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Cup Champ Kyle Busch to Have Offseason Surgery

2015 Homestead Miami Speedway NSCS Kyle Busch Victory Lane Championship credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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From hospital bed to Sprint Cup Champ back to hospital bed. Kyle Busch, just days after winning the Sprint Cup championship by triumphing in the winner-take-all finale at Homestead, announced that he would undergo another set of surgeries to help heal injuries to his left foot and right leg sustained in an Xfinity Series crash …

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4 Burning Questions at Homestead: Can Jeff Gordon Go Out on Top?

Jeff Gordon Bank of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

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1. CAN JEFF GORDON GO OUT ON TOP? John Elway. Lorena Ochoa. Ray Lewis. Ned Jarrett. It’s not often that a superstar has the opportunity to retire as a champion of their sport. Those four athletes are part of a select few that have, and this weekend Jeff Gordon aims to join them. If Gordon …

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Alex Bowman Joins JR Motorsports for 2016

Alex Bowman Bank of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

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Alex Bowman will join a JR Motorsports all-star team for nine races in 2016, the team confirmed Wednesday. Bowman, 22, will continue his relationship with JRM and join Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne as drivers sharing the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro in the Xfinity Series. A sponsor will be announced at a later date. …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Headlines List of Post-Texas Warnings

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Seven NASCAR teams were warned for infractions occurring during last weekend’s Texas race weekend, including that of the Sprint Cup Series’ most popular driver. The No. 88 team of Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of five Cup teams hit with a warning. His team failed pre-qualifying inspection twice and, in addition to the warning, was …

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Atlanta Motor Speedway to Add SAFER Barrier for 2016

2015 Atlanta CUP Jamie McMurray crash credit NASCAR via Getty Images

Photo Credit: NASCAR via Getty Images

By next February, Atlanta Motor Speedway will join the ranks of tracks that have added safety modifications to its facilities. The track announced in a release that it will be adding over 4,700 feet of the SAFER soft wall technology to its facility. Areas of the frontstretch, backstretch and the inside walls of the turns …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Joey Logano Erase Martinsville Deficit with a Win?

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WILL JOEY LOGANO MAKE UP FOR LAST WEEK’S DISAPPOINTMENT WITH A WIN? Joey Logano was 47 laps away from making history last weekend. Leading 207 laps at the Martinsville paperclip, the driver of the No. 22 was intentionally crashed in turn 1 by Matt Kenseth following a stretch of races in which the two tangled …

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Austin Theriault Hopes to Return for 2015 Truck Series Finale at Homestead

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Despite still recovering from a compression fracture in his back, Austin Theriault is looking to the future and trying to secure a ride for 2016. “It’s been an up and down month of healing,” Theriault tweeted Wednesday. “However, it is even harder sitting on the sidelines, waiting to get back in the truck.” Theriault was …

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Dakoda Armstrong’s Xfinity Hauler Involved in Accident

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Crashes on the track aren’t good. Crashes while heading to the track are worse. On Wednesday morning, the transporter for Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Xfinity Series car was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Louisiana while driving to this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. According to a release by RPM, the wreck …

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Matt Kenseth Appeal Set for Thursday Morning

Martinsville Kenseth Parts 2015 Cup Mike Neff

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Matt Kenseth and his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team will have their appeal heard on Thursday morning, according to NASCAR. Kenseth is appealing the penalties levied by NASCAR for his actions during last weekend’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The penalties include a two-race suspension and six months of probation following the …

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Brandon Jones, GMS Racing No. 33 Truck Hit with P4 Penalty

2015 Martinsville I CWTS Brandon Jones truck credit Amy Henderson

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NASCAR penalized the second-place finisher in last weekend’s Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 for illegal brackets found during pre-qualifying inspection. Brandon Jones’s No. 33 team fielded by GMS Racing was hit with a P4 penalty for the infraction. Crew chief Shane Huffman was fined $10,000, suspended for the next three CWTS races and placed …

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