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Michael Waltrip Racing Responds to Lawsuit by Former Employee

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Michael Waltrip Racing is being sued by a former employee with allegations of wrongfully terminating his contract, a suit filed in January. Brandon Hopkins, who served as a tire changer for MWR’s No. 15 car, is suing the team for unspecified damages. Hopkins was a pit crew member for Clint Bowyer’s car during the first part …

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Kickin’ the Tires: Early Struggles Don’t Bode Well for Several Top Drivers

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With four races in the books for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season, there is already bubbling criticism about some teams going into crisis mode – take Tony Stewart for example. But other top drivers are not immune to poor finishes. Stewart is currently in 36th position, and while reporters aren’t supposed to have a favorite …

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Tweet N Greet: Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer, Michael Waltrip

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Frontstretch will scour Twitter every week looking for some of the best tweets from your favorite drivers, crews and NASCAR personalities. These were some of our favorite tweets from the previous week and we hope you enjoy them as well! Sitting in my Chevy watching it rain. @CLTMotorSpdwy tire test True story or country song? …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Las Vegas

After two weeks, Kevin Harvick was tired of being the bridesmaid. For the second week in a row he led the most laps, but this time that number included the most important lap winning the race at Las Vegas. With his third top-2 finish of the season, Harvick further solidified his lead in the points but …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Atlanta

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Throughout the 2014 season, the question on everyone’s mind was, when will Jimmie Johnson win his first race of the year? Although Johnson went on to win four races in 2014, he was never a threat for the championship, opening the door for questions about the team and combination with crew chief Chad Knaus. The …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Daytona 500

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Who’s in the headline – The winningest duo in the Cup series last season was Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, and when the first checkered flag of the season flew at Daytona on Sunday it was Logano driving under it first for his first career victory at a restrictor-plate track. Logano brought the field to …

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Big Wreck Mars XFINITY Series Qualifying

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A big wreck at the end of Group 2 has put a damper on XFINITY Series qualifying. Daniel Suarez, while shooting through the middle got clipped by Blake Koch and turned sideways in the middle of a 12-car pack. Among those involved included Landon Cassill, Harrison Rhodes, and Carlos Contreras. Kyle Busch, although not involved in the …

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Happiness Is… Listening, Livery & Midseason Form

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The Great American Race, version 2015, is upon us.  The offseason has finally given way to throttled-up engines and strapped-in drivers and it’s time to enjoy NASCAR’s biggest spectacle. With Daytona’s surface in good shape and no Juan Pablo Montoya in the field, there’s a good chance that nothing wildly extravagant will happen on par …

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Did You Notice? … Odds And Ends With NASCAR Midweek

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Did You Notice? … A Toyota has never won the Daytona 500 in eight tries? In fact, the Camry make has scored just one trophy at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, taking the July 2008 race with Kyle Busch. The manufacturer is known more here for what they’ve done wrong (see: Michael Waltrip, jet fuel, a long …

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Clint Bowyer’s Post-Wreck Instagram Will Probably Freak You Out

Looks like Clint Bowyer is in a much better mood this week rather than last Sunday, if his Instagram account is to be believed. The driver of the No. 15 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series took to his Instagram last night (Feb. 16) to discuss the qualifying wreck between he and Reed Sorenson that totaled …

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