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2:54 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Speedway Motorsports named Texas Motor Speedway executive Rob Ramage as the track’s new general manager on Wednesday after Eddie Gossage had overseen the facility through its first 25 seasons of racing. Ramage had been the track’s general counsel since 2013, also serving as director of governmental
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8:21 AM ET Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — NASCAR is adjusting its health protocols as COVID-19 cases increase across the country. Beginning with this weekend’s events at Watkins Glen International, all personnel must wear a face mask in enclosed areas at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Enclosed areas include haulers and buildings, restrooms,
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2:31 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Trackhouse Racing has signed Ross Chastain as its second Cup Series driver in a multiyear deal announced Tuesday. The 28-year-old Chastain currently drives the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing. Trackhouse purchased the Ganassi operation in late June in a deal that takes effect at the
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6:55 PM ET Associated Press IndyCar rookie Jimmie Johnson is hopeful of testing in August on the oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway as part of a path toward running in next year’s Indianapolis 500. Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR champion, jumped this season to IndyCar and has competed in seven races for team owner Chip Ganassi. He’s
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3:31 PM ET Associated Press NASCAR has penalized the Hendrick Motorsports teams of reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman for engine allocation infractions at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Elliott’s No. 9 team and Bowman’s No. 48 were found in violation of a rule that covers engine assembly. A statement from Hendrick Motorsports released
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11:16 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jack Roush put a long-term vision for Roush Fenway Racing in motion Tuesday when the 79-year-old team owner introduced Brad Keselowski as a new partner in the NASCAR team. Keselowski is leaving Team Penske, where he won the 2012 championship, because he wanted an ownership role in
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8:59 PM ET Associated Press LOUDON, N.H. — With darkness closing in, Aric Almirola sprung to life late Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and pulled off the surprise victory, the first one of the year for Stewart-Haas Racing. “There is no doubt we have struggled,” Almirola said. “But guess what? We’re going playoff racing.”
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9:34 AM ET ESPN News Services CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Austin Cindric will replace 2012 NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski in Team Penske’s flagship No. 2 Ford next season. Roger Penske announced last year the reigning Xfinity Series champion would move to the Cup Series in 2022 but in the car fielded by Wood Brothers Racing in
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11:44 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rick Hendrick gave Kyle Larson a second chance in NASCAR because Hendrick Motorsports had wanted him in its lineup for years. Now that Hendrick has his man, he has locked Larson down for two more seasons with full sponsorship. Hendrick on Wednesday told his 93 dealerships that
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7:02 PM ET Associated Press HAMPTON, Ga. — Kyle Busch completed a 5-for-5 sweep of what might be his final season in the Xfinity Series with a late recovery at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday. Busch finished 0.550 seconds ahead of Jeb Burton for his 102nd Xfinity victory and 222nd overall in NASCAR’s three national
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12:47 AM ET Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Austin Hill survived a Friday night demolition derby on the dirt at Knoxville Raceway for his first NASCAR Truck Series victory of the year. Hill restarted on the inside beside Chandler Smith on the fourth overtime attempt and pulled away in Hattori Racing Enterprises’ No. 16 Toyota
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3:42 PM ET Associated Press HAMPTON, Ga. — After 24 years, Speedway Motorsports officials could no longer allow drivers to have the final word in delaying the inevitable repaving of Atlanta Motor Speedway. Sunday’s NASCAR race will be the final event for the battered and heavily patched track surface. Construction will begin immediately on the
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6:50 PM ET Associated Press LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch came through in the clutch. Even when he raced without one. Busch busted Hendrick Motorsports’ winning streak and denied the organization a shot at NASCAR history when he raced to his second victory of the season Sunday at Pocono Raceway. He needs to give
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