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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock car racing. The privately owned company was founded by Bill France Sr. in 1948, and his son, Jim France, has been the CEO since August 6, 2018. The company is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Each year, NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 48 US states as well as in Canada, Mexico, and Europe.


Michael Jordan to Form New NASCAR Team With Bubba Wallace as Driver [Video]

Michael Jordan to Form New NASCAR Team With Bubba Wallace as Driver

Michael Jordan is officially coming to NASCAR. The NBA superstar is forming his own single car team with current driver Denny Hamlin.

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NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson on diversity in racing, friendship with Bubba Wallace

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Fired NASCAR driver Kyle Larson works to 'educate himself on a Black person's experiences in America'

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Plane Crash Photos Show NASCAR Legend Truly Lucky To Be Alive

Federal investigators have released close-up photos of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane after it crashed in 2019 ... and it's clear as day, the NASCAR legend is fortunate to be alive. Dale's jet smashed down..
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Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin form new NASCAR team, hire Bubba Wallace as driver

NBA legend Michael Jordan becomes first Black majority owner of a full-time NASCAR Cup Series team since Hall of Famer Wendell Scott in the 1970s.
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Former XFL executive Erik Moses becomes first Black president of a NASCAR track

Erik Moses, the first Black man to be named president of a NASCAR track, will head up the effort to bring a NASCAR Cup Series race to Nashville Superspeedway
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'How weird is this?': From Wrigley Field rooftops, fans – including NASCAR star Kurt Busch – get a unique view

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NASCAR takes small leap into unknown as fans attend All-Star Race at Bristol track

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White House tries to clarify Trump NASCAR tweet

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Trump Defends Confederate Flag in Latest Race-Based Appeal to White Voters

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NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie's No. 32 car will have 'Trump 2020' paint scheme for 9 races

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Fact check: NASCAR will not do away with opening prayer, national anthem

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NASCAR vows to continue investigation into noose at Talladega after FBI closes its case

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