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Cliff Daniels Is Jimmie Johnson’s New Crew Chief

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Cliff Daniels has a new role in NASCAR: seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson‘s crew chief. Hendrick Motorsports announced Monday (July 29) that Daniels will take over the play-calling duties for Johnson effective immediately. Daniels replaces Kevin Meendering, who was in his first year with Johnson after replacing long-time crew chief Chad Knuas. …

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Christian Eckes Wins ARCA Race At Pocono

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Christian Eckes survived and saved enough fuel to hold off Todd Gilliland and the field to win the Forts USA 150 at Pocono Raceway under dark and cloudy skies on Friday afternoon (July 26). “Man, this awesome. Being back in victory lane, this is fun. I love racing these guys” Eckes said in victory lane. “We …

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Harrison Burton, Todd Gilliland Pull off KBM Sweep in Pocono Practices

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Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers Harrison Burton and Todd Gilliland led the two Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice sessions at Pocono Raceway on Friday (July 26) prior to this weekend’s race. In the first practice, Burton led the 28 trucks that took time with a top speed of 167.954 mph. Gilliland was second, followed by Brett …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Edition

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For Kevin Harvick, everyone knew it was coming. We just didn’t know when. New Hampshire was when. Harvick broke a 22-race winless streak and the first for his Stewart-Haas Racing team in 2019. While Harvick was in victory lane, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch were frustrated over their races as Hamlin led 113 laps but …

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Entry List: 2019 U.S. Cellular 250

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to the 7/8-mile, banked short track at Iowa Speedway as 39 drivers will attempt to qualify for 38 spots to complete in the 11th annual U.S. Cellular 250 on Saturday afternoon. Joining the series regulars will be drivers Ryan Repko, making his second start of the season for JD Motorsports. …

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Martin Truex Jr. Overcomes Wreck, Salvages Top 10 at New Hampshire

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It was an eventful day for Martin Truex Jr. at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. But when it mattered most Sunday (July 21), Truex was in the right position for a solid finish, coming home sixth in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. Truex started sixth and was battling for the lead with Brad Keselowski throughout stage …

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NASCAR Post-Race Notebook: New Hampshire

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While Kevin Harvick and his son Keelan were celebrating with a lobster in victory lane, there was plenty of other storylines that happened during the Foxwoods Resort and Casino 301. Among the highlights from the race on Sunday, July 21… Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has rough day at New Hampshire For Ricky Stenhouse Jr., it is …

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Justin Allgaier Pleased with Third-Place Finish at New Hampshire

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For Justin Allgaier, it was a very productive Saturday (July 20) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with his JR Motorsports No. 7 Chevrolet. A third-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series ROXOR 200 was his best since Iowa last month. After running 17th or worse in two of the last three races, Allgaier stayed at …

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NASCAR New Hampshire Notebook: Kyle Larson, Erik Jones Quell Silly Season Rumors

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With 2019 NASCAR Silly Season in full effect, rumors heated up along with hot temperatures entering the weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. But for now, all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series off-track news revolved around drivers insisting they’re sticking with their current teams for 2020. Instead, by the end of Saturday (July 20), it …

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Paul Menard Upset With Harrison Burton After Xfinity Race at New Hampshire

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For most drivers, a top-five NASCAR Xfinity Series finish would be nice after a hot and exhausting day at New Hampshire. But for Paul Menard, the lone Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series full-timer competing in the ROXOR 200, that was the last thing on his mind Saturday (July 20). Instead, it was contact with Harrison …

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