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NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

Aug. 16, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne says he is retiring from full-time racing. The 38-year-old Kahne announced his intentions Thursday on Twitter, saying "I'm not sure what the future holds for me, but I'm at ease with the decision that I have made." The former Hendrick Motorsports driver has 18...

Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. to replace Alonso at McLaren

Aug. 16, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

WOKING, England (AP) — Carlos Sainz Jr. will leave Renault to drive for McLaren in Formula One next year as a replacement for Fernando Alonso. McLaren said it signed the 23-year-old Spaniard to a "multi-year" deal without giving further details. "I've been a McLaren fan for as long as I can remember. It's...

2-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso leaving at end of season

Aug. 14, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso will leave Formula One at the end of the season and potentially move to IndyCar in the United States. McLaren Racing confirmed Tuesday the Spaniard will not return to F1 next year for an 18th season, and Alonso said F1's leadership group tried to persuade him to stay with the...

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is leaving Formula One after this season

Aug. 14, 2018 11:16 AM EDT
WOKING, England (AP) — McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is leaving Formula One after this season.

Protecting Luck becomes premium under Colts new regime

Aug. 13, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts invested heavily in Andrew Luck's protection plan during the offseason. Now it's time to see the payoff. After general manager Chris Ballard added two potential starting offensive linemen in free agency and used two more in the draft, the Colts believe they've...

IndyCar leader Scott Dixon signs extension with Ganassi

Aug. 13, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott Dixon will likely finish his career with Chip Ganassi Racing under a new contract for one of IndyCar's greatest drivers. The extension announced Monday puts Dixon behind the wheel of the PNC Bank-sponsored entry and ends all speculation he'd leave Ganassi after 17 seasons to...

Column: NASCAR's dark cloud lifted after leadership change

Aug. 13, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Keelan Harvick had the father-son weekend of a lifetime: He crashed a golf cart, drove a tiny race car, ran on a NASCAR track to collect his dad's checkered flag and got to ride shotgun alongside his old man to victory lane. The 6-year-old son of Kevin Harvick was the headliner of...

Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

Aug. 12, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, less than two dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer's protest...

Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th victory of year

Aug. 12, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. "That was definitely way up there on the bucket list," Harvick said. Harvick broke a tie atop NASCAR's...

The Latest: Kevin Harvick wins at Michigan, 7th win of year

Aug. 12, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Kevin Harvick has won at Michigan International Speedway, giving him a NASCAR-high seven victories this season. His No. 4 Ford finished 3-plus seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski's...