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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Sets Benchmarks with 3rd Straight Win & Penske 500th

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Who’s in the headline Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’re running for a championship, and Brad Keselowski is riding a huge wave of it after winning his third consecutive race and locking himself into the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Keselowski won the second stage and the race in a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Sweeps Lucky Number 7

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick has done it again. For the third time in his seven victories this year, he swept all three stages of the race. Harvick led 108 laps, won every stage and beat the competition into submission. He became the second driver in 20 years to have seven wins through 23 …

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Entry List: Zippo 200

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Watkins Glen International on Saturday, Aug. 4 after a thrilling race at Iowa Speedway this past weekend.  Saturday will mark the first road course race of the season for the series, kicking off a month’s worth of left and right-turn tracks. 43 cars are entered in this week’s event …

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Erik Jones, Ryan Preece Add Craftsman Sponsorship

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Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday morning (July 26) new sponsorship for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones and XFINITY Series driver Ryan Preece from Craftsman Tools. Stanley Black & Decker, owner of the Craftsman brand, already has a relationship with JGR, with its DeWalt brand sponsoring Jones’ No. 20 and its Stanley brand …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Preece Still Looking for Full-Time Ride

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This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Ryan Preece‘s standout performance at Iowa Speedway. One year later, he’s not even entered in the race. That weekend was Preece’s breakthrough NASCAR moment, coming in just his second start for Joe Gibbs Racing. The Connecticut native led a career-high 141 laps en route to victory, his first …

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Ryan Preece Comes Up Short of Home XFINITY Victory

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One year ago, Ryan Preece was making his first start with Joe Gibbs Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Now in 2018, he returned with two victories and an even greater fan base pointing toward his No. 18 Toyota. It almost paid off for him again in Saturday’s Lakes Region 200, as the 27-year-old started …

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Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 Qualifying Canceled Due to Rain; Lineup Set by Owner Points

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After a severe thunderstorm hit the Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR announced that they have canceled XFINITY Series qualifying for tonight’s race. A heavy shower hit the Daytona International Speedway around 2 p.m./ET. The Air Titans took to the track to begin drying, but as time began to click away, scheduled Cup qualifying time was inching …

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Entry List: Coca-Cola Firecracker 250

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the second time this season on Friday, July 6. 41 teams are entered this weekend, meaning one team will go home after qualifying.  There are several changes on this week’s entry list. Among top-tier teams, Shane Lee will be back in the No. …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Reviewing the Opening 10 Races of 2018

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Through the opening 10 races of the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, the slogan “names are made here” would be accurate to describe NASCAR’s top preliminary division. In case you haven’t paid any attention or have simply forgotten what has transpired in the series over the first three months of the season, there has been …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Joe Gibbs ‘Can’t See Myself Doing Something Else’

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He’s a three-time Super Bowl-winning head coach. He’s a four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning car owner. Oh, and he also has two XFINITY Series titles. Legendary car owner Joe Gibbs loves what he does. He thrives off the family environment he created at Joe Gibbs Racing, and for this 77-year-old, there is no …

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