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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. 22, 2020 5:03 AM 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...

FILE - Bubba Wallace, center, stands on pit road during the playing of

NASCAR races, Wallace says fight for racial equality goes on

Aug. 28, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Major sports across North America ground to a halt in the wake of another police shooting of a Black man, this time in Wisconsin. Auto racing was not among them. NASCAR drivers do not plan to skip Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of social...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after colliding with Corey LaJoie (32) on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway. Newman expects to get a little emotional when he drives into Daytona International Speedway this weekend. His last time through the famed track’s tunnel came in the back of an ambulance--with countless onlookers fearing for his life.(AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Ryan Newman returns to scene of harrowing Daytona 500 crash

Aug. 15, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman expects to get a little emotional when he drives into Daytona International Speedway this weekend. His last race at Daytona ended with Newman exiting in the back of an ambulance as countless onlookers feared for his life. Newman will return to the scene of his most...