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John Darby, NASCAR Part Ways

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John Darby and NASCAR are parting ways, NASCAR announced on Wednesday. Darby, who had served as Sprint Cup Series director for 12 seasons, stepped aside from that role in 2014 and oversaw special projects for the sanctioning body. Darby also served as Xfinity Series director from 1999-2001. He said in an interview with ESPN that …

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Entry List: 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

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A week after their first win of 2015, Toyota is putting on their sponsor hat. NASCAR has released the entry list for the April 25 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). There are 45 initial entrants, meaning that two drivers will fail to make the race. Toyota will have nine chances to earn …

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RCR To Appeal NMAP Decision to Final Appeals Officer

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Richard Childress Racing has decided to appeal the reduced P5 penalties issued April 16th by a three-person National Motorsports Appeals panel. Originally Luke Lambert, crew chief of the No. 31 team (as well as James Bender, the team’s tire technician and Phillip Surgen, the team’s race engineer) were to begin serving their six-race penalties starting …

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Matt Kenseth Survives to Win Wild 2015 Food City 500 at Bristol

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On paper, it will be remembered as the longest race in the history of Bristol Motor Speedway. For the fans who stuck around for over nine hours, they will remember the wild wrecks, close racing and a green-flag finish for the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes. Matt Kenseth was the man above …

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Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson Involved in Multi-Car Crash at Bristol

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When the lights turn on, the sparks start flying. Especially in the later stages at Bristol Motor Speedway. While attempting a pass on the lapped car of Jeb Burton, Jimmie Johnson made contact with Burton’s left rear, sparking a multi-car collision into the first turn during Sunday’s Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes. …

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Denny Hamlin Out of Bristol Race With Neck Spasms

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Denny Hamlin will not compete in the No. 11 Toyota following a worsening neck spasm during a long red flag at Bristol Motor Speedway. Erik Jones will substitute, making his first laps in a Sprint Cup Series car. “Something in my neck-to-upper-back around lap 12,” Hamlin said to a television reporter atop his Joe Gibbs …

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Early Bristol Wreck Collects Both Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano

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Things turned sour for Team Penske at Bristol Motor Speedway from the start on Sunday. Completing lap 23 of the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes, Brad Keselowski broke loose off turn 4 while passing the lapped car of Alex Kennedy, collecting Penske teammate Joey Logano in the process. “The car just took …

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Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch Lead Saturday 2015 Food City 500 Practices at Bristol

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Sprint Cup teams had two sessions to dial their cars in for Sunday’s Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer. The two practices were eventful, with drivers running up next the wall, side by side and some getting physical. Kasey Kahne picked up from where he left off in …

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Matt Kenseth Wins 2015 Food City 500 Pole at Bristol

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For the 14th time in his career, Matt Kenseth will lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field to the green flag. Kenseth won the pole award at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 500 with a time of 14.917 on Friday afternoon. Edging out Brad Keselowski by .022 seconds, Kenseth will start from the …

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Reed Sorenson Joining Front Row Motorsports at Richmond

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Reed Sorenson just got a new job, if only for a week. It has been a rather wild start to the season for Front Row Motorsports. Originally scheduled to have two full-time cars with one driving the majority, but not full season, it appears the team is on track to have all three Fords run …

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