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Hamilton takes record 7th pole at Australian…

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set a blistering time to take pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix for a record seventh time, outpacing his nearest rival by a massive 0.664 seconds

Hendrick signs Axalta to 25-race deal through 2022 season

Hendrick Motorsports has signed a four-year extension with Axalta to sponsor 25 races between Alex Bowman and William Byron. Axalta will be a primary sponsor for 15 races with Bowman this year and 12 next season

Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn., 5-at-10 column

Don Smith's extensive auto racing collection to be auctioned off

Position of F1 start lights altered to compensate for halo

The position of start lights will be altered on Formula One tracks this season, in a bid to ensure the drivers' line of vision is not impeded by the controversial halo protection device

PNC Bank partners with its 1st sports league in NASCAR deal

PNC Bank has partnered with a professional sports league for the first time by becoming NASCAR's official bank and official wealth management company

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Mercedes: F1 teams need to work together to avoid split

Mercedes: F1 teams need to work together to avoid potential split over new contract terms

Hamilton: Australian GP could be start of competitive season

Mercedes' Hamilton says Australian GP could be start of competitive season with Ferrari and Red Bull

NBC lands Indy 500 and promises IndyCar increased…

Indianapolis 500 to move to a new network for the 1st time since 1965 under a new deal IndyCar has signed with NBC Sports

Helio Castroneves tests new Indy car in break…

Helio Castroneves was back running laps at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, getting valuable laps and reuniting with his Penske teammates

Pippa Mann returns to Dale Coyne Racing for Indianapolis 500

IndyCar driver Pippa Mann has been hired by Dale Coyne Racing to drive in this year's Indianapolis 500

The Latest: Martin Truex Jr. gets 1st win of year at Fontana

Martin Truex Jr. has cruised to victory at Fontana for the first win of the season for last year's NASCAR Cup Series champion.

Neurosurgeon answers questions relating to brain injuries

More than four years after a ski accident caused him a near-fatal brain injury little is known about Michael Schumacher's current condition. Colin Shieff is a retired neurosurgeon. He answered questions for The Associated Press related to brain injuries.

As F1 season begins, Schumacher is still fighting far away

As Formula One drivers prepare for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix next weekend, Michael Schumacher continues a very different fight far away

Everybody is chasing Kevin Harvick as NASCAR hits Fontana

Everybody in the NASCAR Cup Series knows they're chasing Kevin Harvick at Fontana

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Leah Pritchett packs NHRA schedule by racing in 3 events

Leah Pritchett is pulling triple-duty at the NHRA Gatornationals and loving every second of it

Sixteen-time Funny Car champ Force endures another fireball

John Force is perfect on the season: three NHRA events and three harrowing engine explosions

Truex claims 17th NASCAR Cup pole in Fontana

Martin Truex Jr. claims 17th NASCAR Cup pole in Fontana

Jimmie Johnson plans to race on without Lowe's sponsorship

Jimmie Johnson says he is confident in his team and in NASCAR's future after losing his primary sponsor

Arana becomes 1st to top 200 mph on bike at NHRA event

Hector Arana Jr. became the first Pro Stock Motorcycle racer to top 200 mph at an NHRA event when he broke the elusive barrier at Gainesville Raceway

Vautier, Spirit of Daytona land pole for 12 Hours of Sebring

Tristan Vautier will lead the field to the green flag to start the 12 Hours of Sebring

A.J. Foyt briefly hospitalized after attack of killer bees

A.J. Foyt was briefly hospitalized after an attack of Africanized killer bees he encountered working on his ranch

Sebastien Bourdais looks for another trophy in Sebring

Sebastien Bourdais should be headed to Sebring seeking his 3rd win of the season

Lowe's to end sponsorship of 7-time NASCAR…

Lowe's will end its sponsorship of seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson at the end of the season and leave NASCAR

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Hamilton "super relaxed" amid contract talks with…

Lewis Hamilton is "super relaxed" amid ongoing contract negotiations with Mercedes and the four-time world champion hinted it could be his last deal as a Formula One driver

Kevin Harvick back home in Bakersfield, helping local racers

Kevin Harvick is home in Bakersfield, California, to race with the minor leaguers he lobbied for after his Phoenix victory

Column: IndyCar puts on strong show in action-packed opener

Column: IndyCar puts on strong show in action-packed opener