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Force India’s Sergio Perez Joins TRG-Aston Martin Racing for 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona

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On Thursday morning, TRG-Aston Martin Racing announced that Mexican Formula 1 racer Sergio Perez, currently of Force India, will lead a second Aston Martin V12 Vantage in the GT-Daytona class in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. The team is the first entry from TRG to be announced for Daytona and if the rendering on the …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Announces 2016 Lineup

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On Wednesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced their driver lineup for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. It is a mix of returning talent and newcomers to the Prototype Challenge team. Tom Kimber-Smith is the sole returning driver from the 2015 team that won three of the four races run as part of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup. Kimber-Smith will …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Austin Dillon

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The second season in Sprint Cup for a driver is often a crossroads season. Many drivers find another gear and get going. For example, Jeff Gordon won his first two races in his second year and claimed his first top-10 finish in points (to be fair, had he not wrecked in three of the last …

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Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet Caps Off 2015 Champion’s Week in Las Vegas

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On Friday night, the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season truly came to a close with the annual Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet at the Wynn Las Vegas in Nevada. It was, as usual, a star-studded affair. Honorees and guests were treated to a routine from host Drew Carey, and performances from Sam Hunt, Rachel Platter …

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NASCAR Names Scott Miller New Senior VP of Competition

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On Tuesday, NASCAR announced the departure of Robin Pemberton from the post of Senior Vice President of Competition, a post that he had held since 2004. In addition to overseeing multiple changes in the chassis raced in Sprint Cup, he was responsible for overseeing changes in officiating and inspection, not to mention the man responsible …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Personnel Changes for 2016

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At Championship Media Day in Florida, Tony Stewart hinted at changes for Stewart-Haas Racing. On Monday, the team made those changes public. The No. 4 team for Kevin Harvick and the No. 41 team for Kurt Busch will remain unchanged.  However, the Nos. 10 and 14 will see new leadership. Michael Bugarewicz has been named the …

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Chad Johnston Named 2016 Crew Chief for Kyle Larson

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On Thursday, Tony Stewart made reference to potential changes at Stewart-Haas Racing in the offseason during Championship Media Day. Crew chief Chad Johnston was likely viewed as being at the center of those changes. If that was so, he didn’t take very long to find himself a new home. On Monday, Chip Ganassi Racing with …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead

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For much of Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300, Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch dominated the proceedings. After an early competition caution, the duo ran off and hid, and by the halfway point, less than 10 drivers were on the lead lap. By the time the third caution flew on lap 118 for Josh Reaume hitting the …

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Off the Wall With: Brett Moffitt

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What’s fun for you besides racing? I like anything adventurous, as long as I’m outside doing something new, whether it’s biking, shooting, riding motorcycles, I love it. That’s the type of person I am. I just want to be busy doing something. What’s the top item on your bucket list? I’ve been looking on Instagram …

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Ford, Chip Ganassi Racing Announce Full-Time IMSA Factory Drivers for 2016

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On Saturday morning, Ford Performance and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates unveiled their new two-car factory Ford GT effort at Homestead-Miami Speedway that will compete full-time in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT-Le Mans class in 2016. The organization had a rather difficult choice as over 40 professional sports car racers with very strong resumes …

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