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Chief executive’s arrest complicates NASCAR’s already cloudy future

NASCAR was already facing headwinds when Brian Z. France, its chief executive and chairman, was pulled over in Sag Harbor, New York, Sunday night. France was arrested on charges of drunken driving and drug possession, adding leadership instability to the challenges facing stock car racing, including attendance woes, declining television ratings and opaque finances that potential investors who could help ...

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Travis Mack named new Xfinity Series crew chief for Michael Annett

Travis Mack, who began the season as Kasey Kahne’s crew chief in the NASCAR Cup Series, is returning to JR Motorsports. Mack will take over as crew chief for JRM’s No. 5 Chevrolet team and driver Michael Annett in the Xfinity Series beginning this weekend at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. Mack replaces Jason Stockert. Mack, 35, is a former employee ...

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Kahne's former crew chief “didn't see eye to eye” with team owner

Kasey Kahne says he was not behind the recent change of his crew chief in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Last week, Kahne’s Leavine Family Racing team named Jon Leonard, the team engineer, as interim crew chief, replacing Travis Mack, who had to the No. 95 Chevrolet team from Hendrick Motorsports, where he served as car chief for the ...

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Kyle Busch's Xfinity Series crew chief suspended

After winning Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono, Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry failed post-race inspection. The car was found to be too high in the left front, resulting in an L1 penalty. Crew chief Eric Phillips has been suspended for one championship event and fined $ 10,000. The team has also been assessed the loss ...

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Milwaukee chief apologizes for arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Bucks guard Sterling Brown on Wednesday for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include the use of a stun gun, and he said some officers were disciplined. Brown, who is black, responded with a statement that described the incident as “an attempt at police ...

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Chief Wahoo protester pleads guilty to theft of grant money

CLEVELAND (AP) A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians‘ Chief Wahoo mascot is racist has pleaded guilty to stealing money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland said Wednesday that 71-year-old Robert Roche pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from programs receiving federal funds. Prosecutors say the Cleveland man ...

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Pole-sitter Kyle Larson to start from rear at Dover; car chief ejected

After failing pre-race inspection three times, pole-sitter Kyle Larson will have to start from the rear of the field for the AAA 400 at Dover. His car chief David Bryant has also been ejected from the race track. Alex Bowman and Austin Dillon, who qualified 15th and 27th respectively, will be joining Larson at the rear of the field. Bowman ...

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