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Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth Among Drivers and Teams Penalized After Bristol

Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin compare notes before the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway

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NASCAR issued warnings to 11 teams following the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth will lose 15 minutes of practice time for next Sunday’s race due to multiple infractions during inspection. Busch’s team failed pre-race inspection four times and Kenseth’s team failed pre-race inspection …

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2 More Drivers Swapped Out at Kentucky for Cup Race

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Last minute trades are the norm for stick and ball sports; in motor racing, not so much. Both The Motorsports Group and Premium Motorsports announced they will be utilizing drivers not originally entered for this weekend’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Jeff Green, originally entered in TMG’s No. 30, will be replaced by Travis …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Small Team “MAKE”ing it Work

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While the spotlight throughout the Camping World Truck Series continues to shine most prominently on drivers like Matt Crafton, Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick and many of the up-and-coming stars that are too young to race full-time, there are several other smaller teams throughout the garage making their races weekends work, regardless of the hardships faced. …

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Team Xtreme Racing Withdraws From Martinsville, Worker Reports Unpaid Work on Reddit

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The problems for Team Xtreme Racing extend beyond the owner. A worker for the team, which competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the No. 44 Chevrolet, took to Reddit to accuse team owner John Cohen of going two weeks without paying his employees’ salaries. Using the name Daegoba, the worker indicated that this problem is not …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Dominance, Disappointments & Distractions

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Who’s happier than Happy Harvick right now? He, crew chief Rodney Childers and the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 team are firing on all cylinders as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads into the third leg of the Cup series’ west coast swing. A trip to Victory Lane at Las Vegas, followed by sitting on the pole and …

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Arrest Warrant Issued for NASCAR Team Owner John Cohen

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John Cohen, team owner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Team Xtreme Racing, is facing a bench warrant for his arrest in Essex County, N.J., for failing to comply with an order related to a settlement on a civil lawsuit. Cohen, who had his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car stolen from a hotel parking …

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Kurt Busch: Why NASCAR Needed to Stand Behind the Suspension

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Thursday morning, Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn declined to bring criminal charges against Kurt Busch in the case involving ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, citing “the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient to meet the burden of establishing beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Busch committed a crime during the Sept. 26 incident.” The …

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Police Finds Person of Interest in Team Xtreme Racing Theft

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Morrow County Detective, Sgt. Larry Oglesby, is very close to solving the theft that occurred Friday that caused Travis Kvapil and the entire No. 44 Sprint Cup Series team to withdraw from the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. The team had its ride stolen from a hotel parking lot in the early morning …

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Team Xtreme Racing Trailer, Race Car Stolen; Team Withdraws from Atlanta

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Some unusual news  came out of Atlanta on Friday morning.  According to USA Today, thieves descended upon the Drury Inn in Morrow, Ga., where Team Xtreme Racing’s team members were staying in anticipation of getting out on track early Friday morning.  The thieves broke into and absconded with a 2004 Ford F-350 dually pulling an …

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NASCAR Next Driver Austin Hill Paces First Daytona Truck Practice

Austin Hill

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It’s already been a great week for 22-year-old Austin Hill. Hill dominated the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Smyrna Speedway last Sunday night, and she followed it Thursday with winning the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy Resources 250, driving the No. 82 Empire …

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