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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings, Bank of America ROVAL 400 Edition

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So, you stuff it in the wall and your day is over. Well, that is not quite how the script read for Georgia’s favorite son. Daunted by an embarassing mistake that put the No. 9 behind the eight ball, Chase Elliott rallied to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Bank of America ROVAL 400 …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Federated Auto Parts 400 Edition

2019 NASCAR Cup starting grid

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In a throwback to the 1985 Indianapolis 500, Martin Truex Jr. did his best impression of Danny Sullivan’s “spin and win” as the New Jersian took the top step of the podium at Richmond Raceway for his second consecutive victory. Can Truex make it three-for-three in the first round of the playoffs this weekend at …

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Bangor Savings Bank to Support Austin Theriault, Rick Ware Racing Through End of 2019

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Bangor Savings Bank has extended its partnership with Austin Theriault and Rick Ware Racing, the team announced in a release on Sept. 19. The bank will serve as continue to serve as Theriault’s primary sponsor in select events throughout the remainder of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. “The partnership with Bangor Savings …

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William Byron, Liberty Extend Sponsorship to 2020-2021

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Liberty University has extended its sponsorship of William Byron through 2021, Hendrick Motorsports announced Sept. 19. Byron, a student at Liberty, will carry the university’s colors in 12 races apiece for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. “Liberty University has been a big part of my racing career and progression through NASCAR from basically the beginning,” …

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Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen Returning to Haas F1 for 2020

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The American Formula 1 team will look relatively unchanged for the 2020 season. Despite a rocky 2019 season, the Haas F1 team will once again field entries for Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, the team announced Thursday, Sept. 19. Haas team principal Guenther Steiner cited experience and continuity as the driving force for the return …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings South Point 400 Edition

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The popularity of roller coasters is often attributed to the thrills, exhilaration, speed, and sharp and often sudden inclines and declines. While theme park enthusiasts love the twists and turns that these towering hunks of steel give them, Martin Truex Jr. wasn’t so keen on those twists and turns at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as …

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NASCAR 101: Active Drivers With the Most (& Least) Team Owners

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Once again, NASCAR Silly Season is in full bloom. We’ve got retirements and alignments, sponsorships and ownerships, hirings and firings and, of course, Matt DiBenedetto. This annual late-summer/early-fall tradition is filled with nerves, excitement and surprises. On the note of surprises, Paul Menard joins David Ragan as the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Edition

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To simply put it, no one could catch Kevin Harvick last Sunday at the Brickyard. The No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford was out front for 118 of the 160 circuits around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Will such a dominating performance continue this weekend in Las Vegas? A rare engine failure for Kyle Busch on lap …

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H2 Motorsports Plans Part-Time Run for Rest of 2019, Hopes for Full-Time 2020 Schedule

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H2 Motorsports will attempt a part-time schedule for the rest of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season before a tentative full-time 2020 run, the team announced Thursday, Sept. 5. Formed in May 2019, H2 Motorsports has competed in seven events this season before withdrawing at Darlington Raceway. While a driver and sponsors were not named …

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