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Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle Weigh In on New High-Drag Rule Package

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With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test session cancelled, Greg Biffle and Jamie McMurray used their free time to weigh in on NASCAR’s newest announced rule packages. Biffle, 45, and McMurray, 39, each took the time to answer questions about the announced high-drag rule package being ran in NSCS races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and …

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Brendan Gaughan, Premium Motorsports Part Ways

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Five months after agreeing to a one-year deal to return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Brendan Gaughan is taking a step back. Gaughan and Premium Motorsports (PM) have parted ways, effective immediately, the 39-year-old confirmed in a press conference before a NASCAR Xfinity Series practice session at Kentucky Speedway. Gaughan, a native a Las …

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2-For-2: Rain Postpones Activities at Kentucky Speedway

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UPDATE: Constant rain throughout the day has led NASCAR to cancel all practice sessions for the Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series, along with Truck Series qualifying. The Xfinity Series will hold a one-hour practice session starting at approximately at 4:30 p.m. ET, while the NCWTS will run tonight’s UNOH 225 as scheduled. – …

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2 More Drivers Swapped Out at Kentucky for Cup Race

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Last minute trades are the norm for stick and ball sports; in motor racing, not so much. Both The Motorsports Group and Premium Motorsports announced they will be utilizing drivers not originally entered for this weekend’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Jeff Green, originally entered in TMG’s No. 30, will be replaced by Travis …

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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

Casey Mears' pit crew runs to the aid ofAustin Dillon following a crash at Daytona in the Coke Zero 400

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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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