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McLaren Returning to IndyCar With Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for 2020

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McLaren will be returning to the NTT IndyCar Series on a full-time basis in 2020, the team announced Friday, Aug. 9. This will be done in an alliance/merger with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, which will be moving from Honda engines to Chevrolet as part of the move. Title sponsor Arrow Electronics will remain with the …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Step In During Incidents of Retribution?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last week, there were several incidents of retribution among NASCAR’s top series, including Kyle Busch/Bubba Wallace, Jimmie Johnson/Ryan Blaney and Justin Allgaier/Ross Chastain. Is there a point where NASCAR should step in? Wesley Coburn: Kyle Busch and Bubba Wallace, probably not; Wallace was stupid, and he’ll be paid back sometime later in the season. Jimmie Johnson …

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Danny Bohn Attempting Truck Debut at Martinsville With On Point Motorsports

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Danny Bohn will attempt his NASCAR national series debut in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series with On Point Motorsports at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 26 in the Alpha Energy Solutions 200, the team announced Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 7). On Point Motorsports was formed late in 2018, with Brennan Poole being the primary driver. Sponsorship will …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Parts Ways With Joe Gibbs Racing, iK9

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Jeffrey Earnhardt has parted ways with sponsor iK9 and Joe Gibbs Racing as well. This news was announced via Earnhardt’s Twitter on Wednesday morning (Aug. 7). Just wanted to let ya’ll know that iK9 and I have parted ways and wanted to thank them for the opportunity to race with @JoeGibbsRacing & @ToyotaRacing . Wish …

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Team Penske, Discount Tire Extend Partnership

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Team Penske has extended its relationship with Discount Tire for multiple years, the team announced Wednesday morning (August 7). Discount Tire will sponsor Brad Keselowski‘s No. 2 Ford Mustang in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 15 races under the new deal, up from 10 races currently, including the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard …

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Spencer Boyd Making Cup Debut at Michigan

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Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Spencer Boyd will make his debut in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this Sunday, Aug. 11, at Michigan International Speedway. Boyd will drive the No. 53 for Rick Ware Racing, which will be a Ford Mustang this week. “I’ve known Rick (Ware) for a long time,” Boyd said …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: It’s Clobberin’ Time

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The theme of this weekend’s NASCAR action was “payback.” It started with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Thursday night (August 1) in the Eldora Dirt Derby, as Tyler Dippel got into Ben Rhodes after the checkered flag in return for being shoved into the wall in the final laps. Then in the Xfinity Series …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Drivers Go Toe To Toe On Social Media?

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For the second time in less than a year, Jimmie Johnson will have a new crew chief. Was the move necessary and will it help their results? Mark Kristl: The move felt like a Hail Mary from Hendrick Motorsports. In his first year with Ally as his sponsor, Johnson has underperformed. Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman …

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Chase Briscoe, Stewart Friesen Lead Eldora Dirt Derby Practices

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Chase Briscoe and Stewart Friesen led Wednesday night’s practices for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway in the only NASCAR national series event on dirt. Briscoe, driving the No. 27 Ford F-150 for ThorSport Racing in a one-off effort, shot to the top of the leaderboard in the first session …

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