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Fans wait for the start of a NASCAR All-Star Open auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASCAR hosts largest sporting event crowd since pandemic

Jul. 15, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Clint Bowyer hopped off his pit stand at Bristol Motor Speedway to learn he'd won the fan vote to advance into NASCAR's All-Star race — an announcement met by a roar from the grandstands. It wasn't the raucous ovation typically heard in Thunder Valley, but after four months of...

Chase Elliott celebrates with the trophy after winning a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Elliott joins his father as winner of NASCAR's All-Star race

Jul. 15, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott collected the checkered flag and soaked in the sounds of fans in the grandstands. The spectators at Bristol Motor Speedway surged to the fence, chanted “USA! USA!” and celebrated NASCAR's most popular driver. Cue the siren at the Dawsonville Pool Room...

Denny Hamlin smiles after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win

Jun. 28, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when Pocono had to set up lights after the race ended in the dark. Hamlin topped Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at Pocono Raceway and flip the...

Denny Hamlin (11) takes the inside lane in front of Kevin Harvick (4) as Jimmie Johnson (48) keeps up during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega Ala., Monday, June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Pocono twin bill weekend loses luster with no fans at track

Jun. 27, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The billboard at the entrance to Pocono Raceway has photos of Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch and “First-Ever NASCAR Doubleheader” in bold letters. The kicker comes at the bottom of the sign: “Kids Free.” A grand gesture -- and a needless one. Keep the kids at...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019 file photo, the No. 3 car of the late NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Sr., driven by Richard Childress, takes a lap before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala.   NASCAR's return to racing next shifts to Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, with a new rules package altered after Ryan Newman's frightful crash in the season-opening Daytona 500.  (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

NASCAR has new rules, new feuds and more fans at Talladega

Jun. 20, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

NASCAR's return to racing shifts to Talladega Superspeedway, with new rules in place after Ryan Newman's frightful crash in the season-opening Daytona 500. The Alabama track will admit up to 5,000 fans Sunday — with at least two NASCAR teams facing a coronavirus scare — while NASCAR will be on the...

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Jun. 17, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES GEICO 500 Site: Talladega, Alabama Schedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m. Track: Talladega Superspeedway Race distance: 188 laps, 500 miles Last year: Chase Elliott won after starting 11th last April. Last race: Denny Hamlin won at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Fast facts: Kevin Harvick...

Denny Hamlin jumps from his car after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Denny Hamlin wins on a long day at Homestead

Jun. 14, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin found the magic at Homestead-Miami Speedway, once again. Hamlin went to the lead for the final time with 30 laps left and held off Chase Elliott for his record-tying third NASCAR Cup Series victory at Homestead. Former drivers Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle are the other...

Kyle Busch (51) makes a pit stop during a NASCAR Truck Series auto race Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Kyle Busch wins trucks race at Homestead

Jun. 13, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Busch’s slump wasn’t much of a slump. And it’s over now, anyway. Busch won the NASCAR Trucks Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday night, his 58th career win on the circuit and his eighth victory in his last 10 trucks starts. He’d been winless in...

Driver Bubba Wallace is interviewed before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Martinsville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Heat is on: Hectic NASCAR tests drained drivers at Homestead

Jun. 13, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Some fans will be back. Some flags will be gone. And after an exhausting few days, NASCAR is about to offer another daunting test at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Cup Series returns to the track for the third time in eight days Sunday at Homestead, which has previously hosted NASCAR only in...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2006, file photo, Chase Miller slides his Dodge past an old Georgia flag and a Confederate stars on bars flag during running of a NASCAR Truck series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. NASCAR has a checkered racial history, from a long-time affinity for Confederate flags among the fan base to a driver losing his job just this season for casually uttering a racial epitaph. (AP Photo/Craig Hellman, File)

Enfinger takes advantage of late caution to win Trucks race

Jun. 6, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Taking advantage of a late caution, Grant Enfinger passed local favorite Austin Hill on the final lap to win the NASCAR Truck Series race in overtime Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In front of empty grandstands, Hill appeared to be cruising to his first win of the year, building a...