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Truck Series Teams of Theriault, Lagasse Penalized After Daytona

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On Wednesday, NASCAR announced penalties against the No. 20 for NTS Motorsports and the No. 29 of Brad Keselowski Racing in the Camping World Truck Series following post-race inspection Friday.  On both trucks, officials discovered unapproved jack screws.  According to NASCAR, both teams violated Sections 12.1 (Actions Detrimental to Stock Car Racing), 20.14.5 (Jack Screws) …

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Thee Dixon, First Modern Era African American NASCAR Team Owner, Passes at 76

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Thee Carlin Dixon, the first modern era African American team owner in NASCAR, passed away on Feb. 20, 2015. He was 76 years old. Born on Oct. 30, 1938, Dixon was a member of the U.S. Army before transitioning to civilian life. His company, Mansion Decorators, was well-known across the country as a quality coating …

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Joe Nemechek Replacing David Ragan at Atlanta

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The speculation can end: Front Row Motorsports announced today that Joe Nemechek will drive the No. 34 CSX-Play It Safe Ford Fusion in the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. According to FRM’s Twitter account, Nemechek will be filling in for David Ragan, who is substituting indefinitely for an injured Kyle …

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Tracks Adding SAFER Barriers After Daytona Wreck

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The crash heard ’round the NASCAR world is starting to see more ripple effects across all tracks. Since the crash Saturday that injured Kyle Busch, Daytona International Speedway announced that it would install SAFER barriers all around the 2.5-mile facility, regardless of the price or finances. Three other tracks on which the Sprint Cup Series will …

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UPDATE: David Ragan, Erik Jones to Replace Kyle Busch; Busch Released from Halifax Health Medical Center, Transferred

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The hunt continues to find a driver to replace Kyle Busch in the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota. Tuesday morning, however NBC Sports is reporting David Ragan has emerged as the leading candidate, set to split the ride with Erik Jones. Ragan’s emergence was a surprise with his ties to Ford. Under a full-time contract to drive the No. …

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Regan Smith to Pilot SHR No. 41 at Atlanta

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After a successful Daytona 500, Regan Smith is getting back behind the wheel of a Sprint Cup car. Stewart-Haas racing has named Regan Smith the interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This will be Smith’s second weekend in the car, after driving the No. …

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Kickin’ the Tires: SAFER barriers coming too late for Kyle Busch

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KickinTheTires.Net By Jerry Jordan DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In case you didn’t hear, Joey Logano won the Daytona 500. Not to take away from Logano’s victory, but it is hard to overlook the fact that two of NASCAR’s fiercest competitors were not in the race. Kurt Busch was out after being indefinitely suspended for “actions …

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Joey Logano Wins 2015 Daytona 500

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Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 on Sunday after a suspenseful final 15 laps that saw the frontrunners racing three-wide for the lead and a green-white-checkered finish. The win was his first at Daytona and his ninth career win. “I can’t believe it. This is absolutely amazing. Daytona 500!” he told FOX Sports’ Matt Yocum …

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Kyle Busch Suffers Compound Right Leg Fracture; Crafton To Sub

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UPDATE: Owner Joe Gibbs addressed the media Sunday morning. He said plans beyond Daytona are “undetermined” along with the amount of time Busch is in the car. However, Busch underwent successful surgery on his right leg Saturday night and is resting comfortably. His mid-left foot, which underwent fracture will likely not be repaired by surgery …

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Chitwood, Daytona Beach Promise New SAFER Barriers

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Hours after Kyle Busch suffered a leg injury at Daytona, hitting the inside wall at a place where the 2.5-mile superspeedway had no protective SAFER Barrier the Track President promised immediate changes. Joie Chitwood III, in a hastily arranged press conference, announced in a stern voice the track would spend the money needed to add …

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First Kurt Busch Appeal Denied; Final Appeal To Bryan Moss Tonight

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Kurt Busch’s initial NASCAR appeal has been denied. The driver, indefinitely suspended by NASCAR Friday night pleaded his case Saturday morning to a three-member panel in Daytona Beach. However, the trio ultimately felt Busch had violated NASCAR’s “actions detrimental to stock car racing” as well as their “behavioral penalty” in the rulebook. The sanctioning body …

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