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Did You Notice?: In NASCAR, Black Lives Matter? No Confederate Flag? A Sea Change in How the Sport is Run

Did You Notice?… NASCAR, in just the past seven days, has enthusiastically joined the Black Lives Matter movement. Bubba Wallace, in a CNN appearance Monday night (June 8), said the sport needs to ban confederate flags, for decades a symbol of its southern roots. And Kirk Price, an African-American official, was …

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Did You Notice?: Ryan Newman Rewrites A NASCAR Nightmare… 19 Years Later

Did You Notice? … It’s been 19 years since we lost Dale Earnhardt Sr. on February 18, 2001? Ryan Newman’s wreck in the 2020 Daytona 500 brought back the PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) of that nightmare across America. It’s easy to forget an entire generation of race fans never experienced Earnhardt’s …

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Did You Notice?: For Jimmie Johnson, 2020 Was the Right Time for NASCAR Retirement

Did You Notice? … For Jimmie Johnson, 2020 is the right time to call it quits. The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion announced Wednesday (Nov. 20) on Twitter next season will be his last. #Chasing8 one final time — Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) November 20, 2019 Speculation about Johnson’s retirement …

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