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Kyle Busch Wins WinStar World Casino and Resort 350 for Seventh Truck Series Win of 2014

November 1st, 2014 at 1:27 AM
By Mark Eddinger

Kyle Busch did what he normally does when racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch won his seventh Truck Series race of the 2014 season in the WinStar World Casino Resort 350. He now has won 42 of the 124 races he has competed in.

Busch's win was the 12th of the season for Kyle Busch Motorsports. That mark ties the single season Truck Series record for wins by one organization with the season that Ultra Motorsports put together in 2001. Toyota also locked up the 2014 manufacturers' championship.

The driver of the No. 51 Toyota was in control of the race when a caution flew with 10 laps to go. Busch then pitted and restarted ninth with five laps to go. After one lap, Busch had blasted his way to third, and then one lap later he moved into second. German Quiroga was holding off Busch when the sixth caution flew with two laps to go and extended the race into overtime.

On the green-white-checkered finish Busch's restart propelled him past Quiroga into Turn 1 and back to the lead. When Quiroga crashed on the final lap NASCAR threw the caution with Busch well out front. Busch led 80 of the 152 laps.

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Chase Contender Matt Kenseth Wins AAA Texas 500 Pole at Texas Motor Speedway

October 31st, 2014 at 10:07 PM
By Mark Eddinger

Matt Kenseth won the pole on Friday evening for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Sunday's race is the second in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Kenseth knows his team needs to work hard in practice tomorrow still.

"We've got to get in practice and hopefully get it driving as good as it drove tonight for the race," Kenseth said of his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, "because 500 miles is way different than qualifying."

In Round 3 of knockout qualifying, Matt Kenseth turned a lap of 199.299 mph to earn the pole position for the second time in 2014 and the 13th time in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career.

Tony Stewart set a new 1.5-mile track qualifying record in Round 2 when he turned a lap of 200.111 mph. Stewart ended up qualifying in sixth with his effort in Round 3.

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Elliott Sadler and OneMain Financial Sign with Roush Fenway Racing for 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series

October 31st, 2014 at 9:23 PM
By Mark Eddinger

OneMain Financial and Roush Fenway Racing announced on Thursday that Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. Sadler is a 10-time winner in what is currently the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

In 2013 and 2014, Sadler has driven the No. 11 OneMain Financial Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. The 39-year-old is currently fourth in the Nationwide Series points with three races left in the 2014 season. Last year, Sadler finished fourth in points.

Sadler drove the No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing in 2011 and 2012 and in both of those seasons he finished second in points.

"It's an honor to remain with OneMain Financial next year," Sadler said. "I’m thrilled for the opportunity to race under the OneMain Financial banner and team up with Roush Fenway Racing to compete for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship in 2015."

OneMain Financial will sponsor all 33 races for the No. 1 RFR Ford in 2015. Before moving to RCR and Sadler in 2011, OneMain Finiancial, which used to be CitiFinancial, was a sponsor for Roush Fenway Racing in the Nationwide Series from 2008 to 2010.

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2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Schedule Set for 17 Races

October 30th, 2014 at 11:16 PM
By Mark Eddinger

On Thursday the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule was released. There will be 17 races in 2015, which is down from 18 races in 2014 when Will Power won the championship.

Two new tracks have been added to the 2015 schedule and they are the Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road course in the Brazil capital of Brasilia and NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans, Louisiana.

The 2015 season will kick off on Sunday, March 8 at Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet. The 17-race slate will conclude on Sunday, August 30 at Sonoma Raceway. It will be the first time the season ends at a road course since the 2007 season. The season finale shifts from Auto Club Speedway. The race at Auto Club Speedway in 2015 will be held on June 27.

The month of May will once again be contested at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The second Grand Prix of Indianapolis, around the road course ay IMS, will be contested on May 9. Then Indianapolis 500 Qualifying will take place on May 16 and May 17. The 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race will be held on May 24.

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Mackena Bell Set for Nationwide Debut; Alex Bowman and Scott Lagasse Jr Pick up Rides

October 30th, 2014 at 1:15 AM
By Mark Eddinger

News was breaking on Wednesday in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on many fronts. Mackena Bell is set to make her NASCAR national series debut and Alex Bowman and Scott Lagasse Jr have picked up rides with big time Nationwide Series teams to close out the 2014 season.

Mackena Bell, a 24-year-old from Carson City, Nevada, was announced as the driver of the No. 23 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet for the upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series race on November 8th at Phoenix International Raceway. The start will mark her NASCAR national series debut.

Bell, has made 36 career starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Back in 2010 she made six starts but the past two seasons Bell has competed in the full season. In 2013 Bell finished 13th in points and scored four top 10 finishes in 14 starts. She finished fifth twice for her best career finishes. In 2014, she scored one top 10 and finished 16th in points.

Also on Wednesday, JR Motorsports announced that Alex Bowman will drive the team's No. 5 Chevrolet at Phoenix. Bowman made his JR Motorsports debut on October 10th at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He qualified seventh and finished 12th in that race. The 21-year-old from Tucson, Arizona, currently drives the No. 23 Toyota full time for BK Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. LINE-X will sponsor Bowman's car.

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