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LAWSUIT: Former NASCAR official Mauricia Grant is suing the sanctioning body for $250 million, claiming racial and sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

SUMMERNATIONALS: The UMP Summernationals for dirt late models kicks off this week. The event in its 20th year, features 26 races in 31 days.

NEW DIRECTOR: Bob Baker has been tabbed as the new executive director of the national Sprint Car Hall of Fame, replacing Tom Schmeh, who has moved to the position of museum curator.

PETTY NEWS: Petty Enterprises announced a partnership with Boston Ventures and the resigning of driver Bobby Labonte.

FIRST-TIMER: Robert Kubica won the Canadian Grand Prix, becoming the first Polish driver to win a Formula One race. He also claimed the lead in the World Driving Championship standings.

POWER RANKINGS: With his third victory of the season IndyCar Series point-leader Scott Dixon moved to the top of the National Speed Sport News Power Rankings. The National Speed Sport News Power Rankings are published weekly in the 74-year-old motorsports publication

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