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It’s Official: Carl Edwards Leaves Full-Time NASCAR Racing

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Carl Edwards is walking away. In an emotional press conference at Joe Gibbs Racing Wednesday (Jan. 11), Edwards refused to mention the “R” word but made it official he’s leaving his full-time ride driving the No. 19 ARRIS Toyota. The move, effective immediately, puts Daniel Suarez in the seat full-time, competing for Monster Energy NASCAR …

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Daniel Suarez Moving to Cup in 2017, Replacing Carl Edwards

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For the second year in a row, the reigning NASCAR XFINITY Series champion will be making the jump to full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing the following year. After Carl Edwards‘ surprise move away from full-time racing that was officially announced today via a press conference (after initially being reported yesterday by sources to …

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Carl Edwards Stepping Away from NASCAR in 2017

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Carl Edwards will not race in NASCAR in 2017. According to FoxSports.com, Edwards, previously the driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 19 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will step away from the sport in 2017, devoting his time to non-driving interests. A press conference scheduled for Wednesday is expected to reveal Daniel Suarez …

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Daniel Suarez: NASCAR Role Model For Mexico, Latin America

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Monterrey, Mexico: home to over 1.1 million people and, now, one NASCAR champion. At Homestead-Miami Speedway, Daniel Suarez made history becoming the first Latin American driver to win a NASCAR championship in the top three touring divisions, coming out on top in the XFINITY Series in 2016. Suarez dominated at the season-ending XFINITY race at Homestead, …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: NASCAR Championship Edition

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The final race of the season ended with the kind of drama that NASCAR could only hope for when it devised the Chase system, and especially this current Chase system. There was no ceremonial ride around for 267 laps for the champion as there had been at times when the championship was all but won …

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Pace Laps: Larson’s Last Stand, Suarez’s Historical Run, The Future Of GMS

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Sprint Cup: Kyle Larson’s Race That Won’t Be Remembered – It was all happening behind Kyle Larson. The cameras, the eye balls, the tension – all of it centered around the Championship 4 drivers, who fought tooth and nail for the 2016 Sprint Cup Series championship. While the title drivers of Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Sudden Shift Hands Johnson Record-Tying Title

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Who’s in the headline – The elite level of NASCAR has increased by 50%. There are many gauges to judge the greats but championships are a huge differentiator. Jimmie Johnson took advantage of circumstances that fell his way, led the final three laps, and notched his seventh career title. Johnson shares the headline with Tony …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Daniel Suarez a Winner, Champion at Homestead

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A consistent season allowed Daniel Suarez to reach the Championship 4 round of the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase, and in the season’s final event, Suarez was spectacular. The 24-year-old started from the pole and went on to win both the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the NXS championship. Suarez, a native of Monterrey, …

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Daniel Suarez Dominates Homestead to Win XFINITY Championship

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Pole, most laps led and a race victory. Daniel Suarez had it all Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win his first XFINITY Series championship in his second season. Steering clear of an off-the-pace Cole Whitt, whose TriStar Motorsports team decided not to pit under the final caution, Suarez held off Ty Dillon to win the …

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Daniel Suarez Wins XFINITY Series Pole in Championship Race

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The four XFINITY Series championship contenders won’t have to go far to battle at the front on Saturday afternoon. Daniel Suarez was the last car to go out in the final round of qualifying and jumped his No. 19 car to the top of the board. With a lap of 31.779 seconds (169.924 mph), Suarez …

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