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Verstappen edges Hamilton in 3rd practice at Spanish GP

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Max Verstappen edged Lewis Hamilton for the fastest time in the third and final practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Saturday’s qualifying. Ver...

Truck Series champ Sheldon Creed wins at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Reigning NASCAR Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed won for the first time this season, moving past Ben Rhodes on a restart three laps from the end and holding on for victory a...

Business Highlights: Job growth slows, stocks post records

___ US job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles WASHINGTON (AP) — The recovery of America’s job market hit a pause last month as many businesses — from ...

US consumer borrowing posts another strong showing in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer borrowing rose by a strong $25.8 billion in March, the second-straight month of sizable gains and a further indication that the economic recovery is gaining steam. ...

Column: Guthrie paved the way, still hoping more will follow

All these years after her history making run at the Indianapolis 500, Janet Guthrie is still deluged with letters from around the globe. “I just got a piece of fan mail from Australi...

BMW confirms 2021 outlook, but sees volatility ahead

BMW remains on course to meet its profit targets for 2021 despite rising raw material costs, the German carmaker said on Friday, having largely steered clear of the semiconductor chip shortage batteri...

Bottas edges Verstappen, Hamilton in 1st practice in Spain

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas clocked the fastest time during the first practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen...

China propels BMW to strong profits, Germany lags

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Booming sales in China helped propel German luxury carmaker BMW to stronger profits in the first three months of the year even as its home market Germany trailed the ongoing ...

Darlington Raceway set for first of 2 NASCAR weekends

Darlington Raceway was strangely busy at the start of the pandemic when the old, country track opened its gates to help NASCAR restart its engines during a hectic stretch of three races in five days. ...

SRX format to reward driver skills, smarts on short tracks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The car will definitely not be the star this summer in the Superstar Racing Experience, which has been formated for drivers to showcase their skills using what series co-founder...

Belarus bans sale of Nivea cosmetics and Skoda cars

In reaction to sanctions imposed on Belarus, the government has prohibited the import and sale of goods made by three companies: Skoda Auto, which is 100% owned by the German automobile manufacturing ...

US unemployment claims fall to a pandemic low of 498,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market's growing stre...

NASCAR returns to roots with sleek new pony cars for 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin drove their sporty new pony cars through the smoke and lights of the fog machines NASCAR used for its first fancy presentation in mor...

AUTO RACING: Tripleheader at Darlington next up for NASCAR

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Goodyear 400 Site: Darlington, South Carolina. Schedule: Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m. (FS1) ...

Ford is betting that solid-state batteries will cut EV costs

DETROIT (AP) — Ford has raised its stake in a manufacturer of solid-state batteries — a move that its chief product and operations officer, Hau Thai-Tang, says will strengthen the company's effort to ...