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Furniture Row Racing expects to reach title round again despite major changes

nascar.nbcsports.com — (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) Matt Kenseth will be without spotter Chris "Crazy" Osborne for next weekend's Sprint Unlimited and likely the Daytona 500. Osborne told NBC Sports that he continues to recover from injuries suffered in a Dec. 17 auto accident and will not spot for Kenseth in the Feb.
Feb 05, 2016

RT @NASCARTalkNBC: Furniture Row Racing expects to reach title round again despite major changes #nascar wp.me/p5rNbm-82y

Feb 05, 2016

On @NBCSports: @FR78Racing Barney Visser talks "rocky" start, reaching title round again, second car in 2017 bit.ly/1PFwL06 #nascar

Dale Jarrett says surgery on Tony Stewart could keep driver out of car for months (VIDEO)

nascar.nbcsports.com — Legendary drag racer Don "Snake" Prudhomme gave NBC Sports a first-hand account of Tony Stewart 's accident in the Southern California sand dunes Sunday. Stewart and a number of current and former racers including Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Ray Evernham, Rusty Wallace and Prudhomme were having a day of fun in the sun and sand when Stewart became separated from the group and went missing for about 90 minutes.
Feb 05, 2016

Dale Jarrett says surgery on Tony Stewart could keep driver out of car for months (VIDEO) wp.me/p5rNbm-81F

Who will replace Tony Stewart? Here are some candidates

nascar.nbcsports.com — As Sprint Cup cars roar to life next weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the most pressing question of Speedweeks suddenly is who will drive Tony Stewart 's car? The three-time series champion will miss the Daytona 500 with a fractured back, leaving Stewart-Haas Racing scrambling Thursday for the third time in four seasons to find a substitute driver for No.
Feb 04, 2016

@NBCSports@nateryan on who the likely candidates are to fill in for Tony Stewart: bit.ly/1Qg5wW5 @NASCARonNBC

Feb 05, 2016

RT @nateryan: On @NBCSports: @TonyStewart out indefinitely, Q&A on what's next bit.ly/23M2QJJ And who fills seat? https://t.co/QxB…

Tony Stewart will miss beginning of NASCAR season

nascar.nbcsports.com — Jared C. Tilton/Stewart-Haas Racing via Getty Tony Stewart will miss the start of the Sprint Cup Series season after undergoing surgery for a burst fracturer of the L1 vertebra in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday. The release from the team: KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Feb.

Tony Stewart’s injury hits home for Kyle Busch’s crew chief

nascar.nbcsports.com — Sarah Crabill/Getty Images The jarring news of Tony Stewart 's back injury registered with double the resonance for Adam Stevens. The crew chief for 2015 champion Kyle Busch also knows Stewart well, having worked with him from 2005-2008.

A new role for Jimmie Johnson: ‘I’ll learn as I go’

nascar.nbcsports.com — Mel Evans/Associated Press There's no formal title that denotes the role ("six-time series champion" probably is enough anyway), but Jimmie Johnson has sensed a subtle shift in responsibilities this offseason. Entering his 15 th full-time season at Hendrick Motorsports, Johnson unquestionably is the organization's driving dean with the retirement of Jeff Gordon, and management increasingly is leaning on him for input on the direction of engineering and R&D projects.

Tony Stewart hospitalized after back injury in a non-racing accident

nascar.nbcsports.com — Roger Penske doesn't know how the "Penske Way" of doing things evolved. But he thinks the origins of the mindset that has led to 430 auto racing wins in 50 years are in his time in a military school.

Haas F1 excises the ghosts of USF1 for NASCAR veteran

motorsports.nbcsports.com — It was a mixed bag of promise and disappointment in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona International Speedway for BMW as it kicked off its 100th birthday 0f BMW: * The new No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM finished 11th overall (15 laps down), but fifth in the GTLM class and the first round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car championship.

NASCAR, Sprint Cup teams meet on charters; sides ‘close’ to deal

nascar.nbcsports.com — CHARLOTTE - NASCAR officials met with Sprint Cup car owners Friday, moving closer toward resolution on a new charter system intended to guarantee financial stability and security to teams. A source who was present for the meeting told NASCAR Talk that no deal had been signed, but that the sides were "close."
Jan 30, 2016

RT @NASCARTalkNBC: #NASCAR, Sprint Cup teams meet on charters; sides 'close' to deal wp.me/p5rNbm-7W7

Tony Stewart: Even 15 wins and a title won’t make me reconsider retirement

nascar.nbcsports.com — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Tony Stewart isn't anticipating a dream season in his final tour of the Sprint Cup circuit. And if it materializes, the three-time champion isn't sticking around NASCAR anyway. The Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner and driver said even the most successful campaign of his 18-season career won't cause him to reverse course on exiting the No.
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Feb 05, 2016

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Feb 05, 2016

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Feb 05, 2016

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Feb 05, 2016

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Feb 05, 2016

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