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SHR to swap Patrick, Kyle Busch crews

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) Stewart-Haas Racing said Wednesday it will swap the teams of Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch after this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway.

Tony Gibson and the crew he has had since 2002 will move to Busch's No. 41 team beginning next week at Texas Motor Speedway. Daniel Knost, crew chief this season for Busch, will move his group to Patrick's No. 10 team. SHR said Knost will be interim crew chief. Read More...

Junior helps raise concussion awareness

Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind.

He was asked on his radio if he was OK, and it was clear Earnhardt was not. Read More...

Newman dodges penalty for inspection

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR decided Tuesday not to penalize Ryan Newman after his car failed inspection following the race at Talladega.

The Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet was found to be too low in the rear on both sides of the car after Sunday's race. NASCAR brought it back to North Carolina for a further inspection and concluded that damage during the race was to blame. Read More...

Logano, Patrick hash out differences

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Joey Logano said he's made peace with Danica Patrick and isn't worried she'll intentionally wreck him to ruin his championship chances.

Logano spun Patrick during the Oct. 11 race at Charlotte and she was given permission over her team radio to retaliate. She later remarked that wrecking Logano would have no effect on his title chances because he'd already earned a spot in the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Read More...

Ex-NASCAR team owner Beadle dies at 70

WACO, Texas (AP) Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.

The NHRA said Beadle died Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Read More...

Johnson, Earnhardt fail to advance

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Jimmie Johnson was a solemn spectator for Brad Keselowski's post-race celebration after a disappointing day that saw three Hendrick Motorsports drivers eliminated from championship contention.

Johnson, the six-time and defending NASCAR champion, led nearly half the laps Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway but couldn't pull off a Hail Mary in a race he had to win to advance into the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Read More...


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