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NASCAR 101: 5 Longest Active Winless Streaks in All 3 Series

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It’s hard to believe that Kyle Larson had not won in 75 races. Or the fact that Jimmie Johnson still can’t find victory lane. While Larson was able to take a home a much needed checkered flag last Sunday (Oct. 6) at Dover International Raceway to end his winless streak in the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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NASCAR 101: Longest Cup Streaks Without a Pole

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Entering the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Brad Keselowski had 14 poles to his credit — by no means a deplorable number. However, it came with a caveat. In 2018, Keselowski won no poles, and his last one before then came at the second Michigan International Speedway race of the season in 2017. …

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Casey Mears Crashes Out In Only Planned Start, Angry At Parker Kligerman

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Casey Mears was one of the feel-good stories coming into the Daytona 500. The 14-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran qualified a non-chartered Germain Racing/Premium Motorsports entry into the race after not making a Cup start since 2016. His most recent national touring series race was in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017. But …

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The Underdog House: Open for Business

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Every Underdog Has His Day With the thunder of NASCAR engines once again disturbing the peace along International Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach, the 2019 season is officially underway. The underdogs are back in action and each seeking to taste a little success. What success really means is as varied as the independent teams themselves, …

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Entry List: Daytona 500

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The entry list for the 61st Daytona 500 has been released, and there’s a lot of changes for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. 42 cars are on the final version of the entry list. A maximum of 40 cars will take the green flag on race day. Old faces in new places …

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Casey Mears to Attempt Daytona 500 With Germain Racing

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Casey Mears is returning to the driver’s seat in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and he’s doing it with a familiar team. Mears will attempt to qualify for the 2019 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 27 for Germain Racing, the team announced today (Feb. 5). The car is prepared in …

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The Frontstretch 5: Ways to Say Goodbye

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1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. More than 15 years after being thrust into NASCAR’s brightest spotlight after the untimely death of his father, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has grown up and come into his own. He connected with fans in a way that’s become increasingly rare in sports: as a genuine, relatable person.  His Southern drawl and …

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Casey Mears Content if NASCAR Career is Over

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Saturday night’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway could have been the last for Casey Mears. With the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season coming to an end, the 39-year-old has no plans to race for team owner Fred Biagi in 2018 as the No. 98 Ford partners with Stewart-Haas Racing for the year to come. …

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Sam Hornish Jr. Quickest in Sole XFINITY Mid-Ohio Practice

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On Saturday morning, Team Penske’s Sam Hornish Jr. was fastest in the sole practice session for the Mid-Ohio Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Friday was originally scheduled to have two practice sessions, but they were both washed out by heavy rains and a threat of lightning. Hornish’s lap of 85.695 seconds (94.857 mph) was …

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Kyle Benjamin Scores First Career XFINITY Series Pole

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In two-round, single-car qualifying, Kyle Benjamin won his first career XFINITY Series in just his second career start for today’s Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway. Benjamin’s lap of 172.844 mph, was .163 seconds ahead of Daniel Hemric, who turned the sessions second-quickest lap (172.305 mph). In both of his races this season, the 19-year-old …

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