Race Weekend Central

Roush Fenway Racing Announces 2015 Crew Chief Lineup

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On Tuesday morning, Roush Fenway Racing announced the driver-crew chief pairings for their three full-time Sprint Cup and four full-time XFINITY Series teams.  The organization will have a combination of brand new and familiar atop their pit boxes. Starting on the Sprint Cup side of the organization, Greg Biffle will once again have Matt Puccia …

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McClure Moves to JGL Racing for 2015

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On Monday morning, Team McClure Inc. announced that Eric McClure will leave TriStar Motorsports and move over to JGL Racing for the 2015 XFINITY Series season.  McClure is bringing primary sponsorship with him from Hefty and Reynolds Wrap for 25 races at minimum. continuing a long-term relationship between the company and the Virginian racer.  JGL Racing is continuing to …

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Dr. Jerry Punch to Remain at ESPN

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On Monday morning, ESPN announced that longtime on-air personality Dr. Jerry Punch has signed a new contract that will see him remain with the Connecticut-based cable network for years to come.  As part of the deal, Punch’s duties will involve play-by-play on college basketball and college football games, in addition to pit reporting duties for …

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Turner Scott Motorsports Morphs Into Two Joint Ventures

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It appears that the spat between Harry Scott, Jr. and Steve Turner that threw much of the 2014 season up in the air is now over.  Turner is now out of the picture, but Scott still needed some cooperation in order to continue running the operation. In two separate announcements on Thursday, the future of …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Hires “T-Rex” Creator Rex Stump as Technical Director

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Stewart-Haas Racing has announced the signing of “Rex” Stump, a new hire assigned to the position of Technical Director for their successful four-car Sprint Cup team.  In his new role, Stump will oversee the building of race cars and technical developments within the organization, working with the Nos. 4, 10, 14, and 41 crews directly.  …

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Kurt Busch Meets With Dover Police

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The Associated Press is reporting Kurt Busch met with Dover Police Department investigators this week (Tuesday) as the inquest into ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll’s allegations continue.  Driscoll alleged back on Nov. 5 that Busch smashed her head against a wall three times in his motorcoach, his temper boiling over following a bad qualifying effort at Dover …

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Bianchi Exits from Coma, Flown To France For Continued Treatment

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Jules Bianchi, still recovering from near-fatal injuries suffered in Japan will now do so in his native France. Wednesday morning, the Bianchi family released an official statement regarding the condition of the Formula One driver, announcing his hospital transfer. Suffering head injuries after crashing his Marussia into a tractor, used for the retrieval of stricken …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Field Of Four, Not 43

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I’m going to make a statement up front before I even start the critique: I hate watching championship battles. Why? The race doesn’t even matter, only the points do. That’s why I prefer final events in which the championship is decided ahead of time; that way, the races can be covered fully instead of picking …

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Brad Keselowski Fastest in Sprint Cup Practice

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On Friday afternoon, the 43 Sprint Cup teams assembled at Homestead-Miami Speedway ventured out onto the 1.5 mile oval for a 90 minute practice session to prepare for Friday night’s qualifying session.  While the Chasers were the primary focus, a non-Chaser was fastest of all. Brad Keselowski, teammate to championship contender Joey Logano, was fastest …

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Championship Round Media Day Held in Doral

On Wednesday evening, NASCAR held Championship Media Day at Trump National Doral Miami, a golf resort and spa in Doral, Florida, just outside of Miami.  The four championship contenders (Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman) gathered for a series of questions, answers and statements. ESPN’s Mike Massaro served as the emcee for …

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