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Adam Sandler Named New Hampshire 301 Grand Marshal

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One of the top-grossing comedic actors of all time has been announced as the grand marshal of the July 19 New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Adam Sandler, who has starred in many movies over the years including Mr. Deeds, Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison, will give the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers the command to …

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Friday Faceoff: Crew Chief Checkup, 600 Miles & Boys Have at It?

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NASCAR’s Hall of Fame Class of 2016 was announced Wednesday night. Did they get it right? If not, who would you take out and replace them with? Tom Bowles, Editor-in-Chief: I always find this question hard because of the way this Hall of Fame has been initially set up. Each of the 20 nominees deserves …

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Carl Edwards Fastest in 1st 2015 Coca-Cola 600 Practice at Charlotte

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Joe Gibbs Racing continues to have a great month at NASCAR’s “home” track. Carl Edwards, driving their No. 19 Toyota was the quickest in Thursday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice session for the Coca-Cola 600 held at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Edwards took a time at a speed of 192.793 mph. Edwards’s Toyota beat out the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Jimmie Johnson’s Legacy & Erik Jones’s Future

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Author’s Note: Greg has taken this weekend off so I’ve taken offered to cover the NASCAR Mailbox this week, and let me say I’m excited to answer your questions. Let the fun begin. Greg will return next week. The SpongeBob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway was certainly interesting. Watching that No. 48 perform the way …

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Go Green Racing Picks Up Sponsorship for 2015 Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

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After an impressive fifth-place run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega last weekend, Joey Gase takes his talents to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where he will drive the No. 32 Go Green Racing Ford in this weekend’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. The team had been searching for sponsorship to race in …

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Jeff Gordon Takes Pole for 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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It came down to the last car in qualifying, but on Saturday there was no doubt who was the fastest car in Talladega. Jeff Gordon‘s No. 24 Chevrolet set a blistering time of 194.793 mph to take the pole for Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. It’s Gordon’s 80th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole …

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Austin Dillon Takes Pole for 2015 Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega

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Richard Childress Racing’s superspeedway program has been stout since the days of the great Dale Earnhardt. Well, on Saturday the organization continued that dominance by taking the front row for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. Austin Dillon won the pole for the Winn-Dixie 300 at a speed of 180.540 mph. It’s …

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Erik Jones Named as Driver of Cup Series No. 18 Starting at Kansas

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It’s official: he’s here. Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday that 18-year-old development driver Erik Jones will drive the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota starting with next weekend’s SpongeBob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway. It has been speculated for weeks that Jones would take over after David Ragan‘s stint in the car. Ragan has been subbing for …

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13 Teams Take Part in Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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13 teams took part in an open test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday after several teams participated in a two-day tire test at the facility on Monday and Tuesday. The 13 teams that participated in the test included Jeff Gordon (Hendrick Motorsports), Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing), Ryan Blaney (Wood Brothers Racing), Clint Bowyer (Michael …

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Michael Waltrip to Race No. 55 Toyota at Talladega

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Michael Waltrip Racing has announced that co-owner Michael Waltrip will race the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in next weekend’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Waltrip drove the season opening Daytona 500 in the No. 55 Toyota and finished in the 26th position. The announcement means that 22-year-old driver Brett Moffitt will be on the …

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