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Truck Series Qualifying Procedure Tweaked to End Drafting Issues

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NASCAR has issued a statement to Camping World Truck Series drivers: no more playing around. Qualifying at intermediate tracks will follow a different format the next time the Camping World Truck Series goes to race. NASCAR announced on Wednesday that the format has been changed for any track measuring 1.5 miles or longer. The new …

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Daytona Rising Climbs to New Heights With Chevrolet Partnership

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Daytona International Speedway’s rock-solid renovation became, figuratively, even more so on Wednesday. DIS announced on Tuesday that Chevrolet has partnered with the speedway as part of the track’s Daytona Rising Project. The announcement was made just days before NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series take up residence at the Daytona Beach, Florida circuit for the …

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NASCAR 101: Sprint Cup’s Forgotten Road Courses

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With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series set to race through the winding turns of Sonoma Raceway this weekend, many fans are expecting to see one of the best races of the season — partially because of the absence of the words aero-push and clean air, but also due to the parity road racing creates these days. Case …

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New Chief in Town: RCR Announces Xfinity Crew Chief Swap

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With Ty Dillon‘s championship hopes in need of a boost, Richard Childress Racing is making a change. The organization is swapping the crew chiefs of their No. 3 and No. 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) teams, effective immediately. Nick Harrison, who started the season with the No. 33 team, will move over to the No. 3 team. Danny Stockman …

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NASCAR, ISC Release Statements on Governor Haley’s Confederate Flag Position

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate Flag flying over the South Carolina State House on Monday. The announcement was made days after a mass shooting that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Nine African-American congregants were murdered in the racially-motivated act. On Tuesday, NASCAR …

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5 Points to Ponder: Erik Jones Triumphant, Amy Earnhardt, & the Phones are Nearly Silent

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Jones Triumphant Two Times Over No one doubts Erik Jones’s ability behind the wheel. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver had four career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories coming into 2015, but following the first eight races of the season, all anyone could talk about was why hadn’t he been able to visit victory lane …

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Obaika Racing No. 97 Team Loses Appeal of Dover Penalty

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Another appeal heard; another penalty upheld. The National Motorsports Appeals Panel, Xfinity Series team Obaika Racing and NASCAR met on Wednesday to hear the appeal one of the penalties levied against the team following the Dover race weekend in May. A P3 penalty was announced by NASCAR the following week for an improperly attached weight on …

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Landon Cassill Out, Bobby Gerhart in for Xfinity Series Race at Chicagoland

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Landon Cassill will compete in a race this weekend, just not in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Cassill, the regular driver of JD Motorsports’ No. 01 Chevrolet, will compete in the Ironman 70.3 at Mont Tremblant on June 21. Team owner Johnny Davis announced Tuesday that the team will shuffle around the driver lineup for his …

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Trevor Bayne, Jennifer Jo Cobb Among Penalized Teams After Dover

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Trevor Bayne and Jennifer Jo Cobb were among five drivers among all three national NASCAR series to be penalized for infractions at Dover International Speedway last week. Both drivers were expected to be penalized on Wednesday for failing to stay within their vehicles after crashing out during competition at the Monster Mile. The behavioral infractions …

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Jimmie Johnson’s Team Among 3 Penalized Following Coca-Cola 600

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If Jimmie Johnson is to win again at Dover this weekend, he’ll have to do so with a less-than-decent pit stall. Johnson’s No. 48 team was one of three Sprint Cup teams to be penalized following infractions that occurred during the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend. Justin Allgaier’s No. 51 and Jamie McMurray’s No. 1 also …

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Justin Marks Snags Ride for 2 Xfinity Series Road-Course Races

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The Xfinity Series will have another road ringer in the field when they head to Mid-Ohio and Road America this summer. Justin Marks, who has made sporadic starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series over the last eight years and currently co-owns five K&N Pro Series East teams with Harry Scott, will take the wheel of …

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NASCAR 101: Most Dominating Coca-Cola 600 Performances

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This weekend marks the 56th running of the Coca-Cola 600, or, for longtime fans of the sport, the World 600. The premise of the race when it first began was simple: pit man against machine. What would tire first: an overworked engine or a weary driver? 400 laps of exhausting wrestling of the steering wheel …

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