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NASCAR reinstates suspended MWR executive Norris

NASCAR reinstates suspended MWR executive Norris

January 24th, 2014 8:36 am by Associated Press

Norris was suspended indefinitely in September after the race team was caught trying to manipulate the finish of a Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.

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NASCAR goes to group knockout qualifying in 2014

NASCAR goes to group knockout qualifying in 2014

January 23rd, 2014 11:53 am by By George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel (MCT)

Continuing a season of major changes to its business model, NASCAR announced a group knockout-style qualifying format for all of its three major series, including the Sprint Cup, Wednesday afternoon.

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Justin Wilson returning to Dale Coyne in 2014

Justin Wilson returning to Dale Coyne in 2014

January 22nd, 2014 3:39 pm by Associated Press

Justin Wilson will return to Dale Coyne Racing for the 2014 IndyCar season.

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Leeper named Daytona 500 honorary official

Leeper named Daytona 500 honorary official

January 21st, 2014 6:32 pm by Staff Report

Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper will serve as honorary race official for the 56th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Five rookies stepping up to Sprint Cup poised to add thrills on track

Five rookies stepping up to Sprint Cup poised to add thrills on track

January 21st, 2014 8:31 am by By Gerry Fraley, The Dallas Morning News (MCT)

Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson are at the top of the class. Backed by well-funded operations, they should make the rookie-of-the-year competition worth watching.

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Kingsport Speedway hosts competitor 'meet and greet' about new two-track system

Kingsport Speedway hosts competitor 'meet and greet' about new two-track system

January 19th, 2014 2:00 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport Speedway will race on Friday nights, although it will begin with a Saturday event on March 29. LPR will begin its season in April and race two Saturdays per month.

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NASCAR considering overhaul of points, Chase

NASCAR considering overhaul of points, Chase

January 18th, 2014 1:35 pm by Jim Utter, The Charlotte Observer (MCT)

NASCAR is planning a vast restructuring of the points system in its premier Sprint Cup Series that would greatly emphasize winning races and feature eliminations in its Chase playoff system, according to multiple sources briefed on the plan.

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Schumacher stable, still in induced coma

Schumacher stable, still in induced coma

January 17th, 2014 3:29 pm by Associated Press

Michael Schumacher remains in stable condition following a skiing accident that left the Formula One great with severe head injuries and in a coma since Dec. 29, his manager said on Friday.

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Kingsport Speedway meet and greet is Saturday

Kingsport Speedway meet and greet is Saturday

January 17th, 2014 2:10 pm by Staff Report

The new management at Kingsport Speedway is holding a meet and greet Saturday at noon at the racetrack. Drivers, crew members and fans are invited to meet the new management and discuss the upcoming racing season.

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Petty signs 3-year extension with Smithfield Food

Petty signs 3-year extension with Smithfield Food

January 15th, 2014 12:50 pm by Associated Press

Richard Petty Motorsports has reached a three-year contract extension with Smithfield Foods Inc. as primary sponsor for Aric Almirola for 29 races through the 2016 season.

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