CUP: Jones Fastest In Coca-Cola 600 First Practice

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CONCORD, N.C. — Erik Jones was the fastest driver in the opening round of practice for Sunday evening’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (6 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM). Jones set a fast time of 28.021 seconds (192.713 mph) in the sunny afternoon at the mile-and-a-half oval. He was also the fastest of the four Toyotas that made the …

CUP: McMurray Out Early at Martinsville After Strong Weekend

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RIDGEWAY, Va. — Jamie McMurray only made it 106 laps in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway before his left-rear tire blew and sent the No. 1 car into the wall. After restarting in the top 10 on lap 76, Jimmie Johnson made contact in Turn 1 with McMurray’s No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet. The contact bent the fenders around McMurray’s left-rear …

NSCS: Elliott, Dillon and McMurray Get in Chase on Points

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RICHMOND, Va. — Three drivers entered Richmond Saturday night with a chance to compete for this year’s Sprint Cup Series championship. Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon and Jamie McMurray all clung to the final three Chase spots in the final weeks of the regular season and didn’t relinquish them to make up the rest of the 2016 Chase grid. Elliott nearly …

TUSC: Reigning IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon Joins Ganassi Prototype Lineup for Petit Le Mans

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has announced that reigning Rolex 24 At Daytona winner and four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon will join Scott Pruett and Joey Hand in the driver lineup of the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley Prototype for the historic Petit Le Mans …

NSCS: The Kyle and Kyle Show; Larson, Busch Lead Bristol Practices

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official series release — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — After coming in third in opening practice, Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota rocketed around Bristol Motor Speedway and to the top of the leaderboard in Friday’s second practice session. “Rowdy” recorded a fast lap of 131.146 mph, a speed that rivals the previous qualifying track record …

NSCS: Mello Yello Colors Return to No. 42; Kyle Larson to Pilot Throwback Scheme at Darlington

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CONCORD, N.C. – official team release — CGRFS photo — After racing on the big screen in Days of Thunder in 1990 and the NASCAR circuit for four seasons, Mello Yello’s classic paint scheme will return to the track over Labor Day weekend for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Chevrolet …

TUSC: Hand Delivers for Ganassi and Ford; Wins First Career TUDOR Championship Pole at Road America

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ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – official series release — IMSA photo — Given the opportunity to qualify in a late change of plans, Joey Hand delivered. Hand gave Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates its first TOTAL Pole Award of 2015 in Saturday’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship qualifying for the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America (3 p.m. ET …

AUDIO/FEATURE: On the Sidelines; Kwasniewski Taking In Different Perspective with Ganassi

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CONCORD, N.C. — Story and audio by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — Coming off a full NASCAR Nationwide (now XFINITY) season in 2014, Dylan Kwasniewski found himself in an unfamiliar spot this year. The 19-year-old Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates development driver is sitting on the sidelines for the …

NSCS: Fast Out West; Larson Leads Opening Practice at Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — NASCAR photo — Kyle Larson showed he had a finesse for intermediate tracks during his rookie season in 2014, finding speed quickly at tracks like Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. He backed his performances from a year ago up during Friday …

NSCS: High Side Hustler; Kyle Larson Leads Sprint Cup Practice at Atlanta

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HAMPTON, Ga. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlanta Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America photo – ‘Young Money’ Kyle Larson paced opening practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this afternoon after posting a blazing lap of 192.989 mph at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Larson, the defending Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year, was …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Time to Two-Step? Felix Sabates Guarantees Both Cars In the 2015 Chase

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Story, audio and photo by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Write it down on the calendar, folks. On January 29, 2015 at approximately 1:10 p.m. Eastern time, Chip Ganassi Racing’s always entertaining co-owner Felix Sabates stood in front of a packed room at NASCAR Media Tour Presented by Technocom and guaranteed that both Jamie MacMurray …

TUSC: Hand Replaces Rojas at Chip Ganassi Racing; Partners With Pruett in 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS — official team release– Brian Cleary/Getty Images North America photo — Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) has confirmed that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas in their No. 01 Ford Daytona Prototype, partnering with multi-time IMSA champion Scott Pruett for the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Hand, widely considered one of the best road racers in the …