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  1. Bubba Wallace takes lessons from emotional Phoenix for '17 seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | NASCAR Winston Cup Scene

    If Darrell Wallace Jr . had one chance to press the rewind button in 2016, he knows exactly where and when he'd go back.

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  2. Bowyer 'confident' for DaytonaRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2017 | NASCAR Winston Cup Scene

    Clint Bowyer is typically a high-wattage personality, so when he arrived in Florida on Tuesday to tour the Naval Air Station Jacksonville to help promote the upcoming Daytona 500 , he was absolutely in his element. The sailors and airmen were excited to meet the Stewart-Haas Racing driver and he was ecstatic to talk about his legitimately high expectations when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season gets on track at Daytona International Speedway later this month.

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  3. Suarez gets first run in Cup car at PhoenixRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    "It was quite a bit different," Suarez said. "There is more power in the Cup car, it is fast in the straightaway and slow in the middle of the corner.

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  4. A Rolex victory gets Taylor brothers the credit they deserveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    They aren't household names because they don't race in NASCAR and don't drive in the Indianapolis 500. They drive sports car - for their dad, no less - and they do it very, very well.

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  5. Chris Dyson Compares Racing Midgets At The Chili Bowl To Driving 200MPH at Le MansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | K&N Racing News

    There are many examples of second- and even third-generation drivers in NASCAR and IndyCar. Chris Dyson, on the other hand, is a second generation road racer.

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  6. Watch: Dale Earnhardt Jr. test at Phoenix RacewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | NASCAR Winston Cup Scene

    Watch as Dale Earnhardt Jr. climbs behind the wheel of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race car for the first time since his private test at Darlington Raceway in December.

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  7. 24 Thoughts on the Rolex 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Automobile Magazine

    From Wayne Taylor Racing's overall win to the Ford GT making up for last year's disappointment to the Acura NSX's impressive first outing , here are 24 takeaways from a frantic 24 hours of racing: 1. The long-term vision of American sports-car racing executives Jim France, Ed Bennett, and Scott Atherton to develop the new-for-2017 Daytona Prototype international-spec car is an unconditional success. The cars look great, manufacturers have bought in, and more are on the way.

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  8. Enfinger signs on for full rideRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2017 | NASCAR Winston Cup Scene

    ThorSport Racing filled the last vacancy in its driver lineup Tuesday afternoon with the announcement that Grant Enfinger plans to compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017. Enfinger, 32, will drive the No.

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  9. No excuses: Five NASCAR drivers who need to win nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Motorsport.com

    The 2016 Monster Energy Cup rookie class was one of the most promising group of freshmen to enter the sport in a long time. But when only one driver - Front Row Motorsports' Chris Buescher - broke into Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway, it should have been a wake-up call for other team owners.

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  10. Rhodes returns to rideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | NASCAR Winston Cup Scene

    ThorSport Racing announced Tuesday that Ben Rhodes will return for a second season with the Ohio-based team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017. The 19-year-old Rhodes will hit the track with a new truck number, piloting the No.

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  11. Tincknell races to top five spot at Rolex 24 At Daytona meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | The Daily Millbury

    Steve Birley Harry Tincknell recorded an excellent top-five placing in this year's Rolex 24 At Daytona when the Briton brought his Ford Chip Ganassi Ford GT home fifth in the GT Le Mans category in the twice-around-the-clock race that took place across the final weekend of January. The 25-year-old reigning European Le Mans Series champion, partnered by Andy Priaulx and Tony Kanaan , was competing in the annual Rolex event staged at the world-famous Daytona International Speedway for the first time.

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  12. Harley Factory Team Replaces XR750 with XG750R Flat Tracker for 2017 SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | Sport Rider Magazine

    The XG750R's race-modified, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 750cc V-twin engine will power Harley Factory team racers around the flat track For years the XR750 dominated the flat track for the Harley Factory team and now the team is replacing the beast with the Harley-Davidson XG750R for the 2017 American Flat Track racing series. The team will exclusively ride the new XG750R bikes throughout the season which opens during Daytona Bike Week at the March 16 AFT Daytona TT with the new circuit featuring a jump constructed inside the Daytona International Speedway.

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  13. Phoenix International Raceway announces $178 million in renovationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | The Arizona Republic

    It was Election Day when Bryan Sperber, Phoenix International Raceway's president, made his final presentation to International Speedway Corp. Phoenix International Raceway announces $178 million in renovations It was Election Day when Bryan Sperber, Phoenix International Raceway's president, made his final presentation to International Speedway Corp. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2jNsTR0 The field takes turn one during the Can-Am 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday afternoon, November 13, 2016.

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  14. Wood Brothers, Blaney excited for additional opportunities in Cup circuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | Martinsville Bulletin

    In a development that will guarantee the team a starting spot for all 36 Cup races, the longtime Ford operation announced Dec. 15 that it has leased a Charter from GoFas Racing.

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  15. Ryan Truex to Compete for Hattori Racing Enterprises in the 2017 NCWTSRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2017 | Paddock Talk

    Donate Now! Help PaddockTalk.com build a better site in 2017! Hattori Racing Enterprises is pleased to announce that Ryan Truex, the 2009 and 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion, will run a full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule in 2017, driving the No. 16 Toyota Tundra.

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  16. Martinsville Speedway set to test new LED lighting systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2017 | Motorsport.com

    NASCAR's oldest venue, which celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2017, announced the project to illuminate the half-mile paperclip-shaped circuit last October. Obviously, the racing at Martinsville is exciting in the daytime.

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  17. Jimmie Johnson collects his seventh NMPA Driver of Year awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2017 | Motorsport.com

    Jimmie Johnson now has as many Driver of the Year awards as championships in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Johnson, who won a record-tying seventh Cup series championship in 2016, was voted winner of the 2016 Richard Petty Driver of the Year award by members of the National Motorsports Press Association.

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  18. Rolex 24 to start 2017 racing seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2017 | Nevada Appeal

    The first major racing event of 2017 is just a week away, as engines will fire for the Rolex 24 at Daytona next Saturday. For the first time in a number of years, no major NASCAR stars appear on the entry list with the exception of recently retired Jeff Gordon.

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  19. Rick Hendrick rises from tobacco farmer to Hall of FamerRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | Cybercast News Service

    Rick Hendrick, owner of the most successful organization in NASCAR, grew up on a Virginia tobacco farm knowing that wasn't the life he wanted to lead. He took chance after chance chasing a NASCAR career, came close to folding his team more than once, but always found a way to persevere.

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  20. NASCAR adds five to Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Thomasville Times

    Rick Hendrick, owner of the most successful organization in NASCAR, grew up on a Virginia tobacco farm knowing that wasn't the life he wanted to lead. He took chance after chance chasing a NASCAR career, came close to folding his team more than once, but always found a way to persevere.

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