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Denny Hamlin wins speedily rescheduled NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum

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LOS ANGELES — Saturday's Busch Light Clash likely will not be remembered for Denny Hamlin's win, but for the extraordinary effort made by NASCAR to get this season-opening race in the books ahead of yet another "once in a …" weather event.

NASCAR moved the race up a day to Saturday night with just a few hours' notice, knowing the chances of...Read more

NASCAR moves Clash at Coliseum, Mexico series race to Saturday to avoid storms

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LOS ANGELES — NASCAR is used to moving its race schedule because of weather but rarely, if ever, have they moved a race up a day. But that's what happened Saturday afternoon when Sunday's Busch Light Clash and Batalla en El Cosiseo were moved to Saturday night. The move was made in advance of an atmospheric river of rain that is expected to ...Read more

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NASCAR's Mexico Series makes a stop at the L.A. Coliseum in first U.S. race since 2015

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LOS ANGELES — There has never been any doubt that NASCAR's totally inventive and seemingly crazy idea of building an auto racing track inside the L.A. Memorial Coliseum was a totally transparent attempt to increase its footprint in its largest market in the country. But now in the third year of its season kickoff event, NASCAR has shown its ...Read more

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NASCAR drivers featured in Netflix documentary series capturing Cup Series playoffs

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NASCAR’s highly-anticipated Netflix series premieres Tuesday.

The five-part documentary series captures last year’s NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and championship, showcasing the intensity of the sport and personalities of the drivers.

Nine drivers are featured in each 45-minute episode: Ryan Blaney, William Byron, Ross Chastain, Denny Hamlin...Read more

NASCAR stars align as Hall of Fame inducts Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus, Donnie Allison

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Before they’d ever lined up for a race, Jimmie Johnson felt he was onto something with Chad Knaus.

Ahead of the 2002 season, Hendrick Motorsports decided to establish a fourth team. Knaus, a young tire changer and fabricator in the shop, had expressed interest in becoming a crew chief, even telling Hall of Famer Ray ...Read more

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How a 28-year-old went from working security at Coca-Cola 600 to NASCAR team owner

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Spencer Boyd’s younger self wouldn’t believe it.

The NASCAR driver strapped in his car and headed to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday morning. It’s a destination to which he’s headed countless times since moving from St. Louis to North Carolina at age 14 to “chase the racing dream.”

But until Monday, he wasn’t the one holding ...Read more

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Cale Yarborough, NASCAR legend and South Carolinian, has died

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Cale Yarborough, a South Carolina native and one of NASCAR’s top drivers of all time, died Sunday at the age of 84.

Yarborough had been in poor health over the last few years and was battling a rare genetic disorder, according to his family.

He won 83 races during his NASCAR career and was elected to the sport’s Hall of...Read more

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Noah Gragson signs with Stewart-Haas Racing after reinstatement, will replace Aric Almirola

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Noah Gragson is returning to NASCAR Cup Series races next year.

The 25-year-old driver inked a multiyear deal with Stewart-Haas Racing, his new team announced Wednesday. Gragson, who’s won 13 Xfinity Series races, has made 39 Cup starts over the past two seasons. He will drive SHR’s No. 10 Ford Mustang, previously driven by Aric Almirola.

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