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Sponsors PEAK, BlueDEF Following Clint Bowyer to HScott Motorsports for 2016

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Clint Bowyer will bring another set of sponsors with him when he moves to HScott Motorsports in 2016. PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil and BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid will join Bowyer at HSM when the green flag flies on the new season during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. The brands will serve as an associate …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Re-Signs Kurt Busch, Adds Sponsor Monster Energy for 2016

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Stewart-Haas Racing announced not only a multi-year contract extension for driver Kurt Busch on Wednesday but also a new primary sponsor for the No. 41. Monster Energy, a longtime Busch partner, will adorn his Chevrolet SS as co-primary sponsor with Haas Automation for 35 races and as primary sponsor for one race in 2016. The …

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New NASCAR-Themed Reality Show Coming in January 2016

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A new reality show will hit the airwaves in 2016 that will allow ordinary people to strap into the seat of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series style stock car and race for a total grand prize of $2,000,000. The few lucky participants will be trained by former NASCAR driver Mike Skinner when it takes the …

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NASCAR Decrees Only 1 GWC Attempt at Talladega

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NASCAR fans will see a change in the number of green-white-checkered finish attempts this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. NASCAR will reduce the number of attempts from three to only one due to several safety issues that have arose in the past. NASCAR will also use the double-file restart method for the one and only attempt. …

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Phoenix’s 2015 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 Is Sold Out

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Phoenix International Raceway achieved a rare accomplishment in this day and age when racetracks are struggling to fill the grandstands all over the country: on Tuesday, the 1-mile oval announced a sellout for its upcoming Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 race on Nov. 15. The sellout will mark the fifth consecutive for the fall race in …

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Entry List: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

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With stakes as high as ever, a trip to Talladega Superspeedway will determine who advances to the next round of the Chase. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Oct. 24 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega. The list includes 45 entrants, meaning two will fail to make Sunday’s event. Timmy Hill (No. 62) and Michael …

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Chase Elliott, Rick Hendrick Unveil New No. 24 for 2016

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As Jeff Gordon’s farewell tour begins begins to come to a close, anticipation for his successor is building. Chase Elliott and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick capitalized on the building hype for the rookie’s 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series run by unveiling his No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet on FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR Race Hub. NAPA …

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Underdog Ryan Ellis Set for Sprint Cup Series Debut at Phoenix

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For the first time in his NASCAR career, underdog Ryan Ellis is scheduled to compete in the Sprint Cup Series. Ellis, 25, will make his NSCS debut in the No. 33 for Circle Sport Racing in the Nov. 15 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The Virginian announced the news on …

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Austin Dillon’s Top-5 Run Cut Short By Tire Failure at Kansas

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As this season has worn on, Austin Dillon has crept further and further ahead each week, even running in the top 10 for full races and challenging this year’s Chase contenders, including posting the second quickest time in the first practice at Kansas Speedway. Sunday, Dillon once again ran inside the top 10 for a …

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Hometown Hero Clint Bowyer Crashes Hard at Kansas Speedway

2015 Cup Kansas Clint Bowyer Car Rick Lunkenheimer

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Hometown hero Clint Bowyer came into Kansas Speedway looking to put on a thrilling race for his local fans. Instead, his car was left in pieces after a hard hit on the backstretch wall. After starting 26th, the Emporia, Kan. native had worked his way as high as 15th, but was still struggling with the handling. …

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Joey Logano Takes Controversial 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 Win in Green-White-Checkered Finish at Kansas

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For the second time this weekend, Matt Kenseth dominated, leading a race-high 153 laps, but came up short when the checkered flag flew. This time, it was Joey Logano who emerged with his second consecutive victory in the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Contact with Kenseth that sent him spinning on lap 264 set up …

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Jimmie Johnson Fastest in Final 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 Practice at Kansas

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Three-time Kansas Speedway winner Jimmie Johnson paced the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session before tomorrow’s race at Kansas Speedway. Johnson’s fastest lap was 28.574 sec at 188.983 mph, beating out polesitter Brad Keselowski’s lap of 188.930 mph. Keselowski was second fastest. Denny Hamlin was the fastest Toyota in third. His teammate Matt Kenseth …

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