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Clint Bowyer’s Chase Takes Hit with Chicagoland Penalty

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Four teams were penalized following the Chicagoland race weekend and one’s Chase hopes now hinge upon winning one of the next two races. Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 team was assessed a P4 penalty for an infraction relating to the track bar. Bowyer team violated rule that prohibits beveled washers and/or other components that allow track …

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Kevin Harvick Confronts Jimmie Johnson Following Mid-Race Collision at Chicagoland

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After suffering a flat-tire as the result of contact with Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick told his crew to let him know when he was around the No. 48. After failing to catch up with Johnson, Harvick sought him out in the infield As shown on NBCSN, Harvick confronted Johnson in the motor coach lot following Sunday’s …

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IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Dead at 37

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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson has died from his injuries sustained during Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles confirmed Monday. Wilson was 37. “This is a monumentally sad day for INDYCAR and the motorsports community as a whole,” said Miles. “Justin’s elite ability to drive a racecar …

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Justin Wilson Airlifted to Hospital Following Pocono Crash

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Andretti Autosport driver Justin Wilson has been airlifted to a nearby hospital following an accident during Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway. Wilson was running inside the top 10 on lap 179 of the ABC Supply 500 when Sage Karam spun coming off turn 1 at the 2.5-mile facility. The nose cone of Karam’s …

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Auto Club Speedway Removed from 2016 IndyCar Schedule

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Less than two months after the record-setting MAVTV 500 from Auto Club Speedway, INDYCAR officials have bad news for fans. The series isn’t coming back next season. The Verizon IndyCar Series will not return to Fontana, Calif. next season, INDYCAR officials confirmed in a press release. “There was a tremendous amount of effort put forth …

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NASCAR Legend Buddy Baker Dies At 74

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NASCAR’s “Gentle Giant” has died. Buddy Baker, 74, passed away early Monday morning after a brief battle with lung cancer. Baker’s death was announced through his former employer, SIRIUS XM Radio where tributes have been pouring in on Channel 90. Baker, at 6’6″ was one of NASCAR’s tallest drivers, and also one of its most …

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Matt Wallace to Make Xfinity Series Debut for JGL Racing at New Hampshire

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NASCAR has always been a family sport. Throughout its 67-year history, several generations of drivers have made their mark, scoring multiple wins and championships as siblings, sons, and fathers. One of those families is the Wallaces, whose legacy will continue when Matt Wallace, son of NASCAR driver Mike, will make his Xfinity Series debut in next …

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Ben Kennedy Goes Airborne Into Catchfence During Truck Series Crash at Kentucky

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For the second straight week, a vehicle has gone up into the catchfence in a NASCAR-sanctioned race. One week after Austin Dillon’s vicious ride into the catchfence at Daytona International Speedway, Ben Kennedy was involved in a wild crash that saw his No. 11 Local Motors Toyota get into the catchfence. Kennedy, 23, was battling …

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James Hinchcliffe Suffers Violent Crash, Indianapolis 500 Practice On Hold

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James Hinchcliffe crashed violently about 50 minutes into Monday’s practice session for the 99th Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe was completing a practice run when he suffered what appeared to be a mechanical failure. His No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda drove straight into the turn 3 wall, striking hard on the right-front side. The car then …

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Eldora Speedway Website Hacked By…ISIS?

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Eldora Speedway typically makes headlines because of its legendary races. On Saturday, it made headlines for a much different reason. Visitors to the Rossburg, Ohio, dirt track’s website (EldoraSpeedway.com) were surprised to find an ISIS logo around 3 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon with foreign music playing in the background. The picture showed an Arabic symbol, …

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