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NASCAR Announces Eligible Drivers for Sprint Unlimited

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On Monday, NASCAR announced the eligibility criteria for this year’s Sprint Unlimited, scheduled for Feb. 13.  While winning a pole during the previous season will get you into the race, it’s not the only way into the 75-lap show.  Regardless of circumstances, 25 cars will start the 187.5-mile race. The first criteria to qualify for …

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Ryan Preece Hoping to Return to Sprint Cup Series Competition in 2016

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A dream came true over the course of one evening for a young man. As he drove his No. 6 TS Haulers car to Victory Lane at Stafford Motor Speedway in early August, that dream became a reality for the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion. After joking around with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team …

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Tommy Baldwin Racing, Toy State Ink Sponsorship Extension

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Tommy Baldwin Racing and Toy State announced a multi-year contract extension on Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. The agreement will again put Toy State on the side of the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Alex Bowman in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Bowman and the Tommy Baldwin Racing team competed …

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Brian Scott Takes Richard Petty Motorsports Cup Ride for 2016

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Like Chris Buescher before him, Brian Scott is moving up. Scott, formerly a competitor for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, will pilot Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 9 in the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, the team officially announced Friday, Dec. 11. Sponsorship details have not been announced, though the press conference was …

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Chris Buescher Moves to Cup Series with Front Row Motorsports for 2016

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Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chris Buescher is moving up to the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, but not with the team you might have expected. Buescher, who won the NXS title for Roush Fenway Racing in 2015 in the team’s No. 60, will drive Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 Ford full time in the Sprint …

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Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet Caps Off 2015 Champion’s Week in Las Vegas

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On Friday night, the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season truly came to a close with the annual Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet at the Wynn Las Vegas in Nevada. It was, as usual, a star-studded affair. Honorees and guests were treated to a routine from host Drew Carey, and performances from Sam Hunt, Rachel Platter …

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Quicken Loans Joins Kasey Kahne and Hendrick Motorsports in 2016

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Kasey Kahne and Hendrick Motorsports will have a new partner as they head into the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The team announced that Quicken Loans will sponsor Kahne in three races throughout the season and serve as an associate sponsor for the other 33 points-paying events. The Detroit-based company is no stranger to …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Personnel Changes for 2016

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At Championship Media Day in Florida, Tony Stewart hinted at changes for Stewart-Haas Racing. On Monday, the team made those changes public. The No. 4 team for Kevin Harvick and the No. 41 team for Kurt Busch will remain unchanged.  However, the Nos. 10 and 14 will see new leadership. Michael Bugarewicz has been named the …

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Cup Champ Kyle Busch to Have Offseason Surgery

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From hospital bed to Sprint Cup Champ back to hospital bed. Kyle Busch, just days after winning the Sprint Cup championship by triumphing in the winner-take-all finale at Homestead, announced that he would undergo another set of surgeries to help heal injuries to his left foot and right leg sustained in an Xfinity Series crash …

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Drew Carey to Host 2015 Sprint Cup Awards Banquet

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NASCAR has selected actor and comedian Drew Carey to host the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards banquet in Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Wynn Las Vegas Casino. This year’s banquet will also feature numerous music stars such as Andy Grammer, Sam Hunt, Rachel Platten and Sabrina Carpenter. Carey has been featured …

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Chad Johnston Named 2016 Crew Chief for Kyle Larson

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On Thursday, Tony Stewart made reference to potential changes at Stewart-Haas Racing in the offseason during Championship Media Day. Crew chief Chad Johnston was likely viewed as being at the center of those changes. If that was so, he didn’t take very long to find himself a new home. On Monday, Chip Ganassi Racing with …

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Kyle Busch Captures 2015 Sprint Cup Championship with Homestead Win

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Sweet, sweet victory. Overcoming near-impossible odds through the 2015 NASCAR season, Kyle Busch capped it off with a win in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and his first Sprint Cup Series championship, holding off reigning title holder Kevin Harvick. “I dont know that anybody could have ever dreamed of this year,” Busch said. …

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