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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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Roller-Coaster Ride for Brown and Bohn at Bowman Gray

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Roller-Coaster Ride for Brown and Bohn at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Races can change in an instant at Bowman Gray Stadium, and it may only take a few laps to bring a driver’s night crashing down or his morale soaring high. Tim Brown of Tobaccoville started off his night with high hopes. After the top six qualifiers redrew for position, Brown drew the pole for his start with Jason Myers of Walnut Cove on the outside. The two battled fiercely for the lead as the…

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Michigan’s Brad Keselowski wins the pole at his home track

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Michigan's Brad Keselowski wins the pole at his home track Story By: Matt Crossman/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR BROOKLYN, Mich. — Brad Keselowski will start on the pole for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 (at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN), after taking the top spot from fellow Ford driver Ryan Blaney, who had posted the fastest times to that point, but bobbled twice in his run in the final qualifying round on Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Keselowski grew up in Rochester Hills, Mich., a Detroit suburb 99 miles from Michigan International Speedway. He is a big fan of…

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Friday Michigan Notebook

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Friday Michigan Notebook August 11, 2017 Story By: Matt Crossman/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR Clint Bowyer is feeling the playoff pressure Clint Bowyer enters Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway (on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET) 17th in points, 28 behind Matt Kenseth for the final playoff spot in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points race. To qualify for the postseason, he must either pass Kenseth and hope nobody below him wins, or win himself. With four races left until the postseason starts, intensity is amped-up at Michigan International Speedway, the 2-mile oval an hour-plus…

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Preece Continues Winning Ways With Bud 150 Crown

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Preece Continues Winning Ways With Bud 150 Crown Story By: Jason Bleau/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park celebrated a 28 year tradition with the annual Bud 150, the third race of the Whelen Modified Tour at the track as the series hit the middle point of its season with a slim points lead on the line. The night say dramatic finishes and hard fought battles on Thompson’s famed oval, and a rising star of motorsports continued his streak of victories while local track racers worked to find some much needed success as the season approaches…

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Truex wins the strategy game, grabs first victory at Watkins Glen

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Truex wins the strategy game, grabs first victory at Watkins Glen Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – At a track where his father raced, and a track where he was a “garage rat” as a child, Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday’s I Love New York 355 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race by slowing down over the closing laps. Truex let Brad Keselowski pass him for the lead on Lap 77 of 90. On instructions from crew chief Cole Pearn, Truex also let Ryan Blaney past his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing…

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Bohn Misses Money but Wins Big at Bowman Gray

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Bohn Misses Money but Wins Big at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Danny Bohn didn’t get what he came for at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday, but he didn’t mind taking the victory trophy anyway. The 2017 Fans’ Challenge Award accumulated to a total prize pool of $12,000 for Saturday’s 100-lapper in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. To claim the money, a driver would need to qualify in the top four, elect to start in the rear, and then fight up to a top-four finish.…

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Kyle Busch gets breakthrough XFINITY win at The Glen

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Kyle Busch gets breakthrough NASCAR XFINITY win at The Glen Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – With a victory in Saturday’s Zippo 200, Kyle Busch continued to tick items off his bucket list. Recovering from a wheel-hop and spin in Turn 1 on Lap 17 of 82 along with a penalty for driving through too many pit boxes, Busch claimed his first NASCAR XFINITY Series win at the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen International road course, beating polesitter Joey Logano to the finish line by 1.049 seconds. “The cars have really been…

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Friday Watkins Glen Notebook

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Friday Watkins Glen Notebook Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com Joey Logano hopes to take advantage of favorable schedule WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The current five-race portion of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule couldn’t come at a better time for Joey Logano. That at least, is the hope that buoys the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford as he tries to force his way into NASCAR’s playoffs. After a mistake-laden performance last Sunday at Pocono Raceway, where Logano finished 27th after multiple pit road penalties, the 2016 series runner-up is…

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Watkins Glen Weekend Preview

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Watkins Glen Weekend Preview Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff Allmendinger attempts to clinch playoff spot at Watkins Glen Win and you're in is the name of the game in NASCAR these days. A visit to Victory Lane earns a driver a spot in the sport's playoffs. With five races left in the regular season, only three playoff berths remain. Road course ace AJ Allmendinger – who at 27th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings cannot get into the playoffs on points – will attempt to clinch a postseason bid in Sunday's I LOVE…

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Kyle Busch breaks 36-race winless drought with Pocono victory

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Kyle Busch breaks 36-race winless drought with Pocono victory Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com LONG POND, Pa. – Barely more than three hours after the Pocono crowd greeted Kyle Busch with a chorus of boos during driver introductions, Kyle Busch made converts of the fans in the grandstands – at least a large portion of them – with a spectacular burnout after his long-awaited victory in the Overton’s 400. Benefitting from a splendid pit call by crew chief Adam Stevens, Busch charged through the field after his final stop and pulled away to…

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Jeffreys and Miller Take Emotional Wins at Bowman Gray

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Jeffreys and Miller Take Emotional Wins at Bowman Gray Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg gave it all he had to claim the checkered at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday. But the tears started flowing once the victory was his. The last few months have been hard for the Jeffreys team after Lee lost his father, Robert Jeffreys, to cancer earlier in the year. Robert was a former champion, a veteran racer, and a fixture in the race shop. So to honor his passing, Lee…

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Preece finds Victory Lane at Iowa in pressure-packed performance

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Ryan Preece finds Victory Lane at Iowa in pressure-packed performance Story By: Rob Gray/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR NEWTON, Iowa — Ryan Preece’s short-lived, but ambitious 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule began three weeks ago at his de facto home track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It ended Saturday in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway — as confetti swirled and soared to highlight his first career series triumph in Victory Lane. Preece, held off a hard-charging Kyle Benjamin in a green-white checkered finish that came after the third restart in the race’s final 17 pulse-quickening laps. “I…

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Christopher Bell pulls away to Truck Series victory at Pocono

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Christopher Bell pulls away to Truck Series victory at Pocono Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com LONG POND, Pa. – With his boss out of the race, Christopher Bell filled the void, pulling away to win the Overton’s 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Pocono Raceway. Bell overtook John Hunter Nemechek on Lap 54 of 60 at the 2.5-mile triangular track and finished 1.964 seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Rhodes, who passed Nemechek for the second position on Lap 56. One circuit later Ryan Truex Jr. took the third spot…

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Friday Pocono Notebook

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Friday Pocono Notebook Story By: Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR When it comes to patience, Ryan Truex has an excellent role model LONG POND, Pa. – Martin Truex Jr. is enjoying life at the top of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pyramid. He’s the series leader in points. Entering Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN), he’s tied for the series lead in victories with three. And he’s the runaway leader in playoff points with 29, a whopping 14 coming from stage wins. Truex is at the top of his game, with…

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