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Race organizers apologize for Confederate flag inside car

Jun. 10, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Organizers of a NASCAR racing series in North Carolina have apologized after a car with a Confederate flag decal competed in a race last weekend, violating the governing body’s ban. The flag was spotted inside Lee Stimpson’s car Saturday...

IndyCar courts Black fans, drivers in its push to diversify

May. 28, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rod Reid ran a program full of young, Black kart racers locked out of a venue because of the pandemic and needing a track to race. Indianapolis Motor Speedway had spent millions on upgrades on the historic property at the same time last year when...

Darlington Raceway set for first of 2 NASCAR weekends

May. 06, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

Darlington Raceway was strangely busy at the start of the pandemic when the old, country track opened its gates to help NASCAR restart its engines during a hectic stretch of three races in five days. It was the perfect warmup for a return to two scheduled Cup Series...

Phelps: NASCAR not considering requiring COVID vaccinations

Apr. 25, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR is not considering mandating its competitors be vaccinated against COVID-19, and President Steve Phelps said Sunday that making it a requirement would be a “slippery slope.” “It is important, in my opinion, that people get...

Following verdict in Floyd case, USC football reflects

Apr. 20, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

USC was supposed to take the field on Tuesday for one of its final practices of the spring football season. The Trojans decided football was secondary. A short time after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and...

NASCAR, motorsports approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

Apr. 16, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bubba Wallace says get the shot, like he did. Brad Keselowski says he hasn't decided yet whether to get vaccinated against COVID-19 while Austin Dillion and reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott say it's a personal choice and no one...

The Latest: NASCAR's Bubba Wallace urging COVID vaccinations

Apr. 14, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports across the world: ___ NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is partnering with Novant Health to address the hesitancy to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Wallace, the only Black...

Column: Suarez makes historical mark for himself, NASCAR

Mar. 18, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is the face of NASCAR diversity. Daniel Suarez plays an equally important role. His road to NASCAR first stopped in upstate New York in the dead of winter. His English was limited and most of Suarez's racing had been at lower levels...