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FILE - In this July 4, 2015, file photo, U.S., Confederate and Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. flags fly near Turn 4 during NASCAR qualifying at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and venues Wednesday, June 10, 2020, formally severing itself from what for many is a symbol of slavery and racism. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
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June 11, 2020 - 12:21 am
For more than 70 years, the Confederate flag was a common and complicated sight at NASCAR races. Through the civil rights era right on through the season opener at Daytona in February, the flag dotted infield campsites and was waved in grandstands by fans young and old. As the nation — and at last...
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In this Friday, May 22, 2020 photo, a groom wearing a face mask leads a horse to the track at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Horse racing returned to the track after being idled for one and a half months because of public health officials' concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
May 24, 2020 - 12:40 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Fired NASCAR star Kyle Larson won the World of Outlaws race Saturday night in Peavley, Missouri, a day after finishing second behind brother-in-law Brad Sweet in the first Sprint Cup event with live fans in the...
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FILE - This May 24, 2019, file photo shows Houston Astros' Aledmys Diaz (16) scoring as Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon reaches to tag him at home plate during the second inning of a baseball game in Houston. The Astros were scheduled to play the Red Sox in the first of consecutive weekend series matching teams that fired World Series-winning managers in the aftermath of a sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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May 18, 2020 - 11:21 pm
Governors around the county are warming to the idea of the return of professional sports to their states, with two caveats: continued progress against the coronavirus and no spectators in the stands. The heads of California, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania spoke Monday of the return of...
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Air Force One, carrying President Donald Trump, makes a pass over Daytona International Speedway before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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March 04, 2020 - 1:20 pm
NASCAR will hit the road for its first race in 2021, part of a schedule shakeup that starts at Daytona International Speedway. The track announced several changes to the start of the annual racing season Wednesday. They include running the exhibition Busch Clash on the 3.56-mile road course that...
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NASCAR driver Ryan Newman leaves Halifax Regional Hospital with daughters, two days after crash at end of Daytona 500
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February 19, 2020 - 4:32 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman was released from a Florida hospital on Wednesday, about 42 hours after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing released a photo of Newman leaving a Daytona Beach hospital holding the hands of his two young daughters. The...
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Jimmie Johnson greets fans during driver introductions before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)
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February 16, 2020 - 7:23 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's golf cart ride to a meet-and-greet was scrapped Sunday because of tightened security, so he had to walk. Johnson paused when he saw the 22-foot high flagstand, where twice the checkered flag waved to declare him the Daytona 500 champion, and decided to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1999, file photo, drivers in the first 125-mile Daytona 500 qualifying race start the race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach became the unofficial "Birthplace of Speed" in 1903 when two men argued over who had the fastest horseless carriage and decided things in a race on the white, hard packed sand along the Atlantic Ocean.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
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February 13, 2020 - 7:17 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fifth consecutive year. Daytona International Speedway announced Thursday that all reserved grandstand seats have been purchased for the 62nd running of "The Great American Race." Track president Chip Wile says “we have the most loyal...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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February 13, 2020 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Daytona International Speedway is going to be a little more crowded than usual for the annual Daytona 500 on Sunday. President Donald Trump will attend NASCAR's season-opening race, White House spokesman Judd Deere said Thursday. “Daytona International Speedway has been privileged...
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Erik Jones celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Busch Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 09, 2020 - 5:59 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first race of the NASCAR season was a demolition derby that turned Daytona International Speedway into a giant junkyard. The Busch Clash? More like the Busch Crash. Erik Jones won Sunday's race that left a multi-million dollar trail of destruction and masked the fact...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, sits in his car during the Aeroscreen testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
October 15, 2019 - 4:38 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — IndyCar turned laps at Richmond Raceway for the first time in a decade during a Tuesday tire test that gave the series' most recent two champions a look at both the Virginia track and new cockpit protection. Reigning series champion Josef Newgarden turned his first laps ever at...
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