Race Weekend Central

UPDATE It’s Official: Jeb Burton to BK Racing in 2015

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UPDATE: BK Racing made the weekend speculation official on Monday when they officially announce the addition of driver Jeb Burton to the team’s 2015 Sprint Cup lineup. Burton, 22, raced the past two seasons in the Camping World Truck Series, most recently with ThorSport. He’ll race BK Racing’s No. 26 for the full 2015 season, …

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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Looking For More

2014 Richmond Ii Cup Chip Ganassi Felix Sabates Cia

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The 2015 NASCAR season hasn’t even started yet, but Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has already been celebrating. The team won the Rolex 24 at Daytona last weekend with drivers Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan. It was a record sixth Rolex win for Ganassi and Sabates, and it also entered …

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Kevin Harvick Wins Eighth Pole Position of Season at Kansas Speedway

For the eighth time this season, Kevin Harvick will lead the field to the green in this Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. This is Harvick’s third pole in a row at this particular racetrack, posting a speed of 197.621 mph—a new track record. Second-fastest Brian Vickers will line up alongside Harvick, …

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Nine Multi-Car Cup Teams Form Race Team Alliance

2014 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway Sprint Cup Mike Neff

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National Speed Sport News is reporting a group of nine multi-car teams participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) announced today they have formed a collaborative business association called the Race Team Alliance (RTA). The purpose of the organization is to create an open forum for the teams to explore areas of common interest …

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Coke Zero 400 Postponed to 11 AM Sunday

2014 Daytona Sprint Cup Rain Credit Phil Allaway

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Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway dawned warm and sunny.  Unfortunately, the thunderstorms first showed up at the track around 1:30 in the afternoon.  Lightning struck close to the track, forcing many of the activities for fans in the Midway to shut down prematurely. The rains eventually stopped, but rain clouds were never all that …

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Bluegrass Beatdown: Brad Keselowski Wins at Kentucky

Brad Keselowski made a statement early on Friday by capturing the pole for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway and put an exclamation point on the weekend by dominating the field on Saturday to earn his second victory of the 2014 season. Keselowski, the 2012 winner at Kentucky, led a race record 199 of …

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With Home Depot Out After ‘14, Gibbs Extends Deal with Sponsor Dollar General

Joe Gibbs Racing and longtime sponsor Dollar General signed a new deal, extending their relationship to sponsor the No. 20 car to 30 races during the 2015 season. The announcement comes after much speculation last week about sponsor Home Depot’s future in NASCAR, which is all but final after the end of the 2014 season …

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Tony Stewart Wrecks During Indianapolis Tire Test

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In a tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Tony Stewart crashed as a result of what was believed to be a cut tire. Stewart was uninjured in the crash, according to a local CBS affiliate, even though he did speak with medical personnel on site. The test itself was closed to the media.   …

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Panasonic To Sponsor Jeff Gordon In Two Races In 2014

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For the next three seasons, Panasonic will sponsor the No. 24 team driven by Jeff Gordon in at least two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. For 2014, those two races will be this weekend’s event at Sonoma Raceway and the August 31st event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Though Panasonic has been a technology partner with …

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Tire Testing at Indy Today

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Goodyear and NASCAR continue testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today for the upcoming Brickyard 400 on July 27th. Tire testing began on Monday and several veteran Sprint Cup Series drivers and teams were a part of it. Participating in the testing sessions are the No. 14 of  Tony Stewart of Stewart Haas Racing; Ryan Newman and the No. 31 team …

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New NASCAR Sprint Cup Road-Course Qualifying Procedure Announced

New Group-Based Format To Bolster Excitement For Sonoma, Watkins Glen DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Apr. 22, 2013) – NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will implement the group-based road course qualifying procedure used in NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Touring Series competition during its road-course events at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International. Under …

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It’s Official: Elliott Sadler Racing Fourth Joe Gibbs Racing Cup Car Part-Time In 2013

MARTINSVILLE COVERAGE See pictures, links and more on our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter as well as Amy Henderson, who’s serving as our at-track reporter this weekend. In the end, Elliott Sadler lost out on substituting for Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Fed Ex Toyota. But the full-time Nationwide Series driver, working for …

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