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BJ McLeod: ‘It’s Been a Dream of Mine’ to Own NASCAR Cup Team

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

From the age of two, BJ McLeod knew he wanted to be a part of racing. Come Sunday (May 17), McLeod will have taken his team to the top of motorsports, as BJ McLeod Motorsports will start its first NASCAR Cup Series race. McLeod, 36, is set to drive the No. 78 Chevrolet this weekend …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Furloughs Highlight Impact of COVID-19 Hiatus for JD Motorsports

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Johnny Davis, owner of JD Motorsports, has seen it all in his NASCAR career, dating back to the early 1980s, working with driver-owner James Harvey Hylton. That was until the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, which is something his team – and the sport – has never seen before. It’s been just over a month since NASCAR …

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Eyes on Xfinity: BJ McLeod Thinking of Bigger Picture During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Many NASCAR teams shut down upon returning from Atlanta Motor Speedway last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. But at least one NASCAR Xfinity Series team based in North Carolina was at work until last Monday (March 30): BJ McLeod Motorsports. McLeod told Frontstretch that his team — made up of many subcontractors and never having …

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Joey Logano Fastest in Uneventful Daytona 500 Happy Hour

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Joey Logano led a line of Fords to the top of the speed charts in Saturday’s (Feb. 15) Happy Hour practice for the Daytona 500, capping an uneventful final practice that saw only the Blue Ovals engage in any extended drafting. Twenty-six of the 40 starters for Sunday’s 500 made laps during the session. 2020 …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Rick Ware Racing

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Rick Ware Racing had more of a presence in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019 with at least two cars in all 36 races. The team also had four cars in some of the season’s races, debuting a fourth entry at Bristol Motor Speedway in August, the No. 54, after previously unveiling the …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 2: Midpack Improvements

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff drivers were the center of attention for most of the season (the same 12 drivers were top 12 in points from the third race on), some of the best racing came in the middle of the pack. And quite honestly, a lot of the midpack drivers had solid years, …

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Entry List: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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For Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, there are a total of 39 teams entered.  As a result, no one will fail to qualify for the race. As compared to last weekend at Michigan, there are only a few changes at the back of the grid.  As announced on Friday, Rick Ware Racing …

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Entry List: Consumers Energy 400

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series makes its second and final trip of the season to Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the 2019 Consumers Energy 400. The initial entry list has 38 competitors, and with 40 spots on the grid, that means all drivers will qualify, barring any entry list changes. Ross Chastain will …

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Rick Ware Racing Plans to Run 3 Cars in ‘7 to 8 Races’ in 2019

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After debuting a third car during All-Star weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, followed by its first points-paying race being the Coca-Cola 600, Rick Ware Racing plans to run a third entry in “seven to eight races” this season, the team tells Frontstretch. “We have some opportunities that we don’t want to turn …

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