Race Weekend Central

Austin Dillon Tops 2015 UNOH 175 Practice at New Hampshire

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A week after a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular won the truck race at Chicagoland Speedway, a Sprint Cup Series regular is back on top of the board in the first practice session of the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Austin Dillon led the practice in the No. 33 truck for GMS …

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Carl Edwards Tops 1st 2015 Sylvania 300 Practice at New Hampshire

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So far it’s all been coming up Joe Gibbs Racing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. After winning last weekend’s race at Chicagoland with driver Denny Hamlin, the organization topped the speed charts in the first practice session for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday with Carl Edwards. Edwards’s fastest …

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Furniture Row Racing Adds Replacement Tire Changers

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Even though the team is in the thick of the Chase, Furniture Row Racing’s No. 78 will make pit crew changes effective this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The team announced today it will have replacement tire changers for the race on Sunday. Josh Franko and Adam Hartman will be the new tire changers …

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Michael Waltrip Racing Files Appeal After Clint Bowyer Penalty

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Michael Waltrip Racing has made more headlines by officially appealing its P4 penalty that was handed out by NASCAR. On Tuesday NASCAR announced that the team received a P4 penalty for violations after the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. NASCAR docked the No. 15 team and driver Clint Bowyer 25 driver and owner points, plus …

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James Hinchcliffe to Test Indy Car Next Week

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Just four months after a devastating crash at Indianapolis Motorsport Speedway, James Hinchcliffe will return to the seat of a racecar when he tests a Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar vehicle at Road America on Sept. 28. Hinchcliffe said that the feeling of getting back behind the wheel will be a great one. “I expect to …

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NASCAR 101: The History of the Chase

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It all started in 2003. That’s when RJR Reynolds announced it was no longer sponsoring NASCAR’s elite division, and soon followed was an announcement that Nextel would sponsor the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series starting in the 2004 season. There were rumors that the new company would want a playoff format, and that added with Matt …

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Aaron’s Will Not Sponsor Car in 2016

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When a team shuts down everything is affected; drivers and team members are left in a tough situation especially when the move happens late in the season. Included in that oftentimes are the sponsors of the team who are left in a decision to either move to another team or drop out of the sport …

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Austin Dillon Leads Way in 1st 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Practice at Richmond

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NASCAR has always been known for its dynasties, and one of the top families currently in NASCAR is the Dillons. And on Thursday, the brothers Dillon were on top of the practice chart in the first NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Richmond International Raceway. Austin Dillon was quickest, followed by his brother, Ty Dillon. The former is a …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why No New Rule Package for Chase Races in 2015?

NASCAR Sprint Cup Cars circle Darlinton Raceway under caution in the 2015 Bojangles' Southern 500

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What a weekend we had at Darlington, huh? The racing was a drastic improvement from what we’ve seen in 2015 and the throwback weekend was a lot of fun. My highlight of the weekend was watching Ken Squier, my idol as a child, calling a race again with Ned and Dale Jarrett. Squier just has …

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Denny Hamlin Takes the Pole for 2015 VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington

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Joe Gibbs Racing has shown strength in the Xfinity Series in past years and on Saturday the team proved its strength in qualifying as it’s an all JGR front row for the VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway. Denny Hamlin took the pole for Saturday’s event. It’s his 20th career NXS pole and …

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Advocare Adds Chris Buescher Sponsorship for 6 Races

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A successful season can get some recognition for a team, and Chris Buescher‘s run a the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship has done just that as Roush Fenway Racing announced Thursday that Advocare will be the primary sponsor of the driver’s No. 60 Ford for six NXS races this season. The partnership will start this weekend …

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Michael Waltrip Racing Planning Layoff of Over 200 Employees

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Michael Waltrip Racing filed a notice this past week with the North Carolina Department of Commerce that the team will lay off 217 employees effective Nov. 1, FOX Sports reports. In North Carolina, where the team’s shop is located, a company is required to file Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN), paperwork when laying off …

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