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NASCAR Cancels Cup Qualifying at Daytona

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Due to weather conditions, NASCAR has canceled Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Daytona International Speedway. The field will be set by owner’s points per the rule book, meaning Joey Logano will start on the pole, followed by Kyle Busch, barring any inspection failures. Since 40 cars entered the race, all have qualified for …

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NASCAR 101: Top Average Finish By Xfinity Drivers at Daytona & Talladega

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Here’s the cool thing about this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway: no Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers. For a while, that would have been a rarity in NASCAR, something to shock. There was a period of time in NASCAR’s secondary series when an Xfinity regular winning a race in their …

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Sage Karam Adds Smartstop Sponsorship, Will Drive Toronto for Carlin

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Sage Karam has a ride in the NTT IndyCar Series at Honda Indy Toronto, driving the No. 31 for Carlin  with sponsorship from Smartstop Self Storage. The company comes aboard Karam’s car at Toronto, Carlin announced Tuesday, July 2. “I want to thank everyone at Carlin for giving me the opportunity to compete in an …

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NASCAR 101: Active Drivers Without a Cup Top 5

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156 races. That’s how many starts it took for Matt DiBenedetto to have a top five in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. After a Cup career that began in 2015 and yielded four top 10s prior to 2019, DiBenedetto wheeled his No. 95 to a fourth-place run at Sonoma Raceway, scoring his first top …

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Kaulig Racing Fielding 3 Teams at Daytona

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In 2018, Kaulig Racing first upped its organization to two entries in one race. Now, it’s adding a third. The NASCAR Xfinity Series team will field three cars in next month’s race at Daytona International Speedway, the organization announced Thursday, June 27. Full-time driver Justin Haley had already been announced for the No. 11, as …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Longest Streaks Between Truck Series Wins (In Years)

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You might think that Greg Biffle, who rolled into victory lane last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, has a case for the longest time spent out of the winner’s circle in the series’ history. And that’s, uh, right. Kind of. It all depends on what value you use. …

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Jeff Green to Miss Remainder of 2019 Season After Kentucky

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Jeff Green will miss the remainder of the 2019 NASCAR season after the Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway, his primary team, RSS Racing, announced Tuesday, June 11. Green has driven the Nos. 38 and 93 for RSS in the Xfinity Series in 2019. The former Xfinity champion is undergoing rotator cuff surgery after Kentucky; …

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NASCAR 101: Here’s How Ross Chastain Could Make the Truck Playoffs

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Here’s a fun one to explain: Ross Chastain‘s not running for NASCAR Xfinity Series points anymore. Instead, as of this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway, he’s switching to title contention for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Cool, right? I mean, it makes sense. He’s competed in all eight races in the Truck Series in …

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Raphael Lessard Pairing With DGR-Crosley for 2 Truck Races

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Raphael Lessard has added to his 2019 schedule in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Lessard will drive for DGR-Crosley at Iowa Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the team announced Thursday, June 6. A truck number wasn’t announced, though it’s assumed Lessard will pilot the team’s part-time No. 15, as DGR-Crosley’s full-time Nos. 17 …

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Ryan Repko, JD Motorsports Team for Partial Xfinity Schedule

Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Beginning this month at Iowa Speedway, JD Motorsports with Gary Keller will have a new driver in its stable. Ryan Repko will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut for the team, JDM announced Thursday, June 6. Repko comes to JDM with a pair of ARCA Menards Series starts since 2017, led by an eighth-place run …

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