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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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Section of Navajo Nation road closed because of drag racing

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials have closed a section of road on the Navajo Nation through the end of February because of concerns about persistent drag racing.

FILE - NASCAR driver Tony Stewart takes a ride on Jeff Gordon's race car in the pit during the Nextel Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, in this Wednesday, June 6, 2007, file photo. Tony Stewart wants to set the record straight about two misconstrued recent business decisions. Fans have been critical of Stewart since the Truck Series was dropped from Eldora Speedway and because he didn't sign Kyle Larson to his NASCAR team. Stewart is adamant that he tried to sign Larson but couldn't get partner approval on the driver suspended for using a racial slur. And he insists he dropped NASCAR after he felt slighted that Bristol Motor Speedway was given a Cup race on dirt. (Teesha McClam/Dayton Daily News via AP, File)

Column: Stewart balances personal bliss, professional angst

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart is angry — what else is new? — and wants the record set straight regarding recent business decisions.

FILE - Daniel Suarez stands next to his car before a NASCAR cup series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. in this Monday, June 10, 2019, file photo. New NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing has brought entertainer Pitbull on as an ownership partner for an organization making its debut next month at the Daytona 500. Trackhouse was launched late last year by former driver Justin Marks. The team has hired driver Daniel Suarez. It will not be NASCAR’s first pairing of a Hispanic driver and team owner. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — “Mr. Worldwide” is coming to NASCAR.

FILE - Marco Andretti walks in the pits during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in this Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, file photo. Marco Andretti will not run a full IndyCar schedule in 2021 as last year’s Indianapolis 500 pole-winner said he’s reprioritizing his racing. He’s still expected to compete in the Indy 500.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Marco Andretti to step back from full-time IndyCar racing

Marco Andretti will not run the full IndyCar schedule this season as the third-generation driver reprioritizes his racing career.