Report says ATF agents used illicit slush account to rent a NASCAR suite

The legend goes that NASCAR was borne out of bootleggers attempting to run alcohol past authorities in souped up coupes and then raced those very cars on small tracks in the southeast. That sounds crazy, but it’s not far from the truth and that’s embraced by NASCAR and its fans.So it’s a bit ironic that in 2012, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...
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Denny Hamlin -- and Cash Bowyer -- go for a spin at Texas

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16 days ago

Kyle Busch vs. Joey Logano: Hate is great in NASCAR

Without intending to, Joey Logano created a hornet’s nest for NASCAR when he lost control of his No. 22 Team Penske Ford on the last lap at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and wrecked Kyle Busch as the two were racing for fourth place last Sunday.And may turn out to be the best thing that’s happened to NASCAR in a long time.That’s because in racing as in wrasslin’, hate is great...
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March 16, 2017

NASCAR won’t penalize anyone for the Kyle Busch-Joey Logano fight

A few years ago, in an attempt to boost interest in the sport amidst sagging ratings and develop more engaging personalities in the sport, NASCAR decided to loosen up its rules and restrictions on tough racing. The policy colloquially known as “have at it, boys” came into effect several years ago where the sport encouraged their drivers to handle business on the track.Of course...
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March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Hamlin spoils Earnhardt return with last-lap pass for win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Denny Hamlin didn't need a Toyota teammate to grab another win at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin charged past Dale Earnhardt Jr. with one lap remaining Thursday night to win the second 150-mile qualifying race. Earnhardt actually dominated, but couldn't hold off Hamlin at the end. Hamlin is the defending Daytona 500 winner and has won a Duel qualifying...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Hamlin gets contract extension from Gibbs and sponsor FedEx

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Denny Hamlin has signed a contract extension with both Joe Gibbs Racing and longtime sponsor FedEx. The reigning Daytona 500 winner had the extension announced Thursday as FedEx honored him with a highlight video of the victory, the closest finish in race history. FedEx has been with JGR since 2005, and the only primary sponsor Hamlin has had at NASCAR...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

The one decision that changed everything for Team Penske

After years of just being OK at restrictor-plate tracks, Team Penske has vaulted to the top of the pack, winning six of the last nine races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.Last year, Penske driver Brad Keselowski won at both plate tracks, Talladega in the spring and Daytona in July, while his teammate, Joey Logano, won the fall Talladega race.Logano...
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February 23, 2017

WATCH: Denny Hamlin Interview at Daytona Media Day | NASCAR RACE HUB

Denny Hamlin talks with Shannon Spake and Larry McReynolds about being the defending Daytona 500 Champion.
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Better racing trumps easier math in new NASCAR points system

The reasoning behind NASCAR’s new stage-based race format is pretty basic: Improving competition is a bigger priority than simplifying the math is.In each of NASCAR’s top three segments, the races will be broken into three stages for 2017: The first two stages will each be roughly one-quarter distance with brief breaks in between. The third and final stage will be about half...
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January 24, 2017

Can Toyota carry their 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup success into 2017?

If Drake was to ever become a bandwagon fan in NASCAR, he’d be taking warm-up laps in a Camry. What a time to be alive for Toyota racing.2016 was a groundbreaking year for Toyota in many respects. They hope to take that momentum and carry it into 2017. In a sport where Ford and Chevrolet has dominated the scene for more than 30 years, Toyota secured its first-ever NASCAR Sprint...
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January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

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