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Turner Scott Motorsports Shuts Down No. 30 Team

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Turner Scott Motorsports announced Tuesday that it has officially shut down the operations of its No. 30 Camping World Truck Series team. As a result, 18 employees were laid off. Driver Ron Hornaday, Jr., who was fourth in points entering the series’ race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last week, is also without a ride. “The decision …

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Report: Tony Stewart to sit out Bristol; Jeff Burton in for second straight weekend

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According to Sirius XM NASCAR Radio’s Dave Moody, Tony Stewart will miss his third straight Sprint Cup Series race in a row following the August 9th tragedy at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park that resulted in the death of 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr.    https://twitter.com/DGodfatherMoody/status/501806594590789632/   Moody added on SiriusXM Speedway with Dave Moody on SiriusXM Radio today that …

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Michigan TV Ratings Up Over Last Year

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On Tuesday, ESPN released the official rating and viewership numbers for their coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The Pure Michigan 400 earned a 3.2 U.S. household rating, averaging 5,150,000 viewers. These numbers are up from last year’s race, which earned a 3.0 rating and averaged 4,585,000 viewers. Greenville, South …

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Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing Partner With World Vision for Two Races

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Martin Truex Jr.’s car will feature a crystal clear paint scheme …. regarding water, that is. Truex will have World Vision on his car for the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol and Atlanta, respectively. The paint scheme will feature the white and orange colors touted by World Vision as well as …

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Ray Courtemanche Jr. to Run NCWTS Race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

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Ray Courtemanche Jr. is set for his NCWTS debut at CTMP / (C)Ray Courtemanche Jr.

La Cite de Mirabel Inc. officially announced today that Ryan Courtemanche, Jr. will drive the No. 07 truck for SS Green Light Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Courtemanche. Jr. will have sponsorship backing from La Cite de Mirabel. Courtemanche, Jr. tested a truck earlier this month …

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Jonah Mullins to Ride with Ryan Reed This Weekend at Bristol

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Jonah Mullins will ride along with Ryan Reed this weekend at Bristol / (C)Drive to Stop Diabetes

Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes announced on Tuesday that Jonah Mullins will be riding along with Ryan Reed for this weekend’s Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway as part of the ‘Riding with Ryan’ program. Mullins will have his name featured above the passenger side door on Reed’s No. 16 American Diabetes …

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Jimmie Johnson to Bring Back “My Boy Blue” Scheme

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Johnson was a master of the old Chase, but the new playoff format has given him issues. (Photo: CIA Stock Photography)

Since posting his third victory of the season at Michigan in June, Jimmie Johnson hasn’t been posting the finishes that fans are accustomed to seeing for Johnson, Chad Knaus and the No. 48 Lowe’s team. In the eight races that have followed since the victory, Johnson has only three top-10s and three finishes of 39th …

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Carl Edwards to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, Daniel Suarez Full-Time in Nationwide Series

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After months of speculation, the biggest Silly Season move in NASCAR this season is finally official. Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesday morning that Carl Edwards will be joining the organization in 2015, driving the No. 19 Toyota. “It’s a thrill to have Carl here,” team owner Joe Gibbs said in a press conference welcoming Edwards to …

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Multiple Nationwide Series Teams Partner With Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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As part of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champion program, multiple cars in the Nationwnide Series for this weekend’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will feature special children on either the hood or side panel. Richard Childress Racing announced that the No. 2 of Brian Scott and the No. 62 of Brendan Guaghan’s …

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Brad Keselowski Comments On Possible Rules Change Following Canandaigua Tragedy

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On Tuesday, Brad Keselowski was the featured guest on NASCAR’s weekly media teleconference call as he heads into this weekend’s event at his home track of Michigan International Speedway. During the media teleconference, Keselowski was asked whether he thinks NASCAR should make a rule prohibiting drivers from getting out of their cars on track following …

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