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Brennan Poole to Compete in Trucks Full-Time With On Point Motorsports

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

On Point Motorsports announced Monday (Jan. 28) it will compete full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019, with Brennan Poole driving the team’s No. 30 Toyota. “I am extremely excited about driving for On Point Motorsports this season,” Poole said in a press release.  “From the very first moment I set foot in …

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Entry List: Ford EcoBoost 200

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rolls into Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend (Nov. 16) for the final race of the season: the Ford EcoBoost 200. The series will crown either Johnny Sauter, Justin Haley, Brett Moffitt, or Noah Gragson as the 2018 champion. 31 trucks are entered this week, which means all drivers will race. …

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Beside the Rising Tide: A Heat Wave of NASCAR Random Thoughts

Today’s column (July 3) is based on empirical and indisputable fact. As I write this column at 10 o’clock Monday morning, it’s already 89 degrees and so humid you couldn’t strike a kitchen match. The G key on my keyboard sticks a little and my left index finger is sweating trying to type those Gs. …

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Brennan Poole Sues Chip Ganassi Racing in Sponsorship Dispute

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Former NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Brennan Poole is suing his former employer, Chip Ganassi Racing, and his agency, Spire Sports & Entertainment, citing a conspiracy to pull sponsor DC Solar up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. According to a complaint filed in North Carolina Superior Court (and reported by ESPN), Poole brought the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Pulls No Punches With NASCAR Rivalries

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Phoenix Raceway is a unique venue for NASCAR, one that is only going to become more unusual once ongoing renovations are complete.  Honestly, for the kind of money ISC is spending, I wish they came up with a setup where every seat had a cover over it.  With the sport traveling to Homestead-Miami Speedway this …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Claims 4th Win of 2017 at Phoenix

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

JR Motorsports rookie William Byron won the XFINITY Series’ Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday afternoon thanks to taking two tires on a late restart. Normally, that would have locked Byron into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. However, Byron clinched his spot earlier in the race by earning points in the …

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William Byron Steals the Show in Phoenix; Championship 4 Decided

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

With 25 laps to go, it looked like William Byron wasn’t going to make it on fuel.  Shortly afterwards, Brendan Gaughan smacked the wall exiting turn 4 to bring out the yellow, which set up the final round of pit stops. Despite working with a somewhat makeshift pit crew, a two tire stop gave Byron …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Matt Kenseth Done After 2017?

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Seeing the wind is a gift. It’s as rare of a miracle as it gets. Some say Dale Earnhardt could see the draft at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. His son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., also had the gift for the majority of his career. It’s a form of art commonly unseen in modern NASCAR. …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Drive for the Cure 300

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Since being announced as the replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88, Alex Bowman has earned his share of detractors. Entering the Drive for the Cure 300, the knock has been Bowman’s winless resume in all three of NASCAR’s top national touring series. Time to go ahead and cross that criticism off the list. Bowman …

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NASCAR Hands Big Penalty to No. 21 XFINITY Series Team

Daniel Hemric (Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

NASCAR revealed on Wednesday the penalties handed down for the races this past weekend in Las Vegas and Dover. A total of six penalties in the three top tier series were issued. One of those penalties was given to the No. 21 XFINITY Series team of Daniel Hemric, resulting in a large and impactful penalty especially …

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