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Danny Bohn Returns to On Point Motorsports for Remainder of 2020 Season

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Danny Bohn will make his return to On Point Motorsports on Friday, Aug. 21 at Dover International Speedway and will run the rest of the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series schedule in the No. 30 entry, the team announced Monday (Aug. 10). Bohn previously drove the No. 30 for three races in …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Truckin’ — Ron Hornaday Jr. Vs. Jack Sprague

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While the NASCAR Cup Series might be NASCAR’s most glamorous, it’s not the only game in town. And while many drivers pass through other series looking for fame and fortune, some find their mojo outside the Cup spotlight. This month, we focus on the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and drivers who have found …

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Reel Racing: 2006, or Bringing NASCAR to the Moviegoing Masses

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Aug. 4 marked the 14th anniversary of a particular 2006 film to feature racing. Two months ago, June 9, also marked the 14th anniversary of another particular 2006 film to feature racing. One is a PG-13 comedy, the other a G-rated animated film, but both quickly cemented their place in the racing film subgenre and …

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Alex Labbe Fined After Daytona Test, Clint Bowyer’s Crew Chief Suspended for 1 Race After New Hampshire

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NASCAR dished out a number of penalties in the wake of a Cup Series-only weekend. Six Cup teams were penalized after the Foxwoods Resorts 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, while two additional punishments were given to participants of a test at Daytona International Speedway. The six Cup teams hit with penalties included race winner …

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Entry Lists: 2020 Firekeepers Casino 400 & Consumers Energy 400

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Irish Hills for a full weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Saturday’s Firekeepers Casino 400 marks the first race of the weekend doubleheader, followed by Sunday afternoon’s Consumers Energy 400. There are 39 cars are on the entry list for each race. All cars will start both events, barring …

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Phil Surgen Named Crew Chief for Matt Kenseth

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Phil Surgen will be the new crew chief for Matt Kenseth‘s No. 42 Chevrolet this weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday, Aug. 4. Surgen, previously a race engineer for the team, is scheduled to be atop the pit box for the remainder of the 2020 season, replacing Chad Johnston. Johnston has …

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Indianapolis 500 Will Be Run Without Fans After All

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After initially insisting on fan attendance for the 2020 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Roger Penske has decided to close the race to spectators later this month, according to an AP News report on Aug. 4. The coronavirus pandemic delayed the start of the NTT IndyCar Series season and, as a result, the 500, …

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Travis Pastrana Returns to NASCAR, Not Slowing Down (Part 2)

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After Travis Pastrana returned to NASCAR last weekend at Kansas Speedway, we caught up with the 36-year-old motorsports icon to discuss driving for Niece Motorsports in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in the Sunshine State, as well as his previous time in NASCAR and his other endeavors in the motorsports world. Pastrana spent …

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NASCAR Announces Daytona Road Course Protocol

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NASCAR made an official statement Thursday, July 30, regarding configurations, procedures and protocol for the race weekend at the Daytona International Speedway road course Aug. 15-16. Drivers are barred from running more than one race during the weekend, and a chicane will be added off the oval’s turn 4 to slow the cars down entering …

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Aric Almirola Draws Cup Pole for New Hampshire

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Aric Almirola‘s good fortune – at least where starting grid spots are concerned – continues this week, as a random draw sits him on the NASCAR Cup Series pole for this weekend’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It’s Almirola’s third pole by virtue of the random selection and his 10th top-five …

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Travis Pastrana Returns to NASCAR, Not Slowing Down (Part 1)

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a surprise announcement last Thursday (July 23), Travis Pastrana announced his return to the NASCAR world after nearly three years away, driving for Niece Motorsports in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway last Saturday (July 25). The 36-year-old has competed in just about every motorsport imaginable – supercross, freestyle …

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