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Entry List: 2015 Bojangles’ Southern 500

2014 Darlington CUP Parker Kligerman David Stremme racing credit Yvonne Leonard

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After 12 years, one of NASCAR’s biggest races finally has its classic date back. NASCAR released the entry list for the Sept. 6 Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway earlier today. The list includes 46 teams, meaning three will fail to make Sunday’s race. Running on Labor Day weekend for the first time since 2003, …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt to Attempt Cup Debut at Richmond

Jeffrey Earnhardt

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There has been only one fourth generation driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history. That happened when 20-year-old Adam Petty made his NSCS debut at Texas Motor Speedway in April 2000. On Sept. 15, that may change as the second fourth generation driver in NASCAR history will attempt to make his Cup debut. Go FAS Racing …

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Leavine Family Racing, Monitronics Announce Partnership, Giveaway

2015 Bristol I CUP Michael McDowell car credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Leavine Family Racing made headlines earlier in the 2015 season after the team had a fire in its shop, causing damage and destroying equipment and machinery. However, there wasn’t all bad news that came out of the fire. Shortly after the fire the team the team partnered with Monitronics Security, who outfitted its new shop with …

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Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth Among Drivers and Teams Penalized After Bristol

Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin compare notes before the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway

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NASCAR issued warnings to 11 teams following the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth will lose 15 minutes of practice time for next Sunday’s race due to multiple infractions during inspection. Busch’s team failed pre-race inspection four times and Kenseth’s team failed pre-race inspection …

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Terry Labonte Named Grand Marshal of 2015 Southern 500

2014 Talladega II CUP Terry Labonte Brad Keselowski CIA

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Next weekend’s Bojangles Southern 500 will have an old school feel, with many teams running throwback paint schemes and even Goodyear will have a retro look on the tires it will use for next Sunday’s race. Darlington Raceway announced that the grand marshal for Sunday’s race will have a throwback feel as well. 2016 NASCAR Hall …

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BK Racing Makes Driver Swap Between Jeb Burton & JJ Yeley

2015 Pocono 1 Cup Jeb Burton Car Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis, Sr., Frontstretch)

BK Racing announced a ride swap between Jeb Burton and JJ Yeley that will begin next weekend at Darlington Raceway. These ride swaps are not uncommon as teams look for ways to improve the core of its operation. Burton will now pilot the No. 23 Toyota Camry with crew chief Joe Williams. Williams worked with …

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Joey Logano Goes Back-to-Back in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

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It’s fair to say that Joey Logano is a fan of Bristol. In the night race one year ago, Logano held off a hard changing teammate, Brad Keselowski, to win his first race at the high-banked half-mile. Saturday night was very similar. The 500-lap, 250-mile race came down to a 50-lap shootout between Logano and …

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Denny Hamlin Sweeps Poles at Bristol

2014 Richmond II CUP Denny Hamlin teeth CIA

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Denny Hamlin has the feel for Bristol, at least for this weekend, when it comes to qualifying. Just two hours after securing the best starting spot for the Xfinity Series race, Hamlin went back out onto the high-banked half-mile of Bristol Motor Speedway and scored the pole for the Cup Series race. Hamlin bested his …

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Kyle Busch Tops Final 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race Practice at Bristol

2014 Texas II CUP Kyle Busch CIA

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Kyle Busch continued his hot streak on Friday, winning the final Sprint Cup practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway in advance of Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race. Busch’s lap of 131.146 mph was good enough to put him in the top three in both practice sessions Friday. David Ragan (130.646) placed second. The rest of …

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JTG Daugherty Racing Extends Sponsorship Deal With Bush’s Beans

2015 Martinsville I CUP AJ Allmendinger car credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Bush’s Beans will continue as a primary sponsor for the No. 47 of JTG Daugherty Racing and driver AJ Allmendinger, Allmendinger announced Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The team and sponsor have inked a multi-year deal. “They have been with the company for over a decade, said Allmendinger.  “It’s one of the best sponsors that …

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Charlotte Motor Speedway Announces Jeff’s Last Ride Tribute

2014 Michigan II CUP Jeff Gordon II CIA

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Tracks have been saluting Jeff Gordon all year as the four-time champion and legend of the sport competes in his final races this season. On Friday, Charlotte Motor Speedway announced their tribute to Gordon. The “Jeff’s Last Ride” Super Fan ticket package is available in limited quantities for fans attending the Bank of America 500 …

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Clint Bowyer, Rob Kauffman Share Information About Separation from MWR

Clint bowyer on track during practice at Martinsville Speedway

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Clint Bowyer and Rob Kauffman stopped by the media center at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday morning to discuss the decision to both part ways and to leave Michael Waltrip Racing. Bowyer’s comments were predominantly focused on the members of his No. 15 team and explaining his reasoning as quickly as humanly possible. In contrast, Kauffman’s …

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