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Select NBC Gold Pass sites available free for limited time

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NBC Sports Gold will provide free access to several of its most popular passes for a limited time. These sites include TrackPass, Pro Motocross Pass and IndyCar Pass. Sign up for access is available at here.

Users will need to create an account and then select from several packages. TrackPass and Motocross Pass will be free until May 1. IndyCar Pass will be free until May 31.

TrackPass content includes full replays of select NASCAR races since its launch in 2019 as well as long-form documentaries featuring the sports’ greatest stars. IMSA, K&N and Modified races are also available.

American Flat Track’s full 2019 season can be accessed through TrackPass.

Pro Motocross Pass includes all races and qualifying shows from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons as well as highlights.

Full event IndyCar replays from the 2019 season are available, giving users thousands of hours to help get through the loss of races due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other free Gold Passes can be accessed for golf, soccer, lacrosse, track and field, rugby, cycling and snow sports.

Lewis Hamilton receives Daytona 500 invitation from Bubba Wallace

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Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the new NASCAR Cup Series team formed by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan to field a car for Bubba Wallace.

Will the six-time Formula One champion also be a fan in person at a NASCAR race in the near future?

Wallace is hoping so.

After Hamilton tweeted his support Tuesday morning about the news of a Hamlin-Jordan-Wallace team making its debut with the 2021 season, Wallace responded with a sly invitation to the Daytona 500.

Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

But it would seem fitting given that Hamilton and Wallace have been two of the world’s most outspoken Black athletes about the quest for diversity and racial justice. Hamilton recently reaffirmed his commitment to activism after his donning a Breonna Taylor shirt sparked an FIA inquiry.

The idea of Hamilton attending the season opener already had legs, too. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver has expressed a desire to race the Daytona 500 after he has retired from Formula One.

He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.

Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jeff Gordon was flanked by Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton before the 2015 Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images).