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Maxwell House, Michael Waltrip Racing Announce 6-Race Partnership

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Michael Waltrip Racing and Maxwell House announced a six-race partnership at Texas Motor Speedway this morning. The sponsorship begins with the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway August 2, and the Maxwell House colors will adorn Clint Bowyer‘s No. 15 Toyota at Watkins Glen, Martinsville and Texas Motor Speedway. “Maxwell House is a well-respected brand and …

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Carl Edwards, STANLEY Unveil Special Paint Scheme for Texas

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Carl Edwards and STANLEY got together with the Ace Hardware Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network this morning to unveil a special paint scheme for the No. 19 Toyota for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The scheme, which features the names of children – one from each state – that are …

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NASCAR Announces 2015 All-Star Race Rules Package


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NASCAR announced on Wednesday the format for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race to be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16th. Headlining the announcement was an increase in the lap count, jumping from 90 to 110 by increasing each of the first four segments by five laps. The final segment will once again …

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NASCAR to Expand Bandwidth to Expedite Penalty Explanations


Credit: NASCAR’s Kenny Bruce reported on Tuesday that starting this weekend in Texas, technology will be available that will allow the sanctioning body to quickly send videos of pit infractions directly to the pit boxes in the Sprint Cup Series. Such a move would allow teams to be able to figure out their mistakes more quickly. …

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Richard Childress Racing to Appeal Penalty to Ryan Newman’s Team

2015 Martinsville I CUP Ryan Newman car credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Richard Childress Racing announced Thursday it has appealed the penalties against the No. 31 RCR Chevrolet. NASCAR determined tires taken from the No. 31 car failed an independent inspection, resulting in one of the more serious penalties ever assessed by the sport. NASCAR announced earlier this week that the team’s crew chief, Luke Lambert, was suspended …

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Rusty Wallace to Compete at 2015 X-Games

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Rusty Wallace Inc. has announced that 55-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Rusty Wallace will drive in the Off-Road Truck Racing event at X-Games Austin. “I may be retired from driving but that doesn’t mean I don’t have the itch to get back behind the wheel,” Wallace said. “I love to compete, plus the X-Games …

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Kyle Larson Cleared to Race, Will Drive at Texas

2015 Martinsville I CUP Kyle Larson car credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has announced that 22-year-old Kyle Larson is cleared to race and will compete in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway April 11. The team released the following statement: “Following a thorough review of all the test results by his attending physicians and in conjunction with the medical …

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Texas Motor Speedway Adding Temporary Tire Packs

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(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

Add Texas Motor Speedway to the list of tracks that have re-evaluated the safety of their facilities in the wake of Kyle Busch‘s Xfinity Series wreck at Daytona International Speedway in February. With the help of consultants and engineers assigned by NASCAR, the recommendation came that Texas should add around 244 feet of tire packs in …

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Brett Moffitt to Continue in No. 55 at Texas

2015 Martinsville I CUP Brett Moffitt car credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Wednesday that Brett Moffitt will again drive the No. 55 Toyota at next weekend’s event at Texas Motor Speedway. Moffitt was originally scheduled to be a one-race replacement for Brian Vickers in the No. 55 as Vickers recovered from off-season heart surgery. Moffitt scored an eighth-place finish at Atlanta, turning heads …

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