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Vince Vaughn Named Daytona 500 Grand Marshal

Dale Earnhardt Jr Daytona 500 2014

Trophies come naturally for HMS, and this year it seems easier than ever.

Actor Vince Vaughn will serve as the grand marshal for the 57th annual Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway. “Last year was an exciting one for NASCAR and I can’t wait to help kick off the 2015 season as the DAYTONA 500 Grand Marshal,” Vaughn said in a press release. “The DAYTONA 500 is …

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Justin Marks to Run Daytona With RAB Racing

Justin Marks Credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Justin Marks will have an opportunity next week to make his Daytona 500 debut at the Daytona International Speedway. Marks will also drive the No. 29 for RAB Racing in the Alert Today Florida 300, a day prior to “The Great American Race.” If he makes the Daytona 500 by finishing position in the Budweiser …

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Reed Sorenson to Attempt Daytona 500 for Team Xtreme Racing

2014 Bristol II CUP Reed Sorenson CIA

Credit: CIA Stock Photography

On Monday, Team Xtreme Racing (formerly Xxxtreme Motorsports) announced the signing of Reed Sorenson to drive the team’s No. 44 Chevrolet at Daytona.  Sponsorship will be provided by Golden Corral in a one-race deal. Team owner Jonathan Cohen is excited to have Sorenson in the fold. “The 44 team has been hard at work over …

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Matt DiBenedetto Joins Growing BK Racing

2014 Cup BK Racing 83 Car Credit Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Add Matt DiBenedetto to the growing list of BK Racing drivers. Following the press conference to announce the acquisition of Jeb Burton by the team, DiBenedetto announced the news through Twitter. He will drive the No. 83 Toyota on a part-time basis, sharing the car with Camping World Truck Series veteran Johnny Sauter. BK Racing …

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UPDATE It’s Official: Jeb Burton to BK Racing in 2015

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UPDATE: BK Racing made the weekend speculation official on Monday when they officially announce the addition of driver Jeb Burton to the team’s 2015 Sprint Cup lineup. Burton, 22, raced the past two seasons in the Camping World Truck Series, most recently with ThorSport. He’ll race BK Racing’s No. 26 for the full 2015 season, …

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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Looking For More

2014 Richmond II CUP Chip Ganassi Felix Sabates CIA

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The 2015 NASCAR season hasn’t even started yet, but Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has already been celebrating. The team won the Rolex 24 at Daytona last weekend with drivers Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan. It was a record sixth Rolex win for Ganassi and Sabates, and it also entered …

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Kevin Harvick Wins Eighth Pole Position of Season at Kansas Speedway

For the eighth time this season, Kevin Harvick will lead the field to the green in this Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. This is Harvick’s third pole in a row at this particular racetrack, posting a speed of 197.621 mph—a new track record. Second-fastest Brian Vickers will line up alongside Harvick, …

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New NASCAR Sprint Cup Road-Course Qualifying Procedure Announced

New Group-Based Format To Bolster Excitement For Sonoma, Watkins Glen DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Apr. 22, 2013) – NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will implement the group-based road course qualifying procedure used in NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Touring Series competition during its road-course events at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International. Under …

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It’s Official: Elliott Sadler Racing Fourth Joe Gibbs Racing Cup Car Part-Time In 2013

MARTINSVILLE COVERAGE See pictures, links and more on our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter as well as Amy Henderson, who’s serving as our at-track reporter this weekend. In the end, Elliott Sadler lost out on substituting for Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Fed Ex Toyota. But the full-time Nationwide Series driver, working for …

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Jimmie Johnson on Martinsville Pole – Mike Bliss DNQs

MARTINSVILLE COVERAGE See pictures, links and more on our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter as well as Amy Henderson, who’s serving as our at-track reporter this weekend. Sprint Cup qualifying ended just a little while ago at Martinsville Speedway. Jimmie Johnson will start on the pole. With 44 cars attempting to miss the field, …

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