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12:54 PM ET ESPN News Services With NASCAR set to resume racing with four Cup Series events later this month, officials announced Friday three races at other tracks that were being replaced in the 2020 schedule. Races at Chicagoland Speedway and Sonoma Raceway and Richmond Raceway’s spring event are off the calendar for 2020. “Due
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5:08 PM ET Associated Press Kyle Larson plans to race again Friday night in a World of Outlaws event at Knoxville Raceway. The dirt track in Iowa will not have spectators at the event because of the coronavirus pandemic. Larson was fired three weeks ago by Chip Ganassi Racing for using s racial slur while
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3:34 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — William Byron showed he’s the sharpest gamer in NASCAR’s iRacing Series with his third victory in four events. Byron passed Timmy Hill with seven laps remaining at virtual Dover International Speedway, where NASCAR was scheduled to actually race Sunday, to win yet again on the iRacing platform.
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9:18 PM ET High school students in one Florida county will literally cross the finish line on their high-school years when they receive their diplomas on the finish line at Daytona International Speedway. Meanwhile, students in a Texas county will fittingly celebrate their graduation in victory lane at Texas Motor Speedway, with family members watching
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7:27 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Motor Speedway could be the first major sporting venue to have fans back in the stands this summer. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a five-stage plan Friday to reopen the state with the final phase tentatively scheduled to include a return to sporting venues on July 4
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3:17 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR announced Thursday that it will resume its season without fans starting May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina with the premier Cup Series racing a total of four times in an 11-day span. NASCAR joins the UFC as the first major sports organizations to announce
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8:36 AM ET Former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman have been granted waivers for eligibility in the 2020 Cup Series playoffs, NASCAR announced Tuesday. Monday it was announced Kenseth would replace the fired Kyle Larson for Chip Ganassi Racing. 1 Related On Sunday, Newman said he would be ready to race again when
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3:41 PM ET North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said that he expects one of NASCAR’s crown jewel events, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, to take place during its traditional Memorial Day weekend date of Sunday, May 24, “unless health conditions go down.” Cooper made the comments on Tuesday afternoon during his daily press
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11:58 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth will again come out of retirement to compete for Chip Ganassi Racing as the replacement for fired driver Kyle Larson. Larson lost his job two weeks ago after using a racial slur during a live-streamed virtual race. Although Ganassi development driver Ross
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1:40 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ryan Newman said he will be ready to race when NASCAR resumes competition, which could be as early as May 17. Newman suffered a head injury in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 17. The Indiana native spent less than 48 hours in the
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3:38 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Talladega Superspeedway wasn’t immune from “The Big One” or a typical overtime finish, even in virtual racing. Alex Bowman scored his first iRacing victory of NASCAR’s invitational series by holding off Corey LaJoie and Ryan Preece in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish at virtual Talladega
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11:21 AM ET Associated Press WELCOME, N.C. — NASCAR team owner Richard Childress is auctioning off one of racing legend Dale Earnhardt’s cars to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts. The Charlotte Observer reports that this is the first time Childress has sold or given away an original Earnhardt car from his personal collection. A
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4:43 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The governor of North Carolina said Thursday that NASCAR teams can work in their race shops if they maintain social distancing guidelines, clearing a potential hurdle to resuming the season in coming weeks. Gov. Roy Cooper extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 8 on Thursday and
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