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Brad Keselowski (2) and Denny Hamlin (11) race side by side through Turn 4 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Elliott too fast for Hamlin, Logano, Keselowski

Nov. 8, 2020 7:54 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski got a big head start on Chase Elliott. It wasn't big enough Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Dropped from the pole to the back of the field after his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet failed pre-race inspection, Elliott easily caught up and...

FILE- In this Aug. 22, 2020, file photo, Chase Elliott (9) sits in his car during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Denny Hamlin will be racing for the Cup against Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, as well as Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports. (AP Photo/Jason Minto, File)

NASCAR claims victory in finishing season during pandemic

Nov. 7, 2020 5:06 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — NASCAR will take the checkered flag on its season, one of the longest in professional sports, celebrating its ability to work through the pandemic and close its year. The season was suspended March 13 after just four of 36 races had been completed. The shutdown lasted 10 weeks, a...

Denny Hamlin smiles during NASCAR Daytona 500 auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan and Hamlin announced last month they had formed a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

23XI Racing name for new Jordan NASCAR team bit of balance

Oct. 23, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin said there was never a question about the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team in partnership with the three-time Daytona 500 champion. Determining the name and a logo were a bit more of a balance. The team name 23XI Racing — that’s pronounced...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, former basketball superstar Michael Jordan speaks during a news conference ahead of NBA basketball game between Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks in Paris. Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan and Denny Hamlin announced last month they had formed a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Slam Dunk: Jordan picks 23 for car number of new NASCAR team

Oct. 22, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan named his team 23XI Racing — that's pronounced twenty-three eleven — in honor of both his retired...

FILE - In this June 22, 2020, file photo, NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch, left, and Corey LaJoie, right, join other drivers and crews as they push the car of Bubba Wallace to the front of the field prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega Ala. The Cup Series returns to Talladega on Sunday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

NASCAR focused on playoffs upon return to Talladega

Oct. 3, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR's last visit to Talladega Superspeedway, when a noose was found in driver Bubba Wallace's garage stall, marked a pivotal moment in its evolving approach to social justice issues. The series found itself at the forefront of the national civil rights push when Wallace began...