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Brian Vickers health issues come at trying time for Michael Waltrip Racing

The big news this week was the announcement that Brian Vickers, who drives for Michael Waltrip Racing, will have to sit out the early part of next season to do health reasons. Brian had surgery last Saturday to repair a patch covering a hole in his heart. Complications from blood clots forced Brian out of the car for most of the 2010 season and caused him to run a part-time schedule...
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31 Moments: Carl Edwards joins Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015

Editor's note: For the month of December, FOXSports.com will count down 31 moments that defined the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. This is No. 12. Every summer, NASCAR goes through what is known as "Silly Season," the period of time when drivers, teams, crew chiefs and sponsors decide who they want to align with for the following season. And although the 2014 Silly Season...
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Sneak peek: Carl Edwards' No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry

Carl Edwards has a new team, a new sponsor and a brand new paint scheme. Edwards will be driving the No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015.  On Friday, the official ARRIS Twitter account (@ARRISEVERYWHERE) gave followers a long-awaited sneak peek of the #19Car of "Cousin Carl." What do you think? We're keeping an eye out for a full-car pic. 
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2014 Season-in-Review: Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick and Danica Patrick

He is the champion. After 13 years of coming close to winning it all, Kevin Harvick captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fashion by making good use of his nickname: The Closer. However, for Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Danica Patrick, 2014 was a step in the right direction. One of the most popular drivers in the sport, she was expected to steadily improve this year, but didn’t...
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NXS: Wallace Officially Announces Ride With Roush Fenway Racing

CONCORD, N.C. — Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will join the team to pilot the No. 6 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Wallace, 21, joins the Roush Fenway Racing organization after a successful time racing for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, earning five wins, 14 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes. “I’ve had a remarkable...
Via Rubbings Racing
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'Bubba' Wallace joins Roush Fenway for '15 Xfinity Series season

Well, that didn't take too long. Ten days after Joe Gibbs Racing annouced that Darrell Wallace Jr. had been released from his contract with JGR, Roush Fenway Racing announced Thursday that the 21-year-old driver nicknamed "Bubba" will compete for the organization next season in the newly rebranded NASCAR Xfinity Series (former Nationwide Series). Wallace will drive RFR's No. 6 Ford...
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Roush Fenway Racing Signs Bubba Wallace

Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) next season. The signing pairs NASCAR’s winningest NXS team with a young driver widely regarded as one of the most talented up-and-coming competitors in NASCAR. The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series...
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NXS: Menards to Return As Sponsor of No. 33 Team

WELCOME, N.C. —  Richard Childress Racing announced that Menards will come on-board the No. 33 Chevrolet as the primary sponsorship in select NASCAR Xfinity Series races. Throughout the 2015 season, you will see the two drivers of Paul Menard and Brandon Jones behind the wheel of this car. Menards has been a proud sponsor of the team since 2012. “Sponsoring the No. 33 RCR team...
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NSCS: Season in Review – Team Penske

RIDGELAND, Miss. — After a disappointing end to the 2013 season for Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, the two came into 2014 with a renewed vigor to be back on top and after all was said and done, both had very successful seasons, although the season didn’t end exactly as they had planned. In today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in review, we will look...
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Menards to Continue Partnership with RCR's No. 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series Program

Menards will continue its partnership with Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, positioning the third-largest home improvement store in the United States as a primary sponsor for select races on RCR's No. 33 Chevrolet entry with drivers Paul Menard and Brandon Jones in 2015. Menards has played a pivotal role in RCR's NXS campaign since 2012.   "Sponsoring the...
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Top 31 Moments: No. 14 -- Kurt Busch's return to Victory Lane

Editor's note: For the month of December, FOXSports.com will count down 31 moments that defined the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. This is No. 14.   In sports, one of the recurring story lines is when an athlete who has fallen on hard times bounces back to become a winner again.   And so it was in the spring at the tiny 0.526-mile Martinsville Speedway, where Kurt Busch...
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Kurt Busch Testimony Is Out

and Kurt Bush said for her to leave 5 times. Workers are hustling to get ready for the February Daytona race.
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2014/2015 Season Review/Preview: Brad Keselowski & Joey Logano

The Team Penske Racing drivers, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, both had one hot season in 2014. Both drivers entered the season as the early favorites to capture the championship, and probably shocked everyone to have the season both teams did. The two teams had chances to score the championship, but only one of them made it to the final round at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Which...
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NASCAR's Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave the night she claims she was assaulted

DOVER, Del. (AP) NASCAR's Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave the night she claims she was assaulted.
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Kurt Busch called to testify at hearing on alleged assault

DOVER, Del. (AP) The attorney for Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend has called the NASCAR driver to the stand to testify in a hearing in which the woman is seeking a court order directing him to stay away from her. Patricia Driscoll's attorney called Busch to testify just before a lunch break in Wednesday's hearing. It was not immediately clear whether Busch would testify or cite his Fifth...
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NASCAR's Kurt Busch to testify at hearing on ex-girlfriend's request for no-contact order

DOVER, Del. (AP) NASCAR's Kurt Busch to testify at hearing on ex-girlfriend's request for no-contact order.
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NASCAR in Christmas movies: @RCRracing gets festive

The gang at Richard Childress Racing is getting into the holiday spirit. On Tuesday, @RCRracing gave us a good laugh by putting a NASCAR spin on scenes from some classic Christmas movies.  Here are some of our favorites.
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Ex-girlfriend on Kurt Busch: 'I don't know what he's capable of doing'

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's breakup with his ex-girlfriend turned into an ugly court battle Tuesday when she described Busch in testimony as unstable and struggling with alcoholism and depression. His attorneys countered, describing her as untrustworthy and "extremely mercenary." Patricia Driscoll, who is seeking a court order for Busch to stay away from her, told a family court commissioner...
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Sprint Is Leaving NASCAR As The Title Sponsor

at the end of the 2016 season Brian Vickers is going to miss the start of the Sprint Cup season due to health problems. The Sprint Unlimited race is now going to allow former Daytona 500 pole winners in the race. Rutledge Wood has been hired by NBC Sports. Kurt Busch had a court date on Tuesday.
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NXS: Season in Review – Richard Childress Racing

RIDGELAND, Miss. — Another week into the offseason and we have another team set for their season in review. Today’s edition will feature Richard Childress Racing, which fielded three full-time teams and one part-time team in 2014, with moderate success for the organization as a whole. Brian Scott – No. 2 Chevrolet – Finished Fourth in Points For Brian Scott, 2014 was going to...
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The Dale Jr. Foundation Year-End Recap

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...
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31 Moments: No. 16 -- Brad Keselowski's Martinsville troubles

Editor's note: For the month of December, FOXSports.com will count down 31 moments that defined the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. This is No. 16. With the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series format, even a single bad race could end any driver's championship hopes. And no one knows that more than Brad Keselowski, who saw his hopes for a second Sprint Cup title end with...
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Brian Vickers will miss start of 2015 season due to health issues

Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Monday that driver Brian Vickers will miss the start of the 2015 season due to heart-related health issues. Vickers 31, has been sidelined multiple times since the 2010 season due to health issues. “First, I want to thank everyone for their sincere support. I have faced obstacles before and it has made victory that much sweeter and I know that...
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NSCS: Vickers To Miss Beginning of 2015 Season with Health Issues

CORNELIUS, N.C. - Brian Vickers announced Monday that he will have to miss the beginning of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season due to medical issues. Vickers made a statement today that something wasn’t quite right late last week, so he made a trip to a local hospital to be checked out. After going through numerous tests, doctors discovered that his body was rejecting an...
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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. In 58 races driving MWR’s No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota, Vickers scored eight top-five and 19 top-10 finishes. He won the July race at New Hampshire in 2013 and captured the pole at Talladega in October 2014. The 2003 Nationwide champion...
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