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Garrett Smithley Adds Three Cup Races to Schedule

Garrett Smithley‘s schedule will be a little busier, as he has added three more Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events to his schedule. Victory Lane Quick Oil Change announced Wednesday (May 1) that they will sponsor Smithley’s No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races this season. They …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Headline(s): Denny Hamlin overcame a characteristic pair of pit road penalties and missing a pit road approach under green with a stellar late-race pit stop. That got him out front, where he beat Clint Bowyer by more than two seconds. Hamlin scored his second win of 2019 and the 52nd NASCAR national series win …

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Christopher Bell Wins My Bariatric Solutions 300 Pole

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Christopher Bell won the pole for the My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his eighth career NASCAR Xfinity Series pole. Bell won the pole with a lap at 191.320 mph, the fastest lap of the entire weekend across all three of NASCAR’s National Series.. Starting alongside Bell will be his Joe …

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Garrett Smithley To Do Triple-Duty At Texas

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Garrett Smithley will compete in all three major NASCAR series races this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. The 26-year-old will join his NASCAR Xfinity Series teammate Ross Chastain, Timmy Hill and Kyle Busch in completing the tripleheader this weekend. On Friday (March 29), Smithley will compete in the Vankor 350, driving the No. 42 Chad Finley Racing, …

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Entry List: 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series heads to the Lone Star State for the seventh race of the season, visiting Texas Motor Speedway for the 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. 39 cars will attempt qualifying with 40 spots available, meaning all will make the race. Many of the teams look the same this week. The top-tier …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Kyle Busch Show Takes Center Stage in Fontana

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For seemingly all of last week, much of the coverage surrounding NASCAR had to do with Kyle Busch’s quest for 200 wins in NASCAR’s National Series.  Admittedly, this is more or less a made-up stat.  I don’t recall any real discussion of this (outside of Nick Bromberg’s “what a time to be alive” Twitter posts …

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Entry List: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series closes out this weekend’s racing with the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 this Sunday. Currently, 37 teams are entered in the race, so everyone entered will qualify. Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin looks to make it two in a row in his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Fedex …

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Entry List: NASCAR Racing Experience 300

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series opens the 2019 season Saturday, Feb. 16, at Daytona International Speedway. 38 cars are entered with many drivers in different rides from the end of the 2018 season. New faces have also come to NASCAR’s second-tier division. JR Motorsports has four drivers entered this weekend.  Michael Annett moves from the No. …

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JD Motorsports Fills Out 2019 Driver Lineup; Garrett Smithley, Stephen Leicht to Drive

On Friday (Feb. 1), JD Motorsports announced Ross Chastain would be back for 30 races in the No. 4 Chevrolet. Now, the team has filled out the rest of its driver lineup for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Garrett Smithley and Stephen Leicht will drive full-time for JDM in 2019, piloting the Nos. 0 …

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2018 Xfinity Series Review: Midpack Teams

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While all eyes were focused on teams in the playoffs, some of the best racing in the field came in the middle of the Xfinity Series field, where teams are scrounging for positions, knowing that an additional finishing position could be the difference in getting an extra set of tires or more sponsorship the following …

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