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FILE - In this Feb, 8, 2020, file photo, Kyle Larson climbs into his car as he gets ready for a NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Despite being suspended for six months for the use of a racial slur, Kyle Larson remains a popular figure in dirt track racing. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Larson still popular on dirt tracks, despite racial slur

Covid-19 at Illinois corrections leaves loved ones in dark

CHICAGO (AP) — Cynthia McDonald’s son Joseph Wilson contracted Covid-19 in late March while serving a life sentence for first-degree murder and attempted...
Jimmie Johnson drives past a banner on the wall at the entrance of turn three during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. NASCAR's nicest guy will run his final race this week and close a remarkable career. Jimmie Johnson's record-tying seven Cup titles are well celebrated, but his charitable work goes less noticed. The Jimmie Johnson Foundation has donated more than $12 million to schools and programs since it launched. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Jimmie Johnson leaves indelible mark on and off race track

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FILE- In this June 6, 2020, file photo, James Hinchcliffe prepares for practice at the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for a full IndyCar season, a huge recovery after the popular Canadian cobbled only six races together last year. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Hinchcliffe back with Andretti for full IndyCar season

James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for a full IndyCar season, a huge recovery after the popular Canadian cobbled only six races together last year.

Helio Castroneves prepares to go out on the track for a practice session for the Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Wayne Taylor Racing rushes to ready for Rolex in new Acura

Wayne Taylor Racing needed every minute of the offseason to transition to an Acura factory program, an exhausting sprint to overhaul a program before the biggest American sport

From left to right, Chase Elliot, Pipo Derani, Mike Conway and Felipe Nasr celebrate in Victory Lane after winning a qualifying race for the Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. The No. 31 Wheelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi will have the pole position for the Rolex 24 hour race. (AP Photo/David Graham)

Column: Elliott and Johnson seek depth by dabbling at Rolex

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is special enough that it doesn't need a pair of NASCAR champions to boost its appeal.

Jimmie Johnson interacts with crew members in his garage during a practice session for the Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Action Express gives Chase Elliott a Rolex 24 milestone

Action Express Racing put one of its two Cadillacs — the one featuring NASCAR champion Chase Ellott — on the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a first-of-its-kind qualifying