Race Weekend Central

Harry Scott Files Notice of Suit Against Steve Turner Over Race Team

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In what has already been a chaotic situation this week for Turner Scott Motorsports, more fuel was added to the fire on Thursday as reports surfaced that Harry Scott has threatened to sue Steve Turner over management of the organization. Sporting News reports that Scott has filed a notice of suit in North Carolina Superior …

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Comcast Xfinity to Become Title Sponsor of NASCAR’S Second-Tier Series: Report

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The Nationwide Series looks to finally have its new name. According to Sports Business Journal, NASCAR and Comcast plan to announce next Wednesday (Sept. 3) a 10-year agreement that will see what is currently known as the Nationwide Series transformed into the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The deal is believed to worth $200 million and comes …

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Tony Stewart to Return to Racing This Weekend

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Tony Stewart hasn’t been at or near a race track following an Aug. 9 sprint car racing accident that claimed the life of Kevin Ward, Jr., but all that’s set to change this weekend. Stewart-Haas Racing announced today (Aug. 28) that the three-time Cup Series champion will return to competition this weekend at Atlanta Motor …

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Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson Pace Bristol Nationwide Series Practices

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After two consecutive weeks of turning left and right, the Nationwide Series returned to the high banks of the Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday for practice sessions in preparation for tomorrow night’s Food City 300. Championship points leader Chase Elliott was the fastest man in town in opening practice, piloting his No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet …

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Post-Race Inspection Issues Plague Keselowski and Others

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Just moments after Brad Keselowski’s first win in the Camping World Truck Series at Bristol Motor Speedway, the celebration hit a sour note as Keselowski’s No.19 as well Ron Hornaday, Jr.’s No.30 and Cole Custer’s No.00 had issues in post race inspection following the rain delayed UNOH 200 on Thursday morning. In a statement released …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Confirms Tuesday Press Conference About Organization’s Future

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Is the future of Joe Gibbs Racing finally coming together? A press conference next week may hold all the answers. JGR has confirmed it will hold a press conference next Tuesday morning (Aug. 19) at 10 a.m. ET, though the fine details have not been determined. However, it is widely anticipated that it will be …

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Tony Stewart Sitting Out at Michigan, Jeff Burton to Drive No. 14

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Tony Stewart will again be absent when the Sprint Cup Series takes the green flag this Sunday. Stewart-Haas Racing has announced that Stewart, who was involved in a fatal sprint car accident in upstate New York state last weekend, will not compete in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Sprint Cup Series veteran …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Will Not Appeal Indy Penalties

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On Thursday afternoon (Aug. 7), Joe Gibbs Racing announced that they would would not be appealing the penalties levied against Denny Hamlin, crew chief Darian Grubb and the No. 11 FedEx team for infractions found in postrace inspection after the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway weeks ago. NASCAR docked Hamlin 75 points, crew chief …

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Completes Season Sweep at Pocono

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Earlier this week Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finally learned the identity of his new crew chief in 2015, but in the meantime he isn’t ready to close his storybook relationship with current crew chief Steve Letarte quite yet. Employing a well-conceived fuel strategy by Letarte, Earnhardt was able to hold off Kevin Harvick on a restart …

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