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NASCAR 101: William Byron & the 77th-Place Points Finish

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77th. That’s probably not a number or position on the mind of William Byron — or, really, anyone else — in 2016. Instead, it’s been more like the number one. Or first. You get the idea. Because that’s where Byron, a rookie for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been …

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Ben Rhodes Wins First Truck Series Pole in Martinsville

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Ben Rhodes, driving the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota, will start from the inside of the front row for Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Posting a lap of 19.659 seconds [96.322 mph], Rhodes grabbed his first career Camping World Truck Series pole in just his seventh start. “All of our guys were so close …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Mike Bliss Reunites with TriStar Motorsports at Texas

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There is a familiar name on the NASCAR Xfinity Series entry list this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Bliss has over 300 career NXS starts and is a name that was once synonymous with this series. Bliss will return this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway driving the No. 14 Toyota for TriStar Motorsports, replacing the …

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Entry List: 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas

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After their final off-week of the 2015 season the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Nov. 7 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. There’s a total of 40 entrants, meaning every team will make Saturday’s race. Six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will …

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2015 Southern 500 Retro Paint Scheme Photo Gallery

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Mike Bliss to Race Part-Time for Remainder of 2015 Xfinity Series Season

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Mike Bliss‘s journey at TriStar Motorsports has enabled him to run full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2011. With limited sponsorship throughout his time at the organization, Bliss has finished inside the top 15 in points with TriStar Motorsports over the past four years. But in a world where the economy means so much, …

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NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part I

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Since I’ve been away for a while, there’s a whole lot of writing to do on how each Sprint Cup driver has been performing in 2015. In this day and age of the “new” Chase, looking at the point standings to gauge a driver’s performance is often an optical illusion; once someone wins, scoring points …

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Eyes on XFINITY: It’s Now or Never for Elliott Sadler

A new season has brought yet another change for Elliott Sadler. The Virginia native has made the move to his third team in four years while racing full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Joe Gibbs Racing, Sadler’s previous team, seemed like the perfect fit for the three-time Sprint Cup Series winner. And why wouldn’t it …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2014 Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Several drivers had noteworthy nights in Atlanta, but one surprisingly …

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Nationwide Breakdown: Food City 300

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It was another Nationwide Series race at Bristol that featured a late battle between the No. 22 and the No. 54 – only this time, the former bested the latter with someone other than Brad Keselowski behind the wheel. Ryan Blaney aced the final restart of the night with six laps to go, taking the …

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