This image provided by Toyota Racing, shows the new No. 23 Toyota Camry at at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. Hall of Fame basketball player and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan expects to field a winning team when 23XI (pronounced twenty-three eleven) Racing begins NASCAR competition next season. The car will be driven by Bubba Wallace and will be a Toyota in an alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing. (Toyota Racing via AP)
October 30, 2020 - 4:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan expects to field a winning team when 23XI Racing begins NASCAR competition next season. The first move toward victory lane came Friday in a partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota. Jordan partnered with current NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin as new team owners...
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Drying trucks continue to prepare the track for a possible NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. The race was stopped on Sunday because of drizzle and misty conditions that allowed drivers to complete just 52 of 334 laps. Another 115 laps have to be completed to get to the halfway mark of 167 laps that would make Texas an official race. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
October 27, 2020 - 7:01 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — NASCAR will make a fourth attempt to complete its playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday after persistent mist and cold temperatures continued the long delay. The race began Sunday and drivers completed 52 of the scheduled 334 laps before mist and drizzle halted...
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Drying trucks continue to dry the track in an attempt to get it ready for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race after morning rain prevented the 9 a.m. rescheduled start at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
October 26, 2020 - 6:25 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas was pushed back yet another day without drivers completing any more laps Monday. Eight hours after the race was scheduled to resume on a misty day with temperatures in the low 40s Fahrenheit (single digits Celsius), NASCAR...
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October 24, 2020 - 12:46 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for the first time. He'll continue selling all next year as representative for the online auto retailer Carvana. Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Erik Jones celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Busch Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The pandemic only accelerated the inevitable: The driver market bubble, pushed to its limit with multi-million dollar salaries for nearly two decades, is about to burst. A major reset has arrived and team owners have all the power. They can pick and choose between drivers who bring sponsorship dollars (Bubba Wallace) or drivers who have won races (Erik Jones). (AP Photo/John Raoux, FIlre)
October 21, 2020 - 9:49 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a driver and a team both in need of fresh starts. Jones in August was dropped by megateam Joe Gibbs Racing after six seasons, while Bubba Wallace and RPM are splitting at the...
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Chase Briscoe celebrates in victory lane following a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
October 20, 2020 - 2:54 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Briscoe earned job security for the first time in his career with a well-deserved promotion to the Cup Series to cap a season that has so far been storybook. Briscoe on Tuesday was named the replacement for Clint Bowyer in the No. 14 Ford at Stewart-Haas Racing, the...
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October 19, 2020 - 3:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR on Monday cleared Kyle Larson to return in 2021, ending his long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video racing game. Larson was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. He was...
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Chase Elliott leads the way out of turn 7 as he competes in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Elliott won the race. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
October 17, 2020 - 4:30 pm
Not much has changed through NASCAR's first two rounds of playoffs: Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin are still favored to race for the championship and the other two contenders are a crapshoot. The path to the championship finale begins Sunday at Kansas Speedway, the first of three races in the title...
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Chase Elliott celebrates in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
October 11, 2020 - 8:30 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch, leading a race he had to win, not once believed he was driving toward a season-saving victory. He doesn’t even think he can get to victory lane this year. “Do we even have a shot to win? I don’t think we have a shot," Busch said after he was eliminated from the...
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Kyle Busch walks around his car prior to the start of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Saturday at Brisol Motor Speedway. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
October 10, 2020 - 4:57 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch, to be clear, was only venting when he said he'd be knocked out of the playoffs this round. The reigning Cup champion insisted he was frustrated and flippant when he wrote off his season. “I wouldn’t be continuing to go to the racetrack each and every week and...
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