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Kyle Benjamin, Niece Motorsports Team for 7 Races

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Kyle Benjamin will drive the No. 45 truck for seven races with Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, the team announced Monday (April 29). The first race on the schedule for the youngster is at Texas Motor Speedway on June 7. “Kyle has been successful in everything he’s run,” Niece general manager …

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NASCAR makes changes after first practice at Talladega

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NASCAR announced two changes following Friday’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Talladega Superspeedway after 21 cars topped 200 MPH in the first of two sessions. The first change is that NASCAR is having teams add a one-inch wicker to the top of the spoiler, which should slow the single-car speeds. #NASCAR …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Mother, Brenda Jackson, Passes Away At Age 65

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JR Motorsports announced Monday afternoon (April 22) that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother, Brenda Jackson, has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 65 years old. Brenda and Dale Earnhardt Sr. married in 1972 and had two kids – Kelley and Dale Jr. – during the time they were together. The duo ended …

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Josh Williams Gets Backing From Starbrite For 2019 Talladega NASCAR Xfinity Series Race

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Josh Williams has a returning primary sponsor backing him in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend (April 27) at Talladega Superspeedway. Starbrite Inc., a manufacturer of vehicle care and appearance products, will back his No. 36 DGM Racing Chevrolet for Saturday’s 2019 Sparks Energy 300. It’s the second time the company has backed Williams. In …

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JR Hildebrand Entering Indianpolis 500 With Dan Gurney-Honoring No. 48

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JR Hildebrand will drive a second Chevrolet for Dreyer & Reibold Racing in the Indianapolis 500, the team announced Monday (April 22). Hildebrand, who will be trying to race his ninth Indy 500, will be driving the No. 48 car to honor racing legend Dan Gurney.  TODAY…. @DRRIndyCar announced its 2nd #INDY500 entry with veteran …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Winless Streak, Alexander Rossi Dominates in Long Beach

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Short-Track Winless Streak There was no stopping Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, as the driver of the No. 19 Toyota held off a fading Clint Bowyer and a hard charging Joey Logano to win his first short track event. Kyle Busch led …

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Kurt Busch Posts Another Strong Finish at Auto Club Speedway

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While his brother was celebrating his 200th win, Kurt Busch‘s hot streak continued to start the 2019 season. The Las Vegas native finished sixth in the Monster Energy Chevrolet. But this time, he didn’t need to use strategy to get up to the front. #AutoClub400 Final Race results @ACSupdates: P1: @KyleBusch P6: @KurtBusch P12: @KyleLarsonRacin …

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Xfinity Championship Contenders Run Into Trouble At Auto Club

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The first two stages in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway were cool, calm and collected — as cool as the flip side of a pillow. Then all hell broke loose. Multiple Xfinity Series championship contenders ran into trouble over the course of the race, most of which occurred in the last …

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Kevin Harvick, Daniel Hemric lead Saturday Cup Series practice sessions in Fontana

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Kevin Harvick and Daniel Hemric led the two Saturday practice session at a, once again, very windy Auto Club Speedway. In first practice, Bakersfield, California native Harvick ran the fastest of his twenty two laps at a time of 40.940 seconds, at just under 176 mph. Some drivers attempted to bump draft during the session, …

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Tyler Reddick edges Kyle Busch for XFINITY Pole at Auto Club

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This afternoon, Kyle Busch will be looking to make history by winning his 200th NASCAR national series victory, tying Richard Petty for most wins all time. However, he will have to get past Tyler Reddick to do it. Reddick, the defending series champion, won his fourth pole in 56 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts and second …

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