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Ben Rhodes Wins Crash-Marred Daytona Truck Race

2021 Trucks Daytona Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota, burnout (Credit: NKP)

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In typical fashion, this year’s edition of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway was again a compilation of bent fenders, high attrition and one excited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver after a wild finish. That one driver ended up being Thorsport Racing’s Ben Rhodes as the smoke cleared Friday night (Feb. …

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Ty Dillon Fastest in Xfinity Practice at Daytona

Ty Dillon at Daytona in 2020

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Less than 24 hours after narrowly missing the field for the Daytona 500, Ty Dillon has found some consolation in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 28-year-old, who recently signed a part-time NXS deal with Joe Gibbs Racing, was the fastest driver at Daytona International Speedway after pacing the lone 50-minute session for Saturday’s (Feb. 13) …

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Johnny Sauter Nabs Daytona Truck Pole

Johnny Sauter at Daytona

#13: Johnny Sauter, ThorSport Racing, Toyota Tundra Vivitar/RealTree

Johnny Sauter is the fastest trucker in Daytona. Sauter’s No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford was the fastest qualifier of the whopping 46 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries attempting to qualify for tonight’s (Feb. 12) NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. The Wisconsin native posted a speed of 180.79 mph, good enough to …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Any Driver Be Locked Into the Daytona 500?

Joe Gibs Racing teammates Bell Kyle Busch Truex Hamlin at Daytona Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who is more likely to end their Daytona 500 drought first: Kyle Busch or Brad Keselowski? Luken Glover: This is a tough one because neither driver has really established themselves as a favorite at the end. Trouble seems to find both of these champions at the worst times. However, I have to go with Kyle …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 2: Chase Elliott

Chase Elliott holds 2020 Bill France trophy Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The champ is here! The champ is here! The triumphant 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott will strap behind the wheel of the No. 9 Chevrolet for his sixth full-time season at Hendrick Motorsports. With teammate Jimmie Johnson‘s departure from the team to go NTT IndyCar Series racing, it is looking like the 25-year-old …

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Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Helping COVID-19 Relief Efforts With Mass Vaccination Events

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Charlotte Motor Speedway is certainly no stranger to racing. For over 60 years, fans and drivers alike have flocked by the masses to take in some of the best auto racing America has to offer. Races like the Coca-Cola 600, the All-Star Race (before its move in 2020) and the Bank of America ROVAL 400 …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 15: Matt DiBenedetto

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Matt DiBenedetto will return to the famed No. 21 Ford for Wood Brothers Racing this upcoming season in the NASCAR Cup Series. 2021 will be his second year with the Woods but also his final, as Austin Cindric is set to take over the reins in 2022. So there is much to prove for the …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: MBM Motorsports

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Like so many other small businesses across the country, 2020 proved to be a tale of survival for Carl Long‘s MBM Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series. MBM has to rely upon whatever purse money and sponsorship dollars they can drum up to help get them to the track. As an open team with no …

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