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Get The Broom: Christopher Bell Sweeps XFINITY Richmond Races

So where does Christopher Bell fit in with Toyota's plans? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Christopher Bell completed a sweep of Richmond Raceway in the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series by taking the lead on the final restart and winning the Go Bowling 250. It was the sixth win of Bell’s NXS career and fifth of the season, tying the record for a rookie driver in the series. Four drivers traded …

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Kevin Harvick Wins Third Pole of Season at Richmond

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kevin Harvick will start the 61st annual Federated Auto Parts 400 from the pole position, after speeding through a lap at 121.880 mph around Richmond Raceway. It’s the 24th pole of Harvick’s career and his third of the season. The 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion will be looking to avenge his disaster of …

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Christopher Bell, Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Front Row for Go Bowling 250

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Christopher Bell will start on the pole for Friday night’s XFINITY Series Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway, after turning a lap at 118.990 mph in the final round of qualifying. Bell, who won the spring race at Richmond, will be looking for his fifth win of the season. It’s his fourth pole of the …

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Christopher Bell, Cole Custer Fastest in XFINITY Richmond Practices

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series held two practice sessions Friday morning at Richmond Raceway in anticipation for qualifying and the race later this evening. Christopher Bell (22.341 seconds) ended up pacing the field in the first practice session. Bell, who enters this weekend second in the playoff seeding, will be looking to sweep at Richmond, having already …

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4 Burning Questions: Brent Dewar Out, Steve Phelps In — More Change Coming?

Last laps in Virginia for Elliott Sadler? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What changes will NASCAR make in 2019? Some more NASCAR front office moves have happened this week, as NASCAR President Brent Dewar announced he is stepping down after this month. Current COO Steve Phelps will become the new president as Dewar moves on to an advisory role in the organization. With CEO and chairman Brian …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Goes Where in 2019?

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Just how much bigger will silly season be this year? Silly season continued in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with three drivers confirmed to be leaving their current rides in the past week and a fourth possibly contemplating doing so as well. Matt DiBenedetto announced last weekend that he and Go FAS Racing have …

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Trevor Bayne Not Returning to Roush Fenway Racing

Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth have split time in the NO. 6(Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Jack Roush, founder and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, confirmed on Wednesday night that driver Trevor Bayne will not be returning to the organization in 2019. Bayne, 27, has driven for Roush since the final months of the 2010 season, when he jumped ship from Michael Waltrip Racing’s XFINITY Series team to Roush’s team in …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2018 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

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Who… gets my shout-out of the race? Matt Kenseth has not had a very successful comeback this season. After leaving Joe Gibbs Racing last year, Kenseth sat out the first three months of this season before returning to Roush Fenway Racing to run part-time in the organization’s No. 6 Ford. He’s since only performed slightly better …

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Matt DiBenedetto Leaving Go FAS Racing After 2018 Season

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Matt DiBenedetto announced Friday evening that he was leaving Go FAS Racing at the conclusion of the season. DiBenedetto, 27, is in his fourth season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and second with Go Fas Racing. The California driver has four top-10 finishes in his career, his most recent being a seventh at …

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4 Burning Questions: It’s All About The Money

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What can NASCAR do to change its financial system? This week’s edition of the “Biggest News Story of The Year” continued with the announcement that Furniture Row Racing will be dissolving at the end of the season. The Denver based team, in its 14th season of operation, will be leaving the sport after its owner …

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