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October 16, 2019 - 1:56 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An animal rescue group says more than 300 birds crashed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, killing some 100 of them. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue says on its Facebook page that 100 of the chimney swifts are severely injured with broken legs, wings and other...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, sits in his car during the Aeroscreen testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
October 15, 2019 - 4:38 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — IndyCar turned laps at Richmond Raceway for the first time in a decade during a Tuesday tire test that gave the series' most recent two champions a look at both the Virginia track and new cockpit protection. Reigning series champion Josef Newgarden turned his first laps ever at...
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October 14, 2019 - 8:17 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Steve Torrence beat Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuel final on Monday and took over the points lead at the 12th NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Torrence, the defending champion, won the event for the second straight year with a final run of 3.772 seconds at 323.19 mph...
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A fan with a decoration of Suzuka Circuit waits for drivers in front of the gate of the paddock ahead of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)
October 12, 2019 - 10:57 pm
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole position at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday in a windy qualifying session that was moved to race day because of the powerful typhoon that hit Japan on Saturday. Vettel secured his first pole position since the Canadian GP in June...
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott wins the pole for the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, Oct 12, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 12, 2019 - 6:37 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott rebounded from last week's devastating engine failure to lead a Hendrick Motorsports sweep in qualifying for Sunday's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Elliott turned a lap at 192.552 mph in Saturday qualifying to give Chevrolet the front two rows...
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Trucks pass through the tai-oval during the Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, Oct 12, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 12, 2019 - 6:21 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The first loser at Talladega Superspeedway better not have been hung out to dry in the closing laps by a teammate. And in the case of Sunday's race, teammates will have a far wider definition. Manufacturers have taken steps to mandate their drivers work together to ensure...
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Camping World Truck Series driver Spencer Boyd (20) celebrates in Victory Lane after being declared the winner as driver Johnny Sauter (13) was disqualified during the Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, Oct 12, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 12, 2019 - 5:02 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Spencer Boyd was named winner of the Truck Series race Saturday after Johnny Sauter was stripped of the victory for forcing a driver below the out-of-bounds line at Talladega Superspeedway. Sauter had blocked his way around the 2.66-mile superspeedway for the final two-lap...
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October 12, 2019 - 2:33 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress has been selected by Talladega Superspeedway to give Sunday's pre-race invocation and wave the green flag. Jeffress has warned of a "civil war-like fracture" if President Donald Trump is impeached. NASCAR has a tricky relationship with Trump...
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From left, Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, Racing Point driver Sergio Perez of Mexico and Williams driver George Russell of Britain attend a press conference for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
October 10, 2019 - 3:59 am
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton knows a win at this weekend's typhoon-threatened Japanese Grand Prix will go a long way in sealing a sixth Formula One championship. Hamilton has a commanding 73-point lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas with five races left. Given Hamilton's...
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October 08, 2019 - 2:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will field a third IndyCar next season for Marcus Ericsson, a former Formula One driver who just completed his first year in the American open-wheel series. Ericsson spent his rookie year with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, but the team expressed...
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