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Pace Laps: NASCAR Veterans Head In 2 Directions, Christopher Bell Dominates Xfinity at Loudon

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Two Veterans Headed In Opposite Directions Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson were born less than three months apart. Their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series careers started within one year of each other, 2001 and 2002, as the California natives rose up and won in their first years on tour. Multiple …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa

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There were ample chances for drama in Friday night’s Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway. Problem is, Chandler Smith was WAY too fast for anyone to keep up with him, and by race’s end he left Iowa Speedway with his fifth win of 2019, the seventh of his ARCA career: .@CSmithDrive to Victory Lane! …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Fans With Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway


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“Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa” – Field of Dreams The ARCA Menards Series heads to the cornfields of Iowa this weekend for the 13th time for the Fans With Benefits 150. The track within the cornfields will have one of the best points battles in recent memory and will be on center stage alongside …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Menards 250 at Elko Speedway


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After a few weekends off, the ARCA Menards Series hits the track again Saturday night, July 13, for the Menards 250 at Elko Speedway. This weekend’s race at Elko puts the intense ARCA points battle on center stage without having Ty Majeski, who won the last ARCA race at Chicagoland Speedway, or others interfere. Michael …

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Pace Laps: Big Moments For NASCAR’s Up-And-Coming Talents In Alex Bowman, Cole Custer


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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Alex Bowman’s Big Moment He was the quiet, unassuming replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. that spent years toiling in underfunded rides. Alex Bowman has spent the last year-plus racing under the shadows of his flashy, more marketable 20-something teammates: Chase Elliott and William Byron. He’s seven titles short of Jimmie …

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ARCA Breakdown: 2019 Bounty 150 at Chicagoland

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In a Nutshell: I’ll let the race winning team speak for itself on this one: .@TyMajeski — “That’s what you call an ass whipping boys!!!” Third @ARCA_Racing win of 2019 for @TyMajeski and @ChadBryantRace — Chad Bryant Racing (@ChadBryantRace) June 28, 2019 Continuing a run of form that Chad Bryant Racing hasn’t seen since it …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Bounty 150 at Chicagoland


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The ARCA Menards Series heads to Jolliet, Ill., for the Bounty 150 at Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday night (June 27). The race at Chicagoland marks the final stop in a seven-race string that began at Toledo Speedway last month. That span of racing has brought together one of the tightest points races in recent memory, …

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