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Graham Rahal climbs into his car during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Rahal drivers gain advantage with Indy's qualifying draw

Aug. 14, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal took advantage of a coin flip Friday. He's hoping it pays off all weekend. Minutes after completing Friday's Indianapolis 500 practice, the 31-year-old IndyCar driver and his two teammates with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing all wound up picking top 10 spots in Saturday's...

Marco Andretti packs up his gear following practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Penske cars struggle with speed as Andretti tops 233 mph

Aug. 14, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Honda claimed a clear edge over Chevrolet in speed on Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Marco Andretti topped 233 mph in the final practice before qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Andretti jumped to the top of the speed chart by logging a lap at 233.491 miles per...

James Davison, of Australia, climbs into his car during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Double-duty debate will keep Davison busy at Indianapolis

Aug. 14, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Davison would do almost anything to go racing full-time again — even pulling double duty at two of the sport's most iconic venues with an injured heel. This weekend, the 33-year-old Australian just might get his chance. After attempting to qualify Saturday for the...

Driver Joey Logano waits beside his car for the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Unpredictability ahead as NASCAR gets on Daytona road course

Aug. 14, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Unpredictability is as much a part of racing at Daytona International Speedway as bumping, drafting and the Big One. The high-banked oval routinely delivers wild rides, harrowing wrecks and dramatic finishes. Drivers expect the unexpected. It’s part of the lore and lure of...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, Bubba Wallace takes part in an interview during NASCAR Daytona 500 auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Corporate interest in Bubba Wallace has picked up momentum and NASCAR’s only black full-time driver has signed a new sponsor that includes funding for his Richard Petty Motorports team. Columbia Sportswear signed a multiyear sponsorship with Wallace as a brand ambassador that will also put the company on the No. 43 at Dover later this month. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace adds another sponsorship deal

Aug. 14, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

WELCOME, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is adding to his NASCAR portfolio. NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver announced a multiyear partnership with technology company DoorDash on Friday. It will sponsor Wallace’s No. 43 Chevrolet for Richard Petty Motorsports beginning Sunday on the road course...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during a practice session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Albert Gea, Pool via AP)

Spanish GP: Hamilton fastest ahead of Bottas in 2nd practice

Aug. 14, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Mercedes again topped the leaderboard as Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in second practice Friday for the Spanish Grand Prix. The championship leader finished .287 ahead of Bottas, who had been quicker than Hamilton...

Ben Hanley, of England, prepares to drive during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Hanley, crew work overtime after slow start in Indy practice

Aug. 13, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ben Hanley made the long walk from his pit box to Gasoline Alley on Thursday morning, watching another frustrating round of Indianapolis 500 practice. He won't have to do that again. After two frustrating days and four attempts, the 35-year-old English driver passed the first phase of...

The car driven by Fernando Alonso, of Spain, hits the wall in the fourth turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirk Stierwalt)

Alonso first driver to crash in Indianapolis 500 practice

Aug. 13, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso crashed in the final hour of Thursday's practice session in a setback for his Indianapolis 500 venture. Alonso crashed in Turn 4 when his Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet dipped onto the concrete portion of the apron at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and sent the Spaniard into...

Cole Pearn looks at information on his computer screen for the Conor Daly car during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NASCAR champion Pearn up to speed with Daly at Indy 500

Aug. 13, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There is not much the owner of a backcountry skiing and hiking vacation company in Canada can do with a lifetime of racing knowledge after he has walked away from a championship-winning career. Cole Pearn abruptly retired at the end of last year's NASCAR season after helping build one...

Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, reacts during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Castroneves gets refresher course in quest for 4th Indy win

Aug. 12, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves understands the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval better than most. He's won three 500 titles, finished second three times and started from the pole four times. Fourteen of his 19 career starts resulted in top-10 finishes and from 2007-18, he completed a record 2,310...