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Brett Moffitt to Continue in No. 55 at Texas

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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Wednesday that Brett Moffitt will again drive the No. 55 Toyota at next weekend’s event at Texas Motor Speedway. Moffitt was originally scheduled to be a one-race replacement for Brian Vickers in the No. 55 as Vickers recovered from off-season heart surgery. Moffitt scored an eighth-place finish at Atlanta, turning heads …

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NASCAR Issues Penalties for Auto Club Infractions


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The No. 33 Circle Sport Sprint Cup team and crew members from the No. 8 Xfinity Series team have been penalized for infractions taking place during this past weekend’s events at Auto Club Speedway. According to NASCAR, the No. 33 Chevrolet SS driven by Brian Scott in the Sprint Cup Series was found to have …

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J.D. Gibbs Undergoing Treatment for Impairment of Brain Function

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Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday that the company’s president, JD Gibbs, is undergoing treatment for “symptoms impacting areas of brain function.” The announcement comes after Gibbs underwent a series of tests administered after the onset of speech and processing issues. According to the JGR press release, “Gibbs’s doctors believe the complications he has experienced were …

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Michael Waltrip Racing Responds to Lawsuit by Former Employee

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Michael Waltrip Racing is being sued by a former employee with allegations of wrongfully terminating his contract, a suit filed in January. Brandon Hopkins, who served as a tire changer for MWR’s No. 15 car, is suing the team for unspecified damages. Hopkins was a pit crew member for Clint Bowyer’s car during the first part …

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Daytona Announces SAFER Barrier Additions, Other Safety Improvements

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Daytona International Speedway announced Wednesday it will make changes to the track to ensure the safety of competitors. The announcement comes just a few weeks removed from a Speedweeks that made headlines for a handful of vicious crashes, including one in the XFINITY Series’ Alert Florida Today 300 that led to a broken right leg and …

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Kurt Busch Reinstated By NASCAR

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NASCAR announced on Wednesday that Kurt Busch’s indefinite suspension has been lifted. Busch has been suspended since Feb. 20 after allegedly committing an act of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend. Criminal charges were not filed, as announced by the Delaware Attorney General’s office last week. According to a NASCAR press release, Busch “is eligible to return to NASCAR racing …

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway to Make Modifications for Driver Safety

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway announced on Wednesday that it will be making adjustments to the track prior to the start of this weekend’s NASCAR races. The announcement comes amid two weeks of scrutiny over the topic of driver safety in NASCAR and the venues it visits. The talk stems from two high-profile wrecks, one of …

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Regan Smith to Continue in the No. 41 at Las Vegas

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Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday that Regan Smith will once again pilot the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Smith, an XFINITY Series regular, filled in for the suspended Kurt Busch for both of the first two Sprint Cup Series races of 2015. He finished 16th …

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Thee Dixon, First Modern Era African American NASCAR Team Owner, Passes at 76


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Thee Carlin Dixon, the first modern era African American team owner in NASCAR, passed away on Feb. 20, 2015. He was 76 years old. Born on Oct. 30, 1938, Dixon was a member of the U.S. Army before transitioning to civilian life. His company, Mansion Decorators, was well-known across the country as a quality coating …

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Joe Nemechek Replacing David Ragan at Atlanta

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The speculation can end: Front Row Motorsports announced today that Joe Nemechek will drive the No. 34 CSX-Play It Safe Ford Fusion in the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. According to FRM’s Twitter account, Nemechek will be filling in for David Ragan, who is substituting indefinitely for an injured Kyle …

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