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Daytona Begins SAFER Installation, Construction on Other Safety Measures

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Daytona International Speedway’s promised safety improvements are starting to take shape. The proposed improvements to the racetrack itself were added to the Daytona Rising after Kyle Busch’s vicious wreck during the season-opening Alert Today Florida 300 Xfinity Series race at the track in February. Busch’s car hit an unprotected concrete wall just past the exit of …

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Richard Petty Motorsports, Twisted Tea Team Up for 2 More Races

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When Richard Petty announced that Sam Hornish Jr. would take over driving duties of the No. 9 car in 2015, he did so without having all the races sponsored. Since then, team owner Andrew Murstein’s Medallion Bank has filled the gap, but the marketing team has been able to make some progress. Wednesday, the team announced …

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Brad Keselowski, Paige White Welcome Baby Girl

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Brad Keselowski and Paige White became first-time parents Tuesday with the birth of their daughter. Keselowski shard the news on Twitter early Wednesday, although he did not reveal the baby’s name. Dad status- ???? — Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) May 20, 2015 White didn’t need to use any words to share her excitement on Twitter.   …

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Jennifer Jo Cobb Gains Wreaths Across America Partnership, POW-MIA Banner for Truck

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NASCAR has always been a patriotic sport, and Jennifer Jo Cobb plans to keep that up in the Camping World Truck Series this season. Cobb announced on Wednesday that she’ll be partnering with Wreaths Across America to put the POW-MIA banner on her No. 10 Driven2Honor truck for six races in the 2015 season. The …

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Kyle Larson Reuniting with ParkerStore in Xfinity Series

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Kyle Larson snagged another Xfinity Series sponsor on Wednesday. HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi and Parker Hannifin Corporation are partnering for two races — Michigan in June and Texas in Novembe r— to put ParkerStore on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro. ParkerStore has had a longstanding relationship with Larson, having sponsored him during his outlaw …

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Brett Moffitt to Drive No. 34 for Rest of 2015 Cup Series

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Brett Moffitt’s game of musical chairs has come to an end in 2015. Front Row Motorsports and Moffitt have come to an agreement that will put Moffitt behind the wheel of the No. 34 for the remainder of the season. This puts an end to the instability in FRM’s driver roster, which has seen four substitute drivers in …

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Kyle Busch Granted 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup Waiver

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It’s been a great week for Kyle Busch. On Tuesday morning, Busch announced on Twitter that he would be returning to his No. 18 Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series this weekend for the Sprint All-Star Race. The announcement came after being medically cleared following recovery for injuries sustained in the Xfinity Series opener at Daytona …

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Richard Childress Racing Loses Final Appeal, Luke Lambert Suspended


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Richard Childress Racing’s appeal? Denied. On Wednesday, RCR met with NASCAR officials for their final appeal against the penalties imposed against the No. 31 Sprint Cup team. The hearing took place at the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, N.C. Final Appeals Officer Bryan Moss upheld the penalties, officially putting crew chief Luke Lambert under suspension …

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Richard Childress Racing Strengthen Pit-Road Safety Guidelines Following Fires

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Richard Childress Racing are improving their personal pit road safety guidelines – this after two pit road fires that have hit the team in the few weeks. The team announced on NASCAR Talk that it has changed its pit road safety guidelines after two fires in the last two weeks—one in the NXS race at Richmond and …

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NASCAR Penalizes Derek White’s No. 40 Post-Talladega

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NASCAR penalized the No. 40 Xfinity Series team on Wednesday following an infraction at last weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway. Team owner Derek White, who also drives the No. 40 Dodge Challenger, was given a P3 penalty for issues stemming from inspection. According to the NASCAR PR release, White’s car had issues with improperly securing …

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Kevin Harvick Running Throwback Budweiser Scheme at Southern 500

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There will be a slightly different look for the No. 4 when the Southern 500 rolls around. Stewart-Haas Racing and Budweiser today (May 6) unveiled a throwback paint scheme for Kevin Harvick on Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The gold scheme, which will be raced at Darlington during the Bojangles Southern 500 in …

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NAPA to Move to Cup with Chase Elliott in 2016

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Earlier this year it was announced that reigning Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott would take over for Jeff Gordon in Hendrick Motorsports’ iconic No. 24 Chevrolet in 2016. On Tuesday, it was announced that NAPA Auto Parts will serve as primary sponsor for Elliott when he makes the move to Cup. NAPA will serve as …

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