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Clay Greenfield Picks Up Jeff Hammond As 2020 Crew Chief

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One of NASCAR’s most famed crew chiefs of the last few decades is returning to the top of the pit box. Jeff Hammond will be the crew chief for Clay Greenfield in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, the team announced Tuesday, Jan. 28. Hammond will lead the part-time team’s efforts …

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NASCAR Bringing Lower-Downforce Package to Cup Short Tracks, Road Courses

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ road course and short track events will see changes to their downforce package for the 2020 season, NASCAR announced Tuesday, Jan. 14. The reduced-downforce package is designed to attempt to promote enhanced competition at these tracks, per NASCAR. Bristol Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Phoenix Raceway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martinsville …

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David Ragan Entering Daytona 500 for Rick Ware Racing

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In his first act post-retirement from full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition, David Ragan is returning to the Great American Race. Ragan will drive the No. 36 in the season-opening Daytona 500 for Rick Ware Racing, he announced Friday, Jan. 10. Ragan will be sponsored by Select Blinds and Speedy Cash for the race. Despite being …

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AJ Allmendinger Running Season-Opening Daytona Xfinity Race

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The first race of AJ Allmendinger’s 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season has been announced. Allmendinger will drive Kaulig Racing’s No. 16 in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, team president Chris Rice revealed Monday, Dec. 30, in a SiriusXM interview. Allmendinger had already been announced for a part-time schedule in 2020 for the team, …

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Tanner Gray Running Full Time for DGR-Crosley in 2020 Truck Season

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Tanner Gray is the first announced driver for DGR-Crosley’s 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season. Gray will drive the No. 15 full time for the team next year, the team announced Monday, Dec. 16. “I’m really looking forward to next year,” Gray said in a team release. “Obviously running full time in …

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Ty Majeski Running Full-Time Truck Season With Niece Motorsports in 2020

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For the first time in his NASCAR career, Ty Majeski has a full-time ride. Majeski will drive the No. 45 for Niece Motorsports in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, the team announced Tuesday, Dec. 10. Majeski replaces Ross Chastain, who mostly drove the No. 45 in 2019, taking the team to …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Crew Chief Promotion, Changes for 2020

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Stewart-Haas Racing doesn’t just have a new driver joining its ranks in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020 — the team’s crew chief lineup will also look slightly different come February. The organization announced Wednesday, Dec. 4, that Mike Shiplett will follow Cole Custer to the Cup Series, acting as crew chief for the No. …

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Stewart Friesen Remaining in Truck Series, Moving to Toyota in 2020

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Halmar Friesen Racing will remain in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series in 2020, though the team will have a slightly different look. The No. 52 will move from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2020, the team announced Tuesday, Dec. 3. Stewart Friesen remains the driver of the No. 52 full time, and Tripp Bruce …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2019?

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In what’s become an annual segment on NASCAR 101 (wait, this is year five? Time is a flat circle), this week takes a look at the drivers who didn’t return to NASCAR in 2019. Now, that phrase sounds a bit more absolute than it actually ends up being. Each year, we discuss the drivers from NASCAR’s …

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Luke Lambert Will Be Chris Buescher’s Crew Chief in 2020

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Luke Lambert will be Chris Buescher‘s crew chief in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, Roush Fenway Racing announced Tuesday, Nov. 5. Lambert joins the team from Richard Childress Racing, where he most recently worked with Daniel Hemric in the Cup Series. He’s won races with the team as Ryan Newman‘s crew chief. …

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