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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch, Chris Buescher Best and a Fitting Farewell

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Sprint Cup Series: Kyle Busch Claims the Sprint Cup – On Sunday evening, a sellout crowd watched the final race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the Ford EcoBoost 400. The thought going in was that you probably would have to win the race to take the title. For most of the race, that did …

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Ford, Chip Ganassi Racing Announce Full-Time IMSA Factory Drivers for 2016

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On Saturday morning, Ford Performance and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates unveiled their new two-car factory Ford GT effort at Homestead-Miami Speedway that will compete full-time in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT-Le Mans class in 2016. The organization had a rather difficult choice as over 40 professional sports car racers with very strong resumes …

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Pace Laps: Matt Crafton Crumbles, Champions Are Crowned And NASCAR Rained On

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Sprint Cup Series: Mother Nature Makes Mockery Of Chase – NASCAR hoped to fill Phoenix with compelling storylines. Instead? Mother Nature filled it with water. Rain in the desert was honestly the perfect way to push a bumbling, stumbling Chase toward its conclusion. The Eliminator Round wound up with a whimper in a race dominated …

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Pace Laps: Penske Problems, Xfinity Interesting and More

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Sprint Cup Series: Is Team Penske Locked Out of the Final Four? – Fresh off of a controversial finish at Martinsville Speedway, teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski found themselves in a must-win situation at either Texas or Phoenix to make the final four in the Chase. With Keselowski on the pole after leading practice …

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ISC Will Not Take Over Laguna Seca

International Speedway Corp. will not take over Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Monterey Herald reported Wednesday. According to Monterey County Supervisor Dave Potter, ISC declined to make a proposal on the track, a 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course located in south central California. The announcement came during a 90-day due diligence phase undertaken by ISC and …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Cindric, a Young Jack of Trades

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When you were 17 years old, what were you doing? For most people, they would have been going to school, trying to get good grades. Maybe thinking about college in the near future. Oh yes, and getting a driver’s license so that you can drive yourself around town. They might also have a part-time job …

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IMSA Announces New Partnership, 2016 Schedule

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With a new partner and strong schedule, IMSA is ready for another strong year in 2016. The organization used part of its “State of the Series” presentation to announce a new entitlement partnership with WeatherTech, along with 10-year extensions with current partners TUDOR and ROLEX. The schedule will include 12 races, all ran at venues that …

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Could ISC Be the Next Track Manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca?

Rumors have been swirling that International Speedway Corporation (ISC) is currently in talks about managing Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Mazda Raceway is a 2.238-mile 11-turn road course located in the state of California. With the potential change, there are some who do not agree, according to Auto Blog. The track, which is currently operated by …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Colin Braun On How NASCAR Fell Apart

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By the standards of nearly every form of motorsports, Colin Braun is a young man at age 26, however, despite only being 26, he already has a decade of experience in the upper levels of racing. For sports car fans, their first glimpse of Braun was back in 2005 when he was part of Team16, a special …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Claims 2015 Northeast Grand Prix Victory

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Saturday afternoon brought the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT-Daytona (GTD) classes to the 1.474-mile layout at Lime Rock Park for two hours and 40 minutes of racing. The first part of the race saw one team dominate each class. Neither of those teams would be anywhere near the hunt for the …

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