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Matt Crafton Annihilates the Field in Dominant Atlanta Truck Win

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HAMPTON, GA.—There's no letup in Matt Crafton.The two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton charged to the front from his 15th-place starting position and ran away from the rest of the field in Saturday's Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. At the end of a 74-lap green flag run—the longest in NCWTS history at Atlanta—Crafton crossed the finish line 8.752 seconds ahead of runner-up Ty Dillon. Keystone Light Polesitter Ben Kennedy came home third, a distant 10.275 seconds behind the race winner. Daniel Suarez finished fourth, followed by Tyler Reddick, last week’s winner at Daytona. The…

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Harvick Holds off Logano to Win Third Straight NASCAR XFINITY Race in Atlanta

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HAMPTON, Ga.—If you had to pick one driver to knock Joey Logano off his pedestal at Atlanta Motor Speedway, you couldn't make a better choice than Kevin Harvick. Holding off Logano after a restart on Lap 140 of 163, Harvick won Saturday's Hisense 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, ending a success streak that saw Logano beat Harvick for the win in the Daytona 500 and edge Harvick for the Coors Light Pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (1 p.m. ET on FOX) at AMS. The victory was Harvick’s third straight at Atlanta and fourth…

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Is Kahne Able: Kasey goes for repeat at Atlanta

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By Staff Reports NASCAR Wire Service   Kasey Kahne was in desperation mode at Atlanta Motor Speedway last August. Sitting in 18th on the Chase Grid – 33 points below the 16th-place cut off line – the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports driver needed a win to make NASCAR’s playoffs. Kahne came through. He seized the lead with two laps remaining, cruising to Victory Lane, and more importantly, a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. “There won't be as much pressure on us for a while now, I guess,” Kahne said after the race. “Just to make it, I…

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New Tracks Highlight Return Of NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash

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  New Tracks Highlight Return Of NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash Potential $1M Bonus For Drivers And Fan Sweepstakes Highlight Program DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2015) – Three new tracks headline the “Dash 4 Cash” program as it  returns for the seventh consecutive year, and first as part of the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Dover International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway will debut as part of the program, while Indianapolis Motor Speedway will return in 2015. Designed to highlight the unique competition between championship-eligible NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers, the highly recognizable program will potentially result in $1…

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Atlanta

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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES Logano Aims For Rare 2-fer Joey Logano followed up his career-year of 2014 with a stirring win in the Daytona 500, becoming the second youngest driver to win the Great American Race at 24 years old. Now he looks to accomplish another rare feat: Back-to-back wins in the season’s first two races. It’s only happened five times since the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ inception in 1949, the last by Matt Kenseth in 2009. The five drivers to do it: Marvin Panch (1957), Bob Welborn (1959), David Pearson (1976), Jeff Gordon (1997) and Kenseth. Logano has a…

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Stewart-Haas Racing Names Regan Smith Interim Driver for No. 41 Team at Atlanta

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Stewart-Haas Racing has named Regan Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend Feb. 26-March 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Smith will begin driving the No. 41 car during the open test session on Thursday. The race on Sunday will be Smith’s seventh Sprint Cup start at Atlanta. His most recent Sprint Cup start at the 1.54-mile oval was on Sept. 2, 2012 when he finished 14th. Atlanta will be Smith’s second race in the No. 41 car. He drove the Haas Automation Chevrolet to a…

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Risk Vs Reward; Is Sell On Saturday Worth Missing Sunday?

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By: Pete MacDonald Something happened this past Saturday that has been building up for many years and unfortunately happened on our biggest stage of the year. On Lap 111 of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Daytona Kyle Busch and Erik Jones made contact bunching the field up staring a chain reaction that caused a multi-car pileup sending Kyle Busch into the infield wall head on. Busch would  be in obvious pain which we later found out was a compound fracture of the right leg and a broken bone in his left foot, his return to racing is indefinite right…

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Daytona 500 Notebook

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Feb. 22, 2015   By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Teammates’ engine failures didn’t worry Logano’s crew chief DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano might have been sitting on a powder keg, but crew chief Todd Gordon wasn’t about to worry about it. On Lap 161 in Sunday’s 57th running of the Great American Race, the engine in the No. 2 Team Penske Ford of Brad Keselowski exploded. Fifteen laps later, Ryan Blaney’s engine did the same thing. Under the circumstances, Logano might have had misgivings about his own power plant, given that the failures had just taken a…

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Logano Caps Spectacular Race with Daytona 500 Victory

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By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—The record will reflect that Joey Logano won Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500 under caution, when a multicar wreck on the backstretch forced NASCAR to wave the yellow flag as Logano led the field into the final corner on the second lap of a green-white-checkered-flag finish. But the notation of that final caution does no justice to the memory of a race that produced some of the most scintillating restrictor-plate racing in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. From a restart on Lap 182 of a scheduled 200, fans standing—not…

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Jeff Gordon Sits on the Pole, Crashes, and Finishes 33rd; But is Still Smiling?

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By: Pete MacDonald Jeff Gordon had one of the fastest cars down here during Speedweek’s at Daytona International Speedway after sitting on the pole for his final Daytona 500; it seemed that everything surrounded the 4-Time Sprint Cup Champion this week. Gordon would run up front early and often in The Great American race leading 87 of the 200 scheduled laps. Gordon would be involved with the final caution of the even that also ended the Daytona 500 when Austin Dillon made contact with the Left-Rear of Gordon triggering a multi car incident down the backstretch on the final lap…

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Joey Logano Takes Down Daytona 500

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By: Pete MacDonald Middletown, CT’s Joey Logano won the 57th Annual Daytona 500 under caution on Sunday over a hard-charging Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and all but punched his ticket to the 2015 NASCAR Chase to the Cup. The final caution occurred when Austin Dillon made contact with Pole-Sitter Jeff Gordon coming off of Turn 2 triggering a multi car incident as the field headed down the backstretch on a Green-White-Checkered after the 51 of Justin Allgaier blew up and crashed in the Tri-Oval with just three laps to go. It was the second win in the Super…

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Ryan Reed Gets First XFINITY Win at Daytona; Crash Sidelines Kyle Busch for Daytona 500

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By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—With a spectacular last-lap move to the inside, not to mention a timely shove from Roush Fenway Raceway teammate Chris Buescher, Ryan Reed stormed to his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in Saturday’s Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.   “Oh, my God, we won Daytona!” exulted Reed, who has overcome a diagnosis of Type I diabetes to drive full-time in the XFINITY Series.   Buescher finished second, .089 seconds behind, with Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon and Brad Keselowski claiming positions three through five. Keselowski was leading at the…

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Hendrick Motorsports Duel Double Up, Danica vs. Denny, and Ryan Blaney Make Thursday Night Interesting In Daytona

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By: Pete MacDonald The fact of the matter is this, if you drive a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet down at Daytona International Speedway this weeks, odds are that you’re fast.  Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson sat on the front row this past Sunday during qualifying. After Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson swept the Budweiser Duels last night, Hendrick cars now start 1-2-3 for this Sunday’s Daytona 500.  “I’m so glad to be able to get through tonight in one piece cause I know this car is that good”, said Earnhardt Jr. in Victory Lane Thursday night after winning duel number…

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Thursday Daytona Notebook

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Notebook Items: - Jeff Gordon teases occasional return after 2015 - Waltrip, Hamlin show off golf skills - Few take advantage of Thursday practice DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Never say never.   Though Jeff Gordon has left the door cracked ever so slightly when it comes to a possible appearance on the track after 2015, he’s more likely to end his competitive role in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing at the end of the season.   “I have too much respect for other drivers that have ended their career or said they were going to end their career of driving the Cup…

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Earnhardt, Johnson complete Hendrick sweep of Daytona Duels

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Hendrick Motorsports swept the front-row starting positions for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Apparently enjoying the feeling, HMS then swept Thursday’s Budweiser Duel at Daytona twin 150-mile qualifying races. Dale Earnhardt Jr. came from his last-place starting position to win Thursday night’s first Budweiser Duel at Daytona 150-mile qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, as unsung heroes behind him diced their way into the 57th running of the Great American Race (1 p.m. ET on FOX). Jimmie Johnson, on the pole for the second Duel and already locked into the outside of the front row for the Daytona…

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Gordon’s ‘Great American’ Goodbye

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  Staff Report NASCAR Wire Service   Jeff Gordon kicked off his final full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season the best way he possibly could – by winning the Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole.   The 43-year-old will attempt to launch his farewell full-schedule campaign in even grander fashion in Sunday’s 57th running of “The Great American Race” (1 p.m. ETon FOX) by becoming the 10th Daytona 500 winner to visit Victory Lane from the pole.   “I can't think of anything cooler than to start this season, the Daytona 500, my final Daytona 500, final full season, on the…

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Wednesday Daytona Notebook

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  Wednesday Daytona Notebook   Notebook Items: NASCAR modifies Daytona qualifying format for XFINITY, Trucks Patrick goes to backup car NASCAR clarifies Chase eligibility   Feb. 18, 2015   NASCAR modifies Daytona qualifying format for XFINITY, Trucks   By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Why have a five-minute qualifying session if no one is going to use the full five minutes? That was one of the rationales NASCAR considered in streamlining the time trial process for the NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series for events to be held at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. The first round…

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Bowyer Goes Off, Black Helicopters And A Four-Time Champion Comes Out On Top Sunday In Daytona

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By: Pete MacDonald Photo Credit: NASCAR/Getty Images It seems that just about everybody except Jeff Gordon bashed NASCAR for the group qualifying sessions on Sunday. People forget that it was changed to draw more interest into qualifying and the fact of the matter is this, we all tuned in so who is the fool in all of this? I like Michael Waltrip's idea for group qualifying on the plate tracks, Practice Friday, Your practice times line up Heat Races for Saturday, Qualify 1-36 through the Heats and fill in 37-43 with provisional's. NASCAR has always said they didn't utilize heat…

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Jeb Burton Signs with BK Racing for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

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CHARLOTTE, NC (February 9, 2015) - Jeb Burton has signed with BK Racing for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season, as the driver of the No. 26 Toyota Camry. Jeb Burton, the son of Daytona 500 Champion Ward Burton, will be competing in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as a Rookie of the Year Contender. Twenty-two year old Burton has had a great start to his racing career with one Camping World Truck Series win, seven Top 5's, nineteen Top 10's and seven Coors Light Pole awards. After finishing in the Top 10 55% of the time in…

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Helton Named Vice Chairman of NASCAR, Dewar Added To NASCAR Board of Directors

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2015) – NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France announced today that Mike Helton has been named Vice Chairman of NASCAR and Chief Operating Officer Brent Dewar has been added to the NASCAR Board of Directors, effective immediately.   Helton has served as NASCAR President since 2000 and has been with the sanctioning body in various roles since 1994. In his new capacity, Helton will remain the senior NASCAR official at all national series racing events overseeing competition, work closely with France on long-term strategic planning and represent NASCAR in a wide-range of roles…

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Thompson Champions to Shine at Mohegan Sun; Facility Moves Banquet to Casino as Part of 75 Year Anniversary Celebration

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THOMPSON, CONN. – Officials from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) announced this morning that the 2015 Championship Awards Banquet will be held at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The change in venue is part of the facility’s 75 year anniversary celebration. “We are excited to be moving our banquet to Mohegan Sun this season. Their staff was extremely patient and accommodating as we worked through all of the logistics, and we ended up with a terrific venue at a manageable cost for our race teams.  I think that this will be a significant enhance to what we offer our…

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Money Beats Talent

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-By: Pete MacDonald I've been saying this for a while now, maybe this has been the case for a long time now, maybe I'm noticing it more than ever, but it's really bothering me more and more. How ridiculous is it that how far you go in this sport depends on how much money you can bring to the table. Maybe this is one of the reasons that the sport is suffering, the product is watered down between drivers that can legitimately  drive and kids that are just rich looking for a way to become a race car driver. Long…

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2015 Sprint Unlimited Format Set; Fans to Join Crew Chiefs in Setting Starting Grid

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 5, 2015) – NASCAR announced today that the season-opening 75-lap Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 14, will be split into two segments. A competition caution at lap 25 will separate the segments in the non-points event, scheduled for an 8:15 p.m. ET start (live on FOX, Motor Racing Network Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).   New this year, select fans will be paired with each crew chief for a random drawing to determine starting and pit road positions.  The drawings will take place on Friday, Feb. 13 at the FDOT Main Stage…

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NASCAR, NBCSN Reveal Robust 2015 Regional Touring Series Broadcast Schedule

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Unprecedented 39-Race Slate For K&N Pro Series, Whelen Modified Tours; K&N Pro Series East Richmond race moved to Fall weekend DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2015) – NASCAR and NBC Sports Group announced today an unprecedented broadcast line-up of NASCAR’s popular regional touring series, with a 39-race telecast schedule for racing’s premiere grassroots series as their landmark partnership begins this season. NBCSN’s slate features all 25 K&N Pro Series races between the top developmental series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. The coming season will also see triple the television exposure from previous years…

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‘The Ultimate’ DAYTONA 500 Moment? NASCAR Lets Fans Decide In New Digital And Social Campaign

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Photo Courtesy Nascar/Getty Images The ‘Ultimate DAYTONA 500 Moment Challenge’ Encourages Fans To Vote On The Moments That Have Made The DAYTONA 500 ‘The Great American Race’ Daytona Beach, Fla. (February 2, 2015) — Lee Petty in a “photo finish” for the ages. Fist fights on the backstretch. “The Intimidator’s” long-awaited trip to victory lane. The DAYTONA 500® has produced some of the most monumental moments in sports history and now fans have the chance to decide which one is the best of the best. From Feb. 2 – Feb. 19, NASCAR® is inviting sports fans to visit DaytonaMoments.NASCAR.com to…

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Clint Bowyer Senses Newfound Optimism at Michael Waltrip Racing

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By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Photo Courtesy of NASCAR/Getty Images Clint Bowyer senses newfound optimism at Michael Waltrip Racing CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Clint Bowyer didn’t mince words. “There’s no reason to sugar-coat it — we sucked,” Bowyer said Tuesday with the no-nonsense frankness that has endeared him to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans. True enough, Michael Waltrip Racing’s performance as an organization was substandard in 2014. MWR failed to win a race last year and didn’t put a driver into the expanded field for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Bowyer hasn’t won a Cup event since the Chase race…

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Reigning Champion Harvick Feels No Pressure as 2015 Season Approaches

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By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Photo Courtesy of NASCAR/Getty Images CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Kevin Harvick acknowledged Tuesday that he approaches the defense of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with a wide range of feelings, but intense pressure is not one of them. He enjoyed the thrill of winning the title by winning the final two races, when no other results would have led to a championship outcome. And winning one title certainly has whetted Harvick’s appetite for a second one. The driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet said as much during Tuesday’s appearance on the Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Media…

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As 2015 Season Approaches, Joe Gibbs Racing Deals with Massive Changes

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Photo Courtesy of NASCAR/Getty Images CHARLOTTE, N.C.—In contemplating his future at Joe Gibbs Racing, driver Carl Edwards draws inspiration from an unlikely source—Kevin Harvick. With a new team, a new crew chief and a new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format in 2014, Kevin Harvick drove his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet to the series championship. With a new team (Joe Gibbs Racing), a new crew chief (Darian Grubb), a new manufacturer (Toyota) and a new sponsor (Arris), Edwards is both encouraged by Harvick’s success last year and hopeful he can follow the same blueprint. “I believe the Chase format favors…

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NASCAR Chairman Confirms No Changes to the Chase for 2015

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.--The way NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France sees it, no news is good news, as far as potential changes to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format are concerned. In confirming that the sanctioning body will stand pat with its 10-race playoff format this year, France indicated that one of the primary governing factors in the decision to keep the Chase status quo was the overwhelming response from fans. “I want to talk a little bit about the Chase, because it's overwhelmingly popular with the most important stakeholder--our fans,” said NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France in…

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New Names Fill 2015 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Roster

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (Jan. 26, 2015) – NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), the leading developmental platform for female and multicultural drivers and pit crew members, announced its 2015 class today. The program welcomes four talented program newcomers to the roster of six drivers striving to transition into the sport’s national series spotlight. Rev Racing, the program’s competition arm, has played a key role in the development of 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suarez. “Taking steps to find and develop young female and multicultural…

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New NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Combination Ready for NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---When the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour descends upon Stafford Motor Speedway on April 25-26 for the 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler, there will be a new driver/owner combination in the field. Riverhead native Tom Rogers, Jr. has teamed up with car owner Bill Darrow for what they hope can turn into a full-time effort on the Tour for the 2015 season. “I was looking for some extra help because it takes a lot of guys to run a tour car and Tommy has a few crew guys and he’s also local right here in Riverhead,” said…

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Call Before You Dig Returns as First Place SK Modified® Contingency Sponsor at Stafford Motor Speedway

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that Call Before You Dig has renewed their participation in the contingency program by presenting a $150 bonus to each SK Modified® feature winner during the 2015 season. This year will mark the 6th consecutive season that CBYD has been a contingency program partner with Stafford’s premier SK Modified® division. CBYD’s $150 bonus brings the SK Modified® feature winners check up to $1,700. In addition to their contingency program partnership, CBYD will serve as the title sponsor of the track’s Technical Inspection Zone for the ninth consecutive season of NASCAR Whelen All American…

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Mike Christopher, Jr. Ready to Make SK Modified® Debut at Stafford Motor Speedway

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---When the green flag falls on the 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler on April 25-26 at Stafford Motor Speedway, the track’s premier SK Modified® division will see second generation driver Mike Christopher, Jr. among its rookie crop of drivers. Christopher began the 2014 season behind the wheel of a Legend Car but he finished out the year driving the final 5 races in the track’s SK Light division. He is now making the move into the SK Modified® division where he will race against his Uncle Ted and the rest of the SK Modified® field on…

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NASCAR Statement from Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR Executive Vice President & Chief Racing Development Officer on Brian Vickers Participation in 2015 Season

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 21, 2015) – “With the clearance from his physicians, Brian Vickers has satisfied all necessary NASCAR requirements to resume racing on March 5. Further, NASCAR has reviewed the circumstances surrounding his situation and has determined that he will maintain Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup eligibility despite neither entering nor attempting to qualify in the first two championship events, provided he meets all other necessary eligibility requirements.” Contact: Kurt Culbert NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications [xyz-ihs snippet="Bottom-2Large-Block-AdSense-Centered"]

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NASCAR and NASCAR Team Properties Select Fanatics to Operate At-Track Merchandise Business

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New At-Track Shopping Environment to Provide Fans with Convenience and Wide Selection of High-Quality NASCAR-Branded Merchandise DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 21, 2015) – NASCAR, NASCAR Team Properties (NTP) and Fanatics jointly announced today a 10-year agreement for the sport’s at-track merchandise business that will deliver fans an enhanced, experiential shopping environment. As part of the agreement, Fanatics has acquired certain exclusive rights from NASCAR and NTP that will make the company the primary retailer of NASCAR, team and driver merchandise at all 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends. Fanatics, the market leader for officially licensed sports merchandise, powers the…

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52nd Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona Set for 2:30PM Start

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(LAT Photo USA for IMSA) The 52nd anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the debut event for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, will start at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Other schedule highlights include Rolex 24 At Daytona qualifying on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 3:45 p.m., the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race on Friday, Jan. 24 at 1:45 p.m. and a pair of IMSA Ferrari Challenge races on Friday, Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 9:35 a.m. The complete event schedule is available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. The TUDOR Championship is the result of the merger…

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Wendell Scott: Legend, Trailblazer … and NASCAR Hall of Famer

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(Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) Wendell Scott: Legend, Trailblazer … and NASCAR Hall of Famer Scott’s Legacy a Story of Perseverance, Excellence (Note: This release is part of a series in advance of the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Jan. 30, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, Motor Racing Network Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White are the five 2015 inductees.) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 19, 2015) – During a 13-year premier series career, Wendell Scott likely never considered…

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Joey Logano to Visit with Fans at 2015 PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show

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OAKS, PA January 3, 2015 . . . Joey Logano, the man who could very well become the next NASCAR Sprint Cup champion will visit with fans at the huge Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show which is set to take place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA January 23-25. Many have indicated strong feelings that 24 year old Joey Logano, recently married, could very well take the title in 2015 based on the improvement he has shown in recent years and the big year…

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Driscoll vs. Busch …. True Or Not It Does Not Belong In The Motorsports Headlines

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Driscoll vs. Busch .... True Or Not It Does Not Belong In The Motorsports Headlines By: Ro Cowan I am tired of hearing all this crap about Kurt Busch allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and how she is in fear for her life and the safety of her child. I lived through an abusive relationship and let me let you in on a few things. Patricia Driscoll was not afraid for her life, not then and not now. How do I know this? Well for one if she was she would not have manipulated the court system to get custody of…

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Health Issues Sideline Vickers Again

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CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will not be available to race during the early part of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues. The team has not announced who will drive the No. 55 Toyota in place of Vickers. “Brian has been a part of the MWR family since 2012 and our thoughts today are with Brian, his wife Sarah and the Vickers family,” said MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman. “As a race team, MWR has plenty to consider and we will confer with our partners, including Aaron’s and Toyota. As this is fresh…

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NASCAR Night Of Champions Honors Seven Titlist Top Performers Of 2014 Celebrated At NASCAR Hall Of Fame

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NASCAR Night Of Champions Honors Seven Titlist Top Performers Of 2014 Celebrated At NASCAR Hall Of Fame CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2014) — The culmination and coronation of a season-long – and career-defining – road to NASCAR glory came Saturday night for seven drivers. Abraham Calderón summed it up the best on stage at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions. “This championship was a dream a few years ago,” said the 26-year-old Monterrey, Mexico driver as he accepted the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series title. “It was really hard. But now that it’s real, it’s way better than I could…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Receives 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Receives 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick Earns Seven Honors DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2014) – In recognition of his career achievements as a champion driver, team owner and philanthropist, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the recipient of the 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award, a prestigious accolade recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing. “This doesn’t even seem real,” said an emotional Earnhardt after receiving the honor at the 2014 NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon held at Wynn Las Vegas. “The…

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Newman Comes up Just Short in Quest for First Sprint Cup Title

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Newman Comes up Just Short in Quest for First Sprint Cup Title Nov. 16, 2014 By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Without a victory this season, Ryan Newman couldn't really point fingers at anyone when his heroic quest for a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship came up one position short Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But, in a tongue-in-cheek way, he did manage to point the fickle finger of blame at-–of all people–-Jeff Gordon. "I was thinking, when I got out of the car, that our tables really turned when Gordon didn't win Phoenix (last week),” Newman said. “If…

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Harvick Wins at Homestead to Secure First NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship

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Harvick Wins at Homestead to Secure First NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Nov. 16, 2014 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla.—The fastest driver doesn't always win a race—or a championship—but on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick did both. Driving a No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet that has been the class of the field for most of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Harvick won Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at the 1.5-mile intermediate track and claimed his first premier series championship after a three-lap drag race against underdog title contender Ryan Newman. Harvick was so wrapped up in…

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