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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Headlines List of Post-Texas Warnings

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Seven NASCAR teams were warned for infractions occurring during last weekend’s Texas race weekend, including that of the Sprint Cup Series’ most popular driver. The No. 88 team of Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of five Cup teams hit with a warning. His team failed pre-qualifying inspection twice and, in addition to the warning, was …

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Entry List: 2015 AAA Texas 500

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After an eventful afternoon in Martinsville the Chase for the Sprint Cup rolls on to Texas Motor Speedway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Nov. 8 AAA Texas 500 on Monday (Nov. 2). There’s a total of 45 entrants, meaning two teams will fail to make Sunday’s race. Should qualifying be rained out, …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Leavine Family Racing Rises From Ashes, Looks Ahead

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(Photo: Leavine Family Racing)

Racing in NASCAR’s top series is a spectacle of color, sound and excitement. At least, that’s what they tell you on TV. But underneath the excitement, there’s another side to the sport, a reality that many teams face each and every week. For many of the teams running in the Sprint Cup Series, it’s a …

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4 Cup Teams Penalized, Lose Chicagoland Practice Time

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(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

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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Michael McDowell Hits Safety Truck Under Caution in Richmond

2015 Charlotte I CUP Michael McDowell vertical credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Richmond has a way of bringing out some odd moments – remember the fence climber last year? However, this odd moment took place on track as Michael McDowell swerved and hit a NASCAR safety truck during a lap 290 caution in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway,. All crew men aboard …

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Leavine Family Racing, Monitronics Announce Partnership, Giveaway

2015 Bristol I CUP Michael McDowell car credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Leavine Family Racing made headlines earlier in the 2015 season after the team had a fire in its shop, causing damage and destroying equipment and machinery. However, there wasn’t all bad news that came out of the fire. Shortly after the fire the team the team partnered with Monitronics Security, who outfitted its new shop with …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

AJ Allmendinger races theorugh the esses during the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? The unsung performer of the week was tough this time …

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NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part III

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So you might remember a few weeks ago when I graded the Sprint Cup full-timers through Driver Report Cards… and promptly stopped at the letter K. No, I don’t have a weird idea of what the alphabet should be, nor am I protesting the use of the letters L through Z. The third part just …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Wheels Turn to Wings at Tommy Baldwin Racing

2015 Tommy Baldwin Racing Go Baby Go credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Sometimes there’s more to racing than cars going in circles as fast as they can. That was the case on Wednesday at the Tommy Baldwin Racing shop in Mooresville, N.C., on Tuesday (May 12), where a team, a sponsor and an organization came together to give some children a special gift: freedom. Many factors can …

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Fire Erupts at Leavine Family Racing Shop

2015 Bristol I CUP Michael McDowell car credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

A fire erupted throughout the back portion of Leavine Family Racing’s shop on Friday morning. Located in Concord, N.C., the blaze started at approximately 7 a.m., with firefighters from Concord and Harrisburg putting under control within an hour and a half, according to WSOC-TV. According to Motorsport.com, cars were damaged in the fire, but the …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: The Triumph & Pain of the Budweiser Duels

2014 Daytona Duels CUP Trevor Bayne Justin Allgaier Kurt Busch Landon Cassill CIA 430

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There’s always tension surrounding the qualifying races for the Daytona 500 – after all, at stake is inclusion in the season’s biggest and first event. Under the current rules, few teams are 100 percent safe, and for some of the smaller teams hoping to make the show, it’s downright nerve-wracking. At the end of the …

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The Frontstretch Five: Underdogs to Watch in Daytona

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy has a few drivers who you might not look at …

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