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Team Penske Crew Member Suspended After Joey Logano-Denny Hamlin Fight

Team Penske employee Dave Nichols Jr. has been suspended for one race after his actions in a post-race scuffle between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR announced Monday, Oct. 28. Nichols, a tire technician for Logano’s No. 22, was found to have violated a portion of the NASCAR …

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NASCAR 101: Related Drivers in NASCAR

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This column was all set. Perfect, even — the idea, that is. It was timely, fitting, whatever. Then Carson Ware dropped off the Gander Outdoors Truck Series entry list for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But you know what? Screw it. Doing it anyway. In the event that Ware returns to the entry list (until …

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NASCAR 101: The Most First-Time Winners in Truck Series History

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After a quiet year for new winners in 2018, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is having quite a year for newcomers to victory lane. Spencer Boyd‘s Talladega Superspeedway triumph made him the fifth first-time winner in the series in 2019, with three races still to go before the season’s end. He’s the first new …

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Harrison Burton Moving to Xfinity With Joe Gibbs Racing for 2020

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Harrison Burton is getting a promotion. The driver of the No. 18 for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series will move to the Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2020, the team announced Thursday, Oct. 17. Burton will drive the No. 20 that is being vacated by Christopher Bell, who …

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Spencer Boyd Wins First Truck Race After Johnny Sauter Penalized at Talladega

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Johnny Sauter may have crossed the line first, but Spencer Boyd emerged victorious at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Boyd was declared the race winner after NASCAR reviewed the finish and determined that he blocked second-place Riley Herbst coming to the checkered flag, sending both Sauter and Herbst below the yellow …

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NASCAR 101: Most Cup Wins of the 2010s

It’s Kyle Busch vs. Kevin Harvick vs. Jimmie Johnson in the battle of the 2010s. Just seven races remain in this decade of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing, and three drivers are in contention for the most wins overall during those 10 years. Entering this weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway, Busch leads the …

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Tyler Reddick Moving to Cup With RCR in 2020

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Another rookie has joined the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fray for 2020. Tyler Reddick will make the move to the Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing, the team announced Wednesday, Oct. 2. Reddick will drive the No. 8 that will be vacated by Daniel Hemric at the end of 2019, with sponsorship from Caterpillar. …

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NASCAR 101: The Cup Silly Season Dominoes Still to Fall

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Been quite a week, eh? With Christopher Bell‘s thoroughly non-shocking move to Leavine Family Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 2020, followed by the actually surprising loss of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 17 at the expense of Chris Buescher, Silly Season is very much in full swing for …

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Paul Menard Retiring from Full-Time Competition After 2019, Matt DiBenedetto to Drive No. 21 in 2020

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Matt DiBenedetto‘s unemployed status for 2020 didn’t last long, and it’s thanks in large part to Paul Menard. Wood Brothers Racing announced Tuesday (Sept. 10) that Menard is retiring from full-time competition at the end of 2019, with DiBenedetto taking over the No. 21 in the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The move comes …

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