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It’s Busch Again at Texas

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Kyle Busch sweeps second straight NASCAR weekend with Sprint Cup win at Texas Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FORT WORTH, TX- April 10, 2016- Opportunistic Kyle Busch sped away from the rest of the field after a restart with 33 laps left in Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and collected his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. What’s more, Busch won his fourth straight NASCAR national series race, having swept last week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup events at Martinsville and having…

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Brunnhoelzl Scores Second Straight Win

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Four-time Champion Stays Hot With Another Win At South Boston Story By: TIM SOUTHERS / NASCAR MEDIA     Photo By: GRANT HALVERSON / NASCAR SOUTH BOSTON, VA- April 10, 2016- It didn’t take a late-race pass like last week to get the win, but George Brunnhoelzl III had to work hard to score his second straight NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour triumph. Brunnhoelzl passed Andy Seuss on Lap 125 to regain the lead and held off Burt Myers to win the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway on Saturday. The victory was the 27th of his storied career and he…

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‘Rowdy’ Tames Texas for XFINITY Series Win

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Kyle Busch wins record eighth XFINITY Series race at Texas Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FORT WORTH, TX- April 9, 2016- Kyle Busch broke his NASCAR XFINITY Series “losing streak” on Friday night and in the process moved into rarefied air in the Lone Star State. With a dominating victory from the pole in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, Busch won for the fourth time in five XFINITY starts this year. His only loss in that stretch was a second-place run after a late blown tire robbed…

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Edwards Quickest in Texas Qualifying

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Carl Edwards streaks to pole position at Texas Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR FORT WORTH, TX- April 9, 2016- Carl Edwards didn’t run a perfect lap in Friday’s final round of knockout qualifying, but he had plenty of car to compensate. “I made a little mistake, and I thought that was going to cost us,” said Edwards, who earned the top starting spot for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 (on FOX at 7:30 p.m. ET) at Texas Motor Speedway with a lap at 194.609 mph. “Fortunately, our car is very fast.…

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New England Racing Season Takes Off at Thompson Icebreaker

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The 42nd Annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Heralds in the New England Racing Season Story By: THERESA CONDICT / TSMP MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT- April 7, 2016- This week’s early spring snow makes the name of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s (TSMP) season-opening event more appropriate than ever this year. The 42nd Annual Icebreaker on April 9th-10th will bring the racing season into full swing as twelve divisions of racing take to the track over two action-packed days, headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT). Defending NWMT champion, Doug Coby and the No.…

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Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: Thompson

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Whelan Modified Tour 2016 Championship: Take Coby or the Field? Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM   DAYTONA BEACH, FL- April 6, 2016-  Doug Coby has captured three of the last four NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships. During that period has won one out of every four races. When laying out the odds for 2016 championship contenders, his dominance begs the question: Do you take Coby or the field? Ryan Preece has been Coby’s chief competitor during that run. He won the 2012 title and was runner-up to Coby the other three seasons.…

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Thompson Icebreaker 150 Kicks Off WMT Campaign

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Thompson Starts New England Racing Season With 42nd Annual Icebreaker Story By: THERESA CONDICT / THOMPSON MOTORSPORTS PARK MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT- April 5, 2016- The winter is over in New England and that means one thing — it’s time for the Icebreaker. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park will open the 2016 New England racing scene this weekend, with the 42nd annual running of the historic weekend. The event has started the New England season for years and includes the start of the points championship chase for many iconic divisions across New England. As in the…

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Timmy Solomito Hoping for Stafford Speedway Success in Spring Sizzler

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Solomito Ready For NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT- April 5, 2016- After completing his second full season of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition and his first with the #16 R.B. Enterprises/Diversified Metals team, Islip, NY native Timmy Solomito is looking forward to returning to Stafford Motor Speedway for the 45th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler®.  Solomito twice matched his career best finish of third at Stafford last year and as much as he is looking forward to coming back o the Connecticut half mile, he says…

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Seuss Ready for Back to Back South Boston Victories

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Seuss Has His Eyes Firmly On South Boston Story By: TIM SOUTHERS / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR SOUTH BOSTON, VA- April 5, 2016-  When the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedule comes out each year, Andy Seuss circles the two South Boston Speedway races on his calendar. The defending two-time tour champion leads all current drivers with three South Boston victories, and is looking for back-to-back wins headed into the April 9 150-lap NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race. He won last fall’s stop at South Boston for his 21st career win. “I love everything about…

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Martinsville: How Sweep It Is for Kyle Busch

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Busch Completes Martinsville Sweep with Sprint Cup Victory Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, VA- April 4, 2016- Kyle Busch came to Martinsville Speedway this weekend with no grandfather clock trophies from the shortest and tightest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series short tracks. He left with two clocks after completing an unprecedented Martinsville sweep in Sunday’s STP 500, and, appropriately, the first question he radioed to his crew after his celebratory burnouts dealt with telling time. “What time is it?” crowed the reigning series champion, who a day earlier had…

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Kyle Busch Breaks Martinsville Drought with Truck Race Win

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Kyle Busch, come get your clock Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, VA- April 3, 2016- Leading a race-high 123 of 255 laps, Kyle Busch pulled off an overtime victory in Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway and filled a major hole in his resume by securing the coveted grandfather clock that goes to the victor. “I’ve got a couple owners’ ones, but never one of my own,” said Busch, who got an excellent launch on the final restart and won the…

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Late Race Pass Pays Off for Brunnhoelzl

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Collects First So. Modified Tour Victory of 2016 At Concord Story By: TIM SOUTHERS / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   CONCORD, NC- April 3, 2016- Late race heroics paid off for George Brunnhoelzl III at North Carolina’s Concord Speedway. The 33-year-old North Babylon, New York, native joined the battle for first place with 12 laps remaining and passed Ted Christopher with three laps to go to collect his first win of the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season and his 26th career tour win. Saturday at the half-mile oval saw more passing in in the first…

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New Driver-Team Combos set for 2016 Whelen Tour Season

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Silly Season Pairings Settle In For 2016 Whelen Tour Season Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, FL- April 2, 2016- Each offseason brings change to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and a handful of familiar names are gearing up for the coming 2016 season with different teams. When the 32nd season of Whelen Modified Tour competition starts next weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, one-fifth of the drivers in the starting lineup will be with different teams. Chase Dowling, Rowan Pennink, Woody Pitkat, Ron Silk and Todd Szegedy have all changed…

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Logano Tops the Speed Charts for Third Martinsville Pole

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Joey Logano wins third straight Martinsville pole Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, VA- April 2, 2016- The third time was the charm for Joey Logano. Then again, so were the first and second. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford dominated qualifying for Sunday’s STP 500 (1 p.m. ET on FS1), topping the speed chart in all three sessions of Friday’s knockout qualifying at Martinsville Speedway. The Coors Light Pole Award was the third straight for Logano at the .526-mile paper-clip-shaped short track, marking the first time a driver…

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Martinsville Weekend Preview

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Elliott 'Chases' First Win Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, VA- April 1, 2016- Chase Elliott would probably like to forget his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. Debuting in the 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway with much fanfare, Elliott was forced to take his No. 25 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to the garage on the 74th go-around of the 500-lap race after sustaining heavy damage from two separate wrecks. His crew feverishly worked to get him back out on the track where he battled his way to a 38th-place…

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‘Showtime’ Makes WMT Return with Mystic Missile Team

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Signed, Sealed & Delivered; Blewett to Drive Mystic Missile in 2016 Story By: BRIAN DANKO / MYSTIC MOTORSPORTS MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM MYSTIC, CT- March 31, 2016- Legendary NASCAR Whelen modified tour car owner Bob Garbarino will be back during the 2016 season with a new driver and national sponsor as he begins his 56th season and will be teamed with another legendary family name in modified racing in Jimmy Blewett. A new sponsor, the L. S. Starrett Company of Athol, Mass. will be the primary sponsor of the potent team.   Starrett was founded in 1880 and…

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NASCAR Sprint Cut Series Takes On The Paperclip

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Short-Track Standouts Go For First Win Of 2016 Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, VA- March 31, 2016- As NASCAR continues its third “win and you’re in” season for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, six currently winless short-track standouts will attempt to make their first visit to Victory Lane this year in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway (1 p.m. ET on FS1) – Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and Joey Logano. Kyle Busch has logged a top-four finish in four of five…

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Santos set for Title Chase with New Chassis

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New Car, Same Goal For Bobby Santos During 2016 Whelen Modified Tour Season Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR MEDIA     Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT - March 30, 2016- While 2016 may be a different season and different story for former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos III, the veteran driver from Franklin, Mass. still has the same goal in mind — chase another title. While Santos will behind the wheel of the same family-owned No. 44 Tinio Racing modified that he has piloted since __, he will have a brand new chassis underneath him. Santos…

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway Readies For 2016

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Regional Races Locked For Summer Schedule At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Press Release and Photo By: NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY LOUDON, NH- January 18, 2016- There will be more than 1,300 miles of racing action this summer at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the regional series now locked in to both NASCAR weekends. Speedway officials announced today that tickets are now on sale for all races with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and American-Canadian Tour added to compliment the July and September weekends. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race has been moved…

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The Quiet Man: Terry Labonte to Enter NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Consistency, humility, skill carry Labonte to NASCAR Hall of Fame Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 17, 2016- Some label Terry Labonte the NASCAR premier series’ least flamboyant champion. Perhaps it just seemed that way, when measuring Labonte alongside such colorful contemporaries as NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip. His calm, quiet demeanor at least partially explains why Labonte became known as “The Iceman.” The Corpus Christi, Texas driver may not have personified flash, but Labonte got the job done. Labonte won his first…

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Curtis Turner Headed to NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Larger than life Turner speeds into NASCAR Hall of Fame at full throttle Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 16, 2016- Curtis Turner lived life and stock car racing in the same manner – at full throttle. A bootlegger at age nine, the Virginia native was a self-proclaimed millionaire at 20 and made and lost several fortunes while becoming one of the greatest drivers – and most colorful characters – of NASCAR’s pioneer era. He won a lot but also wrecked just as often.…

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Rutland Regional Medical Center Returning for Hometown Heroes Night at Devil’s Bowl

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Vermont’s second-largest hospital to present popular community event Story By: JUSTIN ST. LOUIS / DEVIL'S BOWL MEDIA     Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO WEST HAVEN, VT- January 15, 2016- Devil’s Bowl Speedway is proud to announce the return of Rutland Regional Medical Center for the 2016 stock car racing season. Rutland Regional joined the Devil’s Bowl family to support the annual “Hometown Heroes Night” event at the West Haven, Vt., facility last summer, and will do the same again in the track’s upcoming landmark 50th season on Saturday, June 25. The Hometown Heroes event is a long-standing tradition at Devil’s…

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Modified Racer Jerry Cook Headed to NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Top Honor Awaits Modified Great Cook; Joins Rival Evans In The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 15, 2016- Jerry Cook never intended to support his family driving a modified stock car. It kind of snuck up on the young resident of Rome, N.Y. Cook, who built his first modified at the age of 13, took the wheel by happenstance, when his hired driver wrecked two of the race cars he owned. That was in 1963, well before Cook won his first…

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Bobby Isaac to Enter NASCAR Hall of Fame

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Pioneering speed demon Isaac enters NASCAR Hall of Fame Story By: OWEN A. KEARNS / NASCAR WIRE SERVICE     Photos By: NASCAR MEDIA DAYTONA BEACH, FL- January 14, 2016- In a different era, in which stock cars driven to and past their limits didn’t break with frequency, there’s no telling how many races or championships Bobby Isaac might have won. Isaac, the 1970 NASCAR premier series champion, won 37 of his 309 starts. But he was a DNF – did not finish – 129 times. His 49 poles rank 10th all-time, with 19 – a still-standing, single-season mark –…

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Kyle Busch completes comeback with victory, championship at Homestead

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Kyle Busch completes comeback with victory, championship at Homestead Nov. 22, 2015 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Finishing off one of the most remarkable comebacks in NASCAR history—indeed, in the annals of sport—Kyle Busch won Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and, with it, his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Absent from the first 11 races of the season because of a broken right leg and left foot sustained in the NASCAR XFINITY Series opener at Daytona in February, Busch pulled away from fellow Championship Round driver Kevin Harvick after a restart with seven…

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Busch ready to cap off comeback with championship

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Busch ready to cap off comeback with championship By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – There’s no telling where a younger, less mature Kyle Busch might have been this week. For all his talent, he probably wouldn’t have been at Thursday’s Championship 4 Media Day session in preparation for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET on NBC) and his shot at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Team owner Joe Gibbs sees the difference in his driver, who has overcome extreme adversity to put himself in position to battle defending champion Kevin Harvick, four-time champ…

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Harvick primed to defend title at Homestead

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Harvick primed to defend title at Homestead Nov. 19, 2015 By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Experience tells Kevin Harvick that there’s only one sure way to lock up his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Series title. That’s to win Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBC). Experience is also why his team owner, Tony Stewart, thinks Harvick is the favorite to do just that. “I do (think he’s the favorite), mainly from the standpoint that he’d been through this scenario and through this week last year,” said Stewart at Thursday’s…

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Martin Truex Jr. embraces underdog role in Championship Round

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Martin Truex Jr. embraces underdog role in Championship Round By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Does Martin Truex Jr. have a decent chance to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship? There aren’t many who think so. In a recent poll of 50 full-time media members and 50 denizens of the Sprint Cup garage, all asked to predict the winner of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Jeff Gordon got 40 votes, defending champion Kevin Harvick 37 and Kyle Busch 20. That left three votes for Truex, who earned his title eligibility for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost…

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Jeff Gordon wants to be more than just a sentimental favorite

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Jeff Gordon wants to be more than just a sentimental favorite Nov. 19, 2015 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—If the four men on the dais at the Diplomat Resort & Spa had been a vocal group, rather than the four Championship Round drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Jeff Gordon provided a ready name for the ensemble. “He’s the favorite,” Gordon said, pointing at reigning series champion Kevin Harvick. “We’re the sentimentals. That’s all there is.” The “we” in this case referred to Gordon, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., all of whom will…

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Buescher readies to race for XFINITY Series title

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Buescher readies to race for XFINITY Series title Nov. 18, 2015 By Jeff Olson NASCAR Wire Service Chris Buescher isn’t fond of points racing or being cautious. But when it comes to Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2:45 p.m. ET on NBC), he might have to do a little of both. Buescher leads Chase Elliott by 18 points, Ty Dillon by 22 and Regan Smith by 24 going into the race. With such narrow margins, Buescher will try to balance caution with aggression. “You've got to be a little bit more…

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Idolizing and competing against a legend By Jimmie Johnson

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Idolizing and competing against a legend Nov. 18, 2015 By Jimmie Johnson NASCAR Wire Service I feel very fortunate to have been a fan of Jeff Gordon from the very beginning. He was somebody that I aspired to be. I watched him from his Midget and Sprint Car days all the way through, and when he hopped in that DuPont 24, it was much easier to follow him. When you look at the doors that he has opened after his success, and owners thinking that drivers don’t have to come from the South or come from stock cars,…

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The No. 24 Chevy: A great ride for Jeff Gordon and NASCAR artist Sam Bass

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] The No. 24 Chevy: A great ride for Jeff Gordon and NASCAR artist Sam Bass Nov. 17, 2015 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service If you’ve attended more than a handful of NASCAR races in your lifetime, you’ve seen the work of Sam Bass. The prolific NASCAR artist is well-known for his work on program covers for NASCAR events — and for the ornate guitars he paints as trophies and as mementos for special occasions. Bass has been the artist of record for Charlotte Motor Speedway for three decades. His most recent cover featured “Jeff’s Last Ride,” a…

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Earnhardt wins at Phoenix; Harvick, Busch, Truex join Gordon in Championship 4

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Earnhardt wins at Phoenix; Harvick, Busch, Truex join Gordon in Championship 4 Nov. 15, 2015 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – A serendipitous sequence of pit stops and a drizzle that turned into a downpour made a winner of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Sunday night’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, the start of which was delayed from day to night by rain in the afternoon. But the race that was halted by the rain 93 laps short of its scheduled distance of 312 laps was hardly the satisfying conclusion Carl…

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Jeff Gordon: ‘The Consummate Chevy Racer’ …

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Jeff Gordon: 'The Consummate Chevy Racer' ... by Jim Campbell Nov. 11, 2015 By Jim Campbell NASCAR Wire Service Jeff Gordon has been the consummate Chevy racer. He’s been a Chevy guy all the way through, and his record speaks for itself, between all the consecutive starts since 1992, the poles, the 93 wins, the championships, the Brickyard 400 championships, the Daytona 500 championships. For us, he’s a Chevy racer and champion ... and as a Chevy dealer, he's truly part of the family. It was an absolute thrill when he won at Martinsville, to know that he’s…

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Mutual respect, communication vital to Gordon championship pedigree

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Mutual respect, communication vital to Gordon championship pedigree Nov. 4, 2015 By Ray Evernham NASCAR Wire Service I don’t think you ever really know when you’re going to grow into a relationship and end up really close to a person. I think that just happens. I think, in some ways, Jeff’s and my friendship is strengthening as we go through time. But I knew from the first time I met him that I liked him and I was going to get along with him. We thought about things the same way, and he had that kind of personality,…

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NASCAR issues two-race suspension to Matt Kenseth; points penalty, fine to Danica Patrick

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] NASCAR issues two-race suspension to Matt Kenseth; points penalty, fine to Danica Patrick Nov. 3, 2015 Staff Report NASCAR Wire Service Sending a clear message that it will not tolerate any actions that alter the outcome of playoff races, NASCAR has suspended Matt Kenseth for two races, the sanctioning body announced Tuesday evening. After two-plus days of “extensive” review, NASCAR levied some of the stiffest penalties resulting from an act of on-track retaliation – in this case, Kenseth’s wreck of Joey Logano during last Sunday’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. The end result:…

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Gordon celebrates Martinsville win after Kenseth wipes out Logano

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Gordon celebrates Martinsville win after Kenseth wipes out Logano Nov. 1, 2015 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Yes, Jeff Gordon celebrated his 93rd career victory in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Yes, Gordon will compete for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Yes, there were tears of joy in Victory Lane for Gordon, who's at the tail end of his final season in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. But Sunday’s race at Martinsville had so much more -- most notably, “Matt Kenseth’s…

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Getting to know Jeff Gordon By Kyle Larson

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Getting to know Jeff Gordon Oct. 28, 2015 By Kyle Larson NASCAR Wire Service I guess I was first aware of Jeff when I was younger, before I started racing—four, five, six years old. I just remember my parents telling me about this kid who grew up in Vallejo, California, who raced at the same sprint car tracks I had gone to as a spectator, as a kid. I remember doing car rides to races up and down the West Coast. We’d pop in a VHS tape, and my parents had recorded all the old “Thursday Night Thunder”…

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Preece Replaces Sorenson For Martinsville Sprint Cup Race

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Preece Replaces Sorenson For Martinsville Sprint Cup Race Former NASCAR Whelen Modified Champion Ryan Preece will make his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Start this weekend driving the Mike Curb owned 98. With only 43 cars entered Preece is guaranteed to make the race and log valuable laps at the Sprint Cup level. The original entry list that came out earlier on this week had Reed Sorenson listed as the driver as the 98 which was driven to a 13th place finish last weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway by Michael Waltrip. Preece who made his NASCAR Sprint Cup…

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Kevin Harvick can thank Danica Patrick for keeping title hopes alive

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Kevin Harvick can thank Danica Patrick for keeping title hopes alive CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Lost amid the controversy that surrounded the finish of Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was the debt of gratitude Kevin Harvick owes to Danica Patrick. On Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Harvick asserted he didn’t steer his No. 4 Chevrolet into the No. 6 Ford of Trevor Bayne and deliberately cause the wreck that ended the race under caution. Harvick’s detractors, among them Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman—all of whom were eliminated from the Chase at Talladega—opined otherwise after…

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NASCAR Reaches Five-Year Sanction Agreements with National Series Tracks

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] NASCAR Reaches Five-Year Sanction Agreements with National Series Tracks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Will Visit 23 Markets in 2016; Popular ‘NASCAR Goes West’ Returns for Second Year DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2015) – NASCAR today announced agreements with 23 tracks to field NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for the next five years. Additionally, 24 tracks will host NASCAR XFINITY Series races through 2020. NASCAR also announced its 2016 schedule for both of these national series. The schedule and actual placement of the dates within each given season’s schedule beyond 2016 will be part of the on-going discussions…

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Earnhardt classy in defeat despite Chase elimination

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Earnhardt classy in defeat despite Chase elimination Oct. 25, 2015 By Mark McCarter NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – This wasn’t the storybook finish that fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. coveted. Earnhardt came into Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 needing a victory to advance to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. As a six-time winner at Talladega Superspeedway, it was very much within the realm of possibility and something he sensed. “Just been real nervous, feeling sick to my stomach,” said Earnhardt, describing the way he felt all weekend. With the race on the line, he…

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Hamlin eliminated from Chase after wild Talladega race

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Hamlin eliminated from Chase after wild Talladega race Oct. 25, 2015 By Mark McCarter NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – The roof came open and the bottom fell out. That was Denny Hamlin’s day in a nutshell. Hamlin was second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings coming into Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, but a disastrous 37th-place finish left him on the outside looking in as the Eliminator Round begins with eight surviving drivers. The No. 11 FedEx Toyota suffered a fluky mechanical issue early, then was victimized on a last-lap restart when he was caught up…

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Logano wins at Talladega, knocks Earnhardt out of Chase

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Logano wins at Talladega, knocks Earnhardt out of Chase By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – Through no fault of his own, Joey Logano may have achieved the most unpopular sweep in NASCAR history on Sunday afternoon. Why? Because his victory in the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway knocked Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup—by a matter of inches. When NASCAR threw the third caution of the race moments after the first bona fide attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag restart on Lap 195—with Kevin Harvick’s engine turning sour and cars wrecking…

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Engines Revved For 2015 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Engines Revved For 2015 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine NASCAR, Rev Racing Assess Top Multicultural and Female Drivers for Class of 2016 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 7, 2015) – Twenty-three drivers have three days to compete for a spot in the motorsport industry’s top driver development program, NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), set to commence at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Oct. 19-21, 2015. Now in its 12th year, the annual Combine invites promising ethnically diverse and female drivers, ages 14 to 26, from across North America to test their skills over a three-day period in order to…

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LFR Chassis Earns Their First NWMT Manufacturers Championship

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] LFR Chassis Earns Their First NWMT Manufacturers Championship MOORESVILLE, N.C. – With a victory at the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s (NWMT) final race at Thompson Speedway this past weekend, Doug Coby, driving for Mike Smeriglio Racing, not only earned his third championship in the past four years but also secured LFR Chassis its first series championship in the company’s first full season of modified racing. 2015 was Coby’s first year running an LFR Chassis modified, during which he secured seven wins, earned six poles and led 830 laps in 15 points races. “We knew going into this season…

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Kurt Busch Back With Stewart-Haas Racing With Backing From Monster Energy

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Kurt Busch Back With Stewart-Haas Racing With Backing From Monster Energy Monster Energy To Serve as Co-Primary Sponsor with Haas Automation of No. 41 Team Monster Energy is moving to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series while Kurt Busch is staying at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). The energy drink manufacturer has teamed with Busch in a multiyear agreement that will see Monster Energy co-sponsor him and the No. 41 Chevrolet SS with Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup champion and owner of 27 career victories, will debut this new sponsorship…

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Coby Enters History Books With Repeat Whelen Modified Tour Title

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Coby Enters History Books With Repeat Whelen Modified Tour Title The 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Series concluded its most competitive championship battle to date at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on October 18th to close out the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing weekend presented by XtraMart. The Sunoco World Series 150 began with the tightest championship battle in series history with three drivers within four points of winning the title and even a little early snowfall for spice right before the green flag waved. Doug Coby and Ryan Preece entered the season finale event in a tie for…

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Jason Myers Grabs Win, Brown Takes Title at Bowman Gray

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Jason Myers Grabs Win, Brown Takes Title at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Jason Myers of Walnut Cove had almost the perfect end to his 2015 season at Bowman Gray Stadium. Almost. Myers qualified on the pole for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series and led the way to win the Carolina Farm Credit 150 on Saturday. When season-ending awards were tallied, Myers had the fastest lap of the season, the most poles, the most wins, the most laps led, and the most positions gained. But the big one, the 2015 season championship, belonged to Tim…

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Championships Decided this Saturday at Bowman Gray

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Championships Decided this Saturday at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The 2015 season has been a year of ups and downs for competitors at Bowman Gray Stadium. And one week after the Madhouse celebrated its 1000th event, the season is set to conclude with one final night of action-packed racing. Burt Myers of Walnut Cove has every intention of turning on the aggression this Saturday night. He started off the season with back-to-back wins in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series and seemed in a promising position to take the championship midway through the season. He…

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