Automobile racing

Jay Howard, of England, waits under an umbrella during a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 24, 2018 - 5:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There's an old saying around Gasoline Alley that the Indianapolis 500 picks its winners, a testament to the brutal and unpredictable drama that unfolds every Memorial Day weekend. Jay Howard thinks it should go one further: "The Indy 500 also picks its participants." That was...
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Race driver Danica Patrick, left, pose with a life-size Lego statue creation of herself, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in New York. Lego master builder Chris Steininger says it took him 200 hours to build, using under 15,000 pieces and 13 different colors. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 22, 2018 - 11:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Danica Patrick drives her final race in the Indy 500 on Sunday, she'll certainly be the only competitor with a Lego statue in her image. While that won't help her win IndyCar's biggest race, it does speak to Patrick's popularity. Maybe she wasn't a rousing success behind the...
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Robert Wickens, of Canada, waits in the pits before a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 21, 2018 - 5:17 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens crashed Monday during the second-to-last practice for the Indianapolis 500, another headache for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports just two days after top driver James Hinchcliffe failed to make the field for the showcase race. In addition to finding a way to get one...
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President Donald Trump, center, poses for a photograph with 2017 NASCAR Cup champion Martin Truex Jr., bottom center, and his racing team on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 21, 2018 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing at the White House, praising Truex's vow to "never give up." Trump is paying tribute to Truex's championship on the South Lawn of the White House and admiring the No. 78 Toyota...
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Robert Wickens, of Canada, waits in the pits before a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 21, 2018 - 3:01 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sam Schmidt's week just got even more complicated. Two days after top driver James Hinchcliffe failed to make the Indianapolis 500 starting grid, the team's other full-time driver, Robert Wickens, crashed Monday during the second-to-last practice for Sunday's race. So in...
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Ed Carpenter bumps fist with a member of his crew after he qualified for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 20, 2018 - 5:59 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter ruined Team Penske's Indianapolis 500 pole-position party. The Indianapolis driver earned the No. 1 starting spot for the third time on his home track with a four-lap average of 229.618 mph. He was the only driver to top 230 on any lap and the only one to top 229 on...
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James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, talks with the media after he did not qualify for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 20, 2018 - 5:00 pm
James Hinchcliffe watched the final day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying in street clothes. He could be suiting up in one of those cars next Sunday. Perhaps Pippa Mann will join him. As Schmidt Peterson Motorsports continued searching for a way to get Hinchcliffe into the race, the popular Canadian...
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James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, talks with the media after he did not qualify for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 20, 2018 - 10:06 am
Only 33 cars will start the Indianapolis 500 and the field will not be expanded to include James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann, two popular drivers bumped out of the race in qualifying. IndyCar president of competition and operations Jay Frye tells The Associated Press the series is not considering...
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Kurt Busch (41) spins in Turn 4 during the NASCAR All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
May 19, 2018 - 9:40 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR All-Star race (all times local): 9:14 p.m. A huge wreck at the end of the third stage has ended several top drivers' chances of winning the NASCAR All-Star race and its $1 million prize. As the cars went four-wide in turn 3 at Charlotte Motor Speedway,...
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Kyle Busch climbs from his car after practice for Saturday's NASCAR All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
May 19, 2018 - 9:03 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR All-Star race (all times local): 9 p.m. Kyle Busch has won the second stage of the NASCAR All-Star race. Daniel Suarez was second and Kyle Larson finished third. Busch, who won last year's All-Star race, has led 19 of the 50 laps in a race that has...
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