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Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth Granted Cup Playoff Waivers

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NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth have been granted playoff waivers for the 2020 season, according to announcements Tuesday (April 28) afternoon. Newman missed three races this season after suffering a violent crash at Daytona International Speedway but was cleared to race this week once NASCAR returns. Kenseth did not race in …

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Alex Bowman Wins NASCAR Pro Invitational Series GEICO 70 at Talladega


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Alex Bowman scored his first eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series victory on Sunday afternoon (April 26). Bowman survived a chaotic final lap to win NASCAR’s GEICO 70 at virtual Talladega Superspeedway. Corey LaJoie started from the pole position in his Pro Invitational Series debut and put himself in position to win. But his last-gasp effort …

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William Byron Goes Back-To-Back with iRacing Pro Invitational Series Win at Richmond

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William Byron won his second straight eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race Sunday afternoon at the virtual Richmond Raceway, holding off a late-race charge by Timmy Hill to take the victory. Byron, driving his familiar Hendrick Motorsports No. 24, took the lead on lap 60 after starting third and never looked back. With no on-track …

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Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing Part Ways

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Kyle Larson has been released by Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series after Sunday’s incident on iRacing in which Larson used a racial slur. In a statement tweeted out by the team Tuesday morning, CGR outlined its reasoning for parting ways with the driver. “After much consideration, Chip Ganassi Racing has determined that …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jeff Burton & Carl Edwards Among Newest NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominees

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards are among the newest additions to the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s nomination class for 2021, NASCAR announced Tuesday, April 7. Five nominees have been inducted every year since the shrine’s inception in 2010, but that number has been reduced to three starting in 2021. Two individuals in …

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Timmy Hill Wins eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Texas


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Timmy Hill held off a hard-charging Ryan Preece on the final lap to win Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway, the series’ second such event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The victory marked Hill’s 674th career win on iRacing. Preece, Garrett Smithley, …

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Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Win iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami

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Denny Hamlin edged out Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win Sunday afternoon’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a race that was a veritable wreckfest but ended with an exciting final-lap pass for the lead. The event, featuring 35 drivers from NASCAR’s three premier series, was put on in lieu of actual races as the …

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Zack Novak Wins eTruck Series Night in America at Atlanta


  2019 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series champion Zack Novak took the checkered flag Thursday night, winning the eTruck Series Night in America Powered by Filtertime.com event at the virtual Atlanta Motor Speedway. After a host of lead changes and contenders drifting in and out of the picture, Novak hung around the lead pack all night …

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Formula 1 Postpones Dutch & Spain Races, Cancels Monaco

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The FIA Formula 1 sanctioning body announced the postponement of three additional races on Thursday, March 19, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The Dutch, Spanish and Monaco grands prix will be put on hold, thus emptying the schedule through at least May. The Monaco Grand Prix in particular has been canceled for 2020. …

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Ryan Vargas Organizes eNASCAR Truck Series Race

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Although NASCAR fans will be without on-track activity for nearly two months, iRacing is stepping in to fill that void — and its upcoming event has 300 entries. With the official postponement of the 2020 NASCAR season until at least Martinsville Speedway in May due to the coronavirus outbreak, everyone in the racing community was …

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NASCAR Announces 8-Week Postponement of 2020 Schedule, Returning For Martinsville May 9

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NASCAR officially announced their plans for the remainder of the 2020 schedule Monday afternoon (Mar. 16) after postponing two straight Cup Series race weekends due to coronavirus concerns. Now, those postponements run through events at Dover International Speedway May 3 as the sport has decided to follow CDC recommendations and take two months off. In …

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