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NASCAR Makes Safety, Competition Changes After Ryan Newman Crash Investigation

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After a lengthy investigation following a horrific last-lap crash in the 2020 Daytona 500 (Feb. 17) involving driver Ryan Newman, NASCAR has decided to make several safety enhancements and competition changes, per a May 1 announcement. Newman suffered a brain bruise after being spun out of the last turn on the final lap of the …

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Daytona International Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway Hosting High School Graduations

Daytona International Speedway view NKP

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As graduation ceremonies across the country have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, two speedways have stepped up to the plate to provide a safe space for students to cross the finish line of their high school careers. To avoid the cancellation of a special event in a student’s life while still practicing social …

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Ryan Newman: Ready To Return After NASCAR COVID-19 Postponements

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Ryan Newman is on the verge of completing his recovery from a scary wreck on the last lap of February’s Daytona 500. The only barrier he claims is standing in his way? COVID-19. Newman made a special appearance on FOX Sports’ coverage (April 26) of the NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational race at Talladega Superspeedway. There, …

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NASCAR Postpones Martinsville Speedway Races

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NASCAR has elected to postpone all events at Martinsville Speedway scheduled for May 8-9, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, per an April 17 release. The events were originally planned as the first event to return to the NASCAR schedule after a seven-week hiatus from competition that included postponements at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and five …

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Bubba Wallace Loses Blue-Emu Sponsorship After “RageQuit” in Bristol iRacing Event

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A ragequit has Blue-Emu raging mad at Bubba Wallace. The company pulled its sponsorship of Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports after Wallace quit mid-race during Sunday’s (April 5) NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway. Wallace was competing in the third iRacing event featuring drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series. But …

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William Byron Dominates Bristol iRacing Pro Invitational Series Race

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iRacing veteran William Bryon put on a commanding performance at the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway (April 5). Byron, who led a total of 116 of the 150 laps contested, retook the lead from Chris Buescher on lap 109 and cruised away from John Hunter Nemechek to claim his first win in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro …

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NASCAR Postpones Races at Atlanta, Homestead

NASCAR at Atlanta Motor Speeday

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NASCAR officials have elected to postpone this weekend’s (March 13-15) racing festivities at Atlanta Motor Speedway due to COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. Additionally, NASCAR racing at Homestead Miami Speedway next weekend (March 20-22) has also been canceled. Although nearly every team across all three NASCAR national touring series had shown up to the circuit, …

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