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Hamilton title chase returns to track he's dominated

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton usually feels at ease in the U.S. And why not? It's pretty easy to be happy when he's usually finishing first.

Yet despite his commanding lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the chase for the Formula One championship, the Mercedes driver barely cracked a smile Thursday as he dismissed scenarios that he could clinch the title with a win and another Vettel collapse. Hamilton also fended off speculation that he might take a knee when the American national anthem is played before Sunday's race.

Standings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Oct. 20
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Martin Truex Jr.31201
2Brad Keselowski31012
3Kyle Larson30963
4Kevin Harvick30894
5Denny Hamlin30885
6Chase Elliott30876
7Ryan Blaney30767
8Jimmie Johnson30748
9Kyle Busch30679
10Matt Kenseth306610
11Ricky Stenhouse Jr.305211
12Jamie McMurray304512

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Red Bull rising into the form expected when the season began

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Young "Mad Max" Verstappen had plenty to be angry about for the first half of the Formula One season. After his breakout season in 2016, this year had been little more than a rash of retirements, crashes and clashes with other drivers.