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Friday Faceoff: What Do You Make of Todd Gilliland’s Post-Race Outburst?

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The Martinsville Speedway races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year were completely dominated in a manner never seen before. What, if anything, should NASCAR do to alleviate the dominance? Brian Keith: NASCAR’s intent was sound in keeping packages as uniform as possible, given that the Gen-6 car is on its way out the …

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Christian Eckes, Todd Gilliland Top Martinsville Truck Practices

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Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christian Eckes and Todd Gilliland led the pair of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice sessions on Friday (Oct. 25) for the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. Eckes and the No. 51 KBM team snuck to the top of the leaderboard in the closing seconds of the first …

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Friday Faceoff: What Will the Race Team Alliance Do With Speed51.com?

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The Race Team Alliance purchased media outlet Speed51.com last week. What do you think will come from this acquisition, and will it help the sport? Frank Velat: Initially, this looks like a great way to connect the grassroots level of racing with top level NASCAR. If that is one of the outcomes, great for the RTA …

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Christian Eckes Beats Michael Self on Restart to Win ARCA Kansas 150, Season Championship

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The task at hand was simple for Christian Eckes — beat Michael Self. On the final restart on lap 58 of the ARCA Kansas 150, that is exactly what Eckes did as he and Self battled side-by-side through turns 1 and 2 and down the backstretch before the 18-year-old Eckes prevailed and drove his way …

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Brad Keselowski, Daniel Hemric Turn Fastest Laps in Cup Series Practice at Kansas

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Brad Keselowski and Daniel Hemric led the two practice sessions for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Friday (Oct. 18) at Kansas Speedway for the Hollywood Casino 400. All 40 Cup Series cars turned a lap in the first practice, and Keselowski laid down the fastest lap in the final minutes with a speed …

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Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick Lead Xfinity Series Practices at Kansas

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Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick were the fastest drivers in the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions at Kansas Speedway on Friday (Oct. 18) afternoon for the Kansas Lottery 300. At the end of the first practice, Custer was at the top of the charts at 173.544 mph. Reddick was second with a speed of …

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NASCAR, ISC Merger Completed

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The merger between NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation (ISC) is completed. The new company will continue under the NASCAR name and will retain its primary headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida. Familiar faces will serve in leadership positions in the new NASCAR. Jim France will be the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Lesa France Kennedy …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Manufacturers Dictate How Their Teams Race?

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Should manufacturers be getting involved to make their teams cooperate at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway? Christian Koelle: Instead of manufacturers, it should be teams working together — but understand when we get to ISM Raceway, all of this goes away; it’s every man for himself. Josh Roller: I don’t have an issue with manufacturers …

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Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer Top Cup Series Practice Charts at Talladega

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Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer led the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions on Friday (October 11) afternoon for the 1000Bulbs.com 500. Hamlin was fastest in the first 50-minute practice at 204.904 mph. Kevin Harvick was second with a speed of 203.688, and Kyle Busch, who had mechanical issues early in practice, was …

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Austin Hill, Harrison Burton Pace Truck Series Practices at Talladega

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Austin Hill and Harrison Burton led the two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice sessions at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday (Oct. 11) afternoon for the Sugarlands Shine 250. In the first practice of the day, Hill, one of the six Truck Series playoff drivers, topped the speed charts at 193.115 mph. Clay Greenfield, driving his …

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