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Brian Pattie Leaving Roush Fenway Racing After 2019

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Longtime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Brian Pattie will not return to Roush Fenway Racing in 2020, the team announced Thursday, Oct. 17. Pattie, who currently serves as the crew chief on Ricky Stenhouse Jr.‘s No. 17 Ford, joined RFR in 2016 as the crew chief for Greg Biffle, before being paired with …

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Garrett Smithley Replacing Injured Austin Theriault at Kansas

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Following a crash at Talladega Superspeedway  Monday (Oct. 14), Austin Theriault will not race this weekend (Oct. 20) at Kansas Speedway. Theriault was involved in a multi-car crash on lap 163 of the 1000Bulbs.com 500 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, competing for Rick Ware Racing. Following the crash, NASCAR’s medical team has not …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Longest Active Winless Streaks in All 3 Series

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It’s hard to believe that Kyle Larson had not won in 75 races. Or the fact that Jimmie Johnson still can’t find victory lane. While Larson was able to take a home a much needed checkered flag last Sunday (Oct. 6) at Dover International Raceway to end his winless streak in the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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NASCAR Reveals 2020 ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Showdown Schedules

2018 ARCA pack racing

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A mixture of historic venues and new circuits will great ARCA Menards Series competitors in 2020. Per a Oct. 10 release, the 2020 ARCA Menards season will be contested in 20 events at 20 different venues from February to October next year. Additionally, the ARCA Showdown schedule consists of 10 events on the schedule, running …

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Aric Almirola, Smithfield Returning to Stewart-Haas for 2020

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Smithfield Foods will once again adorn Aric Almirola‘s Stewart Haas Racing Ford for the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 2020 will mark the third year of the partnership between SHR and Smithfield, while Almirola will be backed by Smithfield for the ninth consecutive season, dating back to his first full-time MENCS circuit in …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Drydene 400 Edition

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For the first time in 75 events, Kyle Larson took home a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series checkered flag last weekend at Dover International Raceway. As the only MENCS competitor locked into the next round of the playoffs, Larson won’t have to worry about the impending chaos of Talladega Superspeedway. However, he did end up …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Drydene 400

Kyle Larson and Denny Hamlin lead in 2019 Dover Cup race

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Pageantry and history were the talk of the town as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolled into Delaware for Dover International Speedway’s 50th anniversary and 100th MENCS race at the one-mile concrete oval. Past track memories dawned the landscape, including Jimmie Johnson‘s milestone 83rd win …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings, Bank of America ROVAL 400 Edition

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So, you stuff it in the wall and your day is over. Well, that is not quite how the script read for Georgia’s favorite son. Daunted by an embarassing mistake that put the No. 9 behind the eight ball, Chase Elliott rallied to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Bank of America ROVAL 400 …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Federated Auto Parts 400 Edition

2019 NASCAR Cup starting grid

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In a throwback to the 1985 Indianapolis 500, Martin Truex Jr. did his best impression of Danny Sullivan’s “spin and win” as the New Jersian took the top step of the podium at Richmond Raceway for his second consecutive victory. Can Truex make it three-for-three in the first round of the playoffs this weekend at …

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Bangor Savings Bank to Support Austin Theriault, Rick Ware Racing Through End of 2019

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Bangor Savings Bank has extended its partnership with Austin Theriault and Rick Ware Racing, the team announced in a release on Sept. 19. The bank will serve as continue to serve as Theriault’s primary sponsor in select events throughout the remainder of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. “The partnership with Bangor Savings …

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