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Charter System A Big Boost For Big-Team Owners
Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2016 – 21:08 | Comments Off on Charter System A Big Boost For Big-Team Owners
Charter System A Big Boost For Big-Team Owners

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Five days before NASCAR kicks off its 2016 season with the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, the sanctioning body’s first-ever charter system is in place.
It means that 36 of this year’s 38 full-time teams are guaranteed a starting position in the Sprint Cup Series 36-point races, which will have a grid […]

At Least One Cup Team Wearing Bronco Orange
Sunday, 7 Feb, 2016 – 9:43 | Comments Off on At Least One Cup Team Wearing Bronco Orange
At Least One Cup Team Wearing Bronco Orange

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Following today’s 50th playing of the NFL’s Super Bowl, fans will be divided into two camps – the joyous versus the grieving. NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr., however, likely will find himself in a third camp – those relieved that the game is over.
An insider at Truex’s Furniture Row Racing […]

Stewart To Begin Final Cup Season On Sidelines
Thursday, 4 Feb, 2016 – 16:29 | Comments Off on Stewart To Begin Final Cup Season On Sidelines
Stewart To Begin Final Cup Season On Sidelines

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will miss the 2016 Daytona 500 later this month _ the start of his final season as driver _  after suffering a fracture in his back in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday.
Stewart-Haas Racing reported Thursday that Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet SS, sustained a burst […]

Teams Hope Leavine/Childress Relationship Will Help Both Teams
Friday, 22 Jan, 2016 – 19:35 | Comments Off on Teams Hope Leavine/Childress Relationship Will Help Both Teams
Teams Hope Leavine/Childress Relationship Will Help Both Teams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Leavine Family Racing and Circle Sport Racing, owned by Joe Falk, have entered into a partnership that will allow LFR to run full time in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series with drivers Michael McDowell and Ty Dillon.
The team also has entered into an alliance with Richard Childress Racing and will switch to Chevrolets […]

Penske On His Team: The Plan Is To ‘Go On Forever’
Thursday, 21 Jan, 2016 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Penske On His Team: The Plan Is To ‘Go On Forever’
Penske On His Team: The Plan Is To ‘Go On Forever’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Accompanied by drivers from its glorious past and generational present _ and a highlight film narrated by Tom Brokaw _ Team Penske launched its 50-year celebration of all things motorsports Wednesday with a verbal down payment on the next half-century.
“I don’t know when I’m going to […]

NASCAR Nearing Charter Agreement With Team Owners
Thursday, 21 Jan, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR Nearing Charter Agreement With Team Owners
NASCAR Nearing Charter Agreement With Team Owners

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Seven-time NASCAR champion and veteran team owner Richard Petty said Wednesday that he believed NASCAR and the sport’s team owners had reached an agreement on about 75 percent of the sanctioning body’s charter program which would provide teams with long-term equity.
However, there is still a question as to whether it will […]

NASCAR Extends Playoffs To XFINITY, Truck Series For 2016
Tuesday, 19 Jan, 2016 – 19:54 | Comments Off on NASCAR Extends Playoffs To XFINITY, Truck Series For 2016
NASCAR Extends Playoffs To XFINITY, Truck Series For 2016

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the spirit of the late Eagles founder/guitarist Glenn Frey, NASCAR is going to Chase it to the limit in 2016.
The elimination-style format that crowned Kyle Busch as 2015 Sprint Cup Series champion will be extended with tweaks to the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series this […]

With Help From The Dead, Hamlin Getting Better
Tuesday, 19 Jan, 2016 – 19:36 | Comments Off on With Help From The Dead, Hamlin Getting Better
With Help From The Dead, Hamlin Getting Better

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Denny Hamlin said Tuesday he’s not fully recovered from the right knee surgery he had in the off-season to repair his torn ACL, but he expects to be ready for next month’s season opening Daytona 500.
“At this point, this one is a lot more difficult than the […]

Sprint Unlimited Details Released
Tuesday, 12 Jan, 2016 – 8:52 | One Comment
Sprint Unlimited Details Released

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NASCAR this week unveiled the specifics of the season-opening Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at newly updated Daytona International Speedway scheduled for Feb. 13.
Twenty-five drivers – including all drivers who participated in last year’s Chase playoffs – are eligible under the new rules for the 75-lap Speedweeks event.
“We’re ready to go,” said NASCAR Executive Vice President […]

Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Friday, 11 Dec, 2015 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Richard Petty Motorsports on Friday introduced Brian Scott as the replacement for  Sam Hornish Jr. as driver of its No. 9 Sprint Cup next season.
Scott, who has been racing full time for Richard Childress and Joe Gibbs Racing in the XFINITY Series since 2010, said the deal with RPM came […]