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Entry List: 2019 Food City 500

2018 Cup Bristol Zach Catanzareti Ryan Blaney

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This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway (April 7) for the Food City 500, the eighth event of the 2019 season.  38 cars make up this weekend’s entry lists for 40 spots on the grid, meaning nobody will go home after qualifying. There are only a few minor changes …

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Harrison Burton to Run Eight NASCAR Xfinity Series Races for Joe Gibbs Racing

2019 Las Vegas I Gots Harrison Burton Nkp

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This weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, 18-year-old Harrison Burton will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut. The teenager will take the next step, driving the No. 18 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing on April 6 in the Alsco 300. It will be the first of eight races this season for the young driver, a …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Could 2019 Be The Truck Series’ Most Competitive Season Yet?

#51: Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Cessna Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

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Through six races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, only two drivers have more than one victory, with Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski each winning two apiece. It may be too early to predict but these two look like early championship favorites. Who else can be thrown into the mix? Do we have …

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Martinsville NASCAR Penalty Report: Austin Dillon, Matt Tifft, Ryan Preece Among Those With Loose Lug Nuts

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 11 February 2018 Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Dow Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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NASCAR announced penalties Monday (March 25) from this past weekend’s spring 2019 races at Martinsville Speedway. Both teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series were hit with lug nut violations. However, no penalties beyond loose lug nuts were found in post-race inspection. There are no major issues or suspensions …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Non-Playoff Driver in 2018 Has the Best Chance of Making it in 2019?

2019 Phoenix I Cup Ricky Stenhouse Jr Nkp

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After recording his 200th NASCAR victory this past Sunday (March 17) at Auto Club Speedway, Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty for the most wins in the history of the sport. It is up for debate whether the two are comparable or not, but it is definitely an impressive feat no matter how you twist and …

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On-Track Incident Causes Fight Between Daniel Suarez, Michael McDowell

2019 Las Vegas I Cup Daniel Suarez Nkp

Friday’s (March 8) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying session at ISM Raceway ended with two drivers coming to blows. Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell had an on-track incident boil over into a disagreement on pit road.  Punches were thrown and the scuffle ended with McDowell being taken to the ground and Suarez held down …

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Ryan Blaney Wins TicketGuardian 500 Pole; Michael McDowell, Daniel Suárez Scuffle

2019 Atlanta Cup Ryan Blaney Nkp

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Ryan Blaney scored his first pole of 2019 and his sixth of his career on Friday (March 8) for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway.  Blaney recorded a lap speed of 141.287 mph, only three-tenths of a second off of the track record that Jimmie Johnson set back in 2015. Team Penske has been very …

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Kyle Busch, Austin Cindric Pace iK9 Service Dog 200 Practice Sessions

2019 Phoenix Nxs Austin Cindric Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series had two practice sessions on Friday (March 8) in preparation for Saturday’s iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway.  Kyle Busch and Austin Cindric were fastest in each of the two practices. Practice No. 1 Busch paced the opening practice with a lap speed of 131.921 mph after running 22 laps.  …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Could be the Next First-Time Winner in the Xfinity Series?

2019 Las Vegas I Nxs Jeremy Clements Ryan Sieg Racing Nkp

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This year, we have seen the Xfinity Series start off with some surprises, with some underdogs performing unexpectedly well. Michael Annett scored his first career win in the season opener at Daytona, much to the surprise of many, and the trend of good runs has continued for him as well. Two of these drivers who …

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Kevin Harvick Grabs The Pole In Las Vegas

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Jimmy John's Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position for Sunday’s (March 3) Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick ran a speed of 180.517 miles per hour on Friday evening (March 1) after the majority of the three rounds were drafting sessions. This is Harvick’s first pole since ISM Raceway in November 2018 — …

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