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Entry List: Toyota 500K

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After their May 17 return from suspending on-track action due to COVID-19, the NASCAR Cup Series remains at Darlington Raceway for its second event on Wednesday (May 20). Since 39 cars are entered, all will race, barring any last-minute changes. As was previously announced, Gray Gaulding will compete in the No. 27 car for Rick …

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Friday Faceoff: Were the Races Dropped from the Schedule the Best Options?

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1. With nearly two months since the last race, do you think it will make drivers more aggressive, or will they tread lightly this weekend? Clayton Caldwell: With the competition cautions that are scheduled, drivers will take it pretty easy early on. They know they’ll be on a green racetrack with cars with which they …

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: eNASCAR Finish Line 150

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Before the regular NASCAR season returns from a coronavirus-induced break, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series remains active. This week, NASCAR Cup Series current and legendary drivers compete at the virtual Monster Mile. Coverage for the eNASCAR Finish Line 150 at Dover International Speedway begins on Sunday, May 3 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Texas Brings Close Action, The Ruch Life More Real Than Expected

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Week No. 2 of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series brought the stars of NASCAR to the virtual Texas Motor Speedway for 195 miles of racing. A very competitive race saw Timmy Hill go to victory lane. In addition, we’re going to take a look at The Ruch Life, a streaming reality series that follows …

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Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Win iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami

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Denny Hamlin edged out Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win Sunday afternoon’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a race that was a veritable wreckfest but ended with an exciting final-lap pass for the lead. The event, featuring 35 drivers from NASCAR’s three premier series, was put on in lieu of actual races as the …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Rick Ware Racing

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Rick Ware Racing had more of a presence in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019 with at least two cars in all 36 races. The team also had four cars in some of the season’s races, debuting a fourth entry at Bristol Motor Speedway in August, the No. 54, after previously unveiling the …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Spire Motorsports

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ newest team made a major impact in the 2019 season in multiple ways. With support from Premium Motorsports, Spire Motorsports turned 2019 into a success story — often a tall order for a first-year team. With a total of eight drivers behind the wheel, the No. 77 team earned one victory …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 2: Midpack Improvements

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While the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff drivers were the center of attention for most of the season (the same 12 drivers were top 12 in points from the third race on), some of the best racing came in the middle of the pack. And quite honestly, a lot of the midpack drivers had solid years, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Garrett Smithley Thankful for Johnny Davis

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Four years ago, not many people knew the name Garrett Smithley. Since then, he’s been a staple for JD Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Smithley, 27, will be finishing up his fourth full-time Xfinity season next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ironically, he’s just as surprised as any that the relationship with JDM has gone …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 AAA Texas 500

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The Headline(s): Capitalizing on a “trimmed out” car that Stewart-Haas Racing has been storing since the spring, Kevin Harvick turned a pole-winning run into a race-winning performance at Texas Motor Speedway. He led 119 laps en route to scoring his fourth win of 2019, 49th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph and 110th career …

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