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Holding A Pretty Wheel: With Kasey Kahne’s Future Secure, Others in Doubt

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As of Wednesday, a lot of NASCAR Nation was looking at the future of Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5 team, nodding and winking at each other. Sure, Kasey Kahne was in the seat in 2014, and would be through 2015, but it was really just a matter of time. Time, and keeping the seat warm. With …

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Kasey Kahne Gets 3-Year Contract Extension With Hendrick Motorsports

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Kasey Kahne’s racing future, despite a rocky 2014 season is now secure. The driver signed a three-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports Thursday, keeping him in the No. 5 Chevrolet through the conclusion of the 2018 season. HMS also added a new primary sponsor; LiftMaster will pair with Kahne for three races a year, beginning next …

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Hendrick Motorsports Shakes Up No. 5 Team Personnel

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The NASCAR season may be over, but Wednesday morning proved that the work continues. Hendrick Motorsports announced a couple of personnel changes for Kasey Kahne’s contract year in 2015. Effective immediately, Kenny Francis, who served as crew chief for Kahne since the final race of the 2005 season, moves to the vehicle technical director position …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Homestead

Four drivers entered the season finale at Homestead with one mission: finish ahead of the other three and win the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship. There was a general consensus that whoever won the championship would also have to win the race, and that proved to be the case as all four drivers were strong …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Homestead – Offseason Edition

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The Sprint Cup season is over, and it’s hard to let it go. The new Chase format gave new reason to religiously follow each of the final 10 races, while Homestead-Miami Speedway provided the perfect setting to finish off the year. After all, it’s tough to beat 80-degree weather in mid-November. This edition of Who’s …

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Friday Faceoff: Acceptable Moves, Head Wrench Woes, and Championship Acceptance

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff! What do you get when you take some hot-button NASCAR topics and hand them over to our dedicated and… er, opinionated staff? A little disagreement and a whole lot of thought-provoking insight! Check out this week’s edition to see what everyone is arguing… um, we mean, discussing this week! 1. A …

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s Gamble With Pandora’s Box, Hamlin’s Heist & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? … No drivers were penalized in Tuesday’s list of fines and suspensions doled out after the Texas brawl? NASCAR chose instead to come down hard on four crew members, all from Hendrick Motorsports whose punches were clearly captured either through photos or video footage obtained from the pit road incident. The punishment …

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NASCAR Issues Penalties Against No. 5 and No. 24 Team Following Texas Fight

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Following the fight at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday night, NASCAR has issued penalties against crew members on both the No. 5 and No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports teams. Jeremy Fuller off of Kasey Kahne‘s No. 5 team, along with Dwayne Doucette and Jason Ingle off of Jeff Gordon‘s No. 24 team, have been each fined …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: AAA Texas 500 – Rumblin’, Bumblin’ and Stumblin’

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Key Moment – On the first green-white-checkered finish, Jeff Gordon chose the outside line to lead the field to the green. He drifted wide as the field approached turn 1, opening the door for Brad Keselowski to try and shoot through the middle in an effort to go for the win. Gordon came down and …

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