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Truckin’ Thursdays: The Fields Are Healthy, But Don’t Get Ahead of Yourself

The overarching narrative of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series currently stands as such: health, health, look at that health. And that’s to be expected after a Daytona weekend that saw an 11-truck surplus, one of the largest DNQ lists in recent memory. And even if the series had still possessed its pre-2015 36-truck field, …

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Ty Dillon Leads 1st Practice of XFINITY Season

A crash by Darrell Wallace, Jr. provided the only fireworks in an otherwise tame first practice session for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season at Daytona International Speedway, with championship contender Ty Dillon leading the way. Dillon, again the driver of the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, topped the chart with a speed of 192.526 …

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NASCAR 101: So, What Else Is New?

Silly Season practically begins halfway through the previous season every year, and chances are you’ve heard the narratives of drivers like Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer and Brian Scott (and more!) plenty by now, so much so that you’re practically an expert when it comes to the driver and team changes that have permeated the discussion …

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Ty Dillon in Talks to Sub for Tony Stewart

Could Ty Dillon be the replacement driver for Tony Stewart in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series while the three-time champion recovers from injury? Though Dillon’s name has been bandied about as a potential fill-in driving the No. 14 after the Daytona 500, an official announcement has not been made — though Dillon confirmed Tuesday at …

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NASCAR Announces Daytona 500 Duels Rule Change, Overtime Line

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Following its announcement of the new charter system for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2016, NASCAR has revealed new procedures for Daytona 500 qualifying as it pertains to the system as well as the decreased 40-car field. As has historically been the case, two qualifying races (the Can-Am Duels) will take place on …

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Bobby Labonte Reunites with Joe Gibbs Racing for Daytona XFINITY Race

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NOS Energy Drink returns to Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2016 season, with Kyle Busch piloting the team’s No. 18 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for multiple races, but another driver will return to the No. 18 that may be even more of a blast for the past. Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 18 …

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Brian Vickers Expected to Replace Tony Stewart in Daytona 500

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Brian Vickers has emerged as the lead candidate to replace Tony Stewart in the season-opening Daytona 500 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next weekend. According to a report from the Associated Press, Vickers will fill in for the injured Stewart in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14, granted he is medically cleared to compete by NASCAR, …

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Alex Bowman, Tommy Baldwin Racing Part Ways

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Alex Bowman will not be back with Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2016. Bowman, who drove Baldwin’s No. 7 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015, has parted ways with the team effective immediately, per a press release from the team. “As NASCAR transitions to different business and competition models, teams have to make decisions …

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