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Concert to be held before Daytona 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert - the first big performance at a track during the pandemic - featuring country music star Luke Combs.

Combs, who performed virtually for NASCAR's season finale in November, has not done a live show since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. NASCAR, which prides itself on its elaborate pre-race pomp and entertainment, has not had a major live performance since PitBull and Blake Shelton performed in the final race before sports were halted. Read More...

Stewart discusses business decisions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tony Stewart is angry - what else is new? - and wants the record set straight regarding recent business decisions.

He also is in love - wait, who? Smoke? - and five months away from his 50th birthday finds himself happier in his personal life than ever before. Read More...

Pop star Pitbull joins Trackhouse team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) "Mr. Worldwide" is coming to NASCAR.

Pitbull has become an ownership partner in new NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing, set to make its debut next month at the Daytona 500. Read More...

23XI Racing fully funded for debut year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) 23XI Racing announced a full slate of sponsorship Monday to back the new NASCAR team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin.

DoorDash, McDonald's, Columbia Sportswear, Dr Pepper and Root Insurance were all named "founding partners" for the No. 23 Toyota Camry that Bubba Wallace will drive next season. All but Dr Pepper had existing relationships with Wallace and many signed since this summer, when he took a national role in social justice issues. Read More...

Darlington weekend moved to Mother's Day

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) NASCAR's popular throwback weekend celebration at Darlington Raceway is moving from Labor Day weekend to Mother's Day.

Track officials announced the change Friday for the yearly honoring of NASCAR's past. Darlington is holding two races next season, including its Southern 500 on Labor Day in September that has been the site of throwback schemes and vintage clothes since its debut in 2015. Read More...

First 3 NASCAR races to be in Florida

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