NSCS: Front Row Motorsports’ Brett Moffitt Honored as 2015 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year

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LAS VEGAS — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Brett Moffitt was officially honored as the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year on Thursday during the NMPA Myers Brothers Luncheon in Las Vegas. The 23-year-old Grimes, Iowa native competed in 31 of the 36 races …

NASCAR: Bowyer and Patrick Penalized for Rules Violations During Chicagoland Sprint Cup Weekend

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images North America photo — Clint Bowyer’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title hopes took a large hit on Wednesday afternoon, after NASCAR announced penalties stemming from the Chicagoland Speedway race weekend to two Sprint Cup teams. Bowyer’s No. 15 team was been penalized for an infraction …

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: Michael Waltrip Racing, Clint Bowyer Agree to Part Ways After 2015 Season

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CORNELIUS, N.C. — official team release — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images North America photo — Michael Waltrip Racing and Clint Bowyer have mutually agreed to separate at the conclusion of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Bowyer, currently 16th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase standings, will be free to pursue other career options in 2016 and beyond. MWR will continue to …

Re-Energized: Clint Bowyer Tops Opening Cup Practice at Sonoma

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SONOMA, Calif. — Report by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Aaron Bearden — NASCAR photo — Looking for their third win in four years at Sonoma Raceway, Michael Waltrip Racing started the weekend off fast. Clint Bowyer put down a time of 1:14.979 to top opening Sprint Cup Series practice in preparation for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350. The 2012 winner at …

NSCS: Moving Again; David Ragan Joins Michael Waltrip Racing for the Remainder of 2015

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CORNELIUS, N.C. — official team release — Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America photo — Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway. Brian Vickers had planned to race the Toyota fulltime in 2015, but heart surgery …

NSCS: Maxwell House Coffee Joins MWR for Five Sprint Cup Races This Season, 2016 Daytona 500

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NORTHFIELD, Ill. – official team release — Michael Waltrip Racing photo — Michael Waltrip Racing and Maxwell House announced a partnership on Friday which names the iconic coffee maker as primary racing sponsor for five Sprint Cup races during the 2015 season and the prestigious Daytona 500 in February 2016. The 10-month agreement officially kicks off on Aug. 2 with the Pennsylvania 400 …

NSCS: Vickers to be Sidelined for Minimum of Three Months; Resumes Blood Thinners

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FONTANA, Calif. — official series release — Robert Laberge/Getty Images North America photo — The reappearance of blood clots has sidelined Vickers from the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota for the third time, dating to May 2010. In addition, Vickers missed the first two races of the 2015 season while recovering from offseason heart surgery. To combat the medical issue, Vickers must resume the …

NSCS: Back in the Saddle; Brian Vickers Returns to the Race Track at Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo – It has been a long six months for Michael Waltrip Racing veteran Brian Vickers. Vickers, who will turn 32-years-old later this season, was sidelined during the opening two races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series …

NSCS: Done Deal; Moffitt Named Substitute Driver at Front Row Motorsports for Three Races

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STATESVILLE, N.C. – official team release – Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo – Twenty-two-year-old up-and-coming driver Brett Moffitt will pilot Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 Ford Fusion for the next three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. The young driver, who finished eighth in Sunday’s race at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, will drive the No. 34 Shaw’s Southern Belle Seafood …

NSCS: Knocking Down the Door; Moffitt Looking to Capitalize on New Opportunity at Atlanta

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CORNELIUS, N.C. — official team release – Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo – When you talk about the rising stars of NASCAR a few names come to mind like Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson and Darrell Wallace Jr. Based on the record book, the NASCAR world should add one more name to the list – Brett Moffitt. In five years …

NSCS: Brett Moffitt To Fill In For Brian Vickers At Atlanta

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Photo courtesy MWR — If you ask Brian Vickers, he probably could go racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway the week following the Daytona 500. But, he’s willing to wait an extra week before resuming his fulltime driving duties at Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR). MWR announced on Tuesday …