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NASCAR Mailbox: Why No New Rule Package for Chase Races in 2015?

NASCAR Sprint Cup Cars circle Darlinton Raceway under caution in the 2015 Bojangles' Southern 500

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What a weekend we had at Darlington, huh? The racing was a drastic improvement from what we’ve seen in 2015 and the throwback weekend was a lot of fun. My highlight of the weekend was watching Ken Squier, my idol as a child, calling a race again with Ned and Dale Jarrett. Squier just has …

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Riley’s Brewing Company Partners With NEMCO Motorsports

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Score another one for the family-owned NEMCO Motorsports. The organization announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Riley’s Brewing Company Inc. to serve as an associate sponsor for multiple seasons. The deal will begin next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway for the American Ethanol E15 225 at the 1.5-mile oval. Riley’s will utilize the sponsorship to …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Attempting to Pick the 2015 Champion

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What do a veteran, a rookie and a sophomore driver all have in common? Easy. All three are knee-deep in what has already been one of the more entertaining championship battles in recent years. Separated by just 15 points, Erik Jones, Matt Crafton and Tyler Reddick have a combined eight wins, 26 top-five and 33 …

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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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Beyond the Cockpit: Dalton Sargeant Rising Up to Expectations

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The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East’s mega-team – HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks – has plenty of diversity. Ranging from two quarter-midget drivers to a high school football player and an engineering student, one racer on the team has driven around the world. Dalton Sargeant, 17, grew up in Florida as a young racer. However, …

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NASCAR Issues Penalties to Jennifer Jo Cobb for Having Phone in Truck

Jennifer Jo Cobb races in the Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic. (Photo: Mike Neff)

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Jennifer Jo Cobb has been hit with a P3 level infraction for having a non-engine electronic component inside her truck during the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Cobb was spotted taking out her cellphone just after her crash in practice on Saturday. Cobb crashed during the practice session into a tire barrier that destroyed …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Standalone Road Races Show Deficiencies

NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers take the green flag at Road America August 29, 2015

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Last weekend, the Sprint Cup Series took the week off to relax, vacation, and in the case of Chad Knaus and Matt DiBenedetto, get hitched. Meanwhile, the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series dealt with the twisties. Before we started, NBCSN’s Robin Miller did the voiceover on this tribute to Justin Wilson that aired on …

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Pace Laps: Heartbreaking Losses and Replacement Drivers

Juan Pablo Montoya on track at Sonoma (credit: IndyCar)

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IndyCar: Montoya Critical of Himself, INDYCAR Following Championship Loss – 1.179 seconds. That’s all that separated Juan Pablo Montoya from a Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Montoya, who led the points from the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March, lost the championship in a tiebreaker to four-time champion Scott Dixon following a sixth-place finish …

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Up To Speed: A Plea to NASCAR After the Off Weekend

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Coming off the final off weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, we had the Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series to whet our racing appetite (at least in the stock car world). Because of the off week, almost no Cup drivers appeared in either event, giving the series regulars and developmental drivers a …

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Tracking The Trucks: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Bowmanville

BOWMANVILLE, ON - AUGUST 30: Erik Jones, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, races with Cole Custer, driver of the #00 Haas Automation Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on August 30, 2015 in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)

(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)

In a Nutshell: Left turns, right turns, beating and banging, and one of the brightest talents in NASCAR snatching the victory. Erik Jones held off the road-racing expert Alex Tagliani to celebrate in Victory Lane for the second time in 2015 and sixth time in his Camping World Truck Series career. Matt Crafton’s fight for a …

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