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Noah Gragson Perfects Restart for 1st Truck Series Win at Martinsville

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Last time out, Martinsville Speedway gave rookie Noah Gragson his first top-five finish in the Camping World Truck Series. This time, it’s his first win. After perfecting the outside lane on the final restart of Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 200, Gragson passed Matt Crafton, leading the final 10 laps and winning his first race in the series. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Late Pass Gives Kyle Busch Victory Over Chase Elliott at Dover

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Who’s in the headline – We’ve seen it happen multiple times at Dover International Speedway as the No. 48 team makes a late-race charge to lead a handful of laps and win the race. It wasn’t the No. 48 car Sunday, but it was the No. 18 team. Kyle Busch dropped like a stone in …

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Daniel Suarez’s Crew Chief Issued Lug Nut Penalty After Bristol Cup Race

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Scott Graves, crew chief for Daniel Suarez, was the sole recipient of a penalty after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway this past Saturday. The crew chief of the No. 19 Toyota has been fined $10,000 after “lug nut(s) [were] not properly installed,” according to NASCAR’s penalty report, issued Wednesday. Suarez finished 15th …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Will Matt Kenseth Land?

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Matt Kenseth is officially a free agent after the 2017 season.  Can Kenseth, age 45, still land a top-level ride?  Should he accept a mid-tier offer if the power teams don’t come calling? Bryan Gable:  Absolutely.  Just because Kenseth is not in his prime anymore does not mean he has no value to NASCAR’s best …

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NASCAR Next Class of 2017-2018 Revealed

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NASCAR announced the newest group of drivers Wednesday that comprise its NASCAR Next program. Now in its seventh year, the list of nine is designed to highlight young talent throughout the 2017-2018 racing seasons. By putting out their public resumes, the hope is they next get good money and sponsorship to move up the stock car ranks. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Makes Late Charge to Victory at Martinsville

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Photo Credit : Mike Neff

In a Nutshell: Contreras Motorsports put together a truck with the help of JR Motorsports for Chase Elliott to get some valuable seat time around Martinsville Speedway. Elliott responded by putting the truck on the pole and leading the most laps in the race. Johnny Sauter started fifth but methodically worked his way forward, making …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Kentucky Racing Results in Mixed Emotions

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Coming into the 2016 campaign, NASCAR had one goal: improving the on-track product. To do that, it introduced a new aerodynamic package, hoping it would be the way of the future. The new lower downforce had been viewed as a positive prior to Kentucky Speedway, when there was a backlash from fans wanting better racing. However, …

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NASCAR 101: 3 Up-and-Coming Drivers Making NASCAR Debuts in 2016

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing revealed more of its stable for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, particularly its drivers for the standalone races that are not contested at the same track on the same weekend as the Sprint Cup Series. Let’s see… AJ Allmendinger, check. Michael McDowell, check. Sam Hornish, Jr., check, and good …

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Harrison Burton Plans NASCAR Truck Debut at Martinsville

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Kyle Busch Motorsports announced Thursday that Harrison Burton, 15, will make his NASCAR touring series debut on Oct. 29 at Martinsville Speedway behind the wheel of the No. 18 truck. Burton is the son of 21-time Sprint Cup winner Jeff Burton and is currently running for rookie of the year honors in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: NASCAR & Politics?

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The start of the NASCAR season has been wild to say the least. But in the lower tiers of NASCAR, things are just getting started. As the K&N Pro Series East finally completed its second event of the year, its young drivers are poised at a title run. Looking to make a name for themselves, …

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