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Christian Eckes Fastest in Las Vegas Truck Practice

#18: Christian Eckes, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Safelite AutoGlass

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series rookie Christian Eckes took his No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota to the top of the charts in Friday’s (Feb. 21) lone practice for the Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 19-year-old Eckes clocked in the fastest lap with a speed of 177.848 mph. Veteran Johnny …

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Riley Herbst Snags Daytona Truck Pole

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Riley Herbst is the fastest trucker in Daytona. With a speed of 181.657 miles per hour, the Las Vegas native nabbed the pole for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series on Friday afternoon (Feb. 14). The pole is the first of Herbst’s career. …

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Fire Alarm Services Moving to Cup With John Hunter Nemechek

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John Hunter Nemechek will continue a long-standing partnership with one of his closest sponsors as he transitions to the NASCAR Cup Series full time for 2020. Fire Alarm Services will provide backing for Nemechek’s No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford in four events throughout the NCS season as he competes for rookie of the year …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Martin Truex Jr.

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In regards to the last few seasons, the best driver paired with the best crew chief paired with the best team sounds like an extremely potent combination, right? In 2019, it certainly was. After several stellar seasons with Furniture Row Racing, Martin Truex Jr‘s future after 2018, for a time, was in serious jeopardy after …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Ryan Preece

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Like Steve Park, Brett Bodine, and Jimmy Spencer before him, Ryan Preece’s racing journey from the mighty modifieds of the Northeast has finally lead him to the pinnacle of stock car racing: the NASCAR Cup Series. Preece, the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, was tabbed to replace stalwart AJ Allmendinger in the JTG Daugherty …

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John Hunter Nemechek Joins Front Row Motorsports for 2020, Michael McDowell Returning

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Front Row Motorsports will have a new driver for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. John Hunter Nemechek will pilot FRM’s No. 38 Ford Mustang full-time in 2020, per a Dec. 12 team announcement. Nemechek will be joined by teammate Michael McDowell, who returns to the seat of his No. 34 Ford Mustang for a …

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Advance Auto Parts Sponsoring Ryan Blaney in 2020

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Ryan Blaney will carry new colors in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series. National auto parts retailer Advance Auto Parts will sponsor Blaney and his No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang in select races throughout the 2020 season, Blaney announced Thursday, Nov. 21. Advance Auto Parts currently serves as the title sponsor of the Advance Auto …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Ford EcoBoost 400 Edition

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

All season, questions have been raised regarding NASCAR’s top competitors. After 38 weekends, the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has finally come to an end. Despite our questions, we now know that Kyle Busch is a two-time champion, Denny Hamlin‘s long-awaited championship will have to wait for at least another year, and William …

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NASCAR 101: A Brief Synopsis of the Numbers of a Decade

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It is the time of the season that many diehard race fans hope never come: the offseason. As champions are crowned under a setting south Florida sun this weekend, the engines will fall silent for almost three months. All that is left are mere memories of a season filled with excitement, jubilation and disappointment. This …

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