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Leclerc carries memories of his father, Bianchi at Monaco

May. 25, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — When Charles Leclerc races for the first time at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, he will carry with him the memories of his father and his close friend Jules Bianchi. The 20-year-old Leclerc will become the first driver from Monaco to race on the famed track since Olivier Beretta in 1994. "I...

Herta wins Indy Lights race for Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing

May. 25, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta held off on kissing the bricks when his father won the Indianapolis 500. He finally did it after winning the Freedom 100. After winning both Indy Lights races on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the son of longtime IndyCar driver Bryan Herta completed a May...

Lucky 13? Indy 500 starting spot means everything to rookie

May. 25, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Claman De Melo got the subtle tattoo three years ago, a small, black "13" just behind his right ear. It's a permanent tribute to his late grandmother, who was freed from a Holocaust camp on a Friday the 13th more than 70 years ago. The concentration camp numbers on her arm also...

Kanaan paces Indy 500 field in final Carb Day practice

May. 25, 2018 1:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan found himself in a familiar place atop the speed chart Friday at the final practice for the Indianapolis 500, while Honda appeared to find a little more speed on Carb Day. Kanaan paced the field with a lap of 227.791 mph, underscoring the might that Chevrolet has shown all...

Baffert thinks Justify has right stuff to win Triple Crown

May. 25, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

Bob Baffert has a good feeling about Justify's chances of winning the final leg of the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes. The famed horse trainer appeared on the "PodcastOne Sports Now" show to talk to co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg about the June 9 race and Justify's shot at history. Baffert said the way...

Women back on the grid at Monaco GP, but in a different role

May. 25, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Women will make a return of sorts to the Formula One grid at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, although not in the previous "grid girls" role now discarded. Instead of women standing in front of each car, holding up the driver's race number, men and women representing watchmaker Tag Heuer...

Danica Patrick eases into final race of her career

May. 25, 2018 2:29 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick strolled into Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a sunburn, a surprise gift from an afternoon spent in Green Bay, reading books while lying in the grass with boyfriend Aaron Rodgers. As retirement comes racing toward her, she's never been more at ease — except for...

Brother's memory keeps Stefan Wilson racing for a cause

May. 25, 2018 2:28 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stefan Wilson feels the presence of his late brother everywhere he turns at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He thinks about it every day. He remembers the stories and vivid images from the countless hours they spent at this track. And it's a good bet that Justin Wilson will be watching...

Tony Kanaan heads to AJ Foyt Racing for another Indy shot

May. 25, 2018 2:20 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For all the success Tony Kanaan has had inside an Indy car, from winning the series title to his long-sought Indianapolis 500 triumph, you'd think he would have landed with one team for good. Instead, one of the sport's most popular drivers has always been searching for stability. The...

Smith's push for All-Star race package at 600 denied

May. 24, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith learned a long time ago from NASCAR Hall of Fame father Bruton Smith not to be afraid to try "new and crazy" things when it comes to auto racing. That's why the younger Smith lobbied NASCAR hard to use the same rules package for Sunday's...