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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Out At Least Another Two Weeks; Jeff Gordon to Sub

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

While one star won’t be racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend and Pocono Raceway the next, another star will be stepping out of retirement to fill in. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who missed Loudon last weekend due to concussion-like symptoms, will again miss the Sprint Cup shows this weekend at Indy and the following week …

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Earnhardt Will Not Race in New Hampshire, Bowman to Fill In

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the 19th race of the season, one driver will be noticeably absent. After suffering concussion-like symptoms over the weekend at Kentucky Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been cleared by the doctors to race this weekend and will miss a race for …

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Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Postponed to Monday

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[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

Though there wasn’t a lack of determination from NASCAR and the teams to get the Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 in on Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the rain could not be silenced. Following ongoing rain, mist and fog, the Sprint Cup Series event was postponed to Monday, where the field is scheduled to take the …

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INDYCAR Announces Labor Day Return to Watkins Glen International

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The replacement for INDYCAR’s lost Boston date has been announced, and it’s a familiar name for longtime fans of the series. For the first time since 2010, the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Watkins Glen International on Labor Day (Sept. 1-4) weekend for the penultimate event of the 2016 tour. Indy Lights will also compete …

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Chris Buescher Flips in Vicious Multi-Car Crash

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Chris Buescher fell victim to a harrowing incident that saw him flip three times during Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Buescher, the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion, was running back in the pack on Lap 96 when he fell victim to an incident in front of him. Running for position, Jamie McMurray slid up into …

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Carl Edwards Crashes, Collects Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at Talladega

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

Looking for his third victory in a row, Carl Edwards was involved in one of many nasty crashes during Sunday’s Geico 500. Edwards was running on the inside line through Turn 1 of the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway when a flat tire sent his No. 19 ARRIS Toyota rocketing up the track. Unable to control his machine, …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., ‘Amelia’ Lost in Early Talladega Tussle

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Amelia’s return was short-lived. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was running 10th on lap 50 of Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway when he lost control of his machine off of Turn 2. The six-time Talladega winner crashed into the outside wall, taking Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne and Matt DiBenedetto with him. Driving ‘Amelia’, a car nicknamed …

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Carl Edwards Grabs the Pole for the Food City 500

2016 Bristol I CUP Carl Edwards car Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson)

You didn’t see it coming until it happened. Carl Edwards entered full stealth mode to win the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500, posting a fast lap speed of 127.997 mph in the closing minutes of the final round of qualifying.  Early in the round, Joey Logano and points leader Kyle Busch swapped the top …

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Logano Nabs Third Straight Martinsville Pole

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Skies were cloudy at Martinsville Speedway, but the rain stayed away long enough for sunshine to rain down on young Joey Logano. Logano, still winless this season for Team Penske took the pole for Sunday’s STP 500 in his No. 22 Ford. Logano led all three rounds of qualifying, posting a lap speed of 97.043 MPH to …

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Martinsville a Homecoming for Wood Brothers Racing

2016 Phoenix I CUP Ryan Blaney car Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Ryan Blaney isn’t from Martinsville, but it’s his team’s home track. While the Wood Brothers Racing shop is located in North Carolina now the town of Stuart, Virginia, just a few miles up the road from Martinsville Speedway, is where the long and oft-told story of the No. 21 car began.  The oldest team in the …

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