Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope

WASHINGTON – NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump blasted the series for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused the sport’s only full-time Black driver of perpetrating “a hoax” when a crew member found a noose in the team garage stall. Trump suggested Bubba Wallace should apologize […]

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

INDIANAPOLIS — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday evening cast a shadow over the historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader races coming up Saturday and […]

No charges in NASCAR noose incident involving Wallace

The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no charges filed in an incident that rocked NASCAR and its only fulltime Black driver. U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie […]

Noose found in Bubba Wallace garage at Alabama race

TALLADEGA, Ala. — NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the elite Cup Series who just two weeks ago successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues. NASCAR said the noose was found on […]

NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races and properties

NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and properties on Wednesday, formally distancing itself from what for many is a symbol of slavery and racism that had been a familiar sight at stock car events for more than 70 years. The move comes amid social unrest around the globe following the death in police […]

Dover speedway gives up one of its Cup races to Nashville

It’s music to NASCAR’s ears: the stock car series is set to return to Nashville, Tennessee in 2021. Nashville Superspeedway will hold a Cup race for the first time next season, ending NASCAR’s decade-long absence from the track. The Nashville track is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc., which has held Cup race weekends each year […]

Harvick wins at Darlington as NASCAR returns to racing

DARLINGTON, S.C. — This was a 400-mile drive unlike any other in modern day NASCAR. The grandstands were completely empty. There wasn’t a single tailgate inside the track. Everyone wore face coverings — some with the team logos, others opting for plain disposable medical masks. It was nothing close to the corporate sponsorship, pomp and […]

NASCAR will still race at Dover this week, just virtually

DOVER — What a difference a year has made for Dover International Speedway. Just 365 days ago, the race track with the catchy nickname the “Monster Mile” was preparing for a year-long 50th anniversary celebration of its high-banked, one-mile speedway — which held its first race on July 6, 1969 — and its relationship with […]

Newman has non-life-threatening injuries after Daytona crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Newman was involved in a ghastly crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday night, hospitalizing him with non-life-threatening injuries. NASCAR delivered the news nearly two hours after Newman was extricated from his car, saying he is in serious condition at nearby Halifax Medical Center. The wait […]

Cohee going distance at Dover speedway

DOVER — Howard “Nelson” Cohee Jr. is a Delawarean who has lived all his life in the Dover area. His family has always been into auto racing, attending the first Daytona 500 on Feb. 25, 1959, and several races every year from then on. However, he wasn’t really much of a fan at that time. […]