Race Weekend Central

Terry Labonte Named Grand Marshal of 2015 Southern 500

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Next weekend’s Bojangles Southern 500 will have an old school feel, with many teams running throwback paint schemes and even Goodyear will have a retro look on the tires it will use for next Sunday’s race. Darlington Raceway announced that the grand marshal for Sunday’s race will have a throwback feel as well. 2016 NASCAR Hall …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s Paying the Bills?

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Nature’s Bakery, a sponsor new to the sport, signed on to sponsor Danica Patrick in 28 races next season. Is this reason for optimism about new sponsors entering the sport, or more of an isolated instance? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think sponsor shelling out the $20 million or so for a top-flight team like …

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Alex Tagliani to Drive No. 29 in Mosport Truck Race

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The last time the NASCAR world saw Alex Tagliani, he was bumped out of the lead on the final lap of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio. Tagliani will now get another chance at victory as Brad Keselowski Racing announced he will drive the team’s No. 29 entry in the Aug. 30 Chevrolet Silverado …

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Tyler Tanner, MAKE Motorsports Partner for 2015 Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan

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It’s been a mystery as to who was going to drive the No. 50 MAKE Motorsports entry this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. However, on Thursday afternoon the team announced via its Twitter page that 24-year-old Tyler Tanner will drive the team’s No. 50 entry in this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200. …

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Friday Faceoff: Safety in the Pits, Silly Season Dominoes & Truckin’ Trouble

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Sunday’s race at Pocono included a nasty crash where Kasey Kahne spun off turn 3 and slid into the pits, hitting the wall so hard metal braces were bent and the concrete cracked. Jeb Burton had almost an identical crash on Saturday during practice. Can anything be done to prevent this type of crash or …

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Kevin O’Connell Scores Xfinity Series Road-Course Ride

The uniqueness of road-course racing allows for race fans to see several different driver and team combinations during the course of a weekend. Some teams elect to hire drivers with extensive road-course racing backgrounds to help their chances at a better finish. This weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race will be no different. Veteran road-course racer …

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Friday Faceoff: What’s Up with Hendrick Motorsports?

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1. NASCAR ran its second new rules package in three weeks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Does the high-drag package hold promise, or is it time to go back to the drawing board? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Not a lot of promise here. I didn’t really have high hopes for this package as more downforce doesn’t …

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Johanna Long Scores Iowa Xfinity Series Ride

It hasn’t been the season Johanna Long probably expected. The 23-year-old Pensacola, Florida, native started the year off with a deal to run several NASCAR races for Mike Affarano Motorsports. However, after the duo failed to qualify for the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway, they decided to part ways. Since then, Long has been …

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Rob Kauffman Purchasing Stake in Chip Ganassi Racing

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After much speculation, it’s official: Rob Kauffman, partial owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, has bought a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, both parties involved confirmed Thursday. “Rob Kauffman, co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, has agreed to buy an interest in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates,” MWR announced in a statement. “The …

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Chris Buescher Returns to Front Row Motorsports for Watkins Glen

Chris Buescher in the garage at Bristol Motor Speedway

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It’s been a season to remember for Chris Buescher so far in 2015; after all, the 22-year-old driver currently leads the NASCAR Xfinity Series points standings and has two victories. Not only has Buescher found success in the Xfinity Series, but he also made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut driving the No. 34 Ford …

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