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Felix Sabates retiring after ‘tremendously rewarding’ career

Sabates, 74, announced Thursday that he will retire as part-owner of Chip Ganassi Racing in 2020. Sabates entered NASCAR competition in 1987 as owner of SABCO Racing and became part-owner of Chip Ganassi Racing in 2001. “I look back to the 1980s when I first started in this sport, and I can tell you that the landscape has really changed. It’s been challenging at times, and tremendously rewarding watching the
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2020 NASCAR Pinty’s schedule revealed, dirt track added

The season, which includes 13 races, will head to Ohsweken Speedway  on August 18th for the first dirt race in the series' history. Sunset Speedway and Circuit ICAR also return to the schedule after being absent for the last few years. “We believe the 2020 season will be one of the best we’ve seen for our fans and competitors,” said Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief International Officer.
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Brennan Poole joins Premium Motorsports for 2020 Cup season

Poole will pilot the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro, making his Cup Series debut in February's Daytona 500. “I’m very happy to welcome Brennan and his group to the Premium Motorsports Family. Brennan is a very talented and dedicated young man, I believe he has a very bright future in the NASCAR Cup Series,” said team owner Jay Robinson. The 28-year-old has 83 starts in the Xfinity Series, scoring eight top-fives
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Ty Majeski joins Niece Motorsports for 2020 Truck campaign

Niece Motorsports announced Tuesday that Majeski will compete fulltime in the NASCAR Gander RV& Outdoors Truck Series next season, driving the organization’s No. 45 Chevrolet. “I’m really excited for the opportunity to race full time with Niece Motorsports,” said Majeski, 25. “I’m appreciative of Al (Niece) and everyone at the team for giving me this opportunity.   “We’re looking to continue to build on what Ross (Chastain) and the team accomplished this
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Logano tests radical Next Gen car at Phoenix

While the two-day test is closed to fans and media, NASCAR’s social media channels published numerous pictures of the car on Monday, which offered a more thorough glimpse into its design than its appearance in a test at Richmond in October. Austin Dillon drove the car at Richmond, which featured a back-and-white camouflaged wrap, while Joey Logano is handling the test at Phoenix – with a far more dramatic black
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Truex’s crew chief Cole Pearn shock JGR exit revealed

The team announced the news today via a statement stating that Pearn had decided to leave “to pursue opportunities outside of the sport”. Truex and Pearn won the Cup Series at Furniture Row Racing in 2017, which closed down 12 months after their title success. They then joined JGR for the 2019 season, and led Truex and the No. 19 team to a runner-up finish with a series-best seven wins,
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What the new Cup Series sponsorship model means for NASCAR

After more than a year of work, NASCAR unveiled its new sponsor model for its Cup Series this week, highlighted by the announcement of four ‘premier partners’ – Busch Beer, Coca-Cola, GEICO and Xfinity – that will provide the cornerstone of interaction with race fans. Each company will be expanding on an already existing relationship with NASCAR, including the addition of race entitlement sponsors, track signage and other marketing promotions.
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Darrell Waltrip, Chase Elliott honored at Cup Series Awards

Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, was named winner of the 2019 National Motorsports Press Association most popular driver award presented by Hooters. The award is the second consecutive of his five-year Cup Series career.   The 24-year old native of Dawsonville, Ga. was named through 39 percent of the votes cast by fans. His father, 1988 Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, won the NMPA Most Popular Driver
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NASCAR debuts new sponsorship model with four ‘premier partners’

Beginning next year, the Cup Series will no longer feature the name of one entitlement sponsor for the entire season. For the past three seasons, Monster Energy has sponsored NASCAR’s premier series. In 2020, four “premier partners” – Busch Beer, Coca-Cola, GEICO and Xfinity – will constitute the cornerstone of consumer marketing and fan development initiatives surrounding the Cup Series moving forward. “This has been a monumental year for our