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Aric Almirola, Daniel Hemric, Austin Dillon Lead All Star Practices at Charlotte

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Aric Almirola, Daniel Hemric and Austin Dillon led the three practice sessions at Charlotte Motor Speedway in preparation for Saturday’s Monster Energy Open and All-Star Race. In the first practice, which was combined, Almirola led the brigade with a lap of 181.360 mph. His Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer were second and …

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Jimmie Johnson Leads Final Practice at Dover

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Jimmie Johnson led the one and only practice session on Saturday (May 4) afternoon at Dover International Speedway after the first practice session was cancelled after fog rolled in overnight and into the morning hours. Johnson, who has a 69-race winless streak, is trying to extend his all-time wins lead at Dover with his 12th …

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Kurt Busch Leads First 2019 Gander RV 400 Practice At Dover

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Under cloudy and foggy skies at Dover International Speedway, Kurt Busch led the lone Friday practice session Friday (May 3) for the 2019 Gander RV 400. Busch pulled off a lap at 168.444 mph. That’s around four mph faster than the track record qualifying speed set by Brad Keselowski back in 2014. Busch, who ran …

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Ryan Sieg Returning to Truck Series at Dover

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For the first time since 2015, Ryan Sieg will be truck racing and this time around, he will be pulling double duty. Sieg, who drives full time for family team RSS Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, will drive Reaume Brothers Racing’s No. 33 in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway, …

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Kyle Benjamin, Niece Motorsports Team for 7 Races

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Kyle Benjamin will drive the No. 45 truck for seven races with Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, the team announced Monday (April 29). The first race on the schedule for the youngster is at Texas Motor Speedway on June 7. “Kyle has been successful in everything he’s run,” Niece general manager …

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NASCAR makes changes after first practice at Talladega

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NASCAR announced two changes following Friday’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Talladega Superspeedway after 21 cars topped 200 MPH in the first of two sessions. The first change is that NASCAR is having teams add a one-inch wicker to the top of the spoiler, which should slow the single-car speeds. #NASCAR …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Mother, Brenda Jackson, Passes Away At Age 65

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JR Motorsports announced Monday afternoon (April 22) that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother, Brenda Jackson, has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 65 years old. Brenda and Dale Earnhardt Sr. married in 1972 and had two kids – Kelley and Dale Jr. – during the time they were together. The duo ended …

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Josh Williams Gets Backing From Starbrite For 2019 Talladega NASCAR Xfinity Series Race

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Josh Williams has a returning primary sponsor backing him in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend (April 27) at Talladega Superspeedway. Starbrite Inc., a manufacturer of vehicle care and appearance products, will back his No. 36 DGM Racing Chevrolet for Saturday’s 2019 Sparks Energy 300. It’s the second time the company has backed Williams. In …

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JR Hildebrand Entering Indianpolis 500 With Dan Gurney-Honoring No. 48

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JR Hildebrand will drive a second Chevrolet for Dreyer & Reibold Racing in the Indianapolis 500, the team announced Monday (April 22). Hildebrand, who will be trying to race his ninth Indy 500, will be driving the No. 48 car to honor racing legend Dan Gurney.  TODAY…. @DRRIndyCar announced its 2nd #INDY500 entry with veteran …

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Kurt Busch Posts Another Strong Finish at Auto Club Speedway

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While his brother was celebrating his 200th win, Kurt Busch‘s hot streak continued to start the 2019 season. The Las Vegas native finished sixth in the Monster Energy Chevrolet. But this time, he didn’t need to use strategy to get up to the front. #AutoClub400 Final Race results @ACSupdates: P1: @KyleBusch P6: @KurtBusch P12: @KyleLarsonRacin …

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