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Friday Faceoff: Ratings, Relevance & NASCAR Surprises

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1) NASCAR’s TV Ratings suffered a year-to-year decline for the first time last week. Just a month ago, they were up significantly over 2014. Is this a sign the new rules package has failed to deliver, the sport’s recent momentum is declining or is it really nothing to worry about? …

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Premium Motorsports Withdraws No. 66 from Fontana, Will Only Return with Sponsorship

Motorsport.com’s Lee Spencer reported on Wednesday that Premium Motorsports has withdrawn the No. 66 entry from this weekend’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.  The reasoning for the withdrawal can be traced directly to funding. “The No. 66 is not a sponsored team,” team owner Jay Robinson told Spencer …

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Jamie Dick Hospitalized After XFINITY Race

On Sunday afternoon, Viva Motorsports announced that driver/owner Jamie Dick was hospitalized Saturday night after he finished 28th in the Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200.  The team indicated on their Facebook page that the reason was not due to anything that had happened during the race, but “medical reasons unrelated …

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Pace Laps: The Crazy Crash Edition

Joey Logano Logano is no stranger to victory in the XFINITY series. (Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

XFINITY Series: Cup Series Dominance Continues – Nothing could stop Joey Logano from winning at Phoenix on Saturday. Nothing. The unstoppable Team Penske No. 22 car has been in the top 5 for each race this year, and it has three straight finishes of first or second. But what is so remarkable …

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RAB Racing Withdraws from Phoenix to Re-evaluate Cup Program

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According to NBC Sports’ NASCAR Talk, RAB Racing with Brack Maggard has decided to withdraw their No. 29 Toyota from this weekend’s CampingWorld.com 500k at Phoenix International Raceway so that they can take an overall look at their Sprint Cup program.  As a result, Reed Sorenson will be spending the …

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Pace Laps: Closers, Childress, And Generation Next

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Cup: Harvick Closing The Deal – So far this season, Hendrick engines and chassis have been out front with NASCAR’s new rules changes. Jeff Gordon won the most laps at Daytona, Jimmie Johnson won Atlanta and for a time it was Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kasey Kahne running 1-2-3 in Las Vegas. For whatever reason, Stewart-Haas Racing …

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Axalta Coating Systems to Sponsor Regan Smith at Phoenix

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On Thursday, JR Motorsports announced that Axalta Coating Systems will serve as the primary sponsor of Regan Smith‘s No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro in the XFINITY Series at Phoenix International Raceway.  The company’s Cromax division, which is a line of paints specifically designed for collision repair shops, will be spotlighted on …

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