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Xfinity Breakdown: Kaulig Racing Finds Very Different Daytona Race to Its Liking


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What a difference a few months can make. The NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener in Daytona was one of the dullest superspeedway races in recent memory, notable mostly for Michael Annett breaking his long streak of career futility. Anyone who tried stepping out of line immediately got shuffled back, meaning that long, tedious single-file parades …

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Friday Faceoff: Will the Summer Showdown At Daytona Be Mild or Wild?

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL USA Saturday 1 July 2017 Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing, DEWALT Flexvolt Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker NKP

The traditional-style plate races so far this year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have been varied from wild (Daytona International Speedway) to tame (Talladega Superspeedway). What scenario is more likely this week? Frank Velat: Talladega became notorious for having one crash-marred race after another to the point that drivers now seem to go …

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NASCAR 101: Active Drivers Without a Cup Top 5

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156 races. That’s how many starts it took for Matt DiBenedetto to have a top five in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. After a Cup career that began in 2015 and yielded four top 10s prior to 2019, DiBenedetto wheeled his No. 95 to a fourth-place run at Sonoma Raceway, scoring his first top …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR’s Current Owner-Drivers

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Where have all the owner-drivers gone? Well, it certainly ain’t the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Which is probably a different story from when many who read this first started following NASCAR. The story of the owner-driver — the do-it-all wheelman who can balance a checkbook just as well as he can drive a car …

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The Underdog House: Half Mile Concrete Jungle

2019 Phoenix I CUP Matt DiBenedetto NKP

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Top of The Class Matt DiBenedetto and Leavine Family Racing have been quite the surprise thus far in 2019. In fact, this group had the kind of weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway that will have us revoking their underdog eligibility if it were to become a regular occurrence. Many fans were first introduced to DiBenedetto …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: What Is The Future of FOX NASCAR’s On-Air Team?

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This week is likely going to be a busy one, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.  Last weekend, NASCAR’s National Series were all in action at Texas Motor Speedway.  The weather was not exactly ideal.  That was something that I was actually a little worried about in regards to the Truck race moving from …

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NASCAR 101: The Revival of the Sportsman, Courtesy Ryan Sieg

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series: “Where names are made.” Right??? Over the last several years, Xfinity has been a place for young teens and 20-somethings to get experience on larger tracks and race against top competition. The same goes for NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series. Drivers with last names like Cindric, …

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Hill Motorsports to Run Partial Truck Season, Debuting at Martinsville


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Longtime NASCAR competitor and second generation driver Timmy Hill has formed a new NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series team. Hill Motorsports plans to attempt a partial schedule in the 2019 season, beginning at Martinsville Speedway (March 23). Hill, along with younger brother Tyler, will share driving duties of the No. 56 Chevrolet throughout the season. …

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Entry List: Production Alliance Group 300

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action this Saturday (March 16) at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Cali. All 37 entries will race on Saturday. Kyle Busch will once again be back in the No. 18 iK9 Service Dog/Xtreme Concepts Inc. Toyota, going for three wins in a row. Busch has six previous Xfinity wins …

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Entry List: Ford EcoBoost 300

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to the Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend (Nov. 17) for the final race of the season: the Ford EcoBoost 300. At the conclusion of the race, the series will crown either Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Daniel Hemric, or Cole Custer as 2018 champion. 45 teams are entered this weekend, which means …

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