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NASCAR Mailbox: Can Ross Chastain Soon Be a Breakout Star in NASCAR?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After Ross Chastain’s big Gander Outdoors Truck Series win at Kansas Speedway this past weekend, many eyes were opened as to how much talent the young driver from Florida really has. It was one of the most impressive wins, despite Stewart Friesen running out of fuel after dominating the race. Chastain hung in there all …

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Ross Chastain Scores First Career NASCAR Truck Series Win at Kansas; Heartbreak for Stewart Friesen

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Friday night’s (May 10) NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway proved to be as wild and unpredictable as Ross Chastain’s career.  The young NASCAR talent has been trying to rebuild during the 2019 season after a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series ride with Chip Ganassi Racing fell through. Chastain has refused to give …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Has Hendrick Motorsports Finally Turned a Corner?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

2019 has not been the easiest year for Hendrick Motorsports. After finding success with Chase Elliott’s win at Talladega Superspeedway a couple of weeks ago, they backed it up as a team with strong runs at Dover International Speedway across the board. This was easily the team’s best performance with all four cars all season …

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Chase Elliott Scores Pole for Sunday’s Gander RV 400

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Elliott scored his second pole of 2019 on Friday afternoon (May 3) with a new track record at 165.960 mph.  Elliott will be joined on the front row by his Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron.  Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Alex Bowman rounded out the top five, making that four of the top five …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Tyler Reddick Becoming the Best Xfinity Series Driver?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Throughout the first 10 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Bubba Wallace and his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team have had their fair share of struggles. With zero top-10 finishes and a best result of 17th at Martinsville Speedway, Wallace currently ranks 28th in the points. It is safe to say …

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Chase Elliott Scores the Victory at Talladega After a Wild Finish

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

2019 has not been the year Chase Elliott and his Hendrick Motorsports team were looking for in the first nine races. Today, though, Elliott scored his first win at Talladega Superspeedway and his first win of the season after an extremely wild race. Hendrick Motorsports earned a 1-2 finish as well, with Alex Bowman finishing …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Could Talladega Be the Best Superspeedway Race in Years?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Several years ago, NASCAR would hold at least one race over the Easter weekend holiday, typically with the Xfinity Series. For many years, it ran at Nashville Superspeedway where we would see some great races and different winners — because, yes, Cup Series drivers ran in NASCAR’s secondary series back then too. Should NASCAR bring …

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

(Photo: Lesley Miller NKP)

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

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?

(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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