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Chase Elliott Edges Brad Keselowski for Final Round of 8 Spot

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When Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowski headed into Kansas Speedway for the Hollywood Casino 400, the pair was separated by a whopping 42 points. Keselowski sat 20 points above the Round of 8 cut line while Elliott was 22 markers below it. But by the time the checkered flag flew after a pair of overtime …

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Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick Tangle After Wild Xfinity Race in Kansas

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As Brandon Jones celebrated his first career Xfinity Series win at Kansas Speedway, fireworks were flying on pit road. Once the checkered flag flew, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick were involved in an altercation that resulted in a cut over Reddick’s eye. Asked @TylerReddick how he got the red mark on his eye. Said it …

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Kevin Harvick Not Allowed to Qualify After Inspection Issues at Kansas

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Kevin Harvick will have his work cut out for him in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway following a pre-qualifying inspection failure. He’ll start from the rear of the field after being excluded from running a lap during qualifying Saturday (Oct. 19) afternoon. “We gotta pass a lot of cars, it is what it …

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Ross Chastain, Kaulig Racing Remain Upbeat Despite Up-and-Down Week

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In just two days’ time, Kaulig Racing went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. Tuesday (Oct. 15), the organization announced it will expand to two full-time cars for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Ross Chastain, who’s currently racing for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship, will join Kaulig alongside Justin …

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Pace Laps: Rain & Controversy for NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Delays Talladega Race Rain halted the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (Oct. 13) afternoon with just 57 of 188 laps completed. William Byron, who won stage one, was scored as the leader when the red flag flew. No major wrecks have impacted the race as of yet; 33 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Spencer Boyd Scores 1st Career Win at Talladega

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter crossed the finish line first, but Spencer Boyd walked away from Talladega Superspeedway with his first career win Saturday afternoon (Oct. 12). “Two weeks ago, I wasn’t running this race,” Boyd said in victory lane. “…Four years ago, I was selling cars with my dad at Hendrick Automotive Group. A …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Talladega Looms as Truck Series Opens its Round of 6

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The Gander Outdoors Truck Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend, and the remaining playoff drivers have just one goal: survive. The series kicks off its Round of 6 Saturday afternoon (Oct. 12), but the good news for the championship hopefuls is that no champion has won at the superspeedway in the same season they …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR Dodges Credibility Bullet With ThorSport Decision

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When the 2019 Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs opened at Bristol Motor Speedway, ThorSport Racing had three of its four drivers in the championship battle. But fast-forward three races and two of that trio got knocked out in one swoop at Las Vegas Motor Speedway just a couple of weeks ago. Grant Enfinger was the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Austin Hill’s ‘Statement’ Win Serves as a Reminder to the Field

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When the 2019 season opened for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway in February, it marked a new beginning for Austin Hill and 2018 championship-winning team Hattori Racing Enterprises. Hill was just a driver who had just a single full-time Truck Series season under his belt and a whopping eight career top …

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Pace Laps: Lady Luck Takes Over at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Keeps On Trucking Martin Truex Jr. had been lost in the shuffle of title contenders as NASCAR descended upon the gambling capital of North America. Las Vegas Motor Speedway seemed a better fit instead for Team Penske’s two stars, Brad Keselowski and reigning Cup champion Joey Logano. They were …

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