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NTS Motorsports Announces 2015 Lineup, Daniel Hemric to Compete in Trucks Full-Time

Daniel Hemric talks strategy with Tyler Clary Credit: Mike Neff Photo by Mike Neff

On Monday, NTS Motorsports announced their 2015 driver lineup.  The team will field two full-time entries in the Camping World Truck Series, along with one part-time truck.  There will also be one full-time entry in the K&N Pro Series East and a late model team in the Spears SRL Southwest Series.  Finally, there will be …

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Reed Sorenson to Attempt Daytona 500 for Team Xtreme Racing

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On Monday, Team Xtreme Racing (formerly Xxxtreme Motorsports) announced the signing of Reed Sorenson to drive the team’s No. 44 Chevrolet at Daytona.  Sponsorship will be provided by Golden Corral in a one-race deal. Team owner Jonathan Cohen is excited to have Sorenson in the fold. “The 44 team has been hard at work over …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR On FOX Freshens Up For 2015

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Editor’s Note: Phil Allaway’s racing TV Critique column returns this season. Catch it on Frontstretch every Tuesday. Here we go once again, as another long season of racing is about to kick into gear. Yes, we’ve already had events like the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Chili Bowl in Tulsa. However, those races are …

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Johnny Sauter to Drive for BK Racing in Daytona 500

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On Saturday, BK Racing announced that Camping World Truck Series regular Johnny Sauter will drive the No. 83 Toyota in the Daytona 500.  Sauter will officially replace JJ Yeley, who moves over to the team’s No. 23 entry for the full season, replacing Alex Bowman.  Sponsorship will be provided by Dustless Blasting, part of a …

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NASCAR Issues Rule Bulletin to All National Series Teams

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On Monday, NASCAR issued a series of rule bulletins to teams competing in NASCAR’s three National Series (Sprint Cup, XFINITY and the Camping World Truck Series) that help clarify regulations for the upcoming 2015 season. According to NBC Sports’ MotorSportsTalk, the most severe penalty included in the rule is that breaching the new testing ban …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized for Drive Time Violation, Sent to Rear of Prototype Class

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On Friday, IMSA announced that Wayne Taylor Racing has been dropped from third-place in the Prototype class and overall all the way back to 16th in class as a result of a drive time violation committed by the team in the closing moments of last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In endurance races, IMSA maintains …

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Jimmie Johnson Foundation Forms Partnership with The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

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On Thursday, Jimmie Johnson announced that his charitable organization, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation (JJF), has joined forces with The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company in order to serve as a co-sponsor of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation’s annual Wellness Challenge.  Under the partnership, the event will be known as the 2015 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge …

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FOX Sports Announces 2015 NASCAR Personality Lineup

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On Monday morning, FOX Sports officially announced their list of on-air personalities for its 2015 NASCAR on FOX properties.  While there many of them are in familiar positions, the addition of three former Cup Series champions should spice things up. First, let’s go with what stays the same; the broadcast booth for FOX and FOX Sports 1’s coverage …

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Ganassi’s “Star Car” Claims Overall Win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

Credit: IMSA via TUDOR Championship Twitter page

Last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona was billed as another battle for supremacy in the Prototype class between the Daytona Prototypes and the P2’s.  Despite Michael Shank Racing dominating the time sheets, the P2’s did not factor much into the outcome. From the drop of the green flag, the Ford EcoBoost V6-powered Riley DPG3’s from …

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