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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kasey Kahne Becomes Newest Father in NASCAR

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I officially became a dad at 1:11 AM to Tanner Lee Kahne. Mom and tanner are doing great. On no sleep but we can't put this little guy down — Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) October 13, 2015 Kasey Kahne became the newest father in the world of NASCAR on Tuesday. Kahne shared the news on his …

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Sonic Joins Richard Petty Motorsports and Sam Hornish Jr. for Two Races

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Fans watching or attending the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday will see a fresh look on the side of the No. 9 Ford Fusion. Richard Petty Motorsports and Sonic have partnered to sponsor Sam Hornish Jr. in two upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. The sponsor will also appear on the No. 9 Ford at …

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Rich Logistics Joins Front Row Motorsports Driver Cole Whitt at Kansas

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The Front Row Motorsports racing team will sport a new partner around the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway this weekend. Rich Logistics will join the NASCAR fray for the first time on-board the No. 35 Ford driven by Cole Whitt in the Hollywood Casino 400. The company is excited about having Whitt representing them around the track. …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Kyle Larson Finds NASCAR Diecast in… a Ball Pit?

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Just let @SamanthaBusch fill out @draftkings lineup. She chose based off player picture, coolness of name, no stats ? — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) October 6, 2015 It seems Samantha Busch has found a new hobby during her free time. The wife of Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch submitted a one-day fantasy lineup. Wonder if she …

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Richard Petty Motorsports, Ford Re-Up for 2016

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Richard Petty Motorsports will continue its partnership with Ford Performance in 2016. Petty and Ford, which have been partners stretching all the way back to 1969 and most recently since 2010, will continue to field cars in NASCAR’s top series next year. The racing team currently fields two full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entries with Sam …

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David McGrath Named General Manager, Executive VP of New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) announced Monday that David McGrath has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. McGrath will take over the position after Jerry Gappens recently resigned. Gappens served in the position since Speedway Motorsports Corporation purchased the facility in 2008. Marcus Smith said he chose McGrath because of …

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Axalta, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Partner for 2016

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Axalta and Hendrick Motorsports announced on Tuesday a contract extension that will continue through 2018. The extension will feature the company’s logo as the primary sponsor of the No. 88 Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. for 13 Sprint Cup Series races each season. It will also serve as a major associate sponsor in the other 23 …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Niece Gets Driver’s Permit

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ATTENTION local North Carolinian residents. My niece @KarsynElledge3 passed her drivers Ed test. Proceed with caution! Congrats Karsyn!! ?? — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 23, 2015 Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted a disclaimer for those who live in North Carolina. Earnhardt then announced the news of his niece passing the state’s drivers’ education test on …

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Confirmed: Pocono Raceway Gets Xfinity Series Race for 2016

The NASCAR field heads toward the green flag in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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Pocono Raceway announced on Tuesday that it will continue to host two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends in 2016. Those weekends will feature the typical companion races, but will have a new look in the month of June. The NASCAR Xfinity Series will make their debut at the 2.5-mile triangle facility on June 4, …

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Haas Announces Formula 1 Team Driver for 2016

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Haas announced on Tuesday that Romain Grosjean will pilot the team’s entry next season in the Formula 1 World Championship. The 2016 season will mark the first year for the Haas Formula 1 team and will become the first American-based team since 1986. Grosjean, a native of Switzerland, has 78 career F1 starts since making …

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