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Entry List: 2019 ToyotaCare 250

Christopher Bell Richmond Win

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40 NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers are scheduled to attempt the 2019 ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway. Only 38 cars will make the race scheduled for Friday, April 12. The first night race of the season for the series comes with a number of driver changes. Virginia native Elliott Sadler is the biggest name on the …

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Entry List: 2019 ALSCO 300

JRM

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday (April 6) for the first short track event of their 2019 season.  This race will also be the first for the Dash 4 Cash program, which will include eligible drivers Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Michael Annett and Chase Briscoe. There are a few changes to this …

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Despite Late Wreck, Zane Smith Shakes Off Rust in JR Motorsports Debut

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Zane Smith said yesterday, before he made his first start for JR Motorsports, that “to be there at the end” was what the driver wanted to achieve in his first Xfinity race. Smith accomplished just that, even if the ending wasn’t what he hoped for. Running just outside the top 10 for nearly the entirety …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2018 Kansas ARCA 150

2018 Las Vegas KN West Sheldon Creed Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On a lap 92 restart, Sheldon Creed rode off into the sunset of the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, scoring a picture perfect restart to drive away from Harrison Burton and Michael Self to win his fourth race of the year. Creed, who clinched the 2018 title after qualifying for Friday’s race, …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: ModSpace 150 at Pocono

zane smith

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The rain was coming, and both Zane Smith and Sheldon Creed knew it. Waging a ferocious battle one lap from the halfway point, ARCA points leader Creed charged to the front and was underneath teammate Smith through Turn 1, making contact and nearly spinning him out. Creed, however, backed out of the gas, scraping the …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the 4 Drivers Making Their Truck Debuts at Gateway

zane smith

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It’s summertime, which means the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will occasionally split from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and run some races on its own here and there. The third-tier series’ latest Cup-less edition comes this weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park, and as expected, the race’s entry list is full of some interesting …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Madison

Chandler Smith MC2002

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Venturini Motorsports’ No. 15 called it a “serious ass-whuppin” when the checkered flag flew Friday night at Madison International Speedway, and that’s exactly what it was. After winning his fourth ARCA Racing Series pole in as many starts, besting the field by three tenths of a second, 15-year-old Chandler Smith finally scored his first career …

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Teddy Roosevelt and Stock Car Racing: A Corollary

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Teddy Roosevelt once said, “It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, …

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2018 NASCAR Next Class Announced

zane smith

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The 2018 NASCAR Next class was announced on Tuesday afternoon, featuring nine drivers in the developmental ranks of NASCAR who are looking to take the next step in their racing careers. Anthony Alfredo, Hailee Deegan, Riley Herbst, Derek Kraus, Chase Purdy, Will Rodgers, Zane Smith, Tanner Thorson and Ryan Vargas make up the nine-driver class. …

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ARCA Breakdown: Music City 200

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(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

Though he didn’t end up winning the pole, Zane Smith emerged from qualifying as ready to race as anyone in the field, exclaiming repeatedly over the radio that the team’s adjustments from practice had made a “night and day” difference. Going from day to night did suit the No. 41 team just fine as Smith …

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