NSCS: Easy as 1, 2, 3; Logano Sweeps Sprint Cup Qualifying & Scores Third Straight Martinsville Pole

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Three might be Joey Logano’s new lucky number after Friday’s Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Martinsville Speedway. No one was able to knock Logano off the top spot in any of the three rounds as the 25-year-old secured …

NSCS: Super-Sub Shows Speed; Brian Vickers Tops Friday Sprint Cup Practice at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America photo — Brian Vickers has stepped into a sub-role before, and did so Friday afternoon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ opening practice session at Martinsville Speedway with no problems going fast. Vickers turned a lap of 19.485 seconds (97.182 mph) in his …

NSCS: Brian Vickers Back In Tony Stewart’s Car at Auto Club Speedway; Janssen Partners With SHR

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — official team release — SHR photo — Stewart-Haas Racing on Monday named Brian Vickers interim driver of its No. 14 Chevrolet SS for the Auto Club 400 on March 20 at Auto Club Speedway. In honor of Blood Clot Awareness Month (March), Janssen is partnering with Vickers and the track for the third consecutive year to help raise awareness …

NSCS: Ty Dillon Joins Stewart Haas as Interim Driver at Atlanta; Vickers to Return in Vegas

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Sarah Crabill/Getty Images North America photo — NASCAR XFINITY Series regular Ty Dillon has run just eight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in his career. Seven of those have come while driving for his grandfather’s team, Richard Childress Racing. However, last Sunday, the soon-to-be 28-year-old, Thomasville, …

NSCS: Vickers & Harvick Cars Fail Post-Qualifying Inspection; Drop to Rear of Can-Am Duels

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR photos — The Stewart Haas Racing cars of 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Chevrolet) and Brian Vickers (No. 14 Chevrolet), who is substituting for injured three-time Cup champion Tony Stewart, failed post-qualifying inspection Sunday afternoon at …

NSCS: Fireworks Light Up Daytona; Vickers Sparks First Crash of 2016 During Sprint Unlimited

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited — a 75-lap exhibition race to start the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season — at Daytona International Speedway saw a six-car crash on Lap 23, the first major incident of the new season. Brian …

NSCS: Vickers Confirmed as Stewart Haas Racing’s Interim Driver Throughout Daytona Speedweeks

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — After sitting out of a seat since March of last year, Brian Vickers will make his return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning on Saturday night. Stewart-Haas Racing officially announced Friday that Vickers will replace the injured Tony Stewart …

NSCS: Moving Again; David Ragan Joins Michael Waltrip Racing for the Remainder of 2015

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CORNELIUS, N.C. — official team release — Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America photo — Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway. Brian Vickers had planned to race the Toyota fulltime in 2015, but heart surgery …

NSCS: Vickers to be Sidelined for Minimum of Three Months; Resumes Blood Thinners

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FONTANA, Calif. — official series release — Robert Laberge/Getty Images North America photo — The reappearance of blood clots has sidelined Vickers from the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota for the third time, dating to May 2010. In addition, Vickers missed the first two races of the 2015 season while recovering from offseason heart surgery. To combat the medical issue, Vickers must resume the …

NSCS: Magical Return; Kurt Busch Earns Coors Light Pole in Second Race Back at Fontana

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FONTANA, Calif. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America photo – It has not taken long for Stewart-Haas Racing veteran Kurt Busch to become comfortable in a race car again. After conserving his tires throughout knockout qualifying on Friday evening, Busch took his No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet …

NSCS: Back on Top; Kurt Busch Paces Opening Practice Session at Auto Club

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FONTANA, Calif. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Harry How/Getty Images North America photo – It has been a solid return for Stewart-Haas Racing veteran Kurt Busch. Following a top five finish in his season debut in the CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix last weekend, Busch was quickest in practice at Auto Club …