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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. 21, 2020 10:48 PM 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...

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...

Oakland Athletics outfielders Mark Canha (20) and Ramon Laureano, second from right, wear masks as they greet teammates after they defeated the Seattle Mariners in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. Both games were played in air smoky from wildfires in Oregon, Washington, and California. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Virus scraps Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern

Sep. 18, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Florida Atlantic postponed its football opener Saturday at Georgia Southern because of a coronavirus outbreak. The two schools hope to reschedule, FAU said Friday. Eleven people in the FAU program tested positive for the...

Sam Mayer celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto race, Thursday Sept. 17, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Ryan Blaney hopes to avoid playoff elimination at Bristol

Sep. 18, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

With a bit of disbelief over his fast fall in the NASCAR standings, Ryan Blaney is determined to avoid elimination from the playoffs. It's a daunting task and just might require an outright win Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, where four drivers will be knocked from title contention. Blaney, who was...

Sam Mayer poses with the sword and trophy as he celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto race, Thursday Sept. 17, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Teen ace Sam Mayer goes 2-for-2 in big night at Bristol

Sep. 17, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Mayer celebrated his recent promotion to JR Motorsports with a sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway. The teen sensation opened Thursday night with his first NASCAR national series victory with a Truck Series win and followed it immediately after with an ARCA Series win. It was quite...

FILE - Daniel Suarez talks to the media before practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Suarez, who landed his ride two weeks before the season-opening Daytona 500, will not return to Gaunt Brothers Racing next season. The team said Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, it was a mutual decision for the Mexican driver to leave the team.  (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Suarez on the move again after parting with Gaunt Brothers

Sep. 15, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez, who landed a ride two weeks before the season-opening Daytona 500, will not return to Gaunt Brothers Racing next season and is seeking a new team for the third time in three years. Gaunt Brothers said Tuesday it was a mutual decision for the Mexican driver to leave...

Austin Dillon #3 took the lead during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (James Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Column: Dillon out to bust brackets with fast playoffs start

Sep. 14, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon was written off as a championship contender before NASCAR's playoffs even began and he knew no one expected him to go far. Undeterred, he vowed to show he has taken a huge step in his career. Dillon raced his way into the playoffs with a win at Texas, just his third in...