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Race 2 Win Suspends NASCAR Nationwide Series Coverage
Race 2 Win regretfully announces that we have been forced to suspended our coverage of the NASCAR Nationwide Series due to a lack of sponsorship.
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Baker Curb Racing Announces Keller as New Driver
Baker Curb Racing announced today that Jason Keller, a 17-year Nationwide Series veteran, will be piloting the No. 27 Kleenex Ford Fusion for the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. Keller also will finish out the 2008 season for the team.
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Depend Wants Fans to “Do it for Those Who Count on You”
Depend, a Kimberly-Clark global brand, Rite Aid Pharmacy and ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer - have partnered to encourage NASCAR race fans to pay attention to prostate health.
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NASCAR Nationwide Series New Car Debuts at Richmond Test
Walking through the garage at Richmond International Raceway Monday morning prior to the start of the first official test session for the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ new car, Joe Balash, the series’ director, was told he looked like a “proud papa.”
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Hamlin Rallies at Richmond to Finish Fourth
After logging 400 laps in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, Denny Hamlin quickly changed into a fresh firesuit and drove for 250 more laps around the .75-mile oval in his No. 18 Farm Bureau Insurance Toyota.
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Another Learning Experience; Another Top-10 for Logano
Joey Logano racked up more knowledge and another top-10 finish as the driver of the No. 20 GameStop/Rock Band 2 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing finished seventh in Sunday’s night’s rain-postponed Emerson Radio 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
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Harvick Finishes Eighth at RIR, Earns 150th Career NNS Top-10
Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Camping World Chevrolet started the Emerson Radio 250 from the seventh position and crossed the finish line in eighth place, his 150th Nationwide Series career top-10 in 209 starts.
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The Beat Goes on for Ambrose, No. 59 Ford at Richmond
A two-day delay for the Emerson 250 couldn’t slow down Marcos Ambrose and the No. 59 Kingsford with Hickory Ford Sunday night at the Richmond International Raceway.
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Career Start 450 for Keller Results in a 16th Place Finish
In 450 starts Jason Keller had never encountered a similar situation as the one that presented itself in Richmond. Tropical Storm Hanna was quickly approaching the Richmond area and instead of “riding” out the storm, NASCAR opted to cancel all events and have the teams come back to Richmond Sunday evening to race.
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Bires Heads Into Off Week with 20th-Place Finish at Richmond
Tropical Storm Hanna caused a two-day delay in Kelly Bires’ plans for the off week. At least he headed into the break with a respectable 20th-place finish Sunday night in the Emerson 250 at the Richmond International Raceway.
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Eric McClure Finishes 29th in Emerson Radio 250
What was supposed to be a one-day show at Richmond International Raceway for the Nationwide Series turned into a long weekend as tropical storm Hannah made its way through the state of Virginia.
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Late Pass Gives Edwards Nationwide Series Win at Richmond
Clint Bowyer led 195 of 250 laps in Sunday night’s rain-delayed Emerson Radio 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway, but Carl Edwards led the lap that counted. Edwards passed Bowyer for the lead through Turns 1 and 2 on Lap 223 at the .75-mile track and retained the top spot through three subsequent cautions to win his fourth NASCAR Nationwide race of the season and the 17th of his career.
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NASCAR Nationwide Series Debuts New Car with Test at RIR
The NASCAR Nationwide Series begins a new era when its new car goes on track for the first of two scheduled tests Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 8-9, at Richmond International Raceway. Wednesday, Sept. 10, will be a rain date.
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Nationwide Series News & Notes - Richmond
Maybe now Clint Bowyer (No. 2 BB&T Chevrolet) can finally get noticed as the standings leader in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
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Commission Overturns Stewart and Lagono Probations
On September 3, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Joe Gibbs Racing. The appeal concerned two penalties issued by NASCAR to drivers Tony Stewart and Joey Logano.
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Burton Encourages Local Drivers to Stop Texting While Driving
Today, Nationwide Insurance teamed up with the Columbus City Schools and NASCAR driver Jeff Burton to raise awareness among drivers in Columbus about DWD – Driving While Distracted.
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Time Running Out for Most Popular Driver Awards Voting
Since July 7, more than 170,000 fans have cast votes for Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and each of NASCAR’s six regional touring series.
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MC2 Energy Drink Racing Announces Pending Merger
MC2 Energy Drink Racing (Entry no. 14 in the NNS) ; President and CEO Ronald Serota announced today that his team is looking forward to completing its negotiations to merge its stock car team with another NNS or Sprint Cup team as early as September 30, 2008.
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Busch Makes a ‘Z-Line’ to Victory Lane at Fontana
It was like a summer repeat, only the main character and car number were different.
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Logano Gains More Experience, Notches Another Top-10
Joey Logano continues to rack up experience in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. And while the driver of the No. 20 GameStop Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) gains knowledge with each lap and each race, he’s also scoring top-10 finishes.
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Harvick Earns 11th-Place Finish in Southern California
Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Camping World team started the Camping World RV Service 300 at the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California in the ninth position, and after running most of the night in the top 10, crossed the finish-line in the 11th position.
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Gilliland’s Night Snared by Wall
Backed by his local fans, David Gilliland climbed behind the wheel of the No. 27 Huggies Ford Fusion at the Auto Club Speedway on Saturday night to take a wild ride around the two mile track.
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Nationwide Series News & Notes - Auto Club Speedway
To NASCAR Nationwide Series standings leader Clint Bowyer (No. 2 BB&T Chevrolet), Brad Keselowski (No. 88 U.S. NAVY Chevrolet) has to seem like an annoying little brother. He just won’t go away.
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Leicht to Co-Drive with Burton in ’09 for No. 29 Team
Stephen Leicht will join Jeff Burton as the co-driver of Richard Childress Racing’s No. 29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet team for the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
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K&N to Premiere as Primary Sponsor for Keller at California
California based K&N Engineering, Inc. will serve as the primary sponsor on CJM Racing’s No. 11 entry at the upcoming Camping World RV Service 300 in California.
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Kevin Hamlin in the No. 81 at California
Kevin Hamlin of Ganassi Racing will be competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at California for MacDonald Motorsports. Hamlin will be racing the #81 Mahindra Tractors Dodge as DJ Kennington competes at Canadian Tire Series on Saturday.

Keselowski Scores Second Win at Bristol
Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 88 Navy Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, scored his second win of the 2008 season on Friday night in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway and with only nine races remaining this year, he closed to within 122 points of series leader Clint Bowyer.
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Gale Wins First Career Pole, Finishes Career-Best Fourth
In a weekend filled with career-bests, Cale Gale and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Camping World Chevrolet started the Food City 250 from the pole position, Gale’s career first pole, and crossed the finish line in fourth place, another career-best finish for the 23-year-old driver.
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Busch Rallies Back to Seventh at Bristol
Kyle Busch rallied from a mid-race setback to finish seventh in Friday night’s Food City 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
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Keller Brings Home a 12th Place Finish from Bristol
The NASCAR Nationwide Series returned to Bristol Motor Speedway for some short-track racing action. Noted as the “Worlds Fastest Half-Mile”, the track definitely lives up to its name.
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Logano Finishes 16th in Bristol Baptism
Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway is known for chewing up and spitting out drivers of all kinds – be it young rookies or seasoned veterans.
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Little Bit Goes Long Way for Bires in 17th-Place Finish
Kelly Bires’ No. 47 Bush’s Baked Beans Ford was nearly perfect during last Friday night’s Food City 250 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. But at the World’s Fastest Short Track Bires needed an absolutely perfect race car.
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Lamar Pilots No. 27 to 27th-Place Finish at Bristol
Burney Lamar and the No. 27 Kleenex Ford Fusion team headed east to Bristol to experience an under the lights race on the world’s fastest half-mile track. It was Lamar’s first time behind the wheel of the No. 27 car.
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Eric McClure Finished 31st in Bristol
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Eric McClure returned to his “home track,” Bristol Motor Speedway, for the final time in the 2008 season.
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Ambrose Loses Ignition in Bristol
Marcos Ambrose’s playful demeanor was replaced by frustration and disappointment last Friday at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
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Keselowski Overtakes Bowyer For Bristol Win
One slip was all Brad Keselowski needed. After a restart on Lap 226 of Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Keselowski pressured points leader Clint Bowyer. On Lap 227, Bowyer slipped off Turn 2, giving Keselowski the opening he needed.
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Nationwide Launches Switch and Save up to $500 Sweepstakes
Nationwide Insurance today announced the launch of the Switch and Save up to $500 Sweepstakes, a national promotion involving two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Kevin Harvick, which aims to help NASCAR fans save money on their car insurance by switching to Nationwide.
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Nationwide Series News & Notes - Bristol
Just say the words “Night race at Bristol,” and watch eyes light up from fans to drivers alike. Just say “Bristol” to Clint Bowyer (No. 2 BB&T Chevrolet) and he may respond in the same way.
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Gibbs Teams Penalized for Rule Violations at Michigan
NASCAR announced today that the No. 18 and No. 20 teams in the NASCAR Nationwide Series have been penalized due to rule violations discovered by NASCAR inspectors prior to post-race testing on the chassis dynamometer Aug. 16 at Michigan International Speedway.
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Joe Gibbs Responds to Penalties Levied by NASCAR
The following is a statement from Joe Gibbs, owner and founder of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), after NASCAR penalized its Nos. 18 and 20 Nationwide Series teams for infractions that took place by JGR during technical inspection following last Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
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Ratcliff and Rogers Apologize for Michigan Incident
The following are statements from Jason Ratcliff and Dave Rogers, crew chiefs for the Nos. 18 and 20 NASCAR Nationwide Series teams of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), respectively, following today’s announcement by NASCAR.
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Toyota Reacts to NASCAR Penalties Agianst Joe Gibbs Racing
The following is a statement from Lee White, President and General Manager of TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development) concerning NASCAR's penalties toward Joe Gibbs Racing for infractions that took place by the team after last Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
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Cup Crew Chiefs to Oversee Gillett Evernham Nationwide Car
Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that its three Sprint Cup crew chiefs will rotate crew chief duties on the team’s No. 9 Nationwide Series entry for the remainder of the 2008 season.
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Iowa Speedway to Host NASCAR Nationwide Series Race
It’s official. NASCAR has selected Iowa Speedway as the site of a Nationwide Series race in 2009. Rusty Wallace, ABC/ESPN announcer and former NASCAR champion made the announcement at a morning news conference in Newton, Iowa.
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Video: Iowa Speedway Schedule Announcement

  • Rusty Wallace announces that Iowa Speedway will get a race on the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule and talks about the importance of the race to the state and the track. (3 minutes, 8 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Iowa Speedway President Jerry Jauron talks about the importance of this announcement to the track. (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Nationwide Marketing Manager - Strategic Sponsorships Jim McCoy says Iowa is a great fit for his company. (38 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Andrew Ranger to Run 7 of Final 10 Nationwide Series Races
    Andrew Ranger, the reigning NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion, will participate in seven of the season’s 10 remaining NASCAR Nationwide Series races starting Friday, August 22 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Stewart Nabs Third in Carfax 250 at Michigan
    Tony Stewart finished a strong third in his final NASCAR Nationwide Series race for Joe Gibbs Racing.
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    Seventh – And a Boatload of Experience for Logano
    Joey Logano fought a tight condition throughout most of Saturday’s Carfax 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway, but the 18-year old rookie managed to rally to a solid seventh-place finish.
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    Keller, CJM Racing Race with Heavy Hearts at MIS, Finish 17th
    CJM Racing received some heartbreaking news Friday morning at Michigan International Speedway. The team was told that their car chief and friend Steve “Big Guy” Helwig had lost his battle with leukemia and passed away.
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    After a Strong Start, Gale Earns 19th-Place Finish at Michigan
    Taking the green flag from a career-best Nationwide Series start, Cale Gale and the No. 33 Camping World Chevrolet began the CARFAX 250 from the second position and crossed the finish-line in 19th place.
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    Joe Gibbs Responds to Alleged Infractions by JGR at Michigan
    The following is a statement from Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), regarding the alleged infractions that took place by JGR during technical inspection following Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Edwards Wins from the Pole in Roush's Back Yard
    If there’s such a thing as home cooking at a NASCAR race track, Michigan International Speedway served as Jack Roush’s kitchen for Saturday’s Carfax 250. In a race that ended under caution because of Danny Efland’s wreck on the white-flag lap, polesitter Carl Edwards gave Roush Fenway Racing its first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at the two-mile track since 1998. It was Ford’s first Michigan win in the series since Ryan Newman took the checkered flag in 2001.
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    Baker Curb Ready to Add to History
    Baker Curb Racing and Ford Motor Company’s Drive One Program are both proud of their rich heritage and history in the realm of motorsports. This weekend, the two will team up to go racing at the historic Michigan International Speedway in the Carfax 250 on Saturday.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Michigan
    Last year, Michigan native Brad Keselowski (No. 88 U.S. NAVY Chevrolet) received an emotional standing ovation from fans at Michigan International Speedway when he crossed the finish line 13th in his first NASCAR Nationwide Series appearance at his home track.
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    Carfax and CJM Racing Together Again at MIS
    Carfax and CJM Racing will team up for the second year in a row at the upcoming Carfax 250 at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 16.
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    Almquist, Wolfe Fined for Rule Violations at Watkins Glen
    NASCAR announced today that Kirk Almquist, crew chief for the No. 9 Dodge driven by Patrick Carpentier and Paul Wolfe, crew chief for the No. 22 Dodge driven by Ryan Newman, have been fined due to rule violations during the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Watkins Glen International.
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    Jeff White to Lead Baker Curb Pit Crew, Coleman Released
    Baker Curb Racing announced today the selection of chief engineer Jeff White as new crew chief for the No. 27 Kleenex Ford Fusion. White replaces NASCAR veteran Shawn Parker who resigned following the Watkins Glen race to pursue other opportunities.
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    Leffler Sporting Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus Paint Scheme
    Jason Leffler and the Great Clips Racing team will have millions of adoring young fans this weekend when they hit the track for this Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway with a specially designed Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus’ “Best of Both Worlds Concert” paint scheme.
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    Carfax Grants a Wish at Nationwide Series Carfax 250
    Carfax named Make-A-Wish recipient Eric Wright and country music star Pat Green as grand marshals of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Carfax 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Mike and Chrissy Wallace to Close Day for NYSE
    On Tuesday (Aug. 12), NASCAR racers Mike Wallace and Chrissy Wallace, father and daughter, will ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at 4 p.m (Eastern).
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    Ambrose Wins at The Glen
    Marcos Ambrose came to the U.S. to do one thing: Win NASCAR races. On Saturday that dream became a reality.
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    Harvick Races to a Fourth-Place Finish at Watkins Glen
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Camping World Chevrolet crossed the finish line in fourth place at the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International after starting in the sixth position.
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    Logano Learns & Picks Up Sixth Top-10 in Eighth Series Start
    Joey Logano used patience, track position and fuel mileage to score his sixth top-10 result in eight career NASCAR Nationwide Series races as the 18-year-old finished seventh in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.
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    Coleman Launches into Top 10 at Watkins Glen
    Brad Coleman knew he was taking the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation to new heights by having them featured on his No. 27 Carino’s Italian Grill Ford Fusion this weekend in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen, but he didn’t know exactly how high it would be.
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    Speeding Penalties, Accident Hinder Said's Nationwide Run
    Two pit road speeding penalties and a late-race accident relegated Boris Said to a disappointing 27th-place finish in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International.
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    Transmission Troubles Send Keller to the Garage at the Glen
    The NASCAR Nationwide Series headed to Upstate NY for their final road-course race of the season and after a bad string of luck over the course of the last two weeks the America’s Incredible Pizza Company race team is ready to move on.
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    Ambrose Gets First Career Nationwide Win at The Glen
    If you're a believer in numerology, maybe the numbers explained why Marcos Ambrose's luck took a turn for the better Saturday at Watkins Glen International. In his 59th NASCAR Nationwide Series start in the No. 59 Ford, Ambrose won Saturday's Zippo 200 at the 2.45-mile road course. Full Story

    No. 27 Crew Chief Resigns at Baker Curb Racing
    Finishing his 17th year on the racing circuit, Shawn Parker announced today he will be leaving his position as the crew chief for the No. 27 Kleenex Ford in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, effective after the Watkins Glen race.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Watkins Glen
    Following its historic debut in the rain last week at Montreal, the NASCAR Nationwide Series moves to Watkins Glen for its final road-course race of the season.
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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Ready to Race No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet
    NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., is set to drive the No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International during the NASCAR Zippo 200 Nationwide Series race Saturday.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Marcos Ambrose
    Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 59 Kingsford Ford Fusion and the No. 21 Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford Fusion, will compete in both NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup races this weekend at Watkins Glen.
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    Former Buffalo Bill Everett Named Grand Marshal for Zippo 200
    Former Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, August 9.
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    No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Races to 1st NASCAR Win
    Watch out! GoDaddy.com now has a NASCAR victory to go with its IndyCar victory already this season. Ron Fellows drove the No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet to Victory Lane after winning today’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada.
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    Ambrose, STP “Disappointed” with Third at Montreal
    Under normal circumstances, a third-place finish would be reason to celebrate, but not after Marcos Ambrose had the No. 59 STP Ford in the lead for 27 of 48 laps at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
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    Hornaday Finishes Fourth in Rain-Shortened Race at Montreal
    Ron Hornaday and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Camping World Chevrolet started the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve from the 12th position and earned a fourth-place finish when heavy rain forced NASCAR to call the race with 48 of the 74 laps complete.
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    Said Finishes 5th in Rain-Shortened Nationwide Road Race
    While Saturday's rain-shortened NASCAR Nationwide Series race had a historical significance, it also had an eventful outcome for part-time driver Boris Said.
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    Coleman Survives Rain Soaked Race
    Being a part of making Nationwide Series history on Saturday, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Scott Towels Ford Fusion took on rain tires and windshield wipers and went to battle against the elements on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
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    Making History in the Rain at Montreal, Keller Finishes 23rd
    It was a weekend of firsts for many people as the NASCAR Nationwide Series headed international for their second road-course race of the season.
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    Bires Sloshes Through Myriad of Obstacles in Montreal
    When Kelly Bires arrived to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, his primary goal was to finish Saturday’s NAPA 200. But once the race started, the goal became more simplistic: stay afloat.
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    Fellows Wins Historic Race in the Rain at Montreal
    "Rain man" Ron Fellows took advantage of pit strategy and an early end to Saturday’s NAPA Auto Parts 200 to score the fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of his career -- and his first at a track other than Watkins Glen International. In the first NASCAR points race on rain tires -- tires constructed in 1999, no less -- Fellows, a road course specialist and a two-time class winner in the rain at Le Mans, held the lead when NASCAR called the race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 25 laps short of its scheduled distance of 74 laps.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Montreal
    Does everyone really like surprises? The majority of us do. Clint Bowyer (No. 2 BB&T Chevrolet) probably does too — but Saturday in Montreal, that will be debatable.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Brad Coleman
    Brad Coleman, driver of the No. 27 Kleenex Ford Fusion, seeks a top-five finish at this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The 20-year-old finished eighth last year on the 14-turn road course.
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    Johnson Adds Nationwide, Truck Series Races to Schedule
    Jimmie Johnson will add two races to his schedule in the upcoming weeks.
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    Hold Your Horses – Busch Wins at ORP
    After a mid-week rule change aimed at trimming back horsepower for all Toyota teams in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Kyle Busch and his No. 18 Z-Line Designs team were set on proving a point.
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    Gale Earns Nationwide Series Career Best Finish at ORP
    O’Reilly Raceway Park (ORP) in Indianapolis proved to be a weekend of career bests for Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Rookie of the Year contender Cale Gale.
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    Coleman Gets Boost from 27 Fans at ORP
    Supported by 27 local young fans, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Huggies / Kroger Ford Fusion looked to make their own mark at the historic O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis.
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    Keller Falls Victim to Circumstances, Finishes 24th at ORP
    The America’s Incredible Pizza Company race team did everything in their power to try and bring home another top-five finish this weekend but the odds were working against them.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 27th at ORP
    Hefty® Racing™ driver, Eric McClure, traveled to the Hoosier state this weekend to compete under the lights at O’Reilly Raceway Park.
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    Kyle Busch Claims Dominating Victory at ORP
    Kyle Busch led 197 of 200 laps in winning the Kroger 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis on Saturday night and captured his his series-leading sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season. Busch now has 15 wins across NASCAR's top three series, surpassing the record set by two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Kevin Harvick in 2006.
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    Toyota's Lee White Responds to New NNS Engine Rules
    Lee White, President and General Manager of TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development), responded to NASCAR's technical bulletin which amended the NASCAR Nationwide Series Rule Book in an attempt to bring the Toyota engines in line with the other manufacturers.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Indianapolis
    In the state of Indiana where racing history is rich, it’s difficult to stand out. But a native Californian with the trademark Mohawk ‘do, Jason Leffler (No. 38 Great Clips Toyota), has managed to carve his own niche in the Hoosier State.
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    Rule Amendment Brings Nationwide Series Engines in Line
    NASCAR issued a technical bulletin Tuesday amending the NASCAR Nationwide Series Rule Book.
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    JR Motorsports Names Interim Crew Chief for No. 5 Team
    JR Motorsports announced today that Cam Strader will assume crew chief duties for the No. 5 NASCAR Nationwide Series team starting this weekend at O’Reilly Raceway Park. He replaces Chad Walter, who has resigned.
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    Baker Curb Welcomes Newest Member
    The Baker Curb race team is proud to announce the newest addition to its racing family. Crew Chief Shawn Parker and his wife Deborah Renshaw-Parker welcomed new daughter Julianne at 7:58 am on Tuesday, July 22 at the Bowling Green Medical Center.
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    27 Families from Riley Hospital to be featured at ORP
    NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brad Coleman will receive a helping hand from 27 special children and their parents from Riley Hospital for Children during the Kroger 200 at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis on Saturday, July 26.
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    Brad Keselowski to Honor Survivors from USS Indianapolis
    Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 88 U.S. Navy Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, and Navy Fleet Honorees from Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) will honor survivors and lost-at-sea family members from USS Indianapolis (CA 35) in a 4 p.m. ceremony Friday, July 25 at the USS Indianapolis Museum located inside the Indiana War Memorial in downtown Indianapolis.
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    Logano Continues to Shine with Runner-Up Finish at Gateway
    After a three-race hiatus from NASCAR Nationwide Series competition, it didn’t take Joey Logano very long to pick up where he left off.
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    CJM Racing Scores First Top-Five of the Season at Gateway
    The America’s Incredible Pizza Company race team has worked hard over the course of the 2008 season and the results proved it Saturday night under the lights at Gateway.
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    Gale Earns 12th-Place Finish at Gateway International Raceway
    Cale Gale and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) RoadLoans.com Chevrolet started the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 from the 33rd starting position, due to an early qualifying draw, and fought hard to climb 21 positions, crossing the finish line in the 12th position.
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    Ambrose Makes Point with Another Top 15 Finish
    Months from now when the racing season is complete, Marcos Ambrose believes a 15th-place finish at last Saturday night’s Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 will be a cornerstone to a possible Top 10 finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings.
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    Coleman Hangs Tough in St. Louis
    In front of a crowd of 50,000 screaming fans, Brad Coleman drove the No. 27 Kleenex Ford Fusion to a 17th place finish in the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway on Saturday night.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 21st at Gateway
    Eric McClure returned to Gateway International Raceway for his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series event with hopes of improving on a disappointing performance in his first visit.
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    Third Time Not a Charm for Bires, Clorox Anywhere Team
    The first two times Kelly Bires drove the No. 47 Clorox Anywhere/U.S. Air Force Ford past Brad Teague during last Saturday’s race at Gateway International Raceway, the lapped car gave Bires plenty of room.
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    Edwards Claims Second Home Win at Gateway
    It took three days for Carl Edwards to get to Gateway International Raceway from his home in Columbia, Mo. – on a bicycle. Once at the track, however, Edwards picked up his pace considerably for Saturday night’s Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. In the final 55-lap green-flag run, Edwards’ No. 60 Ford streaked away from the No. 20 Toyota of Joey Logano, taking the checkered flag 6.877 seconds ahead of the 18-year-old Joe Gibbs Racing phenom.
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    Jacques Villeneuve Added to Braun Racing Lineup in Montreal
    Braun Racing is pleased to announce that former Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will drive its No. 32 Toyota Camry in the second annual NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada on August 1-2, 2008.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Gateway
    Rewind to last July when Landon Cassill had just turned 18. With that birthday, he was eligible to step out as a test driver for Hendrick Motorsports’ Car of Tomorrow program and into his first NASCAR Nationwide Series ride at Gateway International Raceway, located five hours from his hometown in Cedar Rapids, Ia.
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    CJM Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing to Form Technical Alliance
    CJM Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced a newly formed alliance under which CJM Racing will receive technical support as well as information pertaining to research and development in the Nationwide Series.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Brad Keselowski
    This week's NASCAR teleconference - in advance of the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Gateway International Raceway - features Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 88 U.S. Navy Chevrolet for JR Motorsports.
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    Marks Joins the Braun Racing Driver Line-Up for Montreal
    Braun Racing is pleased to announce the addition of Justin Marks to the driver line-up of the No.10 Camry.
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    Huffman in No. 81 for MacDonald Motorsports
    The 2003 USAR Pro Hooters Cup Champion, Shane Huffman, will be making his first career start in place of DJ Kennington, this weekend in the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway.
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    Busch Wins in Dominating Fashion at Chicagoland
    Kyle Busch dominated Friday night’s Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., by leading twice for a race-high 101 laps en route to his fifth series win of the season.
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    Bires All Right at Chicagoland in the Long Run
    The final 108 laps of last Friday night’s Dollar General 300 were under the green flag at the Chicagoland Speedway, and that’s exactly what Kelly Bires and the No. 47 Clorox Ford needed most.
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    Keller Overcomes the Odds to Finish in the Top-15 at Chicago
    When looking back at the events surrounding Chicagoland Speedway one thing is apparent. The America’s Incredible Pizza Company race team and veteran driver Jason Keller were not going to give up.
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    Ambrose Survives Wrestling Match with Chicagoland
    The tough Chicagoland Speedway threw everything at Marcos Ambrose and the No. 59 Kingsford Match Light Ford last Friday night, but it couldn’t put the race team away in the Dollar General 300.
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    Harvick Battles Back for 18th-Place Finish at Chicago
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Camping World Chevrolet started the Dollar General 300 from the fourth position but had to battle back from a lap one incident to finish 18th.
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    Coleman Finishes 30th in 20th Race of Season
    Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Pull-Ups Ford Fusion put it in gear at the Chicagoland Speedway on Friday night finishing 30th after an untimely yellow flag and pit challenges plagued the team.
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    Busch's Win Propels Gibbs to Record-Tying Nationwide Total
    With a 10-second lead after a round of green-flag pit stops cycled through on Lap 155, Kyle Busch drove his No. 18 Toyota to a comfortable victory over Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin in Friday night's Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch's fifth 2008 victory, the 16th of his career, gave JGR a series-record-tying 13 victories in a single season, matching in 20 races the 13 wins Richard Childress Racing recorded in all of 2007. Hamlin, who narrowed Busch's margin to 3.120 seconds at the finish, was driving Todd Braun's No. 32 Toyota on Friday.
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    Nationwide Insurance to Join Forces with NASCAR Foundation
    The NASCAR Foundation announced today that series sponsor Nationwide Insurance has joined the efforts encouraging fans to roll up their sleeves to help save a life for The NASCAR Foundation Third Annual Blood & Marrow Drive Presented by Nationwide Insurance on Sept. 11, 2008.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Chicago
    The Cubs aren't the only turnaround story in Chicago over the last year. Add the remarkable journey of Brad Keselowski as part of Windy City lore during that span.
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    Matt Kenseth and Pierre Kuettel Set for Debut at Chicagoland
    Matt Kenseth returns to the Nationwide Series and the No. 17 Valvoline Ford Fusion this weekend with a new crew chief. Friday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway will be the first outing for Kenseth and 2007 Nationwide Series championship crew chief Pierre Kuettel.
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    Vote in the Hands of the Fans for Most Popular Driver Awards
    Over the years, NASCAR fans have found numerous ways to show support for their favorite driver at every level of the sport, from their neighborhood short track to the monster superspeedways. Not the least of which is going to the track and cheering them on race day.
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    Harvick Grabs 12th-Place Finish at Daytona
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Chevrolet started the Winn-Dixie 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway from the seventh position and crossed the finish line 12th after battling a tight-handling car most of the night.
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    Daytona Finish Leads to Mixed Emotions for Bires, Clorox Team
    Kelly Bires is never completely satisfied unless he drives the No. 47 Clorox Ford to Victory Lane. But Friday night’s 16th-place finish at the Winn-Dixie 250 at the Daytona International Speedway left him with mixed emotions.
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    Solid Finish at Daytona for Jason Keller
    The NASCAR Nationwide Series headed into Daytona for their final superspeedway race of the season. The No. 11 America’s Incredible Pizza Company race team had one goal in mind; to better their 36th place finish from the Spring Daytona race.
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    Daytona Showers Forces Ambrose to Play Catch-Up
    Summer showers are part of the every day routine at the Daytona International Speedway. But for Marcos Ambrose and the No. 59 Kingsford/Match Light Ford, rain forced them to play catch-up all weekend.
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    Coleman Claims 21st at Daytona
    Capitalizing on his ability to run well on superspeedways, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Kleenex Ford team started the day off with a bang qualifying in the fourth position, their best start of the season.
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    Kennington Finishes 29th at Daytona
    After 100 laps at Daytona on Friday night in the Winn-Dixie 250, DJ Kennington just scratched is head. "We ran faster without the draft than with it?"
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    A 38th Place Finish for McClure in Winn-Dixie 250
    Hefty® Racing™ driver Eric McClure headed to the Daytona Int’l Speedway on Independence Day to participate in the final superspeedway event of the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series.
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    Hamlin Powers No. 20 Car to Ninth 2008 Victory
    Same car. Same racetrack. Different driver. The cast of characters in Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 20 Toyota is such a successful game of musical chairs that even Dale Earnhardt Jr. got confused. Full Story

    Video: Nationwide Post-Race News Conferences at Daytona

  • Denny Hamlin explains how pit strategy played into win (49 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dave Rogers told Denny Hamlin they'd win, but he wasn't too sure (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch says he ran a smart race to finish second in the Daytona NASCAR Nationwide Series race but wasn't able to keep up with Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he did well to finish third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race as slick as the Daytona track was (40 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Old Spice, Tony Stewart Giving Back to Give Kids The World
    Tony Stewart has sometimes referred to himself as a 14-year-old trapped in a 37-year-old’s body. At the Aug. 16 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Stewart’s No. 20 Old Spice Toyota will reflect that line of thought.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Daytona
    Change is good. Just ask Dave Rogers. The crew chief for the No. 20 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing has undergone a plethora of changes since taking command of the car in 2006.
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    Chad Walter Fined for Using Profanity on TV at New Hampshire
    NASCAR announced today that Chad Walter, crew chief for the No. 5 Chevrolet driven by Landon Cassill, has been fined due to a rule violation during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 28.
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    Kerry Earnhardt to Drive DEI No. 8 Chevy Daytona NNS Race
    For the first time in his career, Kerry Earnhardt, the son of seven-time NASCAR Champion Dale Earnhardt, will drive a Dale Earnhardt Inc. entry in a NASCAR race.
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    Dale Jr. Headlines Double Duty Drivers for Winn-Dixie 250
    Race fans will witness Dale Earnhardt Jr. wheeling the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet against the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars in Saturday’s 50th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Kelly Bires
    Kelly Bires, driver of the No. 47 Clorox Ford, finished 12th in the season-opening NASCAR Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway. With the series heading back there this week, Bires spoke about restrictor-plate racing and how he’s still in the learning process when it comes to drafting.
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    Smells Like Another Stewart Victory
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart is working with Old Spice to give a lucky fan the sweat towel right off his shoulder – unwashed and autographed!
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    Magic Moments for Stewart at The Magic Mile
    With eight wins in 18 NASCAR Nationwide Series races for the No. 20 team of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) already this season, it’s tough to put a finger on which would be the sweetest.
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    Harvick Scores Fourth-Place Finish at NHMS
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Chevrolet started the Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by RVs.com from the fifth spot and gained one position to cross the finish line fourth at the end of the day.
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    Kingsford Team, Ambrose, Hang Tough at New Hampshire
    The strategy for Marcos Ambrose and the No. 59 STP/Kingsford Ford was simple last Saturday during the Camping World RV Sales 200. The team wanted to stay out of trouble, use good pit strategy and get out of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a Top-15 finish.
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    Bires and Team Clorox vs. Mother Nature in New Hampshire
    Kelly Bires and the No. 47 Clorox team were expecting a challenge from the difficult New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as well as the other 42 teams in Saturday’s Camping World RV Sales 200.
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    MacDonald 26th in Return to Driver's Seat
    Car Owner and Veteran of all three NASCAR Series', Randy MacDonald returned to the controls of the #81 this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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    Eric McClure Posts a 27th Place Finish in Camping World 200
    Eric McClure and the Hefty® Racing™ team returned to the site of McClure’s spectacular 2007 crash, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, to compete in the Camping World 200.
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    Coleman’s Day Takes Different Turn
    After qualifying 15th for his first race at the Magic Mile, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Kleenex Ford Fusion were ready to make some magic of their own.
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    Video: Nationwide Post-Race News Conferences at Loudon

  • Tony Stewart explains why his fifth NASCAR Nationwide Series with crew chief Dave Rogers was the most special (55 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dave Rogers explains his NASCAR Nationwide Series race-winning strategy (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin says competition is close in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (10 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch says his team was outstrategized and wound up finishing third in the Camping World RV Sales 200 (18 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Kennington to Miss New Hampshire
    Nationwide Series and Canadian Tire Series driver DJ Kennington's dream of double duty will regretfully not happen this weekend.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - New Hampshire
    Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, five drivers have the chance to break the track’s string of 21 races without a repeat winner.
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    Braun Mourns Passing of Treasured Mother and Team Member
    Yesterday afternoon Braun Racing lost one of its most beloved members of its team. Linda Braun, lovingly known as Mama B, mother of NASCAR Nationwide Series owner, Todd Braun, passed away suddenly of natural causes in her hometown of Winamac, Indiana.
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    Have Hans, will Travel, Kennington Pulls International Double
    DJ Kennington, driver of the Mahindra Tractors, N.P.P., #81 Dodge in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, will be pulling double duty this weekend, but none like any other driver.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Bobby Hamilton Jr.
    Bobby Hamilton Jr., driver of the No. 25 Smithfield Food Ford Fusion has one win and four top-10 finishes in six starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Nationwide Series regular racer talks about the passing and track position at the flat one-mile track.
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    SUBWAY to Sponsor Carpentier for Montreal Race
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced that SUBWAY® restaurants will sponsor Patrick Carpentier’s No. 9 Dodge in the Aug. 2 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Montreal.
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    MC2 Energy Drink Racing and Garrett Liberty Join Forces
    MC2 (pronounced MC Squared) Energy Drink Racing President and CEO Ronald Serota announced today that it will field a NASCAR Nationwide Series entry at seven events in the 2008 season.
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    Logano Finishes Second at The Milwaukee Mile
    Eighteen-year-old Joey Logano proved once again why he is one of the most notable up-and-coming drivers in NASCAR by leading 35 laps and finishing second in Saturday night’s Camping World RV Rental 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at The Milwaukee Mile.
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    Gale Earns 12th-Place Finish at The Milwaukee Mile
    Cale Gale and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Camping World Chevrolet started the Camping World RV Rental 250 at The Milwaukee Mile from the 20th position and raced to a solid 12th-place finish.
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    Bires, Clorox Team Keep Top-20 Streak Alive at Milwaukee Mile
    An 11th-place finish Saturday night at the RV Camping World Rental 250 not only confirmed the commitment by JTG Racing to its short-track program, it extended his string of Top-20 finishes to four races.
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    Ambrose, STP/Kingsford Team Finish 16th at Milwaukee
    It took two helicopters, a jet and an assist from Robert Pressley to help Marcos Ambrose finish 16th in Saturday night’s Camping World RV Rental 250 at The Milwaukee Mile.
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    Coleman’s Day Snared by Early Race Incident
    Feeling the strong crowd support from primary sponsor Kimberly-Clark, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Scott Bath Tissue Ford Fusion wanted to bring home a solid finish to thank the company whose headquarters are located in nearby Neenah, Wis.
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    McClure Comes Home 29th in the Camping World RV Rental 250
    Eric McClure and his Hefty Racing team traveled to the Milwaukee Mile, the oldest racetrack on the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit, for the series’ third consecutive stand-alone event.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Milwaukee
    The first step was taken by Scott Wimmer (No. 29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet) in March at Nashville Superspeedway when he became the first NASCAR Nationwide Series-only regular to win in 2007.
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    Historic First Career Victory for Logano at Kentucky
    Joey Logano became the youngest winner in NASCAR Nationwide Series history as he drove the No. 20 GameStop Toyota to victory in Saturday night’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.
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    Ambrose, STP Team Find Common Ground at Kentucky
    The significance of last Saturday’s race at the Kentucky Speedway wasn’t measured by a sixth-place finish for Marcos Ambrose and the STP/Kingsford Ford. It was measured by the way the team continues to jell.
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    Coleman and Crew Honor Their Dads
    Returning to one of his most successful tracks, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Cottonelle Ford team brought home a 15th place finish Saturday night in the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
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    Gale Grabs 18th-Place Finish at Kentucky
    Cale Gale and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) RoadLoans.com Chevrolet started the Meijer 300 from the 12th starting position, and ended the night with an 18th-place finish.
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    Bires, Clorox Team Look for Positives after Kentucky
    Kelly Bires wanted to put a positive spin on the performance of the No. 47 Clorox Ford in Saturday night’s Meijer 300, but he took the more direct route “We just missed it,” he said.
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    Kennington Creates International Double Dipping
    While the racing world consistently praises the efforts of Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, and Clint Bowyer, they all fail in comparison to the feats being accomplished by St Thomas Ontario native DJ Kennington.
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    Eric McClure 28th in Kentucky
    Eric McClure and the Front Row Motorsports team headed to Kentucky Speedway, home of several first time winners in the Nationwide Series, looking to build on last weekend’s performance in Nashville.
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    Kyle Busch's Kentucky Run Was Good While it Lasted
    Kyle Busch’s bid for his fifth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season came to an abrupt end 37 laps from the finish of Saturday night’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.
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    Coleman Honors Dad for Father's Day
    In honor of Father's Day, the following is a quote from Brad Coleman, driver of the No. 27 Cottonelle Ford, regarding his father, Brandon Coleman:
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Kentucky
    Another first-time winner or an eighth different winner in eight races? Either way, Saturday night’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway promises to bring more surprises for the usual packed house at the 1.5-mile track.
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    Keselowski, McClure to Speak About Driving While Distracted
    With too much to do and too little time, motorists are increasingly taking this “get it all done” attitude to the roads and committing DWD – Driving While Distracted.
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    Brad Keselowski Wins at Nashville – Notes and Quotes
    Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, scored his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway. The win was a first for the JR Motorsports No. 88 team and the first-ever NASCAR win for the U.S. Navy.
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    Bires Makes Best of Eighth-Place Finish at Nashville
    Kelly Bires couldn’t wait to get his No. 47 Clorox Ford Fusion back to the shop after Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 300. Although he started 20th and finished eighth in the Nationwide Series race, he said the car was capable of more.
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    Ambrose Rebounds at Nashville for Top-20 Finish
    When Marcos Ambrose was crashed by another driver during Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 300, the Kingsford with Hickory team didn’t give up. When his left-rear wheel fell off leaving pit road, they didn’t give up.
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    MacDonald Motorsports Overcome Adversity in Nashville
    The MacDonald Motorsports crew overcame adversity this weekend after a blown engine in practice hampered the team.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 28th in Nashville
    For the second time this season, Eric McClure and the Front Row Motorsports team returned to the concrete surface of Nashville Superspeedway.
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    Logano Sees Triumph and Trials in Music City Showdown
    Joey Logano’s rapid ascent up the racing ladder ratcheted a few notches higher when he won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series pole in just his second career Nationwide Series race Saturday at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway.
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    Strong Start for Gale Ends Following Loose Wheel
    Cale Gale and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. Camping World Chevrolet team started the Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway from the 12th position, but a loose wheel ended the night early and left Gale with a 34th-place finish.
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    Kahne Stays Hot, Wins from the Pole at Pocono
    Polesitter Kasey Kahne recovered from missing lug nuts that dropped him to the back of the field -- and weathered myriad strategic ploys from his rivals -- to win Sunday's Pocono 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
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    Keselowski Gets First Series Win in Nashville
    After narrowly missing victories on multiple occasions this season, Brad Keselowski claimed his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series win on Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway, taking the lead from points leader Clint Bowyer with five laps remaining in the Federated Auto Parts 300.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Nashville 2
    June not only signals the start of summer but also the beginning of “stand-alone” season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. There are a total of nine races on the 2008 schedule that do not include companion events with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Bobby Hamilton Jr.
    Bobby Hamilton Jr., driver of the No. 25 Smithfield Foods Ford Fusion, returns to his home track this weekend when the NASCAR Nationwide Series visits Nashville.
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    MacDonald Motorsports Acquires Primary for Remainder of '08
    MacDonald Motorsports is pleased to announce that Mahindra Tractors will be on board of the #81 Nationwide Series Dodge driven by DJ Kennington for the remainder of the 2008 season.
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    Hamlin Dominates Damp Dover to Win Heluva Good! 200
    A nearly three-hour rain delay didn’t slow down Denny Hamlin in Saturday’s Heluva Good! 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
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    One Down With a Career to Go for Logano
    Even though Joey Logano celebrated his 18th birthday exactly one week prior to Saturday’s Heluva Good! 200, the Middletown, Conn.-native showed the kind of maturity more befitting of a veteran in his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
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    Bires, Clorox Team 13th-Place Finish at Dover
    On a typical day, Kelly Bires wouldn’t be pleased with a 13th-place finish. But Saturday’s Heluva Good! 200 at the Dover International Speedway wasn’t a typical day.
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    Flat-Tire Forces Harvick to Settle for 17th-Place Finish
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) RoadLoans.com Chevrolet team started the Heluva Good! 200 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway from the 13th position and looked poised for a top-five finish before a flat-tire caused an unscheduled pit stop, forcing the team to settle for a 17th-place finish.
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    Ambrose, Kingsford Ford Run Out of Luck at Monster Mile
    Dover International Speedway earned the nickname the “Monster Mile” for a reason. Unfortunately for Marcos Ambrose and the No. 59 Kingsford with Hickory Ford, Saturday’s Heluva Good! 200 was a first-hand lesson.
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    Coleman’s Day at Dover Spoiled by Blown Tire
    Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Scott® Shop Towels Ford Fusion put up a strong fight against the Monster Mile in the Heluva! Good 200 at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, but a blown tire midway through the race gave the Monster the upper hand.
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    Hamlin Wins Two in a Row at Dover Downs
    Denny Hamlin extended the domination of Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Saturday with a convincing 1.154-second victory over Carl Edwards in the Heluva Good! 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. The race, which started three hours late because of rain, wasn't the only victory for Hamlin, who won for the second time this season and the seventh time in his career. Hamlin also won $200 in side bets with Kyle Busch and Michael Waltrip when teammate Joey Logano, 18, finished sixth in his series debut. Hamlin had bet Logano would finish in the top seven, but for a while, the wagers were in jeopardy.
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    Video: Nationwide Post-Race News Conferences at Dover

  • Denny Hamlin says a major adjustment was his key to a NASCAR Nationwide Series win (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jason Ratcliff says he had to adjust the car to a green track after a three-hour rain delay (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Joey Logano wishes he had gotten a top-five finish in his first NASCAR Nationwide Series race (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Carl Edwards wasn't happy with a runner-up finish but was happy with his team's pole-winning effort (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Stremme says he could have improved his third-place finish with a better qualifying effort (17 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Ambrose Special Helmet Auctioned for Charity
    Australian NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose is auctioning a special piece of motorsport history over the next two weeks.
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    Joe Gibbs Driven Introduces New Hot Rod Oil
    Since its inception in November 2004, Joe Gibbs Driven, the automotive aftermarket division of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), has created of some of the top oil products in racing.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Dover
    Not too long ago, Joey Logano (No. 20 GameStop Toyota) may have feared monsters under his bed. Now, the tables may be turned as the track known as “The Monster Mile” has the 18-year-old feeling wary.
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    Eury Sr., Two JR Motorsports Crew Members Fined, Penalized
    NASCAR announced today that Tony Eury Sr., crew chief for the No. 88 Chevrolet driven by Brad Keselowski, has been fined and placed on probation as have two members of the JR Motorsports team that were involved in a post-race altercation in the pit road impound area following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on May 24.
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    Video: NASCAR Cam with Joey Logano

  • Joey Logano talks about Dover International Speedway being a good track for him to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Joey Logano talks about his excitement of racing in the Nationwide Series and his concerns with green flag pit stops (50 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Joey Logano talks about his career timetable and the possibility of competing in the Sprint Cup Series (31 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Joey Logano talks about fitting in with his teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing (36 seconds) [Watch Video]

    NASCAR Teleconference: Joey Logano
    Today's NASCAR teleconference, in advance of this weekend's NASCAR National Series triple-header at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, features special guest Joey Logano, who makes his long-awaited NASCAR National Series debut Saturday in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Kelly Bires
    Kelly Bires, driver of the No. 47 Clorox Ford Fusion, has been beset by bad luck the last few weeks on the NASCAR Nationwide Series and has dropped to 16th in the point standings. He spoke about trying to turn things around this weekend at Dover International Speedway.
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    Hamlin Nets Runner-Up Result at Charlotte
    While a Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver still claimed the victory in Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Denny Hamlin fell just short of capturing the seventh straight win for JGR’s Nationwide Series program.
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    Ambrose Makes Big Inroads in Charlotte
    Marcos Ambrose is confident his team made big inroads on its way to 14th place in the Carquest 300 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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    Harvick Earns Hard Fought 19th-Place Finish at Lowe’s
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Camping World Chevrolet battled hard Saturday night at Lowe’s (N.C.) Motor Speedway to move from the 41st starting position to cross the finish line 19th.
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    Coleman Takes a Stab at the Beast
    Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Cottonelle Ford Fusion took their best stab at the Beast of the Southeast in the Carquest Auto Parts 300 on Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 29th in First NNS Start at LMS
    Saturday night’s CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 saw Eric McClure make his first career start at the famous 1.5 mile Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    After Strong Start, Gale Settles for Disappointing Finish
    In his first Nationwide Series start at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Cale Gale and the No. 77 Veterans of Foreign Wars/Salute the Troops Chevrolet started the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 from the 16th position before settling for a 30th-place finish after a puncture to the oil tank ended the team’s bid for a solid finish.
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    GameStop to Join Joey Logano in First Career Nationwide Start
    Joe Gibbs Racing officials announced today in a press conference at Lowe’s Motor Speedway that GameStop, the world’s largest video game retailer, will sponsor Joey Logano in his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut May 31 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
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    Nationwide, Harvick and Gale Encourage Teens to Stop DWD
    Today, Nationwide Insurance teamed up with NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick and Cale Gale to raise awareness among North Carolina teens about DWD – Driving While Distracted.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Lowe's Motor Speedway
    The race following an open week always brings extra energy. Drivers and teams are understand-ably antsy for their return to the track. But this week, that vibe is wound just a little tighter since the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 will be contested in Charlotte.
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    Gale to Salute the Troops and Honor Grandfather’s Service
    NASCAR driver Cale Gale grew up knowing the importance of honoring our country’s true heroes – the men and women of the armed forces who protect our nation.
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    Ambrose Hosts Aussie Fans in Charlotte
    Australian NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose will host 30 fans from his home country during the Memorial Day weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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    NASCAR Sponsors Team Up for Community Initiative
    On Thursday May 22nd the Scotts Company, sponsor of the No. 60 Nationwide entry driven by Carl Edwards for 12 races this season, along with Lowe’s and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) are launching a community outreach initiative, Water Smart, which advocates a better way to use the water nature provides us.
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    Brad Baker in for Kennington at MacDonald Motorsports
    Nashville Tennessee native Brad Baker will once again drive a Vector Security sponsored car for MacDonald Motorsports at Charlotte this weekend in the Carquest Auto Parts 300.
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    Nationwide Series Day Two Test at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    The NASCAR Nationwide Series teams made no vacation out of their open week. Instead, the majority of teams spent time in their backyard – Lowe’s Motor Speedway – Monday and Tuesday participating in the fourth NASCAR-sanctioned testing sessions of the year.
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  • Day Two - Afternoon Test Session
  • Day Two - Evening Test Session

    Test Session at Lowe’s Leads Open Week for NNS Teams
    The second open week of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season actually starts with on-track activity as the majority of teams trek to their “home” track – Lowe’s Motor Speedway – for the fourth scheduled test of the year.
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  • Day One - Afternoon Test Session
  • Day One - Evening Test Session

    Wear the Smell of Victory!
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart is working with Old Spice to give a lucky fan the hat right off his head – unwashed and autographed!
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    “Experience is Everything” for Stewart at Darlington
    Tony Stewart showed that “Experience is Everything” as he dominated Friday night’s Diamond Hill Plywood 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway to take his first win of any kind at the track “Too Tough to Tame.”
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    Ambrose Scores Top 10 in Tough Darlington Race
    Marcos Ambrose has claimed his second top 10 finish of the 2008 season and his first on an oval with a hard fought 10th place in the Diamond Hill Plywood 200 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina.
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    Coleman Earns 12th at First Darlington Race
    Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Huggies/Rite Aid Ford Fusion team used their “flower power” themed car to honor mothers nationwide and bring home a top 15 finish in his first time at Darlington Raceway.
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    Harvick Salvages 13th-Place Finish at Darlington
    At the newly repaved Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Camping World Chevrolet started the Diamond Hill Plywood 200 from the 17th position and managed to score a top-15 finish, crossing the start-finish line 13th.
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    Kennington Captures Season Best Finish at Darlington
    DJ Kennington's introduction to the Word Famous Darlington Raceway came with open arms this weekend in the Diamond Plywood 200 on Friday night
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    Dream Darlington Debut Ruined for Bires
    Kelly Bires was on the verge of a dream Darlington debut when he was the innocent victim of a wreck with three laps remaining in the Diamond Hill Plywood 200 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 33rd in Diamond Hill Plywood 200
    Eric McClure and the Hefty® Racingä team headed to Darlington Raceway on Mother’s Day weekend for the first NASCAR Nationwide Series race on the newly resurfaced “Lady in Black”.
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    Video: Nationwide Post-Race News Conferences

  • Tony Stewart describes what it's like to get his first Darlington Raceway win (39 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Tony Stewart says the No. 20 NASCAR Nationwide success start with the crew, not the drivers (39 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dave Rogers explains the secret to the No. 20 team's six NASCAR Nationwide Series winss this year (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dave Rogers says Tony Stewart set the tone for the No. 20 NASCAR Nationwide Series team's success (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Runner-up and NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader Clint Bowyer says his team needs to improve to compete for wins (16 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Third-place finisher David Reutimann says his backup was strong but was frustrated with another No. 20 win (39 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Raybestos Rookie of the Race Chase Miller talks about his 8th-place finish (18 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Darlington
    Veteran drivers Mike Bliss (No. 1 Miccosukee Resorts Chevrolet) and Jason Keller (No. 11 America’s Incredible Pizza Co. Chevrolet) collectively have over 25 years of NASCAR Nationwide Series racing under their belts.
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    Barrett to Drive Speed Racer Car on Opening Day of Movie
    This Friday, May 9, NASCAR driver Stanton Barrett will celebrate the opening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ new live-action family film “Speed Racer” in the #30 SKI Motorsports/Stanton Barrett Motorsports SPEED RACER Chevrolet at the NASCAR Nationwide Series in Darlington.
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    Lamar and Biffle Team up to Race for Furry Friends
    In his heart, Burney Lamar has a soft spot for his several pets which include three cats and three dogs. For Lamar and his wife, Niki, these six furry friends are family.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Marcos Ambrose
    Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 59 Kingsford with Hickory Ford Fusion, talks about the unknowns and new pavement at Darlington Raceway for this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
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    Go Daddy Revs up for Return to NASCAR Spotlight
    Go Daddy is looking for another big auto racing win Friday when Mark Martin races the No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet on NASCAR’s toughest track – Darlington Raceway.
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    Huggies and Pull-Ups to Donate $10,000 to WAM at Darlignton
    Huggies and Pull-Ups brands, along with Rite Aid Pharmacy, are delivering a special “thank you” to all moms this Mother’s Day weekend.
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    Sweet Home Virginia!
    Denny Hamlin didn’t lead the most laps in Friday night’s Lipton Tea 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, but he led the ones that mattered most to earn what he called his “biggest accomplishment as a race car driver.”
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    Harvick Finishes Second at Richmond
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Rheem Chevrolet team led 98 laps and earned a strong second-place finish at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway (RIR) in Friday night’s Lipton Tea 250.
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    Bires Salvages Top 20 Result in Richmond
    Kelly Bires has grabbed a top 20 result from an up and down night in the Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.
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    Ambrose Keeps Points Ticking Over With 25th in Richmond
    Marcos Ambrose has ensured that he finished in a solid position and continued to add to his 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series points tally with 25th place on a trying day in the Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.
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    Coleman Misses the Sweet Spot in the Lipton Tea 250
    In only his second time racing at Richmond International Raceway, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Huggies Ford Fusion team missed the sweet spot in Friday’s Lipton Tea 250.
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    Kennington Captures Career Best at Richmond
    DJ Kennington and the MacDonald Motorsports crew hit Richmond Virginia with mixed emotions after last weekend's finish at Talladega.
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    Video: Hamlin NNS Post-Race News Conference at Richmond

  • Denny Hamlin talks about winning the Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway. (25 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Crew chief Dave Rogers talks about working with Denny Hamlin and the #20 Nationwide car. (23 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Hamlin Finally Wins at Richmond
    With fresh tires on his No. 20 Toyota, Virginia native Denny Hamlin blew past Kevin Harvick on Lap 242 and weathered a green-white-checkered-flag restart to win Friday night's Lipton Tea 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Hamlin had opened a lead of more than two seconds over Harvick, before Bryan Clauson's spin on Lap 247 brought out the eighth and final caution, necessitating the two-lap dash that took the race three laps beyond its posted distance of 250 laps. Hamlin finished .790 seconds ahead of Harvick, who fell just short in trying to win his first race in his own car. Harvick, Carl Edwards and Mike Bliss had stayed on the track under caution on Lap 237, while Hamlin came in for new tires.
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    Nationwide Series Programming Update for Richmond
    With live NASCAR Nationwide Series racing from Richmond International Raceway and three NBA playoff games scheduled on Friday night, the live broadcast plan for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Lipton TEA 250 at Richmond originally scheduled to air on ESPN2 has changed.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Richmond
    It seems like Clint Bowyer is getting all breaks this season. Despite a 25th-place finish due to an early accident at Talladega Superspeedway — where he went in leading Carl Edwards by nine points — Bowyer managed to increase that lead to 27 points thanks to Edwards’ first DNF of the season.
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    Drivers Encourage Teens to Stop Texting while Driving
    Today, Nationwide Insurance teamed up with NASCAR drivers Clint Bowyer and Landon Cassill, DRIVE SMART Virginia, the Virginia State Police, Henrico County School officials and the Richmond International Raceway to raise awareness among Virginia teens about DWD – Driving While Distracted.
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    Vector Security Primary for MacDonald Motorsports at RIR
    MacDonald Motorsports is proud to annouce that Vector Security will be on the hood and quarter panels of the #81 MacDonald Motorsports Dodge driven by DJ Kennington at Richmond International Raceway this weekend.
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    Smells Like Victory… Again!
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart is working with Old Spice to give a lucky fan the sweat towel right off his shoulder – unwashed and autographed!
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    Carpentier Claififies Nationwide Series Post-Race Comments
    After finishing eighth in Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, Patrick Carpentier went to the Media Center as the top finishing rookie in the top-10.
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    Winning Never Gets Old (Spice) for Stewart
    Tony Stewart dominated Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway to score his fifth career Nationwide Series win and his third this season.
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    Green, Team 70 Score Fifth-Place Finish
    In a car rebuilt after it was in a multi-car crash in the season-opener at Daytona, ML Motorsports driver Mark Green finished fifth in Saturday's Aaron's 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    Eric McClure Posts Career Best Finish in Aaron's 312
    Eric McClure has always claimed his favorite track on the Nationwide Series circuit is the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.
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    All Goods Things Must Come to an End
    Kyle Busch kept one streak alive as another ended in Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
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    Gale Gets Caught Up in “The Big One” at Home Track
    Unloading at the high banks of Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, the No. 33 Camping World team had high hopes as Rookie of the Year Contender and Mobile, Ala. native Cale Gale made his fourth start of the season in the Nationwide Series.
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    Coleman’s Day Spoiled Near Race End
    After running well for most of the day, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 USPS Ford Fusion team felt sure of a Top 10 finish as they neared the final stretch of the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway, but an unfortunate incident sealed their fate with 29 laps to go.
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    Potential Strong Talladega Finish for Ambrose Ruined by Wreck
    Marcos Ambrose has had a potentially strong finish evaporate in a second after the Australian was caught up in a massive accident in the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama today.
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    Leicht, Childress Vineyard’s Chevy Sidelined at Talladega
    Stephen Leicht, driver of the No. 21 Childress Vineyard’s Chevrolet, was sidelined after being collected in the notorious “big one” that consumed 15 cars on lap 72 in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    Big Talladega Wreck Claims Bires
    Kelly Bires has become the innocent victom of a bizarre wreck in the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama today.
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    Stewart Wins First at Talladega
    Polesitter Tony Stewart held off a last-lap challenge from Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Saturday to claim his first victory at Talladega Superspeedway in any series. "Boys, we won at Talladega!" Stewart shouted as he crossed the finish line in the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race .302 second ahead of runner-up David Stremme. It was Stewart's third NASCAR Nationwide win of the season. Bobby Hamilton Jr. ran third, Jason Leffler fourth and Mark Green fifth, as Earnhardt dropped to sixth after Stewart repelled his last-ditch run on the final lap.
    Full Story Arctic Ice Energy Drink to Sponsor the No. 22 Fitz Dodge
    Fitz Motorsports announces that Arctic Ice Energy Drink, a product of Arctico Beverage, will be the primary sponsor of the #22 Dodge in six NASCAR Nationwide Series Events throughout the remainder of the 2008 season – starting this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    Bowyer, Cassill Talk to Teens About Driving while Distracted
    With too much to do and too little time, motorists are increasingly taking this “get it all done” attitude to the roads and committing DWD – Driving While Distracted. The problem is especially bad for young drivers.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Talladega
    Nothing like a little pressure to top off a homecoming. Cale Gale (No. 33 Camping World Chevrolet) comes to Talladega Superspeedway as the lone driver for Kevin Harvick Inc., a team owned by the two-time series champion and his wife, DeLana.
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    It’s as Easy as ‘Uno, Dos, Tres’ for Kyle Busch in Mexico City
    Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 20 Doosan Infracore Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, scored his third consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series victory in Sunday’s Corona Mexico 200 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
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    Ambrose Remarkable Second from the Rear in Mexico City
    Marcos Ambrose has driven the race of his life to pass more cars than any other driver on his way to second place in the Corona Mexico 200 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course in Mexico City today.
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    Coleman Knocked from Top 10 Finish in Mexico
    After running in the Top 10 throughout the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Mexico City Sunday, Brad Coleman and Carino’s hopes of providing the world with free pasta on Monday went by the wayside when the No. 27 was taken out by the No. 66 of Steven Wallace.
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    Bires Shows Grit and Potential in Road Course Debut
    Kelly Bires has turned in a commendable performance in his NASCAR road course debut in the Corona Mexico 200 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City today.
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    Disappointing 32nd-place Finish for Ron Hornaday in Mexico
    Heading south of the border for the first road-course race of the Nationwide Series season, Ron Hornaday and the No. 33 Camping World team were forced to settle for a disappointing 32nd-place finish after tire troubles ruined their bid for a solid effort at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez course.
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    Accident Spoils Said's Strong Run in Mexico
    Boris Said's day ended abruptly in Mexico City. While running in eighth place and making a charge to the front, Said's No. 25 Ford Fusion got wrecked with 26 laps remaining in Sunday's NASCAR Nationwide Series road race.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Mexico City
    The Corona Mexico 200, the fourth consecutive trip to Mexico City for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, is a preeminent race on the 2008 schedule – and then some. This year’s version can also be touted as a virtual all-star event for the series.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
    When analyzing this Sunday’s Corona Mexico 200, the statistics suggest three angles to figuring who will enter the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Victory Lane. There’s the series regulars, the road course ringers and one wild card.
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    Video: NASCAR Cam Scott Wimmer

  • Scott Wimmer talks about the Richard Childress Racing teams working together (40 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Scott Wimmer talks about the NASCAR Nationwide Series racing internationally (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Scott Wimmer talks about racing in Mexico City this weekend (39 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Scott Wimmer talks about racing with Jeff Burton in the No. 29 Holiday Inn Chevrolet (42 seconds) [Watch Video]

    NASCAR Teleconference: Adrian Fernandez and Scott Pruett
    This week's NASCAR teleconference is in advance of Sunday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race, the Corona Mexico 200 presented by Banamex at the historic Mexico City road course, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Marcos Ambrose, Colin Braun
    Marcos Ambrose and Colin Braun are both looking forward to race on the road course this weekend at Mexico City.
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    Verizon Wireless and Motorola to Sponsor GEM Nationwide Car
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that Verizon Wireless and Motorola will sponsor rookie Chase Miller in seven additional races completing the No. 9 Dodge’s sponsorship schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
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    Colin Braun to Pilot No. 16 3M Ford Fusion in Mexico City
    Colin Braun will return to his road course racing roots this weekend when the NASCAR Nationwide Series visits Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City. Braun will be behind the wheel of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion for his second Nationwide Series start of the season.
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    Erik Darnell to Make Nationwide Debut This Weekend in Mexico
    Erik Darnell will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this weekend at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City. The 25-year-old NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series regular will pilot the No. 17 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion and will be led by crew chief Drew Blickensderfer.
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    Video: Mexico City Preview

  • Carl Edwards enjoys racing at Mexico City (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Clint Bowyer looks forward to having a good time in Mexico City (16 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Reutimann wishes the Mexico City track was an oval, but plans on learning more about road racing (31 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Brad Keselowski likes international racing and says he's got a good road-course car (22 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Michel Jourdain and Visit Mexico Aboard the No. 32 for Mexico
    Braun Racing is pleased to announce that Mexico City native, Michel Jourdain, will pilot the No.32 Camry when the Nationwide Series heads south of the border for road course racing in Mexico. Jourdain will carry sponsorship from Visit Mexico at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez located in Mexico City.
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    Busch ‘Bashes’ Phoenix Field to Score Second Straight Win
    Kyle Busch gave fans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series a case of déjà vu at Phoenix International Raceway as he scored a dominant victory for the second straight week.
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    Hamlin Finishes Third at Phoenix
    Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 20 Z-Line Designs Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), finished a solid third in Friday night’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Harvick has Strong Fourth-Place Finish at Phoenix
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Camping World Chevrolet recorded their fourth top-five Nationwide Series finish of the season under the lights during Friday night’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Ambrose Has Solid Run with 17th in Phoenix
    Marcos Ambrose has enjoyed a solid run in the Bashas Supermarkets 200 with 17th place at Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona.
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    Bires Recovers after Pit Lane Incident in Phoenix
    Kelly Bires has recorded yet another top 20 finish despite being delayed by a controversial pit lane incident in the Bashas Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona.
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    Phoenix Outing Rides Rough for Coleman
    Coming off his best qualifying position of the season, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Scott Tissue Ford Fusion were positioned to finally leave a mark on the 2008 season at the start of the Bashas’ 200 in Phoenix on Friday.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 29th in Bashas' Supermarkets 200
    For the first time this season, Eric McClure and the Hefty® brand race team competed under the lights at the one-mile Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Advance Auto Parts Joins Said, No Fear Racing for Mexico Race
    No Fear Racing and driver Boris Said announced that Advance Auto Parts will partner with the NASCAR team as an associate sponsor for the April 20th Nationwide Series race in Mexico City.
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    Baker Curb and BodiPro Get Ready to Take on Phoenix
    Baker Curb Racing and RPF Technology, Inc, manufacturer of the BodiPro Portable Gym, announced today their upcoming partnership through the sponsorship of the No. 37 Ford Fusion during the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at the Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Phoenix
    Although there are no guarantees in sports, to say that at least one Richard Childress Racing car will finish in the top five in the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, is about as close as you can get.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Kelly Bires
    Kelly Bires, driver of the No. 47 Clorox Ford Fusion who is, currently ninth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings, credits the JTG Racing shop crew with his consistent performance this season.
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    American Eurocopter Joins RCR Family of Sponsors
    American Eurocopter, a subsidiary of the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, Eurocopter, has joined the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) family of partners as an associate sponsor of the No. 29 Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
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    Seeing Double?
    You may think you’re seeing double this weekend when two Great Clips Camrys take to the track for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Kyle Busch Drives No. 18 DLP HDTV Toyota to Victory at Texas
    Kyle Busch drove his No. 18 DLP® HDTV Toyota to a dominating victory in Saturday’s O’Reilly 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
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    Cut Tire Cuts Stewart from Race Lead at Texas
    Tony Stewart appeared to be the only driver capable of challenging his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for the win in Saturday’s O’Reilly 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
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    Bires Consistency Continues with 17th in Texas
    Kelly Bires continues to hold his position in the top 10 in the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series standings after another consistent run saw the Clorox driver finish 17th in the O’Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas today.
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    Steady Run for Ambrose with 18th in Texas
    Marcos Ambrose has had a steady run in the O’Reilly 300 to net 18th place at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas today
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    Coleman Endures Another Battle in Texas
    With a large fan group in the grandstands cheering him on in his home state, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 COTTONELLE Ford Fusion team did all they could do to tame the Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Dominant Start Ends with 34th-Place Finish for Harvick
    Starting from the pole position for the first time this season, the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) RoadLoans.com Chevrolet seemed poised for a great run in the O’Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 36th in O'Reilly 300
    For the fourth time of the 2008 season, inclement weather forced the postponement of NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Video: Kyle Busch Post-Race News Conference at Texas

  • Kyle Busch says Joe Gibbs Racing's two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams have worked together, which has also helped their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams (43 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jason Ratcliff had faith in his driver to stay out and win the race, rather than pitting late (27 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • J.D. Gibbs says Kyle Busch has backed up the rave reviews he got from Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart before he joined Joe Gibbs Racing (34 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Doosan Infracore Set to Sponsor Kyle Busch and in Mexico
    Doosan Infracore, a global leader in the heavy industrial marketplace, is taking driver Kyle Busch and the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing south of the border for the fourth renewal of the Mexico 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mexico City’s legendary former Formula 1 road course – the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Texas
    Following the first open week of the season – one that began with a test session at Richmond International Raceway – NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers and teams are anxious to get back to racing this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Dale Jr. Aiming for Big Win in No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet
    Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, is set to debut the new No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet he designed Saturday at the Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Wallace, Coleman Help Teens to Stop Texting While Driving
    Today, Nationwide Insurance teamed up with NASCAR drivers Kenny Wallace and Brad Coleman to raise awareness among Texas teens about DWD – Driving While Distracted.
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    James Buescher Joins the 2008 Braun Racing Driver Line-Up
    Braun Racing is pleased to announce the addition of James Buescher to the driver line-up of the No.32 Camry.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Marcos Ambrose
    Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 59 Kingsford Ford Fusion, calls Texas the turn-around race for him in the NASCAR Nationwide Series after struggling in the first few races this year.
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    Nationwide Launches ’08 Driving While Distracted Campaign
    Today, Nationwide Insurance officially launched its 2008 DWD - Driving While Distracted - national campaign in conjunction with its sponsorship of the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
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    Cottonelle Urges NASCAR Fans to Be Kind to Your Behind
    The Cottonelle bath tissue brand wants to help make race fans more comfortable this season by encouraging each fan to Be Kind to Your Behind.
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    Mike Bliss Takes Over No. 1 Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing
    Phoenix Racing has announced the signing of veteran NASCAR driver Mike Bliss to drive the No. 1 Miccosukee Resorts and Gaming Chevrolet.
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    CJM Racing Secures Full-Time Primary Sponsorship
    CJM Racing team owners Tony and Bryan Mullet announced that the team has secured primary sponsorship on a full-time basis by signing on America’s Incredible Pizza Company (AIPC) as a sponsorship partner.
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    Kingsford Joins Rite Aid in Fundraising Efforts for CMN
    JTG Racing and Kingsford® Charcoal, the sponsor of the #59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford Fusion race car driven by Marcos Ambrose, today announced a special promotion and partnership with Rite Aid to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.
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    To Bires and Keselowski, Everything Old is New Again
    In this 60th anniversary season of NASCAR, short tracks like Richmond International Raceway are recognized as having laid the foundation for the sport. Classic racing, beating and banging, no apologies … those are the words drivers use to describe competing at the .75-mile oval.
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  • Day 2 Afternoon Richmond Testing Speeds
  • Day 2 Evening Richmond Testing Speeds

    Nationwide Series Heads to Richmond for Short-Track Test
    The first open week of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season actually begins with some on-track activity as teams converge on Richmond International Raceway for the third scheduled test of the year – and the only one slated for a short track.
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  • Day 1 Afternoon Richmond Testing Speeds
  • Day 1 Evening Richmond Testing Speeds

    Bires Scores Debut Top Five in Nashville
    Kelly Bires has earned his first top five NASCAR finish with fifth place in the Pepsi 300 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee today.
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    Gale Earns First Career Top-10 Finish in Nationwide Series
    The No. 33 Camping World Chevrolet unloaded at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway looking to earn its fifth top-five finish and maintain the Owner’s Point lead with driver Cale Gale behind the wheel.
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    Spin Costs Busch Win at Nashville
    Kyle Busch was the class of the field in a NASCAR Nationwide Series and left the race track empty-handed…again.
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    Ambrose Finishes 23rd in Nashville
    Marcos Ambrose has moved up to 16th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings after finishing 23rd in the Pepsi 300 at Nashville Superspeedway in Tennessee today.
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    Coleman’s Day Off-Key
    The Nashville-based Baker Curb Racing team melody didn’t make the charts this weekend at the Pepsi 300 presented by Kroger at the Nashville Superspeedway.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 31st in Pepsi 300
    Eric McClure and the Hefty® brand team competed in the first Nationwide Series stand-alone event of the season this past weekend at the Nashville Superspeedway.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Nashville
    The first stand-alone event of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season at Nashville Superspeedway has plenty of drama attached to it.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Nashville Superspeedway
    The NASCAR Nationwide Series is the “only game in town” this weekend, as both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series have off weekends.
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    2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Season in Review – Week 6
    There have been four different race winners in 2008 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series: Tony Stewart (Daytona and California), Mark Martin (Las Vegas), Matt Kenseth (Atlanta) and Clint Bowyer (Bristol).
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    Hamilton-Sadler Racing Names Allen to Drive No. 95 Dodge
    Bobby Hamilton Jr. announced that 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year Willie Allen will pilot the No. 95 Dodge for Sadler-Hamilton Racing during select NASCAR Nationwide Series events in 2008.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Brad Coleman
    Brad Coleman, driver of the No. 27 Cottonelle Ford Fusion, participated in the NASCAR Teleconference on Tuesday in advance of the Nationwide Series race this weekend at Nashville. Coleman will make his 25th career series start for Nashville-based Baker Curb Racing.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Kelly Bires
    Bires, driver of the No. 47 Clorox Ford Fusion, is coming off a 20th-place finish in Saturday’s rain-shortened Nationwide race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Wallace Takes Over No. 28 Chevrolet in Nationwide Series
    Jay Robinson Racing announced that veteran NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace will be behind the wheel of the No. 28 U.S. Border Patrol Chevrolet for the remainder of the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
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    Colin Braun to Make CitiFinancial Racing Debut at Nashville
    Colin Braun will be behind the wheel of the No. 16 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway; the second-career Nationwide Series start for the 19-year-old Craftsman Truck Series regular.
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    Johnny Sauter, Phoenix Racing Part Ways
    After a challenging start to the NASCAR Nationwide season and several key personnel changes including the release of both newly hired crew chiefs, Jon Wolfe and Newt Moore, Phoenix Racing and Johnny Sauter have amicably parted ways.
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    Harvick Earns Seventh-Place Finish after Rain-Shortened Race
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 RoadLoans.com Chevrolet unloaded at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile Track for 300 laps of action-packed racing looking to pick up where they left off in Atlanta.
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    Ambrose Scores Best Bristol Finish with 19th
    Marcos Ambrose has jumped into the top 20 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings with 19th in a rain-shortened Sharpie Mini 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee today.
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    Bires Grabs another Top 20 with Strong Recovery at Bristol
    Kelly Bires has scored his fourth top 20 finish from five races with a strong comeback in the Sharpie Mini 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee today.
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    Bad Luck “Rains” on Hamlin at Bristol
    When it rains, it pours. At least that was the case for Denny Hamlin in Saturday’s rain-delayed and rain-shortened Sharpie Mini 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 30th in Sharpie Mini 300
    The concrete surface of Bristol Motor Speedway, known as the “World’s Fastest Half Mile,” serves as a home track for Abingdon, VA –based driver Eric McClure.
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    Early Race Accidents Snare Coleman
    A rain shortened race filled with caution flags was the theme of Saturday’s Sharpie Mini 300. Not even five laps had passed before the first incident at Thunder Valley arose as a spin out by Bobby Labonte collected several cars.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Bristol
    Kevin Harvick finds himself in a familiar place, in an unfamiliar situation. Four races into the NASCAR Nationwide Series Harvick, a two-time series champion, is leading the standings. Only this time he is doing it for his own team – Kevin Harvick Inc.
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    Go Daddy & NASCAR: A Match Made in Victory Lane!
    GoDaddy.com is proud to be the presenting sponsor for this weekend’s telecast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Bristol Motor Speedway, in Bristol, Tennessee.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: Bobby Hamilton Jr.
    Bobby Hamilton Jr., driver of the No. 25 Smithfield Ford Fusion, returns to his home state of Tennessee for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    MacDonald Motorsports “3G Deal” Created
    MacDonald Motorsports is proud to announce their “3G deal” has been implemented for the remainder of the 2008 season. The “3G Deal” provides an exciting avenue for fans and companies to be apart of the every growing Nationwide Series by placing their name on the MacDonald Motorsports #81 entry.
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    Matt Kenseth Wins for America!
    Racing phenomenon Matt Kenseth has taken the checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 8, 2008 during the Nicorette 300 winning Arby’s curly fries for all of America.
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    Second-Place Finish at Atlanta and Points Lead for Harvick
    Returning to the East Coast, the NASCAR Nationwide Series unloaded at one of NASCAR’s fastest tracks, Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) for the Nicorette 300 on Saturday.
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    7th-Place Finish for Mike Bliss, Supercuts Dodge
    Mike Bliss had a stellar run in the No. 22 Supercuts Dodge this past Saturday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Ambrose Bounces Back with Eleventh in Atlanta
    Marcos Ambrose has bounced back from a run of early season bad luck to post a strong 11th place finish in the Nicorette 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia today.
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    Bires Battles Hard to ‘Clean Up’ at Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Kelly Bires brought the No. 47 Clorox Ford home in 12th place in today’s running of the Nicorette 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was a hard fought finish and the JTG Racing team had to overcome some obstacles along the way.
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    Gale Nets Top-20 Finish at Atlanta
    Rookie of the Year contender Cale Gale had never made a lap at Atlanta Motor Speedway until Friday afternoon for the first and only practice session for the Nationwide Series cars.
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    Misfortune Follows Busch to Atlanta
    At least it’s insured. That was about the only solace that could be taken by Kyle Busch when a blown right-front tire on his No. 20 Farm Bureau Insurance Toyota turned what had been a dominant run in Saturday’s Nicorette 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway into a disappointing 24th-place finish.
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    After Hard Crash, McClure Finishes 33rd in the Nicorette 300
    Winter conditions welcomed the NASCAR Nationwide Series as they competed on the racing surface of Atlanta Motor Speedway for the only time this season.
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    Blown Tire Spoils Coleman’s Atlanta Debut
    Brad Coleman went into the Atlanta Motor Speedway race weekend with high hopes of another great track debut finish, but a blown tire on lap 96 of the 195-lap event sent Coleman sliding into the turn three wall.
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    Kenseth Holds off Harvick for Nationwide Win
    Matt Kenseth may not have had the dominant car in Saturday's Nicorette 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but his No. 17 Ford was first to the finish line. Benefitting from Kyle Busch's blown tire, which took the dominant car out of contention, Kenseth held off Kevin Harvick by .159 seconds during a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the race three laps beyond its scheduled distance. The win was Kenseth's first of the year and 24th in the series.
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    Mahindra Returns with MacDonald Motorsports at Atlanta
    MacDonald Motorsports and Mahindra team up at Atlanta and Bristol for the upcoming events in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. “We are proud to have Mahindra back with us at Atlanta and Bristol” stated DJ Kennington driver of the #81 Dodge. “Our organization is all about cultivating dreams and that’s the same philosophy that Mahindra exhibits. The MacDonald Motorsports team is making huge strides early this season and we are excited that Mahindra Tractors are part of our growth.”

    Truex Jr. to Drive for JR Motorsports at Bristol
    Two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Martin Truex Jr. will compete in the No. 5 National Guard Chevrolet for JR Motorsports next weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, joining a list of top-tier drivers who have driven or will drive the car this year.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Atlanta
    In 17 starts last year, Brad Coleman collected a pole, three top fives and five top-10 finishes while running for Joe Gibbs Racing. Pretty heady stuff for the teenager who also gained respect in the garage and praise from his team for his ability to hold his own in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
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    Greg Biffle in Cub Cadet Ford in Atlanta
    Greg Biffle has publicly declared he will race for trophies. This weekend Baker Curb Racing is taking him up on the offer and giving him the opportunity to drive the No. 37 Cub Cadet Ford Fusion to victory lane in Atlanta.
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    Commission Upholds JD Motorsports Penalties
    On March 5, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of JD Motorsports regarding the #0 car. The appeal concerned three penalties issued by NASCAR following post-qualifying inspection on February 15, 2008 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Richardson-Haas Penalties Amended by Commission
    On March 4, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Richardson-Haas Motorsports regarding the #14 car. The appeal concerned three penalties issued by NASCAR following post-qualifying inspection on February 15, 2008 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Coleman Packs Impressive Numbers at Unknown Tracks
    There is a common theme to half of Brad Coleman’s 2008 schedule in the No. 27 Cottonelle Ford Fusion. He’s never seen many of the tracks he will race on this season. The upcoming Nicorette 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway is no exception.
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    This Week in Ford NNS Racing: David Ragan
    David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion, is coming off a 10th-place finish in last weekend’s Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and enters this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide event fifth in the point standings. Ragan, who cut his racing teeth at Atlanta Motor Speedway, recently recalled what those early years were like.
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    Arby’s Colors for Kenseth in Atlanta Nationwide Race
    Arby’s returns as primary sponsor of Matt Kenseth’s No. 17 Ford Fusion in the Nationwide Series this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Arby’s adorned the No. 17 Ford Fusion in the Nationwide Series 13 times in 2007 with Kenseth accumulating one win, two poles and eight top-five finishes.
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    Commission Reduces Penalties Levied Against Wilson
    On March 4, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Charles Wilson. The appeal concerned a penalty issued by NASCAR following post-qualifying inspection on February 15, 2008 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Daytona International Speedway during which Mr. Wilson was the crew chief of record for the Kevin Harvick, Inc. #77 car.
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    Commission Amends Phoenix Racing Penalties
    On March 4, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Phoenix Racing regarding the #1 car. The appeal concerned three penalties issued by NASCAR following post-qualifying inspection on February 15, 2008 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Dale Jr. to Run First AMS Nationwide Race in Nearly a Decade
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will race in the Saturday, March 8 Nicorette 300, the first Nationwide race he has entered at AMS since he drove the AC Delco Chevrolet to a third-place finish in 1999.
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    Commission Overturns Rusty Wallace Racing Penalties
    On March 3, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Rusty Wallace Racing. The appeal concerned three penalties issued by NASCAR following post-qualifying inspection on February 15, 2008 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Harvick Records Second Consecutive Top-Five Finish
    For the second west coast trip of the season, the NASCAR Nationwide Series unloaded at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to warm weather and clear skies for the Sam’s Town 300.
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    Coleman Beats Vegas Odds to Earn Top 10 Finish
    Brad Coleman may not be old enough to gamble in Las Vegas, but the youngest driver in the Sam’s Town 300 managed to beat the odds on a very fast Las Vegas Motor Speedway track to finish ninth in Saturday’s race.
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    Kenny Wallace Earns Top-15 Finish in Sam’s Town 300
    Kenny Wallace, driver of the #36 Shark Energy Drink Dodge in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Fitz Motorsports, finished 13th today in the Sam’s Town 300 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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    Lady Luck’s Timing is Off for Bires’ No. 47 Clorox Team
    Kelly Bires and the No. 47 Clorox Ford team had another spectacular run in the Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. Though Bires will be shown having finished in the 15th spot overall, he ran much better than that for the majority of the day.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 22nd in Sam's Town 300
    The NASCAR Nationwide Series traveled to its second west coast facility in as many weeks to compete on the 1.5 mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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    Mike Bliss Finishes 26th in the Sam’s Town 300
    The Supercuts Dodge crossed the finish line 26th in the wreck-filled Sam’s Town 300 this past Saturday in Las Vegas.
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    Stewart’s Hot Hand Goes Cold at Las Vegas
    Tony Stewart appeared on his way to winning his third straight NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Saturday’s Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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    Ambrose Starts Fifth but Has No Luck in Las Vegas
    Marcos Ambrose has had a potential top 10 result slip through his fingers on a luckless day for the Australian in the Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada today.
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    Hometown Hopes Turn Sour for Busch at Las Vegas
    After winning the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and leading both practice sessions for Saturday’s Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch was riding a wave of momentum as he looked to score his first win at his hometown track.
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    Carpentier to Sub for Ailing Kahne in Sam's Town 300 Race
    Kasey Kahne has a sinus infection severe enough that Gillett Evernham Motorsports is replacing him in the Sam's 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Patrick Carpentier.
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    Save-A-Lot to Sponsor Champion Edwards in Nationwide Series
    Roush Fenway Racing announced today that Save-A-Lot Food Stores has signed on as the primary sponsor for Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Ford for 12 races in the Nationwide Series in 2008.
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    Landon Cassill wins Raybestos Rookie Cooking Challenge
    Landon Cassill is one of the few who can truthfully say he left Las Vegas a winner. Cassill won the Third Annual Raybestos® Rookie Cooking Challenge Thursday afternoon at ESPN Zone on the world famous Las Vegas Strip.
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    Keselowski Flies High with Navy's Blue Angels
    NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brad Keselowski had the opportunity to see how a F/A-18 Hornet handles in comparison to his No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo when he flew with the Blue Angels on Tuesday.
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    Smells Like Victory! Part Two
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart is working with Old Spice to give a lucky fan the sweat towel right off his shoulder – unwashed and autographed!
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    Stewart Makes a ‘Z-Line’ to Victory Lane at Fontana
    Tony Stewart dominated Monday’s rain-postponed Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the newly named Auto Club Speedway of Southern California in Fontana by leading three times for a race-high 136 laps en route to his fourth career Nationwide Series victory and his second consecutive win in 2008.
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    Harvick Records Third-Place Finsh at the Auto Club Speedway
    Scoring his career best finish in a Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) car, Kevin Harvick brought the No. 33 RoadLoans.com Chevrolet home in the third position at the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California Monday in the Stater Bros. 300.
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    Mike Bliss Finishes 13th at the Stater Bros. 300
    After four days of minimal track activity, and following the completion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Monday, the Supercuts Dodge finally got it’s turn to race. Mike Bliss wheeled the No. 22 across the finish line in the thirteenth position, boosting him into the top-10 in the driver point’s standings.
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    Ambrose Finishes 22nd in California
    Marcos Ambrose has toughed it out on a trying day to finish 22nd in the Stater Bros 300 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California today.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 28th in the Stater Bros. 300
    Nearly 48 hours after the scheduled start time for the Stater Bros. 300, the green flag flew to commence the 300-mile Nationwide Series event at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
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    Kelly Bires California Run Ruined
    By all accounts, Kelly Bires No. 47 Clorox Ford was fast during today’s postponed Stater Bros. 300 at California Speedway.
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    LVMS to Give Rain-Weary Race Fans a Little Sunshine
    If a couple of rainy race days have gotten you down, Las Vegas Motor Speedway wants to brighten your day.
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    Hard Rock Hotel and Fitz Motorsports Announce Sponsorship
    The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has teamed up with Fitz Motorsports as an associate sponsor on both the No. 22 Supercuts Dodge driven by Mike Bliss, and the No. 36 Shark Energy Dodge driven by Kenny Wallace for the NASCAR Nationwide Series event on March 1st, 2008, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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    Mahindra Joins MacDonald Motorsports
    Mahindra USA, the leader in affordable, high-quality farm equipment, is proud to announce a new partnership with the MacDonald Motorsports race team.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - California
    While in one of his high school classes in late 2006, Bryan Clauson (No. 41 Energizer Dodge) approached a teacher for a hall pass. Usually not a strange request by a student but on this day, it was indeed different.
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    Dish Network Signs as Sponsor for Roush Fenway Racing
    Roush Fenway Racing today announced DISH Network® (Nasdaq: DISH) has signed on as a sponsor in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Seven Nationwide Teams Penalized for Violations at Daytona
    NASCAR announced today that seven of its teams in the NASCAR Nationwide Series have been penalized due to rule violations during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Smells Like Victory!
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart is working with Old Spice to give a lucky fan the sweat towel right off his shoulder – unwashed and autographed!
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    Jamie McMurray Set to Make Debut in No. 17 Ford Fusion
    Jamie McMurray and Roush Fenway Racing's No. 17 CitiFinancial team are set to have a weekend of firsts at California Speedway.
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    This Week in NNS Ford Racing: Brad Coleman
    Brad Coleman, driver of the No. 27 Kroger/Cottonelle Ford Fusion, competes in his first full NASCAR Nationwide season in 2008. Coleman recently signed a two-year contract with Baker Curb Racing and looks forward to building the team with crew chief Shawn Parker.
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    Leffler to Be Honored in His Hometown of Long Beach
    While in town for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at California Speedway this weekend, Long Beach, CA native, Jason Leffler, driver of the No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, will be honored in his hometown on Wednesday, February 20th, at Smooth’s Sports Grille in Long Beach.
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    Dale Ferguson Named Interim Crew Chief for RWR No. 64
    Officials of Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) announced that the team’s lead engineer, Dale Ferguson, has been named interim crew chief for its newly-founded No. 64 entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The No. 64 Chevrolet is piloted by David Stremme, Max Papis and Chase Austin.
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    Stewart Shines at Daytona
    Tony Stewart ended his victory drought in the season-opening NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The driver of the No. 20 Armor All Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) started from the pole and led three times for 46 laps in the Camping World 300 before recording his third career Nationwide Series win.
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    Busch Charges to Second-Place at Daytona
    As Kyle Busch drove his No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry to the lead during the closing laps of Saturday’s Camping World 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Norm Miller couldn’t stop smiling.
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    Bires Makes Clorox Team’s Day with 12th Place Daytona Finish
    Kelly Bires drove the No. 47 Clorox Ford to a 12th place finish in the season-opening Camping World 300 event at Daytona International Speedway. The finish capped off a day in which Bires’ car continued to get better as the event unfolded.
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    Harvick Scores 21st-Place Finish in Season Opener at Daytona
    Kicking off the 2008 season, the NASCAR Nationwide Series unloaded at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Tuesday, February 12, to prepare for the Camping World 300 on Saturday, February 16, 2008.
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    Gale 23rd in KHI No. 77 Chevrolet at Daytona
    With the NASCAR Nationwide Series officially under way, 2008 Rookie of the Year contender Cale Gale prepared to make his first Nationwide Series start at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in the Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) No. 77 Rheem Chevrolet.
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    Eric McClure Finishes 34th in Camping World 300
    Eric McClure, driver of the No. 24 Hefty® brand Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, had high hopes coming into the season opener at DIS after posting the 3rd fastest time in Friday’s final practice.
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    Cut Tire Ruins Day for Ambrose in Daytona
    Marcos Ambrose has endured a less than ideal start to the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series with a cut tyre leading to a forgettable day in the Camping World 300 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida today.
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    Arby’s and Kenseth Are Back in ’08 Racing for Free Fries
    Free curly fries are back and up for grabs when Matt Kenseth makes it into victory lane this 2008 NASCAR season.
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    Rheem Announces New Primary Racing Sponsorship with KHI
    Rheem Manufacturing Company announced yesterday a new primary sponsorship with Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) during an unveiling ceremony at the Daytona International Speedway to showcase the design of the new Rheem race car.
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    JR Motorsports Shows Military Might at Daytona
    JR Motorsports team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Monte Carlo driver Brad Keselowski might be driving the colors of different military services in Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Daytona International Speedway, but on the track, they’ll be carrying out a mission of teamwork parallel to the Soldiers and Sailors they represent.
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    Brad Coleman to Have 181 Passengers at Daytona
    NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brad Coleman will have 181 co-passengers with him when he races in Saturday’s Camping World 300 at historic Daytona International Speedway.
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    Nationwide Series News & Notes - Daytona
    The wait is nearly over. After signing on last October, Nationwide Insurance will make its debut as the title sponsor for the nation’s second-most popular motorsports series.
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    Realtree to Sponsor RCR’s No. 21 Nationwide Team at DIS
    Realtree, the home of America’s most versatile camo patterns and a long-time associate sponsor of Richard Childress Racing (RCR), will sponsor Bobby Labonte and RCR’s No. 21 NASCAR Nationwide Series Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS in the Feb. 16 Camping World 300 presented by Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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    Marcos Ambrose Proclaimed Mayor for the Day of Melborne
    Marcos Ambrose was honored by Melbourne, Florida, and recognized as Mayor of the Day. Ambrose will set his political life aside this weekend where he’ll compete in the Camping World 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.
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    This Week in Ford NBS Racing: Marcos Ambrose
    Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, will begin his second full season in the series with JTG Racing when the green flag drops for Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Shark Energy Drink Teams Up with Wallace, Fitz Motorsports
    Shark Energy Racing will be making a big splash in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season as it has joined forces with Kenny Wallace - driver and popular TV personality - and Fitz Motorsports.
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    Kevin Harvick Inc. Announces New Partnership with VFW
    Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) announced today a new partnership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) for the 2008 season.
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    Freightliner to Sponsor Truex in Daytona Nationwide Race
    Freightliner Trucks will be the primary sponsor on Dale Earnhardt Inc.’s No. 8 Chevrolet at the upcoming NASCAR Nationwide series race at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Brian Vickers and ABF Racing Team Up for the 2008 Season
    Braun Racing is pleased to announce the partnership of Brian Vickers and long time team sponsor, ABF Freight System, for the 2008 Nationwide Series season.
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    Fernandez to Pilot No. 5 Car in Mexico City Nationwide Race
    Lowe’s and Hendrick Motorsports announced today that Adrian Fernandez will drive the No. 5 Lowe’s car in the April 20 NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Mexico City.
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    Bires and Clorox Team Fired Up After Strong Vegas Test
    Las Vegas has a reputation for luck-based good fortune, but Kelly Bires and the No. 47 Clorox Ford proved that cause and effect are just as meaningful, as they wrapped up a two-day test at the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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    MacDonald Motorsports Announces the “Best Deal in NASCAR”
    The days of overpriced sponsorship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series are coming to an end with MacDonald Motorsports new marketing program.
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    Beringer Vineyards “Cheers” On Kyle Busch for 2008 Season
    Braun Racing is pleased to announce the return of Beringer Vineyards for the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series sponsor line-up and the addition of Kyle Busch as the driver of the No.32 Beringer Camry.
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    Ambrose Runs Right On the Pace in Las Vegas Testing
    Marcos Ambrose has posted top 10 times and run right on the pace at the second official NASCAR Nationwide Series test of the preseason at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada today.
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    Leicht Excited About Opportunity with RCR
    Although Stephen Leicht (No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet) is currently scheduled to race in just two events this season for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, he looks at the opportunity with great anticipation.
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    Nationwide Preseason Thunder Testing at Las Vegas: Day 2

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    Holy Guacamole! Hamlin and Busch Partner with Hass Avocados
    Braun Racing is pleased to announce the return of Hass Avocados from Mexico to its 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series sponsor lineup, along with the addition of two all-stars from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch.
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    Nationwide Preseason Thunder Testing at Las Vegas: Day 1

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    Hectic Schedule: Double-Duty Not a Problem for Reutimann
    David Reutimann (No. 99 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota) knows just how hectic a racing schedule can be while competing for two NASCAR championships. But that’s fine with him.
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    2008 Nationwide Series Broadcast Schedule Announced
    NASCAR today announced the 2008 broadcast schedule for the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The series, which welcomes new sponsor Nationwide Insurance, opens the season with television partners ABC, ESPN and ESPN2.
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    Dollar General Announces All-Star Driver Line-Up for 2008
    Dollar General Corp. is pleased to welcome a trio of Sprint Cup all-stars into the driver’s seat of the Dollar General Toyota Camry for the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. Brian Vickers, Kyle Busch, and Denny Hamlin will pilot the Dollar General Camry in select races.
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    Nationwide Preseason Thunder Heads to Las Vegas
    NASCAR’s version of ‘follow the leader’ featuring NASCAR Preseason Thunder testing continues at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jan. 30-31. Drivers and teams from the NASCAR Nationwide Series will descend on the track in the Nevada desert one day after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series completes its two-day test session there.
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    Kenny Wallace to Drive Second Car for Fitz Motorsports
    Fitz Motorsports announced that veteran Kenny Wallace will be driving a second car for the team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2008.
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    Stephen Leicht to Run Partial Schedule for RCR in the No. 21
    Stephen Leicht will run a minimum of two NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2008 for Richard Childress Racing’s (RCR) No. 21 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS team.
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    Nationwide Insurance Gears up for 2008 Nationwide Series
    Nationwide Insurance today unveiled key new initiatives that will be launched to enhance the experience of the NASCAR Nationwide Series for fans, drivers and teams.
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    MacDonald Motorsports Brings Back an Icon to Daytona
    CHDT Corp. a consumer products company focused on product placement with wholesalers and retailers nationwide announced today that it will be the primary sponsor for the #72, MacDonald Motorsports Dodge, driven by DJ Kennington, at the upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series, Camping World 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16th, 2008.
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    Cale Gale, “How Bad Do You Want It?”
    Ask Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) driver Cale Gale, “How bad do you want it?” and the likely response will be bad.
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    Ambrose Pleased with Progress at Daytona Test
    Marcos Ambrose is pleased with his team’s progress following the completion of the first official NASCAR Nationwide Series test of the season at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida yesterday.
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    Houston Inducted into NMPA Hall of Fame
    Former NASCAR Busch Series driver Tommy Houston was inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame Saturday night during a ceremony in Concord, N.C.
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    NASCAR Preseason Thunder Wraps Up at DIS
    Load the up the cars, put away the tires and fold up the computer lap tops, January testing season at Daytona International Speedway is over. NASCAR Nationwide Series teams wrapped up their fifth and final day of testing on Tuesday in preparation for the 50th annual Camping World 300 presented by Chevy on Saturday, Feb. 16.
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    Revamped Rusty Wallace Racing Has High Expectations in 2008
    Steve Wallace hasn’t always looked forward to coming to Daytona International Speedway. In the past two years, he’s struggled to find speed in his NASCAR Nationwide Series car.
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    NASCAR Nationwide Preseason Thunder: Day 4 Wrapup
    Australian Marcos Ambrose has a pair of NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Daytona International Speedway under his belt and is itching to get on track for the season-opening Camping World 300 presented by Chevy on Saturday, Feb. 16.
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    In the Zone: Marcos Ambrose, NASCAR Now a Comfortable Fit
    One year ago, Marcos Ambrose was hoping he would be able to stay competitive. The native of Tasmania had moved to the NASCAR Nationwide Series from the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and realized the task ahead of him was daunting.
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    NASCAR Nationwide Preseason Thunder: Day 3 Wrapup
    Jason Keller is testing with CJM Racing this weekend at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the season- opening Camping World 300 presented by Chevy NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Feb. 17.
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    Sauter Back in NASCAR Nationwide Series with Phoenix Racing
    The off-season brought some changes to Johnny Sauter’s life. On the personal side, he got married in December. Professionally, he returned to the NASCAR Nationwide Series following a one-year hiatus to race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Tickets on Sale Monday for the Return of NASCAR to Canada
    With the launch of the Nationwide NASCAR Series at Daytona approaching in just weeks, the organisers of the NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by DODGE announce that tickets for the event, to be held next August 1-2 at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, are going on sale Monday.
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    NASCAR Nationwide Preseason Thunder: Day 2 Wrapup
    The audition is over for Brad Keselowski. Now it’s time to focus on the task at hand. In 2007, as a “try-out”, Keselowski, drove Dale Earnhardt's Nationwide car for three weekends. Prior to that Chicagoland debut, Keselowski pointed out, “We'll re-evaluate where we are after three races.”
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    New Faces Bring Experienced Outlook to Daytona
    As the NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers prepare to kick off a new season at Daytona International Speedway, the garage is filled with a lot of fresh faces. For drivers like Bryan Clauson the advantage of having run a handful of races in 2007 takes on increased importance as a new crop of drivers prepare for the 2008 season.
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    NASCAR Nationwide Preseason Thunder: Day 1 Wrapup
    Kevin Harvick has made three straight trips to Gatorade Victory Lane in the Camping World 300 presented by Chevy NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway – twice as an owner and once as a driver.
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    Up to the Challenge: Harvick Ready to Step out of RCR Shadow
    When Kevin Harvick (No. 33 RoadLoans.com / Camping World Chevrolet) took the track first Friday morning at Daytona International Speedway for the start of NASCAR Preseason Thunder, he officially began his 10th year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
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    CitiFinancial Announces Sponsorship of Roush Fenway Racing
    CitiFinancial today announced it will be the primary sponsor on a variety of Roush Fenway Racing entries in all 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series events in 2008.
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    Johnny Sauter Eager to Get to Daytona
    NASCAR Nationwide Series testing begins Friday and one driver, in particular, is chopping at the bit to get back to the track. Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 1 Miccosukee Resorts & Gaming Chevrolet, has been counting down the days until he gets to turn laps in his James Finch owned car.
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    Nationwide Series Ready for NASCAR Preseason Thunder
    A new sponsor is excited to be involved and looks forward to infusing fresh ideas and strategies into the series. The reigning champion returns to defend his title. Veterans are as focused as ever with the influx of new talent.
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    Edwards Ready to Defend Nationwide Championship
    It took only 104 starts and three years for Columbia, Missouri-native Carl Edwards to claim his first NASCAR championship. In 35 starts, Edwards racked up four wins, 15 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes in 2007, ultimately claiming the grand prize of Busch Series Champion.
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    Ambrose Heads to Daytona Testing with New Crew Chief
    Australian NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose has returned to the United States and is eager to begin his 2008 testing program at the first official NASCAR Nationwide Series test at Daytona International Speedway in Florida next week.
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    JTG Racing Revved Up for Future
    The last 180 days have been the busiest period that JTG Racing owners Jodi & Tad Geschickter can recall.
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    Camping World, RCR Renew Partnership
    Camping World Inc., America’s largest direct marketer and specialty retailer of recreational vehicles and outdoor camping accessories and services and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have agreed to a one-year contract extension.
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    Rolex 24 Will Be No Vacation for Jimmie Johnson
    Jimmie Johnson isn’t just competing in the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 26-27 to unwind and relax before the start of the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and the 50th running of the Daytona 500.
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    Chili Bowl: A Winter Classic
    To two-time defending United States Auto Club (USAC) National Midget champion Jerry Coons, it's a race with a "buzz." To NASCAR NEXTEL Cup superstar Kasey Kahne, "it's just exciting."
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    Chip Ganassi Racing Returns to Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Two-time defending Grand-Am Rolex 24 At Daytona winners Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) returned to Daytona International Speedway (DIS) yesterday for Grand-Am Test Days with a two-car effort in preparation for the 46th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 26-27.
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    Bodine Bobsled Challenge: Said Sweeps Championship Events
    Boris Said has been bobsledding longer than any of the other drivers at the 3rd Annual Chevy Bodine Bobsled Challenge presented by Whelen Engineering, but he’s still learning new tricks.
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    Green Flag Ahead: 2008 Preseason Thunder at Daytona
    Decorations have been packed away, New Year’s resolutions decided – the calendar flipped. And while team members may still swap how-I-spent-my-holiday-vacation stories, it’s time to re-fire the engines.
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    Bodine Bobsled Challenge – Day 2
    Boris Said used a borrowed sled to prove he’s still the man to beat at the 3rd Annual Chevy Bodine Bobsled Challenge presented by Whelen Engineering.
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    Elliott to Drive Daytona Speedweeks for Wood Brothers Racing
    Wood Brothers Racing is set to announce driver and sponsor information regarding their No. 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup entry for the 2008 Daytona Speedweeks events.
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    Defending Champion Stewart Seeks Chili Bowl Repeat
    Tony Stewart has won 32 NASCAR Nextel Cup races, led the 24 Hours of Daytona, and started from the pole position in the Indianapolis 500.
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    Petty Enterprises Hires Finley as Technical Director
    Petty Enterprises, the winningest organization in the history of American motorsports, announces the immediate hiring of NASCAR veteran Derrick Finley to the position of technical director.
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    Gordon to Co-Host “Live With Regis and Kelly” on January 18
    Jeff Gordon is scheduled to make his 11th appearance as guest co-host on the popular daytime talk show “Live with Regis and Kelly” on Friday, January 18.
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    Jason Leffler Sets Sights on 2008 Chili Bowl Trophy
    Jason Leffler, the three-time Midget National Champion in 1997-1999, has captured victories in almost every prestigious midget event over the years with the exception of one – the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.
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    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to Run 22nd Annual Chili Bowl
    Before hitting the pavement at Daytona International Speedway in February, Roush Fenway Racing's newest development driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., will make his fourth start next week in the 22nd annual Chili Bowl held in Tulsa, Okla.
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    National Guard to Back No. 5 Nationwide Series Effort
    The Army National Guard will continue its involvement in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2008 with a 21-race primary sponsorship of the No. 5 Chevrolets with drivers Landon Cassill and Dale Earnhardt Jr. The team will be fielded by JR Motorsports in partnership with Hendrick Motorsports.
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    Earnhardt Jr. to Compete in Camping World 300 at Daytona
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. added a fifth event to his DIRECTV Speedweeks 2008 schedule as he announced he will compete in the 50th annual Camping World 300 presented by Chevy NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Feb. 16 at historic Daytona International Speedway.
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    Dollar General to Partner with Braun Racing
    After three seasons of single team sponsorship in what is now called the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the Dollar General Corporation is moving to Braun Racing in 2008 with the development of a diverse support program.
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    2007 Race Results
    Corona Mexico 200 - Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez
    Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 - Phoenix International Raceway
    O’Reilly 300 - Texas Motor Speedway
    Pepsi 300 - Nashville Superspeedway
    Sharpie Mini 300 - Bristol Motor Speedway
    Nicorette 300 - Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Sam’s Town 300 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    Stater Bros. 300 - California Speedway
    Camping World 300 Presented by Chevrolet - Daytona International Speedway



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