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David Gilliland, Love’s Travel Stops To Host Special Guest at Chicagoland

2014 Texas Ii Cup David Gilliland Cia

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Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland will have a special guest beside him on Sunday at the Chicagoland Speedway. Gilliland will be joined by 7-year-old Jack Benjamin, who recently overcame a rare and fatal liver disease. Benjamin will wear a replica firesuit as he follows Gilliland just before the race on Sunday. The hood of …

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Entry List: 2015 MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland

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With the summer winding down, the wait is over. The Chase for the Sprint Cup is here. NASCAR released the entry list for the September 20 MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. The list includes 46 entrants, meaning three teams will fail to make Sunday’s race. JJ Yeley, Travis Kvapil and Timmy Hill will have to …

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Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Extend Partnership

Jimmie Johnson sits in his No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet during practice at Michigan International Speedway

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Hendrick Motorsports announced Monday morning Lowe’s Companies Inc. has extended its partnership with the organization through the 2017 season. The home improvement company will remain as the primary sponsor of the No. 48 Chevrolet. “Lowe’s has a longstanding history with NASCAR and knows its fans are some of the most loyal in all of sports,” …

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Matt Kenseth Reigns in 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond; Chase Field Set

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There was simply no catching the No. 20 Toyota of Matt Kenseth Saturday at Richmond International Raceway. The outside-polesitter grabbed the top spot from Joey Logano on lap 15 and went on to hold the lead for 352 of 400 laps to win the Federated Auto Parts 400 – his fourth win of 2015 and 35th …

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Michael McDowell Hits Safety Truck Under Caution in Richmond

2015 Charlotte I Cup Michael Mcdowell Vertical Credit Amy Henderson

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Richmond has a way of bringing out some odd moments – remember the fence climber last year? However, this odd moment took place on track as Michael McDowell swerved and hit a NASCAR safety truck during a lap 290 caution in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway,. All crew men aboard …

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Paul Menard, Richard Childress Racing Renew Contract for 2016

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On the eve of what may be their first Chase appearance with Paul Menard, Richard Childress Racing announced that they will be bringing the Wisconsin native back for a sixth season in 2016, with family sponsor Menard’s returning to sponsor the No. 27 ride. According to an article on Motorsport.com, RCR and Menard have a …

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Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick Win 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 Practices at Richmond

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One driver needs a win to make the Chase. The other is already in. Both paced a practice on Friday. Who are they? Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick. Larson, last year’s Rookie of the Year, led the first of two Sprint Cup practices at Richmond International Raceway with a lap of 125.525 mph. He was …

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Denny Hamlin Tears ACL, Will Require Offseason Surgery

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Denny Hamlin added another torn ACL to his repertoire on Tuesday. The driver injured his right anterior cruciate ligament while playing basketball just two days following his third-place finish at Darlington. Despite the issue, Hamlin has been cleared to race for the remainder of the season according to a release issued by Joe Gibbs Racing …

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Denny Hamlin, Timmy Hill Teams Receive Post-Darlington Warnings

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It’s vintage NASCAR to try and gain a competitive edge. So following throwback weekend, it was no surprise to find a couple of teams receiving warnings from NASCAR. Denny Hamlin was posted for failing pre-race tech four times, his car finally allowed on the grid following the fifth pass through inspection. He finished third after leading …

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2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup Clinch Scenarios

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will invade Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the final regular season race on the 2015 calendar. That means numerous drivers who have not already locked themselves into the Chase will be eager to do so on Saturday night. NASCAR released the clinch scenarios for this weekend’s race: Regardless of …

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Entry List: 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond

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After all of the talk and preparation, the Chase is finally almost upon us. Only one race stands between the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) and the hunt for the championship. NASCAR released the entry list for the Sept. 12 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) on Monday afternoon. The …

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Kyle Busch Clinches Chase Berth with 7th-Place Finish in 2015 Southern 500 at Darlington

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Add Kyle Busch to the list of drivers locked in to the 2015 Chase field. After missing 11 races following injuries sustained in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the driver of the No. 18 Toyota returned at Charlotte with a blessing from NASCAR to win and get himself into the top …

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