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Dakoda Armstrong, Richard Petty Motorsports Part Ways

2015 Watkins Glen Nxs Dakoda Armstrong Car Cia

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There’s one less driver in the running for the No. 9 Sprint Cup ride: Dakoda Armstrong and Richard Petty Motorsports have officially parted ways. The Indiana native ran two full seasons for the King in the Xfinity Series, earning one pole and four top 10s. His best finish in those two seasons was a sixth …

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Entry List: 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas

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After their final off-week of the 2015 season the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Nov. 7 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. There’s a total of 40 entrants, meaning every team will make Saturday’s race. Six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Opportunity Comes Knocking for Ryan Truex, Josh Berry

2014 Daytona Ii Cup Ryan Truex Slip N Slide Cia

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The days of drivers making it in NASCAR based on only talent are gone; these days, it takes a combination of money and success to race into NASCAR’s premier divisions. Well, mostly money, and lots of it. Rides are limited in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Sponsors are controlling teams, rather than the stat sheets. Compared to …

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Ryan Truex Set to Return to Xfinity Series for 3 Races

2014 Daytona Ii Cup Ryan Truex Slip N Slide Cia

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Ryan Truex will return to the national stage later this season. Truex, 23, announced he will partner with Richard Petty Motorsports and Biagi DenBeste Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for three races. Truex will pilot DenBeste’s No. 98 Ford Mustang at Richmond, Kentucky and Charlotte, continuing RPM’s ongoing relationship with the No. 98 team. …

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NASCAR 101: 10 Driver Intro Songs at Bristol That Made Total Sense

Kevin Harvick

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There’s a lot of great racing tradition at Bristol Motor Speedway, whether it’s the track’s penchant for providing all kinds of beating and banging across hundreds of miles of racing or the tempers that flare throughout – not to mention the coliseum-like atmosphere suggested by the seating arrangements. And then there’s the music. No, not the …

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Going By the Numbers: NASCAR’s Newbie Cup Runneth Over in 2014

2014 Michigan Ii Cup Austin Dillon Car Cia

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The 2014 season is over, and NASCAR’s gained the highest degree of attention – positive or otherwise – it’s received in years. And yet, you’re not happy. That’s certainly the case for many fans and viewers of the sport, who look at the experiment that was the new Chase format with disdain, even outrage. The …

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Going By the Numbers: Was Sam Hornish, Jr. A No-Brainer Choice for Petty?

2014 Mid Ohio Nns Sam Hornish Jr Pole Cia

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You gotta give it up for Silly Season; it’s never a dull moment. Well, maybe a little dull in this case, but certainly not uninteresting. Sam Hornish, Jr. has been confirmed as the driver of the No. 9 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports starting in 2015. The Ohio native replaces Marcos Ambrose, who’s heading back …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Dover – Chase Race No. 3 – The field is trimmed to 12

2014 Dover Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Family Trophy Cia

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Key Moment – The pass for the lead by Jeff Gordon over Brad Keselowski with 95 laps to go was the difference in the race. Keselowski was in the top 3 all day long and looked to be the driver to beat once Kevin Harvick’s car had issues with an inner liner going flat. Gordon …

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Travis Kvapil to Race for BK Racing at Dover; Truex Future Uncertain

BK Racing team owner Ron Devine has confirmed that Ryan Truex will not be entered in the No. 83 Toyota Camry this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Travis Kvapil, who piloted the car for the organization at Loudon, will be behind the wheel for the second straight weekend. “We’re just trying some things with the …

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Racing to the Point: BK, Swan Racing Strategies Have Failed

2014 Michigan Ii Cup Alex Bowman Car Cia

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You know when you’re about 4 years old and you want to go in the pool, but you don’t know how to swim, so you’re just kind of standing by it, and then all of a sudden a family member takes you and throws you into the water because he or she thinks the best …

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Tires Reportedly Stolen from Brian Vickers, Ryan Truex Teams

2014 Sonoma Cup Goodyear Tires Cia

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It’s a mystery that could go unsolved. This past weekend on Saturday night after the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, multiple tires were mysteriously swiped from two Sprint Cup teams in the garage area. According to a report by Motorsport.com tires were taken from the No. 55 …

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