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Kasey Kahne Adapting to Leavine Family Racing, Expects To Return in 2019

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After competing the past six seasons with Hendrick Motorsports, Kasey Kahne took a step back and moved to a smaller team for 2018: Leavine Family Racing. The hope was that his arrival would spark the No. 95 group and increase their performance across the board. But since the season-opening Daytona 500, it’s been an up-and-down year …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Geometry is Difficult

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series raced at Pocono Raceway this weekend and Kyle Busch added two more trophies to his collection. Busch tied Ron Hornaday for most career CWTS wins with 51 and tied Kevin Harvick for the most MENCS wins this season at six apiece. The MENCS event, Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 …

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The Underdog House: A Day At The Not-So-Magic Mile

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Think Small It was a day we thought wasn’t going to happen. The rain was making its debut on Sunday morning in Loudon, New Hampshire, and the odds of July 22 turning into a race day seemed next to impossible. Nevertheless, NASCAR rallied forward to keep the track dry, quickly adapted its schedule and eventually …

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Denny Hamlin Tops Morning Cup Practice at New Hampshire

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Denny Hamlin, when not staring at his dash clock (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Defending New Hampshire winner Denny Hamlin enters Sunday’s Foxwood Casino 301 as one of the pre-race favorites. In Saturday’s opening practice session, the No. 11 team proved why. Hamlin ran a hot lap of 132.942 mph, close to a tenth-of-a-second ahead of Ryan Blaney (132.526 mph), who was second on the scoring chart. In addition …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the Coke Zero Sugar 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? One of the cool things about superspeedway racing is that restrictor plates allow the cream to rise to the top when it comes to driving skill. Yes, plate racing is a skill, and sometimes drivers who struggle at other tracks shine at these events, and vice versa (yeah, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Toyota/Save Mart 350

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NASCAR goes road racing for the first time this season with Sunday’s stop (June 24) at Sonoma Raceway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. FanDuel debuted its new daily fantasy NASCAR contest at Talladega Superspeedway in April and it will continue …

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Pace Laps: Kasey Kahne’s Endless Pursuit of… What? & Exciting NASCAR Racing In Iowa

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Latest Push To Fix Kasey Kahne June’s off week came with a crew chief change in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Travis Mack was replaced as Kasey Kahne‘s head wrench after just 15 races as the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team remains mired in midpack. Jon Leonard will …

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Travis Mack Out as Kasey Kahne’s Crew Chief at Leavine Family Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Leavine Family Racing announced Saturday morning that Travis Mack will no longer serve as the crew chief of Kasey Kahne‘s No. 95 Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, effective immediately.  Replacing Mack on top of the pit box will be Jon Leonard, who has served this season as Kahne’s lead engineer.  The team’s …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Clint Bowyer Rides Strategy & Heavy Foot to Michigan Win

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Who’s in the headline Mother Nature ran the show on Sunday (June 10) at Michigan International Speedway and, in the end, dropped the curtain early on the race. Clint Bowyer used a two-tire stop after stage two and then some valiant driving when the race resumed hanging onto the point. The rain came shortly after …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 FireKeepers Casino 400

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While his finish didn’t necessarily reflect the effort, for a driver for a very small, underfunded team to lead several laps on the day is an accomplishment in itself.  Kasey Kahne started 29th and finished 23rd, but somewhere in the middle, he led twice for a total of …

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