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NASCAR Announces Changes To Rules Package
  by Pete McCole
NASCAR announced new changes to the aerodynamic rules package for upcoming races at Kentucky Speedway and Michigan International Speedway. The new modifications are in addition to the new package that was introduced for this season, and is likely a preview the rules package that NASCAR is working on for the 2017 season, intended to reduce downforce and increase competition on the track.
Larson and Elliott Poised To Be Next Stars In NASCAR
  NASCAR
NASCAR fans got a glimpse of the future recently as rising stars Kyle Larson, 23, and Chase Elliott, 20, battled for victory in the waning stages of consecutive races.
NASCAR Introduces 2017 Hall Of Fame Class
  NASCAR
Two phenomenally successful contemporary car owners, a champion driver-turned-beloved-broadcaster, a driver with a prolific winning history and the man described as NASCAR racing's "original car owner" are the newly elected members of the 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France introduced the new inductees on Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, calling this group of five perhaps "the greatest class yet." 
New All Star Race Format Leads To Confusion
  by Pete McCole
If there was a theme to Saturday night's All Star Race, it was "I don't know what's going on", as confusion and questions regarding the new format left drivers and fans alike wondering exactly what happened to turn the race from what was a simple three-segment race into a bona fide mess.
Joey Logano Wins Wild NASCAR Sprint All Star Race
  by Pete McCole

Full Moon Fever was in full effect in Saturday night's 32nd running of the NASCAR Sprint All Star Race, as Joey Logano came out on top in a race that was both thrilling and confusion and left a lot of people scratching their heads. Logano got past Kyle Larson with two laps to go to score his first-career All Star Race victory, bringing home a $1million-dollar payday and denying Larson the chance to become the fourth driver to win the all-star event after racing their way into the field.

Matt Crafton Scores Second Straight Victory
  NASCAR Truck Series at Charlotte
Matt Crafton had a lot to overcome on Saturday - a 17th-place starting position and a difficult pit stall that cost him dearly in the early stages of Saturday's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But after 134 laps, Crafton was 5.748 seconds ahead of second-place Kyle Busch, winning the race and extending his series lead to 12 points over seventh-place finisher Timothy Peters. In fact, the two-time champion won consecutive races for the first time in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career, going back-to-back in successive weeks at Dover and Charlotte. 
All Star Moments: 2001 - "Sparks and Concrete"
  by Pete McCole
The NASCAR Sprint All Star race has produced many memorable moments in its 31-year history, from sheet-metal grinding crashes to bench-clearing pit crew brawls to miracle finishes that have all served to make the All Star Race one of the most storied events in all of NASCAR. For the 17th-running of the event, Mother Nature helped set the stage for one of the most unlikely victories in NASCAR history.
Bayne, Biffle, Larson Win To Advance To All Star Race
  by Pete McCole
Trevor Bayne, Greg Biffle and Kyle Larson advanced to the 32nd running of the NASCAR Sprint All Star race after winning segments in the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday. Bayne won the opening segment while Biffle took the checkered flag in the second segment. Larson won the final 10-lap dash in a thrilling finish over Chase Elliott, who also advanced after winning the Sprint Fan Vote along with Danica Patrick.
All Star Moments: 1997 - "T-Rex"
  by Pete McCole
By its very nature as a non-points event, the NASCAR All Star Race allows teams a golden opportunity to test out new ideas without putting their whole season on the line. With nothing to lose, teams sometimes roll into the all-star race with a new chassis setup, or a new engine package, sometimes even a new driver. And for that reason, some teams will occasionally go for the Hail Mary play - bringing something to the table that, if it works, could change everything.
Denny Hamlin Looks To Defend All Star Victory
  NASCAR
Denny Hamlin currently holds the title of 'reigning champion' for two of NASCAR's most prestigious races: the Daytona 500 and the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Come Saturday night, he will look to continue the strangle hold on one of them, attempting to capture a second consecutive win in Saturday's NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway 
All Star Moments: 1996 - Mikey Wins
  by Pete McCole
For the better part of 30 years, the NASCAR Sprint All Star Race has been a showcase of the best NASCAR has to offer - the best drivers, the best out crews, the best teams - battling it out for the privilege of being the best of the best. Making into the field for the race meant you were a star in the sport - among the best 20 stock car drivers in the country, but winning the All Star Race made you a legend. And for drivers who never thought they'd even have a shot at making the All Star Race, winning the all-star event changed their careers forever.
Right Decision for Harvick
  by Brian Carroccio

No doubt about it. Kevin Harvick made absolutely the right decision in opting to sign a long-term deal to stay with Stewart-Haas Racing. Yes, a drive with Hendrick Motorsports - Harvick was rumored to be in line to replace the under performing Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Chevrolet – had to be tempting. Furthermore, with SHR ditching Hendrick Chevrolets for Ford in 2017, Harvick would have been able to keep driving the Hendrick-powered Chevys that have been so much a part of his success in recent years.

 

 

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