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Brian France, Brent Dewar Give NASCAR State of the Sport


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Sunday morning, NASCAR CEO Brian France and president Brent Dewar addressed the media at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Last year’s press conference was a contentious one for a number of different reasons.  This time, it was a more subdued environment as the two executives gave wrap-up comments on the 2017 season. France started out the conference by …

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Travis Mack Becomes Kasey Kahne’s Crew Chief for 2018

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Travis Mack, current car chief for the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., will become the crew chief of the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet beginning next season. Mack will work with Kasey Kahne, who is leaving HMS after the end of the season to join LFR for the 2018 …

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Robert Yates Passes Away at Age 74

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Championship car owner, engine builder, and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Robert Yates has passed away at the age of 74. Yates was diagnosed with liver cancer late last year. He first underwent treatment on October 31, 2016 but the prognosis gradually worsened. Unfortunately, his fight to beat the nasty disease has come to an end. His son, Doug …

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NASCAR Community Reacts to Las Vegas Massacre

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At 10:00 pm/UTC, Jason Aldean took to the stage to headline the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. Within the next 10 to 15 minutes, concert goers were fleeing the scene as bullets filled the air. Those bullets came from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, turning the outdoor music event …

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Aric Almirola Faces Lengthy Recovery; RPM Working on Plans

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Aric Almirola faces a long recovery after breaking a vertebra in a fiery crash last weekend at Kansas.  Almirola told members of the media that he’s been told that the typical recovery time for an injury of the type and severity that he has is eight to 12 weeks, and one thing the driver of …

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NASCAR Adds Fourth Stage to Coca-Cola 600

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NASCAR announced the longest race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, the Coca-Cola 600, will be broken up into four 100-lap stages rather than three. The race will award playoff points at the conclusion of each stage, just like any other MENCS race. Drivers who finish in the top 10 in each of the …

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Fernando Alonso to Skip Monaco, Compete in Indianapolis 500

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In a very surprising announcement Wednesday morning, McLaren announced that Fernando Alonso will enter the Indianapolis 500 in a entry run by Andretti Autosport.  In order to compete at Indianapolis, Alonso will skip the Grand Prix of Monaco. Alonso is overjoyed at the opportunity. “I’m immensely excited that I’ll be racing in this year’s Indy …

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Daytona 500 Champion Pete Hamilton Dead at 74

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1970 Daytona 500 winner Pete Hamilton died on Wednesday.  He was 74 years old. Hamilton only raced 64 times in NASCAR’s premier series. With his passing, Hamilton leaves behind a truly unique legacy in racing history. A native of Dedham, Mass., Hamilton was a local racer at the Norwood Arena Speedway and moved up the ranks, …

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RCR Adds Daniel Hemric to 2017 XFINITY Series Roster

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On Friday night, Daniel Hemric used a strong second-place run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland Speedway to clinch himself into the Chase. Less than 24 hours later, Hemric found himself standing alongside Richard Childress to announce a move up to the XFINITY Series in 2017. Richard Childress Racing announced on Saturday …

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Annett Out at Bristol for Illness; Allgaier to Sub

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Justin Allgiaer will drive the No. 46 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports in tonight’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race at Bristol Motor Speedway in place of regular driver Michael Annett.  According to the team’s Twitter feed, Annett is feeling under the weather with flu-like symptoms. Due to flu-like symptoms, Michael Annett won't compete in tonight's …

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