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Pace Laps: Pair of Winless Streaks Snapped by Ryan Newman and Justin Allgaier in the Desert, Along with Sebring Chaos

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ryan Newman Snaps Personal and RCR Winless Streak – Ryan Newman might just be the epitome of the phrase “where did he come from” for the past ten years. In four of his last six victories, the “rocket man” led 12 or less laps on his way to victory. Three of …

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The Big 6: Questions After The 2017 Kobalt 400

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Ryan Blaney was a constant threat all race long, running in the top 10. The North Carolina native ended the day seventh, recording his second top-10 finish of the season. He currently sits sixth in the point standings, a sophomore jump after finishing 20th in points last season …

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Friday Faceoff: Is NASCAR Letting Cheaters Prosper?

AJ Allmendinger was hit hard with penalties from having three loose lug nuts in Atlanta, with a loss of 35 points, fines, and a three-race suspension for crew chief Randall Burnett.  Too much or in line? Frank Velat, Staff Writer: It’s spelled out very clearly what will happen when lug nut violations are discovered. Whether …

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The Big 6: Questions After The 2017 Folds Of Honor Quiktrip 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Matt Kenseth struggled in the first stage of Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. A speeding penalty on pit road left the 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion a lap down in 31st after the first round of green-flag pit stops. Kenseth was able to recover to …

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Friday Face-off: What Was to Blame for Daytona Carnage?

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This year’s Daytona 500 saw 15 drivers fail to finish due to wrecks. Is that the result of plate racing, the segments, simply coincidence or… what? Is the damage clock the right length or do you think that was also the culprit? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: In the 500, it was plate racing more than …

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RCR Signs Scott Lagasse Jr. For Four Races In XFINITY Series

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Richard Childress Racing announced Tuesday Scott Lagasse Jr. will be competing in four NASCAR XFINITY Series races this season, beginning with the June race at Iowa Speedway. He will compete in the organization’s No. 3 Chevrolet. Lagasse, a 36-year-old veteran from St. Augustine, Florida is no stranger to the sport’s top divisions. He has 62 XFINITY …

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The Big 6: Questions After The 2017 Daytona 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Michael Waltrip spent the majority of his final NASCAR race near the back of the pack. His No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota didn’t seem to have the raw horsepower to contend for the win, but it did have the perseverance to outlast most of the competition. With most of …

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Wauters Motorsports Tabs Korbin Forrister to Race Full-Time in 2017

11 November, 2016, Avondale, Arizona USA Johnny Sauter and Cameron Hayley © 2016, Nigel Kinrade NKP

Korbin Forrister will drive for Wauters Motorsports in the organization’s No. 5 Toyota full time in the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The 24-year-old from Georgia has 29 starts in the Truck Series and two starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Forrister finished 18th in driver points in 2015 in the Truck Series after …

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The Big 6: Questions After The 2017 Advance Auto Parts Clash

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Only one driver this season used Daytona 500 pole criteria to qualify for NASCAR’s revamped Clash: Danica Patrick. The former pole winner of the Great American Race suffered through a difficult offseason, one that featured Stewart-Haas Racing filing a lawsuit against Patrick’s sponsor Nature’s Bakery for pulling their 25-race sponsorship …

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