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Cole Custer, Johnny Sauter Swap Crew Chiefs

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When Cole Custer arrives at Iowa Speedway for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, he’ll have a new crew chief atop his pit box. Marcus Richmond has moved from Johnny Sauter’s GMS Racing No. 21 to Custer’s JR Motorsports No. 00, the team confirmed Tuesday (June 14). Richmond takes over for Joe Shear, …

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Matt Tifft Sidelined with Back Injury, Sam Hornish to Sub

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Matt Tifft planned to pull double duty this weekend at Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck series. Instead, he’ll be watching from the sidelines. Tifft announced today (June 14) that he will not race this weekend due to a disc problem in his back. The driver confirmed the news via Twitter. …

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NASCAR 101: 3 Up-and-Coming Drivers Making NASCAR Debuts in 2016

(Photo: Mike Neff)

On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing revealed more of its stable for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, particularly its drivers for the standalone races that are not contested at the same track on the same weekend as the Sprint Cup Series. Let’s see… AJ Allmendinger, check. Michael McDowell, check. Sam Hornish, Jr., check, and good …

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NASCAR 101: The Iron Men of the (Recent) Coca-Cola 600s

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With a Formula 1 race in Monaco and IndyCar’s biggest event of the year in the Indianapolis 500 taking place this weekend, you know NASCAR has to do things a little bit bigger in order to vie for the attention of motorsports fans across the country. Luckily, NASCAR is able to achieve just that each …

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New NASCAR Rules Package to Be Tested at Michigan, Kentucky

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Upcoming races at Kentucky Speedway and Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will see further changes to the Cup rules package and how it pertains to aerodynamic grip. NASCAR announced Thursday (May 26) that the two races will be used for a test of a new package that will alter the rear …

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NASCAR 101: Ranking the 15 Drivers Definitely Running the All-Star Race

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Are you ready? This weekend marks the most recent running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race in its newest format. Come Saturday night, 20 drivers will take to the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway to go for broke in exchange for a solid paycheck and a nice projection of what their Labor Day weekend …

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Kevin Harvick Signs Extension with Stewart-Haas Racing

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The rumors, it turns out, are untrue: Kevin Harvick is staying with Stewart-Haas Racing for the foreseeable future. The team announced Thursday (May 19) via a press release that the driver of the No. 4 will stay with the team in a “long-term” capacity. “Any questions now…” Harvick tweeted shortly after the announcement, supplying a link …

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NASCAR 101: Who’s Won at the Most Tracks?

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It’s only a more recent development, but wow, Kyle Busch has won at a heck of a lot of tracks in NASCAR. The younger Busch brother has had an exceptional career so far, capped off by his 2015 Sprint Cup Series championship no doubt, but more recently, the driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 …

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William Byron, Cole Custer Lead Thursday Dover Truck Practices

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

William Byron picked up where he left off after winning at Kansas Speedway last weekend, topping the first of two practices at Dover International Speedway Thursday for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Byron was joined by fellow young gun Cole Custer at the top of the speed charts; the JR Motorsports driver paced the …

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Todd Berrier Will Be Kyle Busch’s Interim Crew Chief at Dover

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Todd Berrier will return to the top of the pit box at Dover International Speedway this weekend — this time for Kyle Busch. Berrier, a former full-time crew chief in the sport, will replace Adam Stevens for the race while Busch’s usual crew chief serves a one-race suspension, NBC Sports reports. Berrier’s tenure as crew chief came …

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