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NASCAR Mailbox: What Should NASCAR Do with the Rules Package for the All Star Race?

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NASCAR’s All-Star Race was once a race purely built on money, star power and sometimes wacky race formats. Lately, it has been used as a de facto test session for rules packages, adding an element of intrigue to a race that has struggled to maintain the level of hype and excitement it once drew. With …

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Ross Chastain to Drive for Kaulig Racing at Talladega

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Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Ross Chastain will make his second start for Kaulig Racing this season at Talladega Superspeedway next Saturday (April 27) for the NASCAR Xfinity Series event, the driver announced Monday. Chastain currently races for JD Motorsports full time in the series and sits 13th in the points standings with one top-10 finish after the first eight …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should There be Any Concern for Kevin Harvick & the No. 4 Team?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kevin Harvick has had a very slow start to this season compared to last. After winning eight races in 2018, he has zero so far, with only three top fives and six top 10s in eight races. In fact, the entire Stewart-Haas Racing team has yet to win a race so far this year, though …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should NASCAR Alter Pit Road Penalties in Any Way?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last season, there was much debate about who the best team in NASCAR was. This season, it is safe to say there are two frontrunners, with Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske. The two teams have combined to win the first seven races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. There have been other …

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Entry List: 2019 ALSCO 300


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The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday (April 6) for the first short track event of their 2019 season.  This race will also be the first for the Dash 4 Cash program, which will include eligible drivers Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Michael Annett and Chase Briscoe. There are a few changes to this …

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Entry List: 2019 Food City 500


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This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway (April 7) for the Food City 500, the eighth event of the 2019 season.  38 cars make up this weekend’s entry lists for 40 spots on the grid, meaning nobody will go home after qualifying. There are only a few minor changes …

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Harrison Burton to Run Eight NASCAR Xfinity Series Races for Joe Gibbs Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, 18-year-old Harrison Burton will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut. The teenager will take the next step, driving the No. 18 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing on April 6 in the Alsco 300. It will be the first of eight races this season for the young driver, a …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Could 2019 Be The Truck Series’ Most Competitive Season Yet?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Through six races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, only two drivers have more than one victory, with Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski each winning two apiece. It may be too early to predict but these two look like early championship favorites. Who else can be thrown into the mix? Do we have …

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Martinsville NASCAR Penalty Report: Austin Dillon, Matt Tifft, Ryan Preece Among Those With Loose Lug Nuts

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

NASCAR announced penalties Monday (March 25) from this past weekend’s spring 2019 races at Martinsville Speedway. Both teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series were hit with lug nut violations. However, no penalties beyond loose lug nuts were found in post-race inspection. There are no major issues or suspensions …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Non-Playoff Driver in 2018 Has the Best Chance of Making it in 2019?

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After recording his 200th NASCAR victory this past Sunday (March 17) at Auto Club Speedway, Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty for the most wins in the history of the sport. It is up for debate whether the two are comparable or not, but it is definitely an impressive feat no matter how you twist and …

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