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Kevin Harvick, back, passes Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Turn 4 of the next-to-last lap on his way to becoming the first two-time winner this year.Associated Press

Harvick wins NASCAR's Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick won his first Southern 500 on Saturday, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track's 65-year NASCAR history. Harvick started from the pole and had the most dominant car. But he had to make it through a restart with 10 laps left and two tries at …

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  1. Lewis Hamilton wins third straight F1 race

    Auto racing

    SHANGHAI — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

    Lewis Hamilton celebrates his Chinese Grand Prix victory with his Mercedes team. Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg finishes second.
  2. Hamilton earns F1 pole, sets record for British drivers

    Auto racing

    SHANGHAI — Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes' perfect record in Formula One qualifying this season, holding off the two Red Bull cars to capture his third pole position of the campaign Saturday at the Chinese Grand Prix.

    Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes waves after earning the pole for the Chinese Grand Prix, which ran overnight.
  3. Ferrari's new leader arrives in F1

    Auto racing

    SHANGHAI — Ferrari's new team principal, Marco Mattiacci, arrived at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday wearing large sunglasses — on an overcast day.

  4. Up next races on major auto racing circuits

    Auto racing

    Formula One

    What: Chinese Grand Prix

    When/where: Today, practice (NBC Sports Network, 2 a.m.); Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBCSN, 2 a.m.); Sunday, race (3 a.m., NBCSN; replay at 2:30 p.m.); Shanghai

  5. Mike Conway gets two big breaks to take IndyCar race

    Auto racing

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Tempers flared after Mike Conway won IndyCar's Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday.

    Mike Conway avoids a wreck, then passes a driver running out of fuel to win his third IndyCar race.
  6. Harvick wins NASCAR's Southern 500

    Auto racing

    DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick won his first Southern 500 on Saturday, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track's 65-year NASCAR history.

    Kevin Harvick, back, passes Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Turn 4 of the next-to-last lap on his way to becoming the first two-time winner this year.
  7. Ryan Hunter-Reay wins IndyCar pole

    Auto racing

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe made it an all-Andretti Autosport front row for today's IndyCar race, the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Hunter-Reay edged his teammate with a late lap of 1 minute, 7.8219 seconds. Hinchcliffe was at 1:07.9403.

  8. Joey Logano puts 'sliced bread' on the shelf

    Auto racing

    DARLINGTON, S.C. — Joey Logano says his "sliced bread syndrome" is over.

  9. IHRA's all-female Jet Dragster team ready for takeoff

    Auto racing

    Anyone who has watched auto racing even a few times has heard a winning driver say, "The (insert sponsor name/manufacturer here) boys gave me a rocket ship today."

    Larsen Motorsports driver/owner Elaine Larsen.
  10. Up next races on major auto racing circuits

    Auto racing

    Sprint Cup

    What: Southern 500

    When/where: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.), qualifying (FS1, 6 p.m.); Saturday, race (Ch. 13, 6:30 p.m.); Darlington, S.C.