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The Confederate Flag, Conservative Politics and NASCAR

“The image of the Confederate flag is not something that should play an official role in our sport as we continue to reach out to new fans and make NASCAR more inclusive,” NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said in a prepared statement at the time. Continue reading

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IMSA: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Canceled for 2020

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) received official notification today from the organizers of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix that this year’s event, scheduled from May 29-30, has been canceled for 2020. Continue reading

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NASCAR Delays NextGen Car Until 2022. So Far

NASCAR, slow to understand the corona virus threat, just like the governor of Florida where it is based has changed the course of its racing once again. Continue reading

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NASCAR Bans Fans at Races

Just a day after insisting that it would hold racing as usual with slight tweaks to protect the drivers from COVID-19, NASCAR has admitted partially that more steps are necessary to acknowledges the growing crisis and public health threat. Continue reading

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NASCAR Humor – Guess the Car. Are They Kidding?

NASCAR classifies this as a what? Continue reading

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Toyota Supra to Run in NASCAR Xfinity Series

It’s the latest attempt to position Toyota as an American company against the background booms of the Trump trade wars. Toyota has 14 manufacturing plants in North America – if you count Mexico, which is also under siege. There are ten in the U.S. There are 1500 dealerships here. All told Toyota employs 37,000 people here. America? Well that require a thought process with nuance absent in the ruling party. Continue reading

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Racing Legend Dan Gurney Dead at 86

Gurney was also the first driver to spray champagne on the podium, inadvertently starting a tradition that is now imitated all around the world. Hoosier milk doesn’t foam, though. Continue reading

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Quit NASCAR After 2017 Season

Medical issues could be the reason. Earnhardt, 42, returned to racing this year after a concussion sidelined him from NASCAR’s top series for half of the 2016 season. Through his rehabilitation process, Earnhardt has become a vocal advocate for research of sports-related brain injuries, which likely means he will never have a job affiliated with the NFL. (See AutoInformed on NASCAR Expands Concussion Protocol to SCAT3) Continue reading

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Harvick in a Chevy Decaled Racer takes Phoenix  

Harvick won in a spec racer by a hundredth of a second, the closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup History. This was Harvick’s 500th consecutive series start, as one of only by 14 others throughout the history of NASCAR. The difference is now they basically driving the same cars with decals determining brand in what has become the pro-wrestling of motorosports. Continue reading

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NASCAR, Mack Trucks Announce Multi-Year Decal Deal

The trucks will be equipped with a 505-horsepower, 13-liter Mack MP8 engine, a so called mDRIVE automated manual transmission and GuardDog Connect telematics system that big brother like monitors the truck’s performance, alerting customers to “potential concerns.” Continue reading

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Toyota Tundra Driver Erik Jones Wins Truck Championship

Toyota Tundra driver Erik Jones captured the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver’s championship during the last NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jones took his first-career title by 15 points over second-place Tundra driver Tyler Reddick by winning three races this season at Iowa, Canada and Texas. Continue reading

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Kyle Busch Wins First NASCAR Sprint Cup Title for Toyota

Busch earned his first-career Sprint Cup Series title by one point over second-place driver Kevin Harvick in his No. 18 Camry by finishing highest among the championship contenders in the final round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Continue reading

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Jeff Gordon Sets NASCAR Record

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS, set a record of 789 consecutive Sprint Cup Series starts this Sunday Continue reading

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NASCAR Disavows Racist Confederate Flag

“To do that, we are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events. This will include the request to refrain from displaying the Confederate Flag at our facilities and NASCAR events. Continue reading

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White Dominated NASCAR Nixes Stars and the Bars

While most Republicans are floundering over their long-held and overt promotion racism and vocal support of the Confederate flag – aka stars and the bars – one large organization deeply rooted in the south – NASCAR – has once again affirmed its commitment to an inclusive environment at its events. Continue reading

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