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NASCAR Changes Lug Nut Policy Amidst Controversy

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Five days after fining Tony Stewart $35,000 for comments made about NASCAR’s lug nut policy — or the lack there of — NASCAR has announced a series of mandates for pit stops. NASCAR will begin policing teams this coming weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, as pit crews will be forced to put on and tighten all …

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Ben Kennedy Set to Join GMS Racing for 10 Truck Series Contests

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After a few days of uncertainty, Ben Kennedy has landed a new job. Kennedy, 24, started the year out with Red Horse Racing, but was signed for only a three-race deal. However, the great-grandson of Bill France, the founder of NASCAR, will be joining GMS Racing for 10 Camping World Truck Series contests in 2016. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Alon Day Looks to Become the First Israeli NASCAR Driver

(Photo: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series)

As the water from the Mediterranean Sea slowly washes onto the shore on one of Israel’s most well-known areas, there is a sense of calm in the air. The palm trees sway as a light breeze reaches land. If you didn’t know any better, you would think you were in the Caribbean or Miami. On a …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Does Religion Belong in NASCAR?

NASCAR appears to be making noise quite often this year, and perhaps not in a good way. Sparking controversy first over Brian France endorsing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the critics have moved onto NASCAR’s stereotypes, all of which were out in abundance at Texas Motor Speedway. How? Look no further than the race name. The …

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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. to Run Darrell Waltrip Tribute Scheme at Darlington

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It has been 41 years since NASCAR Hall of Fame member and current Fox Sports commentator Darrell Waltrip first pulled into Victory Lane. Honoring the three-time Cup Series champion, Waltrip’s paint scheme for his first victory in 1975 at Nashville will be featured as part of the throwback theme for this year’s Southern 500 at …

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Pace Laps: Tough Luck for Martin Truex, Jr. at Texas, Timmy Solomito Wins in Whelen Modified Tour Opener and XFINITY Series Short Tracks

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Sprint Cup: Everything’s Tougher in Texas for Truex, Jr. –  Several moments throughout the 500-miler Saturday night made it seem like Martin Truex, Jr. was nearly untouchable out front. With the exception of Carl Edwards, who later suffered a loose wheel and fell off the lead lap, Truex was the only driver to be able to …

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Bobby Pierce Set for Truck Series Return with MB Motorsports

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Less than a year after taking the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series by storm at Eldora Speedway, Bobby Pierce is set to return to the sport’s third-tier division. After winning the pole for the MudSummer Classic at the half-mile dirt track, Pierce finished runner-up to fellow dirt tracker, Christopher Bell. The strong showing earned him …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Martinsville Better than Bristol?

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has gone through major changes over the years. Tracks have changed. Drivers have swapped rides and retired. Even the point system has gone through several revisions. Over time, certain tracks have become more competitive, while, others, which once were considered the premier stages of the sport, are now in the middle …

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