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Friday Faceoff: Does NASCAR Need a Shakeup at the Top?

Austin Wayne Self is the second driver to feature Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on his truck. Should NASCAR make a rule about drivers using sponsorless entries to support a political campaign? If so, would it violate freedom of speech? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: It isn’t a First Amendment violation.  …

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The Frontstretch 5: Questions You Should Be Asking After Charlotte

1. Is there a new player in the game? If Hendrick Motorsports has truly turned things around, this turning point couldn’t come at a better time for the organization … or a worse time for the rest of the field. HMS has found some impressive speed over the last few …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR Success Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Think Small Smaller NASCAR teams are constantly talking about improvement, and it’s something for which there is always room.  However, improvement goals vary, and that is necessary because teams in the group are all at different stages of development as teams. One team’s goal of top-20 finishes may be totally …

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Friday Activity at Charlotte Canceled Due to Weather

All on-track activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7, has been canceled due to persistent heavy rain. The Bank of America 500 is still scheduled to be run Saturday night.  The NASCAR XFINITY Series race scheduled for Friday will now be run at 11 a.m. Sunday morning. …

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Hendrick Motorsports, Furniture Row Racing Announce New Sponsors

A pair of NASCAR Sprint Cup teams announced new sponsorship deals on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway ahead of Saturday night’s Bank of America 500. Hendrick Motorsports added uniform service company UniFirst to its No. 5 car.  The 8-year deal covers two races in 2016 and 2017, with the first …

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The Underdog House: Getting a Foothold in 21st Century NASCAR

Think Small One of the chief worries about NASCAR’s charter system when it was instituted this year was how new teams would be able to get a foothold in the sport, and while that is a concern on paper, in practice, the charter system changes very little, because teams entering …

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