President Donald Trump lashed out at the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top racing series and appeared to criticize the league for banning the Confederate flag.
Patriots of America, a political action committee supporting President Trump’s reelection bid, is sponsoring Go Fas Racing’s No. 32 car for nine races through NASCAR’s 2020 season.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says that "in lots of cases, Black people are more racist than white people." Lewis Hamilton, the only Black driver in F1, calls that "ignorant and uneducated."
The Daytona 500 had to be rescheduled due to rain on Sunday for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR's season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.
Pre-race coverage begins at 1 p.m. Sunday on FOX 35 followed by the race at 2:30 p.m.
Trump has hosted previous NASCAR champions at the White House and last October awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to motorsports titan Roger Penske.
Shawn Langdon beat Kalitta Motorsports teammate J.R. Todd in the Funny Car final Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway.
John Force powered to the No. 1 spot in Funny Car on Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.