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Sauber pairs Giovinazzi with Raikkonen for 2019 F1 season

Sep. 25, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

HINWIL, Switzerland (AP) — The Sauber Formula One team says Antonio Giovinazzi will join former champion Kimi Raikkonen as its drivers for 2019. Giovinazzi is replacing the 20-year-old Charles Leclerc, who will join Ferrari next season. Leclerc's move to the storied Italian team opened the way for...

Column: Charlotte's 'roval may be NASCAR's race of the year

Sep. 24, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Motor Speedway already has a win for the buzz it created by taking a bulldozer to its infield and building something new to NASCAR. Charlotte's "roval" will debut Sunday in a critical playoff race — a track unlike anything used before in NASCAR. It isn't an oval or a...

Hight wins, escapes serious injury after engine explosion

Sep. 23, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Robert Hight's Funny Car engine exploded after he crossed the finish line Sunday in a winning final-round pass in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. The defending season champion secured the points lead with a 4.036-second run at 276.29 mph against Tim Wilkerson. Hight got out...

Victory at Richmond eases playoff tension for Kyle Busch

Sep. 23, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch has been one of the last four contenders standing in each of the NASCAR Cup Series' last three years, and now that he's secured his spot in stage two of the playoffs, he's approaching next week's race on an unusual and foreign layout at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a...

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch is starting to wonder why he even spends time trying to qualify well at Richmond Raceway. Five months after winning the spring race on the 0.75-mile oval from the 32nd starting spot, Busch did even better Saturday night, winning from 39th to complete a season sweep of the...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins fall race at Richmond

Sep. 22, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond. Busch won for the sixth time in his...

Steve Torrence fastest in Top Fuel qualifying at Gateway

Sep. 22, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Steve Torrence took the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying spot Saturday night in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. The points leader picked up his third No. 1 qualifier of the season and 19th of his career with a run of 3.675 seconds at 327.19 mph. "It was a...

Man killed when car crashes during race in Louisiana

Sep. 22, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — A North Carolina man driving more than 200 mph (320 kph) has been killed after his vehicle crashed during a race Saturday at NOLA Motorsports Park. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Glen T. Boyd says the fatality happened about 9:20 a.m. Saturday. The man's name has not been...

Newman moving to Roush-Fenway in 2019

Sep. 22, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ryan Newman will drive full-time for Roush-Fenway Racing in the No. 6 Ford next season in NASCAR's Cup series. The team announced the move Saturday at Richmond Raceway, hours before the second race of the playoffs. Newman has driven the No. 31 for Richard Childress Racing since 2014,...

Bell wins Xfinity race at Richmond; Earnhardt 4th

Sep. 21, 2018 11:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not quite finished with racing. The NASCAR fan favorite got back behind the wheel Friday night, led 96 laps and finished fourth in an Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway. It was his first race since he retired from the Cup Series after last season and became a...