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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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Brett Moffitt to Front Row Motorsports UPDATE: It’s Official

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Catchfence.com is reporting this morning that Brett Moffitt, fresh off of a top 10 finish Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway while subbing for Brian Vickers, could be replacing Joe Nemechek behind the wheel of Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 Ford this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Front Row Motorsports’ normal driver in the No. …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Announces Driver Lineup for XFINITY Series No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota

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On Tuesday, Joe Gibbs Racing announced a new driver lineup that will replace the injured Kyle Busch in the team’s No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in the XFINITY Series.  Drivers already under the JGR umbrella will pitch in, along with an outsider. Erik Jones, who debuted in the car Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, has …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Atlanta Provides Challenges, FOX Meets Some of Them

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Before we get started on the critique, there are a couple of  television news pieces that need to be covered. First off, for most of you, being able to watch Saturday’s Hisense 250 on FOX Sports 1 was probably not that much of a problem (if you subscribe to the channel). However, for those of …

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Team Xtreme Racing Trailer, Race Car Stolen; Team Withdraws from Atlanta

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Some unusual news  came out of Atlanta on Friday morning.  According to USA Today, thieves descended upon the Drury Inn in Morrow, Ga., where Team Xtreme Racing’s team members were staying in anticipation of getting out on track early Friday morning.  The thieves broke into and absconded with a 2004 Ford F-350 dually pulling an …

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