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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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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 […]

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Cup Notes: Another Doubleheader On Tap?
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – NASCAR has decided to continue with Saturday’s activities at Talladega Superspeedway as scheduled, despite the threat of severe weather.
Qualifying for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 will be held Saturday morning prior to the start of the Aaron’s 312 for NASCAR’s Nationwide Series, which is scheduled to begin shortly after […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 16:32 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Another Doubleheader On Tap?
Unhappy Harvick Rips Rumors
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Kevin Harvick, whose contract with Richard Childress Racing expires at the end of the current season, is viewed by many as the hottest free agent in the NASCAR garage
But the driver nicknamed “Happy Harvick” wasn’t ready to tip his hand earlier today on where he’ll be employed in […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 13:58 | 2 Comments
Harvick Captures NNS Pole
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Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap at 187.375 mph on Friday.
Second fastest was Carl Edwards while Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Edwards’ Roush Fenway teammate, was third.
Edwards’ lap was at 185.754 mph and a half second slower than was Harvick’s.
Steve Arpin was the big surprise […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 12:58 | Comments Off on Harvick Captures NNS Pole
Ford Teams Step Up To Plates With New Engines
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The restrictor plate version of Ford Racing’s FR9 engine will be available to all Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.
Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 will be the first points race in which a majority of Ford Fusions will have access to […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 8:16 | 2 Comments
The Old Helio Is Back
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Kansas City, Kan. – A year and a couple of days ago, Helio Castroneves’ life – not race driving career, but life – was a horror show.
Pushed to the sides were grand memories of winning Indianapolis 500s, climbing fences and dancing with stars; Castroneves was being marched past cameras in jump suits and shackles and […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 6:21 | 3 Comments
Woody: A Snit At Hendrick? ‘Bout Time
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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If there really are some ill feeling festering between teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, all I can say is:
‘Bout time.
I think the buddy-buddy nonsense among teammates has gone far enough. If fact, it went way too far last season when Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson swapped charity points in a […]

Thu, 04/22/10 – 6:21 | One Comment
NASCAR Issues Penalties
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NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 13, No. 47, No. 00 and No. 56 teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rule violations committed at Texas Motor Speedway last week.
Robert “Bootie” Barker, crew chief of the No. 13 team, and Frank Kerr, crew chief of the No. 47 […]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 17:23 | Comments Off on NASCAR Issues Penalties
Forty Entered In Indy 500
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Kansas City, Kan. – The entry list for next month’s running of the Indianapolis 500 was released on Wednesday and it contains an impressive 40 entries.
Seventy-eight cars and 34 drivers are on the list of 40 entrants. That means that six more drivers could be added for the 500 and take to the track at […]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Forty Entered In Indy 500
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HAMPTON, Ga. – A complete list of ticket specials for Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day NASCAR night racing weekend has been released featuring adult NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event tickets starting at $39. Tickets for the event are available beginning this Friday, April 23.
The Speedway’s popular $59 frontstretch ticket, the most-affordable seat on the frontstretch, […]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 12:17 | Comments Off on AMS Announces Ticket Specials
Shell Leaving RCR, Moving Over To Penske
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A major sponsor move announced on Wednesday morning means that one of Roger Penske’s Sprint Cup cars will carry some familiar colors beginning next year. Shell Oil Company and Penske have announced a multi-year cross business alliance with Penske starting with the 2011 racing season.
Shell and Pennzoil will leave Richard […]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 10:40 | One Comment