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3:40 PM ET Associated Press KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65. The team announced her death Monday. Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee, who built
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7:13 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race will feature two technical elements that could be incorporated into the Gen-7 car set for 2021. NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway announced the technical specifications and format Wednesday for the May 18 exhibition race at the North Carolina track. The
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3:46 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — A track outside St. Louis that hosts IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA events is getting not only a new name, but a promise to become a proving ground for tech innovations aimed at enhancing the fan experience. Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, will be renamed World Wide
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10:11 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson didn’t have many problems on the Boston Marathon course Monday, finishing in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds. It was only after receiving his medal from 2014 winner Meb Keflezighi that Johnson ran into a road block: On his way to a postrace
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8:19 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Just because he won’t be surrounded by 3,300-pound cars traveling at more than 200 mph doesn’t mean Jimmie Johnson will be able to relax when he runs the Boston Marathon on Monday. If the seven-time NASCAR champion isn’t thinking about his heart rate or his pace, he’ll be
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7:06 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Kevin Harvick is set to start from the pole on Saturday in the NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway, but the field has been jumbled considerably. NASCAR says eight cars failed prerace inspection, including three that failed twice. They include the cars of local favorite Denny Hamlin, a
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10:25 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia native Elliott Sadler retired after last season, but made his return to NASCAR’s Xfinity Series on Friday night at Richmond Raceway. The 43-year-old Sadler drove for Kaulig Racing, finishing 12th in one of just two planned starts this season. He is also scheduled to race at
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10:12 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Cole Custer was openly hoping for rain to shorten the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond Raceway on Friday night. Then, he was desperately hoping for the rain to stay away. Custer passed Austin Cindric with 20 laps to go and earned his second victory of the season.
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1:39 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Stewart-Haas Racing announced a partnership with Toco Warranty that will make the company a primary sponsor of Clint Bowyer‘s No. 14 Ford Mustang for four races this season. The company will debut with SHR during the April 26-28 race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Bowyer’s car will also
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1:44 PM ET ESPN News Services Kevin Harvick has been penalized before the start of Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway because his car failed inspection three times. His engineer was ejected from the event, and Harvick lost his 13th-place starting position. He must start at the back of the field at the .533-mile bullring
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4:05 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Christopher Bell earned his first career Bristol Motor Speedway victory and a $100,000 bonus with the Xfinity Series win Saturday. Bell got his second victory of the season, his 10th in 48 starts, by passing Brandon Jones with 17 laps remaining. Jones had a tire issue that
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8:13 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Chase Elliott positioned himself to give Hendrick Motorsports a shot at its first victory of the season with a pole-winning run at Bristol Motor Speedway. Elliott earned his first pole on a short track with a fast lap at 131.7132 mph Friday around the bullring to earn
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5:46 PM ET ESPN News Services BRISTOL, Tenn. — NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Darrell Waltrip, who announced his retirement on Thursday, will wave the green flag to start Sunday’s Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he’s a 12-time winner. The Fox Sports analyst kicked off his retirement tour Friday at Bristol, where
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7:55 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two-time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin has been undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery as part of his treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Marlin’s daughter, Sutherlin House, announced Thursday that Marlin completed the third of four surgery stages this week at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He began the surgery
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