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Kyle Busch Tops Camping World Truck Series Practice From Kentucky

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(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

It’s become normal to see Kyle Busch’s name atop the leader board whenever he decides to run in NASCAR’s XFINITY or Camping World Truck Series.  Although his time behind the wheel of those machines has dwindled with the new rules limiting Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competitors joining in on the fun in the lower …

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Brandeis Machinery and Front Row Motorsports Ink Sponsorship Deal for Kentucky

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(Photo: John K Harrelson / NKP)

Louisville, Kentucky heavy machinery business Brandeis Machinery has signed on with Front Row Motorsports for a one-race deal at the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event in Sparta, Kentucky. The local business has a past with driver David Ragan and the Cup Series but will partner with Front Row for the first time. Ragan’s …

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Ryan Preece to Compete in Two XFINITY Series Events For Joe Gibbs Racing


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Current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour racer Ryan Preece will drive in two NASCAR XFINITY Series event for Joe Gibbs Racing this year. Preece’s first event for Gibbs will be at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with his second coming at the second Iowa Speedway event. A native of Berlin, Conn., Preece currently sits eighth in the Modified …

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Kyle Busch’s Interim Crew Chief Suspended After Sonoma


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Troubles befell the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 M&M’s Toyota team for the second time in four races during post-race inspection. This time, interim crew chief Ben Beshore will sit out one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event due to missing lug nuts on the final stop of the Sonoma Raceway event last Sunday. Beshore will be …

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Gray Gaulding Signs with Premium Motorsports for Two Races

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

In a tweet sent out Monday morning, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Gray Gaulding announced he will pilot the Premium Motorsports No. 15 Toyota Camry at Kentucky Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July. No official release has been posted by the team at this point. However, Gaulding’s tweet to his personal account …

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Young’s Motorsports, Bolen Motorsports Announce Driver Changes Before Iowa

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

Late on Wednesday evening two NASCAR Camping World Truck series teams announced driver changes heading into the ever entertaining Iowa race weekend. Tyler Young will be replaced in the truck he owns by Scott Lagasse Jr., while Trey Hutchens will pilot the No. 66 for Bolen Motorsports. Lagasse has 26 total Camping World Truck series …

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Denny Hamlin’s Michigan XFINITY Win Encumbered After Penalty

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Denny Hamlin beats William Byron to the finish line at Michigan International Speedway. (Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Events at Michigan International Speedway and Gateway Motorsports Park took place last weekend in NASCAR’s top three divisions, and no teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series incurred any penalties for only the second time this season. The other two national touring series, however, weren’t quite as lucky. The NASCAR XFINITY Series, like the …

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Dale Earnhardt to Be Honored at Darlington Raceway

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Dale Earnhardt celebrates his Brickyard 400 win. (Photo: Julian Gonzales/Allsport/Getty Images)

As part of NASCAR’s ever-expanding throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, NASCAR announced today (June 21) that a special panel will be held Sept. 2, the Saturday night of the upcoming race weekend at the track. The event, dubbed An Evening Honoring Dale Earnhardt, will feature stories from Earnhardt’s family members, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and …

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Multiple Crew Chiefs Fined After Pocono/Texas Weekend


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Two infractions were handed down by NASCAR across the top three series this past weekend as improperly installed lug nuts on the last pit stop of the race became an issue. To date, NASCAR has handed down 20 lug nut-related penalties across its top three series, including the lost tire off Kyle Busch’s Toyota, resulting …

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BK Racing Announces Crew Chief Changes Effective Immediately

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(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

BK Racing is continuing to make crew chief changes to improve the performance of its two teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. On Wednesday, the team made the news official that there will be more changes starting at Michigan International Speedway. Randy Cox will shift over from the No. 83 to the No. 23 …

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