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STP Returning to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2018 With Darrell Wallace Jr.

2017 Atlanta NXS Darrell Wallace Jr Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

With one race remaining in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, more news surrounding the 2018 season, and one of the biggest up and coming names in the sport, came out on Monday afternoon. Darrell Wallace Jr. and Richard Petty Motorsports will have longtime partner STP return to the famed No. 43 next …

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2-Headed Monster: Who Will Fare Better in 2018: Aric Almirola or Darrell Wallace Jr?

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Aric Almirola (Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Aric Almirola was announced on Wednesday as the driver of the No. 10 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing next season with sponsorship from Smithfield. Darrell Wallace Jr., who substituted for the injured Almirola earlier this season, was also named as the driver of the No. 43 for Richard Petty Motorsports in late-October. The question is: Who …

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List: Can-Am 500

2017 Kansas II CUP Kyle Busch John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads west this weekend to Phoenix International Raceway for the 30th annual Can-Am 500. It’s an elimination race in the Round of 8 as this event sets the Championship 4 for Homestead-Miami Speedway. Coming off last weekend’s late-race pass of Martin Truex Jr. at Texas Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick has …

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NASCAR Releases 2018 Cup Series Start Times

2017 Kansas II CUP Paul Menard pack racing John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

Clear your schedules, NASCAR fans! Monday afternoon, the sanctioning body announced tentative start times and TV network broadcasts for every single Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event next season. The season-opening Daytona 500 will move back to its traditional President’s Day weekend, a previously announced, and is slated to go green at 2:30 p.m. ET on …

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Ticket Galaxy 200

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(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads west this weekend to Phoenix International Raceway for the 19th annual Ticket Galaxy 200. It’s their final playoff race in the Round of 8 before the Championship 4 is set to battle for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. There are 40 cars on the penultimate preliminary entry list, meaning the …

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List: Lucas Oil 150

2017 Loudon CWTS Todd Gilliland Truck Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

One race remains in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Round of 6 to decide who will race for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That elimination race sends the series west to Phoenix International Raceway for the 23rd annual Lucas Oil 150. There are 30 trucks on the penultimate preliminary entry list. That includes no …

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2-Headed Monster: Was Denny Hamlin’s Move Dirty?

2017 Kansas II CUP Denny Hamlin John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K Harrelson NKP)

Toward the end of this past Sunday’s First Data 500 from Martinsville Speedway, Denny Hamlin got into the rear of Chase Elliott, sending the No. 24 spinning into the outside wall, ending his shot at a win. This caused a confrontation between the two drivers after the race and much reaction from the NASCAR world. Was …

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Kaz Grala Balancing School, Racing While Climbing the NASCAR Ladder

2017 Loudon CWTS Kaz Grala Truck Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Most 18-year olds can’t say they race cars for a living, have won in a plethora of different racing series and is the youngest winner in Daytona International Speedway history. But Kaz Grala can, because the Westborough, Mass. native has been behind the wheel for most of his life, and now it’s led to a ride …

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2-Headed Monster: Was Christopher Bell’s Move the Right One to Make?

2017 Kansas II NXS Erik Jones Christopher Bell racing Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Christopher Bell won his first career XFINITY Series race this past weekend at Kansas Speedway, but it didn’t come easy. He wound up performing a slide job on his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones, damaging both race cars, but also ended up in Victory Lane. A battle for the win between teammates ended with them both hitting …

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Travis Mack Becomes Kasey Kahne’s Crew Chief for 2018

2017 Loudon Cup Michael McDowell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Travis Mack, current car chief for the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., will become the crew chief of the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet beginning next season. Mack will work with Kasey Kahne, who is leaving HMS after the end of the season to join LFR for the 2018 …

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