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Newman Adds New Sponsor for Pocono

Newman, Ryan 2015 Bank Of America 500 Charlotte

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Richard Childress Racing announced today Kalahari Resorts & Conventions will sponsor Ryan Newman‘s No. 31 Chevrolet for this weekend’s Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions recently opened an African-themed resort that features Pennsylvania’s largest indoor water park in the Pocono Mountains. The company has two other resorts in addition to the …

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Martin Truex, Jr. Turns Domination into Special Coke 600 Victory

2016 Charlotte I Cup Martin Truex Jr Burnout Nascar Via Getty Images

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The history books will mark Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 as the quickest 600-miler in NASCAR history, both on time and average race speed. For Martin Truex, Jr., he’ll remember it as 600 miles of excellence as the Furniture Row Racing driver led 392 of 400 laps [a track record] to take the victory at Charlotte Motor …

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Kurt Busch, Martin Truex, Jr. Pace Saturday Sprint Cup Practices

NASCAR Sprint Cup teams had two chances to get it right Saturday with a pair of practice sessions for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s longest race of the season. Kurt Busch paced the morning edition with a top speed of 191.002 mph.  Jimmie Johnson, whose seven Charlotte wins rank as most by a driver in track history, …

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Martin Truex, Jr. Scores Coca-Cola 600 Pole

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

The sparks were flying during Sprint Cup qualifying Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but when the smoke cleared, Martin Truex, Jr. stood alone atop the scoring pylon. Joey Logano, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski will complete the top 5 to take the green flag for Sunday’s 57th running of the Coca-Cola …

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Kurt Busch Paces Opening Coca-Cola 600 Practice

2016 Martinsville I Cup Kurt Busch Helmet Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Kurt Busch led the only Coca-Cola 600 practice prior to qualifying Thursday evening for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, posting a speed of 192.843 mph. Though he was two mph slower than last year’s pole speed, the 2010 Coca-Cola 600 winner was over two-tenths of a second faster than the second-quickest driver, Jimmie Johnson. He only circuited …

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New NASCAR Rules Package to Be Tested at Michigan, Kentucky

2016 Charlotte All Star Cup Jamie Mcmurray Ryan Newman Kyle Larson Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Upcoming races at Kentucky Speedway and Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will see further changes to the Cup rules package and how it pertains to aerodynamic grip. NASCAR announced Thursday (May 26) that the two races will be used for a test of a new package that will alter the rear …

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Cup Crew Member Suspension Highlights All-Star Penalty Report

2016 Charlotte Cwts Jesse Little Truck Nigel Kinrade Nkp

Penalties, suspensions, and warnings, oh my. NASCAR’s weekly report ran the gambit as a number of teams were docked for various infractions. Tuesday, NASCAR came down hard on the No. 30 Camping World Truck Series team of Jesse Little for illegal throttle body shafts and an illegal engine component, both of which were found during …

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Dollar General Leaving Joe Gibbs Racing at the End of 2016

Matt Kenseth Martinsville Cup 2016 Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Just over a week after Matt Kenseth won his first race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Dover International Speedway, primary sponsor Dollar General has announced it will be parting ways with the 2003 Cup Series champion at the end of the 2016 season. According to a report from Sports Business Daily, Dollar …

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