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Stewart Friesen Clinches Championship 4 Spot with Win at ISM Raceway

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Stewart Friesen held off a hard-charging Brandon Jones to win his second career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race in the Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway on Friday night (Nov. 8). Friesen had to work hard to capture his first pavement win, however, as he was penalized for beating the polesitter, Austin Hill, to …

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Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott Top the Cup Series Practice Charts

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Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott were the fastest drivers in a pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices at ISM Raceway on Friday (Nov. 8) for the Bluegreen Vacations 500. Opening Practice  After the conclusion of the first practice session of the afternoon, Busch was at the top of the chart with a speed …

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Christopher Bell Leads Xfinity Practices at ISM Raceway

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Christopher Bell posted the fastest speeds in both of the NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions on Friday (Nov. 8) afternoon for the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino 400. Opening Practice  Bell was fastest in the opening Xfinity practice with a speed of 129.795 mph. Following him were the other two members of the “Big Three.” …

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Austin Hill Wins Pole for Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

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Austin Hill won the pole for Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway. Hill was the third to last truck to turn a lap, and topped Stewart Friesen with a speed of 133.230 mph. The pole is Hill’s third pole of the season and his career. Friesen will start on the front row alongside Hill …

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Chandler Smith, Harrison Burton Top Lucas Oil 150 Practice Sessions

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Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Chandler Smith and Harrison Burton topped the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series charts on Friday (November 8) at ISM Raceway for the Lucas Oil 150. 17-year-old Smith was fastest in the first Truck Series practice, driving the No. 46 for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Smith turned 30 circuits around ISM Raceway and …

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Meyer Shank Racing, Jack Harvey Going Full-Time in 2020 with Andretti Technologies

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Meyer Shank Racing and driver Jack Harvey will be competing full-time in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season with technical support from Andretti Technologies. Announced on Friday (Nov. 8), MSR will not only receive technical and development support, but Harvey’s team of engineers will be staffed with “veteran race engineers with Andretti Autosport experience,” per …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Penalize Drivers for Causing Yellow Flags?

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Kyle Larson was adamant that Bubba Wallace’s spin in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was intentional. How prevalent do you think such occurrences are, and what, if anything, needs to be done? Adam Cheek: They aren’t massively common, but something should be done when it’s pretty clearly intentional. Maybe a …

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Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola Pace Cup Series Practices at Texas

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Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola topped the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice charts on Friday (Nov. 1) at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. In the first practice of the afternoon, Bowyer was fastest in his Ford with a speed of 188.679 mph. Kurt Busch’s Chevrolet was second …

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Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain lead NASCAR Xfinity Series practices at Texas

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Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain were fastest in the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practices on Friday (Nov. 1) at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Reddick was the only driver to break the 187 mph mark in the first practice and turned an average speed of 187.493 mph. Christopher Bell was second …

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Go Fas Racing Forms Technical Alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing

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Go Fas Racing announced on Friday (November 1) that beginning in 2020, GFR will have a technical alliance with two-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions, Stewart-Haas Racing. The new alliance will provide the No. 32 Ford Mustang with chassis, data and technical support. Currently, GFR has partnerships with Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines, …

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