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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, William Byron (24) and Alex Bowman (88) lead the field at the start of a NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR made the first significant changes to its schedule in years by shuffling the 2020 season into a freshened new sequence that tries to meet the wants of fans to the best of NASCAR's current ability. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 27, 2019 - 3:52 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An entire generation of NASCAR has spent its life tuned to a schedule so predictable events could be planned years in advance and race dates marked milestones. Daytona meant the beach — a week out of school in February, the Fourth of July for vacation — while Memorial Day was...
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Fans enjoy the NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Saturday, March 23. (AP Photo/Matt Bell)
March 26, 2019 - 5:34 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR made the first significant changes to its schedule in years by shuffling the 2020 season into a freshened new sequence that tries to meet the wants of fans to the best of NASCAR's current ability. "The fans and the industry as a whole have been vocal about the desire...
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Fans enjoy the NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Saturday, March 23. (AP Photo/Matt Bell)
March 25, 2019 - 4:45 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway will not be part of next year's NASCAR schedule, so come to terms with that now. Fans have a wish list of changes for NASCAR's stale and stagnant schedule, and they have been led to believe series leadership heard their desires. The highly...
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Joey Logano (22) leads the field at the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 25, 2019 - 4:36 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR tweaked its qualifying procedures Monday to avoid a repeat of the session two weeks ago in which all 12 drivers in the final round failed to log an official lap. NASCAR senior vice president of competition Scott Miller accused the drivers of "making a mockery out of...
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski greets fans during driver introductions prior to the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 24, 2019 - 5:37 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Brad Keselowski has won at Martinsville Speedway for his second victory of the season. Keselowski routed the field and led 446 of the 500 laps around the shortest track on the NASCAR...
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Ryan Preece in the garage area during practice at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., on Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Bell)
March 23, 2019 - 3:56 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ryan Preece is a rookie struggling to find his rhythm at NASCAR's top level. But as the series shifts to Martinsville Speedway, the first short track on the schedule, Preece may have a slight advantage on some of his competition for the first time this season. Preece took...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Danica Patrick waits during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Patrick, who retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500, will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as a studio analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 20, 2019 - 8:57 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" prepped her for a return as a...
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Kyle Buschs stands on his car after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., Sunday, March 17, 2019. The win was the 200th for Busch across NASCAR's three national series. (AP Photo/Rachel Luna)
March 18, 2019 - 5:36 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch has 200 NASCAR national series wins, the same number as Richard Petty, and the totals will never stack up equally into a pair of neat columns that make for an easy debate between the two. The wins can never be compared because they were in different eras, under...
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Kyle Busch drives during the early laps of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, Calif., Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Rachel Luna)
March 17, 2019 - 6:43 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty's NASCAR record with his 200th national victory across the three major series Sunday, making an impressive late surge through the field to win the Cup Series race at Auto Club...
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March 16, 2019 - 8:03 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Four drivers have earned a victory in the first four weeks of what's shaping up as a competitive NASCAR Cup Series season. Only two teams have reached Victory Lane, however. Two other giants of the sport are eager to join them. Stewart-Haas Racing and Hendrick Motorsports are...
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