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Harrison Burton Credits John Andretti for Surviving Daytona Carnage

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Harrison Burton almost started his full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series career out with a win Saturday afternoon (Feb. 15) at Daytona International Speedway. The second-generation driver finished second in the 2020 NASCAR Racing Experience 300 for his career-best finish in 10 NXS starts. But the 19-year-old rookie almost had his number one spot higher on the …

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Jordan Anderson Has Career Night, Loses in Photo-Finish in Daytona Truck Race

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jordan Anderson was just a few inches shy of pulling off one of the biggest upsets in recent memory. In the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night (Feb. 14), Anderson finished second, just one-hundredth of a second behind winner Grant Enfinger. “It’s Daytona, we almost won,” Anderson …

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NASCAR & Team Owners Extend Charter Agreement Through 2024

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Charters in the NASCAR Cup Series are here to stay for the foreseeable future. The sport announced in a press release Friday afternoon (Feb. 14) that it agreed with team owners to extend their initial charter agreement through 2024, re-cementing 36 guaranteed spots on the grid for the Cup Series each weekend. “The Charter agreement …

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Fire on Fridays: NASCAR Needs Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Something that has consistently dumbfounded me is the amount of hate and disrespect Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gets from fans on social media. There’s constantly jokes about him wrecking and insults being thrown around. There’s even a parody account or two. Yes, Stenhouse is an ultra-aggressive driver, and sometimes that can lead to incidents, but don’t …

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Reed Sorenson Races Into Daytona 500 After Daniel Suarez’s Misfortune

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Reed Sorenson will be in the Daytona 500. The 34-year-old veteran finished 18th in the first Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona on Thursday night (Feb. 13), which wasn’t good enough to qualify for the race. Justin Haley, who had locked his way in with his qualifying lap, raced his way in by finishing one spot higher than …

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Kaz Grala Back with Richard Childress Racing for Select Races

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Kaz Grala returns to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet in 2020. RCR announced in a press release on Friday afternoon the 21-year-old would race a limited NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule for the team. Grala will share the ride with Myatt Snider and Anthony Alfredo. Last year, Grala drove the No. 21 in five races, …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: Kyle Busch 1st Driver With Multiple Titles in Elimination Format

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When Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Cup Series race and championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, he became the first driver to win two championships under the elimination-style playoff system since NASCAR developed it in 2014 — something that is significant for numerous reasons. Prior to this year, a different driver had won every time …

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Morgan Shepherd on Landon Cassill, NASCAR Field Cuts & Rising Costs

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One of the biggest stories coming out of the NASCAR Xfinity Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway was Landon Cassill finishing 15th in Shepherd Racing Ventures’ No. 89. It marked the first time Morgan Shepherd‘s team was running at the finish since 2013, and it was the team’s best performance since 2009. For the first time …

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