Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested Covid-19 positive that makes him the first driver with coronavirus in any series of the racing organisation.
"The FBI has completed its investigation at Talladega Superspeedway and determined that Bubba Wallace was not the target of a hate crime," NASCAR said in a statement after outrage erupted over the incident.
NASCAR launches immediate investigation and will do everything possible to find out who was responsible and “eliminate them from the sport.”
As the nation attempts to renew race relations in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody, NASCAR says the Confederate flag is now no longer welcome in the stock car series.
Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama will allow up to 5,000 guests in the frontstretch grandstands/towers for the June 21 Cup race.
As the NBA, NHL and MLB work through scenarios that could get them playing again, NASCAR is ready to go – Sunday's race the first of 20 taking place across seven Southern states over 36 days.
E-sports tournaments are largely available on game streaming platforms like Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Facebook Gaming and Mixer and are also broadcasted on TV channels including ESPN and Fox Sports.
"Ryan Newman remains under the care of doctors at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida," Roush Fenway Racing said in a statement on social media.
US President Donald Trump was driven in the presidential limousine known as "The Beast" directly onto the racetrack along with the rest of his motorcade.
Andretti, nephew of 1978 Formula One World Champion Mario Andretti, raced for 17 seasons in the hugely popular NASCAR stock car series, winning two of his 393 starts with 37 top-10 finishes.
Trail-blazing US motorsport driver Danica Patrick has confirmed that she will retire from racing next year after competing in the Indianapolis 500 for the last time.
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