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Jeffrey Earnhardt Fails To Win At Atlanta, Scores 1st Top 10

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Jeffrey Earnhardt had the chance to do what his grandfather Dale Earnhardt did nine times, win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The fourth-generation racer lined up on the outside of leader Christopher Bell on the final restart of the Rinnai 250 with an opportunity to steal a win away from his dominant Joe Gibbs Racing teammate. …

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Clint Bowyer Fastest In Final Practice At Atlanta, Kyle Busch Crashes

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Clint Bowyer paced the field in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 23). It is the fourth of five on-track sessions that Bowyer has topped this weekend.  The only exception has been the final round of qualifying on Friday. Bowyer posted a speed of 179.104 miles …

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New Sponsor, New Package & Upgraded Equipment Have Landon Cassill Optimistic

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Landon Cassill returns to StarCom Racing’s No. 00 this year after driving for the organization in 29 of 36 races in 2018. The driver and team look to have an even better 2019 after forming a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing and switching to ECR Engines. Also, the team has a new sponsor — …

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Casey Mears Crashes Out In Only Planned Start, Angry At Parker Kligerman

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Casey Mears was one of the feel-good stories coming into the Daytona 500. The 14-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran qualified a non-chartered Germain Racing/Premium Motorsports entry into the race after not making a Cup start since 2016. His most recent national touring series race was in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017. But …

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Ford Follies: Michael McDowell Miffed With Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer Despite Top-5 Finish

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Michael McDowell ran one of the best races of his career in the Daytona 500 on Sunday (Feb. 17). The 11-year veteran finished fifth in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway for just his second-career top five-finish. And yet, McDowell wanted more. “For a small team, it’s awesome. There’s no doubt about it,” McDowell …

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Ross Chastain Feels ‘Blessed’ Despite Daytona Charge Falling Short

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Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Despite the highs and lows of Ross Chastain‘s last six months, the fan-favorite underdog continues to impress. Chastain only finished 13th in the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 16), but the result was not indicative to the day he had. Kaulig Racing entered Chastain in the company’s second …

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Angela Ruch Has Career Night, Is 2nd Woman to Earn Top 10 in Daytona Truck Race

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Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

When the entry list came out for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway, seeing Angela Ruch on the entry list in NEMCO Motorsports’ No. 8 Chevrolet was a shock. After all, the niece of Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope had not competed in a Gander Outdoors Truck Series race since she finished …

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Christian Eckes Wins Truck Pole At Daytona

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Christian Eckes is officially a pole winner in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The 18-year-old topped the charts on Friday evening (Feb. 15) with a speed of 182.604 miles per hour in just his fifth Truck Series attempt. He’ll start from the pole for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 running the No. 51 Toyota …

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Massie’s Minute: Good Riddance to Restrictor-Plate Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Daytona 500 is the final race of restrictor-plate racing as we know it. For the remaining races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway in 2019, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will use the same tapered spacer package it’ll race for the majority of the schedule. What this means is that for the …

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Clay Greenfield, Austin Hill Fastest In Daytona Truck Practices

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Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Clay Greenfield and Austin Hill turned some heads when they topped the leaderboard in the two Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 14). Greenfield’s truck turned a quick lap of 191.432 mph to be fastest in the opening session. Codie Rohrbaugh (190.634 mph) also turned a surprisingly fast …

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