Some attendees at the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday continued to fly the Confederate flag despite the organization’s desire to distance itself from its symbolism.
CEO Brian France made it clear this weekend that the organization wants to “eliminate the presence of that flag,” knowing that its use, while not in an official capacity, has tainted the perception of the sport.
Johnson joined Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip and David Pearson, all NASCAR Hall of Famers, as the only racers to win 10 times at a single track when he coasted under the checkered flag on Sunday.
Montoya survived a thriller over the final 15 laps after a restart, making his way to victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a second time after tearing through the field in 2000.
A new nonprofit is hoping to rev up motor sports fans to participate in campaigns and elections, seeking partnerships with racing giants like NASCAR and support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in an effort that political strategists say could increase GOP voter turnout.
NASCAR has joined the widespread backlash against Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, announcing on Tuesday that it condemns discrimination and “will continue to welcome all competitors and fans” at racing events in Indiana and elsewhere.
Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and went on to end Toyota’s 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
Delaware prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch following allegations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend.
The season just started. The calendar hasn’t even turned to spring. Yet Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.
Police say a trailer with the racecar inside was hitched to a pickup truck parked outside a Morrow hotel, about 15 miles south of Atlanta.
Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, won his first career Daytona 500, taking the lead in the white-knuckle race following a restart with 19 laps remaining on Sunday.
Busch was suspended indefinitely on Friday after a judge said he almost surely choked and beat a former girlfriend last fall and there was a “substantial likelihood” of more domestic violence from him in the future.