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Ross Chastain Running Daytona 500 in Chip Ganassi/Spire Partnership, AdventHealth Returning to CGR

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Ross Chastain will drive in the season-opening Daytona 500 in the NASCAR Cup Series in a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing and Spire Motorsports, the team announced Thursday, Jan. 9. Chastain will be sponsored by AdventHealth, which will sponsor Kyle Larson and his No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro at the Clash at Daytona and the fall …

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Max Verstappen Extends With Red Bull Racing Through 2023

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Max Verstappen has signed a contract extension with Red Bull Racing through 2023, the team announced Tuesday (Jan. 7). Verstappen won on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit eight times, including three in 2019, and earned 31 podiums. He also placed third in the standings. “I am really happy to have extended my partnership with …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Bubba Wallace

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Rainy days are dark, gloomy, sometimes quiet. Bubba Wallace’s 2019 NASCAR Cup Series campaign could be likened to a rainy season. Sometimes there was a light drizzle; other times a heavy downpour. It can cause muddy conditions, large puddles or even flooding, yet offers glimpses of hope in rainbows. Wallace endured all of these this …

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Joey Gase to Compete for Rick Ware Racing in 2020

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Joey Gase will compete full-time in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for Rick Ware Racing, beginning with the Daytona 500, the team announced Friday (Dec. 20). Gase had 11 Cup Series starts in 2019, mainly for MBM Motorsports. He also raced for MBM in the Xfinity Series. Across six full Xfinity Series seasons, Gase …

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Carson Hocevar to Run Part-Time Schedule for Niece Motorsports

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Carson Hocevar will join Niece Motorsports in nine events in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, the team announced Friday (Dec. 20). Hocevar competed in two races in 2019, one at Eldora Speedway for Jordan Anderson Racing and the other at ISM Raceway for Hill Motorsports. In addition, he’s earned six …

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Taylor Gray Running Full ARCA Schedule for DGR-Crosley

Taylor Gray is rejoining DGR-Crosley for the upcoming 2020 ARCA Menards Series season, the team announced Wednesday (Dec. 18). Gray will drive the No. 17 car full-time in the ARCA Sioux Chief Showdown Series and the ARCA Menards Series East after his 15th birthday in March. He’s already familiar with the team, as he competed …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Kyle Larson

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Perseverance: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness Perseverance is exactly what Kyle Larson carried with him throughout the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season. As was the case with many drivers, Larson endured crashes, pit road penalties and …

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Hailie Deegan Is Ford’s New Development Driver, Will Drive Full ARCA Season

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Hailie Deegan has joined Ford’s development driver program, the maker announced at a press conference Tuesday, Dec. 17. In addition, DGR-Crosley announced it has signed Deegan to the full 20-race ARCA Menards Series schedule in its No. 4 Ford Fusion. Deegan raced two full-time seasons in the ARCA Menards Series West, as well as some …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Kevin Harvick

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Ho-hum, just another NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in which Kevin Harvick was in the final four. While that is true, he didn’t exactly start out the 2019 season the same way as his 2018 campaign. As you may recall, Harvick began that incredible year with a three-race win streak after the Daytona …

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