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Entry List: Consumers Energy 400

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For Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, there are 40 teams entered.  No one will have to pack up and go home after qualifying. There are a number of changes for this week.  Trevor Bayne will be back in Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6, replacing Matt …

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Entry List: Quaker State 400

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After a chaotic race at Daytona International Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for a primetime event on Saturday, July 14.  The Quaker State 400 will be the second consecutive night race for the series and the fifth of the 2018 season. 39 cars make up this weekend’s entry list, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Brad Keselowski Beats the Rain and Carnage at Charlotte

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Whenever Brad Keselowski is on the entry list for an XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he becomes one of the odds-on favorites to grab the victory. He proved that in qualifying on Saturday morning (May 26) by winning the pole, as well as the Alsco 300. Keselowski jumped out to an early lead …

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Justin Allgaier Hold Off Teammate to Win OneMain Financial 200, Dash 4 Cash Bonus at Dover

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Justin Allgaier picked up his first win of the 2018 XFINITY Series season in Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. The JR Motorsports driver led the most laps – 104 – and held off a late charge by teammate Elliott Sadler to win by 0.306 seconds. Allgaier also earned the $100,000 Dash 4 …

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Entry List: DC Solar 200

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40 cars have entered the XFINITY Series DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway. With 40 cars entered this week, all of them will qualify for the race. Jamie McMurray returns to the XFINITY Series driving the No. 42 DC Solar Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy. McMurray has not made a start since 2013 driving for JR …

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Entry List: 2018 Rinnai 250

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For Saturday’s XFINITY Series Rinnai 250, there are 43 cars entered.  As a result, three teams will fail to qualify. As is the norm these days with the eligibility rules, there are a number of changes.  At Chip Ganassi Racing, Kyle Larson is out of the No. 42 Chevrolet and John Hunter Nemechek will make …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Wins 5-Overtime Thriller

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Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series will go down as an instant classic, and seemingly never-ending race, as Tyler Reddick crossed the finish line first in the fifth overtime. Reddick led 10 laps on the afternoon, most of which came during the 23-lap overtime stretch. The No. 9 …

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Garrett Smithley Returning to JD Motorsports’ No. 0 in 2018

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Garrett Smithley will return to JD Motorsports’ No. 0 Chevrolet full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018, the team announced Wednesday, Feb. 7. Smithley enters his third season with the Gaffney, S.C.-based team. “I’m so excited to be back with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller this season,” Smithley said in a press release.  “We’ve …

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JD Motorsports Plans on Running 4 Full-Time Teams in 2018

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Johnny Davis has been in the NASCAR realm for over three decades. In 2018, though, he plans on expanding JD Motorsports, running four full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series entries for the first time. JD Motorsports is coming off a season in which Ross Chastain finished 13th in the championship standings, picking up back-to-back finishes of sixth …

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U.S. Legend Cars Shaping NASCAR’s Next Generation

Unlike many members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which showcases the best of NASCAR’s yesterday, the racers of today receive years of experience before they touch a NASCAR national series. Most of these racers roll in a lavish amount of short track racing series on a local level, but none other seems to nurture …

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