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Change Has Come for NASCAR’s Next Generation

Kyle Lardon leads a pack of cars during the 2015 Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire International Speedway

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Change is occurring rapidly in the world of stock car racing. The newest breed of racers has kids racing late models before they are even in high school. With plenty of paths to success, many young racers find themselves trying to be like Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart, two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions who …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Hisense 200 at Dover

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The rain played some games with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. High winds amidst a wet track highlight the Hisense 200. But when it was all said and done, Regan Smith went to Victory Lane for the second time this year. Taking advantage of a red flag due to rain …

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Justin Allgaier’s Future Uncertain with HScott Motorsports

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Sitting amidst the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage Saturday afternoon at Dover International Speedway, Justin Allgaier was the final driver to leave his team following an abbreviated practice session, something common for the HScott Motorsports sophomore. However, it was not a normal Saturday practice for Allgaier, and it was not because of the wild weather …

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Clint Bowyer Officially Joins HScott Motorsports in 2016

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The next piece in Clint Bowyer‘s puzzle has been solved. The speculation turned into reality early Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Bowyer, 36, will join HScott Motorsports in 2016 with 5-Hour Energy joining him as the primary sponsor. The announcement comes a mere two days following Stewart-Haas Racing’s press conference to announce Bowyer as …

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Elliott Sadler Will Join JR Motorsports in 2016

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One piece of the JR Motorsports roster is officially set for 2016. Veteran Elliott Sadler and long-time sponsor OneMain Financial will join the multi-car team next year, competing for a championship in one of the team’s full-time vehicles. Team co-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Sadler broke the announcement on Friday morning, just moments before an official press …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Taking a Look at Tony Stewart’s Brief Xfinity Series Stint

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The Tony Stewart era in NASCAR is coming to a close. One of the sport’s most intimidating drivers is hanging up his helmet at the end of next season and his illustrious career is one that few can compare to. In January, I had the opportunity to meet Stewart at Media Week in Charlotte. His …

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Beyond the Cockpit: A Multi-Year Deal Provides Alex Bowman Stability

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While scrolling through your Twitter feed, you might catch the eye of a few young racers. Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing, is one of the many young men that have increased their presence in the world of social media. The easy-going Bowman can be seen smiling throughout the …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick Throws It All Away, Others Redeem Themselves

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Sprint Cup Series: Harvick’s Horror Story – New Hampshire Motor Speedway won’t be remembered so much for who won as who lost. Sure, Matt Kenseth continued a hot streak for Joe Gibbs Racing but we knew he was in solid position to make the next round of NASCAR’s Chase playoff anyway. Most of the racing up front …

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Ryan Preece Preparing for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut at New Hampshire

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The clock is ticking, and the opportunity for Ryan Preece to race in NASCAR’s premier division is rapidly approaching. After making a bet with longtime friend and team owner Tommy Baldwin, the 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion is about to knock another item off his bucket list. Come Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Preece …

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Pace Laps: Xfinity Frustration, Historic Finals, F1 Changeup & More

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Sprint Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Joins In on JGR Dominance – Joe Gibbs Racing has been on a surge since the beginning of the summer, rattling off eight wins in the 11 races leading up to the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kyle Busch claimed four victories, Matt Kenseth reeled off three wins, and Carl …

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