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Kaz Grala Secures New Sponsorship For Chicagoland Race

2018 Xfinity Bristol Zach Catanzareti Kaz Grala

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Kaz Grala has secured sponsorship that will allow him to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race. The No. 61 will have support from IT Coalition and Kiklos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil. IT Coalition is an information technology and infrastructure provider. Grala will be making his first XFINITY start at Chicagoland Speedway this …

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NASCAR Reporter Venturini Struck By Car While Jogging In Sonoma

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NASCAR reporter Wendy Venturini was struck by a car while out jogging Saturday morning near Sonoma, California. Venturini, who serves as a pit reporter and booth analyst for Performance Racing Network radio broadcasts, was in town in preparation for Sunday’s race in Sonoma. Venturini suffered a concussion and a skull fracture and will remain hospitalized …

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Friday Faceoff: Has a Favorite for the XFINITY Title Emerged?

#20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem And #7: Justin Allgaier, Jr Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Brandt Professional Agriculture Nascar Xfinity Series

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1. Now that a third road course has been added to the schedule during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, will it impact the way drivers and teams approach Sonoma Raceway in terms of preparation and strategy? John Haverlin: The drivers and teams won’t change their approach this weekend. The Charlotte Motor Speedway roval race …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Top Driver Might Be Facing A Winless Season?

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1. Once again, weather dominated the headlines this weekend. Do you think there’s anything more that NASCAR can do (tires, start times, scheduling) or is it just a case of “c’est la vie”? John Haverlin: There’s nothing more NASCAR can do. Start times and altering the schedule would be OK, but it takes a lot (television, tracks, …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Race in the Rain?

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This weekend, NASCAR saw not one, but both of its races at Michigan International Speedway shortened by rain. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY series races were abbreviated when adverse weather rolled, and once again, talk has resurfaced about the viability of running rain tires on oval tracks. But should NASCAR and Goodyear make …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Dominance Good for NASCAR?

#78: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy Wins Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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The first 14 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races of 2018 have resulted with 11 of them being won by Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick or Martin Truex Jr.. Even the non-points-paying All-Star Race was claimed by Harvick. The question this week: So is it good for NASCAR to have a few dominant drivers or is parity …

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Friday Faceoff: Was Danica Patrick’s Career a Success?

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1. Danica Patrick ended her racing career in less than stellar fashion at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Given her combined open wheel and NASCAR results, would you say that her career was a success? Michael Massie: Danica Patrick will go down as the most overrated NASCAR driver of all time. Sure, she accomplished some firsts …

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2-Headed Monster: What Should NASCAR Do To Deter Teams Failing Inspection?

2018 Cup Talladega Zach Catanzareti Clint Bowyer

Should someone like Clint Bowyer miss a race when his car doesn't pass inspection? (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This week, Kevin Harvick failed pre-qualifying inspection three times for Sunday’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Per the NASCAR rulebook, Harvick had to start at the rear of the field and his car chief was ejected for the weekend. That raises the question: Is NASCAR handling inspecition issues in the best possible way? …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The Latest & The Greatest

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Beating The Best Johnny Sauter picked up his third win of the season last Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sauter beat one of the best ever in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Kyle Busch for the win. The victory denied Busch an opportunity to tie Ron Hornaday Jr. for the most all-time …

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Johnny Sauter Claims First Truck Series Win At Charlotte

2017 Atlanta Cwts Johnny Sauter Barry Cntrell Nkp

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Johnny Sauter is a proven winner and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion. But even as 40-year-old, he is still running up front at a clip he’s never seen before. The latest proof? Knocking a longtime nemesis, Charlotte Motor Speedway, off the bucket list. Sauter took the lead and held on through a series …

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10 Reasons the Cup Series Might Be Better Without a Title Sponsor

2018 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Official Monster Energy

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NASCAR announced Tuesday that Monster Energy had opted to extend its title sponsorship of the Cup Series for one additional season. However, NASCAR executive Steve Phelps also revealed that the sanctioning body does not expect Monster to return after 2019. Building on a year of success, @MonsterEnergy and NASCAR announce partnership extension. pic.twitter.com/qlakUkTaSU — NASCAR …

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