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NASCAR Further Explains Safety Procedures in Ryan Newman Crash

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Almost one week removed from the horrific crash that sent Ryan Newman to Halifax Medical Center, NASCAR addressed the safety procedures and gave a timeline of the events that took place at Daytona International Speedway. Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell, along with John Bobo, NASCAR Vice President of Racing Operations, …

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Kevin Harvick Puts $50K Bounty on Kyle Busch in Truck Series

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Kyle Busch won his seventh consecutive Gander RV & Outdoors Tuck Series event on Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, dating back to 2018. Busch won all five of his starts last season driving for his own team, Kyle Busch Motorsports, and will compete at Las Vegas (Feb. 21), Atlanta (March 14), Homestead (March …

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Sheldon Creed Scores Top 10 in Las Vegas: ‘Wins Are Coming’

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The box score will show a 10th-place run for Sheldon Creed, but his performance in Friday’s Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway demonstrated much more than that. Creed battled side-by-side with eventual winner Kyle Busch for laps upon laps, with the defending Cup Series champion ultimately besting Creed, who led eight laps, on the …

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Fire on Fridays: The Highest Highs, the Lowest Lows

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I’d never felt the palpable energy on Sunday afternoon leading up to the Daytona 500. I’d also never felt the gut punch and fright I felt Monday after the checkered flag flew. The 36 hours from when the 500 began to when it ended, including the events that preceded and followed, had some of the …

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Kevin Harvick Sheds Light On His Contract Extension

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Kevin Harvick isn’t here for your analytics. He’s here – and staying – to win and contend. So what if the peak age of a NASCAR driver is 39 years old? “The analytics go off of average drivers, right? I like to think of myself as above average. Most of the time,” he said with …

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Hailie Deegan Ready For The Next Chapter In Her NASCAR Journey

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The off-season can be a time of rest and relaxation for most drivers. Some time in warm weather climates, disconnecting from the real world, just living life one day at a time. Hailie Deegan’s off-season was the exact opposite. It’s been a busy, yet exciting one for the 18-year-old from Temecula, California. Not only was …

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Derek Kraus, Bill McAnally Racing to Field Full-Time Truck Series Team in 2020

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The 2019 ARCA Menards Series West champion is moving up the NASCAR ladder. And so is his team. Frontstretch has learned that Derek Kraus, an 18-year-old from Stratford, Wis., will make the foray into the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series full time in 2020 racing the in the No. 19 Toyota Tundra. He’ll …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 2: Non-Playoff Drivers

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In part one of our Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series review, we highlighted the eight drivers that qualified for the postseason. In part two, we’ll touch on the full-time drivers who missed the playoffs. 16. Jordan Anderson In his second full-time Truck Series campaign in as many years, Anderson regressed slightly in the top …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Drivers

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Another year with the tough trucks of NASCAR has come and gone. With a familiar face hoisting the championship trophy, seven drivers were left wanting more as the checkered flag fell on 2019. 8. Tyler Ankrum In a season that saw him miss the first three events (age restriction), this teenager, coming off a ARCA …

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Kevin Harvick Falls Short Of NASCAR Cup Championship

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2019 was the year of Joe Gibbs Racing, and when it came to crunch time, Kevin Harvick fell a little short. The 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion led 41 laps and won stage 2 during the Ford EcoBoost 400 (Nov. 17) from Homestead-Miami Speedway, but found himself playing catch-up in the final stage …

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