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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Go Bowling 235 at Daytona Road Course

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened Chase Elliott won the Go Bowling 235 on Sunday (Aug. 16) in the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Chris Buescher rounded out the top-five finishers. Cue that si-reen! ? Retweet to congratulate @chaseelliott on a historic victory on …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kaz Grala Exceeding Expectations in Cup Debut

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

All eyes were on Daytona International Speedway this weekend as the top three NASCAR national touring series held inaugural events on its road course. Expectations were sky-high. Depending on how fans like their road racing, one series lived up to those epic forecasts while two others, eh, have seen better days on right-turn tracks. Overall, …

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Kaz Grala Wheels His Way to 7th, Leads Laps in Cup Debut

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

First NASCAR Cup Series start? No problem! Kaz Grala wheeled the No. 3 car of Richard Childress Racing to a seventh-place finish in the Go Bowling 235 Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Grala was tagged to substitute for Austin Dillon after Dillon tested positive for COVID-19. Even though 21-year-old Grala …

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Earl Bamber Joining Richard Childress Racing at Daytona Xfinity Event

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Earl Bamber is going NASCAR racing. The veteran IMSA driver will pilot the No. 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series entry for Richard Childress Racing, beginning at the Daytona International Speedway road course (Aug. 15) the team announced July 31. The Daytona contest will be the stock car start of any kind for the 30-year-old New Zealander. …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Anthony Alfredo Focused on Improving in 2020, Chasing Championship in 2021

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When Anthony Alfredo was an infant, his parents, Rob and Veronica, were fans of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Childress Racing. Fast forward 20 years, and Alfredo is competing for RCR in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.   Last fall when Alfredo interviewed for the vacant part-time ride at RCR, his parents weren’t able to be in …

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Kaz Grala Back with Richard Childress Racing for Select Races

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Kaz Grala returns to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet in 2020. RCR announced in a press release on Friday afternoon the 21-year-old would race a limited NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule for the team. Grala will share the ride with Myatt Snider and Anthony Alfredo. Last year, Grala drove the No. 21 in five races, …

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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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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: International Road Course Racing

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While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was off for the final time in the 2019 season, the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series were both in action, and road course racing had an international flair as the NXS was at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., while the Trucks were in Canada at …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Kaz Grala Fighting for NASCAR Career Despite Sponsorship Woes

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kaz Grala was on his way to NASCAR superstardom in 2017, winning the Gander Outdoors Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway and becoming the youngest winner in track history. Since then, it’s been a bit of a struggle — Grala is now fighting for his NASCAR career at Richard Childress Racing in the …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR One-Hit Wonders

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Alex Bowman won the 2019 Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway this past Sunday, scoring his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. Of course, it wasn’t Bowman’s first win in a NASCAR national series. The 26-year-old won an Xfinity Series race in 2017 for Chip Ganassi Racing. Bowman’s second career NASCAR national series …

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