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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Kentucky 300

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Brad Keselowski captured his first victory of the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series season on Friday at the Kentucky Speedway in the Kentucky 300. Keselowski, who made his fourth start of the 2015 season, led 72 of the 200 laps that made up the race. Kyle Busch had the most dominant car of the evening as …

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Buddy Baker Diagnosed With Lung Cancer, Steps Away from SiriusXM Hosting Duties

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Buddy Baker announced late Tuesday evening that he will step away from SiriusXM NASCAR Radio effective immediately. The sad news comes as the former driver continues to battle with lung cancer. Baker, a driver turned broadcaster, has an extensive career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. His 35 years of racing experience resulted in 19 …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! This guy showed up on my birthday @ReconyxInc …

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NASCAR Announces Package Changes for Indianapolis, Michigan, Darlington & Richmond

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While teams prepare for the new rules package this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, fans learned that it won’t be the only track to see changes. NASCAR Executive Vie President Steve O’Donnell held a teleconference with media members on Tuesday afternoon to announce new track-specific rules packages for races at Indianapolis, Michigan, Richmond and Darlington for …

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Austin Dillon Speaks Out About Daytona Crash

Casey Mears' pit crew runs to the aid ofAustin Dillon following a crash at Daytona in the Coke Zero 400

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Less than 48 hours after Monday morning’s frightening crash, the driver that saw the wildest ride spoke out on Tuesday. Austin Dillon discussed the crash that took place at the end of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in a teleconference with media members on early Monday morning. The 400-mile event was delayed several …

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State Favorites KFC Joins Front Row Motorsports for Kentucky Speedway

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With NASCAR heading to Kentucky for a weekend of night racing, one team has picked up the state’s most popular restaurant as a sponsor. Kentucky Fried Chicken will return with Front Row Motorsports for the July 11 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. The well-known red and white KFC colors will grace the team’s No. 35 Ford …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Elliott Sadler, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Landon Cassill, Plus More!

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! Yes @BigBarrelFest we are here!!! #bigbarrell pic.twitter.com/0C90lxOwQU — …

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Rainbow Warrior: Classic Jeff Gordon Paint Scheme Returns at Bristol

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Fans spoke, and Axalta listened. Jeff Gordon will pilot a special rainbow paint scheme in the Aug. 22 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Axalta and Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday in New York City. Gordon, a four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, unveiled his rainbow scheme on Axalta’s Twitter account before driving it …

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Money: Fifth Third Bank Partners With Daytona International Speedway

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As Daytona International Speedway’s “Daytona Rising” project nears its completion, the track has added a powerful new partnership. Daytona track officials announced Tuesday that Fifth Third Bank will become the official bank of the 2.5-mile oval. With the deal, Fifth Third will install numerous ATM’s all throughout the new concourse in 2016. “The motorsports industry continues to …

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Pit Crew Member Ernest Pierce Indefinitely Suspended by NASCAR


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NASCAR announced Tuesday that Sprint Cup Series pit crew member Ernest Pierce has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy. The violations were discovered on June 17 for violating sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) of the 2015 …

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Bobby Pierce Joins MB Motorsports for NCWTS Debut at Eldora

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MB Motorsports announced that 18-year-old Bobby Pierce will join the team at the Eldora Speedway for the third annual 1-800-CARCASH Mud Summer Classic. Pierce, 18, will also be joined by 16-year-old driver Jake Griffin. Pierce captured the DIRTCar National Late Model championship last season. The Illinois native not only has experience on dirt; he also …

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Chicagoland Speedway and Groupon to Offer Fans “NASCAR Fantasy Camp” Package


The Chicagoland Speedway and Groupon will give fans a unique opportunity to experience a NASCAR weekend like no other. The track announced an exciting package early Tuesday morning called NASCAR Fantasy Camp, which will be available for the opening Chase for the Sprint Cup weekend in September. “NASCAR fans are extremely passionate and our partnership …

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