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Dakoda Armstrong’s Xfinity Hauler Involved in Accident

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Crashes on the track aren’t good. Crashes while heading to the track are worse. On Wednesday morning, the transporter for Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Xfinity Series car was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Louisiana while driving to this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. According to a release by RPM, the wreck …

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Matt Kenseth Appeal Set for Thursday Morning

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Matt Kenseth and his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team will have their appeal heard on Thursday morning, according to NASCAR. Kenseth is appealing the penalties levied by NASCAR for his actions during last weekend’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The penalties include a two-race suspension and six months of probation following the …

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Brandon Jones, GMS Racing No. 33 Truck Hit with P4 Penalty

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NASCAR penalized the second-place finisher in last weekend’s Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 for illegal brackets found during pre-qualifying inspection. Brandon Jones’s No. 33 team fielded by GMS Racing was hit with a P4 penalty for the infraction. Crew chief Shane Huffman was fined $10,000, suspended for the next three CWTS races and placed …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Every Race End Under Green?

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NASCAR has come under a lot of scrutiny following the end of Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, when caution flags ended both attempts (yes, there were two) at a green-white-checkered (GWC) to finish the event. JR Nation was in an uproar after Dale Earnhardt Jr. came within inches of a Chase-advancing win, showering the …

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Cale Conley Out at TriStar Motorsports

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Another young driver will be sidelined due to lack of sponsorship this season: Cale Conley. Godfather Motorsports reports that Conley, 23, won’t drive the No. 14 TriStar Motorsports Toyota at the final three Xfinity Series races of the season, citing lack of funds. Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America had sponsored the car in 28 of 30 races …

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Justin Allgaier to Join JR Motorsports in 2016

Justin Allgaier, driver of the No. 51 Brandy Chevrolet, in the garage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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Another domino fell in NASCAR Silly Season Wednesday with Justin Allgaier, sponsor BRANDT and JR Motorsports announcing a multi-year partnership as originally rumored. Allgaier will take over the reins of the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro in the Xfinity Series starting at Daytona in 2016. The ride had previously been wheeled by veteran Regan Smith, who …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR’s Mid-Race Rules Swap and Red-Hot Logano

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ONE: Joey Logano Sweeps the Contender Round Heading into the Chase, it was clear only one driver stood a real chance at stealing a title away from red-hot Joe Gibbs Racing: Joey Logano. The Team Penske driver won two of the final five races during the regular season and slotted in fourth when the Chase …

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BK Racing, JJ Yeley Adds Talladega Sponsor in Adirondack Tree Surgeons

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Say what you want about BK Racing, but you can’t deny that they’ve brought an influx of new sponsors into the sport. MAXIM. Estes. Dustless Blasting. This weekend, they’ll bring another company to the track: Adirondack Tree Surgeons. The company, a Gansevoort, N.Y. business that provides tree removal and other services, will sponsor JJ Yeley’s …

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Lira Motorsports to Attempt Homestead Truck Race

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The Camping World Truck Series will get a boost in its entry list count at Homestead Miami Speedway in November, with an ARCA Racing Series team sending two entries to attempt the race. Lira Motorsports, a race-winning ARCA team, will enter two trucks in the Ford EcoBoost 200 on Nov. 20. Kyle Weatherman and David …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Remove Plate Racing From the Chase?

A multi-car crash during a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway

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No other track in the Chase for the Sprint Cup causes drivers to lose sleep like Talladega Superspeedway. Located in Talladega, Ala., the 2.66-mile oval has one of the craziest tailgates on the NASCAR circuit. However, the wild activity in the infield doesn’t hold a candle to the racing itself. Running within inches of each other, …

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