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Another Event, Another Rain Delay as Kentucky Test Interrupted

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Rain, rain, go away! In what has been a recurring theme for NASCAR teams this season, rain once again put on-track activities on hold Wednesday afternoon, when Sprint Cup teams were scheduled to hold two two-hour practice sessions at Kentucky Speedway. The first session, scheduled from 3-5 p.m., was canceled due to showers in the …

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Buddy Baker Diagnosed With Lung Cancer, Steps Away from SiriusXM Hosting Duties

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Buddy Baker announced late Tuesday evening that he will step away from SiriusXM NASCAR Radio effective immediately. The sad news comes as the former driver continues to battle with lung cancer. Baker, a driver turned broadcaster, has an extensive career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. His 35 years of racing experience resulted in 19 …

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NASCAR Announces Package Changes for Indianapolis, Michigan, Darlington & Richmond

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While teams prepare for the new rules package this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, fans learned that it won’t be the only track to see changes. NASCAR Executive Vie President Steve O’Donnell held a teleconference with media members on Tuesday afternoon to announce new track-specific rules packages for races at Indianapolis, Michigan, Richmond and Darlington for …

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Austin Dillon Speaks Out About Daytona Crash

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Less than 48 hours after Monday morning’s frightening crash, the driver that saw the wildest ride spoke out on Tuesday. Austin Dillon discussed the crash that took place at the end of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in a teleconference with media members on early Monday morning. The 400-mile event was delayed several …

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State Favorites KFC Joins Front Row Motorsports for Kentucky Speedway

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With NASCAR heading to Kentucky for a weekend of night racing, one team has picked up the state’s most popular restaurant as a sponsor. Kentucky Fried Chicken will return with Front Row Motorsports for the July 11 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. The well-known red and white KFC colors will grace the team’s No. 35 Ford …

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Entry List: 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

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After a wild Sunday night in Daytona, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is setting their sights on Sparta, Kentucky for another weekend of night racing. NASCAR released the entry list for the July 11 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway earlier today (July 6). The entry list includes 46 entrants, …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins 2015 Coke Zero 400 as Horrific Crash Hits at Daytona

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The last lap of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway almost turned into a nightmare as one of the most brutal accidents in the history of the speedway sparked behind race-winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. “That scared the hell out of me, I’ll be honest with you,” said Earnhardt of the final lap accident in …

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2015 Coke Zero 400 Qualifying Cancelled; Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the Pole at Daytona

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Due to threatening weather, qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway was cancelled Saturday evening. However, Dale Earnhardt Jr is probably the only driver that is happy that this parade was rained on, as the No. 88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet will start on the pole. With qualifying being cancelled, the race lineup …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fastest in 1st Cup Session at Daytona; Big Crash Sends 10 to Backups

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For the Sprint Cup Series teams, Friday was supposed to be a day of preparation for this weekend’s qualifying and racing.  However, for a number of teams, Friday ended up being rather painful. Roughly 10 minutes into the session, Brad Keselowski had contact with Kyle Busch in turn 2. Busch’s Interstate Batteries Toyota then spun …

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Danica Patrick Leads Stewart-Haas Racing 1-2-3-4 in Cup Happy Hour at Daytona

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The final practice session of the day at Daytona International Speedway was far calmer than the first. There was still some drafting on-track, but it was mainly of the single-file variety. In addition, a group of drivers focused their on-track time on single-car runs. In the draft, Hendrick Motorsports’ engine program showed its strength. Cars …

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NASCAR Tracks Ask Fans Not to Display Confederate Flag


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As the debate about the use of the Confederate Flag continues throughout the U.S., NASCAR facilities have now come together to join the discussion. The large group of tracks has collaborated to request fans “refrain from displaying the Confederate Flag at our facilities and NASCAR events.” “As members of the NASCAR industry, we join NASCAR in the …

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Daytona Rising Climbs to New Heights With Chevrolet Partnership

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Daytona International Speedway’s rock-solid renovation became, figuratively, even more so on Wednesday. DIS announced on Tuesday that Chevrolet has partnered with the speedway as part of the track’s Daytona Rising Project. The announcement was made just days before NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series take up residence at the Daytona Beach, Florida circuit for the …

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