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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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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Canadian Grand Prix remains on F1 schedule for time being

MONTREAL (AP) — The Canadian Grand Prix remains on the Formula One schedule for the 2021 season for now amid concerns by Montreal health officials about the potential spread of

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, of Finland, inspects the racetrack ahead of Sunday's Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix, at the Imola track, Italy, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Hamilton set to resume battle with Verstappen at Imola

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton won’t change his approach despite seeing a rival from another team threaten his and Mercedes’ dominance of Formula One.

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