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Tires Reportedly Stolen from Brian Vickers, Ryan Truex Teams

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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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‘NASCAR America’ Expands to An Hour During Chase

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The Chase for the Sprint Cup will bring new changes to NBC Sports Network’s NASCAR block. Each Monday during the Chase, the broadcast of NASCAR America, the network’s NASCAR news and commentary TV series, will be aired in a special, expanded 60-minute edition. The expanded show will start with today’s airing (Sept. 8) at 4:30 p.m. ET. In …

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Stanley Tools to Leave RPM, Join Edwards at Joe Gibbs Racing

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Richard Petty Motorsports may have to find a new driver in the No. 9 Ford, come 2015 if Marcos Ambrose leaves for Australia. But there’s one thing we now know for sure: no matter who drives their second Sprint Cup car, more sponsorship is needed by February. According to a report from Lee Spencer of …

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Jimmy Fennig May Step Down as Roush-Fenway Racing Crew Chief After 2014

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Carl Edwards isn’t the only member of Roush-Fenway Racing and the No. 99 Ford who will leave after the 2014 season. Reportedly, crew chief Jimmy Fennig will also depart from his spot on the top of the pit box at the conclusion of the 2014 season. According to the original report from Fox Sports, the …

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Roush-Fenway Racing, Fifth Third Bank Renew Sponsorship Deal

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Roush-Fenway Racing has announced the multi-year renewal of a relationship with team partner Fifth Third Bank as a primary sponsor of the No. 17 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The sponsorship renewal with the No. 17 car driven by Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will continue the partnership with the Cincinnati, Ohio-based bank and …

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Ernie Cope Will Be Chase Elliott’s Crew Chief in 2015

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Ernie Cope (right) talks to Chase Elliot (left). (Credit: JR Motorsports)

As NASCAR Nationwide Series standout Chase Elliott and crew chief Greg Ives part ways after this season, JR Motorsports announced on Monday that veteran Ernie Cope will fill the role in 2015. Cope, 45, is currently the crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet Camero in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports, and has worked …

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Comcast and NASCAR Close to Deal

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Could Comcast’s Xfinity be the next title sponsor of NASCAR’s secondary developmental series in 2015 and beyond? According to a report from Sports Business Journal’s Tripp Mickle, the contract negotiations between the cable TV, internet and phone provider, and NASCAR are progressing rapidly. The potential deal would lock-in Xfinity to a five or six year …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Expected to Announce Carl Edwards as Fourth Driver on Tuesday

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In what the race team is calling an “unprecedented announcement [that] will have impact across four NASCAR racing series”, Joe Gibbs Racing will hold a press conference at the team’s Huntersville, North Carolina race shop Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. ET. According to Motorsport.com., the much anticipated announcement will be to name veteran driver Carl Edwards …

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