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NSCS: Danica Patrick looks to continue improving as a driver

As she heads into her third full year as a Sprint Cup Series driver, Danica Patrick is keeping her goals simple – continuing to improve in the areas that she wants to improve in. She felt that she had a good year last year, despite some calling the 28th place finish in points a “sub-par” season. “I think sub-par is a matter of opinion,” she stated. “I think in my second...
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NSCS: Kevin Harvick using championship as motivation for more success

Despite having success and making the Chase, Kevin Harvick was “just tired of going to work” while at Richard Childress Racing in 2013. “I didn’t like my job and that’s not a healthy way to be productive in this environment because it takes a lot of work and effort to be competitive and there’s going to be ups and downs and a lot of emotions to deal with,” he commented...
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NSCS: Tony Stewart feels better than ever, looking to have success

Following a season cut short by breaking his leg to last year and controversy off the track taking the forefront, Tony Stewart says that he’s feeling really good and ready to go. “This year during the holidays, I just stayed home and relaxed and enjoyed time with my family and friends, and then went to Arizona and the Chili Bowl and got to see some friends that I haven’t seen...
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NSCS: Alex Bowman to Drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 30, 2015) - Tommy Baldwin Racing has announced that Alex Bowman will drive the team’s No. 7 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the 2015 season. 21-year-old Bowman just completed his rookie season in the series with a notable 13th place finish at Daytona International Speedway.   If you are engaged in numerology, Bowman’s new job should...
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NSCS: Gene Hass says diversity leads to success, likes to tackle a challenge

When the driver line-up was put together for Stewart-Haas Racing, everybody believed that it was a ticking time bomb ready to blow up. However, that wasn’t the case as SHR was able to have success, including a championship with Kevin Harvick. “I think Tony (Stewart) and I, we have a philosophy,” Haas offered. “We hire very confident people and we let them do their job. I...
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NCWTS: Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Extends Partnership with ThorSport Racing and Johnny Sauter in 2015

Becomes primary sponsor of the No. 98 Toyota Tundra for eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races Sandusky, Ohio (January 27, 2015) -ThorSport Racing is pleased to announce that Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff and Pouches has extended their partnership with Johnny Sauter for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. The eight-race partnership kicks-off with the...
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VICS: INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Jan. 29, 2015

Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: kamagra zsel rendels Drivers headline prestigious Mardi Gras Parade Drivers head to big game as Verizon guests INDYCAR drivers continue win streak at Daytona Indy Lights drivers test new car at Homestead Of Note: On the aero kit horizon: Production, supply, tests Karam makes strong case for full-season ride...
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VICS: STATEMENT FROM INDYCAR ON BRASÍLIA EVENT

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 29, 2015) – Today’s announcement by BAND that the March 8INDYCAR race in Brasília was cancelled was both unexpected and disappointing. INDYCAR had received every indication that the race was already a success: Two-thirds of the seats available for the event had already been sold; a title sponsor for the event (ITAIPAVA) was announced yesterday; hospitality...
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MIS: NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Bill Elliott recorded seven wins at MIS

Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2015) —When Bill Elliott climbed into his Ford on a late-winter afternoon in 1976, little did fans at North Carolina Motor Speedway know they were witnessing the birth of a NASCAR Hall of Fame career. Elliott won seven times at Michigan International Speedway, the third most in track history trailing only fellow NASCAR Hall of Famers David Pearson’s...
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AMS: Majority of NASCAR Weekend Ticket Specials Expire Feb. 2

Fans have a very limited amount of time to take advantage of many of the ticket specials for Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR weekend Feb. 26 through March 1. A majority of the limited-time offers will expire Monday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m., and fans are encouraged to take advantage of these value-priced offers while they are still available. There are several...
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DR: The Tradition Returns! Darlington Raceway Announces Labor Day Weekend Commemorative Ticket Design

DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 26, 2015) – With the Bojangles’ Southern 500®returning to Labor Day weekend in 2015, Darlington Raceway is excited to announce it will commemorate its history with a retro-style ticket that will be issued for its events on September 5-6, 2015. The design will incorporate the look of the 1974 ticket. It features South Carolina and Darlington Raceway...
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NXS: JD Motorsports to run Three Full-Time Teams in 2015

JD Motorsports announced on Friday, January 30th that they will have three full-time teams in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for the upcoming 2015 season. Landon Cassill will return behind the wheel of the No. 01 Chevrolet, while Ross Chastain and Harrison Rhodes join the team, behidn the wheel of the No. 4 and No. 0 Chevrolets. “Everybody here is working frantically to get ready for...
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NSCS: Expanding for 2015, HScott Motorsports looks for improvement

Following a solid debut season in the Sprint Cup Series, HScott Motorsports is returning for 2015 and looking for more success. Justin Allgaier will once again be behind the wheel of the No. 51 Chevrolet for the second straight year, and once again have sponsorship from Brandt Professional Agriculture. The prominent brand will serve as the primary sponsor for 21 races in their fifth...
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NSCS: JTG Daugherty Looking to Expand on 2014 Success

Following a season that saw them as part of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, JTG Daugherty is looking to expand on that success in 2015. An important piece of being able to have success is having dedicated partners, which is something that Geschickter was proud to mention during the media tour. “We have a new shiny three year relationship with the Clorox company,” team co-owner...
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NSCS: Chase Elliott to drive full time for Hendrick Motorsports in 2016

CONCORD, N.C. – Chase Elliott, who became the youngest national series champion in NASCAR history last season, will join Hendrick Motorsports as a full-time Sprint Cup driver beginning in 2016. Elliott’s No. 24 Chevrolet SS team will be led by crew chief Alan Gustafson, who has earned 19 wins, 18 pole positions, 98 top-five finishes and 165 top-10s at the elite Cup level. “Chase...
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NSCS: Richard Childress Racing announces parternships with Grainger and WIX Filters

  Richard Childress Racing announced a new partnership with Grainger, as well as a continued partnership with WIX Filters on January 29th. Grainger will enter a multi-year partnership with RCR as they serve as the primary sponsor for Ryan Newman in select NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, beginning with Pocono Raceway in June. They will also be a featured associated sponsor throughout...
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NSCS: Furniture Row Racing Celebrating 10th Anniversary, Announces Partnership with Visser Precision

For the single car team based in Denver, this upcoming season will mark their 10th anniversary in NASCAR after starting in the XFINITY Series with Jerry Robertson at Nashville Superspeedway in March 26, 2005. They then moved up to the Sprint Cup a few months later with Kenny Wallace at Dover. “It’s hard to imagine that it has been 10 years,” Furniture Row Racing owner Barney...
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EXCLUSIVE: Justin Boston set to go Trucking with Kyle Busch Motorsports

While he has proven to be a good stockcar driver, Boston hasn’t always been on four wheels. He originally got his start in motocross at the age of five after getting a bike for his birthday. “Really, I guess my parents never wished that they got me a dirt bike because it opened a can of worms that they weren’t prepared for,” he commented. Over time, Boston made the transition...
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ST: Request for Final Race at Barrie Speedway Denied by New Management

Upon hearing that Barrie Speedway would be tore up after being purchased by the Burl’s Creek Ownership Group, drivers and fans began e-mailing the new owners to request a final goodbye race to happen this spring. Their request, though, has been denied. The new management media relations department sent the following e-mail in response to those who requested.   After careful deliberation...
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VICS: Barnhart named INDYCAR Race Director

INDIANAPOLIS (January 28, 2015) – INDYCAR announced today that Vice President of Competition Brian Barnhart has been named Race Director and will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series’ three-steward Race Control system in 2015. Barnhart was a key member of the INDYCAR Race Control system implemented in 2014 that stipulates all in-race penalties are decided by a two-thirds vote among...
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NXS/NCWTS: Johanna Long to run select races for Mike Affarano Motorsports

Mike Affarano Motorsports announced Wednesday, January 28th that Johanna Long will run select NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series events in 2015. She will make her debut in the No. 03 currently sponsored XFINITY Series Chevrolet at Daytona in February. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to race this season with Mike Affarano Motorsports,” Long said. “In a time...
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NSCS: U.S. Air Force, Twisted Tea and R-N Partner with Richard Petty Motorsports

With the NASCAR media tour in full swing, Richard Petty Motorsports made a slew of announcements on Wednesday, January 28th. The U.S. Air Force will once again be a partner of Richard Petty Motorsports, sponsoring Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Ford Fusion for the seventh straight year. Aric Almirola will once again be behind the wheel following a victory in last year’s Coke...
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NSCS: Tommy Baldwin Racing Signs Five Race Deal with Toy State

Tommy Baldwin Racing announced on Wednesday, January 28th that they have signed Toy State to be the primary sponsor for the No. 7 car for the Daytona 500, along with the four races that follow. “For nearly six decades, Toy State and Nikko-branded toys have created the thrill of auto racing through imaginative play,” Andy Friess, senior vice president of global marketing for Toy...
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NSCS: Auto-Owners Insurance Continues Partnership with HScott Motorsports

HScott Motorsports announced on Wednesday, January 28th that they will continue their partnership with the Auto-Owners Insurance. Auto-Owner Insurance will be the primary sponsor for three races – Bristol Motor Speedway in April, TalladegaSuperspeedway in October and Martinsville Speedway in November – on Justin Allgaier’s No. 51 Chevrolet SS. “I’m thrilled to welcome Auto...
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NSCS: BK Racing Names JJ Yeley as the Primary Driver for the 2015 Season

MOORESVILLE, NC (January 27, 2015) – JJ Yeley will pilot a BK Racing Toyota for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, starting at Daytona International Speedway in a few weeks. Yeley, who filled in for the team at the end of the 2014 season, has signed on for a full 36 race season. Best known for his accomplishments on dirt, Yeley has been involved in NASCAR circuit...
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