Flashback Friday: Oh No, Let It Snow; Wintry Weather Interrupts Busch Series Race at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Story by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Mark Humphrey/AP photo — Bristol Motor Speedway’s spring NASCAR dates have hovered around March and April since the .533-mile track opened in 1961. A possible downside to running early in the season in Tennessee is the chance of inclement weather putting a damper on things. Most of …

NSCS: Rookie Rolls; Brian Scott Paces Fourth Round of Daytona 500 Practice

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America photo — Competing in his first full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, rookie Brian Scott led Wednesday night’s fourth practice session for the 58th Annual Daytona 500 in his No. 44 Alberstons Co./Shore Lodge Ford Fusion. Making his …

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 …

NSCS: Roush-Fenway Rocket; Stenhouse Leads First Talladega Practice

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — official release –Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo Ricky Stenhouse Jr. shot to the top of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leaderboard Friday afternoon, eclipsing the 200-mph barrier in a jumbled opening practice at Talladega Superspeedway. Stenhouse, driving the Roush Fenway Racing No. 17 Ford, clocked a fast lap of 200.780 mph around the 2.66-mile track. Stenhouse, who failed to qualify at Talladega …

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: Another Shot; Michael Waltrip to Drive No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine at Talladega

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CORNELIUS, N.C. – official team release — Jared Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3. Waltrip, founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, replaces 22-year-old Brett Moffitt who has driven MWR’s No. 55 …

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 …