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Andretti Autosport Signs Alexander Rossi, Honda to Extension

2019 Toronto Indycar Alexander Rossi Face Joe Skibinski

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

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

2019 Loudon Mencs David Ragan Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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2-Headed Monster: Is Justin Haley’s Daytona Win Good for the Sport?

2019 Daytona Mencs Justin Haley Cup Victory Lane Christian Koelle

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Justin Haley scored his maiden victory at Daytona International Speedway this past weekend thanks to thunderstorms in the area, also marking Spire Motorsports’ first-ever victory. The result left fans divided on their feelings about how the underfunded team’s strategy paid off. Was the first victory for a part-time driver in his third start and a …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Hailie Deegan Ready For The Big Time?

2019 Pocono Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Hailie Deegan

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After impressing during the past two seasons in the NASCAR K&N Series Pro Series West, 17-year-old Hailie Deegan could make her first starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, per the Sports Business Journal. This situation raises a burning question: Is Deegan being rushed? Adam Cheek and Clayton Caldwell debate this week’s …

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Ross Chastain Driving Premium’s No. 27, Snags Xchange of America Sponsorship for Daytona

2019 Gateway Ngots Ross Chastain Trucks Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ross Chastain will be behind the wheel of Premium Motorsports’ No. 27 machine for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, with Xchange of America backing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car. Chastain finished 26th in the team’s No. 15 last week at Chicagoland Speedway, and Daytona International Speedway will mark just …

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Louis Kemp Crab Delights to Sponsor Matt Tifft for 4 Races in 2019

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Louis Kemp Crab Delights returns to the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and Front Row Motorsports, coming on board Matt Tifft’s No. 36 Ford Mustang for four races in 2019. The company will make its 2019 debut in the Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, with Tifft’s car also sporting the paint scheme at New …

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Johnny Sauter Suspended for One Race by NASCAR

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NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series veteran Johnny Sauter was suspended Tuesday (June 18) for one race by series officials. The punishment comes two days after he and Austin Hill tangled in Sunday’s M&M’s 200 at Iowa. Although he will miss this weekend’s Gateway 200, Sauter remains eligible for the NASCAR playoffs and championship. The driver …

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All Out Motorsports Reportedly Shuttering Truck Series Operation

2019 Atlanta Trucks Zach Catanzareti Korbin Forrister

Atlanta Motor Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series team All Out Motorsports has shut down, according to a tweet by team crew chief Wally Rogers. Owned and operated by driver Korbin Forrister and his family, All Out began operations in 2018, competing in a part-time schedule. An outlier was Charlotte, where the No. 7 Toyota Tundra failed to …

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