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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Blows Right Rear, Crashes Hard in Phoenix

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On lap 181 of Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. blew a right-rear tire and backed into the turn 2 wall. It came following a similar incident with Sam Hornish Jr. in the very same spot on the track earlier in the race when the No. 9 Ford also lost a …

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Opening-Lap Crash Brings Brian Vickers to Garage at Phoenix

Coming to complete the opening lap of the CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Brian Vickers got turned into the outside wall by the front bumper of Jimmie Johnson. In just his second race back after missing the opening two races of the 2015 Sprint Cup season due to heart surgery back in December, Vickers …

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Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick Pace 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 Saturday Practice Sessions at Phoenix

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The 43 Sprint Cup series teams running at Phoenix International Raceway tomorrow afternoon had two sessions today to prepare for tomorrow’s running of the CampingWorld.com 500. The one constant throughout both practice sessions was that a Stewart-Haas Racing car was leading the pack. Making his first start of the season after having his suspension lifted, Kurt …

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Team Penske Duo Paces 1st 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 Practice at Phoenix

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The Sun was shining down on Phoenix International Raceway Friday afternoon. For Team Penske, the brightness carried a sense of optimism for of this weekend. Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano set the pace for the first practice session of the weekend in preparation for the Campingworld.com 500. Running a time of 25.942 seconds, Logano took his …

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RAB Racing Withdraws from Phoenix to Re-evaluate Cup Program

According to NBC Sports’ NASCAR Talk, RAB Racing with Brack Maggard has decided to withdraw their No. 29 Toyota from this weekend’s CampingWorld.com 500k at Phoenix International Raceway so that they can take an overall look at their Sprint Cup program. As a result, Reed Sorenson will be spending the weekend on the sidelines. RAB …

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Arrest Warrant Issued for NASCAR Team Owner John Cohen

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John Cohen, team owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Team Xtreme Racing, is facing a bench warrant for his arrest in Essex County, N.J., for failing to comply with an order related to a settlement on a civil lawsuit. Cohen, who had his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car stolen from a hotel parking …

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Daytona Announces SAFER Barrier Additions, Other Safety Improvements

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Daytona International Speedway announced Wednesday it will make changes to the track to ensure the safety of competitors. The announcement comes just a few weeks removed from a Speedweeks that made headlines for a handful of vicious crashes, including one in the XFINITY Series’ Alert Florida Today 300 that led to a broken right leg and …

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Kurt Busch Reinstated By NASCAR

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NASCAR announced on Wednesday that Kurt Busch’s indefinite suspension has been lifted. Busch has been suspended since Feb. 20 after allegedly committing an act of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend. Criminal charges were not filed, as announced by the Delaware Attorney General’s office last week. According to a NASCAR press release, Busch “is eligible to return to NASCAR racing …

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NASCAR Issues Penalties Following Las Vegas

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NASCAR announced infractions discovered at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway that involve two teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The violations handed down by the sanctioning body affect the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford, driven by Brad Keselowski and the No. 51 Chevrolet, driven by Justin Allgaier. The No. 51 Sprint Cup Series …

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Testing Concludes at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams participated in a Goodyear tire test on Tuesday afternoon at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The test marks the third of 14 scheduled in 2015. Hendrick Motorsports, Furniture Row Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports and BK Racing were all on-site. According to NBC Sports, the drivers by the organizations were Kasey …

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