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NASCAR Updates Provisional, Race Eligibility Procedures for Sprint Cup Series

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(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

NASCAR announced an update on Tuesday morning regarding the eligibility of open charter system teams during the Chase for the Sprint Cup. If an open team qualifies for the Chase, it will be guaranteed a starting position in every Chase race. This update comes following extensive discussion with industry stakeholders, according to NASCAR. In addition, NASCAR …

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Entry List: Subway Firecracker 250

The XFINITY Series begins its summer stretch this weekend at Daytona International Speedway with the Subway Firecracker 25o. According to the original entry list posted on Monday, there are 45 cars entered, meaning five will go home, barring any entry list updates. John Wes Townley will attempt to qualify for his third XFINITY Series race …

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Entry List: Coke Zero 400

The Sprint Cup Series returns to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the annual Fourth of July celebration during the Coke Zero 400. According to the original entry list on Monday, there are 41 cars entered for the second consecutive week, meaning one will not make Saturday night’s race, barring any entry list changes. Bobby …

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Entry List: Menards 250

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

The XFINITY Series makes its annual trip to Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the Menards 250. There are 39 cars entered, meaning all will make the race, barring any entry list additions. Defending race winner Kyle Busch is behind the wheel of the No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing this …

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Coca-Cola 600 Ratings Decline 11 Percent

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(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

After TV ratings featured stable numbers to begin May, ratings are back on the decline. Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 scored a 3.2 Nielsen overnight rating. This is an 11 percent decline from the 3.6 rating the race scored one year ago. According to Sports Media Watch, the rating ties the Bristol rating from April as the second-lowest …

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Newman Adds New Sponsor for Pocono

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Richard Childress Racing announced today Kalahari Resorts & Conventions will sponsor Ryan Newman‘s No. 31 Chevrolet for this weekend’s Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions recently opened an African-themed resort that features Pennsylvania’s largest indoor water park in the Pocono Mountains. The company has two other resorts in addition to the …

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