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FILE - In this May 17, 2020, file photo, the grandstands are empty at Darlington Raceway before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Darlington, S.C. Darlington Raceway officials are excited about hosting the first of two scheduled NASCAR weekends, something the track hadn’t featured since 2004. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Harvick looks to jumpstart winless year again at Darlington

FILE - In this May 17, 2020, file photo, the grandstands are empty at Darlington Raceway before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Darlington, S.C. Darlington Raceway officials are excited about hosting the first of two scheduled NASCAR weekends, something the track hadn’t featured since 2004. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Darlington Raceway set for first of 2 NASCAR weekends

Harrison Burton (20) gets service in the pits during of the rain delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, April 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Harrison Burton, 20, set for NASCAR Cup Series debut at Dega

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Fans check out activity in the garage area before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Darlington Raceway, Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Darlington, S.C. It is the first time this year that fans are allowed back in the garage area. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Column: NASCAR starting to allow access a year after restart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick crossed the finish line at Darlington Raceway a year ago and was struck by the stillness and silence of the empty grandstands.

Winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain sprays second placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, right, on the podium of the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, May 9, 2021. (Lars Baron/Pool via AP)

Red Bull seeking more race pace to stay close to Mercedes

MADRID (AP) — After coming up short again on Sunday, Red Bull wants to find more race pace to keep contending with Mercedes for the Formula One title.

Martin Truex Jr. drives into Turn 1 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Darlington Raceway, Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Martin Truex Jr. dominates at Darlington for 3rd win of year

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. got nervous in a hurry near the end of his dominating drive at Darlington Raceway.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, May 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, Pool)

Hamilton wins Spanish GP ahead of Verstappen

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — At least Max Verstappen made Mercedes work for it.