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Kyle Larson Released from Hospital; Still Waiting on Approval to Race

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On Tuesday, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced that Kyle Larson was released from a Charlotte-area hospital on Monday night. The sophomore driver spent two days in the hospital after fainting during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The hospital stay forced Larson to miss the STP 500 on Sunday. According …

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Crew Chief Luke Lambert Suspended By NASCAR Following Tire Violation

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The No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team has been penalized by NASCAR for a violation discovered during a post-event tire audit following the Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway. NASCAR announced the team will be issued a P5 level penalty for violating: 12.1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing 20.16: Wheels and …

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Drivers Prevail: NASCAR Changes Qualifying Format for Daytona, Talladega

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Drivers spoke and NASCAR listened. NASCAR will no longer allow multiple cars to run together during qualifying at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, series officials announced today. The format change comes less than two months after drivers criticized the group qualifying format following trials for the Feb. 22 Daytona 500. After being involved in …

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Denny Hamlin Wins 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

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Joe Gibbs Racing is having a great year, but Toyota needs two successful teams to compete with Chevrolet and Ford. (Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

It had been over a year since Toyota won on a non-restrictor plate track but on Sunday Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team ended that drought when he won the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. It’s Hamlin’s first win of the season and the 25th of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series …

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Kyle Larson Out of 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville, Regan Smith to Sub

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Kyle Larson will miss Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Larson fainted during an autograph session on Saturday (March 28) and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. From there Larson then flew to Charlotte to be further evaluated. The driver of the No. 42 arrived there late Saturday evening and it was concluded …

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Kyle Larson Faints in Martinsville, Awaiting Final Evaluation from Neurologist

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Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing, was taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital on Saturday afternoon after fainting during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway, according to FOX Sports’ Alan Cavanna. Larson was awake and alert on the way to the hospital. Late Saturday night, the team released this statement: …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in Final 2015 STP 500 Practice at Martinsville

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Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kurt Busch was fastest in the final 50-minute practice session for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Busch, the defending winner of the race, ended the session with a fast time of 19.502 seconds. Runner up in this race one year ago, Jimmie Johnson was second in practice with a 19.560-second lap time. …

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Denny Hamlin Fastest in Morning 2015 STP 500 Practice at Martinsville

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Four-time Martinsville Speedway winner Denny Hamlin topped the opening Saturday practice (19.499 sec.) for Sprint Cup team at Martinsville Speedway for this weekends STP 500. Hamlin was one of two Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in the fast five, with Carl Edwards completing the session in fifth. Hendrick Motorsports, the dominant team at Martinsville as of …

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Joey Logano Claims 2nd Pole of 2015 at Martinsville

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No matter the type of track, Team Penske keeps finding ways to shine. A week after teammate Brad Keselowski’s win at Auto Club Speedway, Joey Logano ran a 19.232-second lap to claim the pole for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Logano’s second pole of the season. Following Logano was Richard Childress Racing’s Ryan Newman, …

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Ryan Newman Tops Rain-Delayed 2015 STP 500 Practice at Martinsville

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While one Richard Childress Racing teammate struggled, the other was the quickest on the track. Ryan Newman ran a lap time of 19.355 seconds to top the charts for the Sprint Cup Series’ lone Friday practice session. He was joined by RCR affiliates AJ Allmendinger and Martin Truex Jr. in second and fifth, along with Hendrick Motorsports …

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