Race Weekend Central

Richard Childress Racing to Appeal Penalty to Ryan Newman’s Team

2015 Martinsville I Cup Ryan Newman Car Credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Richard Childress Racing announced Thursday it has appealed the penalties against the No. 31 RCR Chevrolet. NASCAR determined tires taken from the No. 31 car failed an independent inspection, resulting in one of the more serious penalties ever assessed by the sport. NASCAR announced earlier this week that the team’s crew chief, Luke Lambert, was suspended …

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Rusty Wallace to Compete at 2015 X-Games

Rusty Wallace X Games

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Rusty Wallace Inc. has announced that 55-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Rusty Wallace will drive in the Off-Road Truck Racing event at X-Games Austin. “I may be retired from driving but that doesn’t mean I don’t have the itch to get back behind the wheel,” Wallace said. “I love to compete, plus the X-Games …

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Kyle Larson Cleared to Race, Will Drive at Texas

2015 Martinsville I Cup Kyle Larson Car Credit Amy Henderson

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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has announced that 22-year-old Kyle Larson is cleared to race and will compete in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway April 11. The team released the following statement: “Following a thorough review of all the test results by his attending physicians and in conjunction with the medical …

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Denny Hamlin Wins 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

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Joe Gibbs Racing is having a great year, but Toyota needs two successful teams to compete with Chevrolet and Ford. (Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

It had been over a year since Toyota won on a non-restrictor plate track but on Sunday Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team ended that drought when he won the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. It’s Hamlin’s first win of the season and the 25th of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series …

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Kyle Larson Out of 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville, Regan Smith to Sub

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Kyle Larson will miss Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Larson fainted during an autograph session on Saturday (March 28) and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. From there Larson then flew to Charlotte to be further evaluated. The driver of the No. 42 arrived there late Saturday evening and it was concluded …

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Friday Faceoff: Phantom Debris, Toyota’s Tough Start & Truck Series Youth at Martinsville

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1) Much has been said already about the debris cautions during last weekend’s Auto Club 400. Give it to us straight: is NASCAR in the right or the wrong? Kevin Rutherford, Managing Editor: No doubt: NASCAR has made some questionable calls in years past when it comes to throwing the caution vs. not throwing the …

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Paige Decker Plans Truck Debut at Martinsville

Paige Decker

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Another new face will attempt their Camping World Truck Series debut this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Super late model driver Paige Decker will attempt to make her Truck Series debut in this weekend’s Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Decker will drive the No. 74 Chevrolet for Mike Harmon Racing. Decker, who was the first female …

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Kurt Busch Wins Pole for 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

2014 Loudon Ii Cup Kurt Busch Cia

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Kurt Busch was fastest all day Friday at Auto Club Speedway and he proved it by winning the pole for Sunday’s race with a lap of 185.142 mph. This is Busch’s second race back from being suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for domestic abuse allegations involving his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll. Busch’s teammate, and winner of the …

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Ken Schrader Racing’s 2015 ARCA Lineup Includes Ross Kenseth, More

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photo by Mike Neff (Frontstretch)

Ken Schrader Racing and Federated Auto Parts have announced that they have teamed up for a 16th consecutive season. Ken Schrader will continue to compete in select ARCA Racing Series events and select dirt events around the country. “We are looking forward to another exciting season as the sponsor of Kenny and his racing teams,” …

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Arrest Warrant Issued for NASCAR Team Owner John Cohen

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John Cohen, team owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Team Xtreme Racing, is facing a bench warrant for his arrest in Essex County, N.J., for failing to comply with an order related to a settlement on a civil lawsuit. Cohen, who had his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car stolen from a hotel parking …

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Delaware Prosecutors: No Charges Filed Against NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch

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No charges will be filed against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch in a domestic violence case involving ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. The announcement, made Thursday by Delaware prosecutors concludes their criminal investigation into the 2004 Sprint Cup champion. “After a thorough consideration of all of the available information about the case, it is determined that the admissible evidence and available …

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Jeff Gordon, Jamie McMurray Top Testing Charts at Atlanta Motor Speedway

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It was an important test session at Atlanta Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tested for the first time using the 2015 rule package. The teams had two test sessions on Thursday with a pair of Chip Ganassi Racing cars leading the pack in the first session. Jamie McMurray turned the …

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