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11:24 PM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Denny Hamlin won NASCAR’s first Wednesday race since 1984 when rain stopped the event with 20 laps remaining at Darlington Raceway. The Daytona 500 winner was out front but out of fresh tires and trying to hang on when he got unintended help from Joe Gibbs Racing
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6:44 PM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Rain has delayed the start of NASCAR’s first Cup race on a Wednesday since 1984. The event scheduled at Darlington Raceway would be the second race since the coronavirus pandemic caused a suspension of the season March 13. NASCAR successfully made its return Sunday by using a
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5:23 PM ET Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday that NASCAR can hold its races at Pocono Raceway in late June if the coronavirus situation improves in the area, though the races might have to go off without fans. Pocono Raceway is in Monroe County, which currently is under Wolf’s strictest pandemic orders, or a
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10:47 PM ET The hours leading up to Sunday’s 400-mile race at Darlington Raceway — actually, the months leading up to it — were so strange. The moments immediately following the event, as Kevin Harvick reached a rarely achieved career milestone and did his celebratory donuts in front of an empty grandstand, they too were
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7:52 PM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — This was a 400-mile drive unlike any other in modern day NASCAR. The grandstands were completely empty. There wasn’t a single tailgate inside the track. Everyone wore face coverings — some with the team logos, others opting for plain disposable medical masks. It was nothing close to
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11:09 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Alex Bowman has signed a one-year contract extension to remain with Hendrick Motorsports through 2021. The announcement came Saturday, the day before NASCAR resumes its season at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Bowman goes into the event already qualified for the playoffs as the winner at California
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