Automobile racing

Oakland Athletics outfielders Mark Canha (20) and Ramon Laureano, second from right, wear masks as they greet teammates after they defeated the Seattle Mariners in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. Both games were played in air smoky from wildfires in Oregon, Washington, and California. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 18, 2020 - 4:19 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Florida Atlantic postponed its football opener Saturday at Georgia Southern because of a coronavirus outbreak. The two schools hope to reschedule, FAU said Friday. Eleven people in the FAU program tested positive...
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Sam Mayer celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto race, Thursday Sept. 17, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 18, 2020 - 3:02 pm
With a bit of disbelief over his fast fall in the NASCAR standings, Ryan Blaney is determined to avoid elimination from the playoffs. It's a daunting task and just might require an outright win Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, where four drivers will be knocked from title contention...
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FILE - Daniel Suarez talks to the media before practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Suarez, who landed his ride two weeks before the season-opening Daytona 500, will not return to Gaunt Brothers Racing next season. The team said Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, it was a mutual decision for the Mexican driver to leave the team. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
September 15, 2020 - 10:25 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez, who landed a ride two weeks before the season-opening Daytona 500, will not return to Gaunt Brothers Racing next season and is seeking a new team for the third time in three years. Gaunt Brothers said Tuesday it was a mutual decision for the Mexican driver to...
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Austin Dillon #3 took the lead during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (James Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
September 14, 2020 - 4:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon was written off as a championship contender before NASCAR's playoffs even began and he knew no one expected him to go far. Undeterred, he vowed to show he has taken a huge step in his career. Dillon raced his way into the playoffs with a win at Texas, just his...
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Winner of the race, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, waves as he stands with second place Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini, Pool via AP)
September 13, 2020 - 3:16 pm
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton kept his cool amid the mayhem caused by an unpredictable circuit, winning a crash-marred Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday for the 90th win of his incredible career to move one behind Michael Schumacher’s record. But Hamilton's focus was elsewhere as he stood on the...
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Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 12, 2020 - 11:44 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR's playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as favorites Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. He even predicted he’d win at Richmond Raceway. His confidence was justified as Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Richmond Raceway...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steps out of his car after clocking the best time during qualification ahead of the Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Hamilton will take pole position for the Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany on Sunday. (Bryn Lennon, Pool via AP)
September 12, 2020 - 11:08 am
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Tuscan Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, whose final attempt was ended after he had to slow down because Esteban Ocon span on track just ahead of him. While Hamilton clinched a record-extending 95th pole, it was hard...
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Denny Hamlin stands on his car after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Dover International Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
September 11, 2020 - 5:33 pm
Kevin Harvick grabbed the first win of NASCAR's playoffs while rival Denny Hamlin finished a distant 13th. Disgusted with his finish, Hamlin threw his water bottle in anger. “I was so mad. I hate not finishing where I should finish or run,” Hamlin said. “I'm such a competitor, I want to win every...
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Pato O'Ward (5) leads Scott Dixon (9) during the IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 11, 2020 - 3:52 pm
The start-and-stop uncertainty of this IndyCar season has not bothered Pato O'Ward, leader of a young fleet of drivers new to the series but capable of keeping up with the veterans. O'Ward, in his first full season of IndyCar, has climbed to third in the championship standings headed into the...
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Bubba Wallace speaks to crew before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 10, 2020 - 3:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace, loaded with several new sponsors he personally signed, will leave Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season and take his new wealth elsewhere. Wallace, who has driven Petty's iconic No. 43 the last three seasons, told the team Thursday he would not...
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