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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ryan Preece Handed Race-Morning L1 Penalties

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NASCAR announced Sunday morning (March 1) that both JTG-Daugherty Racing Chevrolets, driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ryan Preece, have been given L1 penalties ahead of the Auto Club 400. During pre-qualifying inspection Saturday, both cars were found by NASCAR officials to have violated Section 20.20 of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Rule Book. This …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Brings Competition, Rain and Disagreeing Analysts

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway brought a fair amount of clarity regarding Ryan Newman’s crash in Daytona 500 and the aftermath. If the transcript of Roush Fenway Racing president Steve Newmark’s press conference is to be believed, Newman’s family was joking in the hospital about him “having no neck” and referring to him as thick last …

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Rebellion Racing Dominates to Win Lone Star Le Mans at COTA

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Rebellion Racing’s Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna dominated the proceedings Sunday (Feb. 23) at Circuit of the Americas.  The trio combined to lead 156 of the 189 laps en route to winning the Lone Star Le Mans, the fifth round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship. Changes to the WEC’s success handicap …

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Ryan Newman Releases Statement, Reveals Head Injury in Daytona 500 Crash

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Roush Fenway Racing held a press conference Sunday morning (Feb. 23) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Here, Roush Fenway Racing president Steve Newmark read a statement prepared by Ryan Newman in which he addressed his injuries for the first time publicly. In the statement, Newman wrote that he sustained a head injury in his crash …

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Rebellion Racing Claims Lone Star Le Mans Pole

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Rebellion Racing’s Gustavo Menezes and Norman Nato combined Saturday (Feb. 22) to set an average lap speed at 114.632 mph. That average speed was more than good enough to give Rebellion Racing the overall pole for Sunday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas, the fifth round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance …

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Sam Mayer Dominates Star Nursery 150, Remains Unblemished in 2020

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GMS Racing’s Sam Mayer was not perfect Thursday night (Feb. 20) at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Then again, he didn’t really need to be. Mayer started from pole, but lost the lead early to Bill McAnally Racing’s Jesse Love.  Mayer kept Love in sight and was able to retake the advantage on …

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Couch Potato Wednesday: The Protocol for Covering Serious Incidents

Oh boy.  Daytona brings us plenty to talk about this week.  Given what happened Monday, we need to start there. As you all know by now, Ryan Newman is currently at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.  His injuries have not been made public, but as of this writing, he is awake, alert and …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Dalziel on LMP2, A Disaster of a 2019 Season and Starworks

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Ryan Dalziel is a veteran presence in the IMSA paddock, having competed off and on in major sports car races here in the United States since 2005. In that time, Dalziel has raced everything from GT cars to Prototypes, in addition to a short stint in Champ Car back in 2007. That said, 2019 was …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX’s Season Debut a Dress Rehearsal at Best

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Here we are. Speedweeks once again. Good to get the blood going with some racing after a long offseason. That said, Sunday saw probably one of the biggest wreckfests in recent memory. Not swell. For many NASCAR fans, Sunday was their first taste of the two-man booth and what FOX Sports will offer for NASCAR …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 Victory, Sets Distance Record

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Mazda Team Joest may have had the fastest car for much of the race, but they were not perfect.  Neither was Wayne Taylor Racing.  They were able to come to the front during the overnight hours.  When the Mazdas began to fall off, the Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac pulled away.  When the clock struck 1:40 p.m., …

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