Race Weekend Central

Ernie Cope Named JTG Daugherty Racing Competition Director

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Veteran crew chief Ernie Cope will leave JR Motorsports at the end of the season and move to JTG Daugherty Racing and become the team’s competition director. Cope’s career started as a driver, running several seasons in K&N Pro Series West prior to becoming a crew chief. His crew chief career started in 1997 and …

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Casey Mears Re-Signs with Germain Racing Through 2018

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It’s been a slow silly season so far in the Cup Series but today business picked up a little bit when it was announced that Casey Mears has signed a multi-year extension with Germain Racing. Mears will be with the organization, driving the team’s No. 13 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, through the 2018 season. The …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Headlines List of Post-Texas Warnings

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Seven NASCAR teams were warned for infractions occurring during last weekend’s Texas race weekend, including that of the Sprint Cup Series’ most popular driver. The No. 88 team of Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of five Cup teams hit with a warning. His team failed pre-qualifying inspection twice and, in addition to the warning, was …

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Entry List: 2015 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix

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With only two races remaining, the Chase for the Sprint Cup makes its way to Phoenix International Raceway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Nov. 15 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500(k) at PIR. The list includes 43 entrants, meaning every team will make Sunday’s race. Ryan Ellis will look to make his …

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Jimmie Johnson Pounces To 2015 AAA Texas 500 Victory, 6th at TMS

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Jimmie Johnson spoiled a Chase clinching win for Brad Keselowski as he made the winning pass with three laps to go to win the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The victory for Johnson is the fifth of the season and third in a row at Texas. “I kept working on him, working on …

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Martin Truex Jr. Sometimes “Frustrated” at Underdog Label

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After being displaced at Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the 2013 season in the wake of spingate, Martin Truex Jr. landed at single-car team Furniture Row Racing the following year. In a ride that Kurt Busch took to its best results at that point – 11 top fives, 15 top 10s and 12th in …

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Brad Keselowski Sees Value in Double Duty Race Weekends

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The Sprint Cup Series took to Texas Motor Speedway Friday for a single practice session before qualifying for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, and many teams spent only short bursts of time on track, tweaking their setups for the afternoon, knowing Saturday morning brought two more chances to adjust the race trim. But when early mornings rains …

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Joey Logano “Disgusted” By Fan Reaction at Martinsville

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Heading into Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, all eyes were on Matt Kenseth‘s two-race suspension and the failed appeal, so naturally, many of Friday’s press conference questions surrounded the incident at Martinsville Speedway. That, of course, includes Joey Logano, who currently sits eighth in the standings, 38 points behind leader Jeff Gordon, with two races …

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Brad Keselowski Snags 2015 AAA Texas 500 Pole

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After leading the lone practice session Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski backed up that fast lap by taking the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. The driver of the No. 2 Ford posted a 196.929 mph lap, enough to best Kevin Harvick‘s 195.993 mph speed. Kyle Busch starts third, followed by Joey Logano. …

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Brad Keselowski Paces 2015 AAA Texas 500 Practice

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Brad Keselowski led the lone Sprint Cup Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon with a fast lap of 197.059 mph. During the nearly two-hour session, the driver of the No. 2 Ford sat atop the leaderboard for much of the time. Kevin Harvick ran second-quickest at 196.421 mph, though he briefly spent time …

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Matt Kenseth Loses Appeals, Will Not Race At Texas Or Phoenix

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Matt Kenseth‘s usual calm demeanor was not displayed last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway and it will cost him as he and his Joe Gibbs Racing team lost the final appeal as National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer Brian Moss found that Kenseth did indeed violate Sections 12.1 and 12.8 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rulebook, …

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