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FILE- In this July 18, 2020, file photo, Oliver Askew stands in the pit area during practice for an IndyCar Series auto race, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. The IndyCar rookie will not compete in next week's doubleheader at Indianapolis because of concussion-like symptoms that date to his crash in the Indianapolis 500 last month.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

IndyCar: Askew sidelined with concussion symptoms, Helio in

Sep. 24, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

Oliver Askew knew something was medically wrong in the days after “the hardest hit I've ever had” in the Indianapolis 500. He'd been evaluated and cleared to race after the crash, but he just didn't feel right. The IndyCar rookie told The Associated Press on Thursday he has been experiencing...

NASCAR fines Hendrick $100,000 for too much wind tunnel time

Sep. 24, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports was fined $100,000 on Thursday for exceeding the amount of wind tunnel testing allowed in a year. NASCAR also docked the organization 10 hours of wind tunnel time for next year. An organization is allowed a maximum of 70 hours in 2020 and 90 hours in 2021. The...

A member of the National Transportation Safety Board looks at the wreckage of a plane that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter and two pilots and a dog were on when it crash landed at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., in a Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 file photo.The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 a pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach for landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019.  (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)

NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

Sep. 23, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday....

Zach Veach out at Andretti with 3 IndyCar races remaining

Sep. 23, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andretti Autosport split with IndyCar driver Zach Veach on Wednesday and will use the final three races of the season to evaluate options for a 2021 replacement. Veach was previously informed he would not be re-signed to drive the No. 26 Honda. Andretti said a driver for an upcoming...

FILE - In this May 22, 2010, file photo, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan practices waving the green flag before a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Denny Hamlin is starting his own race car team in partnership Jordan and Bubba Wallace as the driver. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace

Sep. 22, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, a high-profile pairing of a Black majority team owner and the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level. The partnership was announced Monday night in...

NASCAR Cup Series 63rd Annual Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway, Saturday 9/12/2020. Cars take the first turn amidst empty seats to begin a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (James Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Column: NASCAR's dizzying silly season will change landscape

Sep. 21, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There were two early warning signs that NASCAR was heading into its most unpredictable “silly season” in decades. Former series champion Brad Keselowski accepted a one-year extension with Team Penske and rookie Tyler Reddick renewed with Richard Childress Racing with...

Ross Chastain is introduced to the crowd before the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Chastain snags Ganassi Cup ride in busy NASCAR free agency

Sep. 21, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ross Chastain snagged one of the coveted open Cup seats on Monday in a promotion at Chip Ganassi Racing to drive the No. 42 next season. This year marks a particularly active free agency period with heavy turnover expected among a limited number of rides. The No. 42 Chevrolet at...

Drivers Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland, Kazuki Nakajima of Japan and Brendon Hartley of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Team spray champagne during the podium ceremony of the 88th 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, in Le Mans, western France, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Due to coronavirus crisis, the race takes place without spectators. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Toyota Gazoo’s No. 8 car wins 24 Hours Le Mans for 3rd year

Sep. 20, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

LE MANS, France (AP) — Toyota Gazoo's No. 8 car comfortably won the 24 Hours Le Mans by five laps from Rebellion No. 1 on Sunday to secure a third straight victory in the prestigious endurance race. It was also a third consecutive win for Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan's Kazuki Nakajima...

Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Kevin Harvick nabs 9th win of season to roll into 2nd round

Sep. 20, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Feeding off one of the largest crowds at a sporting event during the pandemic, Kevin Harvick steamrolled his way into the second round of NASCAR's playoffs in a championship that is clearly his to lose. Harvick held off a charging Kyle Busch over the final 40 laps Saturday night at...

Chase Briscoe celebrates winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Briscoe heads into playoffs with Xfinity Series-high 7th win

Sep. 18, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The final regular-season race of the Xfinity Series proved to be a preview of the upcoming playoffs as title contenders Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric dominated yet another event. Briscoe passed Cindric with five laps remaining Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, pouncing when...