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NASCAR schedule, weather outlook for New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway

NASCAR schedule, weather outlook for New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT All three of NASCAR’s national series — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck  — are in action this weekend, with the Cup Series and Truck Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the UNOH 175 Truck Series race Saturday and the NHMS weekend culminating in the running of ...

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IndyCar: Chip Ganassi Racing scales back to two cars

FROM ESPN.COM INDIANAPOLIS -- Chip Ganassi Racing will return to a two-car team in the IndyCar Series next season in a business decision that the team owner said led to layoffs. "With news like this comes contraction, and as such, we had to let a number of good people go," Ganassi said Wednesday. "The decision was n ...

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

NASCAR Cup: traction compound in play for playoff races at New Hampshire, Charlotte

By AMANDA VINCENT The PJ1 TrackBite traction compound will be applied to racing surfaces for at least two of the nine races remaining in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, beginning with Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The compound also will be applied to Charlotte Motor S ...

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New NASCAR Xfinity Series logo shown on a video board on the outside of the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Sept. 19, 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

NASCAR Xfinity: series gets new logo

By AMANDA VINCENT During the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs media day in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, NASCAR revealed the new logo for the Xfinity Series that will be used, beginning with the 2018 season. The new logo was first shown on a video board located on an exterior wall of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown ...

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IMSA: Michelin replaces Continental in 2019

IMSA: Michelin replaces Continental in 2019

FROM RACER.COM Continental Tire will end its association with IMSA after the 2018 season and Michelin will take its place as IMSA's official tire starting in 2019. According to Continental, its supply for three of the four WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes, plus sole supply and title sponsorship of the Contin ...

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Blog by Amanda Vincent

Penalty for Chase Elliott’s team not harsh enough

If you’re a NASCAR fan, I’m guessing you’ve heard of “tapegate” by now. If no, long story short, a No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports crewman was caught on video applying a piece of tape to the spoiler of Chase Elliott’s car during a pit stop during Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway, the first race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. After a second-place finish, said crewman was caught on video, again, but this time removing the tape, thinking he was doing so before the team got caught. The fact that he did it right behind Elliott when he was being interviewed for TV probably wasn’t the best decision, but that’s beside the point. Anyway, the incident resulted in a $25,000 fined, one-race suspensions for crew chief and car chief and Elliott lost 15 points.

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