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Entry List: Consumers Energy 400

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series makes its second and final trip of the season to Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the 2019 Consumers Energy 400. The initial entry list has 38 competitors, and with 40 spots on the grid, that means all drivers will qualify, barring any entry list changes. Ross Chastain will …

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NASCAR 101: Top Average Finish By Xfinity Drivers at Daytona & Talladega

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Here’s the cool thing about this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway: no Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers. For a while, that would have been a rarity in NASCAR, something to shock. There was a period of time in NASCAR’s secondary series when an Xfinity regular winning a race in their …

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Garrett Smithley Adds Three Cup Races to Schedule

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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

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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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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

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

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(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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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/ NKP)

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

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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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