May 01, 2020 12:21 AM

NASCAR to resume season May 17 with 7 races in 10 days

Posted May 01, 2020 12:21 AM

By JENNA FRYER
AP Auto Racing Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR will resume its season without fans starting May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

The premier Cup Series will then race three more times in a 10-day span, with one more at Darlington and then two at the track outside Charlotte, North Carolina.

NASCAR joins the UFC as the first major sports organizations to announce specific return to play plans since the coronavirus pandemic shut down U.S. sports in mid-March. 

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May 01, 2020 12:21 AM
KC uses fifth-year option on Mahomes
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Patrick Mahomes. Photo courtesy the Chiefs

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are exercising their fifth-year option on Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, a person familiar with their decision told The Associated Press, though both sides remain optimistic that they will agree on a long-term contract before the start of the season.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs had not announced the move.

Teams are allowed to use a fifth-year option on players selected in the first round of the NFL draft.

If the Chiefs are unable to sign Mahomes to a long-term deal, he would be due a base salary of $25 million for the 2021 season.