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Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after crashing into Corey LaJoie (32) during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's running of the race was postponed by rain. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 18, 2020 - 6:49 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt's death on the final lap of the Daytona 500 may have saved Ryan Newman's life. Earnhardt died 19 years ago Tuesday, the same day Roush Fenway Racing said Newman was awake and talking to doctors and family following his own harrowing accident on the last lap...
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Ryan Newman slides down the track after he was involved in a crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/David Graham)
February 17, 2020 - 11:33 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman has barrel-rolled his way through many terrifying crashes over his 20-year NASCAR career. This one, though, caused the sport to pause. Newman slid across the finish line in a crumpled heap of metal, sparks flying as his car skidded to a halt with fuel pouring...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 14, 2019, file photo, drivers prepare for the start of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. Formula One's governing body on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, says Shanghai Grand Prix scheduled for April postponed due to virus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
February 12, 2020 - 11:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Formula One organizers on Wednesday postponed the Chinese Grand Prix that was due to be staged in Shanghai in April, the latest sporting event impacted by the fast-spreading viral infection in the country. More than 1,100 people have died in China from the virus, which has been named...
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Manufacturers representatives, from left, Jim Campbell for Chevrolet, Mark Rushbrook for Ford, and Ed Laukes for Toyota, shake hands after a press conference before practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 16, 2019 - 4:51 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ed Laukes strolled onto the stage with his chest seemingly puffed out. The Toyota executive corrected the moderator, who shorted the manufacturer one victory this season, and then took a few playful shots at the competition. Laukes was clearly feeling confident, maybe even...
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November 14, 2019 - 12:11 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Taylor is leaving his father’s sports car team to become a factory driver for Corvette Racing in 2020. Taylor will pair with Antonio Garcia in the new Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in IMSA’s GT Le Mans category. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will be in the second Corvette entry for...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Penske Corporation Chairman Roger Penske responds to a question about the sale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar and related business from Hulman & Company to Penske Corporation, at a news conference in Indianapolis. Penske this week celebrated the crowning achievement of a career so rich in America’s fabric that he last month received the Presidential Medal of Freedom by buying iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Sunday he will watch two of his drivers try to make NASCAR’s championship race. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
November 09, 2019 - 3:55 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — He doesn't golf, fish or hunt. Roger Penske doesn't particularly have time for hobbies. The automobile industry. Transportation. Trucking. Sales. Community improvement. Promotions. That takes up almost all of his time. And, of course, racing. A man with a rich career that is...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2019, file photo, drivers Denny Hamlin, left, and Kyle Busch talk in pit lane before qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. Hamlin has all the momentum headed into the third round of NASCAR's playoffs, which start Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. But hot on his bumper are his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, regular season champion Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., who leads the series with six wins this season.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 04, 2019 - 7:55 am
PLANO, Texas (AP) — NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch will enter the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race in conjunction with Lexus and Toyota. Busch will drive the Lexus RC GT3 for AIM Vasser Sullivan, Toyota announced Monday at its annual "Motorsports Day" at its North American headquarters...
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October 29, 2019 - 10:35 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — James Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, despite repeated public assurances that the popular Canadian was not leaving the organization once McLaren came aboard...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monac, left, tries to overtake Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherland's after a pit service, during the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Photo Matthew Childs/Reuters Pool Via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 5:27 pm
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch tires beginning in the 2021 season, one of a series of changes it is making as it embarks on a new contract with the...
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Drivers in the Formula E season finale compete in the auto race in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Avery Yang)
July 14, 2019 - 12:13 pm
Sure, Formula E teams want to win and make money. That's a given. The big automobile manufacturers who fund the open-wheel electric cars that whir around tracks all over the world also have a bigger goal in mind: research and development. Brand named automakers — from BMW to Audi to Jaguar —...
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