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Entry List: Toyota/Save Mart 350

2106 Sonoma CUP pack racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

We’re turning left and right this weekend, boys and girls. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads west to wine country for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway for the first of two road course races of the 2017 season. There are 38 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will not be …

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Billy Johnson to Drive No. 43 Car for RPM at Sonoma

2016 Road Atlanta CTSC Billy Johnson Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Billy Johnson’s job this upcoming weekend will be considerably shorter than his job this past weekend. Johnson, an IMSA sportscar racer, will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend at Sonoma Raceway in the famed No. 43 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports. Driving the No. 66 Ganassi Ford GT this past weekend …

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Denny Hamlin Beats William Byron in Michigan XFINITY Series Photo Finish

2017 Las Vegas CUP Denny Hamlin helmet Russell LABounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After 200 miles and 125 laps of racing at Michigan International Speedway, it all came down to a matter of inches at the start/finish line for NASCAR’s XFINITY Series. Denny Hamlin won the Irish Hills 250 thanks to a last-lap pass on William Byron at the two-mile oval in the Irish Hills of Michigan. The No. …

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2-Headed Monster: What Does Kasey Kahne Have Left?

2017 Kansas I CUP Kasey Kahne Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Kasey Kahne has had his fair share of success at NASCAR’s premier level, but none as of late. In fact, the driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has 17 wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series over 14 seasons yet hasn’t won a race in almost three full seasons, 97 races to be exact. …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Ryan Blaney Stay or Should He Go?

2017 Kansas I CUP Ryan Blaney Barry Cantrell NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Ryan Blaney and Wood Brothers Racing have had a great thing going this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The Wood Brothers have an alliance with Team Penske, but are a one-car operation that hasn’t won a race since Trevor Bayne’s triumphant 2011 Daytona 500 upset. Should Blaney remain with Wood Brothers Racing long-term, …

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List: Rattlesnake 400

2016 CWTS Texas Spencer Gallagher Pole Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is back in action for a second consecutive week. They will travel to Texas Motor Speedway, running a standalone weekend f0r the Rattlesnake 400 Friday evening on Fox Sports 1. Only 26 trucks are on the preliminary entry list for the event. Barring any changes, that is the fewest amount of …

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