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NASCAR: If You Lose Wheel or Weight, Expect 4-Race Suspension

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NASCAR aims to come down harder on teams that lose items from their car while competing. The sanctioning body announced Wednesday it will hand out four-race suspensions — coded in the NASCAR rulebook as a P3 penalty — to crew chiefs and other key crew members in the event a car loses ballast or an improperly secured …

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Ryan Truex Set to Return to Xfinity Series for 3 Races

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Ryan Truex will return to the national stage later this season. Truex, 23, announced he will partner with Richard Petty Motorsports and Biagi DenBeste Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for three races. Truex will pilot DenBeste’s No. 98 Ford Mustang at Richmond, Kentucky and Charlotte, continuing RPM’s ongoing relationship with the No. 98 team. …

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4 Burning Questions: Which Road Course Will Put On the Better Show?

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1. WHICH ROAD RACE — XFINITY OR TRUCKS — WILL PUT ON A BETTER SHOW? It used to be that fans decried tracks that had cars turning right, saying stock cars didn’t belong on the twisting turns of Riverside, Watkins Glen and Sears Point. After a decade of great races on these types of tracks, …

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Kyle Busch Motorsports Suing Former Driver Justin Boston, Sponsor

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When Kyle Busch Motorsports and Justin Boston announced they would no longer be competing together in early July, no one really knew why. Now they do. KBM owner Kyle Busch filed a lawsuit this week against Boston and Zloop — a computer recycling company owned by Boston’s father — alleging that they missed $650,000 in …

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Gibbs Duo Early 2015 Food City 300 Favorites With Front Row Sweep at Bristol

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Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have combined to win 10 of the last 11 races at Bristol in the Xfinity Series, and following qualifying on Friday, it appears that Gibbs is in the catbird seat for this week’s edition. JGR drivers Denny Hamlin (126.896 mph) and Kyle Busch (126.312) swept the front row for …

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Kyle Busch Tops Final 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race Practice at Bristol

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Kyle Busch continued his hot streak on Friday, winning the final Sprint Cup practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway in advance of Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race. Busch’s lap of 131.146 mph was good enough to put him in the top three in both practice sessions Friday. David Ragan (130.646) placed second. The rest of …

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Charlotte Motor Speedway Announces Jeff’s Last Ride Tribute

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Tracks have been saluting Jeff Gordon all year as the four-time champion and legend of the sport competes in his final races this season. On Friday, Charlotte Motor Speedway announced their tribute to Gordon. The “Jeff’s Last Ride” Super Fan ticket package is available in limited quantities for fans attending the Bank of America 500 …

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Ryan Blaney Overcomes Early Penalty in 2015 UNOH 200 Win at Bristol

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You need a little luck and perfect timing to overcome a penalty and eke out a win at Bristol Motor Speedway. On a wet Wednesday night, Ryan Blaney had both. Blaney took a victory in the UNOH 200 at BMS Wednesday, overcoming a penalty early in the race and retaking the lead on a green-white-checkered finish to …

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Kyle Busch Claims 2015 UNOH 200 Pole at Bristol

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Mother Nature has reared her ugly head many times this season, but on Wednesday she surrendered early enough that the Camping World Truck Series was able to qualify for their mid-week race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won the pole with a 125.683 mph lap, his first of the season. He will be looking …

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Andretti Autosport Ends Lawsuit, Splits from Marketing Division

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Andretti Sports Marketing and Andretti Autosport have officially separated. The announcement came a week after two former employees of Andretti Sports Marketing (ASM), which specializes in event management including IndyCar races at the Milwaukee Mile and NOLA Motorsports Park, filed a lawsuit against Andretti Autosport. Former ASM President John Lopes and Vice Chairman and Treasurer Starke …

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