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NASCAR: Charlotte
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte
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NASCAR: Charlotte
Before empty grandstands Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 ChevyGood.com/NOCO Patriotic Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlott
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NASCAR: Charlotte
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte
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IndyCar: Indianapolis
80-year old Mario Andretti ran his very first SIM race in the Legends virtual race at Indianapolis on Memorial Day weekend. He struggled early but in the end ran right with the leaders
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NASCAR: Darlington
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Delivering Strength Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the rain-delayed NASCAR Cup Series Toyota 500 at Darlington
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NASCAR: Darlington
John H. Nemechek, driver of the #38 SCAG Ford, wrecks during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota 500 at Darlington Wed. night
Jared C. Tilton | Getty Images

IndyCar: Indianapolis
Fernando Alonso won both legs of the Legends virtual race at Indianapolis on Memorial Day weekend
F1 Legends

NASCAR: Charlotte
Kurt Busch, driver of the #1 GEARWRENCH Chevrolet, leads Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER/USO Toyota, during the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte
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NASCAR: Darlington
Chris Buescher, driver of the #17 Fifth Third Bank Ford, wrecks during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota 500 at Darlington Wed. Night
Jared C. Tilton | Getty Images
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Keselowski holds off Johnson to win Coca-Cola 600
  by Pete McCole
Chase Elliott had the Coke 600 won easily Sunday night but his Hendrick Chevy teammate William Byron brought out the caution with less than 3 laps to go. The #9 Chevy team made the call to pit for 4 tires for the shootout while Team Penske made the call for Brad Keselowski to stay out on worn tires for the 2-lap shootout and that was the right call as he was able to hold off Jimmie Johnson, who also did not stop for tires, by just 0.293s. Elliott fought his way back up to third on his new tires while Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch rounded out the top-5.
Superstar Fernando Alonso dominates virtual Indy 500
  Wins both heats
Two-time Formula 1 World Champion and esports newcomer Fernando Alonso dominated Torque Esports/Engine Media's (TSX-V: GAME) (OTCQB: MLLLF) The Race All-Star Series powered by ROKiT Phones Legends Trophy races today on the virtual version of the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Featuring an entry list with a total of 13 Indy 500 wins to their credit, Alonso not only triumphed in the opening race after chasing down pole winner Petter Solberg (former World Rally Champion), he had to hold off a hard-charging fellow ex-Formula 1 World Champion, Jenson Button.
Corvette Racing Chassis History: 1999-2004
  Looking back at Corvette C5-R GT1 era
Corvette Racing’s legacy in sports car racing dates back more than 20 years. The program’s decade of competition includes 107 race wins worldwide and multiple IMSA Manufacturer, Driver and Team championships since 1999. These accomplishments came in some of the most memorable and revered cars in all of road racing.  Today we offer this look back at the Corvette C5-R, Chevrolet’s first entry into modern factory racing. As the C5 did against its production-based competitors, the C5-R quickly established itself as a world-beater against some of the biggest names in endurance racing. 
Chase Briscoe Scores Bittersweet Darlington Victory
  by Brandon Reed
With the beating and the banging in the final 10 laps that probably had the fans at home on their feet, an emotional Chase Briscoe battled Kyle Busch to the line to capture the win in the Toyota 200 at Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ first race back since the COVID-19 pandemic brought sports to a halt. The win was made all the more poignant for Briscoe by the personal emotions of the week, as he and his wife, Marissa, had shared on Wednesday they had learned the day before they lost the baby they were expecting to welcome late in the year.
Hamlin strategy wins rain-shortened Darlington 500K
  Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway
Denny Hamlin grabbed the lead of the Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway Wednesday night just before the rains came and was declared the winner under the red flag ahead of his Joe Gibbs Toyota teammate Kyle Busch. Busch was involved in a late controversial move on Hendrick Chevy driver Chase Elliott that saw Elliott hit the wall and exit the race.  It was Hamlin's 2nd win of 2020. Sunday's Darlington winner Kevin Harvick was third while Brad Keselowski and Erik Jones rounded out the top 5.
Andretti and Alonso to race at Indy Saturday
  Mario Andretti making esports debut at virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Racing legend Mario Andretti and two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso are the latest motorsport stars to join Torque Esports/Engine Media’s’ All-Star Legends Trophy event to be held Saturday on a virtual version of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 80-year-old Andretti, a former Indy 500 winner, Daytona 500 victor, Formula 1 champion and four-time INDYCAR champion, will make his esports debut on the rFactor 2 simulated version of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 
#500atHome Activities To Deliver Race Week Excitement
  Traditions to Indianapolis 500 Fans
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is embracing the spirit of the Month of May and the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge by celebrating #500atHome. Virtual and socially distanced activities are planned for this entire week - the traditional Race Week - for fans leading up to a special national broadcast of the "Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again" on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. (ET) on NBC.
Harvick gets 50th NASCAR Cup win at Darlington
  by Brandon Reed
Kevin Harvick won the Real Heros 400 NASCAR Cup race at Darlington Sunday, the first NASCAR race in 7 weeks since the pandemic shutdown. Harvick drove his #4 Stewart-Haas Ford to a 2.154s win over the #88 Hendrick Chevy of Alex Bowman and the #1 Ganassi Chevy of Kurt Busch. Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-5
Would Ferrari really come to IndyCar?
  What does IndyCar provide a global brand like Ferrari?
Like many IndyCar fans I am salivating at the prospect that Ferrari is eyeing IndyCar. It certainly would raise IndyCar's profile globally and possibly bring IndyCar that third engine supplier they have coveted. However, Ferrari is a global brand. It races in F1 because F1 is a global race series.  It races in sports cars because they race globally. But IndyCar is strictly a domestic brand that makes periodic feeble attempts to race globally and fails every time. Ferrari has admitted to looking at IndyCar for 2022? But why? We examine the topic in some detail.
World tour of the "Iron Maiden" ends at home
  A background story about Porsche works driver Simona de Silvestro
The Indianapolis racing oval; 19 May, 2011: After some rainy days, the track finally begins to dry and 40 drivers get ready to tackle the 95th running of the Indy 500. This prestigious race is one of the world’s greatest motor racing challenges on a par with the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s 12.25 pm, just past noon. Simona de Silvestro heads into the sixth lap in her green and white Dallara. Suddenly, the suspension breaks, the car crashes into the wall, catapults head over tail into the infield and bursts into flames.
Sauber at 50: a Swiss success story
  F1 team is 50 years strong
Sauber celebrates half a century of history today, as the company marks the 50th anniversary of its founding on the 15th of May, 1970. Since that day, when Peter Sauber started the eponymous brand, the name has become a familiar one in motor racing, moving from hillclimbs to circuit racing before achieving success at the highest levels of sportscar racing and making the move to Formula One at the beginning of the 1993 season. In this time, the team helped launch the careers of many fast drivers, including past (and likely future) World Champions; and it extended into a business comprising thriving Engineering and Aerodynamics arms.
Alfa Romeo was 1st Constructor To Win The F1 Title
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