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Steve Byrnes Named Recipient of 2016 Squier-Hall Award

(Photo: FOX Sports)

On Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley and Brett Jewkes announced that Steve Byrnes, recently of FOX Sports, has been named as the receipient of the fifth Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence. As a result, Byrnes will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame as …

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David Ragan, Ty Dillon Pace 2015 Subway Firecracker 250 Practice Sessions at Daytona

On Friday, the Xfinity Series held two practice sessions in preparation for Saturday night’s Subway Firecracker 250. Given the need to protect machinery, most drivers participated in only one of the sessions. The vast majority of the field went out on track in the first session. While learning what your car can and can’t do …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fastest in 1st Cup Session at Daytona; Big Crash Sends 10 to Backups

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

For the Sprint Cup Series teams, Friday was supposed to be a day of preparation for this weekend’s qualifying and racing.  However, for a number of teams, Friday ended up being rather painful. Roughly 10 minutes into the session, Brad Keselowski had contact with Kyle Busch in turn 2. Busch’s Interstate Batteries Toyota then spun …

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Danica Patrick Leads Stewart-Haas Racing 1-2-3-4 in Cup Happy Hour at Daytona

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The final practice session of the day at Daytona International Speedway was far calmer than the first. There was still some drafting on-track, but it was mainly of the single-file variety. In addition, a group of drivers focused their on-track time on single-car runs. In the draft, Hendrick Motorsports’ engine program showed its strength. Cars …

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NASCAR Removes Xfinity/Truck Series Banquet from Doral

USA Today‘s Jeff Gluck is reporting that NASCAR will move all sanctioning body activities, including the joint Xfinity/Camping World Truck Series Banquet, away from Trump National Doral Miami, effective immediately.  The move has been done in response to recent controversial statements uttered by the real estate mogul.  No replacement site has been announced as of …

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Kenny Wallace to Drive for Joe Gibbs Racing at Iowa

(Photo: Jimmy Dearing)

On Thursday, Kenny Wallace announced on his own Twitter feed that he has been tapped to drive the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Xfinity Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Naturally, the 51-year old veteran is very excited about the opportunity. I just received a BIG HONOR; "Kenny Wallace …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Does Well in Parts; NBCSN Excels in Fontana

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Last weekend was pretty crazy in the racing world. You had the Sprint Cup Series on a road course, always a good time. You also had the Verizon IndyCar Series at Auto Club Speedway in what turned out to be just about the wildest race in the history of open wheel racing. Crikey. Toyota/Save Mart …

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Toyotas Top Both 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Practices at Sonoma

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Friday afternoon saw the 44 cars entered in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 take to the 1.99-mile road course to dial their cars in. With more combined practice time than the race is likely to last Sunday, teams had plenty of time to get an idea of where they needed to be. With the long practices, …

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Ford’s New Shelby GT350R-C to Debut at Watkins Glen

(Photo: Ford Performance)

On Wednesday, Ford Performance announced that the new Shelby GT350R-C, a racing version of the high performance Ford Shelby GT350, will make its on-track debut this weekend at Watkins Glen International in the IMSA Continential Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Continental Tire 150 on Saturday. In the CTSC, the Shelby GT350R-C will serve as the long term …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Xfinity Must Be Incensed

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Welcome back! Last week saw the Sprint Cup Series take the weekend off. In the past, these weekends used to be the most boring time of the summer. Nothing would be going on. Not so much these days. The Xfinity Series was the primary show for the weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Meanwhile, the Camping World …

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