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Tyler Dippel Indefinitely Suspended by NASCAR, Replaced By DJ Kennington

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NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel was indefinitely suspended Friday (Aug. 23) by NASCAR. “Actions detrimental to stock car racing” and a “violation of the sport’s code of conduct” were the reasons cited by the sanctioning body. The 19-year-old Dippel was competing full-time for Young’s Motorsports this season. He currently sits 13th in …

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Releases Statement on Pocono Crash

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing released a statement Tuesday (Aug. 20) on Sunday’s violent IndyCar Series crash at Pocono Raceway, an incident that saw Felix Rosenqvist’s No. 10 get into the catch fence and Takuma Sato’s No. 30 machine flip over. The team has issued a statement in regard to the opening lap crash at Pocono …

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CMR Construction & Roofing to Sponsor Brett Moffitt

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CMR Construction & Roofing has come on board Brett Moffitt‘s No. 24 machine for this weekend’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series event, per a company announcement on Facebook Tuesday, Aug. 20. Moffitt’s truck will sport a blue-and-white livery in this weekend’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the second race in the Truck …

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Denny Hamlin Chases Down Matt DiBenedetto to Win Bristol Night Race

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Denny Hamlin filling Bristol with the scent of rubber (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Denny Hamlin went door-to-door with Matt DiBenedetto and edged out a victory in the 2019 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol. Hamlin survived two loose wheel scares to track down his Toyota ally and earn the win, his fourth of the season. But the biggest story of the night was DiBenedetto, the journeyman …

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Tyler Reddick Wins Wild Food City 300 at Bristol

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Tyler Reddick emerged victorious from the smoke, mangled cars and twisted metal of Friday night’s chaotic Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Reddick started in the back after failing inspection four times, NASCAR also requiring that the 2018 series champion take a pass-through penalty under green-flag conditions. Full moon fever seemed to set in …

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CarShield Rejoins Ross Chastain for Rest of Truck Season

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CarShield is back on Ross Chastain‘s No. 45 Niece Motorsports truck for the remainder of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season, the team announced Tuesday, Aug. 13. “I’m so pumped to have the folks at CarShield back on board the No. 45 Truck again, especially as we look to make a championship run,” …

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Matt DiBenedetto to Race Road America for Joe Gibbs Racing

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Matt DiBenedetto is back in a NASCAR Xfinity Series machine. The driver of Leavine Family Racing’s No. 95 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series announced Tuesday (Aug. 13) that he will be back in NASCAR’s second-tier series for the series’ race at Road America on Saturday, Aug. 24. He will be behind the wheel …

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5 Points to Ponder: Playoffs, Playoffs, Playoffs

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ONE: Jimmie Johnson’s Playoff Hopes Continue to Slip Away Last weekend was a nightmare for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team. Johnson hasn’t won a race in more than two years. He squeaked into the playoffs last season, but this year doesn’t look as promising. Johnson encountered issues early on, smacking the turn 2 …

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Spencer Boyd Injured, Landon Huffman to Fill In at Eldora

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NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Spencer Boyd will sit out this week’s race at Eldora Speedway due to a non-racing-related injury, Young’s Motorsports announced Tuesday, July 30. With Boyd out of the seat, Landon Huffman will fill in for the driver of the No. 20. Boyd alluded to back pain as the cause on …

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Chase Briscoe Edges Out Christopher Bell to Win at Iowa

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Chase Briscoe tracked down Christopher Bell after a penalty and took home the NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 27. Briscoe drove over a hose during his pit stop, relegating him to the tail end of the field, but fought back and battled with Bell in the final 10 laps to …

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Andretti Autosport Signs Alexander Rossi, Honda to Extension

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Andretti Autosport has signed IndyCar Series driver Alexander Rossi and manufacturer Honda to multi-year extensions, NBC Sports reported Saturday. After much speculation of where Rossi might land if he did not re-sign with Andretti, the driver-team pairing has inked a three-year contract for the driver of the No. 27 NAPA Auto Parts machine. Rossi holds …

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Front Row Motorsports Swaps Matt Tifft, David Ragan Crew Chiefs

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Front Row Motorsports will switch out the crews and crew chiefs of the No. 36 of Matt Tifft and the No. 38 of David Ragan starting with this weekend’s Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway, the team announced Tuesday, July 23. Mike Kelley, formerly Tifft’s crew chief, and Seth Barbour, previously on top of the …

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