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Ty Dillon, Darrell Wallace Jr. Lead Texas XFINITY Practices

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A parade of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series full-timers led opening practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Texas Motor Speedway Friday (April 7), but it was the series regulars that paced practice two later in the day, led by Darrell Wallace Jr. In practice one, Ty Dillon led the way in Richard Childress Racing’s …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the Teens Running This Weekend’s Martinsville Truck Race

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Storylines abound when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visits Martinsville Speedway, whether it’s the first or second visit of the season. Each has its own allure. The spring date is the first race back after a multi-week sabbatical for the series that used to see the circuit dormant from the season-opening event at Daytona …

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NASCAR 101: Cup’s Best on the West Coast Swing

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Let’s talk about NASCAR’s West Coast swing. Or NASCAR Goes West. Or, I dunno, Excuse to Get Some Better Mexican Food Than the East Coast Can Offer. Is that last part right? Asking for a friend. Anyway, jump back in time briefly to 2015. That year, NASCAR introduced its string of three races on the West …

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NASCAR 101: The 5 Drivers Who Won the First 2 Cup Races of the Season

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When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ventures to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, everyone will be chasing Kurt Busch, who leads the point standings after pulling into Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway in the season-opening Daytona 500. That’s not just because of early-season momentum the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing bunch undoubtedly has after …

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NASCAR 101: Your Cheat Sheet to Cup Series’ Team & Driver Changes

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Good lord, is it really that time of year again? Despite an offseason that frankly felt like a four-week break, it is indeed true: NASCAR racing is back, and even though you just now figured out who Kaulig Racing is and finally learned how to spell half the new Camping World Truck Series drivers’ names, too bad, …

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Entry List: Next ERA Energy Resources 250

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season kicks off under the lights of Daytona International Speedway Friday night (Feb. 24) with the Next ERA Energy Resources 250. As of Sunday afternoon, 39 trucks were entered for 32 positions, though additional entry list changes could occur before Friday. The 39-driver list is predominantly made up …

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Greg Biffle Will Not Race Full-Time in 2017

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Greg Biffle will not compete in NASCAR in a full-time capacity in 2017. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be seeing the former Roush Fenway Racing driver at the track this year. Biffle announced Friday (Feb. 17) on his Twitter account that he has decided, after receiving potential offers and weighing his options for the …

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Gray Gaulding, Corey LaJoie Announce Partial Cup Schedules with BK Racing

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BK Racing’s driver lineup for 2017 just got a lot fuller. The team announced Tuesday (Jan. 24) in a press conference at Richmond International Raceway that Gray Gaulding will pilot the team’s No. 23 in a majority of the races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule in 2017. Gaulding joins Joey Gase, who …

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Chase Briscoe Moves to Truck Series with Brad Keselowski Racing

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Ford Performance is kicking off its own NASCAR driver development program in 2017, and the first benefactor has been chosen: Chase Briscoe. Briscoe, the defending champion in the ARCA Racing Series, will drive for Brad Keselowski Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017, the team announced Thursday (Jan. 12). Briscoe joins Austin …

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Elliott Sadler, Tommy Baldwin Racing Team for Daytona 500

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Though Tommy Baldwin Racing has exited from full-time competition in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, it’ll still be at Daytona International Speedway come February. The team announced today (Jan. 12) it will field a one-off entry for the Daytona 500, with Elliott Sadler driving the No. 7. The ride will be sponsored by longtime …

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Daniel Suarez Moving to Cup in 2017, Replacing Carl Edwards

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For the second year in a row, the reigning NASCAR XFINITY Series champion will be making the jump to full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing the following year. After Carl Edwards‘ surprise move away from full-time racing that was officially announced today via a press conference (after initially being reported yesterday by sources to …

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