Appeal Panel Upholds Allmendinger’s L-1 Penalty From Atlanta

The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld penalties against the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing team that competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series following a hearing Wednesday at NASCAR’s Research & Development Center in Concord, North Carolina. JTG officials appealed L1-level penalties levied against the team, driver AJ Allmendinger and crew chief Randall Burnett following the March 5 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The penalties were the result of three unsecured lug nuts on the No. 47 Chevrolet found during post-race inspection and resulted in a…

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Keselowski, Harvick Penalized for Cars Failing Post Race Inspection After Phoenix

Stewart-Haas Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Wednesday following Sunday’s race at Phoenix Raceway. The violation for the No. 2 car is detailed in sections 20.17.3.1.2 of the NASCAR Rule Book (post-race general inspection measurements), and driver Brad Keselowski’s fifth-place finish in the Camping World 500 is encumbered, per section 12.10 of the NASCAR Rule Book. Meanwhile, the violation for the No. 4 car is detailed in sections 20.3.3.3 I-4 of theNASCAR Rule Book (track bar mount and supports) and driver Kevin Harvick’s sixth-place finish at Phoenix is…

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Rush Truck Centers to Sponsor Clint Bowyer This Weekend in Fontana

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series makes the third and final stop on its three-race West Coast swing Sunday when the green flag drops on the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Clint Bowyer has made the most of the opening four races of the 2017 season, climbing to a 13th-place tie in the standings. Sunday marks Bowyer’s first appearance driving his No. 14 Ford carrying the decals of Rush Truck Centers. The Texas-based company is using its partnership with SHR and Bowyer to…

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NASCAR Partners With Hotels for Hope

NASCAR announced today a multi-year partnership with Hotels for Hope designating the company as the “Official Hotel Booking Partner of NASCAR.” Hotels for Hope, a hotel inventory brokerage with a philanthropic business model, services large scale consumer events across the country and will now include NASCAR race weekends.  As part of the partnership, a landing page on NASCAR.com (www.nascar.com/hotels) launches today, allowing the industry and fans to book hotels for upcoming race weekends through its “Raceday Hotels by Hotels for Hope™” platform. For each actualized room night booked through Hotels…

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Subway Unveils Daniel Suarez’ Paint Scheme for 2017 Races

A few months ago, Subway announced that they’d not just stay in NASCAR, but they’d even stay with the No. 19 Toyota with Joe Gibbs Racing too. Previously, they had a long standing relationship with Carl Edwards, and with Edwards’ abrupt retirement announcement back in January, would they even stay around further? Subway was with Edwards during his time with Roush/Fenway Racing and even followed him with him move to Joe Gibbs Racing. Without Edwards, would Subway stay in NASCAR and pair up with a new driver? They quickly dispelled…

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Aged Fontana Track Poses Issues for Cup Drivers, Handling/Strategy Key for This Weekend

Depending on what they do to the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the next oldest track to not be repaved is the Auto Club Speedway. That’s the destination of the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. With that being said, the drivers are all wary of the challenges ahead of this weekend’s race that the 2-mile, D-Shape California oval could pose. Fontana is a very wide, very fast, yet very bumpy race track. With the surface as old as it is, the tire fall off on a run is…

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