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Axalta Coating Systems to Sponsor Regan Smith at Phoenix

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On Thursday, JR Motorsports announced that Axalta Coating Systems will serve as the primary sponsor of Regan Smith‘s No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro in the XFINITY Series at Phoenix International Raceway.  The company’s Cromax division, which is a line of paints specifically designed for collision repair shops, will be spotlighted on the quarterpanels of the otherwise …

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Brett Moffitt to Front Row Motorsports UPDATE: It’s Official

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Catchfence.com is reporting this morning that Brett Moffitt, fresh off of a top 10 finish Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway while subbing for Brian Vickers, could be replacing Joe Nemechek behind the wheel of Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 Ford this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Front Row Motorsports’ normal driver in the No. …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Announces Driver Lineup for XFINITY Series No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota

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On Tuesday, Joe Gibbs Racing announced a new driver lineup that will replace the injured Kyle Busch in the team’s No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in the XFINITY Series.  Drivers already under the JGR umbrella will pitch in, along with an outsider. Erik Jones, who debuted in the car Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, has …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Atlanta Provides Challenges, FOX Meets Some of Them

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Before we get started on the critique, there are a couple of  television news pieces that need to be covered. First off, for most of you, being able to watch Saturday’s Hisense 250 on FOX Sports 1 was probably not that much of a problem (if you subscribe to the channel). However, for those of …

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Team Xtreme Racing Trailer, Race Car Stolen; Team Withdraws from Atlanta

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Some unusual news  came out of Atlanta on Friday morning.  According to USA Today, thieves descended upon the Drury Inn in Morrow, Ga., where Team Xtreme Racing’s team members were staying in anticipation of getting out on track early Friday morning.  The thieves broke into and absconded with a 2004 Ford F-350 dually pulling an …

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Kyle Busch Has Left Foot Surgery

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As Joe Gibbs Racing originally announced back before the Daytona 500, Kyle Busch waited until he was back in North Carolina before having surgery on his broken left foot on Wednesday. The surgery, performed by Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina, was considered to be a success. As of right now, Busch is resting comfortably in …

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Truck Series Teams of Theriault, Lagasse Penalized After Daytona

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On Wednesday, NASCAR announced penalties against the No. 20 for NTS Motorsports and the No. 29 of Brad Keselowski Racing in the Camping World Truck Series following post-race inspection Friday.  On both trucks, officials discovered unapproved jack screws.  According to NASCAR, both teams violated Sections 12.1 (Actions Detrimental to Stock Car Racing), 20.14.5 (Jack Screws) …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX’s Daytona 500 Weekend Coverage A Mixed Bag

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Doesn’t it feel wonderful to have actual racing to talk about? I know some of you were outright forced to watch the Oscars Sunday night as some kind of penance by significant others due to the action on Sunday. As far as Sunday is concerned, I’m happy no one got hurt and a decreased amount …

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Kurt Busch’s Lawyer Files Motion to Reopen Protective Order

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Kurt Busch‘s legal woes stretch on, but this time, it’s via his attorney, who’s appealing a protective order that says he must stay away from ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. NBC Sports’ Dustin Long reports that Rusty Hardin, Busch’s attorney, officially filed a motion on Thursday (Feb. 19) to have the protective order reopened.  The reasoning for …

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Ratings Increase Substantially For Sprint Unlimited, Daytona 500 Qualifying

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On Tuesday, overnight ratings were released for FOX’s broadcast of Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited.  The network heads were likely quite pleased that their telecast averaged a 3.2 rating for the night, up 78 percent from the 1.8 that the race received last year on FOX Sports 1.  Also, according to TV by the Numbers, the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Clams Up When Drivers Cry Out On NASCAR Qualifying

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I take it that you heard the rumbling sound coming out of your speakers this past weekend. That’s right; NASCAR is back, and not a moment too soon. The offseason always seems interminable. As I stated last week, 2015 will look relatively similar to 2014 here in Couch Potato Tuesday, but with some changes. For …

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Bobby Gerhart Fastest in Opening Daytona ARCA Practice

On Thursday afternoon, ARCA held their first official practice session of the season at Daytona International Speedway ahead of Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 presented by AutoZone.  With group qualifying on tap for Friday, outright speed was not necessarily the main goal of practice.  Being able to pick up those ahead of you was more important.  …

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