Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Approved to Race in 2017

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is back. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Earnhardt has been cleared to return to racing.  The OK came after Earnhardt participated in a private test session on Wednesday at Darlington Raceway that was attended by Charlotte area neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty and representatives of NASCAR. Dr. Micky Collins, …

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IMSA Makes CTSC Adjustments for 2017

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On Monday, IMSA made a couple of announcements pertaining to the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s upcoming 2017 season.  Previously, the series announced that drivers that are Platnium-rated would no longer be eligible to compete in the series.  The move realistically only affects two drivers that competed in the Grand …

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HScott Motorsports Leaves NASCAR Premier Series

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On Monday afternoon, HScott Motorsports officially announced it will not compete in NASCAR’s premier series in 2017. While team owner Harry Scott, Jr. did not make any mention of the team’s ultimate fate, it appears to be shutting down completely. In 2016, HScott Motorsports fielded two full-time entries in the Sprint Cup Series, …

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Spencer Gallagher to Race Full-Time in XFINITY Series, Will Return to Truck Series

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Spencer Gallagher will be extending his NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule in 2017. The 27-year-old son of GMS Racing founder Maury Gallagher competed in the Camping World Truck Series full-time in 2016, finishing 12th in the standings during his sophomore season. With eight top 10s and two pole awards, Gallagher believes “it …

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Jeff Gordon Calls Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus ‘Best He’s Ever Seen’ After 7th Sprint Cup Series Championship

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When Jeff Gordon speaks, Jimmie Johnson listens. “Jimmie, he’s just the complete package,” Gordon said. “They’re the best I’ve ever seen.” Those remarks came moments after Johnson took the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway, capturing his record-tying seventh championship in NASCAR’s premier division. Johnson’s drive that Sunday afternoon is one …

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BJ McLeod Motorsports Plans At Least Two Full-Time XFINITY Cars for 2017

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BJ McLeod Motorsports will run two-full time NASCAR XFINTY Series cars in 2017 — and potentially a third, depending on how things go through the first three races. “Two cars for sure full-time,” team owner/driver BJ McLeod told Frontstretch following a 31st-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. “We’re going to start …

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