" during a practice run for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Watkins Glen, New York. (AP Photo/John Munson)
August 04, 2019 - 5:48 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International (all times local): ___ 5:42 p.m. Chase Elliott has won the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International for the second straight time, holding off Martin Truex Jr. just like he did a year ago. Truex began to...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland walks prior to the start of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, northeast of Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
August 04, 2019 - 3:47 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Valtteri Bottas faces an uncertain summer after two unconvincing races as he waits to find out his Mercedes future. The Finn is fighting to keep his place at the F1 giant, with Mercedes set to decide whether to offer him a new deal during the upcoming midseason break. Now...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain kisses the trophy as he celebrates on the podium after winning the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, northeast of Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
August 04, 2019 - 1:09 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More used to other drivers chasing him, Lewis Hamilton turned predator on Sunday to hunt down Max Verstappen and win the Hungarian Grand Prix. When Hamilton had tried and failed to get past Verstappen midway through the race on the Hungaroring — one of Formula One's hardest...
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