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FILE - From left are file photos showing Dale Earnhardt Jr., in 2017, and Janet Guthrie, in 2006. Earnhardt is among the new nominees for NASCAR's next Hall of Fame class. Guthrie, the first woman to run in the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and Coca-Cola 600, returns as a nominee to the Landmark category after a one-year absence. (AP Photo/File)
April 07, 2020 - 4:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards were among the new nominees for NASCAR's next Hall of Fame class announced Tuesday under a revamped voting protocol. Voters for 11 years elected five members per class first from a list of 25 candidates; it was trimmed to 20...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 07, 2020 - 4:14 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An eighth NHL player has tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced Tuesday that a third player from the Colorado Avalanche has the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The league says the player is in...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, the sun begins to rise at the main entrance to the track before the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Roger Penske, at 83 and considered high risk to the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily three-minute commute to his Bloomfield Hills, Mich, office. He works 12 or more hours a day from his conference room at Penske Corp., which has a skeleton crew all practicing social distancing. Penske also had the small matter of planning his first Indianapolis 500.(AP Photo/R Brent Smith, File)
April 06, 2020 - 1:02 pm
Roger Penske has canceled the doubleheader race at Detroit and adjusted the IndyCar schedule Monday as the series remains on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Penske told The Associated Press he had no choice but to cancel the two races at Belle Isle because Michigan is under a stay-at-home order...
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William Byron celebrates after winning the second of the two NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying auto races at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
April 05, 2020 - 4:35 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron led the most laps in NASCAR's first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills. The third time out, he got the win. Byron easily won the iRacing event Sunday at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR would have been really racing...
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In this image taken from video provided by iRacing IndyCar, IndyCar Pato O'Ward, foreground, heads into a turn during opening lap of the American Red Cross Grand Prix virtual IndyCar auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, March 28, 2020. (iRacing IndyCar via AP)
April 04, 2020 - 5:06 pm
Scott McLaughlin’s real IndyCar debut is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian V8 SuperCars champion isn’t letting that stop him from learning how to virtually drive the cars. McLaughlin won IndyCar’s virtual race from virtual Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, the second...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper rounds first base after his two-run home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 03, 2020 - 9:44 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced the move in a statement on its website Friday. It applies to cases...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2019, file photo, injured driver Robert Wickens is photographed before leading the parade lap in a car fitted with hand controls before the Honda Indy auto race in Toronto. Wickens has been fighting his way back from a spinal cord injury, waiting anxiously to line up on a starting grid and compete against his old racing buddies. On Saturday, April 4, 2020, he wait ends. The promising Canadian driver will make his debut in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge — a virtual race on the Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama that Wickens believes could be the biggest step yet in his recovery. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 03, 2020 - 6:02 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens never gave up on his dreams. When his Formula One hopes fizzled, Wickens worked his way back through the ranks to compete in the IndyCar Series. When doctors told him he might not walk again following a horrific crash at Pocono in August 2018, he set out to prove...
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Cruise ships are docked at PortMiami, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Miami. The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that it's working with Holland America on a detailed docking plan that would require two ships carrying passengers and crew from an ill-fated cruise to handle all medical issues without impacting South Florida's already-stressed hospitals. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
April 01, 2020 - 3:40 pm
The NBA playoffs on cruise ships? Tiger vs. Lefty, The Sequel? Formula One drivers intentionally exposed to the coronavirus? In these challenging times when sports around the world are largely shut down because of the pandemic, some bizarre ideas have been floated to get things going again. These...
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In this image taken from a video provided by iRacing IndyCar, IndyCar driver Kyle Kirkwood, foreground, collides with Alexander Rossi (27) during the early running of the American Red Cross Grand Prix virtual IndyCar auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, March 28, 2020. (iRacing IndyCar via AP)
April 01, 2020 - 2:32 pm
IndyCar's virtual racing will be televised beginning with Saturday's iRacing event, which has been picked up by NBC Sports. The debut virtual race last weekend drew 433,000 combined viewers to both IndyCar and iRacing's online stream. Totals viewers jumped to 600,000 when IndyCar tallied how many...
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In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo provided by NASCAR, safety splash shields are made at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C. NASCAR has joined the effort, using their idled equipment and technology to produce face shields and other needed PPE items for health care workers battling the new coronavirus. (Eric Jacuzzi/NASCAR via AP)
March 31, 2020 - 3:46 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The five 3D printers at NASCAR's Research & Technology center – two delivered in February and installed less than two weeks ago -- are typically focused on composite parts and working on an updated stock car. But when racing came to a stop March 13 amid the coronavirus...
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