Friday Faceoff: What’s on NASCAR’s Horizon?

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NASCAR announced Monster Energy as the new entitlement sponsor in its premier series, replacing Sprint.  Will Monster be a good fit for the series moving forward? Mark Howell, Senior Writer: Based on Monster’s (pardon the pun) track record in motorsports, the affiliation with NASCAR’s premier series will be a successful …

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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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