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Chase Briscoe, Johnny Sauter Lead Truck Chicagoland Practices

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Chase Briscoe is still looking for his first win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but if his Chicagoland Speedway practice sessions are any indication, he might have a better shot than any come Friday. Briscoe led the opening practice session for the TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Thursday (Sept. 14) and placed second in …

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Tyler Reddick Moves to JR Motorsports for 2018

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After a season running part-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Tyler Reddick will be back to full-time competition in 2018. JR Motorsports announced Thursday (Sept. 14) that Reddick will drive one of the team’s four full-time cars in the XFINITY Series next year. The signing currently comes as a multi-year agreement. The car number, crew …

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Aric Almirola Departing Richard Petty Motorsports at End of 2017

Aric Almirola (Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Richard Petty Motorsports will have a new look next season. On the same day as Smithfield’s announcement that the company would not return to RPM and its No. 43 Ford for 2018, the team announced Aric Almirola will also not return to the car. Almirola has been the car’s primary driver for six years. He’s also …

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NASCAR 101: The 5 Drivers Most Likely to Win Their Way Into Cup Playoffs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The race to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs ends up a bit more one-dimensional this year than in select past seasons in that there’s really only one story to follow: the race-winning spoiler. Entering the final regular season race of 2017 at Richmond Raceway, 13 drivers have punched their ticket into the …

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Austin Cindric Spins Kaz Grala for First Truck Win

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Two straight weekends of bump-and-runs culminated with Austin Cindric’s first career win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunday afternoon, Sept. 3. Following Jeremy Clements’ spin-and-win move on Matt Tifft at Road America in the XFINITY Series, Cindric moved Kaz Grala out of the way on the final lap of the Chevrolet Silverado 250 …

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Austin Cindric Wins Canada Truck Pole

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

When the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series turns left AND right for the first and only time in the 2017 season, Austin Cindric will lead the 32-truck field to the green flag. Cindric won the pole for Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, turning a lap of 112.623 mph. Cindric and the …

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Christopher Bell, Austin Cindric Lead Canada Truck Practices

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Austin Cindric and Christopher Bell paced the pair of practice sessions for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park before Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250. Cindric led practice one at a speed of 110.884 mph over Bell, while Bell led practice two at 111.873 mph over Noah Gragson. Ryan Truex, Matt …

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NASCAR 101: 2017 Throwback Paint Schemes

(Photo: Yvonne Leonard)

Each year, it seems like the hype and intrigue for NASCAR’s throwback weekend over Labor Day weekend grows even more. This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY series travel to Darlington Raceway to participate in a traditional weekend of NASCAR racing that includes paint schemes and TV broadcasts that recall the sport’s history …

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Ryan Blaney Adds Menards Sponsorship for 2018

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Menards is adding some sponsorship to its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign for 2018: Team Penske’s No. 12 and Ryan Blaney. Penske and Menards announced Wednesday (Aug. 30) that the company will adorn Blaney’s No. 12 for 14 races in 2018 while continuing its sponsorship of Paul Menard, who moves to Blaney’s old ride, …

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Chase Elliott, William Byron to Change Car Numbers for 2018

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Two of NASCAR’s young drivers are switching numbers. For the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, William Byron and Chase Elliott will pilot the Nos. 24 and 9, respectively, for Hendrick Motorsports, the team announced Tuesday, Aug. 29. That announcement means Byron, who has driven the No. 9 in the XFINITY and Camping World …

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