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Andy Seuss to Attempt 2015 Fred’s 250 at Talladega

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2015 NASCAR Southern Whelen Modified Champion Andy Seuss will attempt his Camping World Truck Series debut this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, driving the No. 28 Chevrolet for FDNY Racing. Seuss, a Hampstead, New Hampshire, native, will attempt the Fred’s 250 with sponsorship from Cancer Wellness TV. While this will be Seuss’s first national series start …

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Travis Kvapil, MAKE Motorsports Add Talladega Sponsor

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Talladega is a sponsor’s dream, with tight packs and an even playing field allowing for multiple companies to be shown on television screens at once. Camping World Truck Series team MAKE Motorsports announced a partnership with one such company for the upcoming race at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. Bad Boy Mowers Inc. will sponsor the No. …

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Sponsors PEAK, BlueDEF Following Clint Bowyer to HScott Motorsports for 2016

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Clint Bowyer will bring another set of sponsors with him when he moves to HScott Motorsports in 2016. PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil and BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid will join Bowyer at HSM when the green flag flies on the new season during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. The brands will serve as an associate …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Re-Signs Kurt Busch, Adds Sponsor Monster Energy for 2016

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Stewart-Haas Racing announced not only a multi-year contract extension for driver Kurt Busch on Wednesday but also a new primary sponsor for the No. 41. Monster Energy, a longtime Busch partner, will adorn his Chevrolet SS as co-primary sponsor with Haas Automation for 35 races and as primary sponsor for one race in 2016. The …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Get Rid of Night Races?

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Night races used to be a main highlight of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. From the old Winston to August’s Bristol night race, every event NASCAR held under the lights had added significance. Fans showed up early and burned the midnight oil at their favorite tracks as races ran well into the evening. Unfortunately for …

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NASCAR Penalizes 11 Teams After Charlotte

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NASCAR penalized 11 teams Wednesday and had one previously assessed penalty reduced by the National Motorsports Appeals Panel. On the Sprint Cup side, 10 teams were penalized, including two on multiple counts. The No. 24 team of Jeff Gordon was warned for failing pre-qualifying inspection multiple times. Kevin Harvick’s No. 4, Clint Bowyer’s No. 15, …

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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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2-Headed Monster: Will Jimmie Johnson Win Another Championship?

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Looking at the year-by-year stats, it becomes apparent that most drivers experience a significant decline in production when they hit their mid-40s. Couple that with the physical demands of racing, and it’s no surprise that drivers such as Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart are deciding to hang up their helmets before they turn 46. Six-time …

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Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart Among 6 Hit with Post-Dover Penalties, Warnings

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NASCAR warned six Sprint Cup teams on Wednesday for infractions occurring during the Dover race weekend, including the Chase-contending teams of Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. Busch’s No. 41 team was posted for rear bumper tubing found during pre-race inspection. The No. 14 team of Busch’s teammate and owner Tony Stewart was warned for …

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Michael Waltrip Plans to Race 2016 Daytona 500

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While Michael Waltrip Racing may be shutting down at the end of 2015, fans can still expect to see Michael Waltrip in the Great American Race. As reported by ESPN, Waltrip plans to compete in the 2016 Daytona 500, with support from Maxwell House that was announced in April. The announced plans come despite MWR closing its doors following this …

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