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Brandon Brown Trying to Change Team’s Underfunded Narrative

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Another name is being made in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Just seven races into the 2020 season, Brandon Brown has already scored a career-high three top-10 finishes. The most recent pair came in consecutive weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway (eighth) and Bristol Motor Speedway (seventh), and they were Brown’s first top 10s on an intermediate …

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Jon Wood Reunites Family Team & North Wilkesboro, Preps for Greater Role in NASCAR’s Return

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iRacing Executive Vice President and Executive Producer Steve Myers knew you couldn’t have a return to a legendary track without a certain legendary car. Jon Wood didn’t think it would be possible to field his family’s legendary Wood Brothers entry. But when all was said and done… he’ll be the one driving it. This Saturday, …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Erik Jones Likes That Old Time Rock &… Country

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There’s no question that Erik Jones‘ passion for racing runs deep. But what some may not know is that the fourth-year NASCAR Cup Series driver is almost as equally passionate about music, particularly oldies in the rock and country genres that came out long before the 23-year-old was born. But Jones doesn’t just listen to …

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Bobby Labonte Putting Years of iRacing Experience to Use in Fun, Non-Weird Return to Joe Gibbs

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After four years of retirement from the NASCAR Cup Series, Bobby Labonte is back. Well, kind of. Since the NASCAR season was suspended due to COVID-19, Labonte has been competing in the Pro Invitational Series on iRacing. “Well, my first thought was, whenever racing Atlanta [Motor Speedway] got shut down for the time being — …

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Cinderella Slipper Cracks: NASCAR iRacing Star Ty Majeski No Longer Able To Battle Cup Series Competition

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Prior to a recent change to the NASCAR Pro Invitational Series on iRacing, Gander Outdoors RV & Truck Series rookie Ty Majeski was getting his chance to shine on a national stage. In the first two NASCAR Pro Invitational races, held at the sport’s virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, the lineups featured 31 …

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Fire on Fridays: Brad Keselowski Should Stay at Team Penske

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The NASCAR Cup Series will see plenty of change in 2021, from the cars to the schedule. But the biggest change may be the driver lineups at each team, as nearly a quarter of the Cup drivers are set to be free agents at the end of 2020. Arguably the biggest name of all those …

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Todd Gilliland Refuses to Give Up in ‘Most Important Year’ of His Career at Front Row Motorsports

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There may not have been a driver who received more criticism last season than Todd Gilliland, who failed to make the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series playoffs in Kyle Busch Motorsports equipment and went winless through his first 40 starts. He even had his then-boss Kyle Busch publicly chastise his performance on a few …

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Austin Hill Hungry for Truck Title & Respect, Getting Feet Wet in Xfinity

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Austin Hill started last year with a lot of doubts and criticism after he replaced 2018 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt at Hattori Racing Enterprises. At the time, Hill only had one top-five finish and eight top 10s in 51 career Truck races. Granted, all of those previous starts came with …

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Fire on Fridays: A Missed Opportunity for Richmond & NASCAR Trucks

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Richmond Raceway and NASCAR have got to be kicking themselves. Last Saturday, Kevin Harvick added some interest to Kyle Busch‘s remaining 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series schedule when he introduced a bounty against the defending Cup Series champion. Sounds good to me!!! $100,000 grand boys!!! #gameon https://t.co/YtlsMWx5ka — Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) February …

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Johnny Sauter: A Remnant Short Track Racer From ‘An Era That’s Gone By’

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Just prior to the start of the 2019 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season, Johnny Sauter was let go of his ride at GMS Racing in favor of Brett Moffitt. In the 11th hour, Sauter, the 2016 Truck champion, and his longtime crew chief Joe Shear Jr. returned to ThorSport Racing to pilot the …

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