NASCAR Race Weekend Central

No Penalties Announced, But Changes Made to NASCAR Warning System

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NASCAR teams worrying about multiple inspection violations leading to a penalty could breathe easy Wednesday. However, while there were no written warnings for this past weekend’s races in Iowa and Pocono, changes are in store. The Sprint Cup Series announced they were fully revamping the warning system going forward. Instead of penalizing teams for receiving …

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Welcome Back: Mikhail Aleshin Returns to IndyCar at Sonoma

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In the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series finale, one of the series’ best rookies from 2014 will make his return. A year after suffering a concussion, fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle and chest injuries during a nasty practice crash for IndyCar’s 2014 season finale at Auto Club Speedway Mikhail Aleshin announced he will return to …

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Premium Motorsports Docked for Indy Weight Loss

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When is it a bad thing to lose weight? When it causes a caution in NASCAR. Timmy Hill’s No. 98 Premium Motorsports Sprint Cup team was penalized on Wednesday for such an infraction that occurred during practice for last weekend’s race at Indianapolis. During practice, an unsecured piece of tungsten weight fell off Hill’s car, which …

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NXS Adds A Pair of Road Aces for Next Month’s Road Swing

A pair of road aces will be joining the NASCAR Xfinity Series during its trips to Mid-Ohio and Road America next month. Alex Tagliani, who has raced in IndyCar, Australian V8 Supercar and sports car races over his career, will race the No. 22 Ford Mustang for Team Penske at Mid-Ohio August 15th. Tagliani has …

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5 Points to Ponder: Hot Hot Heat, Grading Indy, and 4-Time Rowdy?

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Indy Restarts Excite… Going into Sunday’s Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard, everyone was excited to see how the new high-drag package would work. Expectations that the package could breathe some life into the dull Indianapolis race were mixed. However, during the practices leading up to the main event, drivers were vocal about their ability …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Indy Be a Race to Remember?

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Eldora has come and gone, and with its passing, we hit the back half of NASCAR’s summer stretch before autumn rolls around and the Chase begins. The dirt race was once again a show to remember, and it serves as a bright spot in the overall NASCAR schedule, sandwiched in between two Sprint Cup races …

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3rd Time’s the Charm: Christopher Bell Victorious at in 2015 Mud Summer Classic at Eldora

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Christopher Bell won the 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway Wednesday after a spirited battle with fellow dirt racer Bobby Pierce over the final 40 laps. “It’s just unbelievable. If you told me two years ago my first win at Eldora would be in a truck, I would have told you you were crazy,” …

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Clint Bowyer’s Frustrating New Hampshire Trip Continues with Written Warning

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Clint Bowyer had a weekend to forget at New Hampshire. Even though he was back in North Carolina Wednesday, bad news from the Granite State kept pouring in. Bowyer, who hit Jeff Gordon during practice in the garage area following a miscommunication between Gordon and a crew member, went a lap down early in the …

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Big Machine Records and “The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower” Sponsoring Kyle Larson at Indy

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What do Big Machines, the world’s fastest lawn mower manufacturer, and Kyle Larson all have in common? They’re all partnering up for this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Lilly Diabetes 250. Larson will once again pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi in Saturday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wednesday, the team …

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Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick Pace 2015 Mud Summer Classic Practices at Eldora

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The Camping World Truck Series slung some dirt Wednesday morning during two practice sessions in preparation for the 1-800-Car-Cash MudSummer Classic. Erik Jones turned the fastest lap in the first session, while Tyler Reddick was quickest in the second. With a lap of 89.454 mph in the first practice, Jones showed that the speed he …

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