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Entry List: 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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One week removed from what many drivers referred to as a circus at Talladega Superspeedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is set to return to tight, driver-controlled racing to begin the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. NASCAR released the entry list for the Nov. 1 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at …

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Entry List: 2015 Kroger 200 at Martinsville

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Heading to the final short track on the 2015 schedule for a Halloween showdown, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has the largest entry list of their season. NASCAR released the entry list for the Oct. 31 Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. The list includes 37 entrants, meaning five teams will fail to make Saturday’s …

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NASCAR Announces 5-Year Track Agreements, Unveils 2016 Schedules

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Fans hoping for significant changes to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series or Xfinity Series schedules will have to wait until 2021 to see their wishes come true. NASCAR announced agreements with 23 tracks to field NSCS races for the next five years, along with 24 tracks to host NXS events over the same time span …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Remove Plate Racing From the Chase?

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No other track in the Chase for the Sprint Cup causes drivers to lose sleep like Talladega Superspeedway. Located in Talladega, Ala., the 2.66-mile oval has one of the craziest tailgates on the NASCAR circuit. However, the wild activity in the infield doesn’t hold a candle to the racing itself. Running within inches of each other, …

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Entry List: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

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With stakes as high as ever, a trip to Talladega Superspeedway will determine who advances to the next round of the Chase. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Oct. 24 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega. The list includes 45 entrants, meaning two will fail to make Sunday’s event. Timmy Hill (No. 62) and Michael …

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Entry List: 2015 Fred’s 250 at Talladega

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After nearly a month off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns at the most unpredictable track on the circuit. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for Oct. 24 Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. The list includes 32 entrants, meaning every team will make Saturday’s race. No Sprint Cup Series regulars will attempt the 250-mile …

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Chase Elliott, Rick Hendrick Unveil New No. 24 for 2016

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As Jeff Gordon’s farewell tour begins begins to come to a close, anticipation for his successor is building. Chase Elliott and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick capitalized on the building hype for the rookie’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series run by unveiling his No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet on FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR Race Hub. NAPA …

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Underdog Ryan Ellis Set for Sprint Cup Series Debut at Phoenix

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For the first time in his NASCAR career, underdog Ryan Ellis is scheduled to compete in the Sprint Cup Series. Ellis, 25, will make his NSCS debut in the No. 33 for Circle Sport Racing in the Nov. 15 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The Virginian announced the news on …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Get Rid of Night Races?

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Night races used to be a main highlight of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. From the old Winston to August’s Bristol night race, every event NASCAR held under the lights had added significance. Fans showed up early and burned the midnight oil at their favorite tracks as races ran well into the evening. Unfortunately for …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Jimmie Johnson Win Another Championship?

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Looking at the year-by-year stats, it becomes apparent that most drivers experience a significant decline in production when they hit their mid-40s. Couple that with the physical demands of racing, and it’s no surprise that drivers such as Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart are deciding to hang up their helmets before they turn 46. Six-time …

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