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Arnold Schwarzenegger Piloting Pace Car at Sonoma

2014 Chicago Nns Pace Car Cia

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Former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will pilot the pace car for the June 28 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Schwarzenegger will drive a 2016 Toyota Mirari to lead the drivers to the green flag. “I can’t wait to drive the pace car at Sonoma,” Schwarzenegger said in a press statement on the …

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Alex Bowman Driving No. 25 Xfinity Car at Michigan

2014 Michigan Ii Cup Alex Bowman Cia

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series has always been a breeding ground for young drivers to showcase themselves in top-notch equipment, and this year’s Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America at Michigan International Speedway will be no different as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Alex Bowman will drive the No. 25 Chevrolet for Athenian Motorsports. …

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Erik Jones Tops Final 2015 Lucas Oil 200 Practice at Dover

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Erik Jones topped the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway on Friday, topping the charts at a speed of 155.885 mph. He was followed by Cole Custer, Daniel Suarez, Cameron Hayley and Daniel Hemric in the top five — fourth and fifth place being, like Jones, …

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Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Team Appeal Charlotte Penalty

2015 Charlotte I Cup Jimmie Johnson Crash Damage Cia

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After receiving back-to-back written warnings for infractions, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team received a loss of their pit stall selection for Sunday’s FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks. According to the NASCAR rulebook, back-to-back written warnings transfer into a P1 penalty, meaning that Johnson’s team, along with the No. 51 team from HScott Motorsports …

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Carl Edwards Fastest in 1st 2015 Coca-Cola 600 Practice at Charlotte

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Joe Gibbs Racing continues to have a great month at NASCAR’s “home” track. Carl Edwards, driving their No. 19 Toyota was the quickest in Thursday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice session for the Coca-Cola 600 held at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Edwards took a time at a speed of 192.793 mph. Edwards’s Toyota beat out the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Jimmie Johnson’s Legacy & Erik Jones’s Future

2015 Bristol I Cup Jimmie Johnson Vertical Credit Amy Henderson

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Author’s Note: Greg has taken this weekend off so I’ve taken offered to cover the NASCAR Mailbox this week, and let me say I’m excited to answer your questions. Let the fun begin. Greg will return next week. The SpongeBob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway was certainly interesting. Watching that No. 48 perform the way …

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Go Green Racing Picks Up Sponsorship for 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

Joey Gase No. 32 Joey Gase Racing

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After an impressive fifth-place run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega last weekend, Joey Gase takes his talents to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where he will drive the No. 32 Go Green Racing Ford in this weekend’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. The team had been searching for sponsorship to race in …

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Jeff Gordon Takes Pole for 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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It came down to the last car in qualifying, but on Saturday there was no doubt who was the fastest car in Talladega. Jeff Gordon‘s No. 24 Chevrolet set a blistering time of 194.793 mph to take the pole for Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. It’s Gordon’s 80th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole …

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Austin Dillon Takes Pole for 2015 Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega

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Richard Childress Racing’s superspeedway program has been stout since the days of the great Dale Earnhardt. Well, on Saturday the organization continued that dominance by taking the front row for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. Austin Dillon won the pole for the Winn-Dixie 300 at a speed of 180.540 mph. It’s …

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Erik Jones Named as Driver of Cup Series No. 18 Starting at Kansas

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It’s official: he’s here. Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday that 18-year-old development driver Erik Jones will drive the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota starting with next weekend’s SpongeBob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway. It has been speculated for weeks that Jones would take over after David Ragan‘s stint in the car. Ragan has been subbing for …

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13 Teams Take Part in Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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13 teams took part in an open test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday after several teams participated in a two-day tire test at the facility on Monday and Tuesday. The 13 teams that participated in the test included Jeff Gordon (Hendrick Motorsports), Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing), Ryan Blaney (Wood Brothers Racing), Clint Bowyer (Michael …

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