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NASCAR Cup: Rob Kauffman wants charter-only club

NASCAR Cup: Rob Kauffman wants charter-only club

By AMANDA VINCENT Race Team Alliance (RTA) Chairman Rob Kauffman, who also is co-owner of Chip Ganassi Racing, expressed an opinion via Twitter this week that small, part-time teams that don’t hold charters should not be allowed to compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. His comments were sparked by a new team, NY Racing, entering a No. 7 entry
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NASCAR Cup: Kevin Harvick’s team penalized after inspection issue at Charlotte

NASCAR Cup: Kevin Harvick’s team penalized after inspection issue at Charlotte

By AMANDA VINCENT Kevin Harvick will start Sunday evening’s Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in the back and will be without car chief Robert “Cheddar” Smith for the remainder of the CMS race weekend as a result of a pre-qualifying inspection issue Thursday. Also, Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team will
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NASCAR Cup: Red Bull on list of potential Jimmie Johnson sponsors

NASCAR Cup: Red Bull on list of potential Jimmie Johnson sponsors

By AMANDA VINCENT Red Bull is on the list of potential companies to replace Lowe’s as sponsor of Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, according to the driver. “I think there is interest from a variety of different companies. That would be one of a long list of hopefuls,” Johnson said when asked specifically
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NASCAR Cup: William Byron takes Jeff Gordon retro paint scheme to Darlington

NASCAR Cup: William Byron takes Jeff Gordon retro paint scheme to Darlington

By AMANDA VINCENT On May 18 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, William Byron, along with Jeff Gordon and NASCAR artist Sam Bass, unveiled the throwback paint scheme that will be on Byron’s No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for the Sept. 2 Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Byron’s throwback scheme will be reminiscent of the “rainbow” paint scheme on Gordon’s No.
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NASCAR Cup: RTA names Executive Director

NASCAR Cup: RTA names Executive Director

By AMANDA VINCENT The Race Team Alliance (RTA) has named Jonathan Marshall its first Executive Director. He will assume the position immediately following Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, according to a press release from the RTA. "The RTA has matured to a point where its board and members determined it was time to have a full-time executive who
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Blog by Amanda Vincent

Some NASCAR Hall of Fame thoughts

Some NASCAR Hall of Fame thoughts

On Wednesday, the NASCAR Hall of Fame elected Jeff Gordon, Alan Kulwicki, Davey Allison, Jack Roush and Roger Penske and 2019 inductees into the Hall to officially be inducted next Feb. 1. Upon yesterday evening’s announcement of the upcoming class, I have a few thoughts.

Gordon was on 96 percent of the ballots cast in Wednesday’s vote. At first, I couldn’t fathom how he wasn’t on 100 percent. After all, only three drivers have more Cup Series championships — Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson. Petty and Earnhardt were in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s inaugural class of 2010. Johnson’s not in, yet, because he’s not eligible as an active driver. Only two drivers — Petty and David Pearson have more wins. Again, both those guys are in the Hall of Fame. Pearson joined Petty and Earnhardt in [...]

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NASCAR Cup: Rob Kauffman wants charter-only club

NASCAR Cup: Rob Kauffman wants charter-only club

By AMANDA VINCENT Race Team Alliance (RTA) Chairman Rob Kauffman, who also is co-owner of Chip Ganassi Racing, expressed an opinion via Twitter this week that small,…

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NASCAR Cup: Rob Kauffman wants charter-only club

NASCAR Cup: Rob Kauffman wants charter-only club

By AMANDA VINCENT Race Team Alliance (RTA) Chairman Rob Kauffman, who also is co-owner of Chip Ganassi Racing, expressed an opinion via Twitter this week that small,…

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