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FILE- In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, file photo, Kyle Busch heads to his garage during testing for the upcoming Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Although his bid for a third championship doesn’t begin until the Daytona 500 on Feb. 16, Busch's racing season starts this weekend with a cameo appearance in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Kyle Busch has 2 NASCAR titles and an eye on at least 5 more

Jan. 21, 2020 4:09 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The way Kyle Busch sees it, there is a flaw in the championship ring NASCAR awarded him last month. It lacks any indication that the 2019 title was actually his second championship. Busch wants it fixed so it displays exactly what he's earned. He has studied the issue and knows...

FILE - In this June 3, 1964, file photo, Junior Johnson peers from his car after winning the pole position for the Dixie 400 stock car race at Atlanta International Raceway in Atlanta. Johnson, who won 50 NASCAR Cup Series races as a driver and 132 as an owner and was part of the inaugural class inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010, has died at 88. (AP Photo/File)

Junior Johnson, "The Last American Hero," dies at 88

Dec. 20, 2019 7:27 PM EST

Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson, the moonshine runner turned NASCAR driver described as “The Last American Hero” by author Tom Wolfe in a 1965 article for Esquire, died Friday. He was 88. NASCAR announced the death of Johnson, the winner of 50 races as a driver and 132 as an owner. He...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya, left, of Colombia, shares a laugh with co-owners Felix Sabates, center, and Chip Ganassi as they wait for qualifying for the Daytona 500 auto race, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Felix Sabates is leaving NASCAR after 30 years as a team owner. The Cuban refugee came to the United States at 15 and built a lucrative business that allowed him to enter NASCAR in 1989. (AP Photo/Glenn Smith, File)

AP Exclusive: Felix Sabates to retire from NASCAR ownership

Dec. 12, 2019 11:18 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In his den overlooking the 14th hole at Quail Hollow, there are a handful of reminders of Felix Sabates' 30 years in NASCAR — a photo of the team owner at one of his first races; a bobblehead of close friend and rival Rick Hendrick; in the corner, a replica of the Monster...

FILE - In this July 20, 2019, file photo, Darius Rucker performs during the Group Therapy Tour at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rucker will perform a pre-race concert before the Daytona 500 in February.
 It will be Rucker’s fourth appearance at Daytona International Speedway and first at the “Great American Race,” which will again serve as NASCAR’s Cup Series season opener. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Darius Rucker to perform pre-race concert before Daytona 500

Dec. 3, 2019 10:05 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will perform a pre-race concert before the Daytona 500 in February. It will be Rucker’s fourth appearance at Daytona International Speedway and first at the “Great American Race,” which will again serve as...