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SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Cole Custer became the first rookie winner in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years, surging to the lead in a four-wide, final-lap scramble Sunday at Kentucky Speedway. Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. were dueling side by side for the lead on the final restart when Custer — with …

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SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — It’s already the pits for Ferrari, just two races into the new Formula One season. Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and rising star Charles Leclerc are off the pace, and crashed with each other on the track Sunday for the second time in the space of four races. The incident at …

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SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Standing on the podium to celebrate his latest win, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton raised a clenched right fist and then delivered a message to his fellow drivers not to slow down in the fight against racism. It’s 52 years since American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos introduced that …

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SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to clinch an 85th career win and move within six of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record. Most of Schumacher’s wins were during a dominant spell with Ferrari, but his old team is struggling badly. For the second time in …

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SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Sheldon Creed won the NASCAR Trucks Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway when rain washed out the final stage. The 22-year-old won for the first time in 37 series starts, taking the second stage just before the thunderstorm hit the track. “I sat in the hauler and talking to (crew …

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SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Speedway winners’ club is exclusive — just five drivers have combined to win the first nine NASCAR Cup races. All have championships, with the 400-mile race providing a springboard to the title for Kyle Busch (2015), Brad Keselowski (2012) and Martin Truex Jr. (2017). That trio also has multiple …

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SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Driving rain washed out the final practice session for Formula One’s Styrian Grand Prix and threatened qualifying later Saturday. With the Red Bull Ring track drenched amid the incessant downpour, cars were unable to start third practice at the scheduled 12 p.m. local time. Qualifying was scheduled for 3 p.m. (1300 …

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SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton showed why he’s one of Formula One’s best ever in wet conditions, dominating on a rain-drenched track to take pole position for the Styrian Grand Prix on Saturday. It was the Mercedes driver’s record-extending 89th career pole and particularly impressive as he first beat Red Bull driver Max Verstappen’s …

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SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — In two nights, Austin Cindric went from the cusp of winning on ovals to showing his ability to dominate those layouts. As Cindric threw his hands in the air after his most impressive win, Harrison Burton and Noah Gragson threw punches at each other in the only real battle at Kentucky …

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is just as confused as everyone else about his plight with the coronavirus. A positive test caused the seven-time NASCAR champion to miss the first race of his career, and it was followed three days later by a negative test. He never suffered any symptoms and was tested only …

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