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Mailbag: Should NASCAR use a choose cone for restarts?

Did Chris Buescher sign a seven-year deal? And with what sponsor? – Joseph Hey Joseph, according to JTGD president Tad Geschickter, Buescher, 25, has a two-year contract with an option. If you recall, last August, he extended his relationship with the team. The No. 37 team will be supported by the same sponsors as last year and […]

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Robert Yates reflects on Hall of Fame career with posthumous speech

It was almost better that way.After more than a year of watching their beloved Robert slowly slip away while finally succumbing to liver cancer Oct. 2, the Yates Family received a final farewell from their patriarch.In Yates’ absence, his former driver and fellow Hall of Famer, Dale Jarrett, delivered the last words written by the […]

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Emotional tribute to Robert Yates highlights NASCAR Hall inductions

Yates, a longtime engine builder and team owner in NASCAR, died of complications from liver cancer on Oct. 2 last year. He knew of his election to the Class of 2018 but wasn’t able to participate in the ceremony.However, Yates had written his acceptance speech before his death and before a hushed crowd at the […]

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Richard Childress reflects on home invasion, Danica Patrick

Childress, a big game hunter and owner of Richard Childress Racing, told motorsport.com that the incident wasn’t the most frightening moment of his life. The NASCAR Hall of Famer said he was more concerned for his wife of 52-years, Judy, than he was for himself. “I’ve had a few more in Africa that would have got you…it was terrifying,” […]

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Danica Patrick claims last year in NASCAR “felt like a grind”

Speaking in a wide-ranging two-hour interview on this week’s Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Patrick talked about a vast range of issues in her life – including how disillusioned she’d become in her fulltime NASCAR career.“I think everyone would expect with what I do, at the level I do it, that racing is the only thing […]

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NASCAR’s 2018 Hall of Fame Class to be inducted Friday night

NBC Sports Network will present live coverage of the 2018 induction ceremony beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The two-hour special will celebrate the ninth Hall class.Longtime engine builder and former team owner Robert Yates, who died last year, and Red Byron, the first champion in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, led […]

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Kyle Busch Motorsports reveals 2018 crew chief lineup

Ryan “Rudy” Fugle will oversee the No. 18 team and driver Noah Gragson. Fugle has won four owner’s titles in the four seasons he’s been atop the pit box. He has 21-career truck wins in 91 starts and two of the last three driver’s championships including last season with Christopher Bell.The No. 51 team will […]

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Broadcaster Ken Squier to join the legends he covered in NASCAR Hall

Now, he will take his place among many of the same legends whose exploits he so artfully delivered to fans.Squier, 82, who coined the phrase “The Great American Race” to describe the Daytona 500 and was co-founder of Motor Racing Network, will officially will be inducted Friday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in […]

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GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick at Daytona and Indy 500

In addition to supporting the ‘Danica Double’, the Internet service company will partner with her business ventures beyond racing.  Patrick first signed a personal services contract with GoDaddy in 2006. The company sponsored her car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series from her debut in 2012 through the 2015 season.“You could say, ‘We’re getting the band […]

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Austin Cindric to run Daytona Xfinity race for Roush Fenway Racing

Cindric, 19, is one of the three Ford drivers that comprise the Roush 60 Team that also includes Ty Majeski and Chase Briscoe. Mike Kelley, who won the 2011 and 2012 NXS title with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., will be the crew chief for the car.“It’s really cool,” Cindric told Claire B. Lang. “It’s an honor […]