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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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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Ticket Galaxy 200

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads west this weekend to Phoenix International Raceway for the 19th annual Ticket Galaxy 200. It’s their final playoff race in the Round of 8 before the Championship 4 is set to battle for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. There are 40 cars on the penultimate preliminary entry list, meaning the …

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Alsco 300

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This weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the Alsco 300. There are 44 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning four teams will be sent home after qualifying concludes on Friday. Some notable changes for this weekend come with the series’ smaller programs. BJ McLeod is back in his self-owned No. 8 …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Joe Nemechek Has High Hopes for NEMCO Motorsports in 2017

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A month prior to NASCAR’s season-opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, Joe Nemechek announced that he would join his son John Hunter Nemechek to race in the first three Camping World Truck Series events of 2017. Coming out of Daytona, both Nemecheks finished in the top five, with John Hunter leading the charge in fourth. Despite having …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kaz Grala Wins Plate Race NASCAR Survivor

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In a Nutshell: During the latest edition of plate race NASCAR Survivor, it looked like the veterans had the votes to knock off the youngsters. But after a Demolition Derby-type affair, stalwarts like Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter quickly learned they didn’t earn immunity from the dreaded Big One. Ben Rhodes got bumped on the backstretch by ThorSport …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Las Vegas Edition

Sunday was the first race in 2016 with the low downforce package, and it was a pleasant surprise that it was not a wreck-fest, or even a blown tire-fest. There was actually good racing for the lead and strategy ended up playing a huge role in the outcome. With that in mind, here’s a look …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: John Hunter Nemechek Prepared to Race Full-Time

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Last Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, John Hunter Nemechek spent the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 in the spotters’ stand, keeping a watchful eye on the action for his father Joe Nemechek. But that night will likely mark his last up there for the foreseeable future. Today, John Hunter turns 18 and takes …

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NEMCO Motorsports and FoneFuel Partner for Charlotte Truck Race

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NEMCO Motorsports announced Tuesday that FoneFuel LLC will become the primary sponsor for the No. 8 Chevrolet in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night. FoneFuel will also be featured as an associate sponsor for the rest of the year on the truck. The brand new company was founded just last …

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Ryan Newman to Run Truck Series Race at Kansas

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SWM-NEMCO Motorsports announced late Tuesday afternoon that Ryan Newman will pilot its No. 8 Chevrolet this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Originally entered with Joe Nemechek, the No. 8 truck will highlight Rescue Rance, an organization founded by Newman and wife Krisse that “promotes through its program a respect for all animals, as well as agricultural, …

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Evaluating the Cup Subs: Who’s Made the Most of Their Opportunity?

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After just 22 laps of Sunday’s Food City 500, Erik Jones replaced Denny Hamlin in the No. 11. It wasn’t the debut of the Joe Gibbs Racing prodigy everyone has been expecting. No, most had been pointing to next month’s race at Kansas as the potential first time we get to see the wunderkind behind …

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