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11 Cup Series Cars Fail Pre-Race Inspection at Kansas Speedway

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Eleven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars failed pre-race inspection at Kansas Speedway. The cars, driven by Aric Almirola, Daniel Suarez, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson, Ty Dillon, Joey Logano, Michael McDowell, Landon Cassill, Joey Gase and Timmy Hill all failed pre-race inspection. Their qualifying times were disallowed, so they will be lined …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Questions Arise About Kansas Field Size

Dover was a solid race but does a low truck count mean trouble in Kansas? (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kansas City, Kansas is the site for the next race for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. While qualifying is always important, every driver will have a sense of comfort, as they will all make the Digital Ally 250 on Friday, May 10. Currently, only 27 drivers are entered for the race, five short of …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Airborne Cars Just Part of the Game At Talladega?

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

NASCAR made a few judgment calls late Sunday during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, including a red flag, allowing the race to continue after one last-lap crash but throwing the caution after a second. Did the sanctioning body properly handle each situation? Mark Kristl: Typically the sanctioning body is in …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Pack Racing a Better Show Than Tandem Drafting?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ford has won every race at Talladega Superspeedway since fall 2015. Why do you think that is, and who is most likely to end their streak? Mark Kristl: I lack the engineering background, so my answer is this: Ford teams work extremely well together. They bring fast cars to the track, they draft together in practice, …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Ready To End Their Winless Streak

1. Paul Menard It has been 277 races since Menard last won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Driving the No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Paul Menard won the 2011 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In that race, he led 27 laps and stretched the fuel in his No. 27 Chevrolet to …

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The Underdog House: JTG Daugherty Racing Continues to Impress

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Hello all! For this version of The Underdog House, I’m filling in for our illustrious Frank Velat. There were two NASCAR races at Richmond Raceway this weekend. The NASCAR Xfinity Series competed in the ToyotaCare 250, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced for 400 laps in the Toyota Owners 400. The NASCAR Gander …

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8 Teams Fail Cup Series Pre-Race Inspection At Richmond

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The starting positions for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway will differ significantly from after qualifying on Friday. Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola, Chase Elliott, Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones, Matt Tifft, and Joey Gase all failed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pre-race qualifying at Richmond Raceway. These drivers will all forfeit their …

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ARCA Should Race At Martinsville Speedway In 2020

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NASCAR made schedule changes to all three of its major series to appeal to fans for 2020, yet the ARCA Menards Series already has the variety in its schedule which fans clamor for. Just ask Bret Holmes. With NASCAR’s purchase of the ARCA Menards Series last year, NASCAR can change the ARCA Menards Series schedule, …

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Kyle Busch Takes Advantage of Late Caution to Snag Xfinity Series Win at Texas

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

The winningest driver in Xfinity Series history celebrated in Victory Lane following Saturday afternoon’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch continued his dominant NASCAR season, spanning all series, with his ninth win in a combined 14 starts this season. Two wins down for @KyleBusch @TXMotorSpeedway so far. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/H7KJs8dWny — Frontstretch …

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