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Entry List: 2018 Rinnai 250

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

For Saturday’s XFINITY Series Rinnai 250, there are 43 cars entered.  As a result, three teams will fail to qualify. As is the norm these days with the eligibility rules, there are a number of changes.  At Chip Ganassi Racing, Kyle Larson is out of the No. 42 Chevrolet and John Hunter Nemechek will make …

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Ryan Sieg Finds Light in Struggling Darlington Weekend

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For Ryan Sieg, it was a tough weekend at Darlington Raceway. Struggling in practice on Friday, it was bookmarked with a “decent” 22nd-place finish Saturday, which now puts the No. 39 team in a must-win situation for the regular-season finale next weekend at Richmond Raceway. In Sieg’s mind, despite finishing second at Richmond’s sister track …

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List: Quaker State 400

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After a weekend of restrictor plate racing on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400. The trip to Sparta, Ky. marks the only trip there for the MENCS field this season. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Sieg Overachieving as Underdog in XFINITY Series

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As the XFINITY Series crossed the halfway mark of its regular season last weekend at Iowa Speedway, and Ryan Sieg is in a similar situation as 2016, currently one position below the playoff cutoff. With only a handful of employees that make up a competitive organization, Sieg and company had their best-career outing, finishing runner-up to William …

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Entry List: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Daytona this weekend for the Coke Zero 400. The entry list for the race has been released and there’s a number of notable changes after the road course event at Sonoma last weekend. A full field of 40 cars will contest the 160-lap, 400-mile race that’ll be broadcast …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR About to Get Silly?

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Think Small Track surfaces aren’t the inly thing heating up as summertime hits full swing.  NASCAR’s Silly Season is coming, and while so far, it’s been confined to rumblings and rumors, there’s potential for things to blow up.  While most of the speculation concerns the bigger teams in the sport, including who will fill the …

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Pace Laps: Happy Days at Sonoma, Underdog Takeover at Iowa & Scott Dixon Wins Big

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Happy Days for Stewart-Haas Racing in Sonoma – Car owner Tony Stewart called it a “perfect race” for driver Kevin Harvick, who broke a 20-race winless drought Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Expanding to his three other teams under the Stewart-Haas Racing umbrella, he called it “awesome.” Starting from the top, …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR’s Vicious Cycle

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Think Small It’s hard for small teams to get noticed.  This is something that’s been discussed over and over  and continues to create a vicious cycle for these teams: Lack of money leads to lack of performance, and lack of performance makes sponsors shy away, leading to a lack of money…you see the problem here? …

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Ryan Sieg to Make Second MENCS Start at Michigan for BK Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Ryan Sieg will be making his second career start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway after his first one at Dover International Speedway two weeks ago, this time taking the wheel of the No. 23 Toyota. Sieg has two top fives in his first four seasons of full-time NASCAR XFINITY …

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NASCAR 101: Cup Debuts Off to a Good (OK, Better) Start in 2017

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

There are two drivers making their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debuts this weekend! No, listen. This is kind of cool. When the green flag falls at Dover International Speedway this Sunday in the Cup Series, Ross Chastain and Ryan Sieg will be part of the starting lineup for the first time in their racing …

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