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Joey Logano-Chase Elliott crash: NASCAR drivers keep wrecking, getting mad at each other

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History repeated itself in more ways than one Sunday at "The Last Great Colosseum." Drivers who have typically struggled or crashed out at Bristol Motor Speedway's unforgiving, half-mile track -- Alex Bowman, Matt DiBenedetto, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -- did.

And just like last weekend, Chase Elliott was minutes away from a top finish before a late-...Read more

As a primetime show in a sports-starved world, IndyCar can expand its reach at TMS

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You can't say Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage is simply trying to sell tickets when he talks about next Saturday's IndyCar race. No fans are going to be allowed through the gates despite the state saying up to 25% capacity is allowed at outdoor sports venues.

Instead, Gossage truly believes that Saturday is "one of the most ...Read more

NASCAR race at Bristol results: 3 things we learned from Brad Keselowski's victory

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Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag off another wild finish at NASCAR's Supermarket Heroes 500 race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday.

With three laps to go, Chase Elliott and Joey Logano battled for the lead spot on the half-mile short track. Elliott made contact with Logano running on the outside, forcing the Team Penske driver into the...Read more

NASCAR at Bristol: How to watch, track info, starting order

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Cup racing returns after less than a week as NASCAR heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for Sunday's 3:30 p.m. race on FS1. Brad Keselowski will start on the pole with Aric Almirola in the front row. The starting order was determined by random draw.

The Food City 500, renamed the Supermarket Heroes 500, will be the sport's first short-track race of...Read more

NASCAR midweek at Charlotte results: 4 things we learned from Chase Elliott's victory

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Chase Elliott said he was expecting something to go wrong in the last five laps of NASCAR's Thursday night Cup race at Charlotte.

"I was just waiting for the caution flag to come out," Elliott said in reference to his near-win at Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.

But no caution came, and Elliott was able to lead the field to his second ...Read more

NASCAR race at Charlotte postponed due to rain from Tropical Storm Bertha

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Not even a global pandemic could stop NASCAR's return to racing. The rain, however, could.

Just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, NASCAR announced that its midweek Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, originally scheduled to start at 8 p.m., would be postponed to the following day due to inclement weather. The race will be moved to ...Read more

NASCAR Truck bounty: The stakes just got higher for Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Redemption for Chase Elliott could come before Wednesday night's Cup Series race. The No. 9 driver will face off against Kyle Busch in a Truck event Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

A monetary incentive will accompany personal pride for the race winner, according to Kevin Harvick, who announced Tuesday that the bounty for...Read more

Was Chase Elliott's late Charlotte pit stop a mistake? He still nearly won Coca-Cola 600.

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Chase Elliott was two laps away from claiming his first victory at the Coca-Cola 600. Instead, it ended in devastation after a late-lap caution and call to pit by his No. 9 team.

No. 2 driver Brad Keselowski emerged as the first-time race winner.

"At the end, we caught a break," Keselowkski said after the race. "Made the most ...Read more

4 things we learned from Brad Keselowski's NASCAR win

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Brad Keseleowski, driver of the No. 2 Ford for Team Penske, won his first Coca-Cola 600 early Monday in an overtime race that was determined in the final laps.

Keselowski finished three-tenths of a second ahead of Jimmie Johnson, who came in second place until failing his post-race inspection. Chase Elliott, who had a large ...Read more

IndyCar returns to prime-time TV for its 2020 opener at Texas Motor Speedway

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IndyCar is returning to prime-time television for the first time since 2013.

The open-wheel racing circuit announced that its 2020 opening race, the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6, will be broadcast on NBC instead of NBCSN. National television coverage is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. with the race starting at 7:45 p.m.

TMS was ...Read more

NASCAR won't let fans in the Coca-Cola 600, but these diehards still camped out

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Tommy Kelly has been camping Memorial Day weekend outside Charlotte Motor Speedway for 15 years.

Why should a pandemic that kept fans out of the Coca-Cola 600 bust up that tradition?

Kelly sat under an awning attached to his camper Sunday afternoon, across Morehead Road from the speedway. He was surrounded by a half-dozen ...Read more

6 things you may not know about NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 is going to be always known as the first (and hopefully last) race at Charlotte Motor Speedway held without fans, due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the 600 -- the longest race on NASCAR's Cup circuit -- has had plenty of other unique and memorable moments.

Here are a few of them:

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In 1959, ...Read more

1-on-1 with NASCAR's Denny Hamlin: Coca-Cola 600 win is his career's 'highest priority'

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Denny Hamlin has already won two of NASCAR's six completed races this season, but the consecutive Daytona 500 winner is not yet satisfied. He wants to take the checkered flag at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday more than anything.

"It's a race that's the highest priority for me to win in my career," Hamlin told The ...Read more

Chase Elliott on flipping off Kyle Busch: Hard to fight when forced to stay 6 feet apart

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chase Elliott finally had his say after Wednesday night's Cup race that ended in dramatic fashion.

While running in the top-three of what turned out to be the final laps of NASCAR's second race at Darlington Raceway, Elliott's No. 9 car was tapped by No. 18 driver Kyle Busch, causing Elliott to spin out and ruin his chances ...Read more

3 things we learned from Denny Hamlin's NASCAR victory at rainy Darlington Raceway

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Chase Elliott flipped off Kyle Busch and then Mother Nature flipped off NASCAR.

Wednesday night, the Toyota 500 was called with 20 laps remaining in the 228-lap race due to rain. Leader Denny Hamlin was deemed the winner of NASCAR's second race at Darlington.

Kyle Busch finished in second place and Kevin Harvick finished third.

Shortly before...Read more

Move over, Harvick? NASCAR rookies Reddick, Nemechek are driving like elite talent.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There was a 26-year age difference between the ninth- and 10th-place drivers, John Hunter Nemechek and Matt Kenseth, respectively, in NASCAR's return race Sunday at Darlington.

Although almost three decades separated them, one thing united them -- neither driver was expected to place as well as he did. Kenseth, 48, returned ...Read more

IndyCar returns to Texas Motor Speedway in June, gauges success off NASCAR's comeback

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Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage liked what he saw when NASCAR returned to the airwaves on Sunday. He expects a similar showing when IndyCar starts its season at TMS next month.

"I thought it was just fantastic to have not only live sports back, but my favorite sport back on television," Gossage said. "I didn't notice there weren'...Read more

Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR's return race at Darlington Raceway

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Kevin Harvick didn't look the slightest bit rusty after a two-month hiatus from racing. Instead, on Sunday at Darlington Raceway, the Cup Series points leader sailed to his 50th career victory to continue a dominant 2020 campaign. He then exited his car for a quiet celebration.

"I didn't think it was going to be that much different and then it'...Read more

Cars are rumbling, but the buzz around town just not the same on this NASCAR race day

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DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Roger Collins just wants to hear that sound again, the car engines rumbling off in the distance. That sound is the lone connection to the way it was before, the way it was two long, long months ago.

The silence today is strange. It's nearly noon on Sunday -- race day -- and the streets around Darlington Raceway are lined ...Read more

Real Heroes 400 preview: Who will win, how to watch, Darlington Raceway info

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There is no easy way to predict which NASCAR driver will win the Real Heroes 400 this Sunday, but even before the checkered flag waves, those on the track will have already secured a victory.

That's because NASCAR will be one of the first few sports to resume its official season amid the global coronavirus pandemic. There will be no fans to ...Read more