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Richard Petty Motorsports Adds Partners to Brian Scott’s Re-branded No. 44 Team

After re-branding Richard Petty Motorsports’ second team — swapping numbers from the No. 9 to the No. 44 — the organization announced an expanded sponsorship package for Brian Scott. The organization, which had a plethora of sponsors on Sam Hornish, Jr.’s car in 2015, will have two companies as the primary sponsor for Scott’s ride …

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Sunday Showdown: Who Will the Title Sponsor Be?

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Several teams have announced new drivers across NASCAR’s national divisions this month. Among them are Brian Scott in the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Cup ride, Chris Buescher in a Cup ride with Front Row Motorsports and Ben Rhodes moving to Thorsport Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. Which driver will have the biggest …

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Brian Scott Takes Richard Petty Motorsports Cup Ride for 2016

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Like Chris Buescher before him, Brian Scott is moving up. Scott, formerly a competitor for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, will pilot Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 9 in the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, the team officially announced Friday, Dec. 11. Sponsorship details have not been announced, though the press conference was …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Denny Hamlin Finds Interesting Message on Coke Bottle

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Took me 2 minutes 17 seconds to get lunch today! #freakyfast @jimmyjohns pic.twitter.com/Wj7LBBHR9r — Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) November 16, 2015 What did Kevin Harvick have for lunch on Monday? Of course, a Jimmy Johns sandwich. The Sprint Cup Series driver was also blown away by how quickly he received his order. BREAKING: DH will do a …

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Sam Hornish Jr. Will Not Return to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2016

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As Sam Hornish Jr. indicated to Frontstretch at Dover International Speedway in October, he will not be returning to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2016. The three-time IndyCar Series champion joined the organization this season, piloting the No. 9 car after a stint in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the greater portion of four years. At Dover, …

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Number Crunching: 2015 AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Fantasy Preview

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The drivers are in Texas and it sure has been an interesting few days leading up to the race this week. Matt Kenseth was suspended for two races for wrecking the race leader Joey Logano at Martinsville last week, and Truck Series point leader Erik Jones will pilot the No. 20 car in Kenseth’s place. Both Saturday practice …

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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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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Audience Increases For NBC, Kansas

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Kansas last weekend saw a couple of interesting races. Matt Kenseth probably should have won both of them, but was denied on both Saturday and Sunday. Of course, we all know that the 2003 champion is a little angry today, but he’ll get over it. Last weekend saw the Chase once again front and center on …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas

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It’s not uncommon to see Kyle Busch win a NASCAR Xfinity Series race, but it’s rare you have to see him fight so hard for it. Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth started on the pole and was arguably the class of the field, leading 148 of the 200 laps. Busch, however, was the only …

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Frontstretch Fantasy Insider: 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

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The drivers are at Kansas this week and it appears that much like last week the Penske team is at the top of their game. Kansas is another mile-and-a-half track, and the scheduled distance for Sundays race is 400 miles, so that means we’ll be looking to identify the lap leaders with maybe a little back …

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Polesitter Brad Keselowski Fastest in 1st Saturday Practice Session at Kansas

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After winning the pole on Friday, Brad Keselowski continued to show speed this weekend on Saturday at Kansas Speedway. In the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session of the day, Keselowski put up the fastest lap time of 35.035 seconds at 154.132 mph. Keselowski was followed in second by Matt Kenseth, who won at …

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Austin Dillon Wins 2015 Race for the Cure 300 Pole at Charlotte

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Austin Dillon climbed the ladder during Xfinity Series qualifying and reached the top run in the final session to claim the pole for Friday night’s Race for the Cure 300. Dillon turned a lap of 29.424 seconds at a speed of 183.524 mph to put himself on the pole. Kasey Kahne will start alongside Dillon …

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