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Aric Almirola Moving to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018

One of the worst-kept secrets in the NASCAR garage is finally out. On Wednesday (Nov. 8), Stewart-Haas Racing announced that Aric Almirola will move to Stewart-Haas Racing to drive the No. 10 Ford in 2018.  Almirola will replace Danica Patrick, who has not announced any plans for next season as of …

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The Frontstretch 5: Things NASCAR Fans Deserve

1. Authentic racing Why did the recent race at Martinsville Speedway have people talking?  Because it was uncontrived. Say what you want about stages; if they change the way you ultimately watch a race, you might be looking for something that’s really not there. Even with the stages, what went …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series blazed a trail into the Lone Star State this weekend for another 500-mile duel. With the playoff spots dwindling, the urgency starts to ratchet up for the drivers still vying for the title. Kyle Busch locked in his spot with his win last week …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Renger van der Zande on Moving Up, Callaway, Macau & More

For Holland’s Renger van der Zande, 2017 was a make-or-break year.  After claiming the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge championship with teammate Alex Popow, van der Zande stepped up to the top flight Prototype class with Visit Florida Racing.  The season was an up and down affair as …

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Nicolas Lapierre, Olivier Pla Join Tequila Patron ESM for 2018 Enduros

On Tuesday morning, Tequila Patron ESM announced their endurance drivers for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Regular drivers Ryan Dalziel, Pipo Derani, Scott Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek will be joined by Nicolas Lapierre and Olivier Pla.  The team has not made specific car assignments as of yet for …

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5 Points to Ponder: As the NASCAR Chevy Crumbles

ONE: As the NASCAR Chevy Crumbles The last two weeks have been painful to watch for Chevrolet’s NASCAR contingent. First, Chase Elliott got taken out in the final laps at Martinsville Speedway, turning the sophomore sensation’s Round of 8 into a slump. His teammate, reigning champion Jimmie Johnson, followed that …

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Beside The Rising Tide: Two Day Only!

And then, there were two. A few rambling thoughts as NASCAR heads off for Phoenix…. 33% Off This Weekend Only! After trial runs at Pocono, Indianapolis, Watkins Glen, and Martinsville, NASCAR plans to schedule more two-day race weekends starting next season. They prefer that we all refer to those shortened …

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