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Heinricher Racing Continues Shank Partnership, Fields Alvaro Parente, Misha Goikhberg for 2020

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Heinricher Racing announced Monday (Dec. 9) that they will continue their relationship with Meyer Shank Racing for a second straight year.  The team will not continue with their all-female driver lineup, though.  Replacing Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen will be Alvaro Parente and Misha Goikhberg for the full season in the No. 57 Acura NSX …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Kaulig Racing Ready to Expand

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Five years ago, Matt Kaulig had a vision. That vision included motorsports, particularly NASCAR. In 2014, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, Kaulig’s business, entered the NASCAR world to sponsor Blake Koch while competing for Go Fas Racing in two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. The next season, LeafFilter continued its partnership with Koch at TriStar Motorsports for …

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5 Points to Ponder: Chevrolet Making a Late Push After Dismal 2019

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ONE: Don’t Look Now, But Here Comes Chevrolet Chase Elliott’s comeback wasn’t the only big moment for the Bowtie Brigade Sunday (Sept. 29) at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Two of its bubble drivers, William Byron and Alex Bowman, made it through after rollercoaster first-round performances. In Bowman’s case, …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott’s Signature NASCAR Moment

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chase Elliott’s Signature NASCAR Moment Chase Elliott is already NASCAR’s reigning Most Popular Driver. He’s won multiple races and was qualified for the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series no matter what went down in Sunday’s (Sept. 29) Bank of America ROVAL 400. But what Elliott …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Drive for the Cure 250

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Can you say spoiler? The NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs might have been front and center Saturday (Sept. 28) going into the Drive for the Cure 250 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL. But it was part-time driver AJ Allmendinger stealing the show and the win, a perfect way to cap off his limited schedule with Kaulig …

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AJ Allmendinger Wins Charlotte ROVAL in Last 2019 Xfinity Start

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In his last scheduled start of 2019, AJ Allmendinger delivered what Kaulig Racing team owner Matt Kaulig hired him to do: win. Allmendinger aced some late restarts to win the 2019 Drive for the Cure 250 at the Charlotte ROVAL on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 28). It is Allmendinger’s third career NASCAR Xfinity Series win, but …

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Christopher Bell, AJ Allmendinger Lead NASCAR Xfinity Practice Sessions at Charlotte ROVAL

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Christopher Bell and AJ Allmendinger led two practice sessions Friday afternoon (Sept. 27) for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive For The Cure 250. In first practice, it was Bell who had the top speed of 98.853 mph. Cindric was second followed by Allmendinger, Garrett Smithley and Chase Briscoe rounding out the top-five drivers. There were …

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AJ Allmendinger Nabs Xfinity Series Pole at Road America

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger posted the fastest lap in the final round of qualifying to win the pole for Saturday’s CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America. His lap speed of 109.792 mph was four tenths of a second faster than Monster Energy Series Cup regular Matt DiBenedetto, who will start on the front row beside Allmendinger. This …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Road Ringers Still Matter in the Xfinity Series

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Did You Notice?… Not a single road course ringer entered the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International? An event that was once littered with part-time entries had just one unchartered car, the No. 96 of Gaunt Brothers Racing, when the Cup race rolled off Aug. 4. These tracks that were once looked …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Wishes All Races Were Road Course Races

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There’s been plenty of discussion this year about how there are less road course ringers in NASCAR now than in years past, but maybe we had one lurking among the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars all along and didn’t even realize it. Austin Cindric sure looked the part again this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, …

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