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Mars, Incorporated Re-signs with Joe Gibbs Racing

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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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Goodyear Tire Test Announced for Homestead…With Caveats

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On Wednesday, Goodyear announced an upcoming tire test that will be held on August 26th (after Bristol) at Homestead-Miami Speedway, site of the final race of the season. However, with the race now a winner-take-all affair for the championship, NASCAR has insisted upon special ground rules as to who can participate. NASCAR has ruled that …

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Thrivent Financial to Sponsor Leavine Family Racing

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On Wednesday, Leavine Family Racing announced that Thrivent Financial, an Appleton, WI and Minneapolis, MN-based financial services company, has signed on to serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 95 Ford and driver Michael McDowell in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23rd. In addition, Thrivent Financial will serve …

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