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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, May 19, 2019, Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to drive during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis, Ind. Fernando Alonso feels far better about his chances to close out motorsports' version of the Triple Crown in 2020. The Spaniard will race for Arrow McLaren SP in the Indianapolis 500 in May and believes the organization is prepared. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Alonso confident in team prep for another Indy 500 attempt

In this July 7, 2020 photo provided by NASCAR, Rajah Caruth competes in the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.  The sport has renewed optimism that its diversity program can field a bumper crop of promising prospects. Caruth might the one who can help lead the way. (NASCAR photo via (AP)

NASCAR banks on minority drivers to broaden sport's exposure

In this photo provided by the NHRA, Pro Stock veteran Jason Line starts the day from the No. 1 spot then went on to pick up the win when he took out Jeg Coughlin at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Jerry Foss/NHRA via AP)

NHRA tries to find financial footing after COVID-19 shutdown

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Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Driver Bubba Wallace stands during the national anthem before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bubba Wallace, Columbia Sportswear sign sponsorship deal

Corporate interest in Bubba Wallace has picked up momentum and NASCAR's only Black full-time driver has signed a new sponsor that includes funding for his Richard Petty Motorpo

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Ryan Newman stands on pit road after his run during NASCAR auto racing qualifying at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Roush Fenway Racing announced a 12-race sponsorship deal Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, with Guaranteed Rate to fund Ryan Newman's car throughout the remainder of this season. 
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Roush Fenway signs 12-race sponsorship deal for Ryan Newman

Roush Fenway Racing announced a 12-race sponsorship deal Wednesday with Guaranteed Rate to fund Ryan Newman's car throughout the remainder of this NASCAR season.

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, Christopher Bell takes a parade lap in front of fans before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bell understands the path to his new seat at Joe Gibbs Racing was bumpy in that it cost Erik Jones his job. But Bell's current team is closing at the end of the year and if Gibbs didn't pull him into the organization, he's not sure his Cup career would have continued. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Bell promotion to Gibbs' car bittersweet because of Jones

The path to landing a Cup Series ride with Joe Gibbs Racing was bumpy for Christopher Bell, who was hired for the coveted job after the team told Erik Jones he was being let go