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Verstappen fastest in first practice for Singapore GP

Sep. 20, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix. Verstappen was 0.167 seconds quicker than Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel while championship leader Lewis Hamilton was third fastest. Mercedes driver Hamilton heads into...

Graham Rahal turns to body contouring in battle of the bulge

Sep. 20, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Graham Rahal is grateful for most of the genes he inherited from his father, champion race car driver Bobby Rahal. The one gene he could have gone without? His large frame. Rahal is the largest driver in IndyCar and revealed this week he's undergoing body contouring treatments in...

Newgarden seeks 2nd title in 3 years in battle of Americans

Sep. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden, clad head-to-toe in solid black, was the last championship contender to arrive at an IndyCar event already underway. He climbed the stairs, saw challenger Alexander Rossi bogged down in interviews and spread his arms wide as he made his entrance. "Good evening,"...

F1 driver Kubica to leave Williams at end of season

Sep. 19, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One driver Robert Kubica says he has decided to leave his Williams team at the end of the season after a widely praised return to the sport. "I will not continue with Williams after the end of the season," the Pole said Thursday at the Singapore Grand Prix. Kubica made a return to...

Haas retains F1 drivers Grosjean, Magnussen for 2020 season

Sep. 19, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Formula One drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have been retained by Haas for the 2020 season, the American team announced on Thursday. Grosjean and Magnussen will be partnered together for a fourth straight year as the team prepares for its fifth season competing in F1. Grosjean...

Hamilton looking to extend F1 lead at Singapore Grand Prix

Sep. 19, 2019 4:41 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lewis Hamilton aims to turn up the heat in his bid for a sixth Formula One championship at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver heads into Sunday's race with a 63-point lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas. As with last year's race, drivers can expect sweltering heat and...

Kyle Busch criticism highlights NASCAR's financial disparity

Sep. 17, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

The massive divide between NASCAR's heavyweights and the underdog teams just scraping by received renewed attention following Kyle Busch's damning assessment of how backmarkers raced in the playoff opener over the weekend. Busch rallied from an early incident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that dropped him two laps...

Childress declines option on rookie Daniel Hemric for 2020

Sep. 17, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Childress Racing has declined to pick up the option on rookie Daniel Hemric for next season. Hemric is ranked 25th in the standings, did not make NASCAR's playoffs and has just two top-10 finishes in 27 starts this season. The team said Tuesday that Hemric will finish the...

Column: Truex and Pearn find comfortable fit with Gibbs team

Sep. 16, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn built a championship-winning team far from NASCAR's hub in North Carolina, using their own approach in making a single-car organization one of the most dominant. Then Barney Visser shuttered his Colorado-based team and the driver and crew chief were nearly...

Truex races into 2nd round with win in opening playoff race

Sep. 15, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. clearly had one of the best teams this season as he rolled to four victories before the end of June. Then he hit a slump of sports, nearly three months without a win, but his Joe Gibbs Racing team remained confident it would challenge for the championship. A win in the...