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NASCAR Unveils 2015 Sprint Fan Vote, Makes Sprint All-Race Eligibility Rule Change

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On Thursday, NASCAR unveiled the 2015 Sprint Fan Vote, where race fans can vote a driver who otherwise would not have qualified into the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For 2015, the rules are similar, but a little different. As in past years, fans can vote by either going to NASCAR’s special website …

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Premium Motorsports Withdraws No. 66 from Fontana, Will Only Return with Sponsorship

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Motorsport.com‘s Lee Spencer reported on Wednesday that Premium Motorsports has withdrawn the No. 66 entry from this weekend’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. The reasoning for the withdrawal can be traced directly to funding. “The No. 66 is not a sponsored team,” team owner Jay Robinson told Spencer on Wednesday. “And if you’re …

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MINI Returns to CTSC with Ruscitti, Clarke & More in 2015

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Back in January, MINI USA announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that they planned to return to the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) in 2015. Unlike the last time that MINIs were run in the series, MINI itself is stepping up as a sponsor and substantial supporter of LAP Motorsports, …

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Marcos Ambrose Takes a Break from V8 Supercars

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Very early on Tuesday morning, V8 Supercars team DJR Team Penske announced that former Sprint Cup Series regular Marcos Ambrose will be temporarily stepping away from the seat of the No. 17 Ford Falcon FG X, effective immediately.  Ambrose will be replaced for the time being by 25-year old Scott Pye, who drove for the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Runaways Force FOX’s Hand in Phoenix

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Phoenix International Raceway was the scene of a couple of races that really weren’t all that competitive. Knowing that, FOX Sports was in the position of having to make races that were so-so look decent. We’ll see how well they did below. Before we start, there are a couple of news items to cover. First, …

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Jamie Dick Hospitalized After Xfinity Race at Phoenix

On Sunday afternoon, Viva Motorsports announced that driver/owner Jamie Dick was hospitalized Saturday night after he finished 28th in the Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200. The team indicated on their Facebook page that the reason was not due to anything that had happened during the race, but “medical reasons unrelated to racing.” Viva Motorsports’ PR …

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RAB Racing Withdraws from Phoenix to Re-evaluate Cup Program

According to NBC Sports’ NASCAR Talk, RAB Racing with Brack Maggard has decided to withdraw their No. 29 Toyota from this weekend’s CampingWorld.com 500k at Phoenix International Raceway so that they can take an overall look at their Sprint Cup program. As a result, Reed Sorenson will be spending the weekend on the sidelines. RAB …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Harvick Shines Once Again In Booth

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway was the scene of a couple of butt-kickings last weekend, in addition to some tempers flaring inside of racecars (but not outside). We also had the return of Kevin Harvick to the booth. However, before we get started, a couple of minor news items. Recently, we noted the proposed trade between …

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Statements Pertaining to Kurt Busch No Bill Decision

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The following is a collection of statements released following the Delaware Department of Justice’s decision on Thursday not to charge Kurt Busch with any crimes stemming from an incident that occurred last September in his motorcoach at Dover International Speedway.  We will adding more statements as they come in. NASCAR: NASCAR is aware of the Delaware …

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Axalta Coating Systems to Sponsor Regan Smith at Phoenix

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On Thursday, JR Motorsports announced that Axalta Coating Systems will serve as the primary sponsor of Regan Smith‘s No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro in the XFINITY Series at Phoenix International Raceway.  The company’s Cromax division, which is a line of paints specifically designed for collision repair shops, will be spotlighted on the quarterpanels of the otherwise …

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