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Bottas, version 2019, has breakthrough win at Australian GP

Mar. 18, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The 2019 version of Valtteri Bottas is leading a Formula One championship for the first time. Sure, he's only one Grand Prix into the season, he concedes, but it was a big one. Bottas started from the front row of the grid for the first time at the Australian Grand Prix —...

Kyle Busch ties Petty's record with 200th career NASCAR win

Mar. 17, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch was dominating yet another race when a speeding penalty on pit road dropped him to the middle of the pack at Auto Club Speedway. Busch had to pass 17 cars in 73 laps on sizzling old asphalt to get his landmark 200th victory across NASCAR's three major series. Busch didn't...

Richie Crampton wins again at NHRA Gatornationals

Mar. 17, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Richie Crampton won the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals for the second straight year, beating Clay Millican in the Top Fuel final Sunday at Gainesville Raceway. Crampton had a 3.769-second pass at 329.89 mph for his first victory since the event last year. "This is just a big...

The Latest: Kyle Busch ties Petty's mark with 200th victory

Mar. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty's NASCAR record with his 200th national victory across the three major series Sunday, making an impressive late surge through the field to win the Cup Series race at Auto Club...

Kyle Busch wins Cup Series race to tie Richard Petty's record with 200 victories across NASCAR's three major series.

Mar. 17, 2019 6:43 PM EDT
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch wins Cup Series race to tie Richard Petty's record with 200 victories across NASCAR's three major series.

Max power: Verstappen gets podium for Red Bull and Honda

Mar. 17, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With one overtaking maneuver and consistent speed, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen showed that the 2019 Formula One season is unlikely to descend into another two-team race. Verstappen overtook two-time defending Australian Grand Prix champion Sebastian Vettel on the outside just...

Ferrari misses out on a podium place at F1 Australian GP

Mar. 17, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Ferraris were touted as the fastest cars on the F1 circuit when Sebastian Vettel arrived with the intention of winning his third consecutive Australian Grand Prix title. That would have equaled the great Michael Schumacher's mark in Melbourne. They'll leave without a podium...

Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Hamilton to win Australian GP

Mar. 17, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Valterri Bottas can't really explain how he got from playing the loyal lieutenant to Lewis Hamilton and failing to win a race last season, to upstaging his Mercedes teammate for victory in Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix. A lot of soul-searching over the...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas wins Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix

Mar. 17, 2019 2:41 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas wins Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Brittany Force breaks Gainesville Raceway time record

Mar. 16, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Brittany Force broke the Gainesville Raceway time record Saturday during the fourth Top Fuel qualifying session to become the first female driver to qualify No. 1 in the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals since Shirley Muldowney 40 years ago. Force had a 3.680-second pass at...