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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Overcomes Deep Starting Position for 3rd Straight Win

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Who’s in the headline To start the season, Kyle Busch couldn’t get over the hump to move from second to first. After three runner-up finishes and a third-place result, he has now reeled off three straight victories. Busch is now tied with Kevin Harvick for the most wins in the series. Joey Logano looked like …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Gets First Victory of 2018, Noah Gragson Shines

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In what was a rather entertaining race, Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway came down to a duo of Joe Gibbs Racing teammates duking it out until the very last corner for the victory. Christopher Bell had a stout car, leading 120 laps, and all but a few in the final stage. However, he …

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4 Burning Questions: How Have the Short Tracks Been So Far in 2018?

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What does Daniel Hemric’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the No. 8 mean for NASCAR? Simple: It means another racer has worked his way up into a good ride for their Cup Series audition. Daniel Hemric was strong for NTS Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series, finishing seventh in points in 2015. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Daniel Hemric Looking Ahead to Cup Debut at Richmond

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Daniel Hemric made his NASCAR debut in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway in 2013. After starting 16th, he suffered a transmission leak that derailed his chance to show his abilities. He ultimately finished 32nd, 60 laps off the pace. A second start a couple races later yielded a better result of 13th …

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NASCAR Rescinds Penalty on Daniel Hemric, Will be Dash 4 Cash Eligible at Richmond

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Hours before the scheduled start of Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, it was the sport’s XFINITY Series making headlines. Upon completion of yesterday’s Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300, it was announced Daniel Hemric and the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing team failed post-race inspection (mechanical measurements). The L1 level penalty made …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Big Money Day for Ryan Preece at Bristol

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Ryan Preece continues to cash in on betting on himself. The former Whelen Modified Tour champion won the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (April 14). It was Preece’s second victory since joining Joe Gibbs Racing for a part-time schedule last year. Preece also won the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Dash …

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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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Ryan Truex, Daniel Hemric Lead Pair of NXS Practices at Texas Motor Speedway

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Ryan Truex and Daniel Hemric led the pair of NASCAR XFINITY Series practice sessions at Texas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. A mock qualifying run late in the opening practice vaulted Truex to the top of the leaderboard shortly before time expired. The 187.266 mph lap was the fastest posted by any NXS driver in both …

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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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Daniel Hemric to Make Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Debut at Richmond

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Daniel Hemric will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut next month. Piloting the No. 8 Chevrolet with backing from Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff, the 27-year-old is set to make two Cup starts this season, with the first coming at Richmond International Raceway April 21. Additionally, he’s scheduled to run Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Roval Sept. …

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