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5 Points to Ponder: Erik Jones Triumphant, Amy Earnhardt, & the Phones are Nearly Silent

Jones Triumphant Two Times Over No one doubts Erik Jones’s ability behind the wheel. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver had four career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories coming into 2015, but following the first eight races of the season, all anyone could talk about was why hadn’t he been …

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Obaika Racing No. 97 Team Loses Appeal of Dover Penalty

Another appeal heard; another penalty upheld. The National Motorsports Appeals Panel, Xfinity Series team Obaika Racing and NASCAR met on Wednesday to hear the appeal one of the penalties levied against the team following the Dover race weekend in May. A P3 penalty was announced by NASCAR the following week for …

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Landon Cassill Out, Bobby Gerhart in for Xfinity Series Race at Chicagoland

Landon Cassill will compete in a race this weekend, just not in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Cassill, the regular driver of JD Motorsports’ No. 01 Chevrolet, will compete in the Ironman 70.3 at Mont Tremblant on June 21. Team owner Johnny Davis announced Tuesday that the team will shuffle around …

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Trevor Bayne, Jennifer Jo Cobb Among Penalized Teams After Dover

Trevor Bayne and Jennifer Jo Cobb were among five drivers among all three national NASCAR series to be penalized for infractions at Dover International Speedway last week. Both drivers were expected to be penalized on Wednesday for failing to stay within their vehicles after crashing out during competition at the …

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Justin Marks Snags Ride for 2 Xfinity Series Road-Course Races

The Xfinity Series will have another road ringer in the field when they head to Mid-Ohio and Road America this summer. Justin Marks, who has made sporadic starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series over the last eight years and currently co-owns five K&N Pro Series East teams with Harry Scott, …

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Daytona Begins SAFER Installation, Construction on Other Safety Measures

Daytona International Speedway’s promised safety improvements are starting to take shape. The proposed improvements to the racetrack itself were added to the Daytona Rising after Kyle Busch’s vicious wreck during the season-opening Alert Today Florida 300 Xfinity Series race at the track in February. Busch’s car hit an unprotected concrete wall …

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Richard Petty Motorsports, Twisted Tea Team Up for 2 More Races

When Richard Petty announced that Sam Hornish Jr. would take over driving duties of the No. 9 car in 2015, he did so without having all the races sponsored. Since then, team owner Andrew Murstein’s Medallion Bank has filled the gap, but the marketing team has been able to make …

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