Richard Childress Racing Taps Daniel Hemric to Replace Ryan Newman for 2019

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Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced Friday afternoon (Sept. 28) that XFINITY Series regular Daniel Hemric will take over the No. 31 Chevrolet full-time in 2019.  He will join Ryan Preece as a 2019 candidate for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Award. While Hemric already knew that his deal was done, he …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: What Did Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Return to Racing Do For NBCSN?

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Richmond Raceway is quite different these days as compared to 15 years ago.  The cars don’t seem quite as fast as they once did there and passing is more difficult.  Races tend to have long green-flag runs.  But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have good racing. Federated Auto Parts 400 Saturday night brought the Monster …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Playoffs

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Just over seven months ago, the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season began at Daytona International Speedway in a five-overtime thriller, ending with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history. Seven months later, it hasn’t slowed down. Action has been fast and furious this season, as veteran drivers prove why they are the ones to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Sets Benchmarks with 3rd Straight Win & Penske 500th

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Who’s in the headline Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’re running for a championship, and Brad Keselowski is riding a huge wave of it after winning his third consecutive race and locking himself into the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Keselowski won the second stage and the race in a …

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Daniel Hemric Settles for Top 5 After Strong Run in Indianapolis

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During a quarter of Monday’s (Sep. 10) Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Daniel Hemric was on his way to career win No. 1 in the XFINITY Series. Leading 25 of the 100 laps on the rain-postponed event, Hemric’s No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet was among the powerhouses in a race that brought …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Wins Wild Plate Race at Indianapolis

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As soon as the green flag dropped in Monday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Justin Allgaier drove to the front, albeit, he started second. But the No. 7 car proved to be dominant from the start. Allgaier went on to finish fourth in stage one, though was leading off Turn 4 coming to …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Goes Back-to-Back on Road Courses

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Justin Allgaier has always been an underrated road course driver, but in 2018, he’s forced into the conversation. And on Saturday (Aug. 25) at Road America, he drove the No. 7 car to its second consecutive victory when making right-hand turns. Allgaier took the green flag from 11th and had an eventful race, just like …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers Who Could Take Over for Kasey Kahne at Leavine Family Racing

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The latest Silly Season domino to fall occurred earlier today (Aug. 16), when Kasey Kahne announced he will step away from full-time NASCAR racing at the end of the 2018 season. Kahne, 38, tweeted that racing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019 and beyond “was just something that I couldn’t commit …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Daniel Hemric on the Verge of First Victory

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Daniel Hemric has been close to his first career NASCAR national touring series victory many times in 2018. But as we all know, close only counts in horseshoes and handgrenades. Hemric, 27, is in the middle of his second full season in the XFINITY Series driving for Richard Childress Racing. Compared to his rookie campaign, the …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Sweeps Lucky Number 7

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick has done it again. For the third time in his seven victories this year, he swept all three stages of the race. Harvick led 108 laps, won every stage and beat the competition into submission. He became the second driver in 20 years to have seven wins through 23 …

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