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Jeff Gordon to Drive Indy 500 Pace Car

Jeff Gordon Indy 500 Pace Car Driver Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Chevrolet announced Wednesday that Jeff Gordon will be the honorary pace car driver for the 2015 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gordon will sit behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and lead the field to the green flag. “I don’t know how it gets any better than that,” …

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Ty Dillon to Race No. 33 Cup Entry at Michigan in June

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Richard Childress Racing announced on Tuesday that they, in conjunction with Circle Sport Racing, will be fielding an entry for Ty Dillon in the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway in June. Dillon will drive Circle Sport’s No. 33 Chevrolet, which will be sponsored by Pfizer Inc. product Nexium 24HR, an OTC heartburn medication. …

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Brett Moffitt Returns to the Cup Series No. 34 at Kansas

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Credit: NASCAR via Getty Images

The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday morning that Brett Moffitt confirmed via text message that he will return to its No. 34 Ford in the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway next week. The move comes after Moffitt’s current Michael Waltrip Racing team signed David Ragan on Tuesday to race the No. 55 Toyota for the rest of the …

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GoDaddy Leaving Danica Patrick, NASCAR After 2015

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Danica Patrick is in the market for a new primary sponsor next season after current primary sponsor GoDaddy’s intentions of leaving the sport were announced in USA Today. Patrick, who races the No. 10 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, is in a contract year. Speculation was that she needed to pick up her performance in order …

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John Darby, NASCAR Part Ways


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John Darby and NASCAR are parting ways, NASCAR announced on Wednesday. Darby, who had served as Sprint Cup Series director for 12 seasons, stepped aside from that role in 2014 and oversaw special projects for the sanctioning body. Darby also served as Xfinity Series director from 1999-2001. He said in an interview with ESPN that …

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Jamie Dick Says He’ll Return to Xfinity Series Competition

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Jamie Dick might have been diagnosed with diabetes recently, but he says it won’t keep him from the car. Dick, who normally drives the No. 55 for Viva Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, was sidelined last month after the Phoenix race. Following the race, Dick was sent to the infield care center for dizziness …

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Johanna Long to Return to Xfinity Series Action at Richmond

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Johanna Long is back in an Xfinity Series car. Affarano Motorsports announced on Sunday that the driver, who hasn’t raced in the Xfinity Series since 2013, would race the No. 03 Chevrolet Camaro in this weekend’s ToyotaCare 250 at the Richmond International Raceway. This will be Long’s first race with the team, although she has been …

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Evaluating the Cup Subs: Who’s Made the Most of Their Opportunity?

2015 Bristol I CUP Kurt Busch car credit Amy Henderson

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After just 22 laps of Sunday’s Food City 500, Erik Jones replaced Denny Hamlin in the No. 11. It wasn’t the debut of the Joe Gibbs Racing prodigy everyone has been expecting. No, most had been pointing to next month’s race at Kansas as the potential first time we get to see the wunderkind behind …

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Kyle Busch Discusses Daytona Wreck, Says No Timetable for Return

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Kyle Busch met with the media Wednesday for the first time since breaking his right leg and left foot in a crash during February’s Xfinity Series race at Daytona. Busch, who walked to the seat under his own power, looked healthy during the press conference and said he misses being behind the wheel. “I’m disappointed,” he …

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Cole Whitt, Front Row Motorsports Announce 2-Race Sponsor

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Front Row Motorsports and Cole Whitt announced a new primary sponsor on Tuesday. Tweaker Energy Shot will adorn the hood of Whitt’s No. 35 Ford this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway and again at Watkins Glen International in the summer. This will be Tweaker’s first primary sponsorship in the Sprint Cup Series, and the Dallas-based …

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