Race Weekend Central

Overnight TV Ratings Again Down in Phoenix

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TV ratings declined for the fourth consecutive week on Sunday for the Good Sam 500 from Phoenix International Raceway. The race scored a 3.6 overnight rating, which is down five percent from last year’s 3.8 rating, according to Sports Media Watch. While it was another drop in the ratings, the declines for the past two …

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Daniel Suarez Picks Up New Sponsor Juniper Networks

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Joe Gibbs Racing announced today Juniper Networks will partner with Daniel Suarez for eight races in 2016. The networking equipment company will serve as the primary sponsor for the No. 19 beginning this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Video of the new car was posted to the company’s Twitter page. We're headed to Phoenix with …

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Furniture Row Racing Drops Appeal, Cole Pearn Suspended for Phoenix

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After appealing NASCAR’s penalty following a second roof flap violation in Atlanta, Furniture Row Racing announced today it has dropped the appeal. Crew chief Cole Pearn will serve his one-race suspension this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Pearn was placed on probation following the initial roof flap violation during Daytona 500 qualifying, but NASCAR dropped the …

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Joey Gase to Compete for Go FAS Racing at Phoenix

Regular NASCAR XFINITY Series competitor Joey Gase announced today that he will make his first Sprint Cup Series start of the season next weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Gase will pilot the No. 32 car for Go FAS Racing that he previously drove in each of his eight career Sprint Cup Series starts. The 23-year-old first drove …

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Ty Dillon to Sub for Tony Stewart at Atlanta, Brian Vickers Subbing at Vegas

After Brian Vickers filled in for the injured Tony Stewart in the season-opening Daytona 500, Stewart-Haas Racing confirmed the substitutes for the next two events in the team’s No. 14. Ty Dillon will climb behind the wheel of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet this Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Vickers will return …

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