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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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LPR will be in action in 2014

LPR will be in action in 2014

January 13th, 2014 8:24 pm by Staff Report

Despite rumors to the contrary, Lonesome Pine Raceway will be in action in 2014, LPR spokesperson Chase Brashears announced Monday.

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Swan Racing adds investor to two-car team

Swan Racing adds investor to two-car team

January 13th, 2014 2:33 pm by Associated Press

Swan Racing, which will field two full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup entries in the upcoming season, has added a new investor to its race team: Iowa businessman Anthony Marlowe.

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NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returning to Kingsport Speedway

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returning to Kingsport Speedway

January 11th, 2014 6:41 pm by Staff Report

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series will return to Kingsport Speedway in 2014. “NASCAR sanctioning brings great opportunities to our racers,” Karen Tunnell said. “We are proud to continue under the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series banner.”

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Earnhardt losing crew chief to broadcast booth after this season

Earnhardt losing crew chief to broadcast booth after this season

January 10th, 2014 4:02 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is admittedly scared by the daunting task of replacing crew chief Steve Letarte, who was formally introduced Friday as a member of NBC Sports Group's broadcast booth for its NASCAR coverage beginning in 2015.

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