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Audi Pulling Out of WEC at End of 2016

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On Wednesday, Audi Sport announced that they are “realigning our motorsport strategy.”  As a result, Audi will be pulling out of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the end of the 2016 season and shutting down their prototype program after 18 years.  In its place, Audi Sport will launch a new factory-supported …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Shines in the Broadcast Booth

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Talladega is always an interesting race weekend.  Where the camera focuses is less of an issue than normal because most of the field sticks together.  However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is perfect. Hellmann’s 500 Sunday brought on another cutoff race for the Sprint Cup Series at Talladega.  Stomachs …

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Pace Laps: RPM’s Banner Day and Minor League Playoff Battles

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Sprint Cup: Banner day for Richard Petty Motorsports in Talladega – Talladega Superspeedway has always been open for opportunity for even the smallest of teams in the Sprint Cup Series. With the weekend starting off with an eyebrow-raising qualifying effort by Premium Motorsports driver Reed Sorenson, it ended with a …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Getting Beat and the XFINITY Series Chase Gets Spicy at Kansas

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Sprint Cup: Joe Gibbs Racing Getting Outrun? Halfway through the Chase, Joe Gibbs Racing finds itself in a fantastic spot. Three of their four cars enter Talladega with a large points cushion while their fourth, Denny Hamlin, remains within striking distance. They’ve experienced success with satellite team Martin Truex, Jr., also in strong position …

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Martinsville Speedway to Add Lights for 2017

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On Wednesday afternoon, Martinsville Speedway held a press conference featuring luminaries such as Dale Earnhardt, Jr. where they announced a brand-new lighting project.  Martinsville Speedway will be the first race track in the country to be fully lit using energy-efficient LED bulbs.  The $5 million project, dubbed “Light Up Martinsville,” will …

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Pace Laps: A Wild Day of Playoff Racing in Charlotte

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Sprint Cup: The Day the Chasers Fell – Though that may sound a bit severe, Sunday’s Bank of America 500 from Charlotte Motor Speedway did seem repetitious with Chaser after Chaser falling out of contention. Starting early with Kevin Harvick, who suffered a mechanical issue on Lap 155, five Chasers …

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