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Larson to highlight charitable causes in return to iRacing

Mar. 23, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Think of iRacing and Kyle Larson and the first thing that comes to mind is his use of a racial slur while participating in a late-night session nearly a year ago. Of course it is, and Larson knows that. He can't escape that he said the N-word, he...

Column: Larson can't outrun past, only change conversation

Mar. 08, 2021 14:54 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He'd had a nice first month at his new job, had quickly settled in and was falling into a familiar rhythm. A win was coming, Kyle Larson could feel it, and he was right. And yet a past mistake remained the dominant narrative of Larson's return to...

Kyle Larson celebrates return with 1st win since suspension

Mar. 07, 2021 20:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Larson wasn't sure he'd ever race again in NASCAR, and if he could, he didn't know who would even hire him. It was Rick Hendrick who took the chance on a driver many believed was radioactive for sponsors. Larson's use of a racial slur while...

Byron gives NASCAR another surprise winner at Homestead

Feb. 28, 2021 20:28 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — After years of seeing a handful of drivers — the same guys, really — dominate NASCAR's top level nearly every week, the Cup Series is experiencing a little parity to start the season. It's a welcome sight for some. Others hope it's a fleeting...

Denny Hamlin seeks historic 3rd straight Daytona 500 victory

Feb. 12, 2021 17:42 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin, considered perhaps the best NASCAR driver without a Cup Series championship, can look past that hole on his record. He instead points to a pair of Southern 500 trophies, a Bristol night race victory, three road course wins, six at Pocono and the big...

Hall of Famer Jordan set for biggest leap yet into NASCAR

Feb. 12, 2021 16:57 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Jordan may take his biggest leap yet -- and he’s trying to change the game again. Jordan enters NASCAR not just as the first Black principal owner of a full-time Cup Series team in nearly 50 years. The Hall of Famer is trying to...

Bowman, Byron give Hendrick sweep of Daytona 500 front row

Feb. 10, 2021 22:22 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New number, new day, new time, same result for Hendrick Motorsports. Alex Bowman and William Byron swept the front row Wednesday night in qualifying for the Daytona 500, giving Hendrick its 14th pole and sixth in the last seven years. Rick...

Chasing a repeat: Elliott out for 2nd straight NASCAR title

Feb. 10, 2021 15:27 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's newest champion will wreck one of his best friends to win a race. An exhibition race! Nothing but the trophy at stake. Chase Elliott perhaps offered a sneak preview of what's to come in his title defense when he knocked Ryan Blaney...

Larson grateful for 2nd chance in NASCAR after racial slur

Feb. 08, 2021 16:57 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Larson loaded his motorhome and drove to Daytona International Speedway by himself, alone for some seven hours to prepare for his return to NASCAR competition. The excitement of a new season settled his nerves and he felt optimistic about...

Hendrick signs 2 sponsors for Kyle Larson's return to NASCAR

Feb. 02, 2021 14:45 PM EST

Hendrick Motorsports signed its first two sponsors for Kyle Larson, a promising sign as the driver attempts to rebuild his image after his use of a racial slur derailed his promising career. Cincinnati Inc., a machine tool maker, and heavy-duty truck manufacturer...