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Eyes on Xfinity: Furloughs Highlight Impact of COVID-19 Hiatus for JD Motorsports

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Johnny Davis, owner of JD Motorsports, has seen it all in his NASCAR career, dating back to the early 1980s, working with driver-owner James Harvey Hylton. That was until the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, which is something his team – and the sport – has never seen before. It’s been just over a month since NASCAR …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Lands Part-Time Ride at JD Motorsports for 2020

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jeffrey Earnhardt will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2020 competing for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller part-time, in a reunion of sorts. Earnhardt, 30, is scheduled to run between four and five races for JDM in the No. 15 car, and at least 12 races total. His first event will come on March …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 3: Part-Time Standouts

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Compared to the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, part-time drivers didn’t fare as well in 2019. Regardless, some made the most of their opportunities this past season. Filled with veterans, drivers who have talent but can’t find the funding to put a whole season together and fresh faces, the Xfinity part-timers showed promise against some …

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NASCAR 101: Related Drivers in NASCAR

2016 Fontana NXS Ty Dillon Austin Dillon Brett Moist NKP

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This column was all set. Perfect, even — the idea, that is. It was timely, fitting, whatever. Then Carson Ware dropped off the Gander Outdoors Truck Series entry list for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But you know what? Screw it. Doing it anyway. In the event that Ware returns to the entry list (until …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Anybody Spoil the Truck Playoffs?

2019 Iowa I GOTS MAtt Crafton pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who will make it into the 2019 Truck series playoffs? This week’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway will be the final race of the regular season. Seven drivers have either clinched positions in the eight-driver field or will clinch by starting the race. Ross Chastain, Brett Moffitt, Johnny Sauter, Stewart …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Parts Ways With Joe Gibbs Racing, iK9

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Jeffrey Earnhardt has parted ways with sponsor iK9 and Joe Gibbs Racing as well. This news was announced via Earnhardt’s Twitter on Wednesday morning (Aug. 7). Just wanted to let ya’ll know that iK9 and I have parted ways and wanted to thank them for the opportunity to race with @JoeGibbsRacing & @ToyotaRacing . Wish …

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Entry List: B&L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio

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For the second weekend in a row, the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to a road course where drivers will have to navigate through left and right hand turns. This week’s location? Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and with 38 cars on the initial entry list, all drivers will qualify, barring any entry list changes. AJ Allmendinger …

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NASCAR 101: Active Drivers Without a Cup Top 5

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(Photo: Tyler Barrick/Autostock)

156 races. That’s how many starts it took for Matt DiBenedetto to have a top five in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. After a Cup career that began in 2015 and yielded four top 10s prior to 2019, DiBenedetto wheeled his No. 95 to a fourth-place run at Sonoma Raceway, scoring his first top …

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Comcast NBCUniversal To Salute Military At Chicagoland And Daytona

Jeffrey Earnhardt Comcast

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Much like it has in the past, Comcast NBCUniversal will honor the military. This time it will at the next two NASCAR Xfinity Series races — first at Chicagoland Speedway next Saturday (June 29) and on July 4 Weekend at Daytona International Speedway (July 5). At Chicagoland, Jeffrey Earnhardt will pilot the No. 81 “Salute …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Big Weekend Of Racing, Jeffrey Earnhardt Elaborates On Career-Best NASCAR Finish

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the biggest weekend of racing, featuring the Indianapolis 500, Coca-Cola 600 and Monaco Grand Prix all running on the same day. Martin Truex Jr. rebounded from an early flat tire to win his second 600-mile marathon and third race of 2019, with all three coming …

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