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  • NASCAR tracks jointly ask fans not to fly Confederate flag (The Associated Press)

    A number of flags, including a Confederate themed one, fly atop RV's in a campground outside the track during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Friday, June 26, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Every track that hosts a NASCAR national series race has asked its fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at its events.


  • Chevrolet becomes 3rd major sponsor of Daytona Rising (The Associated Press)

    During the announcement that Chevrolet will become a founding partner in the Daytona Uprising expansion project in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III poses with the Daytona 500 trophy. Beginning in 2016, Chevrolet will have naming rights for one of five fan injectors --multi-level, high-speed escalators-- that are a hallmark of the $400 million renovation of Daytona International Speedway. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Chevrolet is the latest sponsor of Daytona International Speedway's redevelopment project. The American automaker announced a multi-year deal Wednesday to become one of five major sponsors of Daytona Rising, the $400 million facelift taking place at NASCAR's most famous track. Chevrolet will have naming rights to one of five fan injectors at Daytona.


  • Daytona offers American flags in exchange program (The Associated Press)

    A number of flags, including a Confederate themed one, fly atop RV's in a campground outside the track during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Friday, June 26, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said Tuesday the speedway will offer an exchange program in which fans can trade a flag for the American flag. ''We are celebrating the American flag this weekend, it is our nation's birthday,'' Chitwood said.


  • Kyle Busch grabs 1st win of season as comeback rolls on (The Associated Press)

    Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot. Just five races after returning from a broken right leg and shattered left foot, Busch made his way to victory lane to continue what already has been an impressive comeback. Cracking the top 30 in points to earn a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.


  • Allmendinger wins pole for road course race at Sonoma (The Associated Press)

    A.J. Allmendinger makes adjustments in his car before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Friday, June 26, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    AJ Allmendinger, developing as the top driver on road courses, won the pole for Sunday's race at winding Sonoma Raceway. Allmendinger earned the top starting spot during Saturday's knockout qualifying with a lap 96.310 mph around the 10-turn, 1.99-mile course. It's the first pole for JTG Daugherty Racing, which earned its first berth in NASCAR's championship race last year when Allmendinger won on the Watkins Glen road course.