Race Weekend Central

Sam Hornish Jr. Gets New Crew Chief; Tommy Baldwin Back Atop Pit Box

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After scoring his first top-10 finish of the season at Talladega Superspeedway, Sam Hornish Jr. will have a new crew chief beginning with this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that Drew Blickensderfer has been replaced by Kevin “Bono” Manion, effective immediately. Blickensderfer has been given a different position within the organization, but …

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Friday Faceoff: Tempers, Mergers, Surprises & Waivers

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Tony Stewart was none too pleased with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the two tangled late in the race, leaving Stewart to settle for a 41st-place finish and his third DNF this season. Meanwhile, Earnhardt denied any responsibility for the wreck. Who was right, and will any tensions arise between the two on track later this …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Moments at Talladega

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Here we are again with another race weekend that the Camping World Truck Series sits silent, waiting for next weekend’s Friday night event at Kansas Speedway. While the Xfinity and Sprint Cup series head off to Talladega Superspeedway, I’m left getting my Truck Series fix by watching previous videos. I present to you some of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Remembering Steve Byrnes

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On Tuesday, April 21, the NASCAR world was rocked by the loss of Steve Byrnes, whose positive attitude while he battled head and neck cancer was an inspiration to all. Byrnes was the guy that, when you heard his voice on a telecast, you stopped and paid attention. He wasn’t afraid to ask the tough …

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Friday Faceoff: Bristol Bumps, Rivalries & Erik Jones’s Future

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Bristol was long known as a track with beating and banging for 500 laps, but in recent years its reception has grown tepid, though it’s still considered part of the upper echelon of NASCAR tracks on the schedule. Should it still be? Has the racing improved? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: The racing at Bristol is …

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Richard Childress Racing Appeal Heard, Fines Reduced

On Thursday afternoon, the National Motorsports Appeal Panel upheld the P5 penalty assessed to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 team on March 31, 2015 following the race at Auto Club Speedway. The three-person appeals panel consisted of Mr. John Capels, Mr. Hunter Nickell and Mr. Dale Pinilis. The trio determined that the No. 31 team was in violation …

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Pippa Mann Confirms 2015 Indianapolis 500 Run

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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Pippa Mann confirmed this morning that she will run the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing. Once again, Mann will sport her pink gear and car in support of breast cancer awareness through Susan G. Komen. This year’s race will be the fourth for the driver at the Brickyard. Last year, …

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Matt Crafton to Race TORC Season Opener at Texas

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While the Camping World Truck Series sits idle, Matt Crafton will make a special appearance at the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway later this month. According to a report from the series website, the back-to-back champion will run the Christ Kyle Memorial Benefit truck in The Off Road Championship (TORC) season opener at Texas. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Moments at Bristol

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The Camping World Truck Series may be sitting silent this week, awaiting its return at Kansas Speedway in three weeks, but the Xfinity and Sprint Cup series are headed off to Bristol Motor Speedway for a little short-track showdown. As is the case with pretty much every extended downtime, very little has gone on in …

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Jimmie Johnson Scores 5th Texas Win in 2015 Duck Commander 500

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Jimmie Johnson scored his second win of the season when he held off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Duck Commander 500 Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet led nine times for a race-high 128 laps en route to his fifth career …

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