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Busch uses bump-and-run to perfection in Bristol win

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Kyle Busch uses bump-and-run to perfection in Bristol win Story By Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BRISTOL, Tenn. – Everyone knows Kyle Busch as “Rowdy,” but you could also call him “The Postman,” given that neither rain, snow, sleet nor hail could keep him from completing his appointed rounds at Bristol Motor Speedway. Executing a textbook bump-and-run against runner-up Kyle Larson on Lap 495 of 500, Kyle Busch pulled away to win Monday’s weather-delayed Food City 500, claiming his second straight victory of 2018 and his seventh win at Thunder Valley, most among active drivers. In a race delayed…

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Bonsignore Returns to Winning ways with Icebreaker Win

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Bonsignore Returns to Winning ways with Icebreaker Win Story By: Taylor Therrien/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park concluded its annual season-opening Icebreaker weekend on Sunday, April 8 with a packed crowd on hand who braved the cold New England weather to experience the season debuts of Thompson’s track divisions as well as an appearance by the Pro All Star Series and the highlight event of the weekend, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Icebreaker 150. After opening their season at Myrtle Beach, the stars of the Whelen Modified Tour took center stage at Thompson hoping to…

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Kurt Busch on pole at Texas after lightning-fast first round

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Kurt Busch on pole at Texas after lightning-fast first round Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Photos By: NASCAR/Getty Images FORT WORTH, Texas – Right off the truck, Kurt Busch’s No. 41 Ford was as fast as greased lightning. That’s a good thing, because Busch’s first attempt in knockout qualifying put the No. 41 on the pole position for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) – when the threat of lightning in the area halted time trials after the completion of the first round. Busch turned a lap in 27.360 seconds…

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Amid winless streak, Johnson has reason to be optimistic about Texas and Bristol

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Amid winless streak, Johnson has reason to be optimistic about Texas and Bristol Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com & Getty Images/NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When you’re a seven-time champion in NASCAR’s elite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, an 83-race winner, and perpetually on the verge of hoisting that unprecedented eighth championship trophy, people are watching, dissecting and diagnosing your every move. Jimmie Johnson is especially experiencing that right now thanks to a 29-race winless streak. A mark that would seem luxurious and enviable to the vast majority of his competition, but it’s the longest…

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Bowyer breaks 190-race drought with Martinsville win

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Clint Bowyer breaks 190-race drought with Martinsville win March 26, 2018 Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: NASCAR/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Clint Bowyer was so excited he started his celebratory burnout at the entrance to Turn 3 at Martinsville Speedway, flirting perilously with the outside wall. Bowyer had ample reason to start the party early, before he got to the frontstretch for a traditional smoke show. With his victory in Monday’s snow-delayed STP 500, he had just ended a winless streak in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series that had reached 190 races, dating to the fall…

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Nemechek charges to Camping World Truck Series win at Martinsville

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John Hunter Nemechek charges to Camping World Truck Series win at Martinsville Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: NASCAR/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- In a race delayed for two days by a freak snowstorm in southern Virginia, John Hunter Nemechek charged to the front on a restart with 31 laps left on Monday and held off Kyle Benjamin to win the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race by a mere .106 seconds. The victory was the first at Martinsville for Nemechek, who had two previous runner-up finishes at the .526-mile short track. This time,…

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Harvick walks the walk with Kern County appearance

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Kevin Harvick walks the walk with Kern County appearance Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Kevin Harvick didn’t need a crystal ball to see the future—it was right there in front of him in the expansive infield at Kern County Raceway. Harvick had returned to his home town of Bakersfield last Thursday to put his money—and his time, effort and energy—where his mouth had been four days earlier. At Kern County, the 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion was racing against teenagers in the NASCAR K&N Pro West Series season opener, not…

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MONSTER ENERGY FREE FRIDAY RETURNS TO POCONO

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MONSTER ENERGY FREE FRIDAY RETURNS TO POCONO Story By: Pocono Raceway Photos By: Jeff Clemons & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com Monster Energy, Pocono Raceway and NASCAR Green are joining forces for the second annual ‘Monster Energy NASCAR Free Friday’ program. Fans will have the chance to enjoy all the racing action and fun activities at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ for free on Friday, June 1, by recycling any size Monster Energy can at our Main Gate The on-track events on ‘Monster Energy NASCAR Free Friday’ include: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying NASCAR XFINITY Series practice ARCA…

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NASCAR’s “West Coast Swing” yields surprises in the standings

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NASCAR’s “West Coast Swing” yields surprises in the standings Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s 2018 western swing wrapped up Sunday in much the way the 2017 season concluded – with a dominating performance by Martin Truex Jr., whose Furniture Row Racing team offered a not-so-subtle reminder of what makes them so very good, lest anyone be prepared to overlook the group in this year’s championship talk. Heading into Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway – the third leg of the #NASCARGoesWest portion of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule…

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Truex Jr. answers doubters with dominating win at Fontana

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Martin Truex Jr. answers doubters with dominating win at Fontana Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR FONTANA, Calif. – Martin Truex Jr. drove three things on Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway. First, he drove the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota to a dominating victory in the Auto Club 400, the fifth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. Second, he drove a time machine, turning back the clock to 2017 when his mastery of stage racing propelled him to his first series championship. Truex’s effort in Sunday’s race was every bit as…

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McKennedy Scores First Whelen Modified Tour Win at Myrtle Beach

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Jon McKennedy Knocks One Off His Bucket List Scores First Whelen Modified Tour Win at Myrtle Beach Story By: Kyle Souza/NASCAR Home Tracks Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Even though both Jon McKennedy and Tommy Baldwin have put together a long list of accolades in their racing career, both entered the 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season looking to prove a point. Saturday, McKennedy took the new pairing between the two veterans of asphalt modified racing right to the winner’s circle. McKennedy captured his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in the Performance Plus 150 presented…

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Gordon enjoys humbling Hall of Fame night in Daytona

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Gordon enjoys humbling Hall of Fame night in Daytona Story By Holly Cain/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America induction ceremony Tuesday evening was crowded with a black-tie assortment representing the Who’s Who of auto racing – from emcee Mario Andretti to Trans Am champion Tommy Kendall to Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi to sports car great Scott Pruett and NASCAR champions Rusty Wallace and Terry Labonte. They all gathered to celebrate a long list of racing’s very best. One of those being honored was four-time NASCAR Cup…

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Anheuser-Busch returns as sponsor of the Busch Pole Award

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Anheuser-Busch returns as sponsor of the Busch Pole Award Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – One of the most recognizable partnerships in all of sports has returned with vigor as NASCAR and Anheuser-Busch announced Wednesday the return of the “Busch Pole Award” in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and that Busch will serve as the “Official Beer of NASCAR.” “They talk about heritage and being true to their values as core tenets of their brand and I think that fits very well with what NASCAR is and what it represents…

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Kevin Harvick triumphs at ISM Raceway

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Kevin Harvick triumphs at ISM Raceway for gratifying third straight win Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. – As the old aphorism goes, there’s nothing certain except death and taxes. After Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway, you can add Kevin Harvick at Phoenix to that list. Harvick beat Kyle Busch to the finish line by .774 seconds to win his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series of the season, the first time a driver has strung three victories together since Busch accomplished the feat at Kentucky, New Hampshire and Indianapolis. The victory…

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Strong final round puts Martin Truex Jr. on ISM Raceway pole

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Strong final round puts Martin Truex Jr. on ISM Raceway pole Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. – Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. finally found the extra speed he needed at ISM Raceway. Saving his best lap for the final round of knockout qualifying on Friday at the one-mile track in the Sonoran Desert, Truex sped around the circuit in 26.288 seconds (136.945 mph) to win the pole position for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Truex beat Kyle Larson (136.643 mph) by…

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Tucson native Bowman, couldn’t be happier to return “home” this weekend

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Alex Bowman Sidebar: The Tucson, Arizona native, couldn’t be happier to return “home” this weekend Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Avondale, Ariz. – This weekend’s arrival in his home state for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, is a sentimental first for Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman. It isn’t his first start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on the 1-mile oval and it’s not even his first drive in the iconic No. 88 Hendrick Chevrolet Camaro. But it is…

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NBCSN Returns to Broadcast NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ‘Toyota Mod Classic’ at Oswego

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NBCSN Returns to Broadcast NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 'Toyota Mod Classic' at Oswego Story By: Camden Proud/Oswego Speedway Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com OSWEGO, NY (March 8, 2018) - For the fifth year in a row, national television coverage will be back at Oswego Speedway as the NBC Sports Network is set to return on Bud Classic Weekend to broadcast the third running of the Toyota Mod Classic 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour set for Saturday, September 1. “We are very happy to welcome back NASCAR and NBC to Oswego Speedway,” said public relations director Camden Proud. “Couple NBCSN…

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Step up in class has been an eye-opener for William Byron

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Step up in class has been an eye-opener for William Byron Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - To call William Byron’s initiation into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series a baptism by fire wouldn’t be giving enough credit to the fire. To say the least, the 20-year-old Liberty University sophomore has had a rough debut in his first three races at NASCAR’s highest level, but not for a lack of grit or effort. Starting the season-opening Daytona 500 in a backup car after an early crash in the first Can-Am Duel qualifying…

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NBCSN To Broadcast 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Whelen Modified Tour Races

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NBCSN To Broadcast 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Whelen Modified Tour Races Featuring Next Generation of NASCAR Stars Schedule Culminates with NASCAR Regional Series Championship Events Story By: NASCAR Home Tracks Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 7, 2018) – NBC Sports Group and NASCAR are partnering to deliver NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour coverage on NBCSN throughout the 2018 season. Today the organizations announced the full broadcast schedule, where fans can tune-in to see the next generation of drivers competing to make a name for themselves on the track. The NASCAR…

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NASCAR’s West Coast Natives Tame #NASCARGoesWest Tracks

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NASCAR’s West Coast Natives Tame The #NASCARGoesWest Tracks Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kevin Harvick’s dominating victory in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was head-turning in its standard of excellence. For NASCAR West Coasters like the Californian Harvick, winning on NASCAR’s Western Swing has become a particular source of pride. And statistics show, winning happens a lot for the West Coasters on the sport’s Western Swing. This week’s top-three finishers at Vegas, for example, all hail from the region. In addition to Harvick, from…

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Harvick enjoys another dominant victory in Vegas

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Kevin Harvick enjoys another dominant victory in Las Vegas Story By Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR LAS VEGAS, Nev. – If you thought last Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta was an aberration on old asphalt, think again. Kevin Harvick was every bit as dominant on the newer asphalt at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, racking up impressive numbers in winning Sunday’s Pennzoil 400, the third event of the season. In winning his second straight race and his second at the 1.5-mile track, Harvick finished 2.906 seconds ahead of runner-up and Las Vegas native Kyle…

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Kyle Busch gets a hard-fought milestone victory at his home track

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Kyle Busch gets a hard-fought milestone victory at his home track Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR LAS VEGAS – Holding off a hard-charging Johnny Sauter and Brett Moffit in the closing laps of a thrilling NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Kyle Busch claimed a milestone victory at his home track and kept alive the possibility of a three-race sweep at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch crossed the finish line .437 seconds ahead of Sauter, who outdueled Moffit for the runner-up position. Last week’s winner at Atlanta, Moffitt held the lead until contact of his…

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Ryan Blaney streaks to pole position at windy Las Vegas

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Ryan Blaney streaks to pole position at windy Las Vegas Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com LAS VEGAS, Nev. – With a respite from strong gusts in the final round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying on Friday at windswept Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Ryan Blaney posted the fastest lap of the day to earn the pole position for the third race of the season. After covering the 1.5-mile distance in 28.200 seconds (191.489 mph)—the fastest lap of the day—Blaney will lead the field to the green flag in the No.…

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Las Vegas Weekend Preview

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Las Vegas Weekend Preview Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com #NASCARGoesWest: Las Vegas In the spirit of the “numbers game” that characterizes the Las Vegas area hosting NASCAR’s three national series this weekend, here are some jackpot trends and statistics to consider as NASCAR starts its three-race western swing (#NASCARGoesWest) with the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson is the most successful driver at the 1.5-mile speedway with four wins – the last in 2010 - six top-fives and nine top-10 finishes and he also tops the series in…

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Fast Fords finding their way to the top early in 2018

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Fast Fords finding their way to the top early in 2018 Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com “Crazy Fast.” That’s how Sunday’s third-place finisher Clint Bowyer described his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick’s day dominating the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and their Ford Fusion’s podium sweep. It was a strong statement at Atlanta and a strong statement for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings. So much so that the fourth-place finisher, Toyota driver Denny Hamlin, couldn’t resist a little fun at the Fusion’s Atlanta scorecard Sunday evening. “Well, it's clear…

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Atlanta Weekend Preview

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Atlanta Weekend Preview Feb. 22, 2018 Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Atlanta Holds Strong Memories For Harvick For so many longtime NASCAR fans, Kevin Harvick’s maiden win at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2001 was memorable for the context he scored it in. It was only Harvick’s third start after suddenly being asked to drive Richard Childress Racing’s Chevrolet after Childress’ driver -- the great seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt -- perished on the final lap of the season-opening Daytona 500. Harvick arrived in Atlanta full of emotion – a newlywed tasked to fill the sport’s biggest…

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GANDER OUTDOORS 400 AND 150 EVENTS ANNOUNCED AT POCONO

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GANDER OUTDOORS 400 AND 150 EVENTS ANNOUNCED Story By: Pocono Raceway Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com LONG POND, Pa. (February 6, 2018) – Pocono Raceway announces event names for two of the ‘The Tricky Triangle’s’ NASCAR-sanctioned races this season. The July 28th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be the Gander Outdoors 150 and the July 29th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be the Gander Outdoors 400. “The Gander Outdoors brand and product line is a great fit for Pocono Raceway, our region and our customers’ lifestyle,” said Ben May, Pocono Raceway President. “The Pocono Mountains…

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Tyler Dippel Back With RJR Full Time; Will Compete In Select Truck Races

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Tyler Dippel Back With RJR Full Time; Will Compete In Select Truck Races Story By: Rhett Jones Racing Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Tyler Dippel will return to Rette Jones Racing for his third season of competition in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Dippel, a native of Wallkill, N.Y., will continue to pilot the No. 30 D and A Concrete Contractor/TYCAR Trenchless Technologies Ford Fusion. He’ll make his 28th career start in the season-opening Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway on Sunday night, Feb. 18. “I’m looking forward to another season in the NASCAR…

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Mad Max McLaughlin To Run Limited NCWTS Schedule

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Mad Max McLaughlin To Run Limited NCWTS Schedule Story By: Niece Motorsports PR Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff STATESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 2, 2018) – Niece Motorsports has signed Max McLaughlin to a driver development contract for the 2018 season.  As part of the development program, Niece Motorsports will field McLaughlin in at least four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races in 2018. “Max is a great talent, and we are looking forward to working with him this season,” said team owner Al Niece.  “We are in a great position to help develop young talent as we continue to grow our program.  Our hope…

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With Hall nod, Squier earns his own place among the legends he helped build

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With Hall nod, Squier earns his own place among the legends he helped build Story By: Holly Cain/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR Ken Squier, the man who coined the phrase “The Great American Race” to describe the Daytona 500 will formally join NASCAR’s “Greatest” later this week. The co-founder of Motor Racing Network (MRN) and longtime voice of the sport will become the first broadcaster among the Hall of Fame’s legendary list of inductees. The 82-year old Vermont native is a broadcast icon, setting the standard for calling NASCAR race broadcasts. He famously worked NASCAR’s flag-to-flag network television…

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Toyota Back As Oswego NASCAR Modified Sponsor

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Toyota Back As Oswego NASCAR Modified Sponsor Story By: Camden Proud/Oswego Speedway Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com OSWEGO, N.Y. – For the third year in a row, Toyota has returned as the headlining sponsor of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic 150 on Sept. 1 at Oswego Speedway. The race takes place as part of the 62nd running of Budweiser International Classic Weekend. The appearance of the Mod Squad this September will mark just the third time since 1999 that the series has appeared at Oswego, with Toyota onboard as a sponsor each season within that window. Once again…

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Starrett 150 Set for August 3rd at Stafford

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Starrett 150 Set for August 3rd at Stafford Story By: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com                                                                                                                     (Stafford Springs, CT)---The L.S. Starrett Company, a global leader in precision measuring tools, has officially announced title sponsorship of the August 3rd NASCAR…

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Field Set for ‘The Clash’ at Daytona

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Field Set for ‘The Clash’ at Daytona 75-Lap Event Caps Sunday Doubleheader at the World Center of Racing Story By: NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 11, 2017) – NASCAR fans get a double-dose of racing action to open the 2018 season on Sunday, February 11, with The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway capping a day that starts with Coors Light Pole Award qualifying for the 60th Annual Daytona 500. A star-studded lineup of elite drivers will battle in the 75-lap event which airs live on FS1, MRN and…

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NASCAR Home Tracks Awards Spotlights Accomplishments

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Dreams Realized For Champions From Across The Globe NASCAR Home Tracks Awards Spotlights Accomplishments Story By: Jason Christley/NASCAR Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For a 17-year-old, Todd Gilliland was in a familiar situation when he took the stage at the Charlotte Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night. He had, after all, done this all before. Just one year ago. "Ever since I was little, all I wanted to do was drive a race car," said Gilliland. "When I got that chance to do that for Bill McAnally Racing, I really wanted to win him…

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NASCAR, Whelen Engineering announce multi-year extensions

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NASCAR, Whelen Engineering announce multi-year extensions Story By: NASCAR Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2017) — NASCAR and Whelen Engineering, Inc. announced today multi-year extensions to continue its entitlement sponsorship of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series through 2024. Additionally, Whelen will also extend its designation as the “Official Warning Lights of NASCAR.” “More than a decade of successful partnership has resulted in Whelen Engineering being deeply connected to many levels of our sport,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR…

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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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