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Jeffrey Earnhardt, Xtreme Concepts Partnering For 2 Cup Races in 2019

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Jeffrey Earnhardt will run a limited 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule with a new team. Earnhardt was announced as the driver of Xtreme Concepts Racing’s No. 81 Toyota. They’re planning to run five NASCAR Xfinity Series and two MENCS races later this year. The XCI team will be a satellite for Joe Gibbs …

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Entry List: NASCAR Racing Experience 300


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The NASCAR Xfinity Series opens the 2019 season Saturday, Feb. 16, at Daytona International Speedway. 38 cars are entered with many drivers in different rides from the end of the 2018 season. New faces have also come to NASCAR’s second-tier division. JR Motorsports has four drivers entered this weekend.  Michael Annett moves from the No. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Phoenix, Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. Complete the Expected


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Who’s in the headline Heading into Phoenix, everybody and their brother was positive Kevin Harvick was going to stomp the competition into submission and make a statement about his position as the unquestioned favorite heading into Homestead. Someone forgot to tell Kyle Busch as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver took advantage of mistakes by nearly …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Aric Almirola Finally in Victory Lane After Stewart-Haas Domination at Talladega

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Who’s in the headline There is domination by drivers and domination by teams. Sunday was total domination by the Stewart-Haas Racing organization. They won every stage and the race with a different driver doing each, and the driver who didn’t win any of them finished second in all three. In the end, fuel mileage bit …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Appreciative of Opportunity with Gaunt Brothers Racing


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Earnhardt is a name that is connected directly with the NASCAR fan base. But Jeffrey Earnhardt is just getting going. At 29 years old, Earnhardt has been around racing his entire life. He’s competed in NASCAR races since 2009, though he made it to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on a weekly basis beginning …

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Up to Speed: Did Kyle Larson Get Saved Again?

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Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway was supposed to be a good one for Kyle Larson.  In nine previous starts at the Monster Mile, he had only finished worse than 11th once.  Larson also looked great in the practice sessions leading up to the race.  It seemed like he was well-prepared to take on the …

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Fire On Fridays: Jeffrey Earnhardt Might Be NASCAR’s New Game-Changer


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His grandfather was one of NASCAR’s greatest of all-time. A true champion on and off the track. Decades later, Jeffrey Earnhardt is determined to win in NASCAR. But like so many other young drivers, the mission to find a top-tier partner and team is almost impossible. Bouncing around from team-to-team, he’s landed a home — …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams See Toughest NASCAR Race of 2018 at Richmond


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Think Small This weekend at Richmond Raceway stood in stark contrast to the previous weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, where 12 cautions flew at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This time, the 0.750-mile track in Saturday night’s (Sep. 23) Federated Auto Parts 400 came out quiet with only one non-stage caution flying on …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Gold Mining or Bust

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Around 1849, gold was discovered in California, and about twenty years after that silver was discovered in the area, too. That led to, among other things, the writing of Mark Twain. In his nonfiction work Roughing It, there is a lengthy discussion of the chaos surrounding mining communities, as miners either struck it rich or went broke …

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Entry List: 2018 STP 500


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After the three-race “West Coast Swing,” the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back east this weekend to Martinsville Speedway. The first short track race of the season, the STP 500, has a preliminary entry list of 38 cars this week. That’s the most for MENCS since the season-opening Daytona 500. Jeffrey Earnhardt is listed …

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