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Brian France Comments on RTA, 2015 Schedule

2014 Daytona Sprint Cup Brian France Press Conference Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

On Monday, Brian France was a guest on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody. On the show, France said that he anticipates small changes to the 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule when it is released later this year in September. “There’s not going to be a dramatic change but there may be some things that …

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Chase for the Sprint Cup Drivers to Have Special Paint Schemes During Chase


In order to help the Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers stand out once the postseason begins, NASCAR has announced a series of special elements for their paint schemes throughout the 10-week playoffs. The car of each driver will feature a roof number, front splitter, and windshield header all bright yellow, along with a Chase …

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Erik Jones and No. 51 KBM Truck Team Penalized Following Iowa Race

2014 Iowa CWTS Erik Jones woohoo credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Credit: Getty Images)

NASCAR announced on Tuesday that the No. 51 NASCAR Camping World Truck of Kyle Busch Motorsports has been penalized for a rule infraction that was found during post-race inspection at Iowa Speedway last weekend. NASCAR fined crew chief Eric Phillips $6,000, penalized driver Erik Jones with the loss of 10 points and car owner Kyle Busch with the …

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IndyCar Driver Profile: Juan Pablo Montoya

2014 IndyCar Pocono Montoya woohoo

Juan Pablo Montoya celebrated in victory lane at Pocono for his first win since returning to IndyCar earlier this season. (Credit: CIA)

After spending nine years in NASCAR with some success, Juan Pablo Montoya was looking for a change at the pace at the end of the 2013 race season. That change of pace came about when a phone call came from Roger Penske, offering Montoya a ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2014 season. Montoya …

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Kurt Busch And No. 41 SHR Team Penalized Following NSCS Daytona Race

NASCAR announced today that the No. 41 NASCAR Sprint Series Cup team of Stewart-Haas Racing has been penalized for a rules infraction that was found during post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway last weekend. NASCAR fined crew chief Daniel Knost $10,000 and penalized both driver Kurt Busch and car owner Gene Haas with the loss of 10 owner’s points. Per NASCAR, the …

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IndyCar Driver Profile: Rick Mears

2014 IndyCar Texas Rick Mears pit lane

Over the years in open-wheel racing, there have been drivers who have climbed behind the wheel and made an impact that will last for many years down the road — like, for instance, Kansas native Rick Mears. Like many other drivers, Mears got interested in racing through his father. “My dad was a pretty successful short-track racer …

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Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 225

In a Nutshell: A caution with 12 laps to go couldn’t stop Kyle Busch in route to victory lane as Busch dominated the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway en route to victory. It marks Busch’s fifth victory this season in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season so far. It also marks the …

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