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Daniel Suarez Not Returning to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2020; Cole Custer In

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Daniel Suarez is out of a ride for the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Via a video message posted on Twitter, the 27-year-old confirmed that he will not return to Stewart Haas Racing’s No. 41 Ford Mustang after Sunday’s race (Nov. 17) at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Suarez, a three-year MENCS veteran, had been in …

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Christian Eckes, Raphael Lessard to Compete Full Time for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2020

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Kyle Busch Motorsports has tabbed a pair of teenagers for its NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series lineup in 2020. 18-year-old Raphael Lessard and 19-year-old Christian Eckes will each pilot full-time entries for KBM, the team announced Nov. 14. Both will compete for rookie of the year honors. Eckes, the 2019 ARCA Menards Series champion, will …

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Tyler Ankrum to Drive for GMS Racing in 2020

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Tyler Ankrum will have a new home in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for the 2020 season. After a successful rookie season, Ankrum will pilot a full-time entry for GMS Racing, the team announced Thursday, Nov. 14. Ankrum joins an expanded lineup at GMS, teamed with full-time drivers Sheldon Creed and Brett Moffitt along …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Bluegreen Vacations 500 Edition

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It was do-or-die for Denny Hamlin at ISM Raceway last Sunday (Nov. 10), but the 38-year-old survived to claim a coveted spot in the Championship 4. Nearly a decade after his promising 2010 championship run and subsequent postseason collapse, can Hamlin finally find the keys to the championship trophy? Can Martin Truex Jr claim his …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Announces 2020 Xfinity Crew Chiefs

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Joe Gibbs Racing has released its NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief lineup for the 2020 season. The Nov. 7 announcement comes two days after news broke that Riley Herbst will drive the No. 18 JGR Toyota full time in 2020 alongside teammates Brandon Jones and Harrison Burton. Herbst will be paired with veteran Dave Rogers, …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings AAA Texas 500 Edition

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After 500 grueling miles around the 1.5-mile banked oval at Texas Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick punched his ticket to the Championship 4 at Homestead Miami Speedway after winning the AAA Texas 500 Sunday (Nov. 3). Harvick’s Texas highlights included 119 laps led and a stage win. With momentum on his side, can the 43-year-old become …

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Chevrolet Bringing Camaro ZL1 1LE to Cup in 2020

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 2019. (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chevrolet will update its Camaro body style for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2020. Based upon the supercharged 650 horsepower LT4 powered road model, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will make its MENCS debut next February at Daytona International Speedway, replacing the Camaro ZL1. “The ZL1 1LE is the highest performer within …

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Matt Tifft to Miss Remainder of 2019 Season, John Hunter Nemechek to Substitute

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt Tifft will sit out the remainder of the 2019 season following a medical episode last Saturday (Oct. 26), Front Row Motorsports announced Tuesday, Oct. 29. John Hunter Nemechek will fill in for Tifft in the No. 36 for the final three races of the season. Tifft was admitted …

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