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Daytona to add SAFER barrier to wall hit by Kyle Busch

Daytona to add SAFER barrier to wall hit by Kyle Busch

March 12th, 2015 10:00 am by Associated Press

Daytona International Speedway will install energy-absorbing SAFER barriers to the concrete wall that Kyle Busch hit last month before NASCAR returns in July.

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BMS campaign highlights track's economic impact

BMS campaign highlights track's economic impact

March 12th, 2015 12:26 am by Hank Hayes

Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) waved the green flag Wednesday on an "It's MY Bristol Baby!" campaign to get the region more involved - and take more personal ownership - in the track's success.

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NASCAR reinstates Busch, grants waiver for Chase

NASCAR reinstates Busch, grants waiver for Chase

March 11th, 2015 4:00 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

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Keselowski crew chief placed on probation for rest of season

Keselowski crew chief placed on probation for rest of season

March 10th, 2015 11:14 pm by Associated Press

NASCAR placed crew chief Paul Wolfe on probation for the rest of the 2015 season after NASCAR caught Team Penske pulling out the fenders on Brad Keselowski's car before qualifying at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Column: Too early to tell if NASCAR set for better racing

Column: Too early to tell if NASCAR set for better racing

March 10th, 2015 9:36 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Has the 2015 rules package made things any better? No, not really. Especially if it's being compared with the high-stakes racing that punctuated the end of last season, when the 10-race Chase displayed some of the strongest competition in years.

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Harvick grabs first win of season at Las Vegas

Harvick grabs first win of season at Las Vegas

March 8th, 2015 7:50 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick raced to his first victory of the season Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, leading 142 of the 267 laps and beating Martin Truex Jr. to the finish.

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Polesitter Gordon crashes in practice, goes to backup car

Polesitter Gordon crashes in practice, goes to backup car

March 7th, 2015 8:30 pm by Associated Press

Jeff Gordon crashed during the final practice session before Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where his pole-winning car was damaged enough that Hendrick Motorsports pulled out a backup Chevrolet.

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Dillon fends off Blaney for Xfinity win at Las Vegas

Dillon fends off Blaney for Xfinity win at Las Vegas

March 7th, 2015 7:49 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Ryan Blaney charged to Austin Dillon's back bumper and stalked him around Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the final four laps Saturday, but a bobble ruined his momentum and allowed Dillon to wrap up the Xfinity Series win.

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Jeff Gordon to meet with NASCAR to discuss safety measures

Jeff Gordon to meet with NASCAR to discuss safety measures

March 7th, 2015 9:35 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Jeff Gordon hit a section of wall on Sunday that was not protected by an energy-absorbing SAFER barrier. The four-time NASCAR champion has hit numerous unprotected walls since SAFER barriers were first installed at tracks in 2002.

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Gordon to start out front at Vegas for first time

Gordon to start out front at Vegas for first time

March 6th, 2015 10:33 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Jeff Gordon, preparing for his final start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, won the pole for Sunday's race, putting him out front at Vegas for the first time in his career.

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