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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

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

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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Truckin’ Thursdays: A (Possible) Farewell To The Last Original Truck Team

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In 1995, the inaugural season of the Camping World Truck Series, then known as the NASCAR SuperTruck Series, 59 teams competed in at least one race — that is not 59 trucks, but rather 59 teams fielded trucks. Now, 23 years later, there are only two left from that original season: NEMCO Motorsports and MB …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Garrett Smithley Hopes To Be Next Breakout Star at JD Motorsports

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Over the past few seasons, JD Motorsports has produced multiple elite talents. Garrett Smithley wants to add his name to that list. Smithley, 26, is in his third full season in the No. 0 ride — an opportunity that was originally scheduled only to be a three-race deal. Almost three full seasons later and he …

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Garrett Smithley on getting his start in racing, theatre background

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Garrett Smithley’s time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with JD Motorsports has been spent in the middle of the pack, which ultimately is a win for the small, underfunded organization. In his third consecutive full-time season driving for JD, Smithley has amassed one top five and two top-10 finishes, the best results of his short career. He …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Garrett Smithley Talks Plate Package, Meaningful Drivers

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast features the Frontstretch trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti as well as Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 JD Motorsports Chevrolet in the XFINITY Series. Smithley finished 20th in Monday’s XFINITY race after spending Saturday and Sunday dodging raindrops. The Georgia native discusses what it’s like waiting out the rain, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Business as Usual

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While Michigan International Speedway presented a thrilling drag race for the win between Brett Moffitt and Johnny Sauter in the Camping World Truck Series’ Corrigan Oil 200 on Saturday, it was business as usual in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday, as Kevin Harvick cruised to the victory that rain …

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