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Racers speed down the front straight between the empty grandstand and their crews that are stationed along pit row as the sun goes down during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Jun. 30, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Site: Indianapolis, Indiana Schedule: Sunday, race, 4 p.m. (NBC) Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race distance: 160 laps, 400 miles Last year: Kevin Harvick won from the pole in the final race to make the playoffs, matching his win from the...

Brandon Jones celebrates after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Jones dodges wrecks to win 1st career Truck race at Pocono

Jun. 28, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Brandon Jones took home a trophy and sent a car to the scrap heap in about an hour at Pocono. Jones won a two-lap sprint to the finish to win the wreck-filled Truck Series race, the first of three NASCAR races Sunday at Pocono Raceway. It’s the first time three NASCAR National...

Kevin Harvick celebrates in the winners circle after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Late scratch: Harvick knocks off Pocono from winless list

Jun. 27, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kevin Harvick hit pause on that victory swirl of scorched rubber and billows of smoke at Pocono Raceway. Sure, Harvick needed to save the engine for a repeat run in the same Ford and a shot at a weekend sweep in a Cup Series twin bill. He stood on his car alone again in victory lane...

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 and team owner Richard Petty walk to his car in the pits of the Talladega Superspeedway prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega Ala., Monday June 22, 2020. In an extraordinary act of solidarity with NASCAR’s only Black driver, dozens of drivers pushed the car belonging to Bubba Wallace to the front of the field before Monday’s race as FBI agents nearby tried to find out who left a noose in his garage stall over the weekend. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NASCAR rallies around Wallace as FBI investigates noose

Jun. 22, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

Bubba Wallace steered the No. 43 to the front of pit road, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch pushing the famous car on one side and close friend Ryan Blaney pushing on the other. The entire 40-driver field and their crew members followed. After the car came to a stop, Wallace climbed out, sat on the window ledge and...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 29, 2007 file photo, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and his crew kiss the bricks at the start/finish line after winning the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. On Friday, June 19, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that NASCAR, which recently banned the Confederate flag at its events, is now forcing its drivers to engage in Muslim prayer. Drivers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway take part in a longstanding tradition called “kissing the bricks.” It was started by driver Dale Jarrett in 1996 after he won the Brickyard 400 race. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 19, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ____ CLAIM: NASCAR, which recently banned the Confederate flag at its events, is now...

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...

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. 7, 2007, file photo, a Confederate flag flies in the infield as cars come out of Turn 1 during a NASCAR auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and venues Wednesday, June 10, 2020, formally severing itself from what for many is a symbol of slavery and racism.  (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

Flag ban fallout: Now comes the tricky part for NASCAR

Jun. 11, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

Reese Witherspoon tweeted a high-five emoji for her A-list stamp of approval that NASCAR banned the Confederate flag. NASCAR's decision to ban the Confederate flag from its races and venues grabbed headlines and stars like Witherspoon and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara were quick to praise the...