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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s All-Star Race Aerodynamic Experiment

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Race Package Shows Promise Typically, the All-Star Race held a week ahead of the longest event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule, turns into a glorified test session for teams preparing for the Coca-Cola 600. The result is often lackluster action that ultimately fails to live up …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores 3rd 2018 Victory at Charlotte

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his third win in seven races this season when he beat Kyle Busch to the checkered flag by 1.34 seconds to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “Today we had a good truck in practice, but obviously the adjustments Joe (Shear, crew chief) …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers to Watch at Charlotte

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The Camping World Truck Series takes to the track this Friday night, May 18, for its annual dust-up at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Here’s give drivers to keep an eye on. Todd Gilliland Gilliland signed on to pilot the No. 4 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports full-time for the 2018 season but there was just one …

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Hertz Joins Hendrick Motorsports to Sponsor William Byron

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William Byron will have a new primary sponsor for four points-paying races over the next two seasons. Car rental company Hertz Corporation joined Hendrick Motorsports as part of a two-year deal. The team release did not indicate which races the company will serve as primary sponsor but did state it will also adorn Byron’s No. …

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Pace Laps: Harvick’s Historic Run, XFINITY Series Downhill Slide

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Harvick Having Historic Run Every once in awhile, an athlete reestablishes the level of greatness in their sport. NASCAR is no exception to the rule. There were Dale Earnhardt’s next-level championships in 1987 and 1994, Bill Elliott’s 1985 Winston Million and Jeff Gordon winning 13 races in 1998. More recently, …

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William Byron Triggers Fiery Crash, Red Flag Late at Kansas

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 was relatively uneventful most of the night. But after 237 laps with no unplanned cautions, the final 30 laps gave us three. The most serious came on lap 249, when William Byron triggered a vicious crash that resulted in a 13-minute, 13-second red flag. The driver of …

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Kevin Harvick Scores 5th Win in 12 Races at Kansas Speedway

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Georgia. Nevada. Arizona. Delaware… and now, the Midwest. Kevin Harvick has the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series covered all across America. Harvick emerged victorious again when the dust settled over Saturday night’s (May 12) KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the No. 4 Ford took four fresh tires under the final …

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The Frontstretch 5: Storylines to Watch in KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway

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Matt Kenseth’s Return to Racing Last season, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Erik Jones would move from his Furniture Row Racing ride to pilot the No. 20 Toyota for the organization this season, leaving 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth looking for a place to continue racing in 2018. Despite snagging an emotional …

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Tracking the Trucks: Redemption for Noah Gragson in Kansas

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In a Nutshell: Noah Gragson scored his second career Camping World Truck Series win in Friday night’s 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota beat out boss Kyle Busch by 1.558 seconds to grab his first win of 2018. Stewart Friesen, John Hunter Nemechek and Johnny Sauter rounded …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Deeper Look at 37 Kind Days

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Friday night, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action at Kansas Speedway for the 37 Kind Days 250, and of course, there are plenty of storylines to follow. Darrell Wallace Jr. will be running double duty, making his Truck Series return for the first time since winning a one-off start at Michigan International Speedway …

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