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NASCAR Mailbox: Reflecting on Atlanta and Hitting the Strip Without Kyle Busch

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Well, the new early stop at Atlanta Motor Speedway is now behind us, and that’s a really good thing for most everybody in the sport, including this week’s winner, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 bunch who have four wins at Las Vegas. This weekend, things will finally begin to heat up – and that’s both …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Daytona, Atlanta, and the Busch Brothers

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What else can fans ask for out of the official start of our season? Daytona brought firsts in terms of victories for two young drivers; in the Camping World Truck Series for 19 year-old Tyler Reddick in the No. 19 Ford for Brad Keselowski, and in the XFINITY Series for 21 year-old Ryan Reed in …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Daytona, Danica Patrick & the Rainbow Warriors?

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What a week it’s been during the first installment of 2015, Budweiser Speedweeks at The World Center of Racing. Great weather and good racing during the highly anticipated Sprint Unlimited on Saturday night, capped-off by a less-than perfect first attempt at Sprint Cup group qualifying, made for an eventful weekend. Not holding back were the likes …

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NASCAR Mailbox: A New Era of NASCAR & Will Cameras Change Pit Road?

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With a new season comes a renewed sense of optimism for the promise of a successful campaign for each organization. A season filled with the hopes of victories and strong runs week in and week out. One that will conclude with crowning one champion out of 43 of the best race car drivers in the …

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Sprint to End Sponsorship of NASCAR’s Top Series After 2016 Season


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In what is perhaps the biggest announcement this offseason so far, telecommunications giant Sprint has informed NASCAR that the corporation will not be extending its title sponsorship of the sport’s premiere series after the conclusion of the 2016 season. According to a release from Sprint, the company cites a need to “focus more directly on …

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2014 NASCAR Driver Review: Kyle Busch

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Ride: No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Crew chief: Dave Rogers Points finish: 10th Stats: 36 starts, 1 win, 9 top 5s, 15 top 10s, three poles, 453 laps led, 4 DNF’s, 13.1 average start, 17.6 average finish Best finish: First, once (Fontana) High Point: The early portion of the season for “Rowdy” Busch and the No. 18 M&M’s/Interstate Batteries …

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2014 NASCAR Driver Review: Greg Biffle

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Ride: No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Crew chief: Matt Puccia Points finish: 14th Stats: 36 starts, zero wins, five top 5s, 16 top 10s, zero poles, 41 laps led, one DNF, 13.3 average start, 12.7 average finish Best finish: Second, once (Talladega, May) High Point: Squeaking his way into the Chase for the Sprint Cup in one of the …

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Chris Buescher to Debut New Sponsor at Homestead

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At Roush Fenway Racing, sponsor relationships span teams and drivers – and now, Eli Lilly joins those ranks. The organization has announced that NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Chris Buescher will have a Lilly product as a primary sponsor onboard the No. 60 Ford Mustang for the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. The …

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Ross Chastain, TriStar Motorsports Team Up for Homestead

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Ross Chastain will have plenty to do this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Florida native will see seat time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this weekend in his first start for TriStar Motorsports. According to a release from TriStar Motorsports, the Alva, Fla., native will drive the No. 10 Toyota Camry for the four-team organization. …

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Kyle Larson on Ryan Newman’s Last-Lap Move: ‘I Completely Understand’

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It was drama from the green flag until the checkered at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday. And the man in the center of much of the late-race drama was a driver who had a lot to gain from it. As Ryan Newman sat on the outside looking in on the white flag lap at Phoenix, his No. …

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