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Darian Grubb Is Kasey Kahne’s New Crew Chief

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Kasey Kahne will have a championship-winning crew chief calling the shots for the rest of 2017. Hendrick Motorsports announced in a press release on Monday afternoon (Sept. 18) that Darian Grubb will replace No. 5 crew chief Keith Rodden for the remaining nine races of the season. Grubb, a Floyd, Va., native, is a 23-time …

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Modified Legend Ted Christopher Dead at 59

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(Photo: Darren McCollester/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Ted Christopher, a legendary driver in NASCAR’s modified division ranks and an occasional competitor on the NASCAR national series level,  died in a plane crash in his home state of Connecticut on Saturday, Sept. 16. He was 59. According to Speed 51, Christopher died in a crash in Guilford, Conn., while on his way to a race …

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Justin Allgaier Takes XFINITY Race at Chicagoland

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It is not too often that dual burnouts happen after a NASCAR race, but that was the sight after the XFINITY Series’ TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway Sept. 16 when JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler joined each other for post-race burnouts. Allgaier emerged victorious at the race for his second win of …

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Entry List: Chevrolet Silverado 250

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While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series are at Darlington Raceway, the Camping World Truck Series will have a standalone event north of the border. The CWTS stars will head to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 on Sunday, Sept. 3. 33 trucks were originally entered attempt to qualify …

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Brad Keselowski Racing to Close After 2017

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Eleven years ago, K-Automotive Racing, owned by Brad Keselowski‘s father Bob, shut down its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. Now, Brad’s own team looks to be following suit. On Thursday evening (Aug. 17), Brad Keselowski Racing announced in a press release that it would be closing its doors at the conclusion of the 2017 …

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Justin Allgaier, Kyle Busch Top XFINITY Practices at Bristol

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series held a pair of practices on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 17) in preparation of the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 18. Justin Allgaier was the fastest man in Thunder Valley during the first session with a speed of 125.363 mph. Kyle Busch (125.134 mph), who won the Camping …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Pure Michigan 400

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? The Pure Michigan 400 will be remembered by Kyle Larson‘s winning restart and Martin Truex Jr.‘s dominance before choking. Rookie Erik Jones managed to turn in a solid day. Jones tied his career-best with a third-place finish and was a serious contender for the victory. Not too bad for a rookie. …

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Furniture Row Racing Gives One Away at Michigan

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Kyle Larson might have won the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, but it was Martin Truex Jr.’s race to lose, and he lost it. Larson only led the final two laps of the event on Sunday afternoon, grabbing the lead from Truex on the overtime restart. Larson restarted in fourth-place. Matt Kenseth and …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Victorious in Trucks Return at Michigan

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

A few weeks ago, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace Jr. was sitting on his couch looking for a ride. Wallace’s XFINITY Series team with Roush-Fenway Racing folded earlier in the season. His substitute role in the No. 43 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car ended when Aric Almirola returned from his injury. “Everybody goes through trials and tribulations …

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Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski Lead Cup Practices at Michigan

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series held a pair of practices for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday morning (Aug. 12). Kyle Larson, winner of the past two races at MIS, was the fastest in the first session, posting a speed of 202.532 miles per hour. Pole sitter for the race, …

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