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On-Track Incident Causes Fight Between Daniel Suarez, Michael McDowell

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Friday’s (March 8) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying session at ISM Raceway ended with two drivers coming to blows. Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell had an on-track incident boil over into a disagreement on pit road.  Punches were thrown and the scuffle ended with McDowell being taken to the ground and Suarez held down …

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Ryan Blaney Wins TicketGuardian 500 Pole; Michael McDowell, Daniel Suárez Scuffle

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Ryan Blaney scored his first pole of 2019 and his sixth of his career on Friday (March 8) for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway.  Blaney recorded a lap speed of 141.287 mph, only three-tenths of a second off of the track record that Jimmie Johnson set back in 2015. Team Penske has been very …

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Kyle Busch, Austin Cindric Pace iK9 Service Dog 200 Practice Sessions

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series had two practice sessions on Friday (March 8) in preparation for Saturday’s iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway.  Kyle Busch and Austin Cindric were fastest in each of the two practices. Practice No. 1 Busch paced the opening practice with a lap speed of 131.921 mph after running 22 laps.  …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Could be the Next First-Time Winner in the Xfinity Series?

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This year, we have seen the Xfinity Series start off with some surprises, with some underdogs performing unexpectedly well. Michael Annett scored his first career win in the season opener at Daytona, much to the surprise of many, and the trend of good runs has continued for him as well. Two of these drivers who …

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Kevin Harvick Grabs The Pole In Las Vegas

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Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position for Sunday’s (March 3) Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick ran a speed of 180.517 miles per hour on Friday evening (March 1) after the majority of the three rounds were drafting sessions. This is Harvick’s first pole since ISM Raceway in November 2018 — …

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Justin Allgaier, Justin Haley Pace Xfinity Practices at Las Vegas

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series held two practice sessions on Friday afternoon (March 1) to open the weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ahead of Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300. Justin Allgaier was quickest in the opening session with a speed of 178.737 mph. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Busch was second, followed by Tyler …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Underdog Team Can Keep Up Their Strong Start All Year Long?

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This season will be very unique for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the new aero package, which may very well produce some surprises throughout the year. We saw several underdog teams have strong weekends at Atlanta, and some have the potential to continue that all year long. One team that showed strength on …

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Stewart Friesen & Ben Rhodes Top Friday Afternoon Truck Practices in Atlanta

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The Gander Outdoor Truck Series held two practice sessions on Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday evening’s Ultimate Tailgating 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second event of the 2019 season. Stewart Friesen was fastest during the first session with a speed of 177.204 mph.  Friesen is looking for his first career win in …

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