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Chase Elliott Fastest in Final Practice, Finds the Wall


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Chase Elliott found the fast way around Auto Club Speedway Saturday afternoon, but he also found that one little misstep can ruin an otherwise good day. Just minutes into the final practice session, Elliott found himself on top of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series time sheet with a lap of 38.404 seconds (187.480 mph). …

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Erik Jones Fastest In Saturday Morning Cup Practice

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Rookie Erik Jones set the pace in the first of two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices on Saturday. The No. 77 Toyota Service Centers Toyota for Furniture Row Racing set a best lap right at the beginning of the session of 38.541 seconds (187.251 mph). Chase Elliott clocking the second fastest lap time of 38.535 seconds. …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson Feel Confident in Future with Hendrick Motorsports

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Two of the biggest names in NASCAR racing have no contract extension with their employer, yet. Make no mistake though, neither Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jimmie Johnson seem to be worried at all. Johnson’s seven Championships and Earnhardt’s undeniable effect on the sport mean that both have very little to be concerned about as they enter …

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Daytona 500 Champion Pete Hamilton Dead at 74

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1970 Daytona 500 winner Pete Hamilton died on Wednesday.  He was 74 years old. Hamilton only raced 64 times in NASCAR’s premier series. With his passing, Hamilton leaves behind a truly unique legacy in racing history. A native of Dedham, Mass., Hamilton was a local racer at the Norwood Arena Speedway and moved up the ranks, …

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Friday Faceoff: NASCAR Surprises and Disappointments

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NASCAR did not issue any penalties to Kyle Busch, Joey Logano or the crewmen involved in Sunday’s post-race pit road brawl.  Was this the right call, or should there have been some form of punishment? Amy Henderson: There should have been penalties in the form of fines and probation for Busch and suspensions for the …

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BK Racing Snags SunFrog in Multi-Race Deal for Gray Gaulding

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A new sponsor will enter the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fray with BK Racing and driver Gray Gaulding. Beginning at this Sunday’s Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Speedway, the No. 23 Toyota will sport the green and black colors of SunFrog. One of the nation’s fastest growing apparel companies according to the release, …

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No Penalties for Joey Logano or Kyle Busch after Las Vegas

In the days since Joey Logano and Kyle Busch came to blows on pit lane at Las Vegas, everyone in the NASCAR realm waited with baited breath to see if the parties involved would be subject to fines or penalties from NASCAR. Instead, what we got were small infractions and no mention of the Logano-Busch incident. …

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Joey Logano Dominates Final Stage to Win Boyd Gaming 300

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As the green flag flew on Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hometown racer Kyle Busch took the early advantage on the field. As the laps wore down in Stage No. 1, Kyle Larson had gained the second spot and began to close in on Busch. With ten laps to …

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Kyle Busch Takes Pole From Team Penske in Las Vegas XFINITY Qualifying

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Qualifying for the XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a battle for supremacy between Cup Series owners Roger Penske and Joe Gibbs. Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch dominated the top of the leader board through all three sessions of qualifying, but the final result remained in doubt until the final laps …

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