Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for coronavirus

The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday evening cast a shadow over the historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader races coming up Saturday and Sunday. There was no indication any races would be affected.

NASCAR race begins after show of support for Bubba Wallace

In an extraordinary act of solidarity with NASCAR’s only Black driver, dozens of drivers pushed the car belonging to Bubba Wallace to the front of the field before Monday’s race as FBI agents nearby tried to find out who left a noose in his garage stall over the weekend.

NASCAR bans Confederate flag

NASCAR on Wednesday announced that Confederate flags will be banned from all tracks and events. Many are wondering how the new policy will be enforced.