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2018 Schedule For Whelen Mods Announced

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2018 Schedule For Whelen Mods Announced Opener Set For Myrtle Beach; NHMS Extra-Distance Event On Tap Story By: NASCAR Home Tracks Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will take the green flag on the 2018 season at South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Speedway in March, and the schedule will feature 16 championship points races at nine different venues. The champion will once again be crowned at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, as the .625-mile hosts the 56th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing on Sunday, Oct. 14. The calendar spotlight’s some of the northeast’s iconic…

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Truex Jr. holds off Kyle Busch for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title

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Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kyle Busch for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. – At the end of a riveting, breathtaking battle that had fans in the grandstands on their feet long after the checkered flag, Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch by .681 seconds at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win Sunday’s Ford Eco-Boost 400 and his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. In Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last race in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, Truex—one of Earnhardt’s closest friends—kept Busch behind him during a…

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Earnhardt Jr., Kenseth say goodbye to NASCAR in their own perfect way

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Earnhardt Jr., Kenseth say goodbye to NASCAR in their own perfect way Story By: Brant James/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR & RacersGuide.com Photo Staff HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The crew in black and yellow fire suits went methodically about its business, check-listing last details before the beginning of the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A few feet away, the crew in the red and black fire suits was performing the same series of tasks, but a throng of onlookers and well-wishers pressed in at every movement. It was a surreal scene,…

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Dowling To Run Full-Time Whelen Modified Tour Schedule In 2018

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Chase Dowling To Run Full-Time Whelen Modified Tour Schedule In 2018 With LFR Story By: LFR Chassis Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com fter running select races together in 2017, NASCAR driver Chase Dowling and team owner Rob Fuller have announced that they will partner to run for a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) championship in 2018. “This is something Chase and I have discussed throughout the season,” said Fuller, President of LFR. “With the success we had this season, it seemed like a good decision for both our sponsors and Chase to go after the championship.” In just nine NWMT races…

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Byron wins emotional battle for XFINITY title

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William Byron wins emotional battle for XFINITY title, as Cole Custer dominates Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. – As Cole Custer celebrated his first victory in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and 19-year-old William Byron reveled in the series championship, a heartbroken and angry Elliott Sadler confronted the driver he believed cost him a long-coveted NASCAR title. Custer took the checkered flag in a different zip code, crossing the finish line 15.405 seconds ahead of second-place Sam Hornish Jr., who delivered the owners’ championship to Roger Penske. The real action, however, occurred three-quarters of…

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Christopher Bell takes NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title

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Christopher Bell takes NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title; Chase Briscoe gets first win Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The tandem burnouts filled the frontstretch at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a thick cloud of smoke, as Chase Briscoe celebrated his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, and runner-up Christopher Bell exulted in his first NASCAR championship. In a Ford EcoBoost 200 that ran caution-free except for the planned breaks after the first and second stages, Briscoe, the pole winner, passed Ben Rhodes for the lead on Lap 96 of 134 on Friday…

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Hamlin steals Homestead pole from Martin Truex Jr.

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Denny Hamlin steals Homestead pole from Martin Truex Jr. Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. – With a dramatic run late in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Denny Hamlin knocked Championship 4 contender Martin Truex Jr. off the pole for Sunday’s Ford Eco-Boost 400 (on NBC at 3 p.m. ET). Hamlin covered the 1.5-mile distance in 31.038 seconds (173.980 mph) in the final round, edging Truex (173.952 mph) by .005 seconds for the top starting spot in the race that will decide the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. Truex, in…

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Danica Patrick to end racing career with Daytona 500, Indy 500 runs

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Danica Patrick to end racing career with Daytona 500, Indy 500 runs Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff Clemons & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Danica Patrick said good-bye to racing during a tearful press conference on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway—but it will be a long good-bye. “This will be my final season as a full-time driver,” Patrick said between sobs, before revealing plans to finish her career by running two more races in 2018, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. Though Patrick said details had not been finalized for either race, she indicated negotiations on…

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As final race approaches, Dale Jr. contemplates regrets, what-ifs

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As final race approaches, Dale Jr. contemplates regrets, what-ifs Story By: Brant James/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Memories of his formative nine seasons with his family team will be easily conjured for Dale Earnhardt Jr. this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In his final race as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver – Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET on NBC) – the sport’s most popular figure will utilize a No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with an aesthetic reminiscent of the one in which he made his Monster Energy Series debut…

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Harvick feeling confident as Championship Race nears

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Late-bloomer Harvick feeling confident as Championship Race nears Story By: Brant James/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Kevin Harvick’s two wins this season are fewer than any of the other three drivers eligible to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His Stewart-Haas Racing team needed half a season to finally find its footing after switching from Chevrolet to Ford. Martin Truex Jr. remains the most consistent, most consistently able to strong-arm a weekend for a Toyota contingent that has been the prime manufacturer of the season.…

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Is Brad Keselowski the Championship 4 underdog?

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Is Brad Keselowski the Championship 4 underdog? Check back on Saturday Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – According to the metrics and the odds makers, Brad Keselowski is at the bottom of the totem pole entering Sunday’s Ford Eco-Boost 400 (on NBC at 3 p.m. ET) at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After all, he squeaked into the Championship 4 race on points, when Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin renewed their burgeoning rivalry last Sunday at Phoenix Raceway to the detriment of Hamlin, whose charge toward the final four ended in a heap…

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JRM teammates promise hard, clean racing in NASCAR XFINITY finale

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JRM teammates promise hard, clean racing in NASCAR XFINITY finale Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – They’re not exactly the Three Musketeers. It won’t be “one for all, and all for one” when three JR Motorsports teammates—Elliott Sadler, William Byron and Justin Allgaier—take the green flag in Saturday’s Ford Eco-Boost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN). In fact, all three drivers, along with Richard Childress Racing's Daniel Hemric, will be competing for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship trophy, and there’s only one of those to go around. That doesn’t…

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LARRY MCREYNOLDS TO BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW

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FOX TV PERSONALITY LARRY MCREYNOLDS TO BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2018 RACECAR AND TRADE SHOW Story By: Steve Barrick/LSMP Photos By: Harold Hinson/HHP & Getty Images/NASCAR OAKS, PA November 19, 2017 . . . Considered by many in the industry as one of the very best Crew Chiefs in the long history of NASCAR racing, Larry McReynolds will be appearing on Saturday, January 20th at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance. McReynolds will be appearing at the Jeff Hammond Store display located at the front entrance to the show. Now…

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Cole Pearn: No points, no problem in straight-up Championship

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Cole Pearn: No points, no problem in straight-up Championship Race Story By: Brant James/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR Crew chief Cole Pearn spent the first 35 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season watching driver Martin Truex Jr. amass a bevy of insurance through playoff and stage points with his series-high seven victories. All that security is gone now, as the Furniture Row Racing team that has been the standard for the garage enters the finale on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a four-car showdown for the championship. All Truex Jr. has to do is finish…

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Byron leads JR Motorsports parade into NASCAR XFINITY title race

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William Byron leads JR Motorsports parade into NASCAR XFINITY title race Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. – With a pickup pit crew, at the track that cost him a shot at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title last year, William Byron won Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 200 to advance to the Championship 4 race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Behind him, JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler also qualified for the title race with finishes of 10th and 18th respectively. The JRM trio will join Daniel Hemric in an all-Chevrolet finale,…

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Sauter wins chaotic Phoenix race

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Johnny Sauter wins chaotic Phoenix race, as Austin Cindric advances to finale Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. – Three red flags told the story of Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway. The third of the three gave defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter the chance he needed to win the race that set the field for next Friday’s championship event at Homestead-Miami Speedway. When Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christopher Bell and Noah Gragson wrecked during an intense side-by-side duel with seven laps left, Sauter inherited the lead for…

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Blaney grabs the pole for NASCAR Playoff Round of 8 eliminator

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Ryan Blaney grabs the pole for NASCAR Playoff Round of 8 eliminator Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. – Ryan Blaney got what he needed in Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying session—but only by a thousandth of a second. In the final round, Blaney covered the one-mile distance at Phoenix Raceway in 26.098 seconds (137.942 mph) to edge Denny Hamlin (137.936 mph) by .001 for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Can-Am 500, the final race in the Playoff’s Round of 8 (on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET). With the Playoff…

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Harvick wins at Texas with late-race pass

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Kevin Harvick wins at Texas with late-race pass, advances to Championship 4 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FORT WORTH, Tex. – Martin Truex Jr. isn’t invincible after all. Kevin Harvick put a serious dent in Truex’s sense of invulnerability on Sunday afternoon, passing Truex with nine laps left in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and pulling away to win by 1.580 seconds. In beating this year’s unrivaled master of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ 1.5-mile intermediate speedways, Harvick earned a spot in the Nov. 19 Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway,…

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Erik Jones completes Texas sweep with NASCAR XFINITY win

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Erik Jones completes Texas sweep with NASCAR XFINITY win Story By: By Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FORT WORTH, Tex. – There was no keeping up with Erik Jones on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway – though Ryan Blaney tried his level best over the closing laps of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Jones, the pole winner, swept the first and second stages of the event, led 142-of-200 laps and completed the season sweep of NASCAR XFINITY Series races at the 1.5-mile track – the first time that’s happened since Kyle Busch won both races in…

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Johnny Sauter holds off Austin Cindric for Texas win

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Johnny Sauter holds off Austin Cindric for Texas win Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FORT WORTH, Tex. – It was a case of déjà vu for Johnny Sauter on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Now the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion hopes history repeats itself two weeks hence, when he races for his second straight title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After taking over the lead on Lap 135 of 147 of the JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief, when John Hunter Nemechek ran out of gas while leading at the end of…

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Kurt Busch takes Texas pole in record time

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Kurt Busch takes Texas pole in record time Story By Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FORT WORTH, Tex. – A driver without a signed contract for 2018 won the pole position for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN) with a record lap — giving a timely birthday present to his crew chief. In the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session, Kurt Busch covered the 1.5-mile distance in 26.877 seconds (200.915 mph) to top the previous record lap of 200.111 mph posted by Tony Stewart in 2014. In a third…

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Kyle Busch wins wild race at Martinsville

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Kyle Busch wins wild race at Martinsville Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos ByL Getty Images/NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The sun went down, the new lights came on, and all hell broke loose at Martinsville Speedway. In a wild overtime finish that took Sunday’s First Data 500 to 505 laps at the .526-mile short track, Kyle Busch beat Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series leader Martin Truex Jr. to the stripe by .141 seconds to take the checkered flag and earn a spot in the Nov. 19 Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. As Busch crossed the finish line, a…

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Bold outside pass at Martinsville sends Noah Gragson to Victory Lane

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Bold outside pass at Martinsville sends Noah Gragson to Victory Lane Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Blowing around two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton after a restart with 10 laps left, 19-year-old Noah Gragson scored his first victory in Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender frustrated Playoff competitors Crafton and Johnny Sauter, who finished second and third behind him. After talking the checkered flag, Gragson parked his No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota near the flag stand and climbed to the…

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Bubba Wallace caps long NASCAR journey with move to RPM

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Bubba Wallace caps long NASCAR journey with move to RPM Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff The historical and social significance of his move to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing is not lost on Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., who was announced on Wednesday as the driver of the iconic No. 43 car fielded by Richard Petty Motorsports. Wallace will be the first African-American driver to compete fulltime at NASCAR’s highest level since NASCAR Hall of Famer Wendell Scott posted the final four of his 147 career top 10s in 1971. Does that add pressure…

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Christopher Bell gets first NASCAR XFINITY Series win at Kansas

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Christopher Bell gets first NASCAR XFINITY Series win at Kansas Story By Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 may have been the opening race in the Round of 8 of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff, but the real drama involved two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates outside the championship battle. On Lap 197 of 200 at Kansas Speedway, Christopher Bell caught and passed Erik Jones for the lead, clearing Jones’ No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a slide job and drifting up to the outside wall right in front of…

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Coby claims historic title in Thompson World Series shootout

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Coby claims historic title in Thompson World Series shootout Story By: Jason Bleau/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com The Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing Presented by King Cadillac GMC came to a close at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday, October 15 capping off another successful year of on-track action at the raceway known to many as the Big-T. Seven divisions made for a busy final day of the three-day showcase of the finest racers in New England and beyond with the main event of the evening being the crowning of the 2017 NASCAR…

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Last-lap pass gives Brad Keselowski victory in wild Talladega race

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Last-lap pass gives Brad Keselowski victory in wild Talladega race Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR TALLADEGA, Ala. – On the Longest Day at Talladega—in a war of attrition that required three red flags and left 14 cars running at the finish—Brad Keselowski powered his No. 2 Team Penske Ford past the No. 31 Chevrolet of Ryan Newman on the final lap to win Sunday’s Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Two laps after the final restart on Lap 186 of 188, Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano ganged up on Newman, who held the runner-up position after…

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Kligerman triumphs at Talladega, as Nemechek makes Round of 6

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Parker Kligerman triumphs at Talladega, as Nemechek makes Round of 6 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR TALLADEGA, Ala. – The massive wreck in Turn 1 that gobbled up a pack of trucks in overtime at Talladega Superspeedway spared a part-time driver with one win on his career resume and a lower-budget team fighting for the final spot in the Round of 6 of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ Playoff. The part-timer, Parker Kligerman, charged to the front past pole winner, series leader and race runner-up Christopher Bell after the final restart and had the…

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We Crown Champions at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, 14 Champions to be exact

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We Crown Champions at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, 14 Division Champions to be exact. Inside look at who is in contention for these divisions! Story By: Jeffrey Price/TSMP Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com The most anticipated event of the year is upon us. The award winning 55th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by King Cadillac GMC will be here in only hours! 18 Divisions will be taking on the 5/8 mile high banked oval competing for the greatest treasure of them all. 14 of those divisions will also be crowning their 2017 champions after. These…

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Coby Has Five Challengers As He Chases Fifth Title

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Thompson Coby Has Five Challengers As He Chases Fifth Title Story By: Kyle Souza/NWMT Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour enters Sunday's Sunoco World Series 150 with six drivers in mathematical contention to capture the 2017 driver's championship. Entering as the points leader, four-time champion Doug Coby has the chance to add to his already impressive resume by capturing a fifth career title. Coby has five career Thompson wins, including the 2015 Sunoco World Series, where he celebrated the victory and the championship all in one. A fourth…

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Bowman stuns at Charlotte, as Ryan Reed stays alive in NASCAR XFINITY Playoff

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Alex Bowman stuns at Charlotte, as Ryan Reed stays alive in NASCAR XFINITY Playoff Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR CONCORD, N.C. – Behind the wheel of a car on something other than a virtual race track for the first time in nearly a year, Alex Bowman warmed up for the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports ride he’ll inherit next season with a stunning victory in Saturday night’s rain-delayed Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Behind Bowman, who won for the first time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Ryan Reed soldiered home in 12th place, one…

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Eric Goodale Wins From 18th At Stafford

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Eric Goodale Gets First Stafford Win In Whelen Mod Tour NAPA Fall Final 150 Story By: Travis Barrett Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com STAFFORD, CT — Eric Goodale never thought his moment would come at Stafford Motor Speedway, not after more than 30 career Whelen Modified Tour starts at the track and certainly not when an untimely caution flew less than 40 laps from the finish of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour NAPA Fall Final 150. But just as he’s had second chance after second chance at Stafford over the years, he got yet another on Sunday and didn’t let it slip by. Goodale…

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Ben Rhodes claims first Truck win in thrilling race at Las Vegas

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Ben Rhodes claims first Truck win in thrilling race at Las Vegas Story By: Owen A. Kearns/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Ben Rhodes took the lead on the final restart and held off Christopher Bell to capture his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career win in Saturday night's Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Rhodes, who earlier in the season lost what appeared to be a sure victory at Kansas Speedway when a piece of debris punctured his Toyota’s radiator, blocked Bell’s last-gasp effort by going all the way to the…

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Blaney asserts his dominance in NASCAR XFINITY Series win at Dover

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Blaney asserts his dominance in NASCAR XFINITY Series win at Dover Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR DOVER, Del. – Once Ryan Blaney got the lead in Saturday’s Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway, it was “game over” in the second NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff race of the season. After Playoff driver William Byron led every lap of the 60-circuit first stage and banked a playoff point, Blaney took the lead off pit road under caution on Lap 64. Blaney kept his No. 22 Team Penske Ford out front the rest of…

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Coby Heading Back To Stafford In Championship Lead

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Stafford Coby Heading Back To Stafford In Championship Lead Story By: Kyle Souza/NWMT Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When it comes to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition at Stafford Motor Speedway, it's been hard to bet against Doug Coby in his career. The Milford, Connecticut, driver has 10 career wins at the half-mile, along with nine Coors Light Pole awards. 2017-fall-final-logo_2In the last two years, Coby won the Fall Final at Stafford and went on to capture the championship in the season finale at Thompson. And this season, he is heading back…

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Kyle Busch dodges disaster to win Playoff race at New Hampshire

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Kyle Busch dodges disaster to win Playoff race at New Hampshire Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Busch didn’t need a smokescreen to win Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – he simply had to survive one. Driving unscathed through a cloud of smoke on the backstretch on the final lap of the second stage, Busch, the polesitter, took control of the race at the halfway point and beat Kyle Larson to the finish line by 2.641 seconds. In winning for the third time this season, the third time at Loudon…

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Tyler Reddick earns first career win in XFINITY Series Playoffs opener at Kentucky

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Tyler Reddick earns first career win in XFINITY Series Playoffs opener at Kentucky Speedway Story By: Chris Knight/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR SPARTA, Ky. – Running a partial NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule this season, Tyler Reddick spoiled the party for the opening round of the Playoffs by earning his first career win in Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver took control of the lead 74 laps from the finish and never looked back. His 14.540-second margin of victory over teammate Brennan Poole was the largest in the series’ history at the 1.5-mile speedway in…

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Christopher Bell sweeps stages in New Hampshire win

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series leader Christopher Bell sweeps stages in New Hampshire win Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR LOUDON, N.H. – In Christopher Bell’s dominating win in Saturday’s UNOH 175 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the rich got richer. The top seed in the series Playoffs, Bell won the first two stages of the opening postseason event and took the checkered flag 1.248 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Truex to notch his fifth victory of the season. The win earned Bell automatic advancement into the second round of the Playoffs,…

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250 LAP NWMT EVENT TO HIGHLIGHT NHMS TRIPLEHEADER IN ’18

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Tripleheader Weekend Set For NHMS Whelen Mods, K&N Pro East and Pinty's To Make History In '18 Story By: NHMS Media Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com LOUDON, N.H. – History will be made next September at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 1.058-mile speedway is set to host a three-race weekend that will feature the longest NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race in history, a global cast of drivers from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, PEAK Mexico and Whelen Euro series, and for the first time ever, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, which has never previously held a race outside of Canada. The…

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Truex starts NASCAR Playoffs with dominating win at Chicagoland

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Martin Truex Jr. starts NASCAR Playoffs with dominating win at Chicagoland Speedway Story By Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR JOLIET, Ill. – Remember all those playoff points that were supposed to carry regular-season champion Martin Truex Jr. through the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs? He didn’t need them—not after what turned out to be a dominating victory in Sunday’s Tales of the Turtles 400, the Playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway. Truex’s fifth victory of the season, his second straight at Chicagoland and the 12th of his career was hardly a cakewalk, even though the driver of…

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Allgaier Steals Chicagoland Speedway Victory on Late Restarts

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Justin Allgaier Steals Chicagoland Speedway Victory on Late Restarts Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR JOLIET, Ill. – Justin Allgaier had the drive of his life. Brendan Gaughan was hanging on for dear life. But both drivers were winners at Chicagoland Speedway. Grabbing the lead with a bold move to the inside after a restart on Lap 186 of 200, Allgaier, an Illinois native, captured the big prize at his home track—a victory in Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series regular-season finale. Gaughan rallied from an equalized tire that put him three laps down to finish…

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Larson rides late caution, superb pit stop to win at Richmond

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Kyle Larson rides late caution, superb pit stop to win at Richmond Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR RICHMOND, Va. – A caution on Lap 397 of a scheduled 400 in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 turned what looked like a coronation for Martin Truex Jr. into an unexpected overtime victory for Kyle Larson, as the field of 16 drivers was set for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Truex, the regular season winner, had a comfortable lead over Larson when Derrike Cope brushed the outside wall with three laps left in regulation. Larson…

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Keselowski perseveres in NASCAR XFINITY race at Richmond

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Brad Keselowski perseveres in NASCAR XFINITY race at Richmond Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR RICHMOND, Va. – In the long run, Brad Keselowski knew he had the superior car. And that’s exactly what Keselowski got – a long run to close Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond Raceway. On lap 235 of 250 of the NASCAR XFINITY Series race, Keselowski powered his No. 22 Team Penske Ford past the No. 18 Toyota of Kyle Busch and pulled away to win by 3.008 seconds. “When you can race with him (Busch), you know you’re…

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Richmond Weekend Preview

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Richmond Weekend Preview Story By: NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff New winner would shake up playoff picture The last three drivers on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff grid are separated by a mere three points. If there's no new winner from off the playoff grid in Saturday's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN), those three drivers – Chase Elliott, Matt Kenseth and Jamie McMurray – would all make the postseason. But, if there’s a new winner from off the playoff grid, one of the three would be eliminated. Going into…

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Hamlin sweeps throwback weekend at Darlington

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Denny Hamlin sweeps throwback weekend at Darlington with dramatic win September 3, 2017 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR DARLINGTON, S.C. – Denny Hamlin made a huge mistake on Sunday night. Then the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota made an even bigger comeback to win one of NASCAR’s most prestigious races. Running down race leader Martin Truex Jr. from 20 seconds back after missing the entrance to pit road on Lap 313 of 367, Hamlin won the Bojangles’ Southern 500 for the second time, finishing off a sweep of the throwback Monster…

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Preece Claims First Oswego Victory in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic 150

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Ryan Preece Claims First Oswego Victory in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic 150 Story By: Camden Proud/Oswego Speedway Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com OSWEGO, NY (September 2, 2017) - NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader Ryan Preece etched his name into Oswego Speedway’s history books as a winner this past Saturday night in the second annual NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ‘Toyota Mod Classic’ 150 presented by McDonald’s. Preece, a recent first time winner on the NASCAR Xfinity Series trail, qualified fourth with the TS Haulers, Maynard Troyer Tribute No. 6 and it showed in the early stages of the…

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Ward Wins Race; Myers Takes Title at Bowman Gray

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Ward Wins Race; Myers Takes Title at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The dust has now settled on the 2017 racing season at Bowman Gray Stadium – and just as expected, the final night had enough fireworks to get the fans on their feet. In the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, Tim Brown of Tobaccoville qualified on the pole for Saturday’s Carolina Farm Credit 150. Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem started on the outside front-row but was unable to steal the lead away on the initial start.…

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Kyle Busch completes three-series sweep in thrilling race at Bristol

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Kyle Busch completes three-series sweep in thrilling race at Bristol Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a race fraught with tension, and with a pack of drivers with desperate agendas chasing him to the finish line, Kyle Busch held off Erik Jones to complete a sweep of all-three NASCAR touring series with Saturday night’s keystone victory in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. In winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series main event at the .533-mile concrete track, Busch capped a long weekend that saw him win…

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Kyle Busch puts on clinic to score fifth Truck Series win at Bristol

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Kyle Busch puts on clinic to score fifth Truck Series win at Bristol Story By: Chris Knight/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. – Not even a NASCAR overtime could stop Kyle Busch from rallying back from a speeding penalty at the end of Stage 2 to win Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch, forced to the back of the field under penalty to start the final stage, put on a clinic on a Lap 119 restart and utilized the high line to roar through the field and find himself back in the top-10 by…

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Daredevil restart gives Larson third consecutive Michigan win

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Daredevil restart gives Larson third consecutive Michigan win Story By: Matt Crossman/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BROOKLYN, Mich. - Sitting in his racecar during a red flag delay near the end of the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Kyle Larson pondered the possible routes to an overtime victory. He was in fourth-place and would restart for the final two-lap shootout behind leader Martin Truex Jr. Larson hadn’t had a fast racecar all day at Michigan International Speedway, but he thought with a gutsy move on the restart, he could steal a win in the Monster Energy…

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