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Ryan Preece to Return to Joe Gibbs Racing for Kentucky XFINITY Race

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Ryan Preece, one of the feel-good stories of the 2017 NASCAR season, is already reaping the benefits of his win at Iowa Speedway. The 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion told NBC he will return to pilot Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota in the Sept. 23 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The start will …

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Former NASCAR Owner Harry Scott Jr. Dead at 51

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Harry Scott Jr., former owner of Turner Scott Motorsports and HScott Motorsports in NASCAR, passed away on Thursday morning (Aug. 3), according to Motorsport.com. He was 51. The Raleigh, N.C., native first entered the NASCAR scene in 2009 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with his company AccuDoc Solutions as a sponsor for Braun Racing. Scott …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Suspends Furniture Row Racing Crewmembers

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For the first time in NASCAR history, one car owner has suspended a different team’s crew members. Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday (Jul. 27) that it was suspending two crewmembers from Furniture Row Racing’s No. 78 team. JGR has a technical alliance with FRR, and along with that, provides its pit crews. The FRR …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2017 Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400

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Who… gets the shoutout of the race? Trevor Bayne tried the fuel mileage game and put himself in position to possibly win his second major race had a caution not came out in the final 40 laps. The 2011 Daytona 500 champion pitted with 42 laps to go, when most of the field did not …

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Alex Bowman to Drive the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 in 2018

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The pieces to the puzzle of the NASCAR Silly Season have started to come together. Alex Bowman has been declared as the driver that will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet following Earnhardt’s retirement at the conclusion of this season. The announcement was made Thursday morning (July 20) following a …

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Max Johnston to Debut in Trucks in Dirt Derby

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Australian dirt track racer Max Johnston will trade in his sprint car for a Chevrolet Silverado to compete in the Camping World Truck Series’ Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway. The event will mark Johnston’s CWTS debut and his first foray into the NASCAR scene. He will pilot the No. 02 Chevy for Young’s …

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Brent Dewar is NASCAR’s New President

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NASCAR’s changing of the guard is not only happening in the driver’s seat. Thursday, NASCAR announced in a press release that Brent Dewar will be the new president of the governing body. Dewar becomes the fourth president in NASCAR history and the first since previous President Mike Helton was promoted to Vice Chairman in 2015. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Christopher Bell Outduels Brandon Jones For Kentucky Win

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In a Nutshell: Christopher Bell held off a hard-charging Brandon Jones to win the Buckle Up Your Truck 225 on Thursday night. Bell recovered from an early spin to take the lead from John Hunter Nemechek on a restart early in the final stage of the race. While Jones was faster at the end, Bell …

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