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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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Regan Smith To Sub For Kurt Busch; Future TBD For No. 41 Team

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In the wake of Kurt Busch‘s suspension, Regan Smith has been tapped to replace him in the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet for Sunday’s Daytona 500. The announcement, made late Friday night pairs Smith back up with the Stewart-Haas Racing organization he drove for in the wake of Tony Stewart‘s leave of absence last summer. “I …

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Kurt Busch Indefinite Suspension And Updates

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UPDATE: Kurt Busch has filed an appeal on his indefinite suspension, paying $500 for a three-member NASCAR panel to hear his case Saturday morning. If the appeal is lifted, it is unclear whether Busch would even still drive in the Daytona 500 as his Stewart-Haas Racing team has already named Regan Smith as a replacement. …

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