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Team Penske Adds Avaya as Primary Sponsor in NASCAR and Verizon IndyCar Series

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Team Penske will welcome another company as a primary sponsor starting at Kansas Speedway with Brad Keselowski. Avaya, a provider of customer and team engagement services, will have its red and white colors featured on the No. 2 Ford in a one-race deal. Moreover, after creating a partnership with Hewlett-Packard (HP), Team Penske has also announced …

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Kroger Signs Multi-Year Extension with JTG Daugherty Racing and AJ Allmendinger

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The No. 47 Chevrolet will feature a fresh coat of paint starting this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Kroger, which has sponsored the team during the Daytona 500 for six years, has signed a multi-year deal to be the primary sponsor of AJ Allmendinger‘s car in at least 24 races. Last year, JTG Daugherty Racing qualified …

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Friday Faceoff: Tempers, Mergers, Surprises & Waivers

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Tony Stewart was none too pleased with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the two tangled late in the race, leaving Stewart to settle for a 41st-place finish and his third DNF this season. Meanwhile, Earnhardt denied any responsibility for the wreck. Who was right, and will any tensions arise between the two on track later this …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Dakoda Armstrong Optimistic About Future with Richard Petty Motorsports

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Every weekend, Dakoda Armstrong straps on his helmet and steps into his green, white and black No. 43 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports. Geared up to race for NASCAR’s all-time wins leader, Richard Petty, the young man understands that each week is a hefty learning experienced in the sport’s second-tier division. Signing with Richard Petty …

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Pace Laps: A 2nd Chance to Make a 1st Impression, Ending a Dry Spell

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Sprint Cup Series: We all need a second chance sometimes – For 19-year-old Chase Elliott, Sunday afternoon at Richmond International raceway was his second-career Sprint Cup Series start – the first he will like to remember after a troublesome Martinsville debut in March. Advancing to Round 2 of Coors Light qualifying on Friday afternoon, Elliott …

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Denny Hamlin Wins Pole for the 2015 ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond

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It’s a Denny Hamlin kind of weekend at his hometown track. Pacing the lone practice of the day for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the 34-year-old was set to take his No. 20 Toyota to the front at Richmond International Raceway – and that he did. Hamlin was the quickest driver in each of the three qualifying rounds …

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Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne Fastest in 2015 Toyota Owners 400 Practices at Richmond

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After the Team Penske cars dominated at Richmond International Raceway in 2014, the duo has continued to pace the field. Brad Keselowski was the quickest car during Friday’s first practice session, with a time of 21.414 seconds. In an extended final practice session, Kasey Kahne led the way after putting up the fastest lap of …

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David Ragan Ready to Move to Michael Waltrip Racing Soon

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The injury-plagued NASCAR season continues, and Joe Gibbs Racing is at the center of it all. David Ragan has substituted for Kyle Busch since the second race of the year, where the driver of the No. 18 car injured both of his legs. Prior to a 41st-place finish at Bristol, Ragan sat 10th in points …

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Kenny Wallace to Sub for Brother Mike at Talladega for JGL Racing

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It has not been the year that Mike Wallace planned for. Starting out the year for Premium Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he was left without a ride following the third race of the season. However, JGL Racing hired him to race at Daytona, and he was scheduled to run the No. 26 Toyota …

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Denny Hamlin Quickest in Lone 2015 ToyotaCare 250 Practice at Richmond

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Just a few hours after hosting a short-track race, Denny Hamlin led the way during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Richmond. Putting down a lap time of 21.626 seconds, the No. 20 car had a 0.071-second advantage over last weekend’s winner, Joey Logano. Making his first start at Richmond in the series since 2012, Hamlin …

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