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Pace Laps: The Race That Wouldn’t End, Sadler’s Sickness and Bubba’s Championship Hopes Go Up in Smoke

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Sprint Cup Series:  The Stop and Go 500 – How do you like your races?  Well this one seemed to mimic bad traffic.  The race had a green flag feel until the caution came out for debris on lap 174.  Then the race became a contest between who was good for …

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Chris Buescher Fastest in Opening Nationwide Series Practice

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Early Friday afternoon, Chris Buescher set the pace to beat in the opening practice session for the Nationwide Series. Driving the Bit ‘O Honey Ford in a one-race sponsorship deal, Buescher’s lap of 29.019 seconds (186.085 mph) was more than a tenth of a second quicker than Joey Logano in …

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Vickers Fastest in Opening Sprint Cup Practice

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With the current rules, track record speeds at intermediate tracks are the norm. Friday afternoon’s first practice session at Texas Motor Speedway was no exception to that rule. Brian Vickers turned in the fastest lap of the session with a lap of 27.106 seconds (199.218 mph) on his final lap …

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Scott Lagasse, Jr. to Race For RCR in Ford 300 at Homestead

On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced that Scott Lagasse, Jr. will drive the team’s No. 33 Chevrolet in the Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15th.  Sponsorship will be provided by two entities.  One is the Florida DOT’s “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” campaign, an initiative designed to bring …

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Alex Bowman Returns to JR Motorsports at Phoenix

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On Wednesday, JR Motorsports announced that Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year candidate Alex Bowman will return to the team’s No. 5 Chevrolet to drive in the DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8.  In a one-race deal, sponsorship will be provided by LINE-X, a brand of …

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Krista Voda Will Move to NBC Sports in 2015

On Wednesday, NBC Sports announced that they have signed Krista Voda, currently of FOX Sports, to a multi-year contract that will see Voda join the NASCAR on NBC team in 2015.  In her new role at NBC Sports, Voda will have a number of different roles.  Her most prominent position …

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Ricky Craven to Remain with ESPN

On Monday morning, ESPN announced that Ricky Craven, who has served an analyst for the network in a variety of different roles for NASCAR coverage, will remain with the network beyond the end of the current TV deal, which expires at the end of the year.  Craven’s role with ESPN …

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Pace Laps: Veterans Struggling, Rookies Succeeding and Tempers Flaring

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Sprint Cup Series: Favorites Back in the Pack – Jeff Gordon somehow kept his car clean and was able to to score a second-place finish at Martinsville.  For a driver who probably had to hire someone to keep all of his Martinsville clocks polished and keeping time, that result is not …

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NASCAR Announces Changes For Soon-to-be XFINITY Series, Camping World Truck Series

On Wednesday, NASCAR announced a series of changes for the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series that will take effect at the start of the 2015 season. The overall result will be that the two lower-tier series will resemble the Sprint Cup Series a little more in its operation. First …

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