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12:40 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — J.D. Gibbs, son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs and a co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing with his father, died Friday after a four-year battle with a
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Jan 4, 2019 Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports CONCORD, N.C. — Chip Ganassi Racing will shut down its Xfinity Series team, which won six races with three different drivers in 2018, because of a lack of sponsorship. The team had announced
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7:54 AM ET Amanda BrooksESPN Darlington Raceway is turning the clock back to the 1990s. The gritty South Carolina track announced it is bringing back its fan — and industrywide — favorite, the throwback weekend, in 2019. Marking its fifth-consecutive season of nostalgia, Darlington and race teams will honor all things NASCAR spanning the 1990-1994
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9:00 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Some people would think that driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr.. would carry a certain amount of pressure. And it does. Those who know Tyler Reddick‘s NASCAR career probably figure that driving for another
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Dec 6, 2018 Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports At the end of November, Jimmie Johnson traveled to Bahrain for the fun of testing a Formula One car, and Chad Knaus actually took a short vacation. But don’t expect either one to
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Dec 4, 2018 Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports This story has been updated following Tuesday’s Chip Ganassi Racing announcement. Kurt Busch hoped to announce his 2019 plans in Las Vegas. That didn’t happen. It happened five days after the NASCAR Awards
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11:42 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports LAS VEGAS — Joey Logano was emotional, as expected, when he spoke Thursday night in front of the crowd at the NASCAR Cup Series awards ceremony. That was expected from a driver who
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Nov 29, 2018 Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Patricia Driscoll, Kurt Busch‘s former girlfriend and Armed Forces Foundation executive director, was found guilty of fraud and tax evasion Thursday by a federal jury, according to a Department of Justice spokesman. FBI
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Nov 27, 2018 Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Christopher Bell didn’t win the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship, but it’s hard not to keep him atop this list of prospects who could make it (and star) at the NASCAR Cup series level.
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3:08 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Former NASCAR driver Rick Crawford was sentenced Monday to 130 months in federal prison after his conviction in August on one count of enticing a minor. Crawford, who won five races while competing
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