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Joe Gibbs Racing Prepping for the Future with Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez

Coming off of a championship-winning season with Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing has an obvious goal: to win another title. However, building for the future, even with secure funding for each of its four drivers for multiple seasons, has become the objective. Adding a plethora of drivers to its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR …

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David Ragan, Matt DiBenedetto to Drive for BK Racing in 2016

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Following his first full-time season in NASCAR’s premier division, Matt DiBenedetto will be back with BK Racing in 2016. Returning to the wheel of the No. 83 Toyota Camry, the 24-year-old will be paired with crew chief Gene Nead, who sat atop the pit box for DiBenedetto for eight races last year. Along with the …

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Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson Discuss Possible Indianapolis 500 Runs

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By Zach Catanzareti & Joseph Wolkin Each spring, the question lingers in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and IndyCar Series garages: Who, if any, will attempt the double? The double, of course, refers to the two-races-in-one-day spectacle that sees a driver run the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Ind., followed by the Coca-Cola …

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Richard Petty Motorsports Scales Back XFINITY Series Team

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As expected, Richard Petty Motorsports will be scaling back its NASCAR XFINITY Series team in 2016. After declining to re-sign Dakoda Armstrong to pilot the No. 43 Ford, the organization will not run a full-time car in the sport’s second-tier division. Instead, RPM will continue its alliance with Biagi-DenBeste Racing, which has aligned with Roush …

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Richard Petty Motorsports Adds Partners to Brian Scott’s Re-branded No. 44 Team

After re-branding Richard Petty Motorsports’ second team — swapping numbers from the No. 9 to the No. 44 — the organization announced an expanded sponsorship package for Brian Scott. The organization, which had a plethora of sponsors on Sam Hornish, Jr.’s car in 2015, will have two companies as the primary sponsor for Scott’s ride …

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No Cup Plans Yet for Erik Jones in 2016

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Being set to contend for a NASCAR XFINITY Series title in 2016, reigning Camping World Truck Series champion Erik Jones plans on having a year less chaotic than 2015. After running full-time in the Truck Series, the two-time XFINITY Series winner will be piloting the No. 20 Toyota. Last year, Jones made a splash in …

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Camping World Truck Series Adds Caution Clock, XFINITY Series Introduces Select Heat Races

Kyle Busch edges ahead of Ryan Blaney in the 2015 Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway

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Racing will be quite different in the Camping World Truck Series come the 2016 season, with NASCAR introducing the creation of a caution clock for the sport’s third-tier division. The clock, which will be present at all races with the exception of Eldora Speedway, will be set in 20-minute intervals. Beginning at the wave of …

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NASCAR Adds Chase to XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series

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As NASCAR looks to entice the younger demographic, the sanctioning body has announced the addition of a playoff format in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series. The format, similar to the newest version of the Chase for the Sprint Cup adapted into NASCAR’s premier division in 2014, will be implemented for the 2016 season. …

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Eyes on XFINITY: A Chase Format in the XFINITY Series? Huh?

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Rumor has it, the folks at NASCAR are contemplating changes for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Let’s face it, can you blame the sanctioning body? After another long year with countless headlines featuring Sprint Cup Series drivers leading nearly every lap of a race throughout the majority of the season, fans are irritated, especially the younger …

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NTS Motorsports ‘100% Committed’ to 2016 Truck Series Return

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Following a Facebook post from crew chief Ryan McKinney about the immediate suspension of operations for NTS Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series program, the organization has confirmed it will continue to compete in 2016. In an interview with Brennan Newberry, son of team owner Bob Newberry, he tells Frontstretch that while the organization’s future …

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