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Jeff Gordon Honored with Tour Bus in New York City

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New York City is known for its bright lights and tourism industry. On Tuesday afternoon, a special Gray Line tour bus glowed with images of a NASCAR champion. Positioned just two blocks from the infamous Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the West Side Highway by the Hudson River, a red carpet was rolled out …

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Rainbow Warrior: Classic Jeff Gordon Paint Scheme Returns at Bristol

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Fans spoke, and Axalta listened. Jeff Gordon will pilot a special rainbow paint scheme in the Aug. 22 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Axalta and Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday in New York City. Gordon, a four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, unveiled his rainbow scheme on Axalta’s Twitter account before driving it …

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Money: Fifth Third Bank Partners With Daytona International Speedway

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As Daytona International Speedway’s “Daytona Rising” project nears its completion, the track has added a powerful new partnership. Daytona track officials announced Tuesday that Fifth Third Bank will become the official bank of the 2.5-mile oval. With the deal, Fifth Third will install numerous ATM’s all throughout the new concourse in 2016. “The motorsports industry continues to …

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Entry List: 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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For the first time since Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s 2014 Daytona 500 triumph, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) will race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday night. NASCAR released the entry list for the July 5 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona earlier today (June 29). The preliminary list includes 45 entrants, meaning two will fail …

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Martin Truex Jr. Dumped Into Tire Barriers by David Ragan at Sonoma

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Although Sonoma Raceway is dominated by right-hand turns, it went all wrong for Martin Truex Jr. after contact with David Ragan sent the former Sonoma winner hard into the tire barriers. Shortly after a lap 27 restart, Truex was racing side-by-side with Michael Waltrip Racing’s Ragan and approaching the famed esses on the 2.52-mile circuit. …

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Kyle Busch Claims Comeback Win in 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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Kyle Busch turned a sunny day at Sonoma Raceway into his day of reckoning in the Sprint Cup Series as the 30-year-old – who is only four months removed from suffering a broken leg and foot at Daytona in February – took advantage of a brilliant strategy move late to hold off brother Kurt to …

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AJ Allmendinger Wins 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Pole at Sonoma

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Road-course veteran AJ Allmendinger won the pole in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying at Sonoma Raceway. With a time of 74.385 seconds, Allmendinger scored the first pole for JTG Daugherty Racing, and his first pole since Kansas in April of 2012. Allmendinger’s first attempt at a lap in the first session was disrupted for a …

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Toyotas Top Both 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Practices at Sonoma

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Friday afternoon saw the 44 cars entered in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 take to the 1.99-mile road course to dial their cars in. With more combined practice time than the race is likely to last Sunday, teams had plenty of time to get an idea of where they needed to be. With the long practices, …

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Cargill Beef Returns to Sponsor Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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Sponsorship and driver recognition has always been part of NASCAR. When fans think of Jeff Gordon, longtime sponsorship Dupont immediately comes to mind. Dale Earnhardt was known as the “Man in Black” due to his longtime association with GM Goodwrench, which featured a black scheme. While those relationships are few and far between nowadays there …

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Pit Crew Member Ernest Pierce Indefinitely Suspended by NASCAR

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NASCAR announced Tuesday that Sprint Cup Series pit crew member Ernest Pierce has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy. The violations were discovered on June 17 for violating sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) of the 2015 …

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