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Paul Menard Scores Top 10 in Wood Brothers Racing Debut

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

In the 2017 Daytona 500, Ryan Blaney came up just shy of winning in the Wood Brothers Racing No. 21. Blaney went on to win at Pocono Raceway and make a deep playoff run. Blaney announced he was moving to Team Penske and Paul Menard would take his spot in the No. 21 for 2018. …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2018 Daytona 500

Alex Bowman will lead the field at Daytona for the 500(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Daily fantasy NASCAR is back, which is a great reminder that spring is right around the corner. If you live up north like me, the Daytona 500 will shine a bright light on the weekend and help you forget about the foot-and-a-half of snow on the front lawn. The front row was set last Sunday …

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Richard Childress Racing Shrinks to 2 Cup Cars in 2018

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With the departure of Paul Menard and the Menards sponsorship, Richard Childress Racing will field only two full-time entries in the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, according to Austin Dillon. Menard drove RCR’s No. 27 Chevrolet for seven years and won the 2011 Brickyard 400. In 2018, he will compete in the famed …

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Wood Brothers Racing Retains Go FAS Racing’s Charter, Go FAS Acquiring New One

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Wood Brothers Racing will reuse Go FAS Racing’s charter and Go FAS will acquire a new charter for the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series season. Last year, the Wood Brothers team leased Go FAS’ charter and used it to guarantee Ryan Blaney and the No. 21 Ford into every race. Go FAS leased the No. 44’s …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Richard Childress Racing

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Richard Childress Racing’s 2017 season was a triumph but yet simultaneously a struggle. Overall, however, it ended up being a disappointment. The venerable organization has been around since 1971, the oldest team in the sport outside of the Wood Brothers. For many years now, their mentality when it comes to racing has been that the …

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Paul Menard Has Positive Outlook Before Final Start with Richard Childress Racing

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Sunday marks the end of multiple eras in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. One of them stems from Richard Childress Racing and Paul Menard. Following a seven-year relationship, Menard will split from team owner and friend Richard Childress after the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He’ll make the move to Wood Brothers Racing …

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K&N Racer Derek Kraus Has Paul Menard’s Support in NASCAR Career

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Home is where the heart is. And it’s where Derek Kraus finds structure and support during his first season on the NASCAR circuit. At only 16 years of age, the Wisconsin native has had a lot to learn from in 2017, tackling his rookie season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. For a driver too …

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Ryan Blaney Adds Menards Sponsorship for 2018

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Menards is adding some sponsorship to its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign for 2018: Team Penske’s No. 12 and Ryan Blaney. Penske and Menards announced Wednesday (Aug. 30) that the company will adorn Blaney’s No. 12 for 14 races in 2018 while continuing its sponsorship of Paul Menard, who moves to Blaney’s old ride, …

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The Frontstretch 5: Under-the-Radar Silly Season Moves You Need to Watch

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1. Ryan Blaney to Team Penske This move wasn’t really a surprise since Blaney was already under contract with Team Penske, and the team was just biding its time with sponorship before pulling the trigger on a third car. It was a huge domino because if sets off a potential chain reaction of changes that could …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 22 Down, One to Go as Kyle Busch Knocks Pocono Off of Winless List

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Who’s in the headline – There are 23 racetracks on the Cup schedule. After Kyle Busch’s win at Pocono Raceway this weekend, he has a points-paying victory at every track on the current schedule except for Charlotte Motor Speedway. It had been 36 races since Busch won a Cup race but the much-maligned slump is finally …

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