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Jimmie Johnson will make IndyCar debut in St. Petersburg next season

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson will live out a "childhood dream" of his next season as the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and Chip Ganassi Racing driver will make his IndyCar debut at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March.

Johnson is set to retire from NASCAR at the end of this season, but found the sponsorship needed to ...Read more

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A NASCAR fan was bullied for being LGBTQ+ ally. Then he designed Jimmie Johnson's car.

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Noah Sweet remembers getting in the car and feeling like he needed to drive away, to suppress his racing thoughts, but he doesn't remember exactly where he went the evening of Sept. 2. Those hours are a blur.

He was later told by his mother, Becky Southwell, that his credit card transactions showed him stopping at a KFC, then at a gas station ...Read more

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Grand Prix returns to St. Petersburg as COVID-19 positivity rate rises

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Mayor Rick Kriseman on Tuesday addressed the challenges facing the city this week as it hosts an international sporting event that will be attended by thousands of fans while the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 rises in Pinellas County.

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend kicks off Friday, ...Read more

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Grand Prix returns to St. Petersburg as COVID-19 positivity rate rises

Sports / Auto Racing /

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Mayor Rick Kriseman on Tuesday addressed the challenges facing the city this week as it hosts an international sporting event that will be attended by thousands of fans while the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 rises in Pinellas County.

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend kicks off Friday, ...Read more

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Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR next season. His suspension is over.

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NASCAR announced Monday that it has reinstated Cup driver Kyle Larson six months after he was suspended from the sport for using a racial slur. He will be eligible to return to competition next season.

"NASCAR continues to prioritize diversity and inclusion across our sport," a statement from NASCAR said. "Kyle Larson has fulfilled the ...Read more