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Kurt Busch Fastest in 1st 2015 Auto Club 400 Practice at Fontana

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After a solid run in his return to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition, Kurt Busch has carried momentum into Fontana. Leading the way in the first practice of the weekend, the No. 41 car set the pace early in the session at 38.556 seconds. Busch’s pace was nearly three tenths of a second faster than Denny …

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Chris Buescher Will Make Cup Debut at Auto Club for Front Row Motorsports

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For the first time in his young career, Chris Buescher will be performing double duty. With Brian Vickers sitting out this weekend (and likely more), Brett Moffitt has been named driver of the No. 55 car for Michael Waltrip Racing, which has left an opening at Front Row Motorsports – an opening Buescher will fill. …

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Brian Vickers’s Blood Clots Are Back, Brett Moffitt Subbing at Fontana

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It’s another tough go-round for Brian Vickers. The 31-year-old driver for Michael Waltrip Racing has experienced a recurrence of blood clots, which will keep him out of NASCAR competition starting at Auto Club Speedway. Vickers, who missed the first two races of the season following surgery to repair a tear in his atrium over the offseason, …

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Talladega Superspeedway to Add New SAFER Barriers

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Talladega Superspeedway announced on Thursday that they will be adding additional SAFER barriers at the 2.66-mile tri-oval ahead of the spring NASCAR weekend at the beginning of May.  According to Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch, the new SAFER Barriers will be located on the inside of turns 1 and 3, in addition to at the …

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NASCAR Unveils 2015 Sprint Fan Vote, Makes Sprint All-Race Eligibility Rule Change


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On Thursday, NASCAR unveiled the 2015 Sprint Fan Vote, where race fans can vote a driver who otherwise would not have qualified into the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For 2015, the rules are similar, but a little different. As in past years, fans can vote by either going to NASCAR’s special website …

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Premium Motorsports Withdraws No. 66 from Fontana, Will Only Return with Sponsorship


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)‘s Lee Spencer reported on Wednesday that Premium Motorsports has withdrawn the No. 66 entry from this weekend’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. The reasoning for the withdrawal can be traced directly to funding. “The No. 66 is not a sponsored team,” team owner Jay Robinson told Spencer on Wednesday. “And if you’re …

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Michael Waltrip Racing Responds to Lawsuit by Former Employee

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Michael Waltrip Racing is being sued by a former employee with allegations of wrongfully terminating his contract, a suit filed in January. Brandon Hopkins, who served as a tire changer for MWR’s No. 15 car, is suing the team for unspecified damages. Hopkins was a pit crew member for Clint Bowyer’s car during the first part …

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Team Penske Named Finalist as Sports Team of the Year

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Team Penske Racing has been named as a finalist for the Sports Team of the Year award by The Sports Business Journal. Team Penske is the only racing team going for the category this year. Other finalists in the running for the award include: the Charlotte Hornets, Las Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, Seattle Seahawks …

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Kevin Harvick Lives up to Hype, Wins at Phoenix for 7th Time

Kevin Harvick is undoubtedly the strongest man in NASCAR today, especially at Phoenix International Raceway. Let’s see here: a defending Sprint Cup championship, back-to-back wins in the 2015 season, four consecutive at Phoenix, seven straight finishes of second or better to join his seventh career win at Phoenix along with becoming to first driver to …

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