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Tony Stewart, Neil Bonnett Among NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Nominees

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Tony Stewart, Neil Bonnett and Marvin Panch were among six new nominees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame ballot, and five of the 20 listed will be enshrined at a ceremony in early 2020. Announced on Wednesday (March 13), the six nominees will join the fifteen held over from last year, with former Richard Childress …

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Global Poker to Sponsor Kurt Busch in 2019

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Social poker company, Global Poker, will be a new primary sponsor for Kurt Busch in 2019, gracing the hood for Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 car. The announcement was made during a press conference prior to the Monster Energy Cup Series’ first practice on Friday, March 8 at ISM Raceway. Online poker site Global Poker …

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2-Headed Monster: Is the New Package Good?

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Joey Logano had a reason to feel good about the 2019 aero package (credit: Nigel Kinraid)

Sunday’s (March 3) race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway put the new 2019 package on full display, leading to a variety of opinions plastering social media. The package includes tapered spacers to reduce engine horsepower at tracks one and a half miles and larger, as well as a taller spoiler to increase downforce, along with …

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Tanner Thorson Injured in Highway Accident

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2016 USAC National Midget Series champion and former part-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tanner Thorson was injured early Monday morning (March 4) in a highway accident on State Route 99 near Modesto, Calif. According to NBC Sports, the California Highway Patrol released a report that stated Thorson was transported to Memorial Medical Hospital …

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David Starr Returns to Jimmy Means Racing Full-Time for 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series

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David Starr will return to Jimmy Means Racing for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. He’ll pilot the orange No. 52 Whataburger Chevrolet Camaro for the second straight year with additional sponsors to be announced. Starr announced the news on his Facebook page. Starr, who has four NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series wins and three …

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AM Racing Returning in 2019 With Austin Wayne Self

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AM Racing has announced its return to NASCAR competition, fielding 22-year-old Austin Wayne Self in its 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series campaign. The team’s 2019 debut will come in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. AM allied itself with Niece Motorsports in 2018, a move that saw Self move to Niece for the …

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DGM Racing to Field Josh Williams for 2019 Schedule

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Josh Williams will pilot DGM Racing’s No. 36 Chevrolet Camaro for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule, Speedsport reports. This will be Williams’ fourth consecutive season in the Xfinity Series and first as a full-time competitor, having made 30 starts across NASCAR’s lower two series over the last several years. 20 of those came last …

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