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Timmy Hill Rallies Back to 7th in Darlington Truck Race

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a race that felt more like a superspeedway track than an intermediate, Timmy Hill was able to bounce back from a wreck to finish seventh Friday (May 7) in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway. Hill, piloting the No. 56 Kenny Irwin throwback, led lap 88 and earned stage …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Takes His 100th F1 Pole Position

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(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

After being denied by his teammate Valtteri Bottas last time out in Portugal, Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula 1 driver ever to reach 100 pole positions. His best lap time of 1:16.741 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was just 0.03 seconds ahead of Max Verstappen’s quickest effort. The top three’s best qualifying times came …

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Carson Hocevar Snags Career-Best Finish at Darlington

John Hunter Nemechek and Carson Hocevar battling during the LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington, 5/7/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Driving a throwback paint scheme honoring his fellow Michigan NASCAR driver and current mentor Johnny Benson Jr., Carson Hocevar earned a career-best third-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Liftkits4Less.com 200 on Friday night (May 7) at Darlington Raceway. Hocevar earned his second career top-five finish after he finished fifth in the season opener …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 Goodyear 400

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It’s time once again for NASCAR’s throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, though much earlier in the season than previous years. Let’s get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups set for the Goodyear 400 on Sunday, May 9. Last year the Cup Series took to the Lady in Black three times, including the first two events …

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Sheldon Creed Wins Darlington Truck Series Wreckfest

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John Hunter Nemechek looked like he was well on his way to score his third win of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season in Friday’s (May 7) Liftkits4less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway. The 23-year-old dominated the 147-lap contest as he looked to score Kyle Busch Motorsports’ sixth consecutive NCWTS win, which would have been …

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Daytona, Darlington, Kansas to Lift COVID-19 Attendance Restrictions

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The grandstands will be full at three more tracks later this season. Per three coordinated May 7 releases, Kansas Speedway and Daytona International Speedway will open their stands to full capacity for their NASCAR race weekends later this season. In addition, Darlington Raceway, which hosts NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Truck series this weekend, will do …

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Stock Car Scoop: Darlington Throwback Weekend

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The NASCAR Cup Series is heading to Darlington Raceway for throwback weekend this Sunday, May 9. Who has the best throwback paint scheme? Can Erik Jones get his first victory of the year and his first with Richard Petty Motorsports? Or will there be a familiar face that goes to victory lane for the first …

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NASCAR 101: The 5 Best — & 5 Worst — Throwback Paint Schemes

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It’s throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway. The concept seems to be starting to wear out just a bit. In fact, the vast majority of Cup throwbacks this year are either bad or just average. All of the truly great NASCAR schemes have been done to death, and very few sponsors want to actually throwback to …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the SRX Format Be Successful?

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Will the SRX Format be successful? Superstar Racing Experience released its race and points format on Thursday, and the results are a bit questionable. Timed races seem like not a great idea, judging by how they were received in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series a few years ago. At the same time, SRX also …

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Fire on Fridays: Here’s What Throwback Weekend Is Missing

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It’s easy to be resistant to gimmickry, but despite toeing that line ever so slightly, NASCAR’s now-annual throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway remains a good time. Well, maybe not for the teams’ spotters. But for others, the weekend is a bit of a treat, not just from the TV broadcasts of the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity …

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Friday Faceoff: Can Kyle Busch Surpass Richard Petty’s Streak?

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With his win at Kansas Speedway, Kyle Busch has won a NASCAR Cup Series race in 17 consecutive years. Will he surpass the mark of 18 set by Richard Petty? Luken Glover: Absolutely. I see Kyle Busch winning at least one race for at least the next few years and easily passing Petty’s record. Now …

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Dropping the Hammer: William Byron Racing for Mother After Her Brain Tumor Diagnosis

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At first, William Byron wasn’t sure if he would even share the news with his race team, let alone the rest of the world. But on Tuesday (May 4), the Hendrick Motorsports driver informed the public about what his family has been dealing with for the last month. His mother, Dana, has been diagnosed with …

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