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NASCAR Hands Down Warnings After the 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono I Cup Jimmie Johnson Car Cia

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A new phenomenon in NASCAR’s penalty process is handing out written warnings for teams having problems going through inspection. Several teams this season have received written warnings for infractions during inspection, and that was no different on Sunday, as four teams received written warnings following the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway according …

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Entry List: 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

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For the second-straight week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) is preparing for 400 miles at a superspeedway. NASCAR released the entry list for the June 14 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway earlier today (June 9). The list includes 44 entrants, meaning one driver will fail to make the race. Ty Dillon will …

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Appeals Panel Rescinds Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Team Penalty

2015 Dover I Cup Jimmie Johnson Helmet Cia

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Jimmie Johnson‘s appeal for a P1 penalty assessed at the end of May has been rescinded. A National Motorsports Appeals Panel handed down their decision Tuesday after both sides, Johnson and NASCAR presented their case surrounding warnings the No. 48 team had been assessed in back-to-back weeks. Those warnings, penned by NASCAR officials concerned a …

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Michael Waltrip Racing Announces Crew Chief Swap

2015 Dover I Cup Clint Bowyer Car Cia

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Michael Waltrip Racing announced a crew chief swap for its two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup Series program Tuesday. Each of these changes will be put in place effective immediately. Brian Pattie will move over to the No. 55 Toyota driven by David Ragan from his spot manning the No. 15. Billy Scott, who has led Ragan …

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JDRF, Motorcraft Quick Lane Announce Car Design Contest Winner

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Maryn Winters, an eight-year-old from Basehor, Kansas has been chosen as the winner in a car-designing contest put on by JDRF and Motorcraft Quick Lane. Winters has been battling type 1 diabetes since the age of four. As you can see above, Winters’s design features key meanings throughout the paint scheme and includes children holding …

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Brian France: ‘It Doesn’t Matter How the Exact Form of Communications Happens’

2014 Daytona Sprint Cup Brian France Press Conference Credit Phil Allaway

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Following a rather formal drivers council at Dover International Speedway, NASCAR Chairman Brian France agrees that it will enable all sides to have a larger voice. Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano were included in the council with NASCAR officials on Saturday evening prior to …

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Martin Truex Jr. Breaks 69-Race Winless Streak with Victory in 2015 Axalta 400 at Pocono

Martin Truex, Jr. in Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway after winning the Axalta 400

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The wait is over and the furniture has been delivered. It has been a while since Martin Truex Jr. drove to Victory Lane. It’s been 69 races to be exact, dating back to Sonoma in 2013. Coming into the 2015 season with some kind of vengeance, the New Jersey native has been no worse than fifth in …

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Tunnel Turn Troubles Lead To Anxious Drivers At Pocono

2014 Pocono Ii Cup Pack Racing Cia

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The Northeastern portion of America suffered through a horrendous winter. Pocono Raceway, smack in the middle of it all got its fair share of record cold and snow. Frost, hanging around for months forced bumps and cracks on to the surface of one of motorsports’ toughest challenges: the Tunnel Turn. It’s a rough patch of …

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Kevin Harvick Fastest in Final 2015 Axalta 400 Practice at Pocono

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It’s been a good weekend to be Kevin Harvick. The No. 4 Chevrolet was fastest in opening practice on Friday, the first two rounds of qualifying, led Saturday morning’s practice and once again, Harvick paced the field in final practice. Harvick posted nine of the fastest 10 laps run in the 55-minute session, including the fastest …

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Kevin Harvick Paces Saturday Morning 2015 Axalta 400 Practice at Pocono

2015 Pocono I Cup Kevin Harvick Rodney Childers Cia

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Kevin Harvick picked up exactly where he left off on Friday by being the fastest driver in the 43-car field as he was quickest in the opening Saturday practice for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams at Pocono Raceway. Harvick was fastest in Friday’s practice session and in the first two rounds of qualifying. Harvick’s fast time …

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Kurt Busch Earns Pole for 2015 Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono

2015 Pocono I Cup Kurt Busch Austin Dillon Racing Cia

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For the third time this season, Kurt Busch will lead the field to the green flag. The No. 41 car set the fastest time in qualifying at 50.676 seconds (177.599 mph) at Pocono Raceway for the Axalta ‘We Paint Winners 400.’ Edging out Coca-Cola 600 winner Carl Edwards, Busch is looking for his first win since …

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Kevin Harvick Paces 1st 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 Practice at Pocono

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The first practice for Sunday’s Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway is complete. Kevin Harvick, who has yet to win a Sprint Cup race at the Tricky Triangle, topped the chart in his Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet with a speed of 176.932 mph. He was followed by Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr. …

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