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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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FILE - In this March 8, 2019, file photo Robert Wickens sits in the pit area at the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race in St. Petersburg, Fla. Nearly a year after his devastating injury in an IndyCar race, Wickens will indeed get to drive a car again at a race track. He will lead the parade lap Sunday before the Toronto IndyCar race in an Acura NSX equipped with hand controls. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
July 12, 2019 - 6:04 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Robert Wickens has attacked his rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury with aggressive goals. The Canadian wants to dance at his upcoming wedding, one day walk again with zero evidence his legs once did not work and, of course, Wickens hopes to return to racing cars. Nearly a year...
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Storm clouds move over Daytona International Speedway causing a delay of events before a NASCAR Xfinity auto race, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 05, 2019 - 6:58 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here, making one last holiday weekend run at its birthplace, trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a high into Saturday night's race following...
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May 25, 2019 - 5:47 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Bale remembers hunkering down in front of a television set with his father to watch Formula One races, back in the glory days of Alain Prost, Jacques Laffite and Nelson Piquet. They even went to Brands Hatch before F1 left the circuit near Kent, England. So the actor...
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