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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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

    Auto racing

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

  5. 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.
  6. 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.

  7. Joey Logano's last-lap pass wins Sprint Cup race at Texas

    Auto racing

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Joey Logano had a big lead and was within half a lap of taking the white flag at Texas.

    Joey Logan's No. 22 car
  8. Rain pushes Sprint Cup race back to Monday

    Auto racing

    FORT WORTH, Texas — On a day when the weather was more suitable for ducks than racing, the Sprint Cup series at Texas Motor Speedway became this season's first NASCAR rainout.

    Fans duck raindrops with the “Big Hoss TV” as a backdrop. The Guinness Book of World Records certified it as the world’s largest high-definition LED video board at 20,614 square feet.
  9. Hamilton edges teammate Rosberg for Bahrain F1 win

    Auto racing

    SAKHIR, Bahrain — Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory by one second at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

  10. Earnhardt chases one title as driver, one as owner

    Auto racing

    FORT WORTH, Texas — For Dale Earnhardt Jr. the driver, the No. 1 item on his bucket list is a NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

    Going great guns: Track president Eddie Gossage gives Tony Stewart a rifle as a trophy for the Cup pole at Texas.