Super Bowl 50 result leaves NASCAR community torn

Super Bowl 50 is in the books, leaving some folks in NASCAR with smiles on their faces and others down in the dumps.We all have known for some time that defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch is a huge Denver Broncos' fan, so he's happy. So is Regan Smith, who used to drive for Furniture Row Racing, which is based in Denver, Colorado.The Broncos' 24-10 victory over the Carolina...
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6 Sprint Unlimited facts everyone needs to know

Our long national nightmare is over: The NASCAR offseason officially ends this week with the running of the Sprint Unlimited Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway (FOX, 8:30 p.m. ET).Here are six things you need to know about the first race of the NASCAR season.6. No points involved -- This is what NASCAR calls an exhibition race -- no points involved. The first points...
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NASCAR: The impact of “Smoke’s” injury

It might not be a life-threatening injury, but the news was blindsiding. Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart will miss the beginning of the 2016 campaign with what has been described as a “severe back injury” following a compression fracture while driving an ATV in the desert of California on Jan. 31. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been named as Smoke’s replacement...
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Kyle Busch, Peyton Manning championships perfectly married in Landon Cassill tweet

Driver Landon Cassill came up with the perfect synergy for Peyton Manning and Kyle Busch in a tweet after the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 on Sunday.The 2015 NASCAR season and 2015 NFL season both wound up with champions that prominently featured the number 18.Both Manning and Busch faced similar hurdles in making it to the top this year.Busch suffered a broken...
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Football flashback: That time Kyle Busch surprised Samantha Busch

Kyle Busch is a huge Denver Broncos fan and we know he and wife Samantha will be rooting hard for the Colorado team tonight in Super Bowl 50.Two years ago, Kyle and Samantha attended the AFC Championship game and were on the sidelines as they watched the Broncos win and advance to Super Bowl 48 where, unfortunately, they got pounded by Seattle.But at the AFC title game, Kyle had...
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivers Get A Taste Of Atlanta Motor Speedway In Two-Day Rookie Test

HAMPTON, Ga. (Feb. 5, 2016) – As the Georgia 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck series race – the tail end of a NASCAR twinbill at Atlanta Motor Speedway set for Feb. 27 – looms just three weeks away, a handful of rookies got the chance to get their feet wet on the aged, historic 1.54-mile track at AMS in a two-day rookie test that wrapped up this afternoon. Five drivers – William...
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Browning to lead Self in rookie season:AM Racing has hired veteran NASCAR crew chief Marc Browning to head the team’s at-track efforts with driver Austin Wayne Self in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the 2016 season, the organization announced. Browning, a native of Dundee, MI, has a background rich with experience in the upper levels of NASCAR, including a stint as a...
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OSCAAR Takes A Page Out of NASCAR’s Book, Leaving Fans Curious and Optimistic

NASCAR’s Chase system has had great success over the last few years. It has seen Kevin Harvick win the title after winning numerous races, and just this year, Kyle Busch earned his redemption after missing the first 11 races, and went on to win the championship in brilliant fashion. Now, one of Ontario’s biggest short track racing series, OSCAAR Racing, has adopted a similar...
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Joe Gibbs Racing announces changes to executive team

Joe Gibbs Racing has announced changes to its executive team as J.D. Gibbs will join his father -- JGR founder and three-time Super Bowl-winning coach Joe Gibbs -- as co-chairman of the organization.JGR also announced Thursday that Joe Gibbs' other son, Coy, is the company's newly appointed vice-chairman and COO, while longtime JGR employee and former chief marketing officer Dave...
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DW: Tony Stewart faces good news/bad news scenario

It just seems that a driver lives in the good news/bad news world. It never fails that no matter how good it gets, something bad will come along and derail things. We've all seen it. We've all experienced it. You might win the race this week and be as happy as ever, only to wreck on Lap 3 next weekend. So drivers ride a roller coaster all the time.When you look at what happened to...
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Opinion: Hope hasn't forsaken Tony Stewart despite latest setback

If Tony Stewart needs any motivation or encouragement to recover from his latest injury, all he need do is look to Kyle Busch.Stewart will start the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season on the sidelines after injuring his back Sunday in a sand rail incident in the desert near the Arizona-California border.By all accounts, Stewart wasn't doing wrong; he just had a freak landing over...
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Will pilot the No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra Sandusky, Ohio (February 3, 2016) – Calgary, Alberta, Canada native, Cameron Hayley, will return to ThorSport Racing and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) in 2016, piloting the No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra. Hayley, who competed for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, finished sixth in the championship...
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Opinion: After latest setback, Tony Stewart needs good news

"Whether the NFL, the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NHL, you want to finish on top. That's the way every athlete wants to finish." -- Tony StewartTony Stewart's odds of finishing his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career on top got a whole lot tougher after a crash of an all-terrain vehicle Sunday that landed him in an undisclosed West Coast hospital. A team spokesman from Stewart-Haas...
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As part of the Charlotte Media Week, NASCAR made some significant rule changes surrounding both the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Both series will be adapting the Chase for the Championship model that has been part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Additionally, the XFINITY Series will be using heat races to set their race line-up as part of the XFINITY...
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ST: KBM Announces 2016 Driver Lineup for Super Late Model Team

15-Year-Old Todd Gilliland Joins Truck Series Drivers Bell and Byron MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2016)– Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that its Super Late Model team is scheduled to compete in over 20 different events around the country during the 2016 season. Fifteen-year-old third-generation driver Todd Gilliland has been added to the team’s Super Late Model...
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Top five candidates to become second-time Sprint Cup champs

Heading into the 2016 season, there are just 15 drivers who have won multiple NASCAR Premier Series championships since the old Strictly Stock Series was launched in 1949.That said, five current full-time drivers already have one championship and would very much like to join the elite club of multi-time champions. All five drive for contending teams and all five are among the 2016...
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How's Kyle Busch recovering from off-season surgery? A picture says it all

In case you were wondering how defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch was recovering from two surgeries performed last month, the answer appears to be positive.In mid-December, Busch underwent the surgical procedures to remove two metal plates in his left foot, and a rod and assorted screws in his right leg. The heavy metal held Busch together after he broke his left...
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NCWTS: Coughlin Set to Pilot No. 18 Tundra for KBM at Daytona

Mooresville, NC – A new season is a fresh start, especially when you are a rookie in one of the top leagues in NASCAR, with one of the top teams in the sport. Add to that fact that Daytona Int’l Speedway (FL) will be the first start and it could be considered an adrenaline rush. Today, Kyle Busch Motorsports is proud to announce that Cody Coughlin will pilot the no. 18
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7 unanswered questions linger after Charlotte preseason media tour

Last week, all the top NASCAR teams met with more than 200 media members over three days at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte.This time of year, everyone is optimistic. But realistically, we won't be able to separate those who walk the walk from those who merely talk the talk until the teams start racing at Daytona next month and beyond that into the meat of the season...
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NASCAR community gets pumped for more NFL playoff action

It's no secret that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch and Regan Smith are huge fans of the Denver Broncos, who hosted the New England Patriots Sunday in the AFC chamionship game.They and others in the NASCAR community have not been shy about displaying their NFL loyalties and passion on social media, and Sunday was no exception.The Broncos-Patriots' game was the first of...
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NSCS: Trimmed-down Stewart hoping for big things in final season

SETH LIVINGSTONE/NASCAR WIRE SERVICE —— CHARLOTTE, N.C. –Tony Stewart might be in the best shape of his life, and just in time. At 44, the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion has declared this to be his final Sprint Cup season as a driver, and he’s doing everything in his power to make it memorable. “I’m eating better, drinking better, working out, doing stuff...
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NSCS/NXS: Joe Gibbs Racing Looks to Back Up Banner Year

The first team to take the stage at the 34th annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom on Tuesday was Joe Gibbs Racing. And with 14 wins among four drivers, including the Championship Race season finale that crowned Kyle Busch as the Sprint Cup Series champion, Joe Gibbs Racing is coming off arguably the best season in its history. Add Erik Jones’s 2015...
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Kyle Busch shows off 'hardware' on Twitter from leg and foot surgeries

Reigning Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch has a souvenir of sorts from his final surgeries on the leg and foot he injured severely last February at Daytona.Busch, who underwent two surgeries on Dec. 17 to remove two metal plates in his left foot and a metal rod and screws in his right leg, showed off his "hardware" in a Twitter post on Wednesday evening.
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Joe Gibbs Racing makes a pair of crew chief changes for 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Joe Gibbs Racing capped 2015 with its first Sprint Cup championship in a decade. Then the team made some major changes to one of the strongest organizations in NASCAR. Kyle Busch won his first Cup title, the first for manufacturer Toyota and the first for JGR since Tony Stewart's 2005 crown. Behind the scenes, though, personnel changes were being made even...
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Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch shows off Denver Broncos pride

While the majority of the NASCAR world was wrapped up in Sunday's NFL playoffs game between the Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Seahawks, current Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch was more concerned with the fate of the Denver Broncos. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has been a longtime fan of the team, and is apparently sharing that love with his young son, Brexton. 
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