KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin founded 23XI Racing with a vision that extended far beyond the race track.
The Hall of Fame basketball player and the three-time Daytona 500 champion looked around the sport a couple of years ago and realized that it needed to get younger and much more inclusive.
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Justin Allgaier put JR Motorsports in victory lane for the third consecutive week in the Xfinity Series by winning at Darlington Raceway on Saturday.
Allgaier ended a 34-race winless streak when he passed AJ Allmendinger to start a two-lap sprint following a caution and cruised the final 2.7 miles to give team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott had a front-row seat for the Hendrick Motorsports trophy celebrations and photo shoots and all the kitschy social media posts created as one by one — and as his three teammates won, and won and won again — they all brought home checkered flags.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin said someone sent him a crass anti-Asian meme that poked fun at Kyle Larson's driving and out it went without a care — from his mobile phone to Twitter.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR on Tuesday ordered Denny Hamlin to begin sensitivity training this week after he posted an anti-Asian meme from the television comedy “Family Guy” to criticize Kyle Larson's driving on the last lap at Talladega Superspeedway over the weekend.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — He stood atop the winning Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway ready to celebrate in his own signature way. But when Ross Chastain smashed a month-old watermelon onto the track, the crowd roared as if it was an Earnhardt who had just snatched a thrilling, last-lap victory.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ross Chastain surveyed his situation on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway and decided his best strategy was to stay right where he was and not make a move for the win.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Noah Gragson held off Jeffrey Earnhardt in triple overtime to win the Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday for his second victory of the season.
Gragson restarted fourth on the outside of the second row but inherited the lead when JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier ran out of gas and pulled out of traffic.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The winningest active driver at Talladega Superspeedway just might be able to save his season on Sunday by defending last year's victory.
Brad Keselowski isn't banking on a seventh Talladega win, though.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Christopher Bell won the pole at Talladega Superspeedway by turning the fastest lap as the final driver to qualify on Saturday.
Bell bumped his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The only active multiple champion at NASCAR's top level has no idea where he'll be driving next year. But if it's not in the Cup Series, Kyle Busch can land a ride with his 6-year-old son.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — First things first when it comes to Ty Gibbs and his latest controversy: Gibbs didn't want to waste any time removing his helmet as he and Sam Mayer argued at Martinsville Speedway.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Bubba Wallace still has the voice message Michael Jordan left him after Wallace's first Cup Series victory. His winning Toyota is currently housed at the NASCAR Hall of Fame but will eventually be his to display.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Zach Wrightsil scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, tournament MVP Myles Burns added 17 points and 17 rebounds, and Loyola (La.) beat Talladega (Ala.) 71-56 on Tuesday night for its first NAIA title since 1945.
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — William Byron had a freight train in his rearview mirror. A sitting duck, it seemed. Fortunately for him, all those challengers started jostling against each other rather than working together to take down the leader.
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Motor Speedway billed its striking changes as a “reimagining” of the venerable track.
During a 40-minute practice session, the drivers dealt with the reality of what they'll be facing Sunday in the NASCAR Cup race.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — “It wasn’t a hoax. It was real."
That's what former FBI supervisory agent Stanley Ruffin tells viewers in “RACE: Bubba Wallace," a Netflix docuseries that chronicles the only Black driver at NASCAR's top level and his professional rise and personal role in social justice issues.
LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) — Human remains found almost a decade ago at an abandoned house near Talladega Superspeedway during a race weekend have been identified as those of a Georgia woman, officials said Thursday.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Two workers were injured when part of a building collapsed at the Alabama School for the Deaf, raining down bricks and other material, authorities said.
The failure happened Wednesday morning at the student center of the school, which is part of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, according to a statement from Talladega Fire and Rescue released on social media.
BRENT, Ala. (AP) — Two separate wildfires burning in the Talladega National Forest are over 90 percent contained as of Friday and trails will reopen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — It's been nearly 16 months since Bubba Wallace was waiting out a rainstorm in his motorhome in the Talladega Superspeedway infield when NASCAR informed its only full-time Black driver that a noose had been found in his garage stall.
NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Rojas was let go as manager of the New York Mets on Monday after two losing seasons.
The team declined its option on Rojas’ contract for 2022, making the announcement a day after finishing third in the NL East at 77-85 in Steve Cohen’s first year of ownership.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The hard part wasn't dodging his way around a crash and then driving to the front of the field at Talladega Superspeedway. That was just instinct for Bubba Wallace.
The challenge was the 45 minutes after Wallace took the lead, when the sky opened and he anxiously sat in the rain — hoping, wishing, praying — that NASCAR would call off Monday's rescheduled race and declare him the winner.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway was washed out and rescheduled for Monday because persistent rain backed the series into too tight of a window to run as scheduled.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brandon Brown became the second NASCAR driver to earn his first national series victory Saturday with a win in the Xfinity Series race shortened by darkness at Talladega Superspeedway.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Tate Fogleman smashed his way to his first career NASCAR national series victory with an overtime win in the Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, the opening of NASCAR's weekend playoff tripleheader.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is already through to the third round of NASCAR's playoffs with nothing to worry about at Talladega Superspeedway.
His championship rivals? Not so much.
NASCAR's challenging second round of the playoffs — three wildly different circuits — moves Sunday to the behemoth 2.66-mile Alabama superspeedway where luck is as important as skill.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The first Black student to integrate Auburn University nearly 60 years ago has died.
Harold A. Franklin of Sylacauga died at his home on Thursday, the school said in a statement.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted in a drug distribution case has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
U.S. District Judge Corey L. Maze on Friday sentenced Anthony Lamon Frazier, 39, of Talladega, to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release, U.S.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kyle Busch thought he had a third-place car Sunday. His crew chief, Ben Beshore, though it was good enough for second...
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski made exactly the right final move this time, winning again at Talladega Superspeedway and demonstrating a painful lesson well learned...
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — ARCA driver Derrick Lancaster was placed on a ventilator at an area hospital and suffered burns after an accident when his car caught fire Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, according to his wife.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The rain came at a good time for Jeb Burton, helping him end a years-long personal winless stretch that had left him at times doubting his future in racing.
Burton got his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday when heavy rain halted the action with 23 laps left, securing his first high level win since a truck race in 2013.