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No retirement plans for Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace at Kentucky Speedway in 2011. Although a formal announcement has yet to be made on his 2015 racing plans, the NASCAR veteran acknowledges he isn't ready to hang up his helmet.


Wallace did not reveal when he would consider retiring, but he told The Racing Experts he would not let his age force him to walk away.


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Rookies sparse in 2015 Sprint Cup lineup

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Trevor Bayne (left) at Iowa Speedway. Bayne will be competing for Rookie of the Year honors in 2015.


2015 may be the first time since 1958, and only the third time in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history, a driver will run uncontested for Rookie of the Year honors.


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Reflecting on the Daytona 500

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Geoff Bodine in victory lane at the 1986 Daytona 500.


The car slid up the track a little bit. It got sideways and started getting more sideways, and I was spinning coming off of turn four.


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Reflecting on Jeff Gordon’s illustrious career
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Jeff Gordon at Sonoma Raceway in 1998. Our David Swope takes a look back at Jeff Gordon's career and what's possibly next for the four-time champion.


Questions will arise to the vacancy left by Gordon’s departure. Let me be the first to suggest that the heir-apparent is in the wings, and with Kasey Kahne signing a contract extension, the timing could not be better.


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“Emotional day” for Gordon announcing retirement

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Jeff Gordon and daughter Ella point to Gordon's name on the Chase Grid at Dover International Speedway in September 2014.


“Today is an emotional day,” Gordon said. “I had to tell my daughter this this morning when I was explaining to her that I was going to be telling the team and people this and talking about it, and she saw me get very emotional when I was telling her... 



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Source: Hornaday to attempt Daytona 500 for The Motorsports Group
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Ron Hornaday Jr. climbs into his race truck at Dover International Speedway. Hornaday will attempt the Daytona 500 with The Motorsports Group, The Racing Experts  have learned.



The Motorsports Group will make their first attempt at a Sprint Cup race with at next month’s Daytona 500. 



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Preparing for the 2015 NASCAR season

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Norm Benning practices at Daytona International Speedway in February 2014.



 I can finish in the top-five this year if things go right, but everybody knows it’s a superspeedway and being at the wrong place at the wrong time is a problem.



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Caldwell: same NASCAR, same problems
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Kyle Larson leads a pack of cars at Pocono Raceway in August. Our Brandon Caldwell takes a look at NASCAR and its reception to criticism.


You know the quote that says anything that’s not going forward is going backwards? Well that resonates here pretty well. 


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Dave Blaney to focus on
sprint car racing in 2015


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Dave Blaney talks with his son Ryan at Kansas Speedway in May 2014. Blaney is doubtful he will run in any of NASCAR’s top-three touring series in 2015 and beyond. 

“[I] focused more on the sprint car side of things, probably ran 35 times in those, which isn’t a lot of sprint car races, but it was quite a bit for us, kind of a part-time little team,” he said. “We go running mainly in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. [We] won a couple races, had some fun.”


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Top-five drivers with
something to prove in 2015


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 Jamie McMurray leads the field to the green flag at Sonoma Raceway in June. Our Brandon Caldwell talks about the five drivers with a chip on their shoulder in 2015.


Even with the 2014 season on his resume, the jury is still out on his ability as a driver. There are plenty of people around this sport still questioning whether or not he has what it takes to be among the elite in this business.


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Norm Benning joins The Racing Experts


With the launch of “Benning’s Blog,” look for the driver to sound off in his blog. Benning will be giving his first-hand accounts from behind-the-wheel and behind-the-scenes of his single-truck operation.


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Can Allmendinger, Almirola repeat in 2015?

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 A.J. Allmendinger and Aric Almirola. Both drivers picked up their first career win and Chase berth in 2014.



There’s no doubt competing in the Sprint Cup Series is tough, let alone winning an event within the series. There will be more pressure on the two to win a race in 2015, and more so to defend the races they won.
 








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How much longer will Jeff Gordon race?

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Jeff Gordon (right) stands with team owner Rick Hendrick at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Gordon completed his 22nd full-time season with Hendrick Motorsports in 2014.


Perennial favorites to sub for Vickers

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Brian Vickers (right) stands with Michael Waltrip Racing development driver Brett Moffitt. Could Moffitt be on the short-list to substitute for Brian Vickers next season?



Top-five most disappointing drivers of 2014

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Denny Hamlin leads a pack of cars on the final lap of the 2014 Budweiser Duel No. 2. Our Brandon Caldwell weighs in on the most disappointing drivers of 2014.



Josh Wise to return to Phil Parsons Racing

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Josh Wise turns laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. Wise will again pilot the No. 98 car in 2015.


Crossroads for Ryan Blaney in 2015?

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Ryan Blaney at Chicagoland Speedway. Blaney will run races in all three of NASCAR's top-tier series in 2015.



Sprint Unlimited: Leave it to the fans
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Tony Stewart (14) is involved in a multi-car crash during the 2014 Sprint Unlimited. With the format set to change for 2015, our Brandon Caldwell says the format should be decided by the fans.




Top-five most surprising drivers in 2014

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Jeff Gordon leads a pack of cars at Kansas Speedway in October. Our Brandon Caldwell takes a look at the most surprising drivers of 2014 in his latest edition of "Top-five".



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