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James Bennett: Big changes for NASCAR

Talladega Superspeedway

NASCAR made history with the release of its 2021 schedule, a series of bold moves aimed at rebuilding interest in the sport.

The changes were not as dramatic as banning Confederate symbols from tracks across the country, but they’re aimed at fueling passion among diehard followers and attracting casual fans who flocked to the sport after Dale Earnhardt’s death in 2001.

James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or