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Junior Johnson, NASCAR Hall of Famer, Dies at 88

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NASCAR legend and Hall of Famer Junior Johnson has passed away at age 88, according to a Friday report on NASCAR.com. Robert Glenn Johnson Jr. racked up 50 NASCAR Cup Series wins over the course of his 14-year driving career, including a 1960 Daytona 500 triumph and 13 victories in the 1965 season. The moonshine …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: Xfinity Big 3 Bound for Cup Competition

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Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick have provided some of the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ most thrilling moments over the last two years. The trio entered NASCAR’s secondary division after a few years of flux between them, with each spending time in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series prior to their first series switch. …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Kyle Busch

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A 21-race dry spell from June to November didn’t derail Kyle Busch’s hopes for a second NASCAR Cup Series title, as he sailed across the Homestead-Miami Speedway finish line to cap off his second championship season in the sport’s top division. But neither that drought nor the championship can completely define Busch’s 2019 campaign. The …

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Robby Lyons Attempting Xfinity Debut at Homestead

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Robby Lyons will attempt his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Rick Ware Racing and Mike Harmon Racing, driving the team’s No. 17 Chevrolet, Kickin’ the Tires reports. “I can’t really put into words how much this weekend means,” Lyons told Kickin’ the Tires. “It’s been a long, difficult year both in …

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Entry List: Ford Ecoboost 300

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Thirty-nine cars are entered in South Florida this weekend in the NASCAR Xfinity Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, meaning one team will fail to qualify, barring any entry list changes. The Ford Ecoboost 300 features Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer and Justin Allgaier as the championship contenders, but 34 other cars will battle …

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World of Outlaws’ David Gravel Planning 2020 Truck Series Debut

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World of Outlaws standout David Gravel plans to run a limited schedule for GMS Racing in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, according to RacinBoys. Gravel, who will again compete with Jason Johnson Racing on the dirt, looks to be competing with GMS thanks to team president’s Mike Beam’s comments about getting the …

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Drew Herring Attempting Cup Debut With Gaunt Brothers at Homestead

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Drew Herring will attempt his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driving for Gaunt Brothers Racing in the No. 96, the team announced Tuesday, Nov. 12. Herring previously drove in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series, as well as the ARCA Menards Series. He made 22 Xfinity Series starts …

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Austin Hill Returning to Hattori Racing Enterprises in 2020

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Austin Hill will return to Hattori Racing Enterprises’ No. 16 Toyota in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, the team announced Tuesday, Nov. 5. Hill is currently in the playoffs going into this weekend’s race at ISM Raceway, having scored six top-five finishes and 12 top 10s alongside three victories. “It’s awesome to …

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