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4:03 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey’s trademark phrase “Alright, alright, alright,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators. NASCAR’s new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event, the second in an iRacing series thrown
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1:38 PM ET Associated Press Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has joined the field for IndyCar’s inaugural online race as he contemplates driving in that series following his retirement from full-time stock car racing. IndyCar has followed NASCAR, IMSA and Formula One in setting up a virtual racing series to give fans content during the
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5:50 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR informed its staff Tuesday that pay cuts will be imposed across the company until the series returns to racing. NASCAR president Steve Phelps announced the moves in a memo to employees, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press from a person who requested
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4:59 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The stands were packed, Jimmie Johnson caused several wrecks, Denny Hamlin raced barefoot and damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button — a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race. NASCAR eased off the brake in the real sports world brought
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9:53 PM ET Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch will be among the NASCAR greats back on the racetrack this weekend — the virtual racetrack, that is. NASCAR and iRacing on Tuesday announced the Pro Invitational Series, an exhibition esports series that will pit drivers from the Cup, Xfinity and Truck series, as well as
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3:15 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR plans to reschedule the seven Cup Series races already postponed due to the the COVID-19 pandemic. Figuring out how to cram the events and the All-Star race into the crowded 36-race schedule could be difficult. NASCAR has already postponed its season until May 9 at Martinsville
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7:17 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR has suspended its season until May as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to postpone gatherings for the next eight weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision came after at least two Monday conference calls between the sanctioning body and its
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11:59 AM ET NASCAR has postponed its next two race weekends, calling off events at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the series announced Friday. “We believe this decision is in the best interest of the safety and well-being of our fans, competitors, officials and everyone associated with our sport,”
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1:48 PM ET ESPN News Services NASCAR says it will hold its next two race weekends without fans in attendance but is still planning to contest the events amid numerous cancellations throughout the sports world over the coronavirus. Sunday’s Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the March 22 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway are among
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5:36 PM ET Associated Press NASCAR and IndyCar plan to race as scheduled this weekend, with IndyCar continuing to move ahead with its season-opening race through the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. The three-day downtown street festival draws about 130,000 people. There will be additional hand-washing and sanitizing stations. NASCAR will race at Atlanta Motor
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8:29 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Brandon Jones passed Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota teammate Kyle Busch with 20 laps remaining and pulled away Saturday at Phoenix Raceway for his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory. Rookie Harrison Burton finished second and Busch was third, giving Joe Gibbs Racing the top three finishers. Burton
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5:32 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Chase Elliott won the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Cup Series event at Phoenix Raceway, his first pole of the season and ninth of his career. Elliott made it around the 1-mile oval in 26.065 seconds. It’s the first time the Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driver has won
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Mar 7, 2020 Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Chase Elliott won the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Cup Series event at Phoenix Raceway, his first pole of the season and ninth of his career. Elliott made it around the 1-mile oval in 26.065 seconds. It’s the first time the Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driver has won
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4:10 PM ET ESPN News Services AVONDALE, Ariz. — Seven-time NASCAR Cup winner Jimmie Johnson said he’s going to do an IndyCar team test with McLaren Racing on April 6. Johnson said Saturday he wasn’t sure if the one-day team test in Birmingham, Alabama, would lead to an IndyCar future, but he’s intrigued by the
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