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AJ Allmendinger Secures 5-Year Deal with JTG Daugherty Racing

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AJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 47 car for JTG Daugherty Racing in the Sprint Cup Series, will not have to worry about finding a ride for quite some time. Announced Saturday at Kansas Speedway, Allmendinger has agreed to a five-year extension of his contract, putting him in the No. 47 car until the 2020 …

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Joey Logano Wins 4th Pole of Season for 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

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It’s nice to be yellow in Kansas Speedway. For the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway, Joey Logano’s yellow No. 22 Ford posted a lap of 28.067 seconds (192.397 mph) to win his fourth pole of 2015 and first at Kansas. “We kind of swung for the fence there on the last round and the …

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Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones Quickest in 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 Practices at Kansas

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The 1.5-mile tracks have been Kevin Harvick‘s strong suit since he joined Stewart-Haas Racing last year. This season has been no different for the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Harvick was quickest in the first practice session of the day at Kansas Speedway, with a time of 28.306 seconds. His momentum continued to Happy Hour …

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Fire Erupts at Leavine Family Racing Shop

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A fire erupted throughout the back portion of Leavine Family Racing’s shop on Friday morning. Located in Concord, N.C., the blaze started at approximately 7 a.m., with firefighters from Concord and Harrisburg putting under control within an hour and a half, according to WSOC-TV. According to Motorsport.com, cars were damaged in the fire, but the …

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Go Green Racing Picks Up Sponsorship for 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

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After an impressive fifth-place run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega last weekend, Joey Gase takes his talents to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where he will drive the No. 32 Go Green Racing Ford in this weekend’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. The team had been searching for sponsorship to race in …

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Richard Childress Racing Loses Final Appeal, Luke Lambert Suspended

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Richard Childress Racing’s appeal? Denied. On Wednesday, RCR met with NASCAR officials for their final appeal against the penalties imposed against the No. 31 Sprint Cup team. The hearing took place at the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, N.C. Final Appeals Officer Bryan Moss upheld the penalties, officially putting crew chief Luke Lambert under suspension …

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Richard Childress Racing Strengthen Pit-Road Safety Guidelines Following Fires

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Richard Childress Racing are improving their personal pit road safety guidelines – this after two pit road fires that have hit the team in the few weeks. The team announced on NASCAR Talk that it has changed its pit road safety guidelines after two fires in the last two weeks—one in the NXS race at Richmond and …

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Kevin Harvick Running Throwback Budweiser Scheme at Southern 500

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There will be a slightly different look for the No. 4 when the Southern 500 rolls around. Stewart-Haas Racing and Budweiser today (May 6) unveiled a throwback paint scheme for Kevin Harvick on Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The gold scheme, which will be raced at Darlington during the Bojangles Southern 500 in …

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NAPA to Move to Cup with Chase Elliott in 2016

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Earlier this year it was announced that reigning Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott would take over for Jeff Gordon in Hendrick Motorsports’ iconic No. 24 Chevrolet in 2016. On Tuesday, it was announced that NAPA Auto Parts will serve as primary sponsor for Elliott when he makes the move to Cup. NAPA will serve as …

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Sam Hornish Jr. Gets New Crew Chief; Tommy Baldwin Back Atop Pit Box

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After scoring his first top-10 finish of the season at Talladega Superspeedway, Sam Hornish Jr. will have a new crew chief beginning with this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that Drew Blickensderfer has been replaced by Kevin “Bono” Manion, effective immediately. Blickensderfer has been given a different position within the organization, but …

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Ty Dillon to Sport a SpongeBob SquarePants Car at Kansas

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With the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at the Kansas Speedway just days away, another driver will sport a SpongeBob SquarePants paint scheme around the 1.5-mile oval. That driver will be Ty Dillon, who will pilot the No. 33 Plankton Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. If you have never watched the show, Plankton is …

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Sorry, Rowdy Fans: Still No Timetable for Kyle Busch’s Return

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Fans of Kyle Busch are going to have to wait a bit longer to see him race. Busch, 30, has been out indefinitely following a severe crash in the February Xfinity Series race at Daytona that left him with broken bones in each leg. As reported on Motorsport.com, Busch tested a late model last week, …

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