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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Seasons Change

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It’s the end of a chapter in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, and also the end of an era, as the Fox/Fox Sports 1 coverage shifts to NBC and the NBC Sports Network for the latter half of the season (except for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series). It’s also the end of …

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Friday Faceoff: Will Taking Away Wins Serve Its Intended Purpose?

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For the first time in over 20 years, NASCAR disqualified a race winner following post race inspection. Will it deter teams from pushing the envelope too much? Frank Velat: Not likely. There’s too much to be gained with a win. Al Niece had a less than enthusiastic response to the team getting bustedm but I get the …

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Josh Bilicki Gets Sponsorship for Chicagoland

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Josh Bilicki has picked up new sponsorship next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway in the form of Insurance King. Insurance King is an insurance provider based in Rockford, Ill. Very excited to announce a new partnership with @insuranceking_ ! We'll kick things off next weekend at @ChicagolndSpdwy, where I'll be pulling double duty in the @NASCAR_Xfinity …

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Regan Smith Returning To JR Motorsports For Road Courses

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Regan Smith is returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and JR Motorsports, the team announced via a Twitter video late Wednesday afternoon (June 19). Smith will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for two races: the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Aug. 10 and the CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road …

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Niece Motorsports Penalty Upheld; Ross Chastain’s Iowa Win Doesn’t Count

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Ross Chastain‘s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win on Sunday in the M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Stores was thrown out after his Niece Motorsports No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado was found to be too low in the front end during post-race inspection. Niece Motorsports chose to appeal the ruling The appeal was heard Wednesday …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Yellow Light

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was off this past weekend, leaving the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series to contest an eventful Sunday doubleheader following a rainout on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. So we’ll look at how Cup drivers are doing with their new teams for the trends worth tracking this week. …

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Cole Custer Snags 3-Race Sponsor, Production Alliance Group

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Cole Custer and Stewart-Haas Racing have gained a new three-race primary sponsor in Production Alliance Group, the team announced Friday (June 14). The red and black colors of Production Alliance Group will be on Custer’s No. 00 Ford Mustang at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 30, Dover International Speedway on Oct. 5 and Oct. 19 at …

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Nationwide Leaving Hendrick After 2019

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Nationwide Insurance will no longer be a Hendrick Motorsports sponsor after 2019, it was announced Wednesday afternoon (June 12). The news was first reported by Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal and Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass. Full statement from Nationwide on leaving Hendrick Motorsports after this season. It was scheduled to be primary for …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kyle Busch Too Critical of His KBM Drivers?

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With a Pocono Raceway doubleheader looming next year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, what should be done to ensure a more entertaining show? Mark Howell: The best way to insure a successful Pocono doubleheader is to make sure that Cup rules have been revised to enable the cars to carry more overall speed. A …

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