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NSCS: Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick unveil paint schemes for 2015

With the 2014 season done, focus has already turned to next year. FedEx and Go Daddy unveiled their respective paint schemes for their drivers, Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick, on twitter earlier this week. A fresh ride for @dennyhamlin to make a run at the title again next year. First look at the 2015 #FedEx11 pic.twitter.com/2JzpcVuZxA — FedEx (@FedEx) November 18, 2014 Here...
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NCAT: Canadian Tire Series to make two trips to CTMP in 2015

Earlier this week, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park announced their “major event” schedule for the 2015 season, which is highlighted by the 3rd annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250 on Labor Day weekend, and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship on July 12th. Another headline of their schedule – a pair of trips for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCAT...
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NSCS: Chase Elliott to run five to six Sprint Cup races in 2015

Speaking with Sirius XM NASCAR radio, Hendrick Motorsports General Manager Doug Duchardt announced on Thursday, November 20th that Chase Elliott will run some Sprint Cup races in 2015, along with the full NASCAR Xfinity Series (formally Nationwide Series) schedule. “He’s going to run Nationwide again next year and we’ve announced that we’re going to run some Cup races with...
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NSCS: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s crew chief Mike Kelley fined $50,000 for post-qual infraction

NASCAR announced on Thursday, November 20th that Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s crew chief Mike Kelley was fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for six months starting January 1st for rule infractions discovered during pre-qualifying inspection for Homestead-Miami Speedway. In addition, NASCAR has also placed car chief Patrick Magee on NASCAR probation. Per NASCAR, the infraction...
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NSCS: Kasey Kahne signs contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports, gets new crew chief

Hendrick Motorsports announced on Thursday, November 20th that Kasey Kahne has signed a three-year contract extension with the team, with him set to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet thru 2018. “It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world of him both as a driver with championship-level talent...
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NSCS: LiftMaster partners with Hendrick Motorsports

CONCORD, N.C. – LiftMaster, the number-one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, will join 11-time Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports beginning with the 2015 NASCAR season when it will become a primary sponsor of driver Kasey Kahne and his No. 5 Chevrolet SS team. The new relationship will feature LiftMaster, which is headquartered in...
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NSCS: Rex Stump named Technical Director at Stewart-Haas Racing

Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Wednesday, November 19th that they have named Rex Stump as the team’s Technical Director heading into 2015. “Rex brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and innovation to Stewart-Haas Racing,” Greg Zipadelli, vice president of competition for Stewart-Haas Racing. “You can never sit still in this business, and Rex’s record of success will...
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ARCA: Motor Honey Renews Partnership with Team BCR

(Mooresville, NC – November 18, 2014)  Officials at Team BCR Racing are pleased to announce the team will renew their partnership with longtime National Marketing Partner Motor Honey for the 2015 ARCA Racing Series season with driver Brennan Poole. “The Motor Honey Ford has become a notable car in the ARCA Racing Series and I’m grateful to be given this opportunity,” says...
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VICS: INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Nov. 18, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Power, Andretti headline Vegas karting event INDYCAR has ties with Santa Claus  Kellett, Gutierrez to return to Pro Mazda Power, Andretti headline Vegas karting event: INDYCAR again will have a strong presence at the 18th SKUSA SuperNationals this weekend in Las Vegas. The karting event draws more than...
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DIRT: Crawford County Speedway Set for First-Ever World of Outlaws Visit in 2015

DENISON, Iowa. — November 19, 2014 — The rumble of 410-winged sprint cars will return to Crawford County Speedway in Iowa, for the first time in quite a while in 2015, as the track welcomes the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. The inaugural World of Outlaws event at Crawford County Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 12. Crawford County Speedway is located in Denison...
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HOMETRACKS: NASCAR Touring Series Most Popular Drivers Revealed

Champions Rhodes, Seuss Lead 2014 Honorees   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2014) – The fans have spoken, and they have selected a pair of series champions as well as a pair of repeat award winners in balloting for the NASCAR regional touring series’ 2014 Most Popular Driver Awards.   The Most Popular Driver Award winners for 2014 are: Ben Rhodes (Louisville, Ky.), NASCAR K...
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DIRT: Western World Championships Await Tracy Hines this Week at Canyon Speedway Park

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 19, 2014 — The list of drivers who have won the Western World Championships is a venerable “Who’s Who” of open wheel racing. Tracy Hines added his name to the prestigious list in 2011, when the event was held at then-USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, and split between sprint car and midget events. He returns to the history-laden event this week as...
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NSCS: Crew Member Suspended Due To Violation Of NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2014) – Kelly Johnson, a crew member in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy. On Nov. 17, 2014, Johnson was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) of the 2014...
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NCWTS: NASCAR Reinstates Crew Member Troy Cupples

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2014) – NASCAR has reinstated Troy Cupples, a crew member in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, upon his successful completion of NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy Road to Recovery Program. On Aug. 11, 2014, Couples was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse...
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NSCS: McCall Named Crew Chief for McMuarry and the No 1 Chevrolet

CONCORD, NC (Nov. 18, 2014) – Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today that Matt McCall has been named crew chief for Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 team. McCall will assume the role effective immediately to prepare for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season. McCall joins CGRFS from Richard Childress Racing where he most recently has been the race engineer...
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NNS: Team Penske and Discount Tire Extend Partnership

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 18, 2014) – Team Penske announced today that it has reached a multi-year extension with Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, to continue as a key marketing partner with the team. Discount Tire will remain a primary sponsor of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang for at least 24 races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and serve as an...
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NNS: Earnhardt-Miller says JR Motorsports has been “Labor of Love” to become champions

For most eyes focused on JR Motorsports, the road to a championship with Chase Elliott began 12 months ago, when JRM was able to sign NAPA Auto Parts to a deal to sponsor Elliott. “This year having NAPA on board, really 12 months ago not really having anything together for Chase or this team, it’s kind of surreal to be here and be champions with an 18-year-old driver and a sponsor...
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NCWTS: KBM Announces Additions to Driver Lineup for 2015

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2014) – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today the additions of Justin Boston and Matt Tifft to the team’s driver lineup for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Boston will run a full-time schedule competing for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award, while Tifft will run a six-race schedule and share the driving duties behind the...
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ARCA: Lowinski-Loh Scheduled to Test at Daytona with Team BCR

(Mooresville, NC – November 14, 2014)  Rookie driver John Lowinski-Loh has confirmed he will be testing with Team BCR Racing next month at Daytona International Speedway. John Lowinski-Loh made his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut with Team BCR last October at Kansas Speedway finishing 10th. The finish was a strong accomplishment for the rookie driver, where short...
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NCWTS: CRAFTON MAKES HISTORY IN HOMESTEAD – BECOMES SERIES FIRST BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPION

Homestead, Fla. (November 15, 2014) – Matt Crafton drove into the NASCAR history books on Friday night when he cruised to a ninth-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway (HMS). With the top-10 result, his sixth at the 1.5-mile oval, the ThorSport Racing driver clinched his second-consecutive NCWTS title, becoming...
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NCWTS: SAUTER SCORES TOP-10 FINISH IN SEASON FINALE AT HOMESTEAD

Homestead, Fla. (November 15, 2014) – Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace Toyota Tundra, closed out the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season with a 10th-place finish at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway (HMS). The result marked Sauter’s 16th top-10 finish of the season.   Sauter began his night from the 17th position, after advancing to round...
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NCWTS: BURTON FINISHES 13TH IN HOMESTEAD FINALE

Homestead, Fla. (November 15, 2014) – Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra qualified a track-best ninth for Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS), but contact with another competitor early in the 134-lap event relegated Burton to a 13th-place finish in his second start at the 1.5-mile track...
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NNS: McClure Earned Track-Best Finish in Season-Finale

Homestead, FL (November 15, 2014)-With the 2014 season coming to a close, Eric McClure earned a track-best 26th-place finish in Saturday night’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and concluded the season 19th in NASCAR Driver Standings. Despite posting a track-best qualifying effort of 27th to start the 200-lap event, McClure lost eight spots in the opening laps as...
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NNS: Buescher Closes out 2014 Season with a 18th-Place Finish at Homestead-Miami

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 15, 2014) – The final race of the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series was all about small victories for James Buescher and the No. 99 Rheem / RAB Racing team. Throughout the 2014 season, the Rheem Toyota team seemed to run into bad luck everywhere they turned. A solid result in the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway would put all that behind them...
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DIRT: Tracy Hines Wins Opener of Season-Ending Hall of Fame Classic

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—November 16, 2014 — Tracy Hines earned his second Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series win of 2014, by claiming the opening night of the season-ending 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona on Friday, November 14. Hines led all 30 laps en route to the 47th win of his career with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car...
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