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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Takes Another Gander at Victory Lane in Pocono

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Who’s in the headline Kyle Busch ran 25 races at Pocono Raceway and never finished above second before last July. After Sunday he has two wins in the last three races. Busch took advantage of trouble for Kevin Harvick on pit road and then held off teammate Daniel Suarez on late-race restarts to claim his …

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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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Entry List: Coke Zero Sugar 400

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This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the second time this season on Saturday, July 7. 41 cars are on the preliminary entry list, and there are several changes to note. StarCom Racing will field two cars this weekend.  Joey Gase will pilot the No. 00 while Landon …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Landon Cassill Hoping to Grow with StarCom Racing

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Landon Cassill may only be 28 years old, but 2018 is his ninth year competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  Through Michigan, Cassill has made 268 career MENCS starts, the vast majority of which were for small operations.  As a result of underfunded equipment, he has only one career top-10 finish.  That was …

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Entry List: AAA 400 Drive For Autism

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After only the second full field of the season last weekend at Talladega, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series once again has a short field for Dover.  38 teams have posted entries for this weekend’s action. Likely the most notable changes this weekend are with StarCom Racing.  They are fielding two cars for the first …

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Entry List: Food City 500

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the second short track event of the season. 39 cars make up this week’s entry list, the most entries since the season-opening Daytona 500. Landon Cassill will be back behind the wheel of the No. 00 car for StarCom Racing …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Is Landon Cassill’s Cup Return Important?


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It’s always nice to see a familiar face return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Last weekend, we saw the return of Reed Sorenson. This time around, Landon Cassill will be back in a Cup car for the first time since Homestead-Miami Speedway. The #HireLandon campaign appears to have worked. In the social media …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Lowe’s Blow

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ONE: A Lowe’s Blow The biggest NASCAR news last week came off the racetrack with an announcement Lowe’s will leave the sport at the end of this season. It’s a name brand that’s been synonymous with success in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Involved at the Cup level for two decades, they’ve been primary …

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Landon Cassill to Drive for StarCom Racing at Martinsville and Texas

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Landon Cassill has a ride after starting the 2018 NASCAR season on the sidelines. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran has been named to drive the No. 00 Chevrolet for StarCom Racing this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. The announcement comes after Jeffrey Earnhardt announced via Facebook Sunday night he’s parted ways with the team after …

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Entry List: 2018 STP 500


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After the three-race “West Coast Swing,” the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back east this weekend to Martinsville Speedway. The first short track race of the season, the STP 500, has a preliminary entry list of 38 cars this week. That’s the most for MENCS since the season-opening Daytona 500. Jeffrey Earnhardt is listed …

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