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Column: Newgarden takes control of IndyCar title race

Jul. 22, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

There are no slouches in the IndyCar Series, proven each week by the incredibly close competition across the grid. The intensity has given the series yet another tight championship race in the homestretch of its season. Josef Newgarden dominated at Iowa to pad a fragile lead that Alexander Rossi had trimmed to...

Kevin Harvick holds off Denny Hamlin at New Hampshire

Jul. 21, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kevin Harvick used a late bump and run to win last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Repeating required another bump, but there was little time for a run before Harvick crossed the finish line 0.210 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin on Sunday. "It turned into a wild finish," Harvick...

Tommy Johnson Jr. wins Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Jul. 21, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to his second Funny Car victory of the season Sunday in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Johnson beat Bob Tasca in the final with a 4.102-second run at 308.50 mph in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Johnson has 19 career victories. "We...

The Latest: Kevin Harvick races to 1st win season

Jul. 21, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Kevin Harvick raced to his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday, winning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second straight year. Harvick held off Denny Hamlin by 0.210...

Newgarden dominates in IndyCar victory in Iowa

Jul. 21, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — With his championship lead in danger, Josef Newgarden strengthened his hold on the title chase with yet another blistering run in Iowa. Josef Newgarden led 245 laps of 300 laps and won the weather-delayed IndyCar race early Sunday at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the season....

Torrence takes No. 1 spot at Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Jul. 21, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Steve Torrence took the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying Saturday in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. The defending series champion and current points leader had a 3.738-second run at 328.78 mph for his third No. 1 qualifier of the season and 22nd overall....

Christopher Bell races to 5th NASCAR Xfinity win of season

Jul. 20, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Christopher Bell moved into a tie for the NASCAR Xfinity Series victory lead with five, dominating Saturday in hot conditions at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bell led 186 of the 200 laps in Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 20 Toyota — only losing the lead when he pitted on Lap 33 —...

Bowman wrecks backup in practice, will drive Johnson's spare

Jul. 20, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Alex Bowman will drive teammate Jimmie Johnson's spare car Sunday after wrecking his backup in the final practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bowman, one of five drivers already in backups for the Cup race, struck a wall coming out of a turn in Saturday's practice. Bowman was...

Pagenaud chasing Newgarden, Rossi in IndyCar in Iowa

Jul. 20, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden has spent much of the season holding off a hard-charging Alexander Rossi. Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud looks poised to make the chase for the championship a three-car affair. Pagenaud moved 22 points closer to Newgarden, his Team Penske...

Pedregon leads Funny Car qualifying at Mile-High Nationals

Jul. 20, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Cruz Pedregon led Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Seeking his 62nd No. 1 qualifier and first since 2015, the 55-year-old Pedregon had a 4.002-second run at 317.42 mph in a Dodge Charger. "We've had some ups and downs this...