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    (CNN)Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Indy 500 officials talked about attendance levels of some 300,000 for the 2020 version of America's iconic open-wheel event. That number is now zero. "It is with great regret that we announce the Indianapolis 500 will take place August 23 without fans," Indianapolis Motor Speedway tweeted Tuesday. "This tough decision was made following careful consideration and extensive consultation with state and city leadership."Just two weeks ago, track officials announced they would allow 25% capacity at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with a mandatory face mask protocol in place. That statement was preceded by a late-June announcement indicating a 50% cap on attendance.The race was originally scheduled to run May 24, but was postponed because of Covid-19.
    Roger Penske has reversed course and decided not to allow fans at the Indianapolis 500 later this month. The 104th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will be the first without spectators -- fans have showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year, even during the Great Depression. Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images It was a flip for Penske, who purchased the iconic speedway in January and has spent every day since upgrading his new showplace to prepare for his favorite race. The pandemic forced the race to change dates for the first time, from Memorial Day weekend to Aug. 23. Penske had initially said he wouldn't run the 500 without fans. But as the pandemic continued...
    LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Traffic control measures will be in place as race fans head to and from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 310 starts at 3 p.m., meaning the greatest congestion in the late afternoon and early evening. That morning, Route 106 will be one lane northbound and one lane southbound from I-393 to the intersection of Shaker Road. From that intersection to the speedway entrance, there will be two northbound lanes and one southbound lanes. From 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., there will beone northbound and two southbound lanes on Route 106. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    With remote back-to-school, child care challenges — for providers and families — emerge Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat NASCAR at New Hampshire 2020: Start time, lineup, TV schedule and more for Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 It’s race day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and we've got all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Foxwoods Resort Casino 301: Hate Cleaning The Toilet? Never Scrub Another Toilet Again Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Chris Graythen, Getty Images May 17: The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway, 3:30...
    It took three tries, but Jimmie Johnson has finally gotten behind the wheel of an IndyCar. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion had two IndyCar test sessions canceled this year due to issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including his own positive COVID-19 test, but took his first laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday in a car provided by Chip Ganassi Racing. Johnson, who is retiring from full-time NASCAR racing at the end of this season, is aiming to compete in a few IndyCar races next year. Five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon was on hand to give Johnson some pointers as he took on the speedway’s road course. Johnson has said he’s mainly interested in racing on street and...
    University of Kentucky faculty members call for renaming stadium, campus buildings McDonalds will require customers to wear masks in its restaurants NASCAR raced to become the first sport back during the pandemic. Then, some say, it started to fall behind. © Patrick Smith/Getty Images Fans crowd the fence after driver Chase Elliott's July 15, 2020 win during the All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Patrick Smith/Getty Images NASCAR returned to racing in May, touting itself as "the first professional sports league" to do so after a two-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The return came with strict safety protocols and eventually led to limited numbers of fans returning to the grandstands.  Employees traveling with the sport described...
    This year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will end its local TV blackout for the IndyCar Indy 500. The highly anticipated racing event will flag off next month on August 23. In addition, the tickets for the 104th Indianapolis 500 race will be out soon. According to recent reports, IMS management has finally decided to drop the TV blackout. Sports Business Journal’s Adam Stern revealed the management’s recent decision on Twitter. He wrote, “@IMS announces that this year’s Indy 500 will be aired locally in Indianapolis, dropping the annual blackout.” .@IMS announces that this year’s Indy 500 will be aired locally in Indianapolis, dropping the annual blackout. pic.twitter.com/Lxieap1pm0 — Adam Stern (@A_S12) July 22, 2020 New rules for the Indy 500...
    Kyle Busch was hit with a wave of backlash when he griped about drivers who lack the experience to race at NASCAR’s top level. This was last fall, after the opening race of the playoffs at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when Busch ran into the back of Garrett Smithley, who was 12 laps down. CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 28: Garrett Smithley, driver of the #53 Chevrolet, and Joey Gase, driver of the #51 Ford, spin to start the NASCAR Cup Series Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2020 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) “We’re at the top echelon of motorsports, and we’ve got guys who have never won Late Model...
    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced on Tuesday that it will only sell tickets for approximately 25 percent of its available capacity for the Indy 500 on Aug. 23. Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The facility in June had announced plans to fill the grandstands up to 50 percent, but it has cut that goal in half and will require everyone to wear face coverings. It is also encouraging people over the age of 65 to not attend the race. The speedway has grandstand seating for up to 235,000 people and additional space in the infield, so it should still attract the largest crowd for a sporting event in the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic began. Full details will...
    Live event workers call for federal relief Only 32% of companies returning to work have plans for employees child-care needs even as many schools postpone reopening full-time Tyler Ankrum drives No. 26 Chevrolet Silverado to sixth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway Tyler Ankrum drives No. 26 Chevrolet Silverado to sixth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway Tyler Ankrum finished sixth in the Vankor 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday. The top-10 finish for Ankrum added 47 points to his season total. Ankrum started in ninth position. The third-year driver has one career victory, with four top-five finishes and 12 results inside the top 10. In his career at Texas Motor Speedway, Ankrum has compiled one top-five finish and his...
    Coronavirus, George Floyd altering the style of police interrogations You have to wear a face mask if you shop at these stores Justin Haley drives No. 11 Chevrolet to eighth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway Justin Haley drives No. 11 Chevrolet to eighth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway Justin Haley finished eighth in the My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday. The top-10 finish for Haley, his 10th of the year, added 29 points to his season total. Haley started in 11th position. The third-year driver has one career victory, with 10 top-five finishes and 30 results inside the top 10. The eighth-place result on Saturday was the first time Haley has cracked the top 10...
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Austin Dillon stayed in front after a restart with two laps to go and beat rookie Tyler Reddick to the checkered flag at Texas, giving Richard Childress Racing a 1-2 NASCAR Cup finish and quite a show for spectators spread out in the stands on a scorching Sunday. Dillon raced to his third career win and first since Daytona at the start of the 2018 season. He stayed in front on three late restarts, the first after an incident with 29 laps left that shuffled the fast car of Ryan Blaney to a lap back. “Not bad for a silver spoon kid, huh?,” said Dillon, the grandson of Childress. “Tyler Reddick, he raced me clean....
    Florida Virus ‘Out of Control,’ Los Angeles Is on the Brink Florida-based grocery chain wont require masks: We dont want to cause undue friction Kevin Harvick breaks 700 career Cup Series starts at Texas © Matt Sullivan Getty Images Kevin Harvick breaks 700 career Cup Series starts at Texas Kevin Harvick officially notched 700 career starts in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday when his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford fired off at Texas Motor Speedway. Harvick became the 18th driver to reach the milestone. RELATED: Drivers with best finishes in 700th start The 44-year-old from Bakersfield, California, joined the NASCAR Cup Series in 2001 as the full-time driver of the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. His first race...
    Some New York state beaches closed by midday as social distancing, heat wave reduce capacity Get free ice cream, National Ice Cream Day deals at Baskin-Robbins, Cold Stone Creamery, Dairy Queen and more Busch disqualified after Xfinity win, Cindric 3rd win in row Full screen 1/4 SLIDES © APWF Kyle Busch stands on car as he celebrates winning the NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin) 2/4 SLIDES © APWF Chase Briscoe (98) and Austin Cindric (22) battle down the front stretch during a NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, July 18,...
    Coronavirus updates: 25 million infected in Iran, president says Quesaritos to McRibs: A history of canceled fast food items NASCAR: Starting lineup for O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway The NASCAR Cup Series is visiting Texas Motor Speedway for the first time during the 2020 season for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN), and Aric Almirola will start on the pole. © Provided by For The Win Similar to previous Cup Series events, there was no qualifying for the 334-lap, 501-mile race. So the starting lineup was determined with grouped random draws based on where teams ranked in the owner standings going into the weekend. The top-12 teams in the owner standings were...
    Kevin Harvick is set to check the 700th race start off his list this Sunday, at the Texas Motor Speedway. The driver will join the elite ‘700 Club’ and will be the 18th driver to have 700+ race starts. He joins the exclusive roster alongside Jeff Gordon, Bill Elliott, Richard Petty, and Kurt Busch. Kurt joined the club earlier this month at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read More: Watch: Kurt Busch Receives An Incredible Surprise From His Wife on His 700th Race Start Kevin Harvick can grab a prestigious ‘700 Club’ record To date, out of the 17 drivers with 700+ NASCAR Cup race starts, none have won in their 700th appearance. Many legends like Jeff Gordan and...
    After the NASCAR All-Star race in Bristol, the paddock heads over to Texas for the next round of the Cup Series. As has been the case in the past few weeks, the sport decided the grid positions via a lucky draw. For this weekend, Aric Almirola is set to start on pole position for the 2nd time in 2020. The last time he was on pole position was when the Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 10 Ford led the field at the Pocono Raceway. With this pole position, it will be the fifth time that Aric Almirola is starting on the front row this season. During his previous run at Bristol, he ended up 9th fastest in the All-Star Race. He managed...
    FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway are 2/3 of a mile long and were empty for the last race there. On Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series race becomes the first major sporting event in Texas in more than four months to allow spectators. It could be one of the largest gatherings of any kind in the state since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Just how many show up on a hot day with the virus still raging is another question. “It can absorb a lot of people and you never cross paths with another soul,” track president Eddie Gossage said of the facility 20 miles north of downtown Fort Worth. Texas Motor Speedway...
    Yesterday, NASCAR hosted the All-Star race with around 20,000 fans on the stands at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The event became the largest sports gathering in the US after the COVID-19 pandemic. This begs the question of when NASCAR will start hosting fans again. According to recent reports by Fox, the next NASCAR outing which will allow fans is approaching much sooner than expected. The race at the Texas Motor Speedway on July 19th will most probably allow fans. As the organizers are already selling tickets for the race. However, the next race at the Kansas Speedway on July 23rd will take place behind closed doors. The first race to take place in August 2020, at the New Hampshire Motor...
    At its All-Star race at Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15, NASCAR hosted the largest audience of any U.S. sports event since the coronavirus pandemic began, opening its doors to around 20,000 attendees. And there’s more to come through the end of summer. Patrick Smith/Getty Images Over the next seven Cup Series race weekends, up to five may allow fans with social distancing measures in effect. The races at Kansas Speedway (Jul. 23) and Michigan International Speedway (Aug. 8 and 9) will definitely be run behind closed doors, but tickets are being sold for Texas Motor Speedway (July 19), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Aug 2.), and Daytona International Speedway (Aug. 16 and 29). Patrick Smith/Getty Images ...
    Coronavirus patient went from diagnosis to dying in daughters arms in matter of days 21 Shocking Secrets Restaurant Workers Know—and You Dont NASCAR heads to Texas, will welcome fans at Cup race as coronavirus cases continue surge CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Eddie Gossage has done just about everything in auto racing. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Inside the NBA bubble: Getting settled in at the Disney complex Inside the NBA bubble: Getting settled in at the Disney complex USA TODAY SPORTS After 87 years, Washington is changing the name of its NFL team After 87 years, Washington is changing the name of its NFL team USA TODAY SPORTS IndyCar racing fans...
    Chase Elliott fended off a stern challenge from Kyle Busch to win last night’s All-Star race at the Bristol Motor Speedway. In the process, he joined his father and Hall of Famer, Bill Elliott, as the All-Star race-winner. This also means that he has earned a $1 million cash prize in front of a select number of spectators. Elliott crossed the finish line ahead of the pack in the second and third stages. So, this gave him the right to choose his starting lane for the final 15-lap dash. The 24-year old opted for the outside lane and initially, Ryan Blaney tagged along behind him. However, that was the last time anyone saw his taillights and he comfortably beat Kyle...
    PRO Confederate flag protesters flew a banner over Bristol Motor Speedway with a message that read “SCV.org” prior to NASCAR’s All-Star Race, in a similar stunt pulled at last month’s event. The latest incident took place Wednesday just before NASCAR’s All-Star Race in Tennessee. A small plane was seen above the track grounds towing a confederate flag, which has been banned at NASCAR event. 6 The banner that was flown over Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday moments before NASCAR's All-Star RaceCredit: AP:Associated Press Attached to the flag was a banner displaying the letters “SCV.org,” which refers to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The organization’s headquarters are in Columbia, Tennessee. At last month’s Talladega Superspeedway event on June 21 the same...
    How an Arizona couple helped fuel a Wayfair sex trafficking conspiracy theory 10 things you should never do in a Trader Joes, according to employees Kevin Harvick drives No. 4 Ford Mustang to third-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick drives No. 4 Ford Mustang to third-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick finished third in the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday. Harvick was not able to add to his season point total. Harvick started in fifth position and led six laps in the race. The 20th-year driver has piled up 53 career victories, with 216 top-five finishes and 376 results inside the top 10. Victory Lane at Bristol Motor Speedway is a...
    NBC’s Chicago affiliate made a Bristol blunder. The NBC owned-and-operated affiliate sent out a tweet Wednesday night about NASCAR hosting the largest live sports audience since the coronavirus pandemic began at Bristol Motor Speedway that featured a Getty Image of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. standing in front of a half-empty grandstand at the track in 1999. Earnhardt was killed in a racing accident in 2001, and many apparent NASCAR fans were quick to note the error and voice their dismay in responses to the post, which received nearly 1,000 comments and was finally deleted sometime after 8 A.M. Thursday morning. Even Bristol Motor Speedway’s official account chimed in, offering a more up to date photo. The tweet was originally sent at...
    Bristol, Tennessee — Clint Bowyer hopped off his pit stand at Bristol Motor Speedway to learn he'd won the fan vote to advance into NASCAR's All-Star race - an announcement met by a roar from the grandstands.  It wasn't the raucous ovation typically heard in Thunder Valley, but after four months of near silence, it was better than nothing. Up to 30,000 fans were allowed to attend Wednesday night's race, NASCAR's largest with spectators since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports in March. Attendance figures weren't released, but it appeared at least 20,000 spectators were socially distanced throughout the grandstands - making it the largest sporting event in the United States since winter. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your...
    Gym refuses to shut down despite governors orders The recipe tweak that ruined McDonalds fries Confederate flag banner flies over Bristol Motor Speedway before NASCAR All-Star Race BRISTOL, Tenn. – A Confederate flag banner similar to one flown over Talladega Superspeedway last month was flown over Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday before NASCAR’s All-Star Race. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Julian Edelman, other athletes respond to DeSean Jacksons anti-Semitic post Julian Edelman, other athletes respond to DeSean Jacksons anti-Semitic post USA TODAY SPORTS Profound moments of patriotism in sports Profound moments of patriotism in sports USA TODAY SPORTS Why fall college sports may be in peril Why fall college sports may...
    By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Fans are trickling into Bristol Motor Speedway for Wednesday night’s All-Star race in NASCAR’s largest event with spectators since the coronavirus pandemic shut sports down in March. They were greeted by a plane flying over the Tennessee track that was pulling a banner of the Confederate flag, which NASCAR has banned from its races. IndyCar raced last weekend at Road America in Wisconsin and there was no limit on tickets sold to the event held on a 4-mile road course. Crowd estimates for that event have been around 10,000 spectators, but the NASCAR race would likely be the largest sporting event in the United States since March. The All-Star...
    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Fans are trickling into Bristol Motor Speedway for Wednesday night’s All-Star race in NASCAR’s largest event with spectators since the coronavirus pandemic shut sports down in March. They were greeted by a plane flying over the Tennessee track that was pulling a banner of the Confederate flag, which NASCAR has banned from its races. IndyCar raced last weekend at Road America in Wisconsin and there was no limit on tickets sold to the event held on a 4-mile road course. Crowd estimates for that event have been around 10,000 spectators, but the NASCAR race would likely be the largest sporting event in the United States since March. The All-Star Race was moved from Charlotte Motor Speedway...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Motor Speedway says much has changed in how they’re preparing for a race weekend during the coronavirus pandemic. The NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday, July 19 will be the first major sporting event in Texas with spectators during the pandemic. “The number one priority at Texas Motor Speedway has always been for the safety and enjoyment of its race fans,” TMS said in a news release Wednesday. “The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how businesses are run.” TMS listed some of the additional protocols and procedures in place for this weekend’s event. Ticketing All grandstand tickets will be seated to meet social distancing guidelines and additional protocols. All tickets will be...
    Kevin Stitt, Oklahoma governor, announces he has tested positive for coronavirus Taco Bell teases a radical menu change that could involve slashing potatoes, Quesaritos, and some nachos from the menu How NASCAR’s All-Star Race at Bristol became the first big test of U.S. fans returning to sports venues Wednesday night's NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway was going to be interesting with or without fans in the stands. The annual non-points Cup Series race is taking place at the world's fastest half-mile for the first time in its 36-year history, and a handful of rule- and visual-related changes are being tested at the 2020 All-Star Race. But many will be tuning in Wednesday night and paying attention to...
    This weekend, Bristol Motor Speedway will have the NASCAR All-Star Race for the first time. The yearly non-points occasion is one of the top choices among the fans. It has created some unforgettable moments going back to when Darrell Waltrip won the debut race in 1985. The veteran Kurt Busch is all ready for the event. This year will mark the only other time the race has been held outside of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. In 1986, Atlanta Motor Speedway facilitated the race where Bill Elliott lead 82 of 83 laps on his way to winning $240,000 when he vanquished Dale Earnhardt by almost three seconds in the 10-driver field. The race is known for the experiments. This year NASCAR...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace deserves a spot in NASCAR’s All-Star race, a $1 million exhibition designed for race winners and previous champions of the event. Wallace doesn’t qualify under those conditions, though he has four chances to make the 20-driver field Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. There are 22 drivers entered in the “open” event in which the winners of each of the three stages earn an automatic berth into the show. The fourth slot goes to the winner of a fan vote and Wallace was leading that poll when results were last updated a week ago. Voting closes Tuesday. Plenty will argue that an all-star race is for the very best...
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    NASCAR Xfinity driver Chase Briscoe took his fifth win of the 2020 season at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This win was particularly special because this was Briscoe’s home track and the first time he raced on the road course. The 25-year old confessed to Fox NASCAR’s Jamie Little, that the race was quite exciting. He even praised the road course, calling it one of the best road courses he ever raced on. ALSO READ- Chase Briscoe Posts An Emotional Message After Winning the NASCAR Xfinity Race at Indiana The driver noted that there were several opportunities to pass other cars, practically at every corner. Briscoe said, “I thought it was awesome. Then during the middle of the race, there was...
    SAG-AFTRA L.A. Board Disapproves TV/Theatrical Deal in Non-Binding Sign of Fractious Union Coronavirus, unemployment, uncertainty imperil Texas workers: It trickles down Fans won’t attend Kansas Speedway race weekend Kansas Speedway announced Wednesday that fans will not be able to attend its July 23-25 race weekend due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. © Getty Images The weekend will feature one Cup race, a Xfinity race, two Truck Series events and an ARCA Menards Series race. “Over the past month, we have worked closely with public health officials, medical experts as well as state and federal officials to determine if we could run our rescheduled July NASCAR weekend with fans in attendance,” track president Pat Warren said in a press release. “After...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A trio of superstars are coming to a North Texas drive-in theater near you. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, fans in Texas and across the country will be able to pack into their vehicles and go to the nearest drive-in to watch a virtual concert by singers Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins… all while social distancing. The all-new performances, presented by Fort Worth-based Encore Live, will be pre-taped. Several locations are are showing the simulcast concerts including — Fort Worth’s Coyote Drive-In and the Texas Motor Speedway. Tickets, which go on sale July 14, cost $115 and will admit one passenger car, truck or SUV. North Texas locations showing the concert include — Brazos Drive-In...
    (Opinion) Long voting lines threaten our democracy. Fixing them is easier than you think How a coin shortage is impacting Mich. retailers and grocery stores Austin Cindric finishes fifth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Austin Cindric finishes fifth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Austin Cindric finished fifth in the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course on Saturday. Cindric’s top five finish, the seventh time he has achieved that result this year, added 42 points to his season total. Cindric started in 10th position and led 21 laps in the race, holding the lead a total of two times. The fourth-year driver has piled up two career victories, with 27 top-five finishes and...
    Georgia Tech wont require students to wear masks on campus. Faculty arent happy How a coin shortage is impacting Mich. retailers and grocery stores Cole Custer drives No. 41 Ford Mustang to fifth-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Cole Custer drives No. 41 Ford Mustang to fifth-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Cole Custer finished fifth in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Custer’s top five finish, the first time he has achieved that result this year, added 32 points to his season total. Custer started in 30th position. The second-year driver has one top-10 finish in his career. The Ladera Ranch, California native began the race eight...
    19 trapped, including children, when tree falls on garage during thunderstorm As Black buying power grows, racial profiling by retailers remains persistent problem Harvick takes advantage of Hamlins crash to win Brickyard © APWF Kevin Harvick, in black suit, celebrates with some of his crew after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kevin Harvick turned up the pressure on Denny Hamlin late in the Brickyard 400. And on a cooling track, Hamlin's worn tires simply gave out. As the sun set Sunday over Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hamlin seven laps from one of the few victories that has eluded him, he went careening...
    Human remains identified as missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, family attorney says As Black buying power grows, racial profiling by retailers remains persistent problem Blaney crew member taken to hospital for further evaluation © APWF A crew member for race driver Brad Keselowski stands behind a cooling machine as temperatures approached 90 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A tire changer for NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney was taken to a hospital after being injured Sunday early in the Brickyard 400. Zachary Price was pinned between Blaney's No. 12 car and another car, the result of a six-car pileup near the entrance of...
    Lamar Odom Gets Tattoo of Fiancee Sabrina Parrs Lips on His Neck: Wifey Disappearance of Stacie Madison and Susan Smalley still a mystery 32 years later NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin expect to duel at Brickyard 400 NASCAR’s extravagant weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — where the back-and-forth battle between Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin should continue — has been rocked by its first driver testing positive for the coronavirus. Jimmie Johnson will miss what was supposed to be his final Brickyard 400 as he quarantines following the Friday test result. Sunday will be NASCAR’s 12th Cup race since live racing returned in May. No fans will be in the stands. Johnson had hoped to tie Jeff Gordon and...
    Beaches close across California for Fourth of July weekend as coronavirus cases surge Fourth of July barbecue food safety: Grilling your burgers wrong could kill you this Independence Day The Action Network: Best bets for Indianapolis Motor Speedway © Jared C. Tilton Getty Images The Action Network: Best bets for Indianapolis Motor Speedway The Action Network specializes in providing sports betting insights/analytics and is a content partner with NASCAR. Check out more NASCAR betting analysis here. The first-ever IndyCar and NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader takes place this weekend with Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, followed by the Cup Series’ Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 on Sunday (4 p.m. ET, NBC, ISM Radio, SiriusXM...
    2013 NASCAR Brickyard 400 winner Ryan Newman reveals some interesting secrets about the legendary Indiana Motor Speedway. In the video, Newman was driving in a virtual Indiana Motor Speedway on iRacing. NASCAR published the video on their website. They wrote, “Ryan Newman took the NASCAR Digital team through a few ‘iRacing’ laps around Indianapolis Motor Speedway and explained how to win there.” In the video, Ryan talks about the key areas of the circuit which can make or break the race. He said, “It’s one of the most demanding race tracks because it’s all about downforce. There are really long straights which means that your Turn 2 and Turn 4 exits are the most important when it comes to getting...
    Hospitals in two Texas counties reach full capacity Fourth of July barbecue food safety: Grilling your burgers wrong could kill you this Independence Day How to watch the IndyCar-NASCAR doubleheader on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race cars will be on the track this weekend at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the coronavirus pandemic and resulting schedule shuffle has allowed for a interesting IndyCar-NASCAR doubleheader at the famous track. © Provided by For The Win NASCAR’s Cup Series drivers will race in the annual Brickyard 400 on Sunday afternoon (4 p.m. ET, NBC), following a doubleheader of races on the Indianapolis road course on Saturday. The IndyCar GMR Grand Prix will begin Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET on...
    Lucy Hale cries over Katy Keene cancellation Shocking masks required sign at Arizona shop aims to shame customers IndyCar-NASCAR doubleheader at Indianapolis Motor Speedway adds cachet to motorsports It was supposed to be a special weekend for Kurt Busch. It still is, but mostly on paper now. After a nationwide pandemic canceled a chunk of the NASCAR season and forced dates to move around, Busch’s 700th start settled on this Sunday’s Brickyard 400, the final event in a historic IndyCar-NASCAR doubleheader weekend. Only 15 other drivers have reached that milestone, and Busch is the only one still going. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT NASCAR Salutes: Drivers open up on what Independence Day means to them...
    A car bearing President Donald Trump's name will race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend in an effort to encourage NASCAR fans to register to vote.The pro-Trump Patriots of America PAC sponsored the Ford Mustang, which will be driven by Corey LaJoie at the Brickyard 400 and several subsequent races this season. "Trump 2020" is featured on the hood and other parts of the car.In a news release announcing the partnership, Go Fas Racing said approximately 20 percent of NASCAR fans are not registered to vote, including many who live in battleground states."I will give my best effort to get NASCAR fans registered to vote, through our team efforts on and off the track. When they see the car,...
    Influencers use Breonna Taylor memes to demand arrest of Louisville police Joblessness falls to 11.1% as more states reopen Dale Jr., Newgarden see bright future for IndyCar-NASCAR crossovers The first time that the country’s top two racing circuits will share a track on the same race weekend will be absent any car swaps or even much driver interaction at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The reigning IndyCar champion, though, has another track picked out for his NASCAR debut. “Man you tell me I can run a stock car under the lights at Bristol (Motor Speedway), I’m there,” Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden said on NBC Sports’ latest Countdown to Crossover conversation (video...
    All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 08: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Ford, leads during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 08, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Site: Indianapolis, Indiana Schedule: Sunday, race, 4 p.m. (NBC) Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race distance: 160 laps, 400 miles Last year: Kevin Harvick won from the pole in the final race to make the playoffs, matching his win from the pole 16 years earlier on the 2.5-mile oval. Last race: Denny Hamlin earned his series-best fourth victory of the season at Pocono. Fast facts:...
    The Indianapolis 500 will run in August with 50% fan capacity, a total that could still hit six figures at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 26: A view of the national anthem during the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) The Indy 500 was bumped from its traditional May date because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 104th Indy 500 will run Aug. 23 at half the total of what is traditionally one of the biggest sporting events of the year. “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” can pack about 250,000 fans in the spacious speedway, leaving plenty of room if the...
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    BOSTON (CBS) — When NASCAR makes its return to New Hampshire in August, there will be fans in the stands. Fans will be allowed to attend the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, with several social distancing requirements and additional health and safety protocols, New Hampshire Motor Speedway announced on Thursday. The rescheduled race, which will take place Aug. 2 at 3 p.m., will be the largest fan event in New England since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s unclear how many fans will be allowed in, but the 88,000 seat speedway will not be full. Modified protocols at “The Magic Mile” include social distancing in the grandstands and concession lines, enhanced cleaning and sanitation in high-touch, high-traffic public areas, added...
    NASCAR is waving the green flag for fans. The stock car racing series is holding its annual All-Star race for the first time at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, where up to 30,000 fans will be allowed to attend. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images If things go according to plan, the July 15 race will likely feature the largest live audience of any sporting event in the U.S. since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. This will mark just the second time that the $1 million race hasn’t been held at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where it was originally scheduled for May 16. Bristol hosted a Cup Series race on May 31 behind closed doors that was won by Brad...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is set to allow up to 30,000 fans at the track in Bristol next month when it moves the All-Star race out of Charlotte Motor Speedway for just the second time in the history of the race. If the expected attendance count holds, NASCAR would open to the largest gathering of sports fans in the United States in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic __ all while numbers in some states continue to spike. NASCAR is set to brush off those concerns and open the gates in Tennessee. Bristol holds about 146,000 fans. The recent spike of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina sparked the move to Bristol Motor Speedway. The race will remain on...
    FORT WORTH, Texas – IndyCar packed every bit of its delayed season-opening event into one long, hot day in Texas without any fans in the stands. Scott Dixon was the fastest for most of it at a place he knows well. Dixon, a five-time IndyCar champion, took the checkered flag at dusk Saturday for his fourth win at the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval, where drivers also practiced and qualified earlier in the day. The 39-year-old New Zealander raced to his 47th career victory and matched A.J. Foyt's record of 18 seasons with a win. AP “It was such a team effort," said Dixon, third on the career wins list behind Foyt's 67 and Mario Andretti's 52. “It’s just so...
    Atlanta Motor Speedway was scheduled to host the Folds of Honor 500 on March 15, but it ended up being the first NASCAR Cup Series race postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will be held without fans on June 7 instead. Chase Elliott is starting from pole position after a random draw, while Brad Keselowski is the defending champ. Jimmie Johnson has five wins in Atlanta under his belt, but who has won the most races on the 1.54-mile quad-oval? (Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)RICHARD PETTY: 6 WINS (Bob Harmeyer/Archive Photos/Getty Images) The King ruled the track from 1966 to 1977 with six wins, but is only a prince on this list.BOBBY LABONTE: 6 WINS (Getty...
    NASCAR returns to Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon and it should be a wild race.There won’t be any practice or qualifying before the cars hit the short, banked oval, so there’s no telling what to expect when the green flag flies. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images A few drivers are more familiar than others with what it takes to be successful at Bristol, however, with Kurt and Kyle Busch the win leaders among active NASCAR Cup drivers. But how do they stack up to the rest? Here’s a look at the drivers with the most wins in "Thunder Valley."SEVERAL DRIVERS: 5 WINS Kyle and Kurt Busch have had many memorable moments at Bristol. (Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)...
    CONCORD, N.C. – Chase Elliott's streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR's frantic first push of rescheduled races finally ended with his first Cup victory of the season. Elliott won Thursday night in the rain-delayed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway to close a brutal 12 days for NASCAR. The event, postponed Wednesday night, was the fourth Cup race since the series resumed racing May 17. (AP) Elliott had two frustrating losses in that span, including defeat Sunday night in the Coca-Cola 600 when a caution flew two laps from the finish with Elliott leading. “Man, it’s been a tough week for sure,” Elliott said. “We’ve had some tough losses but that deal on Sunday night was a heart-breaker." AP...