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Martin Truex, Jr. To Miss Friday Action at Michigan after Girlfriend’s Cancer Diagnosis

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On Wednesday, Furniture Row Racing announced that driver Martin Truex, Jr. will sit out practice and qualifying at Michigan International Speedway on Friday.  Truex’s girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and Truex is planning to stay back in North Carolina in order to spend more time with her. In Truex’s absence, defending …

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Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 4 Team Penalized for Bean Bags

Kevin Harvick during All-Star Qualifying in May / (C)Yvonne Leopard/Frontstretch.com

On Wednesday, NASCAR announced penalties to Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 4 Chevrolet team, driven by Kevin Harvick.  The incident stems from bean bags getting into the footwell of the car in the first couple of laps of Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 At The Glen. Those bean bags, used to help set up the car when the driver …

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Mars, Incorporated Re-signs with Joe Gibbs Racing

2014 Michigan I CUP Kyle Busch car (CIA)

Early Wednesday morning, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Mars, Incorporated has signed a new multi-year contract that will see their M&M’s brand remain as the primary sponsor on Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota.  In addition, Mars, Incorporated also re-upped with NASCAR as well.  As a result, Mars, Incorporated candies will continue be known as the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Stewart, Ward Coverage Work In Progress

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Last weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series both traveled to Watkins Glen International – however, everything that happened there was overshadowed by what happened near Canandaigua, N.Y., Saturday night. Due to the Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward, Jr. accident that evening, after which the 20-year-old Ward lost his life, this article will only cover Sunday’s ESPN …

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National Guard Leaving Motorsports At End of 2014

On Wednesday, the National Guard announced that they are making “substantial changes” in their approach to recruiting through sports sponsorships. The most visible change that will result from the move is the end of the National Guard’s sponsorships of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s No. 88 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Graham Rahal’s No. …

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Chase Elliott May Run Selected Sprint Cup Races in 2015

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Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick was a guest on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Tradin’ Paint with Jim Noble and Chocolate Myers on Wednesday morning. While there, the question of whether or not current Nationwide Series points leader Chase Elliott will run Sprint Cup races in the near future was posed. Hendrick’s response to the query was …

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Bully Hill Vineyards to Sponsor Cole Whitt at Watkins Glen

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BK Racing announced on Wednesday that Bully Hill Vineyards, a Hammondsport, NY producer of wine, will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 26 Toyota Camry driven by Cole Whitt. It will be a one-race deal. Representatives of Bully Hill Vineyards are very happy to be involved with BK Racing. “We’re extremely excited to …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: A New Man In NASCAR’s Play-by-Play Chair

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Last weekend, all three series were back in action, though they were split up between Pocono and Iowa. ESPN continues their “lame duck” season covering the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series, while FOX Sports 1 continued their longtime coverage of Camping World Trucks. U.S. Cellular 250 On Saturday night, the Nationwide Series was back in …

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