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In a nondescript office park in San Jose, California, ChargePoint Holdings Inc. runs a torture lab of sorts geared at fixing one of the EV transition’s most pressing problems: public charging stations that often don’t work.

Defending Formula One champion Max Verstappen produced a superb final lap to take pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix and deny Aston Martin veteran Fernando Alonso his first pole in 11 years. Verstappen called his first pole at Monaco "very lovely" but there was nothing to cheer for his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez as last year's Monaco winner crashed early in qualifying. 

Team Penske has struggled at the Indianapolis 500 the past few years, both in qualifying and the race, and the pressure has been building to produce some results. Will Power qualified 12th for Sunday's race, matching the best qualifying effort of any Penske driver since the 2019 race. That's when the team dominated both qualifying and race day, and Simon Pagenaud gave team owner Roger Penske his 18th Borg-Warner Trophy. Scott McLaughlin will start 14th and Josef Newgarden 17th for the 107th running of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." Power was fastest in practice Monday, giving the team a jolt of confidence.

A sharp uptick in thefts of Hyundais and Kias over the past two years has been linked to viral videos posted to TikTok and other social media platforms that teach people how to exploit a security vulnerability to steal the cars in a phenomenon known as performance crime.

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Stefan Wilson and Katherine Legge crashed heavily with just under an hour left in practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Monday. Wilson was immobilized on a stretcher and wearing a neck brace but gave a thumbs-up as he was loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital. Legge was able to climb from the cockpit of her crumpled machine on her own. It was the first wreck in the two-week build-up to the 107th running of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." The two were going through Turns 1 and 2 when Wilson appeared to check up. Legge closed at a high rate of speed and hit the rear of his car, sending the two skidding into the wall. Wilson's brother, Justin Wilson, was the last IndyCar fatality when he was killed at Pocono in 2015.

Arrow McLaren Racing paced the first day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 by placing all four of its cars in the fast 12 shootout for the pole on Sunday. Felix Rosenqvist posted the third-fastest qualifying effort in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history to close the day atop the speed chart. He bumped McLaren teammate Alexander Rossi from the top spot. 

Two-time Indy 500 champion Takuma Sato turned the fastest lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 27 years on Friday to pace the last practice before qualifying. Sato's teammate and defending winner Marcus Ericsson was close behind him on another banner day for Chip Ganassi Racing. Sato also was fastest in Wednesday's practice and Ericsson was quickest on Thursday. The Team Penske duo of Josef Newgarden and Will Power also had solid four-lap averages, though Newgarden was feeling a bit less cheerful after drawing the 34th and least favorable qualifying slot for Saturday.

This weekend's Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in northern Italy has been canceled because of deadly floods. Formula One said it made the decision for safety reasons and to avoid any extra burden on the emergency services. F1 personnel had earlier been told to stay away from the track after floods affected large parts of the Emilia-Romagna region. 

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Nearly three months ago, Hyundai and Kia unveiled software that was designed to thwart an epidemic of thefts of their vehicles, caused by a security flaw that was exposed on TikTok and other social media sites. So far, it hasn’t solved the problem.

It's been quite the week in the NASCAR Cup Series for Toyota, which got a win in Monday's rain-delayed race at Dover with Martin Truex Jr. and Joe Gibbs Racing, then picked up Jimmie Johnson's two-car team for next season. Now, with the Cup Series headed to Kansas Speedway, the momentum could very well continue.

Red Bull is undefeated so far this Formula One season. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez have been so strong through the first four races that rival drivers have openly wondered if any other team will win a race this year. F1 is in Florida for the Miami Grand Prix this weekend. The early Red Bull dominance has created the perception that F1 will have a snoozer of a season that will dull the growing American interest. F1 has two other races in the U.S. this season, in Austin, Texas, and Las Vegas.

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How familiar are you with the Kia Challenge?Even if you answered “Not at all,” you may have still heard about the TikTok trend of people hot-wiring and stealing Kias and Hyundais for fun.This was an alarming turn of events for the owners of around 8.3 million at-risk cars, a number estimated by the National Highway...

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Sergio Pérez has taken advantage of a fortunately timed safety car to beat Max Verstappen to the win in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Pérez adds the victory to the sprint he won the day before as Red Bull extends its run of winning every race in Formula One this season. Verstappen had just pitted when the safety car came out and allowed Pérez to save time on his stop and take the lead. Charles Leclerc started on pole position but finished third for Ferrari.

Kyle Larson says the wreck he was in at Talladega was unsettling. Larson's Chevrolet suffered twisted and busted support bars in his roll cage. He walked away, as did Ryan Preece. Both drivers are in good health and say they're ready to race again Sunday at Dover Motor Speedway. NASCAR is investigating the accident and trying to determine if it needs to make safety upgrades to the car. The organization is re-creating the crash through computer-aided designs and reviewing film from the in-car cameras.

Charles Leclerc and Ferrari can start to hope again. Leclerc beat Max Verstappen in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to end Red Bull's streak of pole positions in Formula One this season. Leclerc and Verstappen had the exact same time midway through the final session of qualifying before both improved on their final runs. Leclerc went faster by 0.188 seconds in his Ferrari. Leclerc says "it's going to be difficult to keep the lead." Red Bull driver Sergio Perez was third, Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz Jr. was fourth and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton was fifth in his Mercedes.

Formula One is back at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix this week after a lengthy break since the last race in Australia on April 2. This weekend is especially busy because there is a sprint race on Saturday and also a new second qualifying session. Sprints no longer decide the grid for the main grand prix to encourage teams and drivers to take more risks. Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the format change. The seven-time champion says it is shaping up to be the most exciting round of the season so far.

Denny Hamlin won the first superspeedway pole of his career and will lead the field to green at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Hamlin is a three-time Daytona 500 winner and two-time winner at Talladega. He turned a lap at 180.642 mph in Saturday qualifying to put his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the top starting spot. Hamlin bumped Aric Almirola in a Ford from Stewart-Haas Racing and his JGT teammate Ty Gibbs. Chase Briscoe of SHR qualified fourth and was followed by Ryan Blaney of Team Penske. Ford and Toyota drivers took nine of the top-10 qualifying positions. Kyle Larson in ninth was the highest-qualifying Chevrolet.

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LOS ANGELES — Two of the three transfers USC landed for its new-look offensive line have already taken their places up front this spring. The third, however, won't be coming to USC after all. Ethan White was expected to join USC from Florida this summer with one season to play as a graduate transfer. But an injury has left White "reevaluating if he's going to play football further," according ...

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