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Beyond the Cockpit: Daniel Hemric Looking Ahead to Cup Debut at Richmond

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Daniel Hemric made his NASCAR debut in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway in 2013. After starting 16th, he suffered a transmission leak that derailed his chance to show his abilities. He ultimately finished 32nd, 60 laps off the pace. A second start a couple races later yielded a better result of 13th …

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Kyle Larson Disappointed in Runner-Up Finish at Bristol

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kyle Larson walks away from Bristol heartbroken once again. Twice this season, the driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet has finished runner-up, including Monday’s rain-delayed Food City 500. But this one may sting just a little more for Larson, who led a race-high 200 laps, only to lose the top spot to eventual winner Kyle …

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Truckin’ Thursdays Best Of: Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven By Passion, Supported By Faith

Jennifer Jo Cobb races in the Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic. (Photo: Mike Neff)

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Author’s Note: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series sits idle as the XFINITY and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. But that doesn’t mean the series’ drivers aren’t keeping themselves busy. This weekend, Jennifer Jo Cobb will make her NASCAR Whelen Euro Series debut in Valencia, Spain in a deal that …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Returning to the track after Easter’s off weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Texas Motor Speedway where multiple tire failures took center stage. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman were just a few of the big names taken out by Goodyear blowouts. When all was said and done, Kyle Busch …

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The Big 6: Questions After the 2018 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? With finishes of 16th, 19th, 36th, 26th, 17th and 26th to open the season ahead of last weekend’s Easter break, Jamie McMurray was looking rough nearly a quarter of the way through NASCAR’s regular season. Sitting 26th in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points with little sign of …

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Multi-Car Pileup Leads to Short Red Flag in Texas

(Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series endured its largest wreck since February’s Daytona 500 Sunday (Apr. 8) at Texas Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson, who was the only Chevrolet driver to qualify in the top 10, was among seven drivers collected in a big wreck on lap 179 in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. The carnage …

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Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson Suffer Tire Failures, Hard Crashes at Texas

Martin Truex Jr has owned 1.5 mile tracks - but not this past Sunday at Texas (Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer)

Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson are both victims of tire failures so far in Sunday’s (Apr. 8) O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Truex’s race ended just five laps before the end of the first stage. His sudden tire failure on Lap 80 sent the No. 78 Toyota hard into the outside wall. .@MartinTruex_Jr …

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Ryan Blaney Smokes the Field in Cold Texas XFINITY Race

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Ryan Blaney simply dominated Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway to score Team Penske’s third-straight NASCAR XFINITY Series win with three different drivers. “That is three in a row for this team with three different drivers,” said Blaney. “That says a lot about Brian’s (Wilson, crew chief) work that he has done …

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Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson Pace Pair of MENCS Practices at Texas

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

Daniel Suarez and Jimmie Johnson led the pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. With dramatically colder temperatures than on Friday, 12 drivers ran faster than Friday’s pole speed. Suarez posted a 198.998 mph lap in first practice, narrowly edging Denny Hamlin. William Byron, who will start in the …

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