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Truck Qualifying Rained Out at Kentucky Speedway, Johnny Sauter On Pole

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Johnny Sauter will start Thursday night’s (July 6) Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway from the top spot after qualifying for the event was rained out earlier Thursday. Qualifying was scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. but constant on and off showers prevented the trucks from ever taking the track. The top 26 spots were set by owners …

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Premium Motorsports Tabs D.J. Kennington for Daytona International Speedway

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Canadian D.J. Kennington is going south of the border again to drive in the the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But this time, it’ll be with a different team after attempting the first two restrictor plate events with Gaunt Brothers Racing. Next month, he’ll run the No. 15 for Premium Motorsports at Daytona International Speedway. …

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Sam Hornish Jr. Returning to Team Penske in XFINITY Series

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A familiar face will be seen in the Team Penske shop this summer. The team announced Thursday morning (June 15) that it has signed former driver Sam Hornish Jr. to a three-race deal in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The Defiance, Ohio, native is slated to drive the No. 22 Ford Mustang at both of the …

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Five Points to Ponder: Would a Salary Cap Work in NASCAR?

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ONE: Give Him a Second Kevin Harvick is becoming one of the greatest bridesmaids of all time. With his runner up finish in the Pocono 400 on Sunday, he passed Lee Petty for 10th in all-time second place finishes. Harvick has finished second 49 times in his career. The 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Christopher Bell Pulls Hat-trick in Texas Truck Practices

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The No. 4 became a fixture at the top of the leaderboard at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday night (June 8), as Christopher Bell laid down the fastest lap in all three of the Camping World Truck Series practice sessions. Bell’s speed of 182.877 mph was enough to top the first session of the triple header. …

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Noah Gragson Sweeps Dover Truck Practices

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Rookie Noah Gragson left the rest of the competition in the dust as the rookie cruised to first place in both of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practices at Dover International Speedway on Thursday (June 1). Gragson topped the speed charts in the first practice session with a fast lap of 156.209 mph. Ben …

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Regan Smith Remains Aric Almirola’s Substitute for Dover

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Regan Smith gets to enjoy another week in the King Richard Petty’s court. Richard Petty Motorsports announced in a press release on Wednesday (May 31) that Smith will continue to drive the organization’s No. 43 Ford in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway this weekend, as primary driver Aric Almirola …

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The Frontstretch 5: Frightening NASCAR Crashes Where the Driver Walked Away

Whether or not you watched the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, you probably still managed to see the video of Scott Dixon’s horrific wreck. It was one of the most violent wrecks in years, yet the spectacular part is that Dixon walked away unscathed. In fact, he acted like it was just a mundane part …

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Ryan Blaney, William Byron Lead Charlotte XFINITY Practices

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Ryan Blaney and William Byron were the fastest in the two NASCAR XFINITY Series practices held Thursday (May 25) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Blaney, driving the No. 12 Ford for Team Penske this week, put down a blistering lap of 182.834 mph to claim the opening practice. Brennan Poole (182.642 mph) was the runner up …

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