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NASCAR to Expand Bandwidth to Expedite Penalty Explanations

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NASCAR.com’s Kenny Bruce reported on Tuesday that starting this weekend in Texas, technology will be available that will allow the sanctioning body to quickly send videos of pit infractions directly to the pit boxes in the Sprint Cup Series. Such a move would allow teams to be able to figure out their mistakes more quickly. …

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Richard Childress Racing to Appeal Penalty to Ryan Newman’s Team

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Richard Childress Racing announced Thursday it has appealed the penalties against the No. 31 RCR Chevrolet. NASCAR determined tires taken from the No. 31 car failed an independent inspection, resulting in one of the more serious penalties ever assessed by the sport. NASCAR announced earlier this week that the team’s crew chief, Luke Lambert, was suspended …

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Rusty Wallace to Compete at 2015 X-Games

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Rusty Wallace Inc. has announced that 55-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Rusty Wallace will drive in the Off-Road Truck Racing event at X-Games Austin. “I may be retired from driving but that doesn’t mean I don’t have the itch to get back behind the wheel,” Wallace said. “I love to compete, plus the X-Games …

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Kyle Larson Cleared to Race, Will Drive at Texas

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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has announced that 22-year-old Kyle Larson is cleared to race and will compete in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway April 11. The team released the following statement: “Following a thorough review of all the test results by his attending physicians and in conjunction with the medical …

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Texas Motor Speedway Adding Temporary Tire Packs

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Add Texas Motor Speedway to the list of tracks that have re-evaluated the safety of their facilities in the wake of Kyle Busch‘s Xfinity Series wreck at Daytona International Speedway in February. With the help of consultants and engineers assigned by NASCAR, the recommendation came that Texas should add around 244 feet of tire packs in …

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Brett Moffitt to Continue in No. 55 at Texas

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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Wednesday that Brett Moffitt will again drive the No. 55 Toyota at next weekend’s event at Texas Motor Speedway. Moffitt was originally scheduled to be a one-race replacement for Brian Vickers in the No. 55 as Vickers recovered from off-season heart surgery. Moffitt scored an eighth-place finish at Atlanta, turning heads …

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Kyle Larson Released from Hospital; Still Waiting on Approval to Race

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On Tuesday, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced that Kyle Larson was released from a Charlotte-area hospital on Monday night. The sophomore driver spent two days in the hospital after fainting during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The hospital stay forced Larson to miss the STP 500 on Sunday. According …

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Crew Chief Luke Lambert Suspended By NASCAR Following Tire Violation

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The No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team has been penalized by NASCAR for a violation discovered during a post-event tire audit following the Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway. NASCAR announced the team will be issued a P5 level penalty for violating: 12.1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing 20.16: Wheels and …

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Drivers Prevail: NASCAR Changes Qualifying Format for Daytona, Talladega

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Drivers spoke and NASCAR listened. NASCAR will no longer allow multiple cars to run together during qualifying at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, series officials announced today. The format change comes less than two months after drivers criticized the group qualifying format following trials for the Feb. 22 Daytona 500. After being involved in …

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