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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Doing What In California?

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They’re doing what to Fontana? This week, after The Athletic broke the news, NASCAR confirmed that they are pursuing plans to effectively turn the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. The course looks to be a hybrid of all three of the current NASCAR Cup Series short tracks in …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Could Daniel Hemric’s Dismal Season Ruin His NASCAR Future?

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NASCAR’s annual Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway brings out all the old and unique paint schemes and this year was no different. For the first time in playoff history, though, the Cup Series playoff opener was held at The Track Too Tough to Tame. All three national touring races had their moments this weekend, headlined …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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The Headline(s): Kevin Harvick notched his fourth win of the season and third Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday (July 5) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, continuing to keep pace with Denny Hamlin as the two dominate the 2020 season. Harvick also successfully defended his status as the winner at the Brickyard after taking the checkered flag …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Scampers to Homestead Win

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch broke an un-Kyle Busch-like winless streak of two races to bring home his 58th career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win. Busch, who had to perform a first-lap pass through penalty due to inspection woes, cruised away from Ross Chastain on a late restart to easily cross the finish …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Alex Bowman, Bubba Wallace Among NASCAR Stars Going iRacing: Here’s Where and When to Watch

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The NASCAR world is paused for the moment, but a number of drivers and crew members are using iRacing to keep racing going in some form for the time being. Earlier this week, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak forced the sport of stock car racing into an unprecedented state of suspended animation, with NASCAR postponing the …

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Late-Race Big One Collects More Than Half of Remaining Truck Series Field at Daytona

As the laps clicked away and the field inched closer and closer to the checkered flag during Friday night’s (Feb. 14) NextEra Energy 250, you could feel the intensity ramp up. With less than three laps remaining, that pressure finally reached a boiling point. A three-wide charge for the lead ended in contact between ThorSport …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Drivers

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Another year with the tough trucks of NASCAR has come and gone. With a familiar face hoisting the championship trophy, seven drivers were left wanting more as the checkered flag fell on 2019. 8. Tyler Ankrum In a season that saw him miss the first three events (age restriction), this teenager, coming off a ARCA …

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Tracking The Trucks: Inside Winless Wonder Matt Crafton’s Championship Season

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill placed the perfect bookend on his 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series season by cruising to victory in the Homestead-Miami Speedway season finale. His Ford 200 trophy earned Friday night (Nov. 15) matched up perfectly with a victory in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Unfortunately for Hill, though, …

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Tyler Ankrum to Drive for GMS Racing in 2020

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Tyler Ankrum will have a new home in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for the 2020 season. After a successful rookie season, Ankrum will pilot a full-time entry for GMS Racing, the team announced Thursday, Nov. 14. Ankrum joins an expanded lineup at GMS, teamed with full-time drivers Sheldon Creed and Brett Moffitt along …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the Youngsters Racing at ISM Raceway

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The 2019 Lucas Oil 150 will make NASCAR history. Ten drivers born in the year 2000 or later will attempt to compete in the penultimate NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of the season at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Should all 10 drivers make the field, they will break the record for most drivers born …

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