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November 5, 2020

Rough racing sets up aggressive Truck Series title race

The underappreciated Truck Series opens NASCAR's championship weekend with an under-the-lights Friday night shootout that could be the most entertaining event at Phoenix Raceway.
November 5, 2020

Saudi Arabia to host Formula One race in 2021 in Jiddah

Saudi Arabia will host a Formula One race next year, a move aimed at attracting well-heeled globe-trotting visitors and raising the kingdom's profile internationally as a tourist destination.
November 4, 2020

Racing school for minorities extends olive branch to Larson

Jysir Fisher was whisked into victory lane at Dover for a whirlwind of hugs and high-fives with race winner Kyle Larson. Fisher never really watched NASCAR and had no idea who Larson was when they were seated only days earlier at the same table at an awards banquet for a youth racing school. The Philadelphia teen's interests lean toward engineering, yet there he was last October, soaking in the spoils of winning a playoff race with his new favorite driver.
November 3, 2020

Voting, activism replace practice, games in U.S. sports world

If the United States' fields of play once were walled off from politics, they have become fertile ground for those sorts of statements in 2020.
November 3, 2020

Crew chiefs feel the heat to be perfect in NASCAR finale

The NASCAR championship was in clear reach when Denny Hamlin made his final pit stop in last year's title-deciding finale. With everything on the line, his crew chief went with an aggressive adjustment aimed at gaining one last burst of speed.
Motorsports
July 17, 2020
Minnesota native Jason Line won the Pro Stock division of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in 2019. Line, 50, announced

Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway postponed

The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, scheduled for Aug. 14-16 at Brainerd International Raceway, have been postponed for pandemic-related reasons.
Motorsports
July 9, 2020
Kristi Copham, the owner of Brainerd International Raceway, with her son Ayden at the track.

Reusse: Brainerd racetrack deserves a victory

Brainerd International Raceway will host a Trans Am Series event this weekend, with social distancing rules in place.
Motorsports
July 3, 2020

Brainerd International Raceway hoping fans drive up to watch races from safety fence

Fans will be able to drive up next to the safety fence and watch the races from their cars. The road course is 2.5 miles long, which gives fans many vantage points.
Motorsports
June 26, 2020
Bubba Wallace stood for the National Anthem before a race on June 14 at Homestead, Fla.

Black NASCAR fans describe their 'love-hate relationship' with racing

NASCAR's decision to ban the Confederate battle flag has stirred conversations about attracting new fans. In some ways, that has overlooked the experiences of black fans already committed to the sport.
Motorsports
June 23, 2020

NASCAR drivers show support for Bubba Wallace at Talladega

In an extraordinary act of solidarity with NASCAR's only Black driver, dozens of drivers pushed the car belonging to Bubba Wallace to the front of the field before Monday's race as FBI agents nearby tried to find out who left a noose in his garage stall over the weekend.
Motorsports
June 10, 2020
Bubba Wallace (43) wears a "I Can't Breath, Black Lives Matter" shirt before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 7,

Wallace to drive Black Lives Matter car as more NASCAR drivers speak out

The familiar scene of Confederate flags waved by fans at NASCAR tracks could soon be a relic of racing's past as Bubba Wallace and other drivers speak out against it.
Wild
June 2, 2020
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Athletes aren't staying on sidelines following George Floyd's killing

While speaking out a generation ago might have been deemed harmful to a brand, staying silent during a time of national crisis in 2020 can create an impression of being complacent at best and complicit at worst.
Local
May 16, 2020

River Falls man dies after bus rolls on him at races in New Richmond, Wis.

The victim was a safety crew member helping clear the track.
Motorsports
January 30, 2020
John Andretti speaks during a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2017.

John Andretti dies at age 56

John Andretti, a member of one of auto racing's most famous families and the first driver to attempt the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's 600-mile race in North Carolina on the same day, has died
Motorsports
December 2, 2019
Dick Roe said of the Shelby Cobra wide-body: “They made 29 total and only two had the wide fenders — my VIN number was 2557, and the other was 255

Reusse: Ford joined life in fast lane in 1960s

The Shelby Ford started a rivalry with General Motors' Corvette in Sports Car Club of America racing in the United States, featured in the current movie "Ford vs. Ferrari," and also in "24 Hour War," from 2016.
Motorsports
October 16, 2019
Ryan Blaney celebrated in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Monday.

Blaney beats Newman in photo finish to advance in NASCAR playoffs

Blaney's first win of the season came as he was in danger of getting eliminated from title contention.
Motorsports
September 2, 2019

Force wins at Indy for fifth time, tied for most ever

John Force, 70, tied Ed "Ace" McCulloch for the most Funny Car wins in Indy history at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, powering his Camaro to a run of 3.919 seconds at 324.44 mph to beat Jack Beckman.
Motorsports
September 1, 2019
Will Power (shown hugging his wife, Liz, after winning the 2018 Indianapolis 500) won for the second time in three races by taking the checkered flag

Newgarden stays atop IndyCar standings on victory by teammate

Will Power won for the second time in three races, and the Sunday victory was critical because it prevented any of Josef Newgarden's title contenders from taking the top spot on the podium.
Motorsports
August 18, 2019
Minnesotan Jason Line drove his Camaro dragster to victory Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd.

Minnesotan among winners at NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals

Jason Line won a race for an NHRA-record 16th consecutive season on Sunday, racing to a wire-to-wire victory in Pro Stock at his home Brainerd International Raceway track.
Motorsports
August 18, 2019
Steve Torrence qualified second in Top Fuel qualifying. Torrence won the event last year in Brainerd.

Lucas Oil Nationals preview at Brainerd International Raceway

Pro Stock driver and Minnesota native Jason Line secured his second No. 1 qualifier of the 2019 season and the 55th of his career.