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Crew members work the pit as Alex Bowman comes in during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Headaches galore: Contenders struggle in NASCAR playoffs

Kyle Larson drives at the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Winless Harvick, Hamlin still have a chance at Southern 500

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, file photo, Alex Palou, second from left, of Spain, talks with a crew member before a practice session for a IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. IndyCar is on a two-week break, but the 24-year-old Palou has no plans to rest as he tries to reclaim his spot atop the championship standings. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Palou looks ahead at reclaiming IndyCar championship lead

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NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney (12) makes a pit stop during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)

Hamlin holds off Elliott, takes first NASCAR win in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Turns out 21 was Denny Hamlin's lucky number in Vegas.

NTT IndyCar Series winner Alex Palou, center, celebrates with a team member after taking 4th place in an IndyCar auto race at Grand Prix of Long Beach, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Long Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Palou becomes first Spaniard to win IndyCar championship

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alex Palou raised the Spanish flag over his head and hugged every teammate he could find.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Hamilton wins 100th F1 race to take lead over Verstappen

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — To win his 100th Formula One race, Lewis Hamilton drew on much of his vast experience from the first 99.

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1894 — Aqueduct Race Track opens its doors. The building is torn down in 1955 and the new Aqueduct reopens on Sept. 14, 1959.