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(12/21/14)

Courteousy FOX Sports NASCAR.com (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/ ) :

Double duty: Kurt Busch's busy day in May a top 2014 moment



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Courteousy Dover International Speedway (http://www.doverspeedway.com/): 

  Michael Tatoian promoted to president of Dover International Speedway - See more at: http://www.doverspeedway.com/news-3/#sthash.AxFFhPTt.dpuf

Firefly and Stagecoach Present Big Barrel Country Music Festival - See more at: http://www.doverspeedway.com/news-3/#sthash.AxFFhPTt.dpuf

Courteousy Pocono Raceway (http://www.poconoraceway.com/):

Pocono Raceway Tunnel to Get Makeover


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April 24-25Garden State Endurance Challenge: South Jersey Region SCCA Devil in the Dark 12-Hour, ChumpCar World Series 12-Hour, NJ MiniGP 12-Hour, Endurance Karting 12-Hour
April 26ChampTruck World Series – Inaugural ChampTruck event in United States
May 2-3Championship Cup Series
May 8-1024 Hours of LeMons: Real Hoopties of New Jersey
May 23-24ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
June 5-7South Jersey Region SCCA Lightning Challenge
June 13-14Weekend of Thunder featuring Trans-Am Championship, Formula Lites, Pro IT Series
July 10-12Vintage Motorcycle Festival featuring AHRMA and vintage swap meet
July 18-19Championship Cup Series
July 24-26SCCA U.S. Majors Tour
August 1-2Monster Truck
August 8Warrior Dash
August 14-16South Jersey Region SCCA Summer Thunder
August 28-30F2000 Championship, F1600 Championship, Atlantic Championship, North American Road Racing Association (NARRA)
September 5-6Championship Cup Series
September 11-13MotoAmerica Championship of New Jersey
September 19-20Vintage Racer Group
October 16-18South Jersey Region SCCA Jersey Road Racing Classic


Recent News

(12/20/14)



Courteousy The Stock Car Gazette (http://MotorSportsNews.Net)
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Stock Car Gazette
Who Should You Watch For In 2015 (Part 4)?
by Chuck Abrams
 
You can check out PART 1 HEREPART 2 HERE, and PART 3 HERE.


Kevin O’Connell Wins 2014 Toyota Southwest Superlates Winter Classic ORANGE COUNTY, Ca. – December 19, 2014 – O’Connell Racing, a leading professional motorsports company announced today that team road course driver Kevin O’Connell won the third ... - See more at: http://www.catchfence.com/#sthash.ncpMHU2u.dpuf

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Charlotte Business Journal (blog)
Sprint logos can be seen behind Jamie McMurray as he celebrates winning the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.
Business Insider
Since 2008, NASCAR's top drivers have chased the Sprint Cup, the trophy ... deal started in 2004 when Nextel replaced long-time sponsor Winston.
PaddockTalk
The open team test, the first of 13 on NASCAR's 2015 testing schedule, will take place from 1-5:30 p.m., with a 30-minute break from 3-3:30 p.m. and ...
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At the conclusion of the season, top competitors from around the country will be invited to a year-end event to see how they compare with each other.
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Scratching An Itch

If the offseason is near torture for race fans, imagine what it's like for the drivers. Many racers have found that iRacing.com is a salve, and 20 of them faced off in the Pro Race of Champions. John Oreovicz


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When should NASCAR act on Kurt Busch / Patricia Driscoll incident?
 
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Even in crowded Christmas sweater field, Junior's stands out


(12/19/14)


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Larry Mac's 12 Days of Christmas: Gordon wins fifth at Brickyard


Mingle in Motown: Junior, Gordon, Larson finish out year in style



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NASCAR title series up for grabs
 
written by Claire M. Steen
 
submitted by Amanda Vincent


Santa Kyle: See Busch's new green fire suit


Dover International Speedway names new president 


2014 driver season report cards



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Pro Wrestler turned Short Track Racer to Compete in Select 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Races for Team Stange Racing Team Stange Racing announced today that they will campaign the number 47 Ford Fusion - Bell Plantation, NASCAR K&N Car for Pro Wrestler/Race Car Driver Mike Senica, for - See more at: http://www.catchfence.com/#sthash.2gs10Loe.dpuf

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NASCAR.com's Superstore offers a wide selection of apparel and diecast cars honoring Cup champion Kevin Harvick, Nationwide champion Chase ...
The Times Herald
There will most likely be some changes implemented by NASCAR. I often think that they really don't give some of their changes enough time to see if ...
Indianapolis Star
Hornish recently signed with Petty's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team for the 2015 season, so to better understand the employer he requested an ...
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However before the 2014 year comes to a close, I want to continue to reflect on some of the best moments from the NASCAR season this year.
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"The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the national series of Canada, and this schedule once again gives fans from across the country a chance to ...
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(12/18/14)

Courteousy SpeedwayMedia.com (http://www.speedwaymedia.com/): 

Atlanta Motor Speedway To Host 2015 NASCAR Season’s First Sprint Cup Series Open Team Test Feb. 26

An open team test for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams onThursday, Feb. 26, 2015 will kick off four consecutive days of on-track NASCAR action at Atlanta Motor Speedway leading into the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 weekend

Darlington Raceway to Celebrate Past, Present and Future Leading into 2015 Labor Day Weekend

With Darlington Raceway entering its 66th consecutive year hosting NASCAR’s top-tier touring series, the track will commemorate its return to Labor Day weekend in 2015 by honoring its storied past while celebrating the future.


Courteousy FOX Sports NASCAR.com (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news):

Countdown: Five 'new' faces who impressed in '14 NASCAR season

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/photos/five-new-faces-who-impressed-in-the-2014-nascar-season-121814


Will NASCAR still thrive without Sprint as top series' title sponsor?


Naughty or nice? NASCAR Wonka hands out Christmas gifts



Top 31 Moments: No. 14 -- Kurt Busch's return to Victory Lane (VIDEO)

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/top-31-moments-no-14-kurt-busch-s-return-to-victory-lane-121814



Courteousy Amanda Vincent
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Darrell Wallace Jr. joins Roush Fenway Racing
 
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Larson, McMurray to drive in Rolex 24 At Daytona

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/12/18/kyle-larson-jamie-mcmurray-rolex-24-at-daytona-chip-ganassi-racing.html

Crew member suspended for violation of NASCAR substance abuse policy

Sponsor extends partnership with RCR


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The Michigan Heritage presented to Chevy Racing BROOKLYN, Mich. (December 17, 2014) – The Michigan Heritage trophy is a recognition and celebration of the automobile and its importance to the race track and manufacturers competing ... - See more at: http://www.catchfence.com/#sthash.H4neDmGq.dpuf
Martinsville Speedway’s Christmas Toy Drive Raises More Than $13,000 For Grace Network MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Dec. 17, 2014) - The holiday season is a time for giving and Martinsville Speedway’s 18th annual Christmas Toy Drive showed - See more at: http://www.catchfence.com/#sthash.H4neDmGq.dpuf
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Orlando Business Journal (blog)
Get a behind-the-wheel look at International Drive's newest attraction as racers take to the track at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour at I-Drive ...
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After falling short of a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team are no 
PitTalks.com
 
  The GOOD, The BAD, and The EMBARRASSING moments on pit road for 2014!
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Kurt Busch, Patricia Driscoll testify in Delaware hearing
 
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Opinion: Driscoll vs. Busch …. True Or Not It Does Not Belong In The Motorsports Headlines

I am tired of hearing all this crap about Kurt Busch allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and how she is in fear for her life and the safety of her child. Before we all jump on the hate Kurt Busch wagon because he is an abuser, let me let you in on a few things. Patricia […]

Weathertech Signs Two-Year Extension with L.P. Dumoulin

L.P. Dumoulin and King Autosport announced on Wednesday, December 17th that they have signed a two-year contract extension with Weathertech Canada.



OSCAAR Releases Complete 2015 Schedule

Over the last quarter-century, OSCAAR Racing has thrilled thousands of stock car fans across Ontario with entertaining stock car action. The 2015 season marks OSCAAR’s 25th anniversary and one of its most aggressive schedules to date.


(12/17/14)

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Courteousy FOX Sports NASCAR.com (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news) :

Larry Mac's 12 Days of Christmas: No. 7 - Penske dominance



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Checking In With Brad

Brad Keselowski fell short of a second Sprint Cup title in 2014, but he was certainly newsworthy. Ryan McGee asked him about the new Chase, aggressive driving and, of course, Jeff Gordon. ESPN The Mag


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High 5: On fire, fight fallout, 'Smoke' damage


Dale Jr. to NBC: Broadcast like Squier, '79 500


Fuel gamble bites Jimmie Johnson


NASCAR Illustrated- Question and Quotes: Maintaining friendships



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Brian Vickers has undergone heart surgery and will miss the start of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, his team Michael Waltrip ...

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick has been named Driver of the Year by a panel of broadcasters and journalists. Harvick ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend is delivering emotional testimony in a Delaware courtroom, seeking an order that Busch stay ...
Tulsa World
The high-dollar auto racing teams and weekend races are bankrolled by corporations, which in turn are rewarded with visibility to millions of NASCAR ...

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NASCAR integrates technology to help regulate penalties during a stop



UNOH Named Official Educational Partner of Daytona International Speedway Ohio-Based School is Home to the Nation’s First Motorsports Degree Program DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway (DIS) today announced a new partnership with the University of Northwestern ... - See more at: http://www.catchfence.com/#sthash.14rC1SsO.dpuf

Findit.net continues support of NASCAR driver Ted Minor December 16, 2014- Charlotte, NC - Findit.net announce a key sponsorship for two drivers in the 2015 season. Findit.net will be sponsoring NASCAR driver, Ted Minor and ... - See more at: http://www.catchfence.com/#sthash.14rC1SsO.dpuf
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Ben Kennedy joins Red Horse Racing
 
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Top candidates to fill in for Brian Vickers
 
written by Christopher Sorbey
 
submitted by Amanda Vincent

 
Top-10 greatest career moments for Jeff Burton
 
written by Christopher Sorbey
 
submitted by Amanda Vincent

 
Ray Black Jr. goes full-time truck racing
 
Amanda Vincent

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Through its 2014 fundraising campaign, The Dale Jr. Foundation (TDJF) earned $933,364 – the most it has ever raised in a single year since its inception in 2007. That money will be distributed to more than 70 charities, including Barium Springs Home for Children, Camp LUCK, Carolina’s Healthcare Foundation (Levine Children’s Hospital), Classroom Central, DonorsChoose.org, Health Reach Community Clinic, Kinder-Mourn Inc., Make-A-Wish, Mooresville Area Christian Mission, SCAN of Iredell County and Speedway Children’s Charities.


NASCAR and Sprint have enjoyed a long and productive partnership that has returned significant value to both parties. We understand significant changes within Sprint and the highly competitive business environment it is in has led to a decision not to extend its Cup Series entitlement position following the 2016 season.

(12/16/14) 

Courteousy Amanda Vincent

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Sprint to leave NASCAR after 2016

Courteousy NASCAR.com (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html):

Sponsor re-ups for Cassill's XFINITY ride

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/12/16/landon-cassill-g-k-services-returns-as-primary-sponsor-xfinity-series.html

Ray Black Jr. to run full Truck Series schedule in '15

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/12/16/ray-black-jr-ss-green-light-racing-partner-for-2015-truck-series-ride.html

NASCAR TV schedule: Week of Dec. 15-21

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/12/15/nascar-tv-schedule-week-of-december-15-21.html

FOX to air 2015 season preview on Sunday

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/12/16/2015-a-new-era-fox-special-season-preview-daytona-500-dale-earnhardt-jr.html

Rutledge Wood lands with NBC Sports

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/12/16/nascar-rutledge-wood-to-join-nbc-sports-2015.html

Jimmie Johnson, MLB MVP Clayton Kershaw sing?

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/blogs/inside-groove/jimmie-johnson-clayton-kershaw-sing-at-american-country-countdown-awards-dodgers-mlb.html

Courteousy FOX Sports NASCAR.com (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news):

Larry Mac's 12 Days of Christmas: No. 8 -- 'Dinger wins at the Glen

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/video/larry-mac-s-12-days-of-christmas-aj-allmendinger-wins-at-watkins-glen-international-121614

Words won't hurt me? The 10 most memorable quotes of 2014

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/photos/words-won-t-hurt-me-the-10-most-memorable-quotes-of-2014-121614

Hard knocks: Despite making Chase, Aric Almirola endured bumpy 2014

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/photos/hard-knocks-despite-making-chase-aric-almirola-endured-bumpy-2014-121614

31 Moments: No. 16 -- Keselowski's Martinsville troubles (VIDEO)

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/31-moments-no-16-brad-keselowski-s-martinsville-speedway-troubles-121614


Courteousy USA Today.com (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/nascar/):

Kurt Busch’s ex describes him as alcoholic, dep…

2015 Sprint Unlimited boosts star power

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Denny Hamlin might benefit the most from JGR crew-chief swap

 4 articles, courteousy Amanda Vincent

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http://autoracingdaily.com/new-lug-nut-rule-a-nascar-safety-issue-waiting-to-happen/
New lug nut rule a NASCAR safety issue waiting to happen?
 


NASCAR expands Sprint Unlimited field
 
 
Health issue sidelines Brian Vickers for start of 2015 season
 
Amanda Vincent

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Sprint Cup Testing For 2015 Unveiled

After the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, a testing ban went into effect in the Sprint Cup Series.  Teams would not be allowed to test anywhere.  Or will they?  Goodyear held a tire test last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and according to The Charlotte Observer's Jim Utter, that's the first of what will be a lot of tests over the next few months.

While yes, regular test sessions in which teams rent tracks to test are still not allowed, there will be a series of tire tests in 2015 like in past years.  Those tire tests will be supplemented by open testing days.  Some of the testing days will be immediately prior to race weekends, while others will be immediately following tire tests.

The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rule Book lists out the following dates for tire tests and open tests:

Date                       Type of test

January 19               Goodyear tire test, Las Vegas
February 26             Open team test, Atlanta 
March 2-3                Goodyear tire test, Atlanta
March 10                 Goodyear tire test, Charlotte
March 11                 Open team test, Charlotte
April 7                     Goodyear tire test, Richmond
April 8                     Open team test, Richmond
April 13-14               Goodyear tire test, Kentucky   
April 15                   Open team test, Kentucky
April 27-28              Goodyear tire test, Indianapolis
April 29                  Open team test, Indianapolis
May 11-12               Goodyear tire test, Dover
May 13                   Open team test, Dover
June 9-10                Goodyear tire test, Darlington
June 11                   Open team test, Darlington
July 13-14               Goodyear tire test, Chicagoland
July 15                    Open team test, Chicagoland
July 28-29               Goodyear tire test, Bristol
July 30                   Open team test, Bristol
August 24-25          Goodyear tire test, Homestead
August 26               Open team test, Homestead
September 14-15     Goodyear tire test, Kansas
September 16         Open team test, Kansas
October 12-13         Goodyear tire test, Phoenix
October 14              Open team test, Phoenix
October 27-28         Goodyear tire test, Fontana
October 29             Open team test, Fontana
TODAY ON THE FRONTSTRETCH:

2014 Driver Reviews Continue!  Click here for the full upcoming schedule of reviews.

Today's reviews:
by Greg Davis
 
by Michael Mehedin
 
by Tony Lumbis
 
by Amy Henderson
 
by Greg Davis
 
by Amy Henderson
 
by Beth Lunkenheimer

by Mike Mehedin
 
by S.D. Grady
 
by Beth Lunkenheimer
 
by Brad Morgan
 
by Amy Henderson
 
by Amy Henderson
 
by Tony Lumbis
 
by Toni Montgomery
 
by Huston Ladner
 
by Jeff Wolfe
 
by Mark Howell
 
by Danny Peters

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Ray Black Jr. And SS Green Light Racing Partner for 2015 MOORESVILLE, NC – December 15, 2014 After running seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2014, SS Green Light Racing is pleased to announce that Ray ... - See more at: http://www.catchfence.com/#sthash.31fQF1sd.dpuf
Matt Brannock Promoted To Vice President At Martinsville Speedway MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Dec. 15, 2014) – Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell announced today that Matthew Brannock has been promoted to Vice President, Operations. It was one of ... - See more at: http://www.catchfence.com/#sthash.31fQF1sd.dpuf
Sonoma Raceway’s Diana Brennan Promoted to Vice President SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2014) – Diana Brennan, who has been a member of the Sonoma Raceway Media Relations department since 1999, has been promoted to Vice ... - See more at: http://www.catchfence.com/#sthash.31fQF1sd.dpuf
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The News Journal
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is scheduled to appear at Kent County Family Court on Tuesday for a hearing related to a protective order filed by his ...
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The veteran crew chief will lead the No. 43 Ford team and Dakoda Armstrong in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Kerr, a former Sprint Car champion who 
Daytona Beach News-Journal
“My gosh, I can't believe we won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race,” Allmendinger shouted in Victory Lane after a spontaneous celebration on the track with ...
Tulsa World
QuikTrip and the Folds of Honor have been named title sponsors of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' March 1 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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David Gilliland Racing Expands 
with Driver Development Program 
 
Team Looking for Up-and-Coming Drivers to Race Late Models,
Super Late Models
 
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 15, 2014) - David Gilliland Racing (DGR) is capping its successful 2014 season with the announcement of an expansion. The Mooresville, N.C.-based team now offers a driver development program that will field a second car for the 2015 season in Late Model and Super Late Model competition. DGR is seeking young, up-and-coming talent to join the program.
 
DGR is owned and operated by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland and his wife, Michelle. The team has run a successful program since 1998, racing in weekly division events at the grassroots level to regional touring series at asphalt and dirt tracks around the country.
 
The Gillilands' 14-year-old son, Todd, made his mark driving the DGR No. 98 in 2014, including earning his first Late Model pole and win in May in just his seventh start in a stock car. The organization is now ready to field a second, equally competitive team for a motivated, funded driver looking to transition from Karts, Legends or Sprint cars to bigger, NASCAR-style race cars.
 
The DGR team will maintain, house, transport and direct every aspect of the racing program, including the providing of top-level equipment, experienced crew chief and spotter, and personal coaching from David Gilliland.
 
"When we built our program, we made sure we did it right," Gilliland said. "We ensured we had the best equipment and the best experience put together to offer someone the best opportunity to showcase their talent. We're eager to talk with young racers, their families and their marketing partners to show how we can help them take their careers to the next level."
 
DGR is looking to finalize its 2015 line-up in the coming weeks. Interested candidates should contact Chris Janosko at cjanosko@davidgillilandracing.com or 928-499-0402.

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NASCAR integrates technology to help regulate penalties during a stop
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Top rookie performers in the three international series were Matthew Scannell in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Mario Dominguez in Mexico's 
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Congress cuts National Guard’s race sponsorship 

 Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne prove to be good luck for Panthers, Seahawks        


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Expanded 2015 Sprint Unlimited Field to Feature Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers

Coming off an exciting 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, NASCAR announced today all 16 Chase drivers will be eligible to compete in the 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway (DIS). The 75-lap, non-points race will once again kick off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing season Saturday, Feb. 14 (FOX, MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and will feature an expanded field of drivers based on new eligibility requirements.

BRIAN VICKERS TO MISS START OF 2015 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SEASON

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will not be available to race during the early part of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues.





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(12/15/14) 

Courteousy ESPN.com

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Jeff Gordon

Checking In With Gordon

Jeff Gordon had his best season in years and was a serious title contender. Ryan McGee asked Gordon about that and much more, including the "R-word" that seems to be on everyone's mind. ESPN The Mag

Keselowski: I respect foes, but my job is to win

Courteousy NASCAR.com (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html):

Expanded Sprint Unlimited field to feature Chase drivers

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/12/15/expanded-2015-sprint-unlimited-field-to-feature-chase-drivers-news-release.html

Jimmie Johnson set to present at ACC Awards 

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/blogs/inside-groove/jimmie-johnson-american-country-countdown-awards.html                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

NASCAR Hall of Fame announces 2015 Fan Appreciation Day

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/12/15/nascar-fan-appreciation-day-hall-of-fame.html

Atlanta names Sprint Cup race title sponsor

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/12/15/atlanta-motor-speedway-announces-sprint-cup-series-sponsor-folds-of-honor.html                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Courteousy  FOX Sports NASCAR.com (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news): 

Dave Allen named president of Auto Club Speedway

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/dave-allen-named-president-of-auto-club-speedway-121514

Photos: Kyle Larson's standout rookie season

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/photos/photos-kyle-larson-s-standout-rookie-season-121514

Danica's top five moments of 2014

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/danica-patrick-s-top-five-moments-of-2014-121514

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Brian Vickers has heart surgery, will miss start of 2015 season

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2014 NASCAR Season in Review: Most Bizarre Moments

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Who Should You Watch For In 2015 (Part 3)?
by Chuck Abrams
 
You can check out PART 1 HERE and PART 2 HERE.

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 NASCAR honors Touring Series Champions — and potential Sprint Cup stars of tomorrow      

 NASCAR: Top drivers of 2014 – No. 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.   


(12/14/14) 

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NASCAR Euro Series continues to make waves across the pond

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Johnson pounds the drum at Panthers game

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See new paint schemes for Johnson, Edwards

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'Dega disaster: Defining moment No. 18 did in Chase hopes of Kyle Busch

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(12/13/14)

News from New Egypt Speedway (http://www.newegyptspeedway.net/) (Thanks Nick, and ,or. Pete !) :

New Egypt Speedway Announces 2015 Season Schedule

Two Day All Star Cup Weekend and Return of World of Outlaw Sprints and USAC Wingless Sprints Mark Highlights

 

New Egypt, NJ--         New Egypt Speedway’s 2015 weekly racing season schedule is complete with a major addition of a two-day All Star Cup weekend event. With the success of the 2014 All Star Cup event, Speedway management created a two-day event featuring all 6 weekly running divisions who will be competing for increased purses.

 

            Friday, September 18th, will be titled the “Prelude to Cup “ and feature the Sportsman division racing for $2,000 to win and $200 to take the green, the NERS Sprints racing for $1,500 to win and $150 to take the green, and the Street Stocks racing for $500 to win $60 to take the green. The Street Stock purse will be elevated even higher thanks to Black Flagged Racing and what will be the second annual Black Flagged Racing Street Stock Spectacular. 

 

            Then on Saturday, September 19th, the third annual All Star Cup Shootout will feature a $10,000 to win, $500 to take the green, 40 lap Modified event along with a $5,000 to win, $300 to take the green Crate Modified event and an as yet to be determined NEWS Wingless Sprint event. The weekend will feature plenty of driver bonuses and fan giveaways throughout the weekend courtesy of Black Flagged Racing and more. If you are interested in becoming an All Star Cup weekend marketing sponsor, please call the Speedway at (609) 758-1900.

 

            In addition to the two-day All Star Cup weekend, New Egypt Speedway will see the return of several successful and anticipated mid week events. The World of Outlaw Sprints will return on Tuesday, May 19th, which is their only New Jersey appearance of their season. On Thursday, June 4th, the USAC Wingless Sprints will return to the Speedway and feature a different support division then the 2014 affair. The Crate Modifieds will be the featured support division that night.


            Also returning to the Speedway will be the Brett Deyo “Dirty Jersey 3” featuring a $10,000 to win Modified event and soon to be determined support divisions. The Dirty Jersey 3 will take place on Thursday, June 11th, with a rain date of Monday, June 15th. Then on Tuesday, August 25th, the Len Sammons and Bob Miller promoted Jersey Rush featuring the 410 Sprints and Modifieds will be at the Speedway. That event will carry a Wednesday, August 26th, rain date.

 

For the complete 2015 New Egypt Speedway schedule, visit our website www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us of Facebook /newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway. New Egypt Speedway is 7/16th mile, family friendly dirt racing track located minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure on Route 539 in New Egypt, NJ. 

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RCR hires former Sprint Cup champion crew chief 

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The fearless Lucas Sipka, quarter midget racer 

 Carl Edwards with JGR: It's championship or disappointment

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No. 19 of 2014's 31 top moments: Kyle Larson wins ROY honors

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How did Kyle Larson's rookie season stack up? 

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Larson to share Ganassi-Scott Xfinity ride

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TriStar Motorsports adds Cale Conley to the Driver Lineup for the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season

TriStar Motorsports is pleased to announce the addition of Cale Conley to our driver line-up for the 2015 season. The 22-year-old, West Virginia native will run the full 33-race 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule for TriStar Motorsports.


(12/12/14)

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Humble or just honest? Chase Elliott has right approach for success

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Gordon, Kahne show off ugly sweaters at party 

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XFINITY, Truck series plan for more on-track time

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Burning Questions

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Car crashes into NASCAR fan's house, collectibles destroyed

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Family tradition: A photo review of Austin Dillon's rookie season

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/photos/family-tradition-a-photo-review-of-austin-dillon-s-rookie-season-121214

 

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Cale Conley joins TriStar Motorsports

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HScott, Ganassi join forces for 2015

Amanda Vincent

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Dale Jr. builds gingerbread houses, makes nephew cry

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Photos: Chad Knaus and his wheel spacers (the real story)

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Kurt Busch heads to Barbados for more offseason racing

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Kyle Busch Motorsports unveils crew chief, number lineup

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What no-testing policy? NASCAR adds 13 'open' tests for 2015

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Top 31 Moments: No. 20 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Pocono sweep

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 Lionel Announces Top 10 Cars and Drivers of 2014

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Dalton Sargeant Joins HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks to Compete in the NASCA… Charlotte, N.C. (December 11, 2014) - HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks is proud to announce that Dalton Sargeant will join their newly-created NASCAR K&N Pro Series team ... - See more at: http://www.catchfence.com/#sthash.gpkvbb4f.dpuf
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Gordon back for 2015, not quite ready to move on

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NASCAR elevates five to vice president

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KBM sets crew chiefs, truck numbers for 2015 lineup

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Scenes from Day 2 of Charlotte tire test

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Behind the wheel with Dale Jr.'s sister

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Dale Jr. ranks on Facebook's 'most discussed' athlete list

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Ganassi and Harry Scott to field 1 Xfinity entry

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Bragging rights up for grabs at Champions Karting Challenge

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The Mock Run: Imagine sponsor censorship in NASCAR

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Exclusive: AJ Allmendinger -- 'I'll nitpick myself all day'

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Richmond race fence sitter gets jail time, fine for his actions

Tire test verdict: little change in 2015, but watch out for 2016 adjustments

Tracks continue removing seats; how it could impact fans

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NASCAR loosens up on loose lug nuts



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Kyle Busch undergoes foot surgery


 
Four NASCAR Sprint Cup teams participate in tire test at Charlotte
 
 
Kevin Harvick named Driver of the Year
 
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Four Drivers In Search of First Points Win at Charlotte Participate in Test at Charlotte Motor Speedway

The four drivers participating this week in Goodyear’s tire test atCharlotte Motor Speedway couldn’t be much more different. They drive for different teams and different manufacturers. They have different driving styles and different personalities on and off the track. But one thing Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Sam Hornish and Paul Menard all have in common is a strong desire to get a points race win at the legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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 Brian France: No changes to Chase format planned for 2015    

  NASCAR America: What it’s like to win your first race (video)     


(12/10/14)

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Year in review: The 31 defining moments of the 2014 Sprint Cup season

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Kevin Harvick wins 2014 Driver Of The Year Award (VIDEO)

Five drivers who disappointed in the 2014 Sprint Cup season

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Wild ride: A pictorial look back on Danica Patrick's bumpy 2014 season

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Chase Elliott, team get champion's welcome in Ohio

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Harvick humble brags spiffy 2015 firesuit addition

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Scenes from Day 2 of Charlotte tire test

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/12/10/charlotte-tire-test-kyle-busch-new-crew-chief-2014.html

High 5: Racing royalty, 2015 title favorites

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/blogs/inside-groove/high-five-nascar-danica-patrick-ryan-newman-car-2015-title-favorites.html

France: Chase gave drivers moments to shine

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/12/10/2014-chase-for-the-nascar-sprint-cup-brian-france-competition-elevated-momentum-into-2015.html

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Silly Season Stuff

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Grading NASCAR's Sprint Cup teams

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Who to watch in 2015 part 2

Hello folks, here is the next installment of what is going on for 2015.

Let’s start with…
 
Joe Gibbs Racing
And why not since they announced the driver and crew chief line up late this week.

As with everyone else, the handling of the new car will determine just how Gibbs performs in 2015. Lower horsepower may actually play into Toyota’s hands since they seemed to lack some power most of the year. And if they can get rid of the DNF problems (4 for Busch, 2 each for Hamlin and Kenseth) they should have all 3 of those teams in the Chase again.

Matt Kenseth will still be teamed up with Jason Ratcliff once again. While Kenseth did not win a single race in 2014, they did make and advance in the Chase. I suppose if you run that well all season long, why mess with a good thing? Look for Kenseth in Victory Lane in 2015.

Kyle Busch had a tough time last season even though he won a race. Three of the last 5 races he had a finish of 34th or worse. He and his crew chief were at odds from time to time and I think everyone expected a change. Adam Stevens will move from the Nationwide series replacing crew chief Dave Rogers. While Stevens has worked with Busch in the Nationwide series, Busch often wins there. We’ll see how they get along when Mr. Petulant isn’t winning at the Cup level. But Busch is one of the most talented drivers in the garage and if the power change levels the playing field, look for him in Victory Lane more than once.

Denny Hamlin will team up with crew chief Dave Rogers after making the final 4 at Homestead. While he was lucky enough to finish 3rd by virtue of his single win and 6 top 10 finishes in the last 7 races, including 4 straight at the end, there is still room for improvement. He needs to have more top 5 finishes and learn how to close the deal. Too often Gibbs cars could not lead at the end of a race. Denny has had double-digit top 5 finishes over half of his career. But only 3 times in his career has he had more than 2 wins in a given year. It is hard to argue with 3rd place overall, but he can’t count on that luck forever. He should make the Chase but if they don’t improve their ability to seal the deal, he won’t make the final 4.

Carl Edwards is the new guy at JGR and he will team up with Darian Grubb, Hamlin’s crew chief for the last 3 seasons. Edwards won 2 races for Roush in his last season and made the Chase finishing 9th. But he had only 14 top 10 finishes and 17 where he finished 15th or worst. He will need to cut that number a lot. Edwards can expect more power in his cars than he enjoyed last season and that should bode well for him. We’ll have to see if he experiences the kind of year that Matt Kenseth had when he joined JGR or if he will have the 4th team curse that Kasey Kahne seems to be having. I want to think he will make the Chase in 2015 with a win, but I could easily see the team just making it on points as well. Chemistry will be key for them to succeed.


JTG Daugherty Racing
The organization made history as a single car team, winning their first race and making the Chase. With Ambrose departing from Petty, Allmendinger stands to benefit from that on the road courses.

AJ Allmendinger enjoyed his best season since 2011 and made the Chase. The team also had 4 DNFs that they will need to work on if they expect to make the Chase in 2015. Without a win, the team doesn’t have much of a chance to advance into the Chase on points unless they improve significantly. That will mean more top 5 and 10 finishes.
 
Richard Petty Motorsports
With the departure of Marcos Ambrose, Petty will not enjoy the same success they have experienced the last few years. Ambrose was a threat to win the two road courses and it felt like he was on the verge of an oval win.

Aric Almirola returns after making the Chase in his best Cup season to date. Like Allmendinger, he will need to improve his top 5 and 10 finishes and they really need to improve the 6 DNFs. Those DNFs caused him to have his worst finishing position in the last 3 years. If they can do those things, another win is not out of the question. And hopefully, the struggles of the Hornish team will not weigh the organization down. More than likely, this team will not make the Chase in 2015.

Sam Hornish, Jr. will return to Cup racing replacing Ambrose for RPM. Drew Blickensderfer was the crew chief for Ambrose and it’s unclear if he will crew for Hornish. A lot has changed with the Cup cars so Hornish may have a bit of a learning curve. On the other hand with less horsepower, they will be closer to the Nationwide cars he is more familiar with. If they can crack the top 25, it will be a good season for them.
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