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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Hollywood Casino 400 Edition

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Denny Hamlin may be having his best year yet. After picking up another victory last weekend at Kansas Speedway, Hamlin has the second-most wins of any driver this season and currently sits third on the playoff grid. Often regarded as the best active driver to not win a championship, can Hamlin finally erase his “bridesmaid” …

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Clint Bowyer Signs Extension With Stewart-Haas Racing for 2020

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Clint Bowyer will return to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2020. The team announced on Thursday (Oct. 17) that Bowyer has signed a contract extension, putting him back in the driver’s seat of the No. 14 SHR Ford for a fourth consecutive season. Since replacing the retired Tony Stewart in 2017, Bowyer has tallied two wins and …

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Brian Pattie Leaving Roush Fenway Racing After 2019

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Longtime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Brian Pattie will not return to Roush Fenway Racing in 2020, the team announced Thursday, Oct. 17. Pattie, who currently serves as the crew chief on Ricky Stenhouse Jr.‘s No. 17 Ford, joined RFR in 2016 as the crew chief for Greg Biffle, before being paired with …

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Garrett Smithley Replacing Injured Austin Theriault at Kansas

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Following a crash at Talladega Superspeedway  Monday (Oct. 14), Austin Theriault will not race this weekend (Oct. 20) at Kansas Speedway. Theriault was involved in a multi-car crash on lap 163 of the 1000Bulbs.com 500 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, competing for Rick Ware Racing. Following the crash, NASCAR’s medical team has not …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings 1000Bulbs.com 500 Edition

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Kyle Larson was one of the first casualties of the carnage Monday (Oct. 14) at Talladega Superspeedway. Although his car stayed on the ground this time, Larson made heavy contact with an out-of-control Alex Bowman. Via his win at Dover International Speedway, Larson didn’t have to use a mulligan. Although he is in the next …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Longest Active Winless Streaks in All 3 Series

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It’s hard to believe that Kyle Larson had not won in 75 races. Or the fact that Jimmie Johnson still can’t find victory lane. While Larson was able to take a home a much needed checkered flag last Sunday (Oct. 6) at Dover International Raceway to end his winless streak in the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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NASCAR Reveals 2020 ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Showdown Schedules

2018 ARCA pack racing

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A mixture of historic venues and new circuits will great ARCA Menards Series competitors in 2020. Per a Oct. 10 release, the 2020 ARCA Menards season will be contested in 20 events at 20 different venues from February to October next year. Additionally, the ARCA Showdown schedule consists of 10 events on the schedule, running …

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Aric Almirola, Smithfield Returning to Stewart-Haas for 2020

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Smithfield Foods will once again adorn Aric Almirola‘s Stewart Haas Racing Ford for the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 2020 will mark the third year of the partnership between SHR and Smithfield, while Almirola will be backed by Smithfield for the ninth consecutive season, dating back to his first full-time MENCS circuit in …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Drydene 400 Edition

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For the first time in 75 events, Kyle Larson took home a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series checkered flag last weekend at Dover International Raceway. As the only MENCS competitor locked into the next round of the playoffs, Larson won’t have to worry about the impending chaos of Talladega Superspeedway. However, he did end up …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Drydene 400

Kyle Larson and Denny Hamlin lead in 2019 Dover Cup race

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Pageantry and history were the talk of the town as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolled into Delaware for Dover International Speedway’s 50th anniversary and 100th MENCS race at the one-mile concrete oval. Past track memories dawned the landscape, including Jimmie Johnson‘s milestone 83rd win …

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