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NASCAR Introducing COVID-Detecting Dogs for Atlanta Weekend

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NASCAR has introduced a new way of testing for COVID-19: dogs. NASCAR will have the 360 K9 Group help to detect coronavirus for essential personnel starting this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The specially trained dogs can detect COVID-19 in a person 98% of the time, according to clinical studies cited by a NASCAR.com article …

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Cole Custer’s Crew Chief Mike Shiplett Suspended for 1 Race

Cole Custer car in 2021 cup Daytona 500 Photo NKP

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Several penalties from the past weekend’s races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway were handed down, including a one-race suspension and $20,000 fine for Cole Custer’s crew chief Mike Shiplett, NASCAR announced Tuesday, March 9. The No. 41 team was in violation of Section 10.9.10.4, which is the section that deals with missing lug nuts. Custer, …

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Tire Pros Sponsoring Josh Berry, Sam Mayer

Josh Berry No. 8 Filter Time Chevy Camaro competes at Homestead in Xfinity 2021

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Tire Pros will be featured on the No. 8 NASCAR Xfinity Series car of JR Motorsports for six races, JRM announced March 9. The partnership starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with Josh Berry behind the wheel. Berry, who finished seventh last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will be sponsored by Tire Pros at Darlington …

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What Cup Drivers Said After NASCAR Test at COTA

Chase Elliott practices at COTA

March 2, 2021: Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. ( +CMS-HHP-Harold Hinson)

In preparation for the NASCAR national series races at Circuit of the Americas, NASCAR had a test at the Austin, Texas, track with Cup Series drivers Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski on March 2. COTA has hosted NTT IndyCar Series, Formula 1 and IMSA races, among others, but this is the first …

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10 Cup & Xfinity Teams Penalized for Homestead Lug Nut Violations

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NASCAR today (March 2) announced a slew of lug nut-related penalties between the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series after last weekend’s races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. All of the penalized Cup and Xfinity teams were found in violation of section 10.9.10.4 of the rule book., which deals with lug nuts not being properly …

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Much Wow: Dogecoin Returns to NASCAR on Stefan Parsons’ Car

2021 Daytona Xfinity Stefan Parsons car Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Stefan Parsons will run Dogecoin sponsorship on the No. 99 car for BJ McLeod Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Las Vegas Motor Speedway, alongside already-announced sponsor Springrates, Springrates announced March 2. Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency, previously sponsored Josh Wise in a handful of NASCAR Cup Series races. Because of Dogecoin’s popularity as an Internet …

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Noah Gragson, David Starr, MBM Continue to Sound Off on Late-Race Homestead Crash

2021 Xfinity Homestead Noah Gragson (Credit: NKP)

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Last weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway ended in controversy as David Starr and Noah Gragson got together with three laps to go as Starr’s tire failed, while the latter was leading the race. Days later, it’s clear the incident is still a hot-button topic, as Gragson again referenced the contact today (March …

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