Race Weekend Central

Kasey Kahne, Others Penalized After Dover

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Wednesday was a busy day for NASCAR penalties. The biggest penalty was levied to the No. 5 team of Kasey Kahne, who received a P3 penalty for illegal truck arms found following the race weekend at Dover. Crew chief Keith Rodden was fined $25,000 and the team lost both 15 drivers and owners points. Kahne …

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A Driver’s Perspective: 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Fantasy Schedule

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After the release the 2017 NASCAR schedules, one thing is clear: there are very few changes across the sport’s three national divisions. As expected, five-year deals with racetracks at the Sprint Cup Series level prevented any major changes. Additionally, there were few changes in the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series. Over time, the …

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Entry List: Toyota Owners 400

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This weekend, the Sprint Cup Series makes its first visit to Richmond International Raceway for a scheduled day race since 1997 (Note: There have been multiple races run on Sunday afternoons since then, most recently last year, but they were all due to rainouts).  For this race, 41 cars have entered, meaning that someone could go …

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Ryan Ellis to Compete at Daytona for FDNY Racing, Working on Sprint Cup Series Plans

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FDNY Racing will be back for its 17th season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Ryan Ellis, who has driven for the Jim Rosenblum-owned team since 2014, will return to the seat of the No. 28 Chevrolet for the season-opener at Daytona in February. Ellis, 26, made 11 starts in the Truck Series last …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Does 2016 Schedule Bring Enough Changes?

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It could have been an opportunity for a change, pleasing fans left and right. Instead, the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule has been left largely unchanged for 2016, shocking nobody. Fans have been voicing their displeasure for quite some time about the lack of stand-alone events on the schedule. Let’s face it: Having five whole standalones is …

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Underdog Ryan Ellis Set for Sprint Cup Series Debut at Phoenix

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For the first time in his NASCAR career, underdog Ryan Ellis is scheduled to compete in the Sprint Cup Series. Ellis, 25, will make his NSCS debut in the No. 33 for Circle Sport Racing in the Nov. 15 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The Virginian announced the news on …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Elimination Races and Match Game ’78?

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We’ve made it through part No. 1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. There are undoubtedly some disappointed drivers and disappointed fans. Our own Jerry Jordan is convinced that NASCAR’s happy that Jimmie Johnson failed to advance (but would never actually admit it). In all due respect, I doubt that. Even if Johnson is …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s Paying the Bills?

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Nature’s Bakery, a sponsor new to the sport, signed on to sponsor Danica Patrick in 28 races next season. Is this reason for optimism about new sponsors entering the sport, or more of an isolated instance? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think sponsor shelling out the $20 million or so for a top-flight team like …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ryan Ellis Making His Mark

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Camping World Truck Series driver Ryan Ellis is a man of many talents. From the obvious behind the wheel to spotting and even marketing and sponsorship conversations, the 25-year-old has set out to make a name for himself in NASCAR, and he’s doing it by snapping up every opportunity that comes his way. In fact, …

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