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Brandon Jones, Cole Custer Lead Two XFINITY Practices at Bristol

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Brandon Jones and Cole Custer paced a pair of NASCAR XFINITY Series practices Friday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway. In the first session, Jones’ No. 19 for Joe Gibbs Racing ran a quick lap of 15.495 seconds (123.833 mph) around the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. Justin Allgaier, Ryan Preece, Christopher Bell and Austin Cindric rounded out …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: It’s Been a Stewart Haas Racing Year So Far

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Who’s in the headline  The first six weeks of the season are in the books and the headlines have been predominantly filled with one organization: Stewart Haas Racing. If it weren’t for a crash one-third of a lap from the finish line of the Daytona 500, the organization would have won five of the first …

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NASCAR 101: Can 2018 Beat 2004 (In Cup Debuts, That Is)?

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Daniel Hemric is on his way to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, as Richard Childress Racing announced earlier this week that Hemric will drive the No. 8 for the team in his Cup debut at Richmond Raceway in a little less than a month. There’s a bit to unpack here, some of which has …

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Christopher Bell, Cole Custer Top XFINITY Practices at ISM

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series regulars rose to the occasion on Friday (March 9) to pace the two practice sessions in advance of Saturday’s DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway. XFINITY Series rookie Christopher Bell was fastest in the first session, while series sophomore Cole Custer was fastest in the second. Bell, who has won the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Needs to Work To Bring the Action

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Last weekend, Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosted its first-ever tripleheader weekend.  It produced some very different races. Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Sunday saw another butt kicking.  Kevin Harvick is in the zone.  His start to 2018 seems a lot like how he started 2014.  You probably remember what happened that year. Admittedly, Sunday’s …

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The Underdog House: The Other End Of The Neon NASCAR Garage

Think Small As NASCAR moved to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, we were treated to a triple-header of the top three national touring series for the third consecutive week. Vegas has the feel of a town where the underdog can rise. Your last dime could turn into millions with a roll of the …

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NASCAR 101: 3 for 3, 3 Races In

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The lower series of the NASCAR national series are known for many things, including their unpredictability with regards to entry lists. There are times when it’s tough to predict three-fourths of the list in an XFINITY or Camping World Truck Series race, thanks to a constantly changing driver lineup and even a slew of part-time …

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Cole Custer Crashes Out Early in Atlanta XFINITY Race

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Cole Custer’s day in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway came to an end shortly after it began Saturday afternoon. Just 12 laps in, contact from John Hunter Nemechek, who made his series debut, sent the driver of the No. 00 Ford hard into the outside wall. The terminal damage relegated …

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Cole Custer to Make Cup Debut at Las Vegas

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Another up-and-coming driver is getting a shot in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Cole Custer will make his MENCS debut in two weeks at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Pennzoil 400, piloting the No. 51 Ford for Rick Ware Racing. Haas Automation will sponsor Custer. The Ladera Ranch, Calif., native is guaranteed to …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Darrell Wallace Jr. Start to Get More Sponsorship?

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Darrell Wallace Jr. took the NASCAR world by storm this past Sunday. The Alabama native followed up his impressive run in last week’s Can-Am Duel to earn a runner-up finish in the Daytona 500, setting off plenty of mixed emotions for him and his family. After the race, team co-owner and seven-time NASCAR champion Richard …

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