Race Weekend Central

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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Kevin Harvick to Drive for JR Motorsports at Pocono

Kevin Harvick and son Keelan await the start fo the 5-hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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JR Motorsports has had lots of rumors swirling in recent weeks about Sprint Cup drivers running for their program. Once Kasey Kahne drove the truck to victory in Charlotte, plenty of them wanted to get in line to drive the No. 00 Chevrolet. Thursday, the team announced one special appearance has been confirmed. Kevin Harvick …

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Alex Bowman to Relieve John Wes Townley in Xfinity Series Race at Indianapolis

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After filling in earlier in the season for the team, Alex Bowman will return to Athenian Motorsports this weekend. Today (July 23), the Xfinity and Truck series team announced that Bowman will drive the organization’s No. 25 Xfinity Series Chevrolet for this weekend’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Bowman will replace regular driver …

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Wendell Chavous To Run Eldora, Remainder of 2015 Truck Series Season

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Premium Motorsports has had a lot of driver changes in recent weeks, including two new drivers entered in both of their cars in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire. However, this week the team has found a permanent driver in its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry. Wendell Chavous will drive …

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Chad Boat to Make Truck Series Debut at Eldora Speedway

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The 1-800-Car-Cash Mudsummer Classic is a fun race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series because of the unique dirt surface at Eldora Speedway. The race allows dirt-track veterans to compete along with the highly skilled drivers of the NCWTS. Due to that aspect the race always sees a lot of drivers making their NCWTS debut. Next Wednesday’s …

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NASCAR Issues Warnings to 4 Teams Following Kentucky

Greg Biffle at Martinsville Speedway

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Kentucky Speedway featured a new rule package and with that new rule packages a few teams seemed to get their arms around it while others struggled. Not only that but it seemed some teams understood the rule package better than others. That was proved when NASCAR issued written warnings to four different teams following Sunday’s …

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Matt Wallace to Make Xfinity Series Debut for JGL Racing at New Hampshire

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NASCAR has always been a family sport. Throughout its 67-year history, several generations of drivers have made their mark, scoring multiple wins and championships as siblings, sons, and fathers. One of those families is the Wallaces, whose legacy will continue when Matt Wallace, son of NASCAR driver Mike, will make his Xfinity Series debut in next …

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