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Speedway Motorsports Institutes Employee Layoffs
Friday, 17 Apr, 2020 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Speedway Motorsports Institutes Employee Layoffs
Speedway Motorsports Institutes Employee Layoffs

Speedway Motorsports, LLC has implemented a cost-reduction program that has laid off 180 employees and furloughed another 100 company-wide in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Announced on Tuesday and Wednesday, the cuts have affected approximately …

Flat Spot On – Larson’s Mistake Another Opportunity for Diversity
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2020 – 15:50 | One Comment
Flat Spot On – Larson’s Mistake Another Opportunity for Diversity

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Now that the hyper-sensitivity on the Internet and newsroom envy by sportswriters has peaked, I believe it’s important to point out three elements about Kyle Larson’s use of a racial …

Larson Gets Booted By Ganassi
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2020 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Larson Gets Booted By Ganassi
Larson Gets Booted By Ganassi

Kyle Larson, one of the top young drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series, has been fired by Chip Ganassi Racing after the 27-year-old spoke a racial slur that was caught on live-streaming television over the …

NASCAR Loses It’s ‘First Lady’
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2020 – 8:48 | One Comment
NASCAR Loses It’s ‘First Lady’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Four days before Easter NASCAR lost one of its icons – Flossie Johnson.
She never drove a race car, but there were more important business decisions made in her kitchen than …

2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominees Announced
Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2020 – 16:46 | Comments Off on 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominees Announced
2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

NASCAR today announced the nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. The list includes five first-time nominees — three on the Modern Era Ballot and two on the Pioneer Ballot.
Jeff Burton (21-time …

Flat Spot On: If Senna met Earnhardt…
Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2020 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: If Senna met Earnhardt…
Flat Spot On: If Senna met Earnhardt…

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacingToday.com
In a forum I checked into recently, I found this rather incredible question posted in an online Q & A with longtime TV commentator Bob Varsha. The site was SafeisFast.com …

NHRA Hoping To Fire Engines In Early June
Saturday, 28 Mar, 2020 – 8:44 | Comments Off on NHRA Hoping To Fire Engines In Early June
NHRA Hoping To Fire Engines In Early June

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials have released a revised 2020 schedule that tentatively will resume with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway June 5-7.
The season …

NASCAR President Discusses Rest of 2020 Season
Thursday, 19 Mar, 2020 – 7:57 | Comments Off on NASCAR President Discusses Rest of 2020 Season
NASCAR President Discusses Rest of 2020 Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR President Steve Phelps says the sanctioning body intends to complete its entire point-paying, 36-race Cup Series schedule this season once the COVID-19 pandemic is history.
NASCAR suspended its season last …

Pandemic Updates : NASCAR Hopes to Hold All 36 Cup Races
Thursday, 12 Mar, 2020 – 15:22 | Comments Off on Pandemic Updates : NASCAR Hopes to Hold All 36 Cup Races
Pandemic Updates : NASCAR Hopes to Hold All 36 Cup Races

(Editor’s note: This story will be updated as the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on auto racing evolves. It was last updated on March 25.)
Auto racing has joined stick-and-ball sports in interrupting their schedules in …

Cup Notes: Blaney To Soldier On With ‘The Captain’
Friday, 6 Mar, 2020 – 18:29 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Blaney To Soldier On With ‘The Captain’
Cup Notes: Blaney To Soldier On With ‘The Captain’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske took Ryan Blaney out of any impending NASCAR Silly Season conversations Friday, signing the third-generation driver to a “multi-year” contract extension to continue wheeling the No. 12 Ford …