Posts Tagged Automobile racing

Simon Pagenaud takes IndyCar pole at Auto Club Speedway

Simon Pagenaud, right, from France, speaks with a crew member following the opening practice session, Friday morning, June 26, 2015, for the IndyCar auto race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.  (AP Photo/Will Lester)

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Southern California heat did nothing to slow Team Penske.

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NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs ban on Confederate flag

In this Sept. 3, 1962, file photo, Junior Johnson, center, of Ronda, N.C., poses in Victory Lane with his sister, right, and Ginger Pointevint, Miss Sun Fun U.S.A., as man dressed as a Confederate soldier holds a Confederate flag, after Johnson won the 13th Annual Southern 500 auto race at the Darlington International Raceway in Darlington, S.C. NASCAR  backed South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call this week to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds in the wake of the Charleston church massacre. Though NASCAR now bars the use of the flag in any "official capacity," they are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats, and beer. (AP Photo/Perry Aycock, File)

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, called the Confederate flag “offensive to an entire race” Friday while voicing his support for it being removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse.

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Ganassi’s Dixon keeping pace with Team Penske drivers

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon won on the street course at Sonoma last season and took the checkers on the streets of Long Beach this spring.

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AP source: Qatari fund among potential buyers of F1

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany crosses the finish line to win the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, southern Austria, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (Valdrin Xemay, Pool Photo via AP)

PARIS (AP) — Not content with hosting the 2022 World Cup, Qatar is now also exploring the idea of buying Formula One, another big step in its use of the global appeal of sports to put itself firmly on the map.

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