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23XI Racing fully funded for debut year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) 23XI Racing announced a full slate of sponsorship Monday to back the new NASCAR team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin.

DoorDash, McDonald's, Columbia Sportswear, Dr Pepper and Root Insurance were all named "founding partners" for the No. 23 Toyota Camry that Bubba Wallace will drive next season. All but Dr Pepper had existing relationships with Wallace and many signed since this summer, when he took a national role in social justice issues. Read More...

Darlington weekend moved to Mother's Day

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) NASCAR's popular throwback weekend celebration at Darlington Raceway is moving from Labor Day weekend to Mother's Day.

Track officials announced the change Friday for the yearly honoring of NASCAR's past. Darlington is holding two races next season, including its Southern 500 on Labor Day in September that has been the site of throwback schemes and vintage clothes since its debut in 2015. Read More...

First 3 NASCAR races to be in Florida

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Daytona 500 to have limited spectators

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NASCAR adds 3rd new ownership team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 - bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup Series - with the formation of Live Fast Motorsports.

The team formally announced Friday is owned by drivers Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod. Read More...

Elliott wins Phoenix for first Cup title

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) The new face of NASCAR circled Phoenix Raceway for a celebratory lap of his finest achievement. Chase Elliott, NASCAR's most popular driver, was now a Cup champion, too.

He came upon teammate Jimmie Johnson, who banged doors with Elliott. Then the seven-time champion, in his final race, gave Elliott a fist bump. Read More...

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