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NASCAR Mailbox: Will There Be Another Coca-Cola 600 Upset?

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NASCAR’s premier division hits Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the sport’s longest contest. The Coca-Cola 600, one of NASCAR’s high-profile events, is set to take the green flag late Sunday afternoon eight days after a wild Sprint All-Star Race. With the possibility of thunderstorms once again hitting the 1.5-mile speedway, the race could be …

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Tyler Reddick Hoping For XFINITY Callup In 2017

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Coming 15 points shy of bringing Brad Keselowski Racing a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title, Tyler Reddick is looking to secure his future in NASCAR. The former Dirt Late Model driver from Corning, Calif., a small town with a population of 7,663 during the last census, is embarking on his third season (second full-time) with …

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Dollar General Leaving Joe Gibbs Racing at the End of 2016

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Just over a week after Matt Kenseth won his first race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Dover International Speedway, primary sponsor Dollar General has announced it will be parting ways with the 2003 Cup Series champion at the end of the 2016 season. According to a report from Sports Business Daily, Dollar …

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Pace Laps: Tony Stewart’s All-Star Race Ends in Flames, Kaulig Racing Running Strong and Doug Coby Searching for Third Straight Whelen Modified Tour Title

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Sprint Cup: Back to the Old Tony Stewart. As they say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire – As Tony Stewart was collected in a crash in Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race, the veteran driver making his final appearance in the non-points event gave the NASCAR world another piece of stimulating commentary on his way out the door …

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Brandon Jones Focused on RCR with High School in the Rear-view

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The last thing a busy high school student wants to do is spend extra time in the classroom when everyone else is heading home. For one adolescent, he was not staying at Lake Norman High School past the final bell of the day because he was in trouble. But this was not your ordinary high …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Jimmie Johnson Showing Signs of Slowing Down?

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It was a mere year ago that Jimmie Johnson went to Victory Lane in historic fashion at Dover International Speedway. The No. 48 team was victorious at the one-mile oval for the 10th time, the most in track history. Johnson has since surpassed the late Dale Earnhardt’s mark of 76 triumphs in NASCAR’s elite division, …

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Dover Surprises with a ‘Monster’ Race Weekend


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Half-filled grandstands and mediocre racing have usually been the theme surrounding Dover International Speedway since the recession. Ticket prices for a day of XFINITY Series racing in the fall will be $47, on top of $65 for Sunday’s Sprint Cup matinee. Yeah, that’s what it has been like for several years, and things have not changed. The …

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Austin Cindric Planning More Camping World Truck Series Races with Brad Keselowski Racing

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(Photo Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Late Friday morning, Brad Keseloski Racing’s Austin Cindric had a bright smile on his face. Joking around with some crew members, he was preparing to attempt to make the field for the Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway. But attempt was all Cindric could do. As predicted by meteorologists throughout the week, the …

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Ryan Truex Still Not Guaranteed Full Camping World Truck Series Schedule

Shigeaki Hattori walked on pit road moments after the checkered flag waved at Dover International Speedway. The former racecar driver turned owner ventured into the Camping World Truck Series in 2013, followed by a stint in the XFINITY Series. Driving Hattori’s truck is Ryan Truex, the younger brother of Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex, Jr. The younger …

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NASCAR Tweaks All-Star Race Aero Package

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After opting to not run the 2016 aero package during last year’s Sprint All-Star Race, choosing to run it at Kentucky Speedway and Darlington Raceway instead. However, 2016’s exhibition will be different. NASCAR has introduced an aero package that will help eliminate side force in an attempt to help generate more passing. Additionally, the new …

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O’Reilly Auto Parts Moves Title Sponsorship from XFINITY Series to Sprint Cup at Texas

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For the first time since 2014, Texas Motor Speedway will have a new title sponsor for its spring race. O’Reilly Auto Parts, a long-time sponsor of the XFINITY Series events at Texas Motor Speedway, will move up a division to become the entitlement sponsor of the Sprint Cup Series race. Signing a multi-year agreement, O’Reilly becomes …

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Kyle Larson Emerges as a Contender at Dover, Comes up Shy of First Sprint Cup Series Win


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Greeted with a handshake by team majority owner Chip Ganassi, Kyle Larson showcased his smile on pit road following the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. The 23-year-old whipped off sweat as reporters huddled around his No. 42 Chevrolet, a sight he seldom saw in 2015. Larson put his car in position to contend for a victory …

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