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Darlington offers American flag exchange

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) Darlington Raceway will give out American flags to those who want to turn in a Confederate flag, continuing an initiative that began in Daytona soon after nine people were killed at a church in Charleston.

Track president Chip Wile says he hopes fans attending the Southern 500 on Sunday will "join us in creating an inclusive atmosphere" at NASCAR's oldest superspeedway. Read More...

NBC to celebrate NASCAR's history

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The return of the Southern 500 to Labor Day weekend will be marked by a throwback celebration at Darlington Raceway that will include everything from the retro paint schemes on the track to the actual broadcast booth.

The Southern 500 last ran on the holiday weekend in 2003. Read More...

Jones wins in Canada, grabs Trucks lead

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (AP) Erik Jones won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park to take the series points lead

The 19-year-old Jones beat Canadian road racer Alex Tagliani to the first turn off a restart with two laps left on the 2.459-mile road course and held off two-time defending series champion Matt Crafton by 1.665 seconds. Tagliani lost a gear and slipped to fifth. Read More...

Ward lawyer appalled by Stewart's claim

NEW YORK (AP) A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."

Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last year as he walked on a dirt track in upstate New York even though Stewart is one of the world's best drivers. Read More...

Menard wins Xfinity in native Wisconsin

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) Paul Menard has cherished wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Milwaukee Mile in his home state of Wisconsin. He deeply desired a significant victory at Road America, the track where he spent many weekends as a child.

Menard got his wish Saturday, taking advantage of a lengthy late-race caution and then holding off Ryan Blaney to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the rural road course. Read More...

Xfinity has moment of silence for Wilson

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) A moment of silence has been observed in memory of Justin Wilson prior to the start of the NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America.

Wilson died Monday from a head injury sustained when he was struck by debris during an IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Read More...

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