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Race driver Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Harvick takes advantage of Hamlin's crash to win Brickyard

Jul. 6, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Harvick turned up the pressure on Denny Hamlin late in the Brickyard 400. And on a cooling track, Hamlin's worn tires simply gave out. As the sun set Sunday over Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hamlin seven laps from one of the few victories that has eluded him, he went careening...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

Column: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Jul. 3, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

Now that Washington’s NFL team has taken a long-overdue step toward changing its name, it’s time to start lining up some possible replacements. Washington Generals, anyone? After defiantly resisting all calls to change its offensive moniker, the Washington NFLers finally bowed to the only thing...

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...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2007, file photo, Washington Redskins assistant head coach-offensive Joe Bugel looks on during an NFL football game in Landover, Md. Former Redskins assistant coach Bugel has died. He was 80. The team announced that Bugel died on Sunday, June 28, 2020. It did not disclose a cause of death. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Former Redskins assistant, "Hogs" creator Bugel dies at 80

Jun. 28, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

Former Washington Redskins assistant coach Joe Bugel, regarded as one of the top offensive line coaches in NFL history, has died. He was 80. Bugel died on Sunday, according to a statement from the team, which did not disclose a cause of death. Bugel was the architect of “The Hogs,” the dominant...

In this 1984 photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse, left, and general manager Phil Krueger laugh during NFL football practice in Tampa. Fla. Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Buccaneers' history, died Monday, June 22, 2020, at his home in Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was 90. Krueger coached offense, defense and special teams during more than three decades in the NFL and college. (Fraser Hale/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Former NFL, college coach Krueger dies at 90; Bucs' 1st GM

Jun. 28, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history, has died. He was 90. Krueger died Monday at his home, his family said....

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...

Driver Bubba Wallace, right, is overcome with emotion as he sits in his car prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega Ala., Monday June 22, 2020. A noose was found in the garage stall of Wallace's car yesterday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Column: NASCAR rallies around Wallace in poignant moment

Jun. 23, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

There is no escaping it: NASCAR is a white-dominated sport with a predominantly white fan base and a longstanding reputation as being far from inclusive. Its evolution, such as it is, has been halting and awkward. One step forward, seemingly a half step back. The stock car series listened to Bubba Wallace...

Fans dot the stands prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega Ala., Sunday, June 21, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway postponed by rain

Jun. 21, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Thunderstorms washed out the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, an event further dampered Sunday night when news broke that a noose was found in Black driver Bubba Wallace's garage stall. Hours after Confederate flags were displayed outside the track — some...

FedEx swaps NASCAR logos to spotlight Civil Rights Museum

Jun. 21, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

Denny Hamlin's longtime sponsor FedEx replaced its logos for NASCAR's race at Talladega Superspeedway to instead feature the National Civil Rights Museum. The company also donated $500,000 “in support of the museum’s mission," which chronicles the history of the civil rights movement in America....

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...