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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Penalties Are Affecting the Championship

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Did You Notice? … The number of penalties handed down in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season? Joe Gibbs Racing was the latest to get hit hard Tuesday after three of their cars had splitter violations discovered in Michigan pre-race inspection. That led to $25,000 fines and one-race car chief suspensions for the teams …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR Opportunity is Bigger in Texas

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Think Small Man, what a week our underdogs are in for after a weekend like that, right? Even more than Daytona, Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway proved to be the ultimate opportunity for the underdog teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. For when tires started popping, cars started sliding and pit road became …

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Trustee Appointed to Oversee BK Racing

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The ongoing saga of the chaos surrounding BK Racing continues, as Wednesday evening (March 28) U.S. District Court Judge J. Craig Whitley appointed financier Matthew Smith as trustee over the team, replacing team owner Ron Devine, according to ESPN. “I think it’s in everyone’s best interests that this business continue in the short run,” Whitley …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What is Behind Stewart-Haas Racing’s Strong Start?


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There is no NASCAR team hotter right now than Stewart-Haas Racing. The organization is hitting its marks each week it seems, with all four of its drivers having at least a pair of top 10s through the first four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. If it weren’t for some unfortunate incidents, we might very …

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

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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 Mailbox: Will Clint Bowyer Return to Stewart-Haas Racing After 2018?


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When Clint Bowyer last won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, Jeremy Lin was a budding NBA star for the Knicks, a presidential election was weeks away and Brad Keselowski was well on his way to winning a Cup title. To say the least, things are quite different in 2018. Bowyer is now competing …

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BK Racing Battling for Charter, Won’t Give Up on NASCAR Future

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Despite a troublesome offseason, BK Racing is on the eve of competing in its seventh Daytona 500. The question now is whether the organization will continue to have a guaranteed spot in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field going forward. On Thursday (Feb. 15), BK Racing team owner Ron Devine filed for Chapter 11 …

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BK Racing Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy


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After having its court date postponed with Union Bank & Trust on Feb. 5, BK Racing filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday in Western District Court of North Carolina. According to Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it generally provides for reorganization, usually involving a corporation or partnership. It also allows a business to propose a plan or …

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BK Racing Acquires EarthWater Sponsorship for Daytona 500

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BK Racing has acquired primary sponsorship for the Daytona 500 from EarthWater, a company that sells mineral-infused water products, the team announced Tuesday (Feb. 13). Team owner Ron Devine is happy to have EarthWater back in the fold. “BK Racing is excited to have EarthWater return as a sponsor for the 60th Annual Daytona 500,” …

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Alex Bowman Tops Both Rounds to Win Daytona 500 Pole

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Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman showed the field on Sunday (Feb. 11) that he had the best car in town by himself.  Bowman won the pole for next Sunday’s Daytona 500 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with a lap of 46.002 seconds (195.644 mph). He was also fastest overall in round No. 1 with …

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