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Drew Carey to Host 2015 Sprint Cup Awards Banquet


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NASCAR has selected actor and comedian Drew Carey to host the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards banquet in Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Wynn Las Vegas Casino. This year’s banquet will also feature numerous music stars such as Andy Grammer, Sam Hunt, Rachel Platten and Sabrina Carpenter. Carey has been featured …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Denny Hamlin Finds Interesting Message on Coke Bottle

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Took me 2 minutes 17 seconds to get lunch today! #freakyfast @jimmyjohns pic.twitter.com/Wj7LBBHR9r — Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) November 16, 2015 What did Kevin Harvick have for lunch on Monday? Of course, a Jimmy Johns sandwich. The Sprint Cup Series driver was also blown away by how quickly he received his order. BREAKING: DH will do a …

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Hendrick Motorsports Drivers to Honor Jeff Gordon at Homestead

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Each driver at Hendrick Motorsports will pay tribute to longtime NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon as he makes his final Sprint Cup Series start in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gordon will end a career that started 24 years ago at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1992. The entire Hendrick …

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Joe Gibbs Racing, Mars Inc. Sign Multi-Year Extension

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Fans will continue to see the iconic Mars, Inc. brands on the track in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the company has signed a multi-year extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. Mars, Inc. has been a partner with Kyle Busch and the JGR organization since coming onboard in 2008. The sponsor and driver have taken …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Eddie Gossage Surprises Jeff Gordon With Shetland Ponies

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Morning ride with @WhelenMTRS #GoPro pic.twitter.com/BolCn2XISy — Joey Logano (@joeylogano) November 10, 2015 Joey Logano took his driving skills off-road on Tuesday morning. We’ll admit we wish he would turn the keys over so we can have a go. Hey @abrevak who won the game yesterday. pic.twitter.com/qGzOOQn6Ad — Jamie McMurray (@jamiemcmurray) November 9, 2015 Jamie …

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Some Brandon Jones, GMS Racing Penalties Reduced, Others Upheld After Talladega

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Following the Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, Brandon Jones and his No. 33 GMS Racing team were levied a P4 penalty when illegal brackets were found during pre-qualifying inspection. The organization appealed the penalty, which included a three-race suspension for crew chief Shane Huffman, six months of probation, a $10,000 fine and the loss of 25 championship points …

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2016 Truck Series Schedule Features Minor Changes

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The 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule is out and includes 23 events at 21 different tracks all across North America. The announcement on Tuesday also includes five-year sanctioning agreements to host the Camping World Truck Series through 2020, just like those revealed for the Sprint Cup and Xfinity series last month. The schedule …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Tony Stewart Chooses Interesting Costume for Halloween

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https://twitter.com/VitoPugliese/status/661679672061640708 Twitter is full of everyone from fans, media, drivers and everyone in between sharing their opinions on Matt Kenseth‘s two-race suspension. Regardless of which side you stand on for both incidents, this simplified breakdown from our own Vito Pugliese says it all. It’s #NationalSandwichDay!! I’m getting a @jimmyjohns #10 no tomato to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/356Gz9bknY — …

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Daniel Hemric Joins Brad Keselowski Racing For 2016

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Brad Keselowski Racing will have a new face behind the wheel of the No. 19 Ford F-150 next season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team officially announced Tuesday that Daniel Hemric will take over the ride in 2016 with California Clean Coal as the primary sponsor. Hemric joined NTS Motorsports at the …

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NASCAR Penalties: Matt Kenseth Suspended, Danica Patrick Fined

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NASCAR issued penalties to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers following the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. The strongest consequences were for Matt Kenseth, officially suspended from NASCAR competition through the completion of the next two races. Kenseth was popped with a behavioral penalty for violating sections 12.1 and 12.8 of …

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Magic Creeper Joins Dylan Kwasniewski for 2015 DAV 200 at Phoenix

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Add another sponsor to the NASCAR ranks. Magic Creeper will appear on board the No. 97 Xfinity Series Chevrolet driven by Dylan Kwasniewski in the DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 14. The event will mark Magic Creeper and Cloud Cap Innovations’ first experience with NASCAR sponsorship. Kwasniewski will make his sixth NXS appearance …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Darrell Wallace Jr. Makes Unexpected Find

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Martinsville preview. #nascar #thechase pic.twitter.com/G7hT4LI32T — nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) October 27, 2015 NASCARCasm offered his own preview of Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Will NASCARCasm end up being accurate? Probably not. Watching racecar drivers strap into bumper cars would be very entertaining and priceless! Well, already moving out…almost 2 weeks. Sucks but not dealing with this… ARE …

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