FILE - Jimmie Johnson speaks about joining the team of Chip Ganassi for the IndyCar series at a press conference during the IndyCar race weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla., in this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, file photo. Jimmie Johnson, with wisps of gray in his beard, is a 45-year-old rookie in the IndyCar Series ready to reintroduce himself. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson, File)

Jimmie Johnson ditches vanilla label during IndyCar debut

FILE - Bristol Motor Speedway has transformed the half-mile concrete track into a dirt track, in Bristol Tenn., in this Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, file photo.  Bristol, once one of the toughest tickets in sports, trucked 23,000 cubic yards of dirt into its famed bullring to transform the facility and host NASCAR's first Cup race on dirt in 70 years on Sunday, March 28.  (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)

NASCAR to play in the dirt for the first time since 1970

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2009, file photo, American Sprint Car Series driver Jessica Zemken, now Jessica Friesen, smiles a rain delay at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen auto race in Watkins Glen, N.Y. If Jessica Friesen, successfully qualifies for her first NASCAR national series event, she will join husband Stewart Friesen in the field for the Truck Series race Saturday night, March 27, 2021, at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Friesens would be the first husband and wife to compete in the same NASCAR event since 1998. (AP Photo/ David Duprey)

Marital bliss: Stewart and Jessica Friesen enter Bristol

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FILE - In this April 25, 1997, file photo, John Andretti, left, grins as his wife Nancy hugs his father Aldo after the younger Andretti won the pole for the Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. Mario Andretti feels the same pain as so many others these days. His wife died two years ago, long before the pandemic. And his beloved nephew John lost a brutal battle with colon cancer. But then COVID-19 claimed his twin brother Aldo and one of the greatest racers of all time is not immune from the loneliness and depression sweeping the world. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Andretti navigates personal loss, loneliness of pandemic

Mario Andretti is loneliest at night, when he's home alone in his sprawling Pennsylvania mansion, and there's no one to talk to but Gonzo, his 34-year-old Amazon parrot.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands leads Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain and Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco during the Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix, at the Imola racetrack, Italy, Sunday, April 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Hamilton's ability to cope with adversity key to title fight

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Facing the barriers of the Imola track, Lewis Hamilton could feel the race and potentially the title slipping away from him.

Enders gets 30th career win with Pro Stock victory in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Erica Enders went from nearly not qualifying to winning the Pro Stock finale in the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on S

Denny Hamlin waves to the crowd during driver introductions prior to the state of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Sunday, April 18, 2021. A #fedexstrong hashtag was added to the car after the shootings at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Bowman denies Hamlin with swift late move at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Another week, another agonizing loss for Denny Hamlin.