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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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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

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

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Motorsport.com‘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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