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AJ Allmendinger Joins Kaulig Racing for Multiple Xfinity Events

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After a brief absence, AJ Allmendinger is returning to NASCAR competition. The Los Gatos, Calif. driver will pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing in select events throughout the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series calendar, the team announced Thursday (March 21). After leaving the driver’s seat as a full-time driver following the conclusion of the …

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NASCAR 101: The Revival of the Sportsman, Courtesy Ryan Sieg

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series: “Where names are made.” Right??? Over the last several years, Xfinity has been a place for young teens and 20-somethings to get experience on larger tracks and race against top competition. The same goes for NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series. Drivers with last names like Cindric, …

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Hill Motorsports to Run Partial Truck Season, Debuting at Martinsville

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Longtime NASCAR competitor and second generation driver Timmy Hill has formed a new NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series team. Hill Motorsports plans to attempt a partial schedule in the 2019 season, beginning at Martinsville Speedway (March 23). Hill, along with younger brother Tyler, will share driving duties of the No. 56 Chevrolet throughout the season. …

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Jeb Burton to Compete at Martinsville for Rick Ware Racing

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Jeb Burton is returning to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. The son of 2002 Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton will wheel the No. 52 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing for the 2019 STP 500 (Mar. 24) at Martinsville Speedway. Muzzy Bowfishing will sponsor the effort. Last fall in a one-off race for …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Ticket Guardian 500 Edition

Kyle Busch has asserted himself as the prominent headline of NASCAR over the last several weeks as his quest to reach 200 victories across all three of NASCAR’s national series draws ever closer. After his romping victory in the Ticket Guardian 500, will the winning tradition continue throughout the season? Despite phenomenal outings at Atlanta …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Pennzoil 400 Edition

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Defending champion Joey Logano held off his Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski to claim the win in the Pennzoil 400. Is the duo of Logano and Keselowski the ones to beat as NASCAR transitions to the new aero package era? After another spectacular weekend which included the capture of two checkered flags, is Kyle Busch …

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Elliott Sadler Competing in 2 Xfinity Races for Kaulig Racing

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Elliott Sadler is coming out of retirement to compete for Kaulig Racing in two races this season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 43-year-old will pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet at Richmond Raceway this spring and atLas Vegas Motor Speedway in the fall, the team announced Thursday, Feb. 28. Nutrien Agriculture Solutions will sponsor the …

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Friday Faceoff: Are the Daytona Winners Title Contenders?

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Kyle Busch seemed a bit miffed that he wasn’t able to challenge his teammate for the win in the Daytona 500. Do you think a driver should respect the need for a team car to win a race. or should they go for it, knowing that it could cost both drivers the win? Zach Gillispie: …

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Friday Faceoff: Should the Daytona 500 Remain the Season-Opening Race?

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The Advance Auto Parts Clash has taken some criticism over how difficult it was for drivers to pull out of line and make a pass. How do you see this playing out over the remaining Speedweeks events? Isolated issue or recurring problem? Clayton Caldwell: It’s an issue we’ll see throughout Speedweeks. This package has been …

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Chase Elliott Racing in Daytona Xfinity Event for JR Motorsports

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Chase Elliott will drive the No. 8 for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the team announced Thursday, Feb. 7. No stranger to the series, the 2014 Xfinity Series champion will carry sponsorship from AfterShokz in the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 on Feb. 16. “This is more than …

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