NASCAR

11:43 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ty Dillon landed a Daytona 500 ride with Gaunt Brothers Racing, a pairing of a driver and team both trying to rebuild in 2021. Dillon spent four seasons driving for Germain Racing but lost his ride when lack of sponsorship led the team to close. Gaunt Brothers
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10:46 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — – NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert – the first big performance at a track during the pandemic – featuring country music star Luke Combs. Combs, who performed virtually for NASCAR’s season finale in November, has not done
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2:17 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — New NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing has brought entertainer Pitbull on as an ownership partner for an organization making its debut next month at the Daytona 500. Trackhouse made the Friday announcement with a video on Twitter in which the Grammy winner is featured dancing to an “I
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1:20 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 23XI Racing announced a full slate of sponsorship Monday to back the new NASCAR team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin. DoorDash, McDonald’s, Columbia Sportswear, Dr Pepper and Root Insurance were all named “founding partners” for the No. 23 Toyota Camry that Bubba Wallace will drive
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1:11 PM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — NASCAR’s popular throwback weekend celebration at Darlington Raceway is moving from Labor Day weekend to Mother’s Day. Track officials announced the change Friday for the yearly honoring of NASCAR’s past. Darlington is holding two races next season, including its Southern 500 on Labor Day in September that
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5:02 PM ET Associated Press NASCAR already has started adjusting the 2021 calendar. The first three races of the season, which begins Feb. 14 with the Daytona 500, all will be held in Florida now. NASCAR shifted the February race scheduled for Fontana, California, to the road course at Daytona International Speedway. It swapped the
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6:38 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson will open his first year of semi-retirement by racing the Rolex 24 at Daytona as part of an Action Express Racing lineup revealed Friday that should be among the best in the field. The seven-time NASCAR champion will be teamed with Simon Pagenaud, Kamui Kobayashi
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4:06 PM ET Associated Press The Daytona 500 will have limited spectators for NASCAR’s season-opening race on Feb. 14. Daytona International Speedway did not specify Wednesday how many spectators will be admitted into “The Great American Race.” Daytona said it will work to accommodate guests who have already purchased tickets to the race. To ensure
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2:36 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 — bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup Series — with the formation of Live Fast Motorsports. The team formally announced Friday is owned by drivers Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod. McLeod will drive the
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6:38 PM ET ESPN News Services AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR’s most popular driver is now a Cup champion, too. Chase Elliott took the torch from teammate Jimmie Johnson by winning his first Cup title Sunday, driving from the back of the field to Victory Lane at Phoenix Raceway. The win for Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet
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8:00 AM ET The 2020 version of the NASCAR Championship 4 will be hitting the track Sunday afternoon at the Homestead-Mia … wait … sorry, the Phoenix Raceway for another edition of stock car racing’s best-finisher-takes-the-crown showdown. Though old school NASCAR followers still refer to it as the “new format,” this is the seventh edition
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6:46 PM ET Associated Press MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Kevin Harvick’s nearly perfect season came to a spinning and sudden halt on Sunday, when he was bounced from the playoffs in a stunning upset at Martinsville Speedway. Chase Elliott won the high-stakes race to earn his first berth in the championship four. The result knocked Harvick,
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