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Athenian Motorsports to field NCWTS Team for John Wes Townley Remainder of ‘14

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After it was first announced on Monday that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, John Wes Townley had parted ways with Wauters Motorsports, Townley will run the No. 05 fielded through Athenian Motorsports for the remainder of 2014. According to a statement released from Athenian Motorsports, Townley and the No. 05 truck will still have …

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NASCAR Exploring Possible Changes to ‘Souvenir Row’ at Tracks

As originally reported by Tripp Mickle of the Sports Business Journal’s Sports Business Daily, NASCAR is currently evaluating making changes to the merchandise and shopping experience at tracks nationwide. For decades, fans have flocked to ‘Souvenir Row’ at the tracks they visit and purchased their favorite driver’s newest gear from the side of a hauler …

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Announced Monday, ESPN has canceled their weekday, 30-minute NASCAR program NASCAR Now which has run on the network since 2007. ESPN, which is ending its deal to televise the NASCAR Nationwide Series and select Sprint Cup races at the end of the 2014 season, is now left with no NASCAR-specific programming. For the past couple of seasons, NASCAR Now has …

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Home Depot to Leave NASCAR, Gibbs After 2014 Season

As first reported on Monday by Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Journal’s Sport Business Daily, longtime NASCAR sponsor, The Home Depot will be leaving the sport after their contract expires with Joe Gibbs Racing for sponsorship of their No. 20 Toyota Camry at the end of this season. Home Depot, which splits the primary sponsorship …

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Tire Testing at Indy Today

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Goodyear and NASCAR continue testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today for the upcoming Brickyard 400 on July 27th. Tire testing began on Monday and several veteran Sprint Cup Series drivers and teams were a part of it. Participating in the testing sessions are the No. 14 of  Tony Stewart of Stewart Haas Racing; Ryan Newman and the No. 31 team …

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Comcast And NASCAR In Talks For NNS Title Sponsorship Deal

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As first reported by Tripp Mickle of the Sports Business Journal, NASCAR is in “advanced talks” with Comcast Xfinity for title sponsorship of what currently is the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The Nationwide Insurance title sponsorship ends after this season, as the brand has chosen to sponsor Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s No. 88 Sprint Cup car instead, as …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: It’s Really Anyone’s Race This Weekend In St. Louis

After a brief hiatus, the stars of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, Missouri this Saturday night for the first time since 2010. Since the first Truck Series event at the 1.25-mile oval, back in 1998, the only past winner of the race who is still …

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