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Landon Cassill Returning to JD Motorsports at Talladega

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Thanks to the announcement that Ross Chastain is driving for Kaulig Racing at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Landon Cassill is getting a shot in some familiar equipment. Cassill will fill in for Chastain in the No. 4 for JD Motorsports at Talladega next week, the team announced Tuesday, April 16. “We are …

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NASCAR 101: Is the Xfinity Regular a Winner Again?

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And now for some good news in NASCAR’s lower ranks: it took a really long time for a non-Xfinity Series regular to win a race in that series this year! Well, uh, comparatively long. As in, three races. That’s when Kyle Busch drove his No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing into Victory Lane at Las …

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NASCAR 101: Top 10 Most Wins in Truck Series History

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All right, we can quit wringing hands over whether or not Kyle Busch will top Ron Hornaday Jr.’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win count. It’s done. He did it. After last weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Busch moves into sole possession of the most wins in Truck Series history, dating back the circuit’s …

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NASCAR 101: Ross Chastain Ran Every Lap in Daytona — Yeah, All of Them

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You might have missed the following statistic in the hustle and bustle of Speedweeks, which tends to have so many storylines throughout the week(s) that certain developments feel like ages ago once NASCAR arrives at Atlanta Motor Speedway, even if it’s only been about a week or less. Denny Hamlin‘s win? Check. Michael Annett? Check. …

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NASCAR 101: Keeping Up With 2019 NASCAR Driver Changes

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Look. Hey. Look. Check this out. Click the link. “Whew. What an off-season, right?” the naive-as-all-hell NASCAR 101 columnist wrote in February 2018, blissfully unaware of what was to come. Hahahahaha. Haha. Ha. 2019 is a whole other animal. You thought last year’s list of pre-Daytona International Speedway changes were long and hard to keep track …

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Casey Mears to Attempt Daytona 500 With Germain Racing

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Casey Mears is returning to the driver’s seat in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and he’s doing it with a familiar team. Mears will attempt to qualify for the 2019 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 27 for Germain Racing, the team announced today (Feb. 5). The car is prepared in …

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Christian Eckes, Brandon Jones Return to Kyle Busch Motorsports Truck Roster

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Christian Eckes and Brandon Jones will again drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2019. Eckes will pilot the team’s No. 51 in seven races in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series this year, the team announced today (Feb. 5). He joins Jones, who was revealed to be part of the No. 51’s roster yesterday (Feb. …

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Tyler Reddick to Enter Daytona 500 With RCR

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Tyler Reddick will attempt his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at the Daytona 500 later this month. The defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion will drive the No. 31 for Richard Childress Racing in the event, Reddick announced Friday, Feb. 1, on Twitter. Reddick noted in the tweet that sponsorship announcements would be forthcoming. Super …

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Quin Houff to Make Cup Debut for Spire at ISM

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Spire Motorsports has found one of its drivers for 2019. Quin Houff will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut for the team’s No. 77 at ISM Raceway, Spire announced Tuesday, Jan. 22. Houff is the first driver to be announced for multiple races for the newly formed organization; previously, it was revealed that …

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