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Brian Scott Takes Richard Petty Motorsports Cup Ride for 2016

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Like Chris Buescher before him, Brian Scott is moving up. Scott, formerly a competitor for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, will pilot Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 9 in the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, the team officially announced Friday, Dec. 11. Sponsorship details have not been announced, though the press conference was …

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Chris Buescher Moves to Cup Series with Front Row Motorsports for 2016

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Defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chris Buescher is moving up to the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, but not with the team you might have expected. Buescher, who won the NXS title for Roush Fenway Racing in 2015 in the team’s No. 60, will drive Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 Ford full time in the Sprint …

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Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet Caps Off 2015 Champion’s Week in Las Vegas

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On Friday night, the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season truly came to a close with the annual Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet at the Wynn Las Vegas in Nevada. It was, as usual, a star-studded affair. Honorees and guests were treated to a routine from host Drew Carey, and performances from Sam Hunt, Rachel Platter …

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Quicken Loans Joins Kasey Kahne and Hendrick Motorsports in 2016

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Kasey Kahne and Hendrick Motorsports will have a new partner as they head into the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The team announced that Quicken Loans will sponsor Kahne in three races throughout the season and serve as an associate sponsor for the other 33 points-paying events. The Detroit-based company is no stranger to …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Personnel Changes for 2016

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At Championship Media Day in Florida, Tony Stewart hinted at changes for Stewart-Haas Racing. On Monday, the team made those changes public. The No. 4 team for Kevin Harvick and the No. 41 team for Kurt Busch will remain unchanged.  However, the Nos. 10 and 14 will see new leadership. Michael Bugarewicz has been named the …

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Cup Champ Kyle Busch to Have Offseason Surgery

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From hospital bed to Sprint Cup Champ back to hospital bed. Kyle Busch, just days after winning the Sprint Cup championship by triumphing in the winner-take-all finale at Homestead, announced that he would undergo another set of surgeries to help heal injuries to his left foot and right leg sustained in an Xfinity Series crash …

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Drew Carey to Host 2015 Sprint Cup Awards Banquet

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NASCAR has selected actor and comedian Drew Carey to host the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards banquet in Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Wynn Las Vegas Casino. This year’s banquet will also feature numerous music stars such as Andy Grammer, Sam Hunt, Rachel Platten and Sabrina Carpenter. Carey has been featured …

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Chad Johnston Named 2016 Crew Chief for Kyle Larson

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On Thursday, Tony Stewart made reference to potential changes at Stewart-Haas Racing in the offseason during Championship Media Day. Crew chief Chad Johnston was likely viewed as being at the center of those changes. If that was so, he didn’t take very long to find himself a new home. On Monday, Chip Ganassi Racing with …

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Kyle Busch Captures 2015 Sprint Cup Championship with Homestead Win

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Sweet, sweet victory. Overcoming near-impossible odds through the 2015 NASCAR season, Kyle Busch capped it off with a win in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and his first Sprint Cup Series championship, holding off reigning title holder Kevin Harvick. “I dont know that anybody could have ever dreamed of this year,” Busch said. …

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Joey Logano Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Happy Hour

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On Saturday afternoon, the Sprint Cup Series finally managed to get in a full practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After rains shortened Xfinity Series qualifying to only two rounds, track crews worked hard to get the surface back into racing shape. By 1 p.m., the track was ready to go for 50 minutes of practice. …

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