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Feeling a little better. Still very tired. Just updating the home page today.

Hopefully I'll be able do a little more tomorrow

Here's what I have today


Key changes in NASCAR for 2017

Complete Daytona 500 winner history

First look: Texas Motor Speedway repave in photos


Many observers are keeping a keen eye on the transition to a new sponsor and the dawning of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. How will it work out? The past may help predict the future.

More isn't necessarily better

Maybe the new points format and dividing races into segments will be a great way to crown a champion. It needs to be, because right now the move by Brian France and NASCAR reeks of desperation.

NASCAR settles lawsuit with fan hurt at Daytona

NASCAR has settled a lawsuit with a fan who was struck in the head by a piece of debris at a 2013 Xfinity Series race at Daytona.

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2017 Daytona 500: Entry list, date, time, TV schedule for Speedweeks          

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Photos: History of the Daytona 500

How will Patrick's team fill sponsor gap?

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Bump & Run: Which driver is next to score first Cup win?

NBC Sports' writers offer their opinions on that question and others in this week's edition.

Ford boss states ‘commitment’ to Danica Patrick’s team amid SHR’s lawsuit vs. sponsor

Matt Kenseth can’t forget the Daytona 500 win that got away in 2016

Tony Stewart Foundation’s Team One Cure to support Indy 500 entry
Third SPM entry will feature Stewart's foundation in the Indianapolis 500 field.

Racing serves as motivation in Robert Yates’ cancer fight
Former NASCAR team owner Robert Yates uses racing as motivation during his cancer fight

Racing serves as motivation in Robert Yates’ cancer fight
Former NASCAR team owner Robert Yates uses racing as motivation during his cancer fight

JD Motorsports to field a three-car Xfinity Series program in 2017
JD Motorsports will field three drivers in the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series

Ben Kennedy to drive RCR’s No. 2 Xfinity car in nine races
The grandson of late NASCAR CEO Bill France Jr. will share a ride with Austin Dillon and Paul Menard 

Kurt Busch: Wife Ashley is ‘perfect support’ for racing life
Kurt and Ashley Busch married last month after two years of dating and celebrated with a soundtrack provided by Steven Tyler.

Jimmie Johnson pays it forward to NASCAR Cup, Xfinity rookies
Jimmie Johnson gives this year's rookie crop in NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series some of the same good advice he got as a young driver.

Joey Logano’s crew chief likes new aero rules, drop in downforce
Todd Gordon, Joey Logano's crew chief, said downforce has been cut a lot with NASCAR's new aero rules for 2017.

New England Super Bowl win bad sign for Hendrick Motorsports?
Joe Gibbs Racing has won the Cup title three of the last four times after the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl

‘It was epic:’ Why Clint Bowyer will never forget his first race on asphalt
Clint Bowyer recalls one of his best stories as an up-and-coming racer. And there's a police report to prove it.

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No updates today folks. I am very, very much "under the weather". Very little sleep, last night, and having trouble staying awake. and moving around , today.

Chemo-therapy sucks



DW turns 70: Celebrating Waltrip's top moments

Darrell Waltrip Through the Years

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Legendary Charlie Daniels Band to perform at Talladega infield concert on May 6
Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels and his band will perform in concert at Talladega Superspeedway on May 6.

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NASCAR Cup: Front Row Motorsports plans 2018 expansion

NASCAR Cup: Stewart-Haas Racing sues Nature's Bakery

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NASCAR heads to Houston, takes to Twitter to prep for Super Bowl 51

NASCAR is getting ready for its own Super Bowl, the Daytona 500, in three weeks. But this weekend, its the real Super Bowl.

Stewart-Haas Racing files suit against sponsor of Danica Patrick’s team
Stewart-Haas Racing says lawsuit 'will not impact the organization’s on-track efforts.'

Danica Patrick appears in Players’ Tribune ‘Stand Up’ video about social media abuse
Danica Patrick appears with Michael Phelps, Von Miller and others to address how they deal with the abusive side of social media.


Suarez's five-year plan heads for new heights

@nascarcasm: Is Daytona 500 actually NASCAR's 'Super Bowl'?

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Five NASCAR Teams Ready To Move Up To The Cup Series

Kevin Harvick: Phoenix Raceway, fans ‘deserve’ major upgrades

NASCAR stars offer their opinions on biggest moments of 2016

Looking ahead: 5 keys to success for Clint Bowyer in 2017

NASCAR drivers share their favorite Super Bowl snacks

Daytona Day Bingo

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There are three career to-dos on the bucket list of celebrity NASCAR wife and fashion/lifestyle blogger Samantha Busch, and ...
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BK Racing's driver lineup will undergo a major facelift for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, putting a trio of young drivers in their Toyota
HOUSTON — Few young drivers possess as much potential on the track as Ryan Blaney and Darrell Wallace Jr. But the two up-and-coming NASCAR 
Saturday is designated as World Cancer Day, and the impact of fighting this disease is not lost on young NASCAR star driver Bubba Wallace, who is 


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 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. now the ‘old guy’ as Roush Fenway undergoes ‘culture shift’

After the departure of Greg Biffle, Roush Fenway Racing's hopes for success rest with Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 

Danica Patrick appears in Players’ Tribune ‘Stand Up’ video about social media abuse

Danica Patrick appears with Michael Phelps, Von Miller and others to address how they deal with the abusive side of social media.


With new aero rules for 2017 and not another test session for months, this week's test in Phoenix took on urgency for the likes of Joey Logano.


Meet Julia Landauer: A new role model in NASCAR

What's in a Number? Cole Whitt's No. 72

Junior on TV: 'What's the worst that could happen?'

Junior breaks down the art of drafting

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Aric Almirola: ‘Imperative’ Richard Petty Motorsports focus on one-car effort
Richard Petty Motorsports fielded two cars for the last five seasons

Kevin Harvick will be ‘very involved’ in building Stewart-Haas’ Xfinity program

Kevin Harvick will join Cole Custer in the first year of Stewart-Haas Racing's Xfinity team.

Regan Smith says ‘I’m not done racing’ as he searches for a ride
Southern 500 champ gives an update on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio about his plans for this season.

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 Dale Earnhardt Jr. to serve as Race Analyst for The Clash at Daytona on FOX Sports 1

Final stage of Texas Motor Speedway track renovation project to begin next week with repaving

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Nascar driver Brendan Gaughan, 41, on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. Gaughan is opening a new legal "moonshine" distillery in ...
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NASCAR mailbag: Sorting through an offseason of change



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Social Roundup #ThrowbackThursday: a network theme song and an airborne Ricky Rudd
Also in this social roundup, Dale Earnhardt Sr. checks out a track construction site.

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NASCAR Cup: TriStar returns with Cole Whitt

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NASCAR Next's Alon Day eager for new chapter

Harvick, Childers ready to tackle fresh '17 challenges

Groundhog causes 10-minute delay at Michigan

Drivers with Daytona 500 plans for 2017 season 

2017 helmet preview

Blaney, Larson, Dillon are heart of sport's next class of greats

Teams leave Phoenix test ready to dissect data

Full Phoenix test results 

Junior's worried about bacon, 'jacked up' to go fast

What time is the Super Bowl of NASCAR? Daytona 500 quick guide

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Fastest Fiddle! The Charlie Daniels Band set for Talladega’s Saturday Night Concert, May 6

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88 Hendrick Motorsports team accomplishes in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. But there are other important pieces to the ...
"Phoenix really showed in that fall race that we were one of the fastest cars," Wallace recalled last month during the NASCAR Media Tour hosted by 
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NASCAR Cup: Tony Gibson has gallbladder removed

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Danica Patrick’s goal for 2017 is simple: ‘Be my best’

Cole Whitt will drive the No. 72 Ford in his third full-time season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Check out Texas Motor Speedway’s altered Turns 1, 2
Texas Motor Speedway is in the middle of a repave and lowering the banking in Turns 1 and 2 to 20 degrees.

NASCAR on NBC podcast, Ep. 62: Carolyn Manno on NASCAR America and a new podcast

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was happy to be back; Kevin Harvick sorted out his team's switch to Ford; and Daniel Suarez got some seat time. The Phoenix test had a lot to see, including Carl Edwards

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NASCAR Announces 2017 Schedule For NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series

12-Race Calendar Slated For Latin America’s Top Racing Series

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 Chad Knaus: ‘We’ve got a couple more years left in us’

Chad Knaus says it would be hard to walk away from the sport if he and Jimmie Johnson win an eighth Cup title.

Fast forward: Martin Truex Jr. ready to make new memories in Daytona 500

The Furniture Row Racing driver looks to create a different highlight reel for this year's Daytona 500.

Kevin Harvick begins Stewart-Haas’ Ford era at Phoenix test

Kevin Harvick was the first Stewart-Haas Racing driver to experience the team's new Ford-powered cars on track.

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A week after announcing changes in the points system to determine a regular season and playoff champion, more changes are in store for NASCAR ...
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Perhaps no driver is excitedly chomping at the bit to get into Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway than Clint Bowyer, who suffered through ...
Beyond the Flag
Coughlin, the grandson of Jeg Coughlin Sr., will drive the NASCAR No. 13 JEGS/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra in 2017. Coughlin made history by winning ...

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NASCAR Cup: Phoenix International Raceway undergoes makeover

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Phoenix test: Scenes from the desert

Joey Logano loves location of Phoenix start/finish line

Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks testing at Phoenix

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Grant Enfinger revealed as fourth ThorSport driver
Grant Enfinger won his first Truck race last season for GMS Racing at Talladega Superspeedway.

Active full-time Cup drivers who have won the Daytona 500
Nine active full-time drivers have won the "Great American Race."

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was ‘freaking pumped’ for Phoenix test

A three-time Phoenix winner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said the track's renovation will provide "chaos" and "action" in races when done.

Social Roundup: Day 1 of Phoenix Raceway test
A social media recap of the first NASCAR test of 2017.

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NASCAR Cup: Jeffrey Earnhardt gets Daytona 500 ride

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Edwards attends Phoenix test to guide rookie Suarez

Sponsor sync: ThorSport, Menards rebuild after fire


NASCAR restarts should be wilder than ever at Phoenix when the track finishes its facelift next year. New amenities will benefit the IndyCar Series as well

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 Carl Edwards: ‘surreal’ to be at Phoenix test with Daniel Suarez

Carl Edwards further denied that he is currently making plans to run for public office.

Could Dodge be ready to return to NASCAR by 2018? 

Kligerman: NASCAR is Uncool, Which Makes It So Cool

Ben Rhodes returns to ThorSport with new number
Ben Rhodes will return for his second season in the Camping World Truck Series.

Matt Tifft shares before and after photos of brain
Matt Tifft underwent brain surgery last summer to remove a low-grade tumor. 

Jeffrey Earnhardt has ride for Daytona 500
Nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. has ride with a team that has a charter, guaranteeing a Daytona 500 start. 

Abundance of sponsors led to JTG Daugherty Racing expanding to two teams
Chris Buescher will be AJ Allmendinger's first teammate in four years 

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Kahne drives for Hendrick Motorsports, which puts him in some of the best racecars available in NASCAR, but which also puts him under deeper ...

Carl Edwards shocked the racing community Jan. 11, announcing his abrupt departure from Joe Gibbs Racing and full-time Monster Energy NASCAR ...
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NASCAR fans mark your calendars, the Hauler Parade is coming back to the Las Vegas Strip.The parade, which features around 18-wheeler haulers ..., Edition: Global
Already promoted to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, reigning Xfinity Series champion Daniel Suarez has yet to take a lap in a Cup car.
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Things are looking up for the iconic Wood Brothers Racing team heading into NASCAR's premier series in 2017. In a development that will guarantee ...
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Ty Dillon, the grandson of iconic NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, has finally reached the pinnacle of American stock car racing. His path to ...
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Beyond the Cockpit: Brennan Poole Gunning for Championship Run with Chip Ganassi Racing
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Jeff Gordon joins elite company with Rolex 24 win

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New Egypt, NJ (January 31, 2017) – For the second year in a row, a Perfect Attendance Bonus award will be doled out to one New Egypt Speedway driver courtesy of S&D Bodyline. Competitors in the Modified, Sportsman or Crate Modified class that compete in every scheduled 2017 point event in their respective division will be eligible. At the regular season finale at the Ocean County, NJ dirt oval, all drivers fulfilling the perfect attendance requirements will have their name placed into a drawing. The winning name drawn will receive a body kit which will include two doors, two quarter panels, A-pillars and B-pillars from S&D Bodyline.

S&D Bodyline, owned by Don Biegley, is a specialty fabrication business for asphalt and dirt racing. Located in Bath, Pennsylvania, they provide complete racecar bodies to fabrication work along with a full supply of parts, wheels and everything in between. S&D Bodyline has gained a strong reputation within the racing community by providing quality workmanship and outstanding customer service. For additional information, please contact Don at S&D Bodyline at (610) 393-9337 or visit his website at

New Egypt Speedway is a 7/16th mile, family friendly dirt racing track located minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure on Route 539 in New Egypt, NJ. For more information, please visit the speedway’s official website at In addition, “Like” us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at


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 Back in the saddle: Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks to this season and beyond

Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses with NBC getting back into the car, the challenges he'll face and what's next.

Phoenix Raceway will move start/finish line as part of changes
International Speedway Corp. announces $178 in renovations to Phoenix Raceway.

Ryan Truex lands full-time Truck Series ride with Hattori Racing Enterprises
The brother of Martin Truex Jr. will compete in his first full-time season in any of NASCAR's national series.



Memorable moments at Phoenix

Harvick by a hair over Edwards

Harvick, Junior, Suarez highlight crucial preseason Phoenix test

Drivers, teams react to big Phoenix Raceway news

Marquee wins of Jeff Gordon's career

Junior calls in to the Rolex 24 to talk Gordon, weather conditions, past experience

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At only 18 years of age, Gaulding has achieved a lifetime goal of competing full-time in NASCAR's premier Cup Series. His first season begins this ...
{Welcome to the club Dale ! SO WERE MINE ! AND Everybody else who lives in ,or has lived in, the United States ! So I too, want to see that Presidential Order repealed, and NOW!}

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On ‘back burner’ of rookie class, Ty Dillon aims to leave doubters ‘surprised’ in Cup Series

Ty Dillon joins Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez and Gray Gaulding in the 2017 rookie class in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Harrison Burton wins super late model event at SpeedFest 2017
Harrison Burton beat Erik Jones in the season opener for the Champion Racing Association.

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NASCAR Xfinity: Kyle Busch schedules 10 races

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Gordon, No. 10 team win overall Rolex 24 title

NASCAR family cheers Gordon and Ganassi on Rolex 24 wins

'Slam dunk' opportunity fuels Gordon at Rolex 24

Scenes from the 2017 Rolex 24 action

Passion makes Chip Ganassi Rolex 24 royalty


Ricky Taylor used a gutsy move to fiercely grab a victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona that had seemingly slipped out of reach.

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Jason Stockert named Xfinity crew chief for Michael Annett
Michael Annett is entering his first season with JR Motorsports

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 Michael Annett, Jason Stockert reunite for 2017, plan big success

Cars have officially hit the track at Talladega Superspeedway in anticipation of the exciting 2017 season

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Ryan Blaney and the Wood Brothers' first full-time season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was a learning experience for both. And the 
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Last weekend, Busch and his older brother, Kurt, got outside of their NASCAR cars to compete in the Race of Champions against drivers from IndyCar, ...
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Kevin Harvick, left, is embraced by team owner Richard Childress, right, after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Coca-Cola 600 auto race in ...
CHARLOTTE, NC (WSET) - Veteran NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler of Emporia will race in next month's Daytona 500. The full-time Xfinity Series ...

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NASCAR Cup: Daytona 500 Michael Waltrip's last race

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Landon Cassill enters his fourth full-time season in the Cup Series 10 years after his NASCAR debut.

Atlanta, New Hampshire Motor Speedway enter Super Bowl wager
Race tickets and victory lane celebrations are at stake depending on who wins between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.

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2017 Full Race Schedule at Bridgeport Speedway

      2017 Bridgeport Speedway Schedule   3/18       –              Practice 5/8 mile and mile (Mandatory Rookie Attendance) – Rain Date 3/18 3/24       –              Day 1 of 60 Over Special Weekend – 358 Small Blocks, Open Practice, and Rookie Race 3/25       –              Day 2 of 60 Over Special Weekend – Poker #1/Doug Hoffman Memorial – Big Blocks, Crate/Sportsman, and

The Bridgeport Speedway Uses Motorsports to Jumpstart the 2017 Season by Deb Smith

*** As appears in Area Auto Racing News   While mid-January is typically referred to as “the off-season”, things were bustling around Motorsports this weekend and the Bridgeport Speedway display! The cars of 2016 Champion, Ryan Watt and Crate/Sportsman driver, Roger Manning appeared in the Bridgeport Speedway booth while Jon Keller’s Micro Sprint 600 ride in Ed Barber’s No. 99B

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  ThorSport Racing shop close to completion

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Michael Shank Receives Bob Snodgrass Award

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 Dale Earnhardt Jr. sponsored by Nationwide in 20 points races this season

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 will have Nationwide on it for the Daytona 500, Coke 600, Southern 500 and six playoff races.

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CORDELE, Ga. (Jan. 27, 2017) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series has landed at Crisp Motorsports Park, home of Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Ga. for CRA SpeedFest 2017 this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The event will see...Read more

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2017) – They say history has a way of repeating itself…and for Cunningham Motorsports that may just be true. The organization will make its return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)...Read more

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TOLEDO, Ohio (Jan. 26, 2017) - It was a combination of a lot of pieces, parts and influential people that came together in the nick of time to help Andy Hillenburg win the 1995 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards national...Read more

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Ford would 'never rule out' Tony Stewart at Le Mans

Now aligned with his NASCAR team, Ford Performance won in its return last year to the renowned race in France. 

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 Series sponsor logo replacing driver’s name on front windshield of Cup cars

Driver names now will be placed on rear windshield of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars.

Month before first full Cup season, Michael McDowell giving away only NASCAR trophy

Michael McDowell encouraged as he is set to run every Cup race for Leavine Family Racing this year for the first time.

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Is Danica Patrick's career in jeopardy? Is the new points system going to work out? Is a road-course race at Charlotte a good idea? Our gang has at it.

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 Need for speed? Rolex 24 set to kick off motorsports season   

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NASCAR Lags Behind Drag Racing in Female Diversity
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Kyle Busch and NOS Energy Drink ‘Live Like a Champion’ again in 2017 XFINITY Series

With positive outlook Darrell Wallace Jr. hopeful for XFINITY championship run

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Mr. Busch, a 27-time race winner in Nascar's Sprint Cup Series (he won the 2004 championship), who now drives the No. 41 Ford Fusion for ...
Granted two charters under the business model NASCAR implemented going into 2016, a spokesperson for the team told RACER that the No.
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There was a lot to like about his rookie season for NASCAR driver Chase Elliott. Although he didn't win a race in 2016, Elliott won the pole for the ...
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SunnyD Launches “Race with Ricky” Sweepstakes

Concord, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2017) – Any NASCAR fan would jump at the chance to go wheel to wheel with one of their favorite drivers; SunnyD and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are making that happen for a few lucky fans this season.
The SunnyD “Race with Ricky” Sweepstakes has kicked off and fans simply need to visit to enter. One lucky winner has the chance to win a trip to Charlotte with four friends where they will race go-karts against the two-time NASCAR champion.
“I love any opportunity to race and I know our fans do too,” said Stenhouse.  “SunnyD came up with this idea and I can’t wait to race the grand prize winner this fall.  I know we’ll have a lot of fun at the track and they’ll get to see where our SunnyD racecars are built.”
In addition to the grand prize winner, weekly winners will receive a SunnyD Racing prize pack that includes a diecast collectable car, team hat, t-shirt, can koozie and mini helmet.  Fans can also look for special SunnyD packaging featuring Stenhouse at their local retailers throughout the season.
Visit for sweepstakes details.  Follow @SunnyDelight, @SunnyDRacing, @RoushFenway & @Stenhouse17Team on Twitter and like SunnyD, SunnyD Racing and Roush Fenway on Facebook for sweepstakes updates throughout the season.
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 Michael Waltrip will retire from NASCAR after 30th and final start in the Daytona 500

The two-time winner of the Great American Race will make his 30th start in the season opener.

When he retires from NASCAR, Paul Menard will go racing – ice racing, that is

Paul Menard is a 10-time event winner in International Ice Racing Association competition.

Brad Keselowski admires how Roger Penske embraces technology
Brad Keselowski is in awe of team owner Roger Penske for a lot of things. Here's his favorite Penske story. 



Michael Waltrip to attempt final Daytona 500 start

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NASCAR Cup: Rick Ware Racing lays out 2017 plans

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NASCAR on NBC podcast, Ep. 61: Steve Letarte on 2017 race enhancements

The crew chief analyzes how the addition of stages and regular-season bonuses in the playoffs should provide more compelling moments this year

Terry Labonte to be inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

NASCAR's 'Iceman' will join fellow champion Herb Thomas in seven-member class in June.

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NASCAR Cup: Charlotte Motor Speedwat road-course race great idea

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Kyle Busch Set For 10 XFINITY Races

Kasey Kahne Talks Sprint Cars & Fun

" Just my humble opinion" : the new NASCAR competition rules changes ."

Update ... It is my understanding now ,  that "The Chase" , while somewhat altered (added to ), will remain this year.

I still remain adamant on my opinions of Brian France. Mike Helton, and etc.,etc., etc. ! So I will not retract my statement of 1/25/16.

I'm just stating what I now, know.

I made a mistake. My apologies .


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SHR's move to Ford brings new relationship for Team Penske 

Need for speed? Rolex 24 set to kick off motorsports season 

Beard wars: Jimmie Johnson vs. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

First look: NASCAR fire suits for 2017

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Joey Logano is wondering just how the new aero package will affect racing this year, but there will be time to digest that later. Frankly, there's a lot to digest as the season nears.

How NASCAR is awash in a state of transition in 2017

From a new points format to veteran drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr. staving off retirement, the theme of the sport's media days was one of constant change.

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ISC official says in call with investor analysts that fan feedback to NASCAR enhancements is 'overwhelmingly positive

Ryan Blaney wants more ovations, but there’s one he’d rather forget
Ryan Blaney is looking forward to his second full-time season in Cup and recalls a lesson he learned early in his career.

Let there be light … at Martinsville Speedway

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NASCAR Lags Behind Drag Racing in Female Diversity
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Cole Custer believes new XFINITY Series team can compete for championship

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Joey Logano never set out to be the bad guy of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage but he's embraced the black hat regardless.
Bubba Wallace doesn't have sponsorship locked down for a full Xfinity Series season but is optimistic that performance is the key to unlocking ...

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Los Angeles – January 25, 2016 – Hall of Fame Crew Chief and NASCAR analyst Larry McReynolds debuts his new show, Larry Mac: America’s Crew Chief, today on PodcastOne, the nation’s largest advertiser-supported podcast network, announced Founder and Executive Chairman Norman Pattiz. The podcast will take NASCAR fans inside the pits to experience, first-hand, how the most successful NASCAR drivers, crew chiefs, team owners and sponsors compete for the NASCAR Cup Championship. Each week, fans will look back at Larry’s career, hear interviews with the top players in racing, receive up-to-date breaking news from all the current NASCAR stars, and have the opportunity to ask Larry their own questions via social media. The podcast is available every Wednesday on, the PodcastOne app and iTunes.
“I am so excited about my new weekly podcast on PodcastOne,” said McReynolds. “Each week, I'll discuss everything NASCAR, including the actual race, technical issues, rule infractions and race winning, or losing, strategy! I'll take questions from you, the fans, as well. Let's go podcasting!”
Justin Haley will not turn 18 years old until April 28 and will have to miss the first two races of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season at ...

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NASCAR Cup: speculation has Carl Edwards making Senate run

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Suarez: I don’t care about Trump or politics

Joey Logano isn’t bothered by boo-birds

Hamlin on Daytona 500: ‘It’s so hard to repeat’

Keselowski encouraged by new concussion study 

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    NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves Drivers Council

    NASCAR Cup: BK Racing adds Corey LaJoie, Gray Gaulding to driver stable

    Amanda Vincent

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    Kyle Larson: getting second Cup win ‘just as important’ the first
    Kyle Larson said it's getting harder for him to find sprint car races that fit into his NASCAR schedule 

    Israeli racer hopes to soon have his Day in NASCAR
    Israeli driver Alon Day says that when it comes to his racing career, he’s all-in for NASCAR.

    Darrell Wallace Jr. enters 2017 with sponsorship secured for just the first six races of the Xfinity season.

    NASCAR unveils latest Driver for Diversity class
    The class includes four returning members and the granddaughter of the first woman to race in the Xfinity Series

    Kasey Kahne optimistic No. 5 team can make ‘jump’ back to winning ways
    Kasey Kahne didn't lead a lap in 2016 and hasn't won since 2014.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t be on Drivers Council this year
    Dale Earnhardt Jr., who has played a key role in the Drivers Council, will step away from serving on it this year.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. excited about return to racing, but also eyes retirement

    " Just my humble opinion" : the new NASCAR competition rules changes .

    While I think the changes should be okay . I do dread what the 2 additional cautions per race is likely to bring . Remember ? "Cautions breed cautions"

    Where I disagree very strongly is the scrapping of " The Chase "

    That format, with the elimination races , over the last few years , was just fine.

    It should've been LEFT IN TACT !!!!

    Also, I have lowered my personal view of Brian France, Mike Helton, and all of the drivers (current, and retired) and announcers who constantly kiss NASCAR's butts, saying, basically " This is great !"

    " Just my  humble opinion" ?



     Dale Earnhardt Jr. ready for 2017 season to get here

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    Carl Edwards said he "definitely would consider" running against Missouri's Claire McCaskill for a U.S. Senate seat in 2018. 

    Earnhardt Jr. has new outlook on life, racing

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s perspective on life has changed since a concussion kept him from racing the final half of last season. He also has a new outlook on his career.

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    Corey LaJoie will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the Daytona 500. 

     When Kyle Busch had to tell eager-to-learn teammate Daniel Suarez ‘No more’
    Daniel Suarez is like a sponge, he wants to soak up everything Kyle Busch tells him, sometimes much to Busch's dismay.

    Everything is new again for Clint Bowyer in first season with Stewart-Haas Racing
    Clint Bowyer starts the fourth chapter of his Cup Series career next month in the Daytona 500.

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    NASCAR Makes Changes to the Playoff System Formerly Known as the Chase
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    NASCAR revealed enhancements to its season-long championship format for all three national series on Monday night, and once you get past the ...
    In his graduation to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Jones will make a home at Furniture Row Racing in a newly formed second team.

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    NASCAR changes full of irony

    NASCAR Cup: NMPA names Jimmie Johnson as its Driver of the Year

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