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Entertainment NASCAR grabs much-needed momentum in return to live racing

02:05  23 may  2020
02:05  23 may  2020 Source:   msn.com

Ryan Newman plans a comeback at the restart of the NASCAR season 2020

 Ryan Newman plans a comeback at the restart of the NASCAR season 2020 © Motorsport Images Ryan Newman was seriously injured in the final phase of the Daytona 500 A good two months after his serious accident at the Daytona 500 , Ryan Newman is planning his comeback in the NASCAR Cup at. The Roush Fanway pilot hopes to be back in number 6 Ford if the season continues after the current interruption due to the coronavirus pandemic. "I am very happy and very thankful that I am healthy.

NASCAR live race coverage, latest news, race results, standings, schedules, and driver stats for Cup, XFINITY, Gander Outdoors. NASCAR , iRacing and FOX Sports have joined forces to create the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, a multi-week effort that will see NASCAR drivers and

NASCAR officials announced Wednesday that all three national series will return to single-car qualifying at all oval tracks. The rules change ends a run of five-plus years for the group qualifying format, which was introduced before the 2014 season.

Kyle Busch sits on the wall as Chase Briscoe celebrates behind him after Briscoe edged out Busch to win the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) © Provided by Associated Press Kyle Busch sits on the wall as Chase Briscoe celebrates behind him after Briscoe edged out Busch to win the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR had been planning sweeping changes for 2021 in hopes of finding new fans and adding some energy to a staid, stale schedule.

Chase Briscoe celebrates after winning the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) © Provided by Associated Press Chase Briscoe celebrates after winning the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The coronavirus pandemic put those plans on hold and NASCAR is frantically trying to recover from a 10-week layoff.

Aston Martin: podiums and victories in three years

 Aston Martin: podiums and victories in three years © LAT As an Aston Martin factory team, Racing Point is determined to be on the podium "We are probably talking about a three-year plan," says Otmar Szafnauer. Within this period, the current midfield team Racing Point will become the top racing team Aston Martin, with the express aim of being among the front runners. Szafnauer explained this in an interview with 'Formula1.com'. "We want to move into the top 3 [in the three years from 2021] and be competitive at this level," he says.

Kevin Harvick won his 50th career NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at Darlington Raceway in NASCAR ’s return to the track after 70 days away. The drivers of NASCAR reacted on Twitter following the race — here are some of the best tweets.

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So far, the stock car series is succeeding.

NASCAR came up with a health plan that allowed it to resume racing last Sunday at Darlington Raceway, the first of 20 events scheduled in seven Southern states through June 21. Although spectators are not permitted, making for eerie, empty venues, the racing itself has delivered.

Kevin Harvick scored his 50th career victory in NASCAR's first race back with seemingly everyone watching to see if the safety protocols would work. The next event was the first Cup Series race on a Wednesday in 36 years and it was about as good as it gets for a series dependent on miles upon miles of left turns.

Reigning champion and resident villain Kyle Busch angered fan favorite Chase Elliott, who flipped off his competitor after he was wrecked. A fox scampered across the track during a lull in what was a flat-out entertaining race.

Szafnauer: Racing Point still has the smallest budget in Formula 1

 Szafnauer: Racing Point still has the smallest budget in Formula 1 © LAT Otmar Szafnauer explains that Racing Point must continue to work efficiently Despite the financial injection that the team has had since the takeover by Lawrence Stroll and Co. in summer 2018 Racing Point is still the smallest of the currently ten Formula 1 teams, according to team boss Otmar Szafnauer. "When I started at Force India, we had 280 employees. At the time of bankruptcy, there were 405," recalls Szafnauer. In autumn 2009 Szafnauer joined the Force India team at the time.

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Under the charter system that was established in 2016, NASCAR Cup Series events can have up to 40 cars in the field. Each finishing spot in the field earns a driver points, from a maximum of 40 points to the driver who finishes first, down to one point for the driver who finishes 40th.

Then came Thursday's emotional Xfinity Series race, won on the final lap by Chase Briscoe two days after he sat in the infield at Darlington and FaceTimed his wife as the two learned their unborn child did not have a fetal heartbeat. Reeling from the loss, Briscoe was able to hold off Busch, the best driver in Xfinity Series history, for his second win of the season. He collapsed in tears after the race in a moment shown across the country.

Drivers stand for the national anthem before the Toyota 200 NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) © Provided by Associated Press Drivers stand for the national anthem before the Toyota 200 NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

NASCAR, with all its personalities, conflicts and raw feelings, was back.

“One of my favorite lines I’ve heard this whole time is, ‘Don’t let a good crisis go to waste,’” driver Joey Logano said Friday. "For us to find a way to get back to the race track as a sport, as an industry, and get back to work before most was an amazing opportunity. I think NASCAR saw it was important for everybody for that to happen for all of our livelihoods, every one of us.”

Racing Point: "Pink Mercedes" only works without Egos

 Racing Point: © LAT The RP20 shows clear parallels to the Mercedes W10 from the previous year on That Racing Point has abandoned its own aerodynamic concept for the 2020 Formula 1 season Adopting the Mercedes-inspired approach was not a matter of course for Technology Director Andrew Green. Just because there were no egos in his team, this change was possible at all. "There are no egos involved when we make such decisions," stresses Green in an exclusive conversation with 'Motorsport-Total.com'.

The NASCAR season could resume without fans, the stock car circuit announced Friday, while postponing its May 9 race at the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. IndyCar drivers participating in the series' online races represent their real sponsors and for the most part that is also true in NASCAR .

The race will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The event was originally scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET start. Sunday’s Cup race at Darlington, won by Kevin Harvick, was the first live NASCAR race held since March 8. The following week live sports shut down as the

The sport has long been fueled by rivalries and its explosion began in 1979 when the first Daytona 500 televised flag-to-flag ended with a brawl as Bobby and Donnie Allison got into it with Cale Yarborough. The best Elliott could do with social distancing rules in place was flip Busch the bird.

Chase Elliott (9) drives during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) © Provided by Associated Press Chase Elliott (9) drives during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

“It’d be kind of hard to fight when you have to stay six-feet apart. My arms aren’t long enough,” Elliott said.

Martin Truex Jr. makes a pit stop during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) © Provided by Associated Press Martin Truex Jr. makes a pit stop during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Busch admitted he made a mistake, called Elliott to apologize, but the kerfuffle has ignited fans.

“I know it’s gained a lot of traction and there’s a lot of people talking about it, so that was ultimately a win for the sport,” Elliott said Friday. “It was a loss for me and my team, but ... people love drama, they love talking about that stuff and they’ve been doing a lot of it.”

Zak Brown: LMDh rules could lead to a McLaren comeback at Le Mans

 Zak Brown: LMDh rules could lead to a McLaren comeback at Le Mans © Motorsport Images In 1995, a McLaren won Le Mans in its debut With the new regulations, which will shortly be presented in all details , ACO and IMSA have created a common platform. In the future, it should be possible to compete with the LMDh rules not only in Le Mans and in the WEC, but also in the USA. In addition, the costs are to be capped. With these measures you want to attract manufacturers and teams and secure the future. One of these teams could be McLaren.

Comprehensive NASCAR news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more . NASCAR reveals schedule through June 21. Harvick wins at Darlington as NASCAR returns to racing . The Associated Press.

" Race engines suffer much more deformation than production engines," he says. "They violate every set of design rules you have for production engines. Racing engines use a dry sump system, which catches oil as soon as it reaches the crankcase. Oil is then sucked out of the engine by the externally

Austin Dillon saw Briscoe's victory on ESPN, which like other outlets has been starved for fresh material.

“It’s been a minute since our sport has really been featured on that channel and that made me proud of NASCAR for the efforts they went through to be the first big sport to come back,” Dillon said. “It’s huge for our sport.”

Crew members push the car of driver Ryan Newman as they wear masks as required for safety measures due to the coronavirus pandemic before the Toyota 500 NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) © Provided by Associated Press Crew members push the car of driver Ryan Newman as they wear masks as required for safety measures due to the coronavirus pandemic before the Toyota 500 NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The series now shifts to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord for four days of racing beginning Sunday with the 61st running of the Coca-Cola 600, a crown jewel event and the longest race on the NASCAR calendar. The series rolls into the event with huge momentum and confidence from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper the event will be a success.

A sign reminding people of social distancing and safety measures because of the coronavirus is posted in the garage area before the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) © Provided by Associated Press A sign reminding people of social distancing and safety measures because of the coronavirus is posted in the garage area before the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

“I know a lot of people are looking forward to this live sporting event on TV — I know that I am,” Cooper said.

Update NASCAR Calendar 2020: No races in Sonoma and Chicago

 Update NASCAR Calendar 2020: No races in Sonoma and Chicago Three routes lose race dates while the NASCAR Cup Calendar 2020 is being redesigned as the corona virus spreads That the NASCAR Cup Series still has two additional races in May The Darlington Raceway (May 17th and May 20th) and an additional race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 27th) has been announced since last week. On Friday, NASCAR announced which three dates from the original 2020 calendar will be sacrificed for this.

Kevin Harvick celebra tras ganar la carrera de la Copa NASCAR en Darlington, Carolina del Sur, el domingo 17 de mayo de 2020. (AP Foto/Brynn Anderson) © Provided by Associated Press Kevin Harvick celebra tras ganar la carrera de la Copa NASCAR en Darlington, Carolina del Sur, el domingo 17 de mayo de 2020. (AP Foto/Brynn Anderson) CORRECTS TO  JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK INSTEAD OF MICHAEL MCDOWELL  - Driver John Hunter Nemechek walks to his car before the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) © Provided by Associated Press CORRECTS TO JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK INSTEAD OF MICHAEL MCDOWELL - Driver John Hunter Nemechek walks to his car before the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

NASCAR back on track as F1 and IndyCar stuck in virtual world .
NASCAR back on track as F1 and IndyCar stuck in virtual world(Reuters) - NASCAR will have a clear run this Sunday on what would normally be motor racing's most glamorous and busiest day, with Formula One and IndyCar remain stuck in the virtual world.

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