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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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Bayne, Biffle, Larson Shine in Instant Classic Sprint Showdown

2016 Charlotte Showdown Chase Elliott Kyle Larson Racing Nascar Via Getty Images

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Bold moves were the name of the came in Saturday’s Sprint Showdown, and fans were given what’s perhaps a glimpse into the future of NASCAR as young guns took center stage for much of the day.  After a slight delay due to persistent moisture on the track, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney battled for most …

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Friday Racing Washed Out at Charlotte

2016 Las Vegas Cup Chase Elliott Aj Allmendinger Racing John Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

UPDATE: All on-track activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been postponed due to rain. The revised Saturday schedule follows: 9:30: All-Star Practice (FOX Sports 1) 11:00: Sprint Showdown (FOX Sports 1) 12:30: North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (FOX Sports 1) 7:00: All-Star Race qualifying (FOX Sports 1) 9:00: All-Star Race (FOX Sports 1) There will …

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Kevin Harvick Signs Extension with Stewart-Haas Racing

2016 Kansas I Cup Kevin Harvick Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The rumors, it turns out, are untrue: Kevin Harvick is staying with Stewart-Haas Racing for the foreseeable future. The team announced Thursday (May 19) via a press release that the driver of the No. 4 will stay with the team in a “long-term” capacity. “Any questions now…” Harvick tweeted shortly after the announcement, supplying a link …

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Kasey Kahne, Others Penalized After Dover

2016 Dover I Cup Kasey Kahne Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Wednesday was a busy day for NASCAR penalties. The biggest penalty was levied to the No. 5 team of Kasey Kahne, who received a P3 penalty for illegal truck arms found following the race weekend at Dover. Crew chief Keith Rodden was fined $25,000 and the team lost both 15 drivers and owners points. Kahne …

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Entry List: Sprint Showdown

Clint Bowyer Martin Truex Jr Kyle Larson Cup Sprint Showdown 2015 Charlotte Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Drivers who haven’t qualified for the Sprint All-Star Race will have one last opportunity to earn a spot in the field on Friday night in the Sprint Showdown. 25 cars are entered, bringing the total to 40 cars competing this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Under the new race format, the three segment winners will …

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Entry List: Sprint All-Star Race

2015 Charlotte All Star Denny Hamlin Champagne Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The Sprint Cup Series heads home to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the next two weeks. The first of two races takes place this weekend with the Sprint All-Star Race. There are 15 drivers eligible for the event and this field was decided based on 2015 race winners, past Sprint Cup Series champions and former All-Star …

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NASCAR Tweaks All-Star Race Aero Package

Nascar Sprint All Star Race

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After opting to not run the 2016 aero package during last year’s Sprint All-Star Race, choosing to run it at Kentucky Speedway and Darlington Raceway instead. However, 2016’s exhibition will be different. NASCAR has introduced an aero package that will help eliminate side force in an attempt to help generate more passing. Additionally, the new …

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