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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Richard Petty Motorsports has hired Kevin "Bono" Manion to crew chief Sam Hornish Jr. beginning this weekend at Kansas Speedway.
Manion replaces Drew Blickensderfer, who has been offered another position in the organization.
Manion was the crew chief for Jamie McMurray in 2010 when the duo won the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400. Manion has five wins as a crew chief in the Sprint Cup Series and 15 wins in the Xfinity Series.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Nicole Behar, one of the members of the newest NASCAR Next class that was announced Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, is only 17 years old.
But she seems much older, much more mature. After all, she's been racing for nearly a decade already and despite not officially graduating from high school until this June 8, she's already deep into her freshman year of classes at Eastern Washington University. (MORE)