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NASCAR Mailbox: What Constitutes a 2019 Failure for Hendrick Motorsports?

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series has given us three breakout stars this season in Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer and Christopher Bell. Two of those three, and potentially all of them, will be moving up the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. With that said, the star power in the series spirals downward and it raises …

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Pace Laps: Rain & Controversy for NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Delays Talladega Race Rain halted the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (Oct. 13) afternoon with just 57 of 188 laps completed. William Byron, who won stage one, was scored as the leader when the red flag flew. No major wrecks have impacted the race as of yet; 33 …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dover Hard to Keep NASCAR on NBCSN From Dozing Off

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Dover International Speedway’s October races are some of the most exhausting on the calendar for NASCAR drivers. Cooler-than-normal Sunday temperatures (Oct. 6) at least made the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race slightly less taxing than it could have been. (Next year, with the race scheduled for August on what was the off week between …

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Up to Speed: Richard Childress Racing Starting Over

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Richard Childress Racing is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019.  Starting out as an owner/driver, Childress built his organization into one of the mightiest teams in NASCAR history.  His achievements with Dale Earnhardt at the wheel of the No. 3 Chevrolet are the stuff of legend. But as great as RCR has been over most …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Tyler Reddick Chats Consistency at Richard Childress Racing

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a frantic weekend of playoff racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, which saw Chase Elliott come back to win after driving into the tire barrier earlier in the race. Besides debating if Elliott is the best active road racer, the duo chats about Alex …

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Tyler Reddick Moving to Cup With RCR in 2020

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Another rookie has joined the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fray for 2020. Tyler Reddick will make the move to the Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing, the team announced Wednesday, Oct. 2. Reddick will drive the No. 8 that will be vacated by Daniel Hemric at the end of 2019, with sponsorship from Caterpillar. …

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Christopher Bell, AJ Allmendinger Lead NASCAR Xfinity Practice Sessions at Charlotte ROVAL

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Christopher Bell and AJ Allmendinger led two practice sessions Friday afternoon (Sept. 27) for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive For The Cure 250. In first practice, it was Bell who had the top speed of 98.853 mph. Cindric was second followed by Allmendinger, Garrett Smithley and Chase Briscoe rounding out the top-five drivers. There were …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Will Daniel Hemric Be Racing in 2020?

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Erik Jones faces a must-win situation this weekend to advance to the next round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. What is the biggest hurdle between him and a win on the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL? Adam Cheek: To put it simply, chaos and unpredictability. Erik Jones finished in the top 10 five out …

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Tyler Reddick Records Top 10 After Rough Richmond Race

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Tyler Reddick entered the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs with loads of momentum — he won the regular season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and won the regular season title. But all of that momentum was lost on Friday night (Sept. 20) at Richmond Raceway. In the playoff opener, Reddick struggled for most of the …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Lower Level Success Be Necessary to Race in Cup?

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Kyle Busch indicated drivers should have more lower level success before being allowed to race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Do you agree? Adam Cheek: I believe so. At the very least, they should have a certain number of starts in either Xfinity or the Gander Outdoor Truck Series — maybe 10 or …

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