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David Ragan Moving to Part-Time NASCAR Schedule After 2019

2019 Pocono Xfinity Zach Catanzareti David Ragan

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After the 2019 NASCAR season, David Ragan no longer plans to be a full-time driver in the sport. The driver and team Front Row Motorsports announced Wednesday (Aug. 14) that Ragan is stepping back from running full time after the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. “I’ve prayed and heavily considered this decision, but …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the 4 Drivers Making Their Xfinity Debuts at Mid-Ohio

2014 Indycar Sonoma Jack Hawksworth

The standalone road course races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series tend to bring out intriguing one-offs, and this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is no different. The 38-car field for Saturday’s (Aug. 10) B&L Transport 170 includes numerous drivers hired for the race for their road course racing prowess. Some, like JD Motorsports with …

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NASCAR 101: Longest Cup Streaks Without a Pole

2019 Loudon Mencs Brad Keselowski Pole Award Getty Images Nascar Media

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Entering the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Brad Keselowski had 14 poles to his credit — by no means a deplorable number. However, it came with a caveat. In 2018, Keselowski won no poles, and his last one before then came at the second Michigan International Speedway race of the season in 2017. …

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NASCAR Cancels Cup Qualifying at Daytona

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Due to weather conditions, NASCAR has canceled Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Daytona International Speedway. The field will be set by owner’s points per the rule book, meaning Joey Logano will start on the pole, followed by Kyle Busch, barring any inspection failures. Since 40 cars entered the race, all have qualified for …

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NASCAR 101: Top Average Finish By Xfinity Drivers at Daytona & Talladega

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Here’s the cool thing about this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway: no Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers. For a while, that would have been a rarity in NASCAR, something to shock. There was a period of time in NASCAR’s secondary series when an Xfinity regular winning a race in their …

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Sage Karam Adds Smartstop Sponsorship, Will Drive Toronto for Carlin

2017 Indianapolis Indycar Sage Karam Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

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Sage Karam has a ride in the NTT IndyCar Series at Honda Indy Toronto, driving the No. 31 for Carlin  with sponsorship from Smartstop Self Storage. The company comes aboard Karam’s car at Toronto, Carlin announced Tuesday, July 2. “I want to thank everyone at Carlin for giving me the opportunity to compete in an …

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NASCAR 101: Active Drivers Without a Cup Top 5

2010 Nascar Charlotte All Star Challenge

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156 races. That’s how many starts it took for Matt DiBenedetto to have a top five in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. After a Cup career that began in 2015 and yielded four top 10s prior to 2019, DiBenedetto wheeled his No. 95 to a fourth-place run at Sonoma Raceway, scoring his first top …

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Kaulig Racing Fielding 3 Teams at Daytona

Ross Chastain 2019 Moneylion 300 At Talladega

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In 2018, Kaulig Racing first upped its organization to two entries in one race. Now, it’s adding a third. The NASCAR Xfinity Series team will field three cars in next month’s race at Daytona International Speedway, the organization announced Thursday, June 27. Full-time driver Justin Haley had already been announced for the No. 11, as …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Longest Streaks Between Truck Series Wins (In Years)

Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

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You might think that Greg Biffle, who rolled into victory lane last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, has a case for the longest time spent out of the winner’s circle in the series’ history. And that’s, uh, right. Kind of. It all depends on what value you use. …

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