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NASCAR 101: Your Cheat Sheet to Cup Series’ Team & Driver Changes

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Good lord, is it really that time of year again? Despite an offseason that frankly felt like a four-week break, it is indeed true: NASCAR racing is back, and even though you just now figured out who Kaulig Racing is and finally learned how to spell half the new Camping World Truck Series drivers’ names, too bad, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 5 Things to Watch for in 2017

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Coming off a season that saw the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship, year two of the format has a lot of hype behind it. Over the off-season, NASCAR announced enhancements that would be implemented throughout the top three touring divisions, not just the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The enhancements will reward teams …

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Elliott Sadler Thankful to Race for JR Motorsports Late in His Career

Normally, people forget who finishes second in any championship event: the Super Bowl, World Series, or NBA Finals included. Elliott Sadler, coming off a season in which he finished second in the XFINITY Series point standings is trying to forget what could have been. In Sadler’s first year with JR Motorsports, he arguably had the best performance of his 22-year …

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Elliott Sadler, Tommy Baldwin Racing Team for Daytona 500

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Though Tommy Baldwin Racing has exited from full-time competition in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, it’ll still be at Daytona International Speedway come February. The team announced today (Jan. 12) it will field a one-off entry for the Daytona 500, with Elliott Sadler driving the No. 7. The ride will be sponsored by longtime …

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XFINITY Season Finale Doesn’t Define Justin Allgaier’s Season, He Says

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Justin Allgaier did not expect to be sitting on pit road after the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Instead, he thought he’d be celebrating his first championship since breaking into NASCAR’s top three divisions in 2008. When the checkered flag flew, he leaned against his car, holding back tears as his …

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Elliott Sadler: ‘This One Is Hard to Swallow’

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Leading the championship standings through most of the regular season, Elliott Sadler was one of the favorites for the 2016 XFINITY Series championship. It came down to the last lap, but he came up short in his quest of becoming a NASCAR champion. Saturday afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sadler struggled with substitute crew chief Mike …

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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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Kyle Larson on Top of XFINITY Series Practice at Homestead

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Kyle Larson turned the hot lap in opening XFINITY Series practice of the weekend with a time of 32.109 seconds (168.177 mph), over a tenth of a second quicker than the second fastest lap. The driver of the No. 42 car is the defending winner of the event, dominating the event, leading 118 laps. Ryan …

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3-Headed Monster: Which Championship Race Will Put on the Best Show?

11-12 November, 2016, Avondale, Arizona USA Kyle Busch, NOS Energy Drink Toyota Camry and Erik Jones, Hisense Toyota Camry ©2016, Lesley Ann Miller LAT Photo USA

Three races. Twelve drivers. Three championships up for grabs. Who will win? That’s the big question heading into the NASCAR finale weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Who will win? For the Sprint Cup Series, it’s a question that’s been asked the past two years as four drivers have come into the finale with a shot at …

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