Race Weekend Central

Denny Hamlin Sweeps Poles at Bristol

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Denny Hamlin has the feel for Bristol, at least for this weekend, when it comes to qualifying. Just two hours after securing the best starting spot for the Xfinity Series race, Hamlin went back out onto the high-banked half-mile of Bristol Motor Speedway and scored the pole for the Cup Series race. Hamlin bested his …

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Kyle Busch Tops Final 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race Practice at Bristol

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Kyle Busch continued his hot streak on Friday, winning the final Sprint Cup practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway in advance of Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race. Busch’s lap of 131.146 mph was good enough to put him in the top three in both practice sessions Friday. David Ragan (130.646) placed second. The rest of …

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JTG Daugherty Racing Extends Sponsorship Deal With Bush’s Beans

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Bush’s Beans will continue as a primary sponsor for the No. 47 of JTG Daugherty Racing and driver AJ Allmendinger, Allmendinger announced Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The team and sponsor have inked a multi-year deal. “They have been with the company for over a decade, said Allmendinger.  “It’s one of the best sponsors that …

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Charlotte Motor Speedway Announces Jeff’s Last Ride Tribute

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Tracks have been saluting Jeff Gordon all year as the four-time champion and legend of the sport competes in his final races this season. On Friday, Charlotte Motor Speedway announced their tribute to Gordon. The “Jeff’s Last Ride” Super Fan ticket package is available in limited quantities for fans attending the Bank of America 500 …

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Clint Bowyer, Rob Kauffman Share Information About Separation from MWR

Clint bowyer on track during practice at Martinsville Speedway

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Clint Bowyer and Rob Kauffman stopped by the media center at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday morning to discuss the decision to both part ways and to leave Michael Waltrip Racing. Bowyer’s comments were predominantly focused on the members of his No. 15 team and explaining his reasoning as quickly as humanly possible. In contrast, Kauffman’s …

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Michael Waltrip Racing to Shut Its Doors After 2015 Season

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A day after NASCAR welcomed a new sponsor into the fold, they woke to the loss of a full-time team. Michael Waltrip Racing announced Wednesday that it and driver Clint Bowyer have agreed to separate at the end of the 2015 season. The move comes weeks after MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman announced he was pursuing a …

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Blue-Emu Joins Richard Petty Motorsports and Sam Hornish Jr. at Bristol

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Richard Petty Motorsports and Sam Hornish Jr. will carry a new primary sponsorship on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Blue-Emu, a company based in Bristol, will join the racing team this weekend. The company is no stranger to the racing team as they have served as an associate sponsor in the past. “The relationship we …

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CashCash Joins Front Row Motorsports, David Gilliland at Bristol

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There will be a new sponsor appearing on the side of the No. 38 Ford driven by David Gilliland this weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway in the IRWIN Tools Night Race on Saturday. CashCash, a short-term lender, will have its logo featured on the side of a NASCAR stock car for the very first …

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Danica Patrick and Stewart-Haas Racing Announce Nature’s Bakery for 2016

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Welcome a new sponsor to the sport today. This morning, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Nature’s Bakery will join the organization to back Danica Patrick in 2016, replacing the outgoing GoDaddy. The company will adorn the No. 10 Chevrolet as primary sponsor for 28 races in 2016 as a part of a multi-year partnership. “It’s an honor …

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Entry List: 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

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With the Chase for the Sprint Cup approaching, a wild night in Bristol could be the last chance for some teams to earn a playoff-clinching win. NASCAR released the entry list for the Aug. 22 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The list includes 46 drivers, meaning three will fail to make Saturday’s …

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