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Daniel Hemric Returning to Truck Series at Charlotte

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Daniel Hemric is returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Young’s Motorsports announced Wednesday (May 16) that Hemric will drive the team’s No. 20 truck when the series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway this Friday, May 18. “I am really excited to have Daniel in our truck this week at Charlotte,” team president Tyler …

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3 Cup Teams, 2 XFINITY Teams Receive L1 Penalties Following Dover

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Following the post-Dover teardowns at NASCAR’s R&D Centers, the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team, the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team, and the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team all received L1-level penalties. The N0. 14 and No. 19 teams each violated rules related to the rear windows. Dover runner-up finisher Clint Bowyer‘s window did …

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Spencer Gallagher Suspended for Violating NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy

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NASCAR announced Wednesday (May 2) that Talladega NASCAR XFINITY winner Spencer Gallagher has been suspended indefinitely from the sport for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. In all three of NASCAR’s National Series, the Substance Abuse Policy comprises Section 19 of the rule book. In order to regain eligibility to race in the future, Gallagher has …

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Matt Kenseth Adds Wyndham Hotels Sponsorship for Return to Roush Fenway Racing

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It’s official: Matt Kenseth is returning to Roush Fenway Racing. On Wednesday (April 25),the team held a press conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame officially introducing Matt Kenseth’s return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in a part-time role, sharing the No. 6 car with Trevor Bayne. NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin …

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2018 NASCAR All-Star Race Format Unveiled, Teams to Run With Restrictor Plate

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On Wednesday (April 11, 2018) Charlotte Motor Speedway and NASCAR released the format for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race on May 19. Like always, teams will compete for a $1 million purse. However the new format brings change to both the cars, and the stage race format, all in hopes of …

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Chase Elliott, No. 9 Penalized After Texas

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Hendrick Motorsports’ Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series No. 9 team received an L1 penalty following its 11th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway last Sunday (April 8), NASCAR announced Wednesday (April 11). During teardown at NASCAR’s R&D center, it was deemed that a brace supporting the rear window of the car driven by Chase Elliott did …

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NBC Sports and IndyCar Reach 3-Year Media Rights Deal

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For the first time since 1965, the Indianapolis 500 will be switching television networks. Wednesday morning (March 21), IndyCar and NBC Sports Group announced they have come to terms on a 3-year media rights partnership. The deal will begin during the 2019 season and include both NBC and NBC Sports Network. Under the previous 10-year …

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NASCAR 101: Why is NASCAR Struggling to Keep Sponsors?

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Lowe’s leaving NASCAR came as a big surprise to many NASCAR fans. The brand has been associated with one of the greatest drivers of all-time, seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson. The brand association was a synonymous as Richard Petty with STP and Dale Earnhardt with GM Goodwrench. But it seems to be …

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Chase Elliott’s Team Penalized Following Post-Phoenix Teardown

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Hendrick Motorsports’ Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series No. 9 team was handed an L1-level penalty on Wednesday (March 14). During teardown at the R&D Center in Concord, N.C., NASCAR found a rear suspension violation on Chase Elliott‘s car that finished third at ISM Raceway in Phoenix last Sunday. The Penalty Report revealed that the truck …

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Lowe’s To End Sponsorship with Jimmie Johnson

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On Wednesday (March 14th), long-time NASCAR Sponsor, Lowe’s, announced it will end their sponsorship with Hendrick Motorsports’ seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson at season’s end. The Home-Improvement chain will be leaving NASCAR entirely after 2018, according to The Associated Press. “The No. 48 team is a valuable property and has been …

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