Race Weekend Central

Erik Jones Named as Driver of Cup Series No. 18 Starting at Kansas

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It’s official: he’s here. Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday that 18-year-old development driver Erik Jones will drive the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota starting with next weekend’s SpongeBob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway. It has been speculated for weeks that Jones would take over after David Ragan‘s stint in the car. Ragan has been subbing for …

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13 Teams Take Part in Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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13 teams took part in an open test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday after several teams participated in a two-day tire test at the facility on Monday and Tuesday. The 13 teams that participated in the test included Jeff Gordon (Hendrick Motorsports), Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing), Ryan Blaney (Wood Brothers Racing), Clint Bowyer (Michael …

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Ty Dillon to Race No. 33 Cup Entry at Michigan in June

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Richard Childress Racing announced on Tuesday that they, in conjunction with Circle Sport Racing, will be fielding an entry for Ty Dillon in the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway in June. Dillon will drive Circle Sport’s No. 33 Chevrolet, which will be sponsored by Pfizer Inc. product Nexium 24HR, an OTC heartburn medication. …

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Brett Moffitt Returns to the Cup Series No. 34 at Kansas

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The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday morning that Brett Moffitt confirmed via text message that he will return to its No. 34 Ford in the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway next week. The move comes after Moffitt’s current Michael Waltrip Racing team signed David Ragan on Tuesday to race the No. 55 Toyota for the rest of the …

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GoDaddy Leaving Danica Patrick, NASCAR After 2015

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Danica Patrick is in the market for a new primary sponsor next season after current primary sponsor GoDaddy’s intentions of leaving the sport were announced in USA Today. Patrick, who races the No. 10 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, is in a contract year. Speculation was that she needed to pick up her performance in order …

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Fraternal Order of Eagles Expands Partnership with HScott Motorsports

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On Tuesday, HScott Motorsports announced an expansion of their relationship with the Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E). The F.O.E. will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 51 Chevrolet SS driven by Justin Allgaier in two races this season. The first of those will be the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway in May. …

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It’s Official: David Ragan to Michael Waltrip Racing for Remainder of 2015

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Last week, it was reported that David Ragan will move to Michael Waltrip Racing beginning next weekend at Kansas Speedway to make room for Erik Jones at Joe Gibbs Racing. This morning, MWR made it official, announcing Ragan will pilot the No. 55 Toyota for the remainder of the 2015 season. “The only way I …

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Entry List: 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega

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NASCAR’s first shot at the new restrictor-plate qualifying format will include two drivers going home. The entry list for the May 3 GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was released on Monday (April 27). The list includes 45 entrants, meaning that two drivers will fail to make Sunday’s feature. The Wood Brothers will look to return …

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Kurt Busch Closes the Deal at Richmond, Wins 1st Race of 2015

Kurt Busch is back and perhaps better than ever. For the 26th time in his Sprint Cup Series career and second at Richmond International Raceway, Busch drove to Victory Lane for the Toyota Owners 400, snapping a 35-race winless drought. “It’s an incredible feeling,” Busch told FOX in Victory Lane. “It’s a total team effort …

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Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 Postponed to Sunday

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For the second weekend in a row, rain mars the Sprint Cup Series weekend. Like many expected, the Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway has been postponed due to persistent rains throughout the day. Originally scheduled to take place Saturday evening at 7 p.m. ET, the ninth race of the Sprint …

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