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Team Xtreme Racing Withdraws From Martinsville, Worker Reports Unpaid Work on Reddit

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The problems for Team Xtreme Racing extend beyond the owner. A worker for the team, which competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the No. 44 Chevrolet, took to Reddit to accuse team owner John Cohen of going two weeks without paying his employees’ salaries. Using the name Daegoba, the worker indicated that this problem is not …

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NASCAR Issues Penalties for Auto Club Infractions


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The No. 33 Circle Sport Sprint Cup team and crew members from the No. 8 Xfinity Series team have been penalized for infractions taking place during this past weekend’s events at Auto Club Speedway. According to NASCAR, the No. 33 Chevrolet SS driven by Brian Scott in the Sprint Cup Series was found to have …

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J.D. Gibbs Undergoing Treatment for Impairment of Brain Function

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Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday that the company’s president, JD Gibbs, is undergoing treatment for “symptoms impacting areas of brain function.” The announcement comes after Gibbs underwent a series of tests administered after the onset of speech and processing issues. According to the JGR press release, “Gibbs’s doctors believe the complications he has experienced were …

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Qualifying Round 1 Lengthened, While Plate Format Could Change Again?


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On Tuesday, NASCAR sent a bulletin to teams indicating that the length of the first round in group qualifying will be extended from 15 to 20 minutes at short and intermediate tracks, starting this Friday in Martinsville. The move is designed to make it easier for teams (especially at short tracks) to be able to …

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Entry List: 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville


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Jeff Gordon‘s successor is about to see his first Sprint Cup Series action. NASCAR released the entry list for the March 29 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway earlier today (March 23). The first short track race of the season will have 46 entrants, meaning that three teams will fail to qualify for Sunday’s race. 2014 …

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Brian Vickers Out 3 Months Minimum (Update: Brett Moffitt Subbing at Martinsville)

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Update: Brett Moffitt will fill in for Brian Vickers yet again this weekend at Martinsville Speedway as Moffitt recovers from blood clots. Chris Buescher will again pilot Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 in Moffitt’s place. On Sunday afternoon, Vickers appeared on FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR RaceDay to set the record straight about his latest medical setback. …

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Brad Keselowski Victorious in 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana After Wild Finish

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When the smoke finally settled on the hot surface of Auto Club Speedway, Brad Keselowski was the man standing in Victory Lane for the first time in 2015 and the 17th time in his Sprint Cup Series career. Winning the Auto Club 400 in front of a sold-out crowd, Keselowski punches his ticket to the …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in Both 2015 Auto Club 400 Practices at Fontana

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So far, Kurt Busch has won everything this weekend in the Sprint Cup Series. He won opening practice yesterday for tomorrow’s Auto Club 400. Won the pole for the race Friday evening. Today, he was fastest in both of the practice sessions the Sprint Cup teams had to prepare their cars for tomorrow. Busch’s time …

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Kurt Busch Wins Pole for 2015 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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Kurt Busch was fastest all day Friday at Auto Club Speedway and he proved it by winning the pole for Sunday’s race with a lap of 185.142 mph. This is Busch’s second race back from being suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for domestic abuse allegations involving his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll. Busch’s teammate, and winner of the …

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