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Joey Gase Joins StarCom Racing for Talladega

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On the heels of recording its first top-20 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, StarCom Racing has announced its driver lineup for Talladega Superspeedway. Joey Gase will pilot the team’s No. 00 in the April 29 race, the team announced Tuesday (April 17). Sparks Energy, Inc. will sponsor the car of Gase, who …

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NASCAR 101: Roush Fenway Racing’s 7-Race Struggle

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So, uh, how about Roush Fenway Racing? Truly, 2017 feels like a far-off memory rather than no more than 15 months ago. Back then, the long-running Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stalwart had started off the 2017 season on a positive note, with both of its drivers within the top 20 in points through seven …

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NASCAR 101: Who Takes Advantage of the Easter Weekend Break?

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Kyle Busch. Martin Truex Jr. Kevin Harvick. These are the names spoken most often in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series when it comes to discussing the young 2018 season’s early front-runners, and with good reason. Harvick’s batting .500 in wins this year, scoring three victories in six races. Truex has added an additional win …

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NASCAR Reveals 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

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New schedule, (mostly) same as the old schedule. NASCAR announced the schedule for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season today (April 3), with, as was expected, minimal changes from the 2018 circuit. For 2019, all tracks will be in the same order as 2018, with one minor alteration: the Easter off-week, which will …

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Tony Stewart, Family of Kevin Ward Jr. Agree to Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Tony Stewart and the family of Kevin Ward Jr. have reached a settlement in court after the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion in 2015. According to ESPN, a settlement hearing has been set for April 12 in Utica, N.Y., by U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd, just …

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NASCAR 101: 10 Longest Streaks Between Cup Wins

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Clint Bowyer‘s 190-race winless streak was nothing to shake a stick at. At the time, it was the second-longest losing run in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series among active drivers who had won previously, bested (or, uh, whatever the negative-connotation version of that word is) by Paul Menard, whose streak out of Victory Lane …

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NASCAR 101: Can 2018 Beat 2004 (In Cup Debuts, That Is)?

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Daniel Hemric is on his way to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, as Richard Childress Racing announced earlier this week that Hemric will drive the No. 8 for the team in his Cup debut at Richmond Raceway in a little less than a month. There’s a bit to unpack here, some of which has …

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NASCAR 101: 3 for 3, 3 Races In

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The lower series of the NASCAR national series are known for many things, including their unpredictability with regards to entry lists. There are times when it’s tough to predict three-fourths of the list in an XFINITY or Camping World Truck Series race, thanks to a constantly changing driver lineup and even a slew of part-time …

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NASCAR 101: Here’s Why the Winner of the Daytona 500 Isn’t Leading the Point Standings

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Here’s a new one for you: Austin Dillon, Daytona 500 champion and the first victor of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, is not leading the Cup point standings entering Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. In fact, he’s not even second. Weird, right? Well, thank the Cup Series’ ever-changing points system, which really …

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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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