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SMI receives offer from Sonic Financial Corp. to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock

Speedway Motorsports Inc. announced Wednesday that it has received a non-binding proposal from Sonic Financial Corp. to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock other than those already held by Sonic.

Bruton Smith and his family own and control Sonic Financial Corp. Smith is the founder and majority stakeholder in Speedway Motorsports…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 24, 2019 at 12:10pm — No Comments

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Justin Haley to make Cup debut at Talladega

Justin Haley will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut for Spire Motorsports in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Haley, a three-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series winner, will pilot the No. 77 Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the famed 2.66-mile Alabama track.

The F.O.E. is an…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 23, 2019 at 11:26am — No Comments

NASCAR admits mistakes; Looks to return to roots in 2021

Steve Phelps went to his first race with his dad at the age of 5. The Vermont short track racing scene gave him the bug.

He signed with NASCAR in their New York sponsorship department. He’s since been promoted several times. Now, he works out of NASCAR Headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida and serves as the President of the sport.

He…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 23, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dale Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller's mother passes away at 65

JR Motorsports revealed the news on Monday following Easter weekend, stating that Brenda Jackson passed away at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer.

Not only was she…

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City of Nashville rejects $56 million renovation funding for Fairgrounds Speedway

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. pitched a plan calling for $54 million in bond payments and $2 million in cash from the city of Nashville. That money would then be put into upgrades at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville to bring it to the standards of a NASCAR National Series track.

Mayor David Briley and his administration blocked the…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 19, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Best of S197 Mustang Brakes by American Muscle

In honor of National Mustang Day, AmericanMuscle’s Justin Dugan brings you his top 3 picks for S197 (2010-2014) Mustang GT front brake kits. With this ‘best of’ video, Justin shines light on a few options for budget minded Mustang owners to increase their stopping power without breaking the bank. Covering everything from a stock…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 17, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

NASCAR to debut Gen-7 components in 2019 All-Star Race

NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday announced the format of this year’s $1 million-to-the-winner all-star race next month.

The race format itself is very…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 17, 2019 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Martin Truex Jr. earns first career Cup win on a short track in Toyota 400

Martin Truex Jr. 20th NASCAR Cup career win in Saturday’s Toyota 400 at Richmond Raceway was unlike any other he’s ever experienced.

After 80 prior winless starts and finishes at places such as Bristol,…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 13, 2019 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Four cars in top 10 in qualifying fail inspection, will start at rear

RICHMOND, Va. – The cars of Erik Jones, Chase Elliott,…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 13, 2019 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Cole Custer earns Richmond Xfinity win and $100,000 bonus

Custer pass Austin Cindric with 20 of 250 laps remaining and held on for the win in Friday night’s Toyota Care 250 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, his second series victory in the past three races.…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 12, 2019 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Kevin Harvick tops Erik Jones for Richmond Cup pole

Harvick ended a streak of eight different pole winners to open the 2019 season by capturing the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Va.) Richmond.…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 12, 2019 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Weekend schedule for Richmond Raceway

NASCAR concludes its early short-track season this weekend with a visit to Richmond Raceway in Virginia.

Cup and Xfinity Series teams will be in action at the .750-mile track, with Xfinity holding a one-day show Friday.

Here is the weekend schedule with TV and radio info.

(All times are…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 11, 2019 at 10:21pm — No Comments

NASCAR alters Cup qualifying format for Richmond

All three rounds of Cup qualifying Friday at Richmond Raceway will be five minutes each, NASCAR told teams in a memo Thursday.

The change cuts the first round and second rounds from 10 minutes to five minutes each. The final round remains unchanged.

In the memo from Scott Miller, senior vice president of competition, the reason for the…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 11, 2019 at 11:42am — No Comments

NASCAR moves toward new sponsor model despite Monster’s offer

NASCAR is moving forward with a new multitiered approach to title sponsorship despite overtures from Monster Energy about returning for a fourth year as primary backer of its premier series.

A person with direct knowledge of the talks confirmed Monster’s interest to NBC Sports and said it’s probable there will be three tiers in 2020 to replace…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 8, 2019 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Busch brothers put on a show: Kyle wins Bristol, Kurt finishes second

It was the Busch Brothers Show Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway as younger brother Kyle won the Food City 500, while older sibling Kurt finished second.

It was Kyle Busch’s eighth career Cup win at the .533-mile…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 7, 2019 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Christopher Bell wins Bristol Xfinity race

Christopher Bell won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading the final 18 laps to score his second victory of the season.

Bell led 57 laps and beat …

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 6, 2019 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Chase Elliott captures Bristol pole position with track record

Chase Elliott won the pole position Friday for the Food City 500 with a track-record 131.713 mph lap at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Hendrick Motorsports teammate…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 5, 2019 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Darrell Waltrip to retire from FOX booth following 19-year run

Darrell Waltrip, who brought his folksy, outsized personality from the driver’s seat to a prodigious second career as a broadcaster, announced Thursday that this season will be his last for FOX Sports.

Waltrip’s final NASCAR race from the broadcast booth is scheduled for June 23 at Sonoma Raceway. The news, later confirmed by the network, was…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 4, 2019 at 4:09pm — No Comments

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