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Michael Waltrip to Race No. 55 Toyota at Talladega

2015 Bristol I Cup Brett Moffitt Credit Amy Henderson

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Michael Waltrip Racing has announced that co-owner Michael Waltrip will race the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in next weekend’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Waltrip drove the season opening Daytona 500 in the No. 55 Toyota and finished in the 26th position. The announcement means that 22-year-old driver Brett Moffitt will be on the …

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Tommy Baldwin Racing Announces Sponsorship for Richmond

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Tommy Baldwin Racing announced sponsorship for this weekend’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. DOC 360 will adorn Alex Bowman‘s No. 7 Chevrolet SS this weekend at Richmond. According to the team release, DOC 360 is “a growing soft drink brand that is known for its distinct taste [that] is aligned perfectly with up-and-coming …

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The Pete Store Returns to Front Row Motorsports’ No. 38 at Richmond

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The Pete Store, the largest privately owned Peterbilt dealer in the United States has reached a multi-race agreement to sponsor David Gilliland and the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford, beginning with this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. The truck dealer is the provider of the race haulers for the organization and has 12 locations …

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NASCAR Announces New Rule Changes

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On Wednesday NASCAR announced new rule changes to the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series, effective immediately. According to NBC Sports, NASCAR issued a bulletin to teams regarding several different things. Among the changes are that NASCAR requires drivers, crew chiefs and spotters to have radio communication on the same frequency. Also …

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Did You Notice? NASCAR Fans are the Best in All of Sports

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Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Did You Notice? The way the NASCAR community rallied around the late Steve Byrnes this weekend at Bristol? There were signs on pit road, symbols all over the racetrack and Bristol Motor Speedway even named the race after him. Sunday’s race was the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer. …

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Premium Motorsports, Brendan Gaughan Announce New Sponsor for Bristol

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Premium Motorsports has announced the team has partnered with Vydox Plus for this Sunday’s Food City 500 in support of Steve Byrnes at Bristol Motor Speedway. The company, which has been endorsed by PGA tour winner Brian Gay, former British Open Champion Mark Calcavecchia and 2013 Senion PGA Charles Schwab Cup winner Kenny Perry, has …

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Michael Annett Has PhilMor on Car at Bristol

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Des Moines, Iowa’s Michael Annett and his family owned Pilot/Flying J Travel Centers has announced that the company will debut its PhilMor travel mug on the No. 46 HScott Motorsports Chevrolet this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. The PhilMor travel mug is available in two sizes, 20 and 24 ounces, and they are $1.99 each …

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Richard Childress Racing to Appeal Penalty to Ryan Newman’s Team

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Richard Childress Racing announced Thursday it has appealed the penalties against the No. 31 RCR Chevrolet. NASCAR determined tires taken from the No. 31 car failed an independent inspection, resulting in one of the more serious penalties ever assessed by the sport. NASCAR announced earlier this week that the team’s crew chief, Luke Lambert, was suspended …

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Rusty Wallace to Compete at 2015 X-Games

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Rusty Wallace Inc. has announced that 55-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Rusty Wallace will drive in the Off-Road Truck Racing event at X-Games Austin. “I may be retired from driving but that doesn’t mean I don’t have the itch to get back behind the wheel,” Wallace said. “I love to compete, plus the X-Games …

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Kyle Larson Cleared to Race, Will Drive at Texas

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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has announced that 22-year-old Kyle Larson is cleared to race and will compete in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway April 11. The team released the following statement: “Following a thorough review of all the test results by his attending physicians and in conjunction with the medical …

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Denny Hamlin Wins 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

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Joe Gibbs Racing is having a great year, but Toyota needs two successful teams to compete with Chevrolet and Ford. (Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

It had been over a year since Toyota won on a non-restrictor plate track but on Sunday Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team ended that drought when he won the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. It’s Hamlin’s first win of the season and the 25th of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series …

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Kyle Larson Out of 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville, Regan Smith to Sub

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Kyle Larson will miss Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Larson fainted during an autograph session on Saturday (March 28) and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. From there Larson then flew to Charlotte to be further evaluated. The driver of the No. 42 arrived there late Saturday evening and it was concluded …

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