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Furniture Row Racing Re-signs Martin Truex Jr., Will Move to Toyota for 2016

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It’s been highly speculated for months that Furniture Row Racing would move to Toyota. On Saturday, Motorsport.com reported that those rumors have been confirmed and the team will announce they will indeed move to Toyota for the 2016 season. Toyota held a press conference on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to announce a new partner. That …

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Carl Edwards Tops Saturday’s First Sylvania 300 Practice Session at New Hampshire

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So far, Carl Edwards has done what he’s needed to do in the Chase. He finished runner-up to teammate Denny Hamlin last Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, and Friday he took the pole for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Edwards also topped Saturday’s first practice session at NHMS. The No. 19 topped the field …

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Austin Dillon Tops 2015 UNOH 175 Practice at New Hampshire

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A week after a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular won the truck race at Chicagoland Speedway, a Sprint Cup Series regular is back on top of the board in the first practice session of the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Austin Dillon led the practice in the No. 33 truck for GMS …

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Carl Edwards Tops 1st 2015 Sylvania 300 Practice at New Hampshire

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So far it’s all been coming up Joe Gibbs Racing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. After winning last weekend’s race at Chicagoland with driver Denny Hamlin, the organization topped the speed charts in the first practice session for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday with Carl Edwards. Edwards’s fastest …

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Furniture Row Racing Adds Replacement Tire Changers

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Even though the team is in the thick of the Chase, Furniture Row Racing’s No. 78 will make pit crew changes effective this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The team announced today it will have replacement tire changers for the race on Sunday. Josh Franko and Adam Hartman will be the new tire changers …

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Michael Waltrip Racing Files Appeal After Clint Bowyer Penalty

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Michael Waltrip Racing has made more headlines by officially appealing its P4 penalty that was handed out by NASCAR. On Tuesday NASCAR announced that the team received a P4 penalty for violations after the MyAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. NASCAR docked the No. 15 team and driver Clint Bowyer 25 driver and owner points, plus …

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James Hinchcliffe to Test Indy Car Next Week

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Just four months after a devastating crash at Indianapolis Motorsport Speedway, James Hinchcliffe will return to the seat of a racecar when he tests a Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar vehicle at Road America on Sept. 28. Hinchcliffe said that the feeling of getting back behind the wheel will be a great one. “I expect to …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Are the Early Chase Favorites?

Matt Kenseth leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup field to a restart during the 2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Speedway

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The race at Richmond International Raceway last weekend was tame by short track standards. What caused the lack of action, and should fans be worried? Jerry Jordan, Contributor: There was plenty of action at Richmond. No, it wasn’t what most are accustomed to when they go to a short track, but there were a lot …

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NASCAR 101: The History of the Chase

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It all started in 2003. That’s when RJR Reynolds announced it was no longer sponsoring NASCAR’s elite division, and soon followed was an announcement that Nextel would sponsor the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series starting in the 2004 season. There were rumors that the new company would want a playoff format, and that added with Matt …

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Aaron’s Will Not Sponsor Car in 2016

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When a team shuts down everything is affected; drivers and team members are left in a tough situation especially when the move happens late in the season. Included in that oftentimes are the sponsors of the team who are left in a decision to either move to another team or drop out of the sport …

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