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Daniel Suarez Moving to Cup in 2017, Replacing Carl Edwards

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For the second year in a row, the reigning NASCAR XFINITY Series champion will be making the jump to full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing the following year. After Carl Edwards‘ surprise move away from full-time racing that was officially announced today via a press conference (after initially being reported yesterday by sources to …

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Carl Edwards Stepping Away from NASCAR in 2017

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Carl Edwards will not race in NASCAR in 2017. According to FoxSports.com, Edwards, previously the driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 19 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will step away from the sport in 2017, devoting his time to non-driving interests. A press conference scheduled for Wednesday is expected to reveal Daniel Suarez …

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NASCAR’s Premier Series Named Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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NASCAR’s premier series officially has a name for 2017. Following the announcement of Monster Energy as the new title sponsor for the series, NASCAR revealed today (Dec. 19) that the series formerly known as the Sprint Cup Series will be called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. A new era. The @MonsterEnergy NASCAR …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: AJ Allmendinger

Much of what can be said about AJ Allmendinger right now has little actually to do with 2016. That’s not to say that there aren’t plenty of topics to discuss concerning the driver of the No. 47 for JTG Daugherty Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Though 2016 didn’t bring about the 36-year-old’s best …

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Matt DiBenedetto Signs with Go FAS Racing for 2017

Matt DiBenedetto will remain in NASCAR’s premier series in 2017, albeit with a different team. After announcing earlier this month that he was departing BK Racing, DiBenedetto revealed Thursday (Dec. 15) that he will pilot Go FAS Racing’s No. 32 in the series full-time in 2017, according to a team release. “I am very excited …

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David Ragan, Matt DiBenedetto Leaving BK Racing

Two more NASCAR premier series seats have opened up for 2017. Neither David Ragan nor Matt DiBenedetto will return to BK Racing in 2017 after driving for the organization full-time in 2016, it was reported this week. Motorsport.com initially reported the news Friday (Dec. 9) of Ragan’s departure, while DiBenedetto announced he would no longer be …

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Monster Energy Named NASCAR Premier Series Sponsor

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NASCAR has found its title sponsor for its premier series. The sanctioning body announced Thursday (Dec. 1) that Monster Energy will assume the role of title sponsor for the series, which was previously called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, in 2017. An official name of the series was not available at press time. Historically, the …

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Chris Buescher Moves to JTG Daugherty Racing for 2017

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Chris Buescher will move to a new NASCAR Cup Series team in 2017. The 2016 rookie, who made the Chase for the Sprint Cup with Front Row Motorsports after winning at Pocono Raceway, will move to a second JTG Daugherty Racing team in 2017, according to Roush Fenway Racing, which is leasing Buescher to Cup …

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Ty Dillon Moves to Germain Racing for 2017

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Ty Dillon has found a home for his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie season in 2017. The driver, younger brother of current Cup Series regular Austin Dillon, will pilot Germain Racing’s No. 13 in the series beginning in 2017, the team announced in a press release Monday, Nov. 28. Dillon will replace Casey Mears, who …

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NASCAR 101: A Chase Game of ‘What If?’

Time to play an incredibly pointless but vaguely interesting game of ‘what if?’ Oh, good, already lost half of you. Whatever, it’s the end of the season. We’ll get through this. So, entering this Sunday’s conclusion to the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, four drivers are vying for a chance at …

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