Formula 1 Roars Into Miami, Where Cars Are Already King

A culture of souped-up cars, luxury cars and collector cars has flourished in Miami for decades. This weekend it will all be on display.

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Brandon Just Wants to Drive His Racecar

“I have zero desire to be involved in politics,” says Brandon Brown, the NASCAR driver at the center of the “Let’s Go, Brandon!” meme.

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Why a Pilot Is Under Investigation for Saying ‘Let’s Go Brandon’

His remarks went viral after he repeated the chant, which is understood to be code for swearing at President Biden, during a Southwest Airlines flight.

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NASCAR Bets on Next Gen Car to Draw New Crowds and Shift Fortunes

The Confederate flag is gone, and a new car is being counted on to bring back classic stock car thrills and reverse more than a decade of fan attrition. Billions ride on its success.

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Bubba Wallace Gets a Breakthrough NASCAR Victory at Talladega

Wallace’s NASCAR Cup win was the first by a Black driver since 1963 and also the inaugural victory in the sport’s top series for Michael Jordan, the co-owner of Wallace’s team.

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Michael McDowell, a Big Underdog, Wins Daytona 500

Michael McDowell won NASCAR’s biggest race, and earned his first career win, after a late pileup took out the top contenders in front of him.

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Michael McDowell Wins Daytona 500 in a Wild Finish After a Lengthy Delay

McDowell, a 14-year part-timer, drove straight through a flaming crash scene on the final lap to earn his first career victory in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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Will Martin Truex Finally Win the Daytona 500?

Martin Truex Jr. is making his 17th attempt to win the Daytona 500.

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Bubba Wallace Needed NASCAR Help. Michael Jordan Took It Personally.

Denny Hamlin, who won the Daytona 500 the past two years, asked Jordan to form a team with him, 23XI Racing. They are rallying behind Wallace, the only Black full-time driver at NASCAR’s top level.

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Pandemic Paved the Way for Sim Racing, but Will It Last?

Nearly a year into the experiment, digital racing appears to be paying off for fans, race teams and even tracks.

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For Some Veteran Stars, NASCAR’s Appeal Is Fading

Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time champ, is the latest big name to move on while still in his mid-40s.

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Michael Jordan’s Big Play in NASCAR Could Help Diversify Its Fan Base

A self-described fan of the sport, Jordan will form a team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, possibly helping to draw African-American interest in a largely white sport.

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Rename theMilitary Bases That Honor Confederates

The military should rechristen bases named for Confederates. Better options are not hard to find.

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Maybe This Isn’t Such a Good Time to Prosecute a Culture War

Trump has gone to the well one time too many.

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Let’s Race Two: Behind the Indy-NASCAR Doubleheader

For the first time, NASCAR and IndyCar will run races at the same venue on the same weekend. Is this the start of a new tradition?

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For Black NASCAR Fans, Change Would Mean Feeling at Ease at a Race

NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate battle flag has stirred conversations about attracting new fans. In some ways, that has overlooked the experiences of black fans already committed to the sport.

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F.B.I. Says Noose Was in NASCAR Garage Since Last Year

Law enforcement officials said the noose was placed well before the stall was assigned to Bubba Wallace, the lone black driver in the sport’s top tier, for a race this week.

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Justice Department Investigating Noose Found in Bubba Wallace’s Track Garage

Fellow drivers pushed Wallace’s car to the front of pit road at the start of their race at Talladega Superspeedway.

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NASCAR Investigating Noose Found in Bubba Wallace’s Garage

Wallace, the only black driver in the motor sports giant’s top tier, said it was “a painful reminder of how much further we have to go.”

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Abiding by the Confederate Flag Ban Inside Talladega, Grudgingly

Inside the track, racing fans went by NASCAR’s rules. Elsewhere, though, they waved the battle flag.

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NASCAR’s Confederate Flag Ban Faces a Test in Alabama

Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway will come after a black, Alabama-born driver took on a stubborn ritual of racing and Southern culture.

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Why Is the G.O.P. Fighting to Preserve Monuments to Traitors in the Capitol?

Portraits and statues venerating Confederate leaders are an insult to freedom and democracy.

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Companies That Have Pledged to Address Racism Since the George Floyd Protests

Corporate America has pledged millions to social justice efforts since the killing of George Floyd. But some businesses have gone further, committing to concrete changes in their practices.

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The Confederate Flag Didn’t Bother Bubba Wallace. Until It Did.

The only black driver in NASCAR’s top tier, he has emerged as an impassioned activist who got the flag banned at races in the largely white sport after years of putting up with it.

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Who Is Bubba Wallace?

He is the only African-American driver in NASCAR’s top-flight racing series, and this week got the organization to bar the Confederate flag at its events.

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Trump Rejects Renaming Military Bases Named After Confederate Generals

By dismissing an idea under consideration by the Pentagon, the president positioned himself firmly against the movement to remove racist symbols and combat racism touched off by George Floyd’s death.

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NASCAR Says It Will Ban Confederate Flags

The announcement came two days after Darrell Wallace Jr., the first black driver in 50 years to win one of NASCAR’s top three national touring series, called on NASCAR to ban the flags outright.

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Bubba Wallace Wants NASCAR to Ban the Confederate Flag

Mr. Wallace and his team also revealed a new black paint scheme for his No. 43 Chevrolet, with the slogan ‘#blacklivesmatter’ over the rear wheels, that will make its debut on Wednesday.

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Gov. Cooper Orders Ace Speedway to Shut Down

Ace Speedway had defied the governor’s orders prohibiting large gatherings because of the pandemic. It can only reopen with a state-approved plan.

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NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson Suspended After Using Racing Slur

NASCAR suspended the driver Kyle Larson indefinitely after he used a racial slur during a live stream of a virtual auto race. His team also suspended him without pay.

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Driver Kyle Larson Suspended After Using Racial Slur

NASCAR suspended the driver Kyle Larson indefinitely after he used a racial slur during a live stream of a virtual auto race. His team also suspended him without pay.

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