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Bonsignore Claims Record Fifth Straight Whelen Modified Win at Thompson

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Bonsignore Claims Record Fifth Straight Whelen Modified Win at Thompson Story By: Kyle Souza/TSMP Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR The 45th Annual Icebreaker weekend continued at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday, April 7 with six divisions and series taking to the track to conclude the unofficial kickoff of racing season in New England. In addition to four of Thompson’s five track divisions the Big-T also hosted a Pro All Star Series (PASS) feature as well as the third event of the 2019 Whelen Modified Series season, the Icebreaker 150, featuring the biggest stars in modified racing as the afternoon’s main…

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Kyle Busch holds off brother to win at Bristol

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Kyle Busch holds off brother to win at Bristol Story By: Kenny Bruce/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Busch wasn’t the only driver to overcome adversity during Sunday’s running of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. But he was the only one to end up in victory lane. The race winner was involved in a multi-car crash on the second lap of the 500-lap affair, sustaining damage to the rear of his car. But he patiently worked his way back through the field. He took his first lead at lap 384. The key to the…

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Bell rings up Bristol win, banks Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus

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Bell rings up Bristol win, banks Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus Story By: Kenny Bruce/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. – Christopher Bell overtook Brandon Jones with less than 20 laps remaining to capture Saturday’s Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and pocketed a $100,000 bonus for his efforts. Bell, driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, was one of four drivers competing for the series’ Dash 4 Cash bonus. Other eligible drivers didn’t finish far behind – Tyler Reddick finished second, Chase Briscoe finished fourth and Michael Annett wound up eighth. “That’s pretty cool to get…

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Kyle Busch outduels Friesen for fourth-straight Gander Truck win

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Kyle Busch outduels Friesen for fourth-straight Gander Truck win Story By: Lee Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Busch continued his winning ways out west. Busch held off Stewart Friesen by 1.269-seconds for his fourth-consecutive NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory of the season and his fourth-career win at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch led a race-high 97 laps in the Vankor 350 en route to his 55th career series win and his 202nd among NASCAR’s top three national series. "Those guys were able to keep up with us just way too much throughout the night,” Busch…

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Jimmie Johnson wins the 36th-career pole at Texas

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Jimmie Johnson wins the 36th-career pole at Texas Story By: Lee Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson is back in the saddle again. After leading first practice at Texas Motor Speedway and the first two rounds of qualifying, the seven-time champion bumped his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott from the top spot with seconds remaining in the final round with a lap at 188.890 mph to win the pole for Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 (at 3 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The Busch Pole Award is the first for Johnson in…

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Dramatic shakeups, new championship venue highlight 2020 NASCAR Cup schedule

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Dramatic shakeups, new championship venue highlight 2020 NASCAR Cup schedule Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Dan DeMarco & John John Lane/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The release of NASCAR’s radically different 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule offers a feast of competition that should please race fans itching for something new. Most notably, the season finale, which has been contested at Homestead-Miami Speedway since 2002, moves from ocean sands to desert sands at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix, Arizona. “We look forward to an exciting finish to our season here at ISM Raceway in 2020,” said NASCAR vice…

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Brad Keselowski holds off Chase Elliott for Martinsville victory

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Brad Keselowski holds off Chase Elliott for Martinsville victory Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Brad Keselowski led 446 of 500 laps in winning Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. An easy victory, right? Well, not exactly. After Keselowski’s pit crew put him in the lead for a restart on Lap 380, the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford spent the rest of the race fending off a determined charge from Chase Elliott. Ultimately, Keselowski got to the finish line .594 seconds ahead of Elliott and 1.335 seconds in front of Kyle Busch,…

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Kyle Busch keeps rolling with Truck Series win at Martinsville

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Kyle Busch keeps rolling with Truck Series win at Martinsville Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, Va. – A week after locking up his 200th NASCAR national series victory at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., Kyle Busch took the first step toward the next century mark. Holding off challenges from Ross Chastain and runner-up Ben Rhodes, Busch survived a late restart in winning Saturday’s TruNorth Global 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The race ended under a last-lap caution, after Reid Wilson’s No. 44 Chevrolet spun in Turn 4 and nosed toward…

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Kyle Busch overcomes speeding penalty to snag 200th NASCAR victory

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Kyle Busch overcomes speeding penalty to snag 200th NASCAR victory Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FONTANA, Calif. – Let the debate begin. Recovering from a pit road speeding penalty with the help of a timely caution, Kyle Busch collected his 200th NASCAR national series victory with a dominating win in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. At the same venue that gave Busch his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in 2005, the driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota beat runner-up Joey Logano to the finish line by a comfortable 2.354 seconds to…

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Doug Coby Begins Quest For Sixth Title In Victory Lane

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Doug Coby Begins Quest For Sixth Title In Victory Lane Story By: Kyle Souza/NWMT Photos By: Adam Glanzman/NASCAR MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Doug Coby’s quest for a sixth NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship couldn’t have started off much better. After two years of struggling at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Coby make those scuffles distant memories on Saturday, rolling to his 25th career Whelen Modified Tour win and first at the South Carolina oval. He may have made the final laps of the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety Kleen look easy, but the day wasn’t filled with only celebratory moments. He…

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Cole Custer wins at Fontana, hits pause on Kyle Busch’s run to 200

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Cole Custer wins at Fontana, hits pause on Kyle Busch’s run to 200 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FONTANA, Calif. – Thanks to Cole Custer, Kyle Busch will have to wait at least one more day. With a determined run to the finish in Saturday’s Production Alliance Group 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway, Custer kept Busch at bay after a restart with 20 laps left and thwarted Busch’s march toward 200 victories across NASCAR’s top three national series. In winning for the third time in his career and the first time at his…

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Kyle Busch passes Ryan Blaney late to win at ISM Raceway

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Kyle Busch passes Ryan Blaney late to win at ISM Raceway Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. – There was an air of inevitability to Kyle Busch’s closing run in Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway. Busch was tracking down race leader Ryan Blaney after restarting fourth on Lap 239 of the fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. Running in Blaney’s wake for 37 laps, Busch finally made the winning pass on Lap 296 of 312 and nursed his car to the finish line. Busch’s third victory at the 1-mile track and…

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Kyle Busch gets 11th Phoenix win, ties NASCAR Xfinity Series record

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Kyle Busch gets 11th Phoenix win, ties NASCAR Xfinity Series record Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. – How did Kyle Busch win Saturday’s IK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway? Poof! His closest pursuers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race disappeared in a cloud of smoke. Busch was out front on Lap 130 when the engine in the No. 01 Chevrolet of Stephen Leicht exploded in front of Justin Allgaier and pole winner Christopher Bell, who were running second and third at the time. Enveloped in a Days-of-Thunder-style cloud of smoke, Allgaier spun in the…

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Setting The Stage: Whelen Modified Tour Ready For 35th Season

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Setting The Stage: Whelen Modified Tour Ready For 35th Season Story By: KYLE SOUZA/NWMT Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com New Faces in New Places; Growing List of Rising Rookies, New Track Additions & Incoming Pole Award Sponsor Headline 2019 Whelen Modified Tour Season DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Five months after Justin Bonsignore clinched his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship, his title defense is set to commence. Bonsignore leads a stout group of drivers into the 35th season of Whelen Modified Tour action — but he’s far from the only storyline heading into the newest campaign. As always, a fresh list of…

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Logano wins at Las Vegas; Team Penske goes 1-2

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Logano wins at Las Vegas; Team Penske goes 1-2 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR LAS VEGAS – It was a victory for Joey Logano. It was a victory for Team Penske. It was a victory for NASCAR’s new higher-downforce, lower-horsepower competition package, which debuted in full flower Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In a pitched battle between teammates, Logano held off Brad Keselowski on the final lap of the Pennzoil 400 to score the second straight victory for Team Penske and the second straight for the new Ford Mustang, which was introduced into the Monster Energy…

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Kyle Busch sets up possible Vegas weekend sweep with NASCAR Xfinity win

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Kyle Busch sets up possible Vegas weekend sweep with NASCAR Xfinity win Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR LAS VEGAS – It took successful a gamble, a serendipitous caution and a couple of overtimes for Las Vegas native Kyle Busch to win a second NASCAR Xfinity Series race on his home track, but Busch beat the odds in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300. A lap down at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after an unscheduled pit stop for a loose wheel, Busch rallied to win his 93rd Xfinity race, extending his series record and bringing his victory total across NASCAR’s…

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Kyle Busch gets a dominating home-track Truck Series victory

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Kyle Busch gets a dominating home-track Truck Series victory Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR LAS VEGAS – Little would make Kyle Busch happier than a three-race weekend sweep in his home town. The driver of the No. 51 Toyota took the first step on Friday night, winning the Strat 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For the second straight week, Busch swept both preliminary stages before taking the checkered flag. In his 2019 series debut last Friday at Atlanta, Busch broke a tie with NASCAR Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday Jr.…

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Hailie Deegan Makes Last Lap Pass to Win on Las Vegas Dirt

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Hailie Deegan Makes Last Lap Pass to Win on Las Vegas Dirt Story By: Davey Segal/NASCAR Home Tracks Photos By: Nigel Kinrade Photography For NASCAR LAS VEGAS, NV — Hailie Deegan was not to be denied. In what she called the biggest race of her season and her “rebound race,” second wasn’t going to be good enough. Thanks to a last-lap pass, she didn’t have to settle for a runner-up finish. The 17-year-old from Temecula, California, captured her second career win and opened up the 2019 K&N Pro Series West season in Victory Lane in the Star Nursery 100 at the Las Vegas…

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Kyle Busch gets record 52nd NASCAR Truck Series victory at Atlanta

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Kyle Busch gets record 52nd NASCAR Truck Series victory at Atlanta Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR HAMPTON, Ga. – As darkness enveloped Atlanta Motor Speedway, and rain pelted the windshield of his No. 51 Toyota, Kyle Busch patiently waited for word he had sole possession of the all-time victory lead in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The record-setting win wouldn’t be quite that easy. After the red flag for rain, NASCAR restarted the race, rather than calling it. Five laps later, after parrying a determined charge from former series champion Johnny Sauter, Busch took the checkered…

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Christopher Bell crushes the field in Atlanta Xfinity victory

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Christopher Bell crushes the field in Atlanta Xfinity victory Story By Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR HAMPTON, Ga. – To hear Christopher Bell describe his race in Victory Lane, you’d never know that he had just won it. “I felt pretty sloppy there as a driver sometimes,” Bell said after leading 143 of 163 laps in winning Saturday’s Rinnai 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “Running the yellow line (at the bottom of the track) is so hard. “I don’t know, I would just struggle on the longer runs there.” Struggling, of course, is a relative…

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Mayhew Tools To Sponsor Whelen Modified Tour Pole Award

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Mayhew Tools To Sponsor Whelen Modified Tour Pole Award Story By: Kyle Souza/NWMT Photos By: Jim Dupont/NASCAR MASSACHUSETTS BASED COMPANY WILL AWARD “BIG STICK” TO EACH POLE WINNING CREW CHIEF DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers will have an extra incentive in their search of pole awards during the 2019 season. Mayhew Tools, a Massachusetts-based company that produces tools that serve the industrial, automotive and hardware industries across the globe, will sponsor the pole award in 2019 for the Whelen Modified Tour. Drivers will chase the top qualifying spot in 17 championship points events, but the drivers…

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Hamlin wins 61st annual Daytona 500 as JGR finishes 1-2-3

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Denny Hamlin wins 61st annual Daytona 500 as JGR finishes 1-2-3 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service  Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Five weeks after the death of Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs, the driver he discovered won the Daytona 500 for the second time. In a two-lap dash in overtime Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, Denny Hamlin held off teammate Kyle Busch to win the 61st running of the Great American Race, an event that featured massive fireworks with five late cautions that left 14 cars on the lead lap at the finish. The victory…

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Matt Hirschman Slides to Second Tour Type Modified Win

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Matt Hirschman Slides to Second Tour Type Modified Win Story By: Denise Dupont/NASCAR Photos By: Jim Dupont/NASCAR NEW SMYRNA, Fla.— Once again Matt Hirschman was in the right place at the right time to take advantage of an opening to score his second tour type modified win this week at New Smyrna Speedway. The Northampton, Pennsylvania, driver had powered by Timmy Solomito for the lead on a lap 28 restart. Solomito had been fighting to hold of Tommy Catalano when Hirschman, running in third, jetted by them both. Hirschman drove away in the final circuits to win the fourth Modified race…

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Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick take victory in Gander RV Duel at Daytona

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Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick take victory in Gander RV Duel at Daytona Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR Kevin Harvick led the final 44 laps to take victory in the first race of Thursday night’s Gander RV Duel at Daytona International Speedway. Harvick will unofficially start third in Sunday’s 61st annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), holding off fellow Ford Performance drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Paul Menard in the final circuits for the win. “I’m just glad we finally came out on the right side of this, and everything’s not tore…

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Derek Kraus Uses Patience to Win at New Smyrna

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Derek Kraus Uses Patience to Win at New Smyrna Story By: Davey Segal/NASCAR Photos By: Russell Labounty & Rusty Jarrett /Nigel Kinrade Photography for NASCAR NEW SMYRNA, Fla. — It was worth the wait for Derek Kraus in more ways than one. After being postponed to Monday night due to rain, Kraus emerged victorious in the New Smyrna 175 at New Smyrna Speedway, using tire conservation en route to his second career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory. The Stratford, Wisconsin, native made his move with about 40 laps to go as the leaders, Colin Garrett and Ty Gibbs, made…

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Byron earns the Busch Pole Award for the Daytona 500

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William Byron earns the Busch Pole Award for the Daytona 500; Hendrick sweeps front row Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Paired for the first time with crew chief Chad Knaus, sophomore driver William Byron put his No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 on the pole for the Feb. 17 Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), leading a Hendrick Motorsports sweep of the top four spots and extending that organization’s dominance in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Daytona International Speedway. Byron edged last year’s pole winner, Alex…

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Jimmie Johnson wins rain-shortened Advance Auto Parts Clash

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Jimmie Johnson wins rain-shortened Advance Auto Parts Clash Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR  Photos By: Getty Image/NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson, who had crashed in the past six Advance Auto Parts Clash races at Daytona International Speedway, found a way to win the 2019 version of the season-opening exhibition race—by helping to trigger a wreck that eliminated nearly everyone else. Moments before a rainstorm halted the action and ultimately made the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race official after 59 of 75 scheduled laps, Johnson—running second on Lap 56—pulled to the inside of leader Paul Menard, who moved down…

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Weekend Preview: Daytona 500 Pole Qualifying and the Advance Auto Parts Clash

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Weekend Preview: Daytona 500 Pole Qualifying and the Advance Auto Parts Clash Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The highly-anticipated start to the 2019 edition of Speedweeks in Daytona begins for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday (at 12 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAAR Radio) with pole qualifying for the Daytona 500 followed by the Advance Auto Parts Clash (at 3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), which will feature 20 of the sport’s biggest names competing for the first race trophy of the year. In…

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NASCAR adds disqualifications to officiating procedures in 2019

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NASCAR adds disqualifications to officiating procedures in 2019 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Dan DeMarco & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. – In a move that is both dramatic and emphatic, NASCAR announced on Monday that, for the first time as an official policy, cars will be subject to disqualification for post-race inspection failures. And NASCAR will declare the official winner of races in its top three national series before leaving the track on race day. “We’re changing the culture,” NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O’Donnell said during a meeting with reporters at the NASCAR…

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Late charge gives Logano Homestead victory and first championship

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Late charge gives Joey Logano Homestead victory and first Cup championship Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR HOMESTEAD, Fla. – On Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, it was “The Big Three and Me” — with the “Me” being Joey Logano waging vehicular war against the three most prolific winners in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Now “Me” is a champion. In a thrilling finish that featured all four Championship 4 drivers battling for the race victory and the title—and finishing 1-2-3-4 in the Ford EcoBoost 400—Logano charged past defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. on Lap 256…

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NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83

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NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83   Story By: NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty – the Whitney, S.C.-born Pearson won titles in 1966 and 1968-69. “David Pearson’s 105 NASCAR premier series victories and his classic rivalry in the 1960s and ’70s with Richard Petty helped set the stage for NASCAR’s transformation into a mainstream sport with national appeal,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO…

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Highly touted Championship 4 shifts their focus to the season finale in Miami

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Highly touted Championship 4 shifts their focus to the season finale in Miami Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - There was certainly no shortage of drama, suspense and emotion in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway – as you would expect of the race to determine which three drivers will join Martinsville winner Joey Logano in the Championship 4 round this week at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In the end – as they had in the beginning and middle - the season-long high-achievers – the “Big 3” – showed why they are just that. But even…

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With win in Phoenix, Kyle Busch leads Big Three into title race

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With win in Phoenix, Kyle Busch leads Big Three into title race Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. – Holding off Brad Keselowski after a restart with 12 laps left in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway, Kyle Busch claimed his eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and led NASCAR’s Big Three into the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After a wreck on Lap 269 of 312 ended the championship hopes of Kurt Busch and Chase Elliott—both of whom had been in the mix throughout the day—Busch grabbed the lead from…

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Brett Moffitt clinches Championship 4 berth with dramatic win at Phoenix

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Brett Moffitt clinches Championship 4 berth with dramatic win at Phoenix Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. - Charging from third to first with a strong inside move after a restart with three laps left, Brett Moffitt clinched his spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 with a dramatic victory in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway. While Noah Gragson and Grant Enfinger battled for the lead and swapped side-to-side shots on Lap 148 of 150, Moffitt powered his No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota down to the frontstretch apron and…

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Harvick rebounds with pole-winning run at Phoenix

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Kevin Harvick rebounds with pole-winning run at Phoenix Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. – Resilient Kevin Harvick bounced back at his best track, winning the pole position for Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway and putting behind him a penalty that threatened his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship chances. Harvick, a nine-time Phoenix winner, toured the newly configured one-mile track in 25.386 seconds to run the fastest lap in the three-round knockout qualifying session at 139.340 mph to edge fellow Playoff driver Chase Elliott (139.152 mph) for the top starting spot in Round of…

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Harvick advances to Playoff finale with authoritative win at Texas

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Kevin Harvick advances to Playoff finale with authoritative win at Texas Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FORT WORTH, Tex. – This time, there was no late-race glitch to interrupt Kevin Harvick’s domination of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Streaking away from pole winner Ryan Blaney during an overtime restart on Lap 336, Harvick won Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with the utmost of authority, sweeping the stages and leading a race-high 177 laps on the way to his series-best eighth victory of the season and a guaranteed spot in the Nov. 18…

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Custer locks up championship berth with last-lap pass at Texas

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Cole Custer locks up championship berth with last-lap pass at Texas Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FORT WORTH, Tex. – In a race that produced a last-lap pass for the win, a record 13 cautions and an unmitigated disaster for favorite son Christopher Bell, Cole Custer moved past Tyler Reddick on the backstretch to win Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Custer’s first victory of the season gave the driver of the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford an automatic berth in the Nov. 17 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where…

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Justin Haley punches Homestead ticket with dramatic victory at Texas

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Justin Haley punches Homestead ticket with dramatic victory at Texas Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FORT WORTH, Tex. – Todd Gilliland’s heartbreak was serendipity for Justin Haley, who staked out his place in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 race with a stunning victory Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Gilliland was half a lap away from collecting his first series win in the Jag Metals 350 when his No. 4 Toyota sputtered on the backstretch and ran out of fuel. Haley, who was 1.3 seconds back on the white-flag lap, surged past Gilliland and…

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Blaney wins pole as Fords dominate Texas qualifying

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Ryan Blaney wins pole as Fords dominate Texas qualifying Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FORT WORTH, Tex. – Ryan Blaney may have exited the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, but that doesn’t mean the desire to win has left the driver of the No. 12 Team Penske Ford. Running the fastest lap of the day in the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Texas Motor Speedway, Blaney sped around the 1.5-mile track in 26.932 seconds (200.505 mph) to earn the top starting spot for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN…

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Logano wins at Martinsville in wild, controversial finish

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Joey Logano wins at Martinsville in wild, controversial finish Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano provided his own interpretation of the Golden Rule in Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway, as in “Do unto others as others didn’t do to you.” With a guaranteed spot in the Championship 4 Round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at stake, Logano moved the Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. out of the way in Turns 3 and 4 of the final lap to win for the first time at the .526-mile short track and…

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Elliott proves himself as a title contender with win at Kansas

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Chase Elliott proves himself as a title contender with win at Kansas Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR There were many who believed that once Chase Elliott got his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, more would follow. Rapidly. And they were right. Sure enough, with Elliott securing his second Playoff win – and third victory of the season - at Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon, the crowd favorite 22-year old is proving himself a very viable force to be reckoned with. And his timing couldn’t be better with only four races remaining in the Cup championship…

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Almirola finds long-awaited redemption with Talladega win

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Aric Almirola finds long-awaited redemption with Talladega win Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR  Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR TALLADEGA, Ala. – Aric Almirola has been tantalizingly close to winning this season, only to come up empty. On Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, he finally got to light the victory cigar. When the No. 41 Ford of Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kurt Busch lost fuel pressure on the final lap of the 1000Bulbs.com 500, Almirola was there to collect his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory since 2014 and clinch a spot in the Round of 8 in the series Playoffs. Almirola’s second career…

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Bonsignore Claims Thompson Sweep to Close Out Championship Season

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Justin Bonsignore Claims Thompson Sweep to Close Out Championship Season Story By: Taylor Therrien/TSMP Photos By: Ruby Wallau/NASCAR Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park concluded the 56th Annual World Series of Speedway Racing weekend on Sunday, Oct. 14 crowning three track division champions and the ISMA Supermodified champion as well as hosting the weekend’s main event, the final race of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series Tour season. Coming into Tour race Justin Bonsignore had already clinched the title, the first time that feat has been accomplished since Donny Lia earned the title prior to the end of the 2007 season. That said…

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Peters Trucks To Talladega Victory

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Peters Trucks To Talladega Victory Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR TALLADEGA, Ala. – Racing for just the fourth time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, Timothy Peters fought off a block from Noah Gragson on the final lap of the Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega Superspeedway to become the first three-time winner at the 2.66-mile track. Driving in the last of his three events for GMS Racing, Peters started a move to the outside of Gragson’s Toyota on the backstretch. When Gragson moved up to block, Peters stayed in the gas, and Gragson’s No. 18…

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TIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES ENTERING SUNOCO WORLD SERIES

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TIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES ENTERING SUNOCO WORLD SERIES Story By KYLE SOUZA/TSMP Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. –As the 56th annual Sunoco World Series gets ready to take the green flag this Friday, multiple of the 17 divisions planning to race have a tight championship battle entering the weekend. Off a rain-shortened race at Lee USA Speedway last weekend, the Granite State Pro Stock Series will make a stop at Thompson with just two races left in their championship points schedule. And as he looks for his first series championship, Devin O’Connell leads the standings by 20 points over Joey…

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PREECE RETURNING TO MODIFIED ROOTS FOR THOMPSON WORLD SERIES

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RYAN PREECE RETURNING TO MODIFIED ROOTS FOR SUNOCO WORLD SERIES AT THOMPSON SPEEDWAY Story By: Kyle Souza/TSMP Photos By: Dick Ayers & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – Just one week after making the announcement of his life, Ryan Preece has committed to returning to his modified roots next weekend. Preece, a native of Berlin, Connecticut, will return to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to compete in the Sunoco World Series 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The race will come just days after he announced that he will compete full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driving for JTG…

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Elliott Scores Redemption At The Monster Mile

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Chase Elliott grabs victory at Dover, advances in Monster Energy Cup Playoffs Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com DOVER, Del. – What looked like a Stewart-Haas Racing victory parade for much of Sunday afternoon ended in a wild overtime scramble, with Chase Elliott taking the checkered flag in the Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway. On considerably older tires, Elliott pulled ahead cleared runner-up Denny Hamlin through Turns 1 and 2 after a restart on Lap 403 and powered his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet across the finish line .265 second ahead of Hamlin’s Toyota. With the…

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Pop-up rain shower puts Kyle Busch on Dover pole

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Pop-up rain shower puts Kyle Busch on Dover pole Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com DOVER, Del. – A sudden rain shower in the afternoon of an otherwise dry day soaked the concrete racing surface at Dover International Speedway and forced cancellation of Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying session. As a consequence, with the field set according to owner points, Kyle Busch will lead the 39 Cup drivers to the green flag in Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at the Monster Mile, the opening race in the Round of 12 of the Playoffs. Kevin Harvick will start…

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Blaney emerges from last-lap wreck as Charlotte Road Course winner

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Ryan Blaney emerges from last-lap wreck as Charlotte Road Course winner Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR CONCORD, N.C. – In a race that was as wild as advertised in the closing laps, Ryan Blaney sped past crashing Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. in the final corner to win Sunday’s inaugural Bank of America ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. With his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and the second of his career, Blaney advanced to Round of 12 in the Playoffs. Johnson wasn’t as lucky. The seven-time series…

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Briscoe gets first Xfinity win in inaugural Charlotte Road Course race

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Chase Briscoe gets first Xfinity win in inaugural Charlotte Road Course race Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR  Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR CONCORD, N.C. – Chase Briscoe made the most of pit strategy that put him out front during Saturday’s inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. Leading the last 24 of 55 laps in the Drive for the Cure 200 at the challenging 2.28-mile, 17-turn road course—thanks to a pit stop on Lap 26, before the end of Stage 2—Briscoe held off Justin Marks after the last restart on Lap 45 and took the checkered flag…

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