Race Weekend Central

Clint Bowyer’s Chase Takes Hit with Chicagoland Penalty

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Four teams were penalized following the Chicagoland race weekend and one’s Chase hopes now hinge upon winning one of the next two races. Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 team was assessed a P4 penalty for an infraction relating to the track bar. Bowyer team violated rule that prohibits beveled washers and/or other components that allow track …

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TaxSlayer Returning to JR Motorsports in 2016

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JR Motorsports sewed up more support for 2016 on Wednesday. The team announced it has re-signed TaxSlayer, longtime team partner, to a 10-race deal in 2016. The company will serve as primary sponsor for the races on the team’s No. 7 and No. 88 cars during the Xfinity Series season. No driver lineups were announced. …

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Travis Pastrana Returning to NASCAR for 2015 Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas

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Travis Pastrana is returning to NASCAR. Pastrana, an 11-time X-Games gold medalist, has signed a one-race deal with NTS Motorsports to run its No. 31 in the Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas in October, ESPN reports. The truck will be sponsored by GunBroker and will run alongside teammate Daniel Hemric in the …

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ISC Will Not Take Over Laguna Seca


International Speedway Corp. will not take over Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Monterey Herald reported Wednesday. According to Monterey County Supervisor Dave Potter, ISC declined to make a proposal on the track, a 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course located in south central California. The announcement came during a 90-day due diligence phase undertaken by ISC and …

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4 Cup Teams Penalized, Lose Chicagoland Practice Time

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NASCAR announced late Tuesday it will dock four teams of practice time during this weekend’s myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway for infractions occurring during last weekend’s even at Richmond International Raceway. Jeb Burton and his No. 23 BK Racing Toyota will lose 30 minutes of practice Friday for multiple infractions. The team was late to both …

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Christopher Bell Running 4 More Races for Kyle Busch Motorsports

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Kyle Busch Motorsports and Christopher Bell are coming back for more. The team announced Wednesday that it has extended Bell’s 2015 Camping World Truck Series schedule by four races, which will be his first NASCAR starts since winning the Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway two months ago. Bell, who has already run three races this season …

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Kyle Busch, Joey Logano 1-2 in 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Qualifying at Richmond

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A Cup driver once again looks to be the one to beat in an Xfinity Series race, with Kyle Busch winning the pole for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250, his second pole of the season, fifth at Richmond and 44th of his career. Busch’s lap of 122.073 mph put him ahead of fellow Sprint …

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Paul Menard, Richard Childress Racing Renew Contract for 2016

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On the eve of what may be their first Chase appearance with Paul Menard, Richard Childress Racing announced that they will be bringing the Wisconsin native back for a sixth season in 2016, with family sponsor Menard’s returning to sponsor the No. 27 ride. According to an article on Motorsport.com, RCR and Menard have a …

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Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick Win 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 Practices at Richmond

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One driver needs a win to make the Chase. The other is already in. Both paced a practice on Friday. Who are they? Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick. Larson, last year’s Rookie of the Year, led the first of two Sprint Cup practices at Richmond International Raceway with a lap of 125.525 mph. He was …

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Denny Hamlin Tears ACL, Will Require Offseason Surgery

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Denny Hamlin added another torn ACL to his repertoire on Tuesday. The driver injured his right anterior cruciate ligament while playing basketball just two days following his third-place finish at Darlington. Despite the issue, Hamlin has been cleared to race for the remainder of the season according to a release issued by Joe Gibbs Racing …

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Xfinity, Truck Series Banquets Move to Hollywood, Florida

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Drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series now know where to book their hotel rooms come banquet time. On Wednesday, NASCAR announced that the two series will hold their season-ending banquet at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida. The ceremony will serve both series and take place on Nov. 23. The …

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Denny Hamlin, Timmy Hill Teams Receive Post-Darlington Warnings

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It’s vintage NASCAR to try and gain a competitive edge. So following throwback weekend, it was no surprise to find a couple of teams receiving warnings from NASCAR. Denny Hamlin was posted for failing pre-race tech four times, his car finally allowed on the grid following the fifth pass through inspection. He finished third after leading …

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