Automobile racing

Colton Herta, right, takes a celebratory swig after winning the IndyCar Classic auto race, as second-place finisher Josef Newgarden, left, takes a closer look a the bottle label Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Austin, Texas. Herta, 18, became the youngest winner in IndyCar history after a late-race crash near the entry to pit row helped him steal past the leaders to the checkered flag. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 24, 2019 - 6:31 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Everything went Colton Herta's way on Sunday, from the victory on the race track to the sparkling wine on the podium instead of apple cider. The 18-year American rookie became the youngest winner in IndyCar history when he captured the IndyCar Classic after a late-race crash...
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Brad Keselowski (2) leads Chase Elliott (9) as they drive into Turn 4 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 24, 2019 - 5:52 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski routed the field at Martinsville Speedway to give Team Penske its third Cup victory through the first six races of the NASCAR season. Keselowski led 446 of the 500 laps around the shortest track on the NASCAR schedule, but was challenged a handful of times...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Danica Patrick waits during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Patrick, who retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500, will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as a studio analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 20, 2019 - 8:57 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" prepped her for a return as a...
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Kyle Busch drives during the early laps of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, Calif., Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Rachel Luna)
March 17, 2019 - 6:43 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty's NASCAR record with his 200th national victory across the three major series Sunday, making an impressive late surge through the field to win the Cup Series race at Auto Club...
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March 17, 2019 - 6:42 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch wins Cup Series race to tie Richard Petty's record with 200 victories across NASCAR's three major series.
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland celebrates after winning the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Bottas won ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton of Britain while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands placed third. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
March 17, 2019 - 5:00 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Valterri Bottas can't really explain how he got from playing the loyal lieutenant to Lewis Hamilton and failing to win a race last season, to upstaging his Mercedes teammate for victory in Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix. A lot of soul-searching over...
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March 16, 2019 - 8:40 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Cole Custer postponed Kyle Busch's historic 200th victory for at least one more day. Custer held off Busch to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, preventing Busch from tying Richard Petty's record with his 200th win across NASCAR's three...
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March 16, 2019 - 7:40 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Cole Custer wins Xfinity Series race to spoil Kyle Busch's bid for record-tying 200th NASCAR victory.
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain puts his hands together after qualifying on pole for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 16, 2019. The first race of the year is Sunday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
March 16, 2019 - 5:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton produced the fastest lap ever at the Australian Grand Prix to take pole position at the Formula One season opener for the sixth consecutive year . The five-time world champion edged Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas' leading time with seconds remaining to...
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FILE - This April 6, 1978, file photo shows Janet Guthrie posing with a toy race car at a news conference in New York. Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
March 14, 2019 - 1:24 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. With Guthrie off the list of five nominees, Anne B. France...
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