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Panasonic Toughbook Continues Partnership With Hendrick Motorsports

2015 Michigan I Cup Jeff Gordon Car Cia

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On Tuesday, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Panasonic Toughbook will continue their partnership with the team in 2016, but will shift over to Kasey Kahne‘s team following the retirement of Jeff Gordon (Note: Gordon’s car with the Toughbook colors from last year is pictured above). The company will be featured on the No. 5 Chevrolet at …

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Menards Continues XFINITY Series Partnership With RCR

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On Tuesday, Richard Childress Racing announced that Menards will continue its relationship with the team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series throughout 2016. NASCAR fans will see the well-known home improvement store on the side of the No. 2 Chevrolet driven by Paul Menard and the No. 33 Chevrolet driven by Brandon Jones in select events. …

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Kentucky Speedway Announces Track Improvements

Michael Annett races Justin Allgaier and Dale Earnhart, Jr. in the 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway

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Kentucky Speedway will have a different look when the stars of NASCAR hit the track in July. The track will undergo numerous changes that include a repave and additional SAFER barrier around the 1.5-mile facility. Each of these changes are expected to be completed before their annual triple header race weekend in July. Drivers will …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Joey Logano

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Joey Logano entered the 2015 season with unmistakable momentum, having had his best season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series the year prior. Logano, finished the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season with five victories and found himself racing in the final four at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. He would later finish fourth of the …

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Ben Rhodes to Run in Truck Series for ThorSport Racing in 2016

Rhodes, Ben

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Ben Rhodes will have a new home in 2016: the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Rhodes will join ThorSport Racing to pilot the No. 41 Toyota Tundra full-time in 2016 with sponsorship from Alpha Energy Solutions, the team announced Tuesday (Dec. 15). The 2016 Camping World Truck Series season will mark Rhodes’s first full-time deal …

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INDYCAR Increases Push-to-Pass Horsepower for 2016


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Verizon IndyCar Series officials will increase the amount of horsepower in the push-to-pass at road and street courses in 2016. The pressure in the push-to-pass will increase from 160 kilopascals to 165 kilopascals. This will add around an additional 20 horsepower during its activation in both Honda and Chevrolet engines. The normal pressure while the …

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Tommy Baldwin Racing, Toy State Ink Sponsorship Extension

Alex Bowman Daytona 2015 Practice Mike Neff

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Tommy Baldwin Racing and Toy State announced a multi-year contract extension on Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. The agreement will again put Toy State on the side of the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Alex Bowman in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Bowman and the Tommy Baldwin Racing team competed …

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Robin Pemberton to Leave NASCAR at End of 2015

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NASCAR announced on Tuesday that current Senior Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton will leave the NASCAR organization at the end of the year. Pemberton joined the sport nearly five decades ago and has worked in numerous positions over the course of his career. One of the things Pemberton has done since joining the sanctioning …

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Quicken Loans Joins Kasey Kahne and Hendrick Motorsports in 2016

2015 Darlington Cup Kasey Kahne Face Cia

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Kasey Kahne and Hendrick Motorsports will have a new partner as they head into the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The team announced that Quicken Loans will sponsor Kahne in three races throughout the season and serve as an associate sponsor for the other 33 points-paying events. The Detroit-based company is no stranger to …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: What Kobe Bryant and Jeff Gordon Have In Common

Joey Logano in the infield at Bristol Motor Speedway before the Irwin Tools Night Race

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Who knew Joey had two brothers hanging out in Houston as everyone knows @joeylogano is in Vegas today @WarrenVigus pic.twitter.com/XvBdq8ZJXB — Paul Stanifer (@PaulStanifer) December 1, 2015 I'm everywhere! Ha https://t.co/G3REFaPq0O — Joey Logano (@joeylogano) December 1, 2015 Joey Logano received an interesting tweet from one of his fans on Tuesday: a fan discovered who …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Do You Wanna Build A Snowdale?

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#Cannonball pic.twitter.com/mHn78ZgAiX — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 23, 2015 Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his group of buddies had some fun during a pool party. Earnhardt later posted this slow-motion video of himself diving into a pool. Numerous journalists and fans expressed their thoughts on his form and technique. .@KyleBusch and his new friend. ?#RowdyNation …

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INDYCAR Announces Key Safety Changes for 2016

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INDYCAR announced numerous safety enhancements for the upcoming 2016 season on Tuesday. These additions include tethering of aerodynamic components and other parts on the cars to improve the overall safety of the driver behind the wheel. INDYCAR will use high-tensile Zylon tethers that will decrease the possibility of objects becoming detached during an accident on …

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