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Entry List: Ford EcoBoost 200

2016 Homestead CWTS Pack Racing Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rolls into Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend (Nov. 16) for the final race of the season: the Ford EcoBoost 200. The series will crown either Johnny Sauter, Justin Haley, Brett Moffitt, or Noah Gragson as the 2018 champion. 31 trucks are entered this week, which means all drivers will race. …

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Beside the Rising Tide: A Heat Wave of NASCAR Random Thoughts

2016 Chicago CUP Kyle Busch celebrates NKP

Today’s column (July 3) is based on empirical and indisputable fact. As I write this column at 10 o’clock Monday morning, it’s already 89 degrees and so humid you couldn’t strike a kitchen match. The G key on my keyboard sticks a little and my left index finger is sweating trying to type those Gs. …

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Brennan Poole Sues Chip Ganassi Racing in Sponsorship Dispute

2017 Road America NXS Brennan Poole Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Former NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Brennan Poole is suing his former employer, Chip Ganassi Racing, and his agency, Spire Sports & Entertainment, citing a conspiracy to pull sponsor DC Solar up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. According to a complaint filed in North Carolina Superior Court (and reported by ESPN), Poole brought the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Pulls No Punches With NASCAR Rivalries

2017 Phoenix II CUP pack racing Matthew T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Phoenix Raceway is a unique venue for NASCAR, one that is only going to become more unusual once ongoing renovations are complete.  Honestly, for the kind of money ISC is spending, I wish they came up with a setup where every seat had a cover over it.  With the sport traveling to Homestead-Miami Speedway this …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Claims 4th Win of 2017 at Phoenix

2017 Phoenix NXS William Byron Woohoo Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

JR Motorsports rookie William Byron won the XFINITY Series’ Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday afternoon thanks to taking two tires on a late restart. Normally, that would have locked Byron into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. However, Byron clinched his spot earlier in the race by earning points in the …

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William Byron Steals the Show in Phoenix; Championship 4 Decided

2017 Phoenix NXS William Byron Checkered Flag Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

With 25 laps to go, it looked like William Byron wasn’t going to make it on fuel.  Shortly afterwards, Brendan Gaughan smacked the wall exiting turn 4 to bring out the yellow, which set up the final round of pit stops. Despite working with a somewhat makeshift pit crew, a two tire stop gave Byron …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Matt Kenseth Done After 2017?

2017 Chicago CUP Matt Kenseth Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Seeing the wind is a gift. It’s as rare of a miracle as it gets. Some say Dale Earnhardt could see the draft at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. His son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., also had the gift for the majority of his career. It’s a form of art commonly unseen in modern NASCAR. …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Drive for the Cure 300

Alex Bowman INDY

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Since being announced as the replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88, Alex Bowman has earned his share of detractors. Entering the Drive for the Cure 300, the knock has been Bowman’s winless resume in all three of NASCAR’s top national touring series. Time to go ahead and cross that criticism off the list. Bowman …

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NASCAR Hands Big Penalty to No. 21 XFINITY Series Team

2017 Dover I NXS Daniel Hemric car NIgel Kinrade NKP

Daniel Hemric (Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

NASCAR revealed on Wednesday the penalties handed down for the races this past weekend in Las Vegas and Dover. A total of six penalties in the three top tier series were issued. One of those penalties was given to the No. 21 XFINITY Series team of Daniel Hemric, resulting in a large and impactful penalty especially …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Sam Hornish Jr. Dominates, Road Ringers Shine at Mid-Ohio

Hornish Mid Ohio

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Following a new track record in Saturday morning’s qualifying session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sam Hornish Jr. became the odds-on favorite to win at his home track. With a crash-filled opening stage, Hornish paced the way until the yellow flag flew with four laps remaining. Greg Erwin, crew chief of the No. 22 team called …

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