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Jeremy Clements Racing Owner Fined for COVID-19 Protocol Violations

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Almost two months since NASCAR returned to action amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the sport’s sanctioning body has handed down its first punishment for violation of virus protocols. Jeremy Clements Racing owner Tony Clements was hit with a $10,000 fine on July 14 for violation of the rulebook’s Member Conduct Guidelines section 12.8.1.b and Team Event …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headline(s): A relatively tame race ended in a chaotic final two laps, a four-wide battle for the lead and a Cup Series triumph for rookie Cole Custer, as NASCAR concluded its four-race stretch (five, including the ARCA Menards Series) over four days in the Bluegrass State. One of the wildest late-lap battles for the …

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Sheldon Creed Wins Rain-Shortened Kentucky for 1st Career NASCAR Truck Win

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The apocalyptic-looking skies above Kentucky Speedway finally opened up, dumping rain on the racetrack and sending Sheldon Creed to victory lane for the first time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Creed won the rain-shortened Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 on Saturday evening (July 11), winning stage 2 at Kentucky and …

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Tommy Joe Martins’ Crew Chief Suspended for Shady Rays 200

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Tommy Joe Martins will be without regular crew chief Daniel Johnson this Thursday, June 9, at Kentucky Speedway. Johnson was suspended on Tuesday (July 7) in reaction to the rear axle coming off of Martins’ No. 44 Chevrolet at last weekend’s race on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. No …

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NASCAR, IndyCar Teams Approved for PPP Loans

Richard Childress and Austin Dillon together during a NASCAR Xfinity Series race in New Hampshire (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

A number of teams in both NASCAR and IndyCar were approved for Paycheck Protection Program loans amid the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported Tuesday (July 7). The two motorsports were among “hundreds of thousands” of recipients of the program. According to the data, the majority of teams within NASCAR and IndyCar were granted considerable payouts, which …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Headline(s): Kevin Harvick notched his fourth win of the season and third Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday (July 5) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, continuing to keep pace with Denny Hamlin as the two dominate the 2020 season. Harvick also successfully defended his status as the winner at the Brickyard after taking the checkered flag …

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Driver vs. Driver — No Title, No Problem: Mark Martin vs. Denny Hamlin

(Graphic: Jared Haas)

40 Cup wins is a big deal. In NASCAR’s history, spanning seven decades, just 20 drivers have claimed that many wins. And with those wins come titles, lots of ti — oh, wait. This month, we look closer at drivers who have won a lot of races, but no Cup Series title to go with …

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Entry List: 2020 GMR Grand Prix

(Photo: John Cote/IndyCar Media)

NTT IndyCar Series drivers will be back at the track this weekend for the first time since early June for the GMR Grand Prix. Following the season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, teams had almost a month off before the open-wheel series’ return at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Although the Indy 500 was pushed …

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