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Ford EcoBoost 400 Friday Practice, Qualifying Cancelled; Practice to Replace Qualifying

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Due to earlier rains, plus the return of precipitation before Homestead-Miami Speedway could be fully dried, NASCAR has officially wiped out both scheduled practice sessions for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In addition, since no practice was completed, NASCAR has officially cancelled Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying for the Ford EcoBoost 400 as …

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Ford EcoBoost 200 Qualifying Canceled, Stewart Friesen to Start From Pole

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Heavy rains and lightning in the vicinity of Homestead-Miami Speedway forced NASCAR to cancel qualifying for Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200. As a result, NASCAR will set the field via owner’s points and practice speeds. Stewart Friesen, by virtue of his win last weekend at ISM Raceway, will start on the pole for the 200-mile …

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Cole Custer Trying To Keep Eyes on the Prize

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For Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer, Championship 4 Media Day on Thursday (Nov. 14) didn’t exactly come at the best time.  A couple of hours before the media availability began, Motorsport.com’s Jim Utter reported that Custer would be moving up to Cup in Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 41 in place of Daniel Suarez. As could be expected, …

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Kyle Busch Yearns for Additional Victories, Championship Glory

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Kyle Busch has a reputation as being something of a perfectionist.  He wants to win… badly.  When he does, he wants to immediately go back and do it again. Luckily for Busch, he’s done plenty of winning over the years.  He’s won 207 races in NASCAR’s top three divisions, including 55 in the Monster Energy …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Phoenix Championship Coverage Was Ridiculous

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We now know the names of all 12 drivers that will be fighting for the championships this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Once everyone gets to Florida, it will be all championship, all the time. TV-wise, will that be any different than what we got in Phoenix on Sunday? Bluegreen Vacations 500k Based on what we …

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Forty 7 Motosports Wins IMSA Michelin Encore; Tim George Dies

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Forty 7 Motorsports’ Joel Janco, Jonatan Jorge and Tristan Nunez scored a thrilling victory in the IMSA Michelin SportsCar Encore Sunday (Nov. 10) at Sebring International Raceway.  Despite that, the race was overshadowed by the passing of Dr. Tim George, who was part of the driving team of the No. 2 Ligier JS P3-Nissan for …

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Rebellion Racing Wins 4 Hours of Shanghai

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Rebellion Racing’s No. 1 Rebellion R13 shared by Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna claimed the R13’s maiden overall win on the road in the 4 Hours of Shanghai on Sunday (Nov. 10).  It is the first time that the Toyotas have been beaten on the road since the 6 Hours of Circuit of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Texas Provides Decent Racing and Conflict of Interest?

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Beer / Ducks Unlimited and #10: Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield

Ever since Texas Motor Speedway was reconfigured into the current version, I’ve always thought that the track races somewhat similar to the original Texas Motor Speedway of 1997.  The first stage of Sunday’s race was very much like 1997.  Chaotic as heck. Sunday’s 500-mile race at Texas Motor Speedway was almost like two completely separate …

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Kyle Busch To Race In 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona

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Lexus Racing and AVS Vasser Sullivan announced Monday morning (Nov. 4) that Kyle Busch will make his IMSA debut in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  He will drive one of the team’s Lexus RCF GT3s in the GT Daytona class.  Since Lexus is Toyota’s luxury division in North America, there is no manufacturer clash for …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Has Decent Sunday, FOX Sports 1 Has a Nightmare

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Martinsville was very interesting.  The rules package made for another anticlimactic Cup race with a grand total of three lead changes.  That’s the same as what we had back in March.  Then again, the weekend will be remembered for two instances. First Data 500 Yes, Martin Truex Jr. dominated Sunday’s First Data 500, leading 464 …

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