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June 23
Kyle Busch, left, and Corey LaJoie, right, join other drivers and crews as they push the car of Bubba Wallace to the front of the field prior to the s

Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR unites behind Wallace

Even in victory, Ryan Blaney thought about what happened to close friend Bubba Wallace over the weekend. And what happened afterward.
Motorsports
June 23

California raceway president says noose found in tree

A makeshift noose was found hanging from a tree at the Sonoma Raceway in California and officials said they are investigating the incident.
Motorsports
June 22
NASCAR said late Sunday that a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace at the race in Talladega, Ala.

Noose found in stall of Bubba Wallace at Alabama NASCAR race

NASCAR said it had launched an immediate investigation and will do everything possible to find out who was responsible and "eliminate them from the sport."
Motorsports
June 22
Race fans fly Confederate battle flags and United States flags as they drive by the entrance to Talladega Superspeedway prior to a NASCAR Cup Series a

Race postponed by rain, but Confederate flags show up outside track

The banned Confederate flag was still easily spotted at rained-out Talladega.
Motorsports
June 21
Race car driver turned Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi has been seriously injured but remains stable after a crash on his handbike. The 53-year-old Z

Zanardi stable but doctors warn of possible complications

Doctors treating Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi say he remains stable after a crash on his handbike but is at risk of unforeseen complications.
Motorsports
June 21
Fans dotted the stands prior to a NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala) Superspeedway on Sunday (left), but thunderstorms postponed the race until

NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway postponed by rain

Thunderstorms Sunday forced NASCAR to postpone the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway that was to mark the return of more fans to the track.
Motorsports
June 21

FedEx swaps NASCAR logos to spotlight Civil Rights Museum

Denny Hamlin's longtime sponsor FedEx replaced its logos for NASCAR's race at Talladega Superspeedway to instead feature the National Civil Rights Museum.The company also donated…
Motorsports
June 21

F1 star Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity

Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is to set up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.
Motorsports
June 20
In this Oct 14, 2019, file photo, Ryan Blaney (12) leads a pack of cars through the tri-oval during a NASCAR Cup series race at Talladega

Fans and flags under scrutiny as NASCAR heads to Talladega

NASCAR is permitting up to 5,000 fans and, officials hope, zero Confederate flags into Sunday's Cup Series race along with 44 motor homes.
Motorsports
June 20
In this Feb. 17, 2020 file photo, Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after crashing with Corey LaJoie (32) during the NASCAR Daytona 500

NASCAR has new rules, new feuds and more fans at Talladega

NASCAR's return to racing shifts to Talladega Superspeedway, with new rules in place after Ryan Newman's frightful crash in the season-opening Daytona 500.
Motorsports
June 20

Zanardi remains in serious condition after handbike crash

Italian race car champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi was in a medically induced coma and remained in serious condition a day after crashing his handbike into a truck and smashing his face.
Motorsports
June 19

NASCAR Cup race will run at Texas with fans in the stands

Texas Motor Speedway plans to open its massive grandstands to thousands of fans for a rescheduled NASCAR Cup Series race next month.
Motorsports
June 19
Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Siena following a road accident near the Tuscan town of Pienza during a natio

Alex Zanardi has 3-hour head surgery after handbike crash

Alex Zanardi, the Italian race car champion who transitioned into a gold medalist Paralympian after losing both of his legs, was seriously injured in a handbike race on Friday.
Motorsports
June 18
Helio Castroneves during an IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway

Fans in the stands for IndyCar in Iowa, with some reassigned

There will be spectators in the stands at Iowa Speedway for two IndyCar races next month, with some fans who have already purchased tickets being moved to different seats.
June 17
NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett, in 2007.

Dale Jarrett announces coronavirus diagnosis during TV show

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett announced Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and now is in quarantine.The 63-year-old Jarrett broke the news during…
June 16

Earnhardt Jr. headlines NASCAR's 2021 Hall of Fame class

Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent his whole life chasing meaningful rewards.He waited longingly for a pat on the back from his famous father, worked diligently to…
June 15
Cars sped past empty stands during a NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in May. NASCAR officials are hoping for 30,000 fans for

NASCAR wants 30,000 fans at All-Star race

NASCAR is set to allow up to 30,000 fans at the track in Bristol, Tenn., 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.
June 15

Managing director Cowell leaving Mercedes F1 team in July

The Mercedes Formula One team says managing director Andy Cowell will be replaced by Hywel Thomas next month.
June 14
Denny Hamlin jumped from his car after winning a NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday in Homestead, Fla. Hamlin went to the lead for the final time with 30 l

Hamlin wins on a long day at Homestead

Denny Hamlin went to the lead for the final time with 30 laps left and held off Chase Elliott for his record-tying third NASCAR Cup Series victory at Homestead.
June 14
Saints running back Alvin Kamara (left) praised NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace as he essentially became the face of the movement that led to the decision

Saints' Kamara lauds Wallace's courage after NASCAR's trying week

Bubba Wallace is the only full-time black driver in the Cup Series, and he has essentially become the face of the movement that led to NASCAR's decision last week to ban the Confederate flag from tracks.