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NASCAR 101: 5 Teams Who Were Sponsored by Presidential Candidates

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So, who are you voting for?! OK, no need to actually let us know. But you can probably find out other NASCAR fans’ opinions on the matter if you search the comment sections of news articles on NASCAR CEO Brian France’s very public endorsement of presidential hopeful Donald Trump at a rally earlier this week. …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the 5 New Nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame

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By now, you’ve probably seen the list: 20 NASCAR personalities, ranging from drivers and owners to crew chiefs and TV broadcasters, are under consideration for the 2017 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame following the 2016 induction last month. All told, five will be admitted entrance into the Charlotte shrine, joining everyone from Dale …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The Fields Are Healthy, But Don’t Get Ahead of Yourself

The overarching narrative of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series currently stands as such: health, health, look at that health. And that’s to be expected after a Daytona weekend that saw an 11-truck surplus, one of the largest DNQ lists in recent memory. And even if the series had still possessed its pre-2015 36-truck field, …

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Ty Dillon Leads 1st Practice of XFINITY Season

A crash by Darrell Wallace, Jr. provided the only fireworks in an otherwise tame first practice session for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season at Daytona International Speedway, with championship contender Ty Dillon leading the way. Dillon, again the driver of the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, topped the chart with a speed of 192.526 …

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NASCAR 101: So, What Else Is New?

Silly Season practically begins halfway through the previous season every year, and chances are you’ve heard the narratives of drivers like Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer and Brian Scott (and more!) plenty by now, so much so that you’re practically an expert when it comes to the driver and team changes that have permeated the discussion …

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Benny Gordon Lands Daytona XFINITY Ride

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Benny Gordon will compete in the season-opening PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Gordon, an auto racing veteran with 23 starts in the series since 2009, will drive the No. 14 for TriStar Motorsports in the race, held this Saturday, Feb. 20. The No. 14 was driven mostly by …

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Ty Dillon in Talks to Sub for Tony Stewart

Could Ty Dillon be the replacement driver for Tony Stewart in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series while the three-time champion recovers from injury? Though Dillon’s name has been bandied about as a potential fill-in driving the No. 14 after the Daytona 500, an official announcement has not been made — though Dillon confirmed Tuesday at …

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NASCAR Announces Daytona 500 Duels Rule Change, Overtime Line

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Following its announcement of the new charter system for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2016, NASCAR has revealed new procedures for Daytona 500 qualifying as it pertains to the system as well as the decreased 40-car field. As has historically been the case, two qualifying races (the Can-Am Duels) will take place on …

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