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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

MAKE Motorsports hires new crew chief

MAKE Motorsports announced on Friday that it has a new crew chief atop the pit box for its No.

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5 hrs ago | UnionLeader.com

Allen Lessels on Motor Sports: Craven loves qualifying format

The series upped the number of Chase participants from 12 to 16 this year and is rewarding race winners like never before.

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6 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Kyle Busch wins pole at New Hampshire

It's the second pole of the season for Busch, who will be joined on the front row by Jimmie Johnson for Sunday's Sprint Cup race.

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10 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

NASCAR president Helton: No animosity toward RTA

The goals of the RTA include lowering costs for NASCAR teams and creating one voice on issues facing the teams.

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14 hrs ago | Motorsport.com

Cole Custer returns to NASCAR Camping World truck series this weekend

Cole Custer is back in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this weekend at Iowa Speedway in Newton, looking to improve on his career-best sixth-place finish in his last race at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois.

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18 hrs ago | AutoWeek

NASCAR Nationwide points leader Regan Smith leads Dash 4 Cash...

Regan Smith will be racing for a $100,000 bonus on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Mooresville's Carson Kvapil convinced his parents he could race

Carson Kvapil is in his first full year of racing a Bandolero. He finished at the top of the Concord Speedway's Beginner Bandits standings for the track's spring series and has produced top-five finishes in his Summer Shootout Series events.

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Motorsport.com

Almirola took the upset victory at Daytona as the spots up for grabs in the Chase dwindle

With eight races remaining before the cut-off, who will fill the final five spots in the 2014 Chase lineup? Aric Almirola's Daytona win was the first this year by a driver who has never previously made the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

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The Miami Herald

Helton: Talladega races still have big impact

Mike Helton, president of NASCAR walks through the garages during a rain shower prior to the Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, July 5, 2014.

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Bradenton.com

IndyCar rookie Hawksworth back after Pocono crash

This is a May 17, 2014 file photo showing Jack Hawksworth, of England, posed for a photo after his qualification run on the first day of qualifications for Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.

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Motorsport.com

Two races, same weekend again for Scuderia Corsa

Los Angeles, California) - Just as it did two weekends ago, Scuderia Corsa will compete in two very different places this weekend.

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Examiner.com

NASCAR odds for 2014 Camping World RV Sales 301, Jimmie Johnson favored

The following is a list of the odds for NASCAR drivers to win the 2014 Camping World RV Sales 301, which is taking place this Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.

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Detroit Free Press

NASCAR: 12 Questions with Ryan Newman

Our series of NASCAR driver interviews continues this week with Ryan Newman, who is currently eighth in the Sprint Cup Series standings in his first year with Richard Childress Racing.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The News Journal

Earnhardt's race team now a powerEarnhardt's race team now a powerJRM ...

Earnhardt's race team now a power JRM credits turnaround to Hendrick alliance Check out this story on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1lVgHEc Just four years ago, JR Motorsports shuffled 10 drivers through its No.

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Northern Michigan News

Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment

Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 9

WHERE HE STANDS: Jeff Gordon remained in first place for the fifth consecutive week after Daytona and for 11 of the last 12 weeks.

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Sporting News

Who could follow Aric Almirola and produce NASCAR's next big upset?

Aric Almirola was the surprise winner Sunday at Daytona International Speedway and now it appears he will make the Chase for the Sprint Cup for the first time in his career.

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BleacherReport

Why Danica Patrick Still Moves the Needle in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Her fans see her as a groundbreaking pioneer, fighting hard to make her way in a man's world.

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AutoWeek

ESPNand#8217;s Jim Noble questions whether 72-year-old Morgan...

Morgan Shepherd, 72, is set to race in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race in New Hampshire.

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Boston.com

Rowley's Eddie MacDonald no stranger to NHMS

No stranger to New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where he has won three times in K&N Pro Series East races in 2008 and 2009, Eddie MacDonald says his familiarity with the 1.058-mile oval in Loudon, N.H., will help him feel at home when he makes NASCAR Sprint Cup debut in Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301.

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