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NASCAR mandates fire safety gear after blaze on pit road

NASCAR mandates fire safety gear after blaze on pit road

May 15th, 2015 4:00 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NASCAR is updating its fire safety requirements for race teams in the wake of an explosive accident on pit road at Richmond.

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Martin Truex Jr. showing a one-car team can thrive in NASCAR

Martin Truex Jr. showing a one-car team can thrive in NASCAR

May 14th, 2015 9:31 am by By Drew Davison, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS)

It's become an industry that is almost unsustainable for the one-car, mom-and-pop teams of the past. But there's always an exception, always an underdog who beats the odds.

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George Diaz: NASCAR feeling the financial, political pinch of sponsors bailing

George Diaz: NASCAR feeling the financial, political pinch of sponsors bailing

May 13th, 2015 10:03 am by By George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel (TNS)

John McCain's critique reflects a common theme in NASCAR these days. Sponsors at all levels are bailing as dollars dry up. Sprint is dropping its association as Cup series sponsor after the 2016 season.

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Kyle Busch to make return from injury at All-Star race

Kyle Busch to make return from injury at All-Star race

May 12th, 2015 4:40 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Kyle Busch will run NASCAR's All-Star race this weekend, his first competition since he was seriously injured in a crash at Daytona nearly three month ago.

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Allmendinger signs extension with JTG Daugherty through 2020

Allmendinger signs extension with JTG Daugherty through 2020

May 12th, 2015 9:52 am by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

In a cutthroat sport where sponsors come and go, and somebody is always trying to take your ride, A.J. Allmendinger has found a long-term home with JTG Daugherty Racing.

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NASCAR gearing up for next generation of racing fans

NASCAR gearing up for next generation of racing fans

May 11th, 2015 9:48 am by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

On a muggy Saturday afternoon, two children dragged their parents through the garage area at Kansas Speedway, intent on catching up to a hero they had seen only on television.

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Johnson wins rain-delayed Cup race at Kansas

Johnson wins rain-delayed Cup race at Kansas

May 10th, 2015 1:50 am by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

Jimmie Johnson stayed on the track during a late caution to take over the lead, then held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.

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'Madhouse' Modified veteran Myers take wild win at Kingsport Speedway - VIDEO

May 9th, 2015 4:54 pm by Jeff Bobo

Having already conquered "The Madhouse", Walnut Cove, N.C. racer Jason Myers proved worthy at the "Concrete Jungle" as well, winning a wild KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series 125 at Kingsport Speedway Friday night.

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Logano wins pole for night race at Kansas Speedway

Logano wins pole for night race at Kansas Speedway

May 8th, 2015 8:40 pm by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

Joey Logano drove his No. 22 Ford to a fast lap of 192.397 mph in the final qualifying round Friday, easily topping Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski to earn the pole for the Sprint Cup race Saturday night.

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Q-and-A with 18-year-old NASCAR driver Erik Jones

Q-and-A with 18-year-old NASCAR driver Erik Jones

May 8th, 2015 9:51 am by By David Scott, The Charlotte Observer (TNS)

Erik Jones, an 18-year-old driver from Michigan, will make his first Sprint Cup start Saturday in Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 18 Toyota in the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway.

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