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Joe Gibbs Racing, Matt Kenseth Lose Penalty Appeal, File Another

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The National Motorsports Appeals Panel found today (Nov. 5) that, after Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing’s initial appeal following his two-race suspension and six-month probation after an incident with Joey Logano last weekend in Martinsville, that Kenseth did indeed violate Sections 12.1 and 12.8 of the 2015 NASCAR rulebook. As such, the panel has upheld …

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Matt Kenseth Appeal Set for Thursday Morning

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Matt Kenseth and his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team will have their appeal heard on Thursday morning, according to NASCAR. Kenseth is appealing the penalties levied by NASCAR for his actions during last weekend’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The penalties include a two-race suspension and six months of probation following the …

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NASCAR Penalties: Matt Kenseth Suspended, Danica Patrick Fined

Matt Kenseth leads the field in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway

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NASCAR issued penalties to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers following the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. The strongest consequences were for Matt Kenseth, officially suspended from NASCAR competition through the completion of the next two races. Kenseth was popped with a behavioral penalty for violating sections 12.1 and 12.8 of …

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Entry List: 2015 AAA Texas 500

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After an eventful afternoon in Martinsville the Chase for the Sprint Cup rolls on to Texas Motor Speedway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Nov. 8 AAA Texas 500 on Monday (Nov. 2). There’s a total of 45 entrants, meaning two teams will fail to make Sunday’s race. Should qualifying be rained out, …

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Jeff Gordon Victorious in 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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You wouldn’t think the man hoisting the checkered flag had done it 92 prior times in the Sprint Cup Series. Jeff Gordon, in his final race at Martinsville Speedway in his final full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series, held off Jamie McMurray in a two-lap shootout to grab the victory in the Goody’s Headache …

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Jimmie Johnson Fastest in 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Happy Hour at Martinsville

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Did you count Jimmie Johnson out at Martinsville Speedway after an uncharacteristically slow start to the weekend at Martinsville Speedway? Not so fast. Johnson, who is tied among active drivers for the most Martinsville wins with eight, posted the fastest speed in the final practice session of the weekend, under what will be the closest …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tops Saturday Morning Martinsville Practice, Tony Stewart Wrecks

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be down after being eliminated from the Chase last week at Talladega, but he’s not out as he guns for a repeat win in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. Earnhardt, Jr. turned the fastest lap in the morning practice session at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.998 mph. Martin Truex …

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Joey Logano Still on Top, Wins 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Pole at Martinsville

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What can you say, Joey Logano is fast and proud of it. By just 0.012 seconds over rival Chaser Martin Truex Jr., Logano wins the pole for Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the opening race of the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. “I thought today in race …

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Joey Logano Paces Lone Friday Practice at Martinsville

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Anyone who watched the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races should not be surprised to see Joey Logano at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the first practice session of the weekend. Logano, who won at Charlotte, Kansas, and Talladega earlier this month, posted a fast lap of 19.161 seconds, good …

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Texas Lottery to Sponsor Justin Allgaier at in 2015 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

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HScott Motorsports announced on Thursday that the Texas Lottery will serve as the primary sponsor of Justin Allgaier‘s No. 51 Chevrolet in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.  It is the state lottery’s first primary sponsorship in NASCAR. “The Texas Lottery is excited to enter into a partnership with such a notable organization …

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NASCAR: No Results Changes, Penalties After Talladega

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NASCAR released a statement on Tuesday regarding numerous issues following the CampingWorld.com 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. “NASCAR has worked to review an extensive amount of material from Sunday’s NASCAR race in Talladega including video, team radio transmissions and downloadable data,” the sanctioning body declared in a prepared statement. “Based on that review, the …

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Entry List: 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

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One week removed from what many drivers referred to as a circus at Talladega Superspeedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is set to return to tight, driver-controlled racing to begin the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. NASCAR released the entry list for the Nov. 1 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at …

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