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70-year-old John Force leads NHRA Funny Car qualifying

Jun. 14, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The 70-year-old Force had a 3.911-second run at 326.95 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro SS in the second session. "We're learning and I really thought that there would be a number of...

At 26, Ross Chastain relishing NASCAR opportunities

Jun. 14, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ross Chastain seems like the busiest driver in NASCAR. Chastain opened the season with 36 consecutive starts across the Cup, Xfinity and Truck series and has logged a staggering 7,501 laps since February, a streak that only came to an end when he sat out last week's Cup event in...

Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud relishes White House visit

Jun. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Simon Pagenaud has been living in the United States long enough to know that in a time of revved-up partisanship, an invitation to the White House might come with some speed bumps. Decline an invite, as some American athletes have, and you might risk being seen as a grandstander who's...

NASCAR's top series a two-team show for now

Jun. 11, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR's top series has been a two-team show. Joey Logano's victory at Michigan on Monday gave Team Penske its fifth Cup win of the season. That's two fewer than Penske had all of last year, when Logano won the series title. In another year, Penske might be the clear choice as...

Logano edges Kurt Busch, Truex in overtime

Jun. 10, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano won the pole in qualifying and then led for more than three-quarters of the actual race. It was an impressive display, but all that could have gone for naught if he hadn't been sharp on one final restart. Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, holding...

The Latest: Logano edges Kurt Busch, Truex in overtime

Jun. 10, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (all times EDT): 8:05 p.m. Joey Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, holding off Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. in overtime. Logano was trying to hold on to a dwindling lead over Truex...

Steve Torrence beats dad Billy in NHRA Heartland Nationals

Jun. 10, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Steve Torrence earned his fifth straight Top Fuel victory, beating his father Billy Torrence on Sunday at the NHRA Heartland Nationals. The younger Torrence — the defending world champion — raced his dragster to a run of 3.750 seconds at 326.16 mph, while the elder...

Sign of the times: Vettel furious as Hamilton wins in Canada

Jun. 9, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was red with rage at being stripped of a much-needed win at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. So the four-time Formula One world champion took matters into his own hands — literally. After getting out of his car with his helmet still on and stomping back to his garage,...

Cup race at Michigan postponed because of rain

Jun. 9, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The break in NASCAR's Cup Series schedule will have to wait at least an extra day. Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway was postponed because of rain. It was rescheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. EDT, the second time in just over a month that a Cup race has been pushed past...

Rossi chasing Newgarden for IndyCar lead after Texas duel

Jun. 9, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Alexander Rossi will start the second half of the IndyCar season chasing points leader Josef Newgarden, possibly much the same way he did in falling short in the final laps of Newgarden's first victory in Texas . The Andretti Autosport driver has plenty of time to try to finish...