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Entry List: Alpha Energy Solutions 250

2016 Atlanta CWTS Daniel Suarez Matthew T Thacker NKP

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Following a month-long hiatus, the Camping World Truck Series returns this weekend for a short-track showdown at Martinsville Speedway. With 36 trucks entered, four will go home on Saturday. Sprint Cup Series drivers were absent from the truck field in the opening two races of the season, but Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson will compete …

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Stewart-Haas Racing to Field Fords Beginning in 2017

Bye-bye, bow tie. hello, blue oval. Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday that its four teams will run Ford Fusions in the Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2017. SHR has spent its entire existence with General Motors since the team’s non-Stewart inception under just Gene Haas in 2002, utilizing both the Pontiac and Chevrolet brands. The team has won two …

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Matt Kenseth Loses Appeals, Will Not Race At Texas Or Phoenix

Martinsville Matt Kenseth Brad Keselowski 2015 Cup Mike Neff

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Matt Kenseth‘s usual calm demeanor was not displayed last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway and it will cost him as he and his Joe Gibbs Racing team lost the final appeal as National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer Brian Moss found that Kenseth did indeed violate Sections 12.1 and 12.8 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rulebook, …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to Use Low Downforce Package in 2016

Pack racing in the NASCAR Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

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NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series rules package for 2016 can be summed up in two words: low downforce. On Wednesday NASCAR announced it will utilize the package previewed in 2015 at Kentucky and Darlington speedways for every race in 2016 with the exception of the restrictor plate races at Daytona and Talladega. The package was met …

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Clint Bowyer Officially Joins HScott Motorsports in 2016

2015 Michigan II CUP Clint Bowyer Cash Bowyer CIA

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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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Friday On-Track Activities Cancelled at Dover


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It seems Miles the Monster is no match for Hurricane Joaquin. Due to strong, steady rain throughout Friday afternoon, all on-track activity, including qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the season finale for the K&N Pro Series East, has been cancelled at Dover International Speedway. Sunday’s Sprint Cup AAA 400 will line up …

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NASCAR Will Enlarge Restart Zone For Remainder of the 2015 Season

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Restarts have been in the center of controversy in recent weeks in NASCAR and on Thursday, officials reacted. The sport announced a revision to the restart zone for the remainder of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, effective immediately. For this weekend’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, the restart zone will double in size …

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Sources: Tony Stewart to Retire After 2016

2015 Darlington CUP Tony Stewart car CIA

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A little less than a year after one of NASCAR’s biggest drivers, Jeff Gordon, announced he was retiring, it looks like another big named driver will announcing his retirement after the 2016 season. is reporting that three-time series champion Tony Stewart will end his driving career after the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. …

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Furniture Row Racing Re-signs Martin Truex Jr., Will Move to Toyota for 2016

2015 Pocono CUP Martin Truex Jr CIA

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It’s been highly speculated for months that Furniture Row Racing would move to Toyota. On Saturday, reported that those rumors have been confirmed and the team will announce they will indeed move to Toyota for the 2016 season. Toyota held a press conference on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to announce a new partner. That …

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