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Pace Laps: NASCAR Daytona Roundup For Cup, XFINITY & Camping World Trucks

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Young Guns Steal Daytona 500 Spotlight Except this 500 winner was very different. While Dale Earnhardt rattled people’s cages, a man’s man from the south, the 27-year-old Dillon is… a millennial. He has a video podcast, “Barn Life,” with best friend and jackman Paul Swan. He’s a clean-cut extrovert, an excitable guy …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Changes for the 2018 Season

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Management Changes As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series roars back to action at Daytona International Speedway this Friday night, a significant change the casual fan might not notice is the series’ new general manager. Late last month, NASCAR announced former Truck Series driver Ben Kennedy is the division’s new general manager. “Ben will draw …

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Pace Laps: Fords Fighting At Daytona, Dragsters Racing At Pomona

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Fights To The Front Daytona 500 qualifying saw both Chevy and Toyota take center stage. Owner Rick Hendrick won his fourth straight pole position for the Great American Race, this time with Alex Bowman and the No. 88 while four Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas qualified inside the top seven. ALLAWAY: …

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Myatt Snider Joins ThorSport Racing for 2018

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Myatt Snider is set to run for 2018 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year honors. ThorSport Racing announced the addition of the 23-year-old to its lineup on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Piloting the No. 13 Liberty Tax Ford, Snider joins two-time champion Matt Crafton, Ben Rhodes and Grant Enfinger to round out the organization’s …

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Tracking the Trucks: Chase Briscoe Scores 1st Career Win at Homestead-Miami Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Chase Briscoe put on a clinic at Homestead-Miami Speedway as he took the checkered flag ahead of Christopher Bell to score his first career win. Starting on the pole, the driver of the No. 29 Ford led a race-high 81 of 134 laps en route to Victory Lane. Johnny Sauter, Ryan Truex, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Non-Playoff Drivers That Need a Strong Run at Homestead

John Hunter Nemechek and Chase Briscoe (photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

This weekend, all eyes will be on the championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway as Christopher Bell, Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton and Austin Cindric will duke it out for the 2017 title in a single-race, winner-takes-all fight. While the majority of the focus will be on those four drivers, there are several others who would greatly benefit …

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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski Advances to Homestead, William Byron Scores Another Victory

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Brad Keselowski Sneaks into Championship 4 – When they bumped, banged, passed and wrecked in the distance, the view became clear for Brad Keselowski: milk it home and you’re going to Homestead-Miami Speedway. From the drop of the green flag in the Can-Am 500, a position in the Championship 4 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Goes Back-to-Back With Phoenix Win

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took his second straight win when he beat John Hunter Nemechek to the checkered flag in the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at Phoenix Raceway. The driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet took advantage of a two-lap shootout after teammates Noah Gragson and Christopher Bell brought out the third red …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton’s Home in the Truck Series

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For 17 years, Matt Crafton has made his career in the Camping World Truck Series. And following a report from motorsport.com last week, he’ll continue sitting behind the wheel of the No. 88 Toyota through at least the 2018 season. “It’s been an honor to be with ThorSport Racing,” Crafton told motorsport.com. “I’ve always said …

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