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Entry List: NextEra Energy Resources 250

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Forty three. No, that number isn’t in regards to the former field size for the Sprint Cup Series. It’s the number of trucks entered for this weekend’s Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. With only 32 positions available for the CWTS race this Friday, 11 trucks will go home …

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Sunday Showdown: Who Will the Title Sponsor Be?

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Several teams have announced new drivers across NASCAR’s national divisions this month. Among them are Brian Scott in the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Cup ride, Chris Buescher in a Cup ride with Front Row Motorsports and Ben Rhodes moving to Thorsport Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. Which driver will have the biggest …

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Ben Rhodes to Run in Truck Series for ThorSport Racing in 2016

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Ben Rhodes will have a new home in 2016: the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Rhodes will join ThorSport Racing to pilot the No. 41 Toyota Tundra full-time in 2016 with sponsorship from Alpha Energy Solutions, the team announced Tuesday (Dec. 15). The 2016 Camping World Truck Series season will mark Rhodes’s first full-time deal …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Amid Uncertainty, Ben Rhodes Looking Forward to Future

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Ben Rhodes stood in his hauler at Dover International Speedway with a wry smile during a rainy day. The outside of his hauler was met with large puddles, each of which expanded near a set of tires. The 18-year-old was sitting on his laptop, staring at pictures of classic cars, something he loves to do. For this …

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Change Has Come for NASCAR’s Next Generation

Kyle Lardon leads a pack of cars during the 2015 Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire International Speedway

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Change is occurring rapidly in the world of stock car racing. The newest breed of racers has kids racing late models before they are even in high school. With plenty of paths to success, many young racers find themselves trying to be like Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart, two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions who …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Hisense 200 at Dover

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The rain played some games with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. High winds amidst a wet track highlight the Hisense 200. But when it was all said and done, Regan Smith went to Victory Lane for the second time this year. Taking advantage of a red flag due to rain …

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Eyes on Xfinity: What’s the Future for JR Motorsports?

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See ya later, Chase. Come February at Daytona, the metallic blue No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet will no longer be racing on Saturday afternoons. Instead, it is getting a promotion. It is not like JR Motorsports really has a choice. If it were up to the team, it would want to keep reigning Xfinity Series champion …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Road America 180

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A gutsy call by crew chief Danny Stockman on fuel gave Paul Menard the opportunity he needed to drive to Victory Lane at Road America, his home track. The victory was his third Xfinity Series victory and first win on a road course. Menard was the only Cup Series/non-NXS regular in the field as the …

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2015 Road America 180 Qualifying Cancelled; Ben Rhodes on the Pole

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Ben Rhodes was one of the only drivers that was praying for rain at Road America early Saturday afternoon, and he got his wish. Due to the wet track, qualifying for the Road America 180 was cancelled, putting the JR Motorsports rookie driver on the pole for the start of the 45-lap event. The starting …

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Ben Rhodes Fastest in Opening 2015 Road America 180 Practice

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Friday afternoon saw the Xfinity teams take to the 4.048-mile Road America circuit for two 90-minute practice sessions in preparation for Saturday’s Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville. The forecast for both Friday and Saturday calls for a 50 percent chance of rain, so everyone tried to put their best foot forward as quickly …

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