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November 9, 2020

Column: NASCAR closes stabilized, and energized by Elliott

Drivers, finally, stop your engines.
November 8, 2020

Elliott too fast for Hamlin, Logano, Keselowski

Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski got a big head start on Chase Elliott. It wasn't big enough Sunday at Phoenix Raceway.
Golf
November 8, 2020
Reusse: Grading which sports dealt best with the coronavirus

Reusse: Grading which sports dealt best with the coronavirus

The financial hits have been onerous and TV ratings plunged, but how have the sports entities handled holding competition at a time when the biggest foe has been the coronavirus.
November 7, 2020
The sun comes out after rain fell prior to a NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville

NASCAR claims victory in finishing season during pandemic

NASCAR will take the checkered flag on its season, one of the longest in professional sports, celebrating its ability to work through the pandemic and close its year.
November 7, 2020

Denny Hamlin faces tough field for elusive 1st NASCAR title

Denny Hamlin is 0-for-3 in championship chances, his shot at an elusive first NASCAR crown ending just short each time.
November 7, 2020

No fans at F1 races in Bahrain but health workers invited

The two Formula One races in Bahrain will be held predominantly without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic, race organizers said Saturday.
November 6, 2020
Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson leaves indelible mark on and off race track

Jimmie Johnson was the first one down the stairs in a diving competition at Tony Stewart's birthday party. He playfully tossed mini hamburgers across a suite Denny Hamlin had rented in Las Vegas and later wrestled Chad Knaus on the floor of the same casino.
November 6, 2020

NASCAR's Briscoe balances title chase with off-track woes

Chase Briscoe has enjoyed the best year of his professional career: nine wins, an upcoming promotion to NASCAR's elite Cup Series and the chance to cap it with the Xfinity Series championship.
November 6, 2020

Bubba Wallace, who urged Confederate flag ban, honored

Bubba Wallace's "knees were trembling" when he cast his ballot in his first presidential election. NASCAR's only Black full-time driver didn't watch the news before…
November 6, 2020
Kevin Harvick waits on the grid before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway

Path to NASCAR title clear with Harvick out of the way

Kevin Harvick was a sure bet to make the NASCAR finale and likely close out one of the most dominant seasons of the decade.
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.