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Triad Racing Technologies President Forms Gaunt Brothers Racing

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There will be another new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team come this year’s Daytona 500. Triad Racing Technologies President Marty Gaunt has formed Gaunt Brothers Racing, which formerly operated in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. The No. 96 team will attempt its debut in the Daytona 500, with DJ Kennington piloting a Toyota Camry. Additionally, …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s the Top NASCAR Rookie For 2017?

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Carl Edwards pulled off a move that shocked the racing community, announcing he’ll step away from NASCAR competition full-time.  If Edwards has really hung ’em up for good, what is his legacy in the sport?  Is he a future Hall of Famer? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think he goes down as one of the …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Kyle Larson

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Kyle Larson can finally breathe easily. He is a winner in NASCAR’s top-tier division. The No. 42 car finally came home first with Larson behind the wheel, something that was expected in 2014, when he was a rookie competing for top 5s week-in and week-out. No longer is he coming close without sealing the deal. …

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Joey Gase Partners with BK Racing for Daytona 500 Plus Other Cup Series Events

After BK Racing announced the team did not retain the contracts of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Matt DiBenedetto and David Ragan, it left the organization with two open cars. Joey Gase is taking advantage of the opportunity, given that DiBenedetto is taking over the Go Fas Racing No. 32 Ford, a car Gase …

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Brennan Poole to Return to Chip Ganassi Racing

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The No. 48 team will be back in the NASCAR XFINITY Series next year, remaining largely unchanged. Brennan Poole returns for his second full season with Chip Ganassi Racing, piloting the team’s second car as a teammate to Kyle Larson and recently announced rookie competitor, Tyler Reddick. The Texas native made the inaugural XFINITY Series …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Chris Buescher

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Sure, Chris Buescher’s career was on the rise entering 2016. But not even Buescher predicted he would be one of two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookies to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Everything changed for the Texas native come Aug. 1. The weekend was already strange, with poor weather slapping Pocono Raceway across the face …

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Beyond the Cockpit: John Hunter Nemechek Satisfied with NEMCO Motorsports’ 2016 Season

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John Hunter Nemechek entered 2016 with 30 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on his resume. However, this past season marked the first time the North Carolina native raced for a championship, competing full-time for his family-owned NEMCO Motorsports team. The 19-year-old locked himself into the division’s inaguaral Chase almost immediately, winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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Kaz Grala to Compete for 2017 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year with GMS Racing

Kaz Grala will be moving up to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on a full-time basis in 2017. The 17-year-old announced he will be competing full-time with GMS Racing, piloting the No. 33 truck next year after running nine contests in 2016. Grala joins championship-winning driver Johnny Sauter as the two confirmed drivers for …

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Spencer Gallagher to Race Full-Time in XFINITY Series, Will Return to Truck Series

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Spencer Gallagher will be extending his NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule in 2017. The 27-year-old son of GMS Racing founder Maury Gallagher competed in the Camping World Truck Series full-time in 2016, finishing 12th in the standings during his sophomore season. With eight top 10s and two pole awards, Gallagher believes “it is a good start” to …

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Jeff Gordon Calls Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus ‘Best He’s Ever Seen’ After 7th Sprint Cup Series Championship

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When Jeff Gordon speaks, Jimmie Johnson listens. “Jimmie, he’s just the complete package,” Gordon said. “They’re the best I’ve ever seen.” Those remarks came moments after Johnson took the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway, capturing his record-tying seventh championship in NASCAR’s premier division. Johnson’s drive that Sunday afternoon is one that he would have never …

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