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NASCAR 101: Keeping Up with 2018 NASCAR Driver Changes

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Whew. What an off-season, right? If you’ve been following the NASCAR scene, particularly its top three national series, since mid-November, it’s probably been tough to get a handle for all the changes coming to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck series in 2018. That can be equal parts exhilarating and tiring; …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy Resources 250

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A grand total of 36 teams are listed on the preliminary entry list for the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway. With a surplus of trucks currently entered, four teams will go home after qualifying, barring any entry list changes. Unlike the NASCAR XFINITY Series …

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Brett Moffitt, Hattori Racing Enterprises Partner for 2018

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Brett Moffitt is back in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for 2018. The 25-year-old Moffitt will pilot Hattori Racing Enterprises’ No. 16 full-time in the series this year, the team announced Wednesday, Feb. 7. Moffitt returns to a team for which he drove one race in 2013 — Michigan International Speedway, at which he …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt, StarCom Racing Partner for 2018

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A few months after losing his ride for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Jeffrey Earnhardt has a spot in the Daytona 500. Earnhardt will pilot StarCom Racing’s No. 00 in the season-opening Daytona 500 and for the full season, the team announced Tuesday (Jan. 30). StarCom Racing, which debuted toward the end …

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Danica Patrick, Premium Motorsports Partner for Daytona 500

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Danica Patrick and GoDaddy have found their match for the 2018 Daytona 500: Premium Motorsports. Patrick will drive for the Jay Robinson-owned team in what is currently planned as her final NASCAR start at the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the team announced Monday, Jan. 22. Her …

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Ryan Truex Joins Kaulig Racing for 2018

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A week after it was announced that he would not be returning to Hattori Racing Enterprises in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for 2018, Ryan Truex picked up a new full-time ride in the XFINITY Series. Truex will drive Kaulig Racing’s No. 11 in the series in 2018, the team announced Tuesday, Jan. 9. …

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NASCAR Top 10 Storylines 2017: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hangs It Up

Dale Earnhardt Jr

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We knew it was coming. Everyone knew it was coming. It was only a matter of time, really. The latest iteration of the so-called old guard of NASCAR had begun to dissipate, its ranks transitioning into their 40s. These things happen. And yet, few might’ve expected April 25, 2017, to be the bombshell day of news …

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NASCAR 101: Our Storylines of 2017, Revisited

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NASCAR 101 dives into quite a few statistics-based stories throughout each season, with 2017 no exception. From pole winners to series debuts, drivers from outside the United States to the oldest drivers on the circuit, there’s plenty to talk about from February to November, much of which doesn’t even leave the cutting room floor. Instead …

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