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Elliott Sadler Will Join JR Motorsports in 2016

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One piece of the JR Motorsports roster is officially set for 2016. Veteran Elliott Sadler and long-time sponsor OneMain Financial will join the multi-car team next year, competing for a championship in one of the team’s full-time vehicles. Team co-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Sadler broke the announcement on Friday morning, just moments before an official press …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Taking a Look at Tony Stewart’s Brief Xfinity Series Stint

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The Tony Stewart era in NASCAR is coming to a close. One of the sport’s most intimidating drivers is hanging up his helmet at the end of next season and his illustrious career is one that few can compare to. In January, I had the opportunity to meet Stewart at Media Week in Charlotte. His …

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Beyond the Cockpit: A Multi-Year Deal Provides Alex Bowman Stability

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While scrolling through your Twitter feed, you might catch the eye of a few young racers. Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing, is one of the many young men that have increased their presence in the world of social media. The easy-going Bowman can be seen smiling throughout the …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick Throws It All Away, Others Redeem Themselves

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Sprint Cup Series: Harvick’s Horror Story – New Hampshire Motor Speedway won’t be remembered so much for who won as who lost. Sure, Matt Kenseth continued a hot streak for Joe Gibbs Racing but we knew he was in solid position to make the next round of NASCAR’s Chase playoff anyway. Most of the racing up front …

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Ryan Preece Preparing for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut at New Hampshire

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The clock is ticking, and the opportunity for Ryan Preece to race in NASCAR’s premier division is rapidly approaching. After making a bet with longtime friend and team owner Tommy Baldwin, the 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion is about to knock another item off his bucket list. Come Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Preece …

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Pace Laps: Xfinity Frustration, Historic Finals, F1 Changeup & More

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Sprint Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Joins In on JGR Dominance – Joe Gibbs Racing has been on a surge since the beginning of the summer, rattling off eight wins in the 11 races leading up to the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kyle Busch claimed four victories, Matt Kenseth reeled off three wins, and Carl …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Furious 7 300 at Chicagoland

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He’s back. Make that four victories in nine races for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season. The Joe Gibbs Racing tandem of Busch and Matt Kenseth dominated the Furious 7 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Leading a combined 186 of the 200 laps, the two had virtually no competition on the evening. With …

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Eyes on Xfinity: What’s the Future for JR Motorsports?

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See ya later, Chase. Come February at Daytona, the metallic blue No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet will no longer be racing on Saturday afternoons. Instead, it is getting a promotion. It is not like JR Motorsports really has a choice. If it were up to the team, it would want to keep reigning Xfinity Series champion …

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Pace Laps: Ending Winless Streaks and Kickoff Media Tours

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Sprint Cup Series: Kenseth Creeps Into Contention. Matt Kenseth is a modern man’s Terry Labonte: cool, calm, collected under pressure. Kenseth, like Texas Terry used to be the model of consistency, top 10ing his way to a championship in 2003 while making surviving bad days the hallmark of his driving style. Now, over a decade …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Can Chase Elliott Win This Title After All?

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All the eyes are on the championship battle, and with nine races left in the Xfinity Series season, no mistakes can be made. Entering Richmond International Raceway this weekend, all signs point to Chris Buescher as the championship favorite. Holding a 29-point lead after Darlington Raceway last week, the Roush Fenway Racing driver is deemed …

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Pace Laps: Southern 500 Success, Denny Hamlin’s Dominance and the Busy NHRA Weekend

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Cup Series: Darlington Lives Up to the Hype – All of the hype leading up to Sunday night’s Southern 500 put NASCAR in a win or lose situation. With so much excitement brewing for the throwback weekend theme, the action on the track, desperately needed to entertain, and entertain it did. Leading up to the race …

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Friday Faceoff: Panic Time for Jeff Gordon?

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The summer stretch is coming to a close and Jeff Gordon still hasn’t won a race. Is it time for the No. 24 team to click the panic button? Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: No, the No. 24 team shouldn’t hit the panic button just yet. Despite its struggles, the team is sitting in position to make the Chase …

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