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NASCAR penalizes Newman team after evidence of 'bleeding tires'

NASCAR penalizes Newman team after evidence of 'bleeding tires'

April 1st, 2015 8:25 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman's race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California.

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BMS giving loyal customers first dibs on Battle tickets

BMS giving loyal customers first dibs on Battle tickets

April 1st, 2015 12:38 am by Jeff birchfield, NET News Service

Bristol Motor Speedway on Tuesday announced that it is giving its loyal customers the first chance when it comes to acquiring tickets for the Battle at Bristol football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

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ESPN's Punch has seen giant leaps in realm of driver safety

ESPN's Punch has seen giant leaps in realm of driver safety

March 31st, 2015 10:28 pm by Dave Ongie

As a trained trauma physician serving as a broadcaster, Dr. Jerry Punch has a unique perspective on the evolution of driver safety in NASCAR after 30 years in the sport.

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NASCAR driver Larson out of hospital

NASCAR driver Larson out of hospital

March 31st, 2015 4:37 pm by Associated Press

Kyle Larson fainted Saturday during an autograph appearance at Martinsville. In a statement, Chip Ganassi Racing said the 22-year-old NASCAR driver was released on Monday night and completed medical tests on Tuesday.

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Joe Gibbs on son: Most courageous person I've been around

Joe Gibbs on son: Most courageous person I've been around

March 31st, 2015 11:14 am by HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer

Joe Gibbs Racing announced this week the younger Gibbs, who is the team president, is undergoing treatment for "symptoms impacting areas of brain function." Joe Gibbs says the family has known of the diagnosis for about six months

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Larson sits out Martinsville race after fainting

Larson sits out Martinsville race after fainting

March 30th, 2015 9:33 am by HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer

Kyle Larson watched Sunday's NASCAR race on a laptop in a hospital after failing to get medical clearance to drive after fainting during an autograph session.

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Hamlin ends Toyota drought with fifth Cup victory at Martinsville

Hamlin ends Toyota drought with fifth Cup victory at Martinsville

March 29th, 2015 6:28 pm by HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer

Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and went on to end Toyota's 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.

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Logano uses restart to win truck race at Martinsville

Logano uses restart to win truck race at Martinsville

March 28th, 2015 7:11 pm by HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer

Joey Logano passed Matt Crafton entering the first turn at the start of a two-lap sprint to the finish and won an exciting NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

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Penske to NASCAR team: No manipulating tires

Penske to NASCAR team: No manipulating tires

March 28th, 2015 1:50 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

There is rampant industry speculation that some NASCAR crews are drilling tiny holes in tires to allow air to escape during a race, a process known as "bleeding," and NASCAR has confiscated tires the last two weeks.

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Logano wins Martinsville pole; Elliott to start 27th in Cup debut

Logano wins Martinsville pole; Elliott to start 27th in Cup debut

March 27th, 2015 8:42 pm by HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer

Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th.

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