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Driver Denny Hamlin listens a member of his team talks before practice, Friday, July 11, 2014 in Loudon, N.H., for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Race race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief yesterday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill were both suspended through the Sept. 6 race at Richmond. Grubb, the crew chief, was also fined $125,000. It strips Hamlin of two … 0

Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at Indy

Saturday, July 26, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400. Harvick turned a lap at 188.470 mph yesterday to claim his Sprint Cup Series-best fourth pole of the season. Harvick beat the track record of 187.531 … 0

RTA could help NASCAR and teams communicate better on key issues

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying. NASCAR refused to allow the use of cooling boxes, so teams had jerry-rigged a system that created a dangerous on-track situation for … 0

Johnson fighting for his due among the greats

Sunday, November 17, 2013

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson is up almost every day by 5:30 a.m., the easiest time of day to do his training. He runs five days a week, logging up to 40 miles on foot, swims two days … 0

Crafton wins NASCAR Truck Series championship

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Partial celebration Matt Crafton’s season finale was far from a stress-free drive. Crafton won the NASCAR Truck Series championship even before the green flag dropped last night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. With a nearly insurmountable 46-point lead over Ty … 0

Bowyer finally beginning to return to form after scandal

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Clint Bowyer fielded fan questions for nearly 30 minutes yesterday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where the topics covered everything from his recent appearance on an episode of “Duck Dynasty” to his displeasure with … 0

You want it, you’ve got it – Truck Series returning to NHMS

Monday, October 28, 2013

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series hadn’t even been out of Loudon a year when Jerry Gappens started hearing the requests. The New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager took trips to the track’s campground during race weekends in 2012, looking to get the customer’s take on the events … 0

NASCAR may overhaul qualifying

Friday, October 25, 2013

Qualifying changes? NASCAR told its competitors yesterday it is considering eliminating single-car qualifying next season in an overhaul to how the field is set. Drivers from all three national series met with top NASCAR officials for almost two hours at the R&D Center in Concord, N.C., to discuss … 0

NASCAR call to throw caution isn’t even a debate

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A day after a caution froze the field on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway, a caller complained to SiriusXM NASCAR radio he’d been robbed of his right to see a race to the finish … 0

No big changes in 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

There were no surprises yesterday when NASCAR revealed the 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule because a date swap between Darlington and Kansas had already been announced by the respective tracks. New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host races on July 13 and Sept. 21. NASCAR did confirm that its … 0

Truck Series to return to NHMS in 2014

Friday, October 11, 2013

Trucks will be back racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next fall when the Camping World Truck Series returns after a two-year absence. The Truck Series race will be held Sept. 20, the day before the second race of the Chase for Sprint Cup championship. As it has … 0

Loudon track owner wants opponents to rethink ban on night racing

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The owner of the Loudon racetrack has asked NASCAR for permission to hold one race at night this year or next despite a 1989 legal settlement banning night racing that was signed by Loudon officials and the track’s … 2

NASCAR has been turned upside down in 2 months

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – These are strange times in NASCAR, where everything has turned upside down in the blink of an eye. Michael Waltrip Racing is fighting for its survival in the wake of a race-fixing scandal and a … 0

N.H. News Roundup: NASCAR in N.H. – the day after, autopsy confirms brain disease

Monday, September 23, 2013

In case you were living under a rock during the past week, NASCAR made its return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Some fans made the trek and stayed the entire week. The Sylvania 300 took place yesterday afternoon, … 0

Ray Duckler: Matt Kenseth puts controversy, competition in rearview mirror 

Monday, September 23, 2013

NASCAR’s public relations machine got just what it needed yesterday at the Sprint Cup race in Loudon. The winner, Matt Kenseth, choked up while addressing the 100,000 fans at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He also thanked the lord … 0