NSCS: Needing More; Kurt Busch Lacks Long Run Speed, Finishes Fourth in Atlanta Marathon

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HAMPTON, Ga. — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Kurt Busch brought a setup for the short run to a marathon in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, the second race on the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The 325 lap (500.5 …

NSCS: Harley J. Earl Hopefuls — The Favorites to Take Home the Win in the 58th Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — With the 58th Annual Daytona 500 on tap this afternoon — starting at 1 p.m. Eastern on FOX, the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR, channel 90 — several favorites to take home the Harley J. Earl Trophy (the prize …

NSCS: Rookie Rolls; Brian Scott Paces Fourth Round of Daytona 500 Practice

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America photo — Competing in his first full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, rookie Brian Scott led Wednesday night’s fourth practice session for the 58th Annual Daytona 500 in his No. 44 Alberstons Co./Shore Lodge Ford Fusion. Making his …

NSCS: Two-Oh-Fast; McDowell Surges to the Top in Third Daytona 500 Practice

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Driving Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing’s No. 59 Thrivent Financial Chevrolet SS, Michael McDowell paced Wednesday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 practice at Daytona International Speedway. McDowell ran a lap of 44.961 seconds (200.173 mph) …

NSCS: RCR Forms Technical Alliance with Newly-Formed Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — official team release — Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America photo — Richard Childress Racing and Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing have agreed to form a technical alliance in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition, beginning with the 2016 season. The partnership includes technology sharing, engineering, research and development provided to Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing as …

NASCAR: Nexteer Automotive Partners With Richard Childress Racing for 2016 Season

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — official team release — Richard Childress Racing photo — Nexteer Automotive joins Richard Childress Racing’s family of leading-edge companies in 2016 with a partnership that positions the global leader in intuitive motion control with the 47-year-old NASCAR organization in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR XFINITY Series. “Nexteer has been part of NASCAR competition …

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 …

NSCS: Could Gordon Have a Brickyard Swan Song In Store?

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America photo – 2015 might be the last time we see future NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon full-time on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit, but the four-time champion did not rule out the chance to race part-time in the …

NSCS: Sorenson Signs With Team Xtreme Racing for Daytona 500 With Backing From Golden Corral

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – official team release – Mike DiNovo photo – Reed Sorenson has joined John Cohen’s Team Xtreme Racing and will enter the 2015 running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Sorenson joins the team after competing full-time with Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2014. Team Xtreme Racing has also signed Golden Corral as primary sponsor of the …

NSCS: Jeb Burton Tapped to Drive BK Racing’s No. 26 in 2015; Hoping to Earn Rookie of The Year Honors

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – official team release – Robert Laberge/Getty Images North America photo – Jeb Burton has found a home for the 2015 NASCAR season. Burton signed with BK Racing on Monday for the Sprint Cup campaign as the driver of the No. 26 Toyota Camry. Jeb Burton, the son of Daytona 500 Champion Ward Burton, will be competing in …

NASCAR: NBC Sports Signs 1999 Sprint Cup Series Champion Dale Jarrett to Broadcast Team

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SATAMFORD, Conn. – official network release – Gregg Forwerck/Getty Images North America BC Sports Group has reached an agreement with 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion and 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Jarrett, who will serve as a pre- and post-race analyst during live coverage of select NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR XFINITY Series racing on NBC and …

NSCS: Hornaday Returning to Sprint Cup in 2015 With The Motorsports Group

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MOORESVILLE, NC – official team release – Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo – Veteran NASCAR driver, Ron Hornaday, will be the primary driver of the No. 30 TMG Chevrolet for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, starting at Daytona International Speedway. Hornaday, a longtime veteran in the NASCAR garage, has been involved in racing his entire life. Starting …