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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Alsco 300

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This weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the Alsco 300. There are 44 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning four teams will be sent home after qualifying concludes on Friday. Some notable changes for this weekend come with the series’ smaller programs. BJ McLeod is back in his self-owned No. 8 …

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List: Quaker State 400

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After a weekend of restrictor plate racing on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400. The trip to Sparta, Ky. marks the only trip there for the MENCS field this season. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list, …

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2-Headed Monster: Right Turns on 4th of July at Daytona?

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

The July race at Daytona International Speedway has traditionally been held on Fourth of July weekend under the lights from the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway. With an apparent increase in appetite for road course racing and a ready and capable road course on the speedway grounds already, it raises the question… Should the second Cup race from Daytona be …

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Brad Keselowski on Sonoma: ‘It Was a Day I Really Enjoyed’

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Brad Keselowski used a strategy play of staying out longer than anybody else during the last green flag run to wind up with his best career finish of third at Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday afternoon. A fast racecar didn’t hurt the 2012 Monster Energy Cup champion’s performance, either. “We had …

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Clint Bowyer Finishes 2nd After ‘Really Good’ Day at Sonoma

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Clint Bowyer grew up in the heart of Kansas, racing on dirt. But somehow, some way, he’s turned himself into a great road course racer in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Bowyer brought his Cars 3 Ford home in second place behind Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick, completing a 1-2 sweep for SHR in …

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Jamie McMurray Records Top 10 After ‘Uneventful’ Race At Sonoma

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Jamie McMurray has a knack for winning the big races. With a Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Coca-Cola 600 and All-Star Race on his resume, why wouldn’t he? But he’s also known for being a respectable road course racer. With an average finish of 16.3 coming into this weekend’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, McMurray started second …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earns 3rd Sonoma Top 10 in 4 Years

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., road-course ace? It might not be as far off as you think. The Hendrick Motorsports driver came home in sixth place at Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, his third finish inside the top 10 at the California track over the last four races. In his final scheduled Monster Energy NASCAR …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Add More Road Courses?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ visit to Sonoma Raceway this weekend, it marks one of two road course races on the MENCS schedule for 2017. In 2018, the Charlotte Motor Speedway “roval” will be added, making the total number road courses on the schedule jump to three. Should NASCAR add more road courses …

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Dave Rogers Returns to Joe Gibbs Racing as XFINITY Series Technical Director


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Dave Rogers’ time away from Joe Gibbs Racing is over. But so is his time as crew chief on the No. 19 Arris Toyota. Rogers, who took an indefinite leave of absence in March, will no longer be a head wrench in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Instead, Monday he was installed as the new …

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Entry List: Iowa 200

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After a standalone race at Gateway Motorsports Park, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to America’s Heartland and Iowa Speedway for the Iowa 200 on Friday night. There are 30 trucks on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will not be full, barring any entry list changes. Since the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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