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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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Chicagoland Speedway and Groupon to Offer Fans “NASCAR Fantasy Camp” Package

The Chicagoland Speedway and Groupon will give fans a unique opportunity to experience a NASCAR weekend like no other. The track announced an exciting package early Tuesday morning called NASCAR Fantasy Camp, which will be available for the opening Chase for the Sprint Cup weekend in September. “NASCAR fans are extremely passionate and our partnership …

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Entry List: 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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For the first time in 2015, the stars of NASCAR are preparing to turn both left and right. NASCAR released the entry list for the June 28 Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway earlier today (June 22). The list contains 44 entrants, meaning one driver will fail to make Sunday’s race. While …

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Microsoft Becomes Official Technology Partner of NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports

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NASCAR has gained a powerful new partnership. Microsoft, a global leader in technology and innovation, has come to terms on new, multi-year agreements to become an Official Technology Partner of NASCAR. They’ll also become a major technology partner of 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports. As part of the agreements, both NASCAR and …

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Justin Marks To Drive for Front Row Motorsports at Sonoma

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Usually when NASCAR visits a road course, there are always a few new faces that come and drive in the series, drivers from different backgrounds of racing that are much more familiar with road courses than the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and that could help a team in needs of a good finish. Next …

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Busted: NASCAR Issues Warnings To 4 Teams After Michigan

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Written warnings are a new phenomenon in NASCAR in 2015. Four written warnings were issued by NASCAR following the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, raising the total amount of warnings issues since the April 19 race at Bristol Motor Speedway to 44. Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s No. 88 team was given a warning for …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Amy Reimann Engaged in Germany

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann are using one of the few off weekends in the Sprint Cup Series to visit Germany and do a bit of Earnhardt genealogy research, among other things. Early Wednesday afternoon, the pair got engaged, and Reimann posted a photo of the couple beaming and featuring her engagement …

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NASCAR Announces Separate Rules Package for Kentucky

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When NASCAR hits Kentucky Speedway next month for the Sprint Cup Series race July 11, things will be just a little different. Today (June 16), NASCAR announced a new rules package on Tuesday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Sparta, Ky., speedway. NASCAR’s Steve O’Donnell made the announcement on a teleconference. The …

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David Spade to Give Command for Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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David Spade will have a very unique opportunity at Daytona International Speedway July 5. Spade, a comedian, writer and actor, will give the command to fire engines just prior to the Coke Zero 400 at the 2.5-mile oval in Daytona Beach, Fla. The opportunity is to promote the upcoming movie, Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, …

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