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Eastern Michigan gets $1M gift for math, automotive programs

Jun. 13, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University has received a $1 million gift from alumnus Jack E. Roush who co-owns NASCAR team Roush Fenway Racing. The gift will support mathematics and automotive programs, Eastern Michigan said. A $400,000...

Johnson struggling at Detroit, trying to stay out of the way

Jun. 12, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has struggled to get around the Raceway at Belle Isle Park and at times has been more than 5 seconds off the pace of the leader. The most challenging track the seven-time NASCAR champion has ever raced was not kind to Johnson in Saturday's...

NASCAR All-Star race will be Texas-sized sendoff for Gossage

Jun. 12, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An All-Star race in the Lone Star State, with at least five restarts over 100 laps, a few inversion gimmicks and $1 million for the winning driver. NASCAR is providing quite a night to mark the 25th season of racing at Texas Motor Speedway and...

Texas 10th: Kyle Busch gets 99th career NASCAR Xfinity win

Jun. 12, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch has often said he would stop racing in the Xfinity Series when he reached 100 wins. With one to go, he is waffling a bit on that. “So here’s the problem, Joe already sold me for next year, too,” Busch said, referring to team...

Texas trucks: NASCAR leader Nemechek wins 2nd race in row

Jun. 12, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — John Hunter Nemechek has always had confidence in his ability, and that move he made this year back to NASCAR trucks from the top-level Cup Series was all about having the opportunity to win races with top-tier equipment. A day after his 24th...

SRX or bust: CBS not looking for more motorsports in lineup

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — CBS Sports is not using the Superstar Racing Experience as a soft opening for more motorsports, and chairman Sean McManus ruled out IndyCar joining the network next year. McManus told The Associated Press the CBS Sports calendar is too crowded with too...

SRX made-for-TV racing series debuts with Indy 500 winner

Jun. 10, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

Superstar Racing Experience was envisioned as a series for former greats who still had the skills and desire to compete and they would square off in identically prepared cars at six of America’s classic short tracks. Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart took great care in...

Race organizers apologize for Confederate flag inside car

Jun. 10, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Organizers of a NASCAR racing series in North Carolina have apologized after a car with a Confederate flag decal competed in a race last weekend, violating the governing body’s ban. The flag was spotted inside Lee Stimpson’s car Saturday...

AUTO RACING: NASCAR Texas-bound; IndyCar heads to Detroit

Jun. 09, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES NASCAR All-Star Open and NASCAR All-Star Race Site: Fort Worth, Texas Schedule: Sunday, Open race, 6 p.m., and All-Star Race, 8 p.m. (FS1) Track:...

Column: Racing with friends reignites Allmendinger's passion

Jun. 07, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger was so over the grind and the losing and the lack of any enjoyment in his job that he walked away from NASCAR after the 2018 season rather than run for another mediocre team. His friends pulled him back in. ...