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NASCAR 101: Recent Double-Duty IndyCar & NASCAR Drivers

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Those who strictly follow NASCAR’s national series may not recognize RC Enerson‘s name, but those who also watch other racing disciplines — such as the NTT IndyCar Series — will. Enerson, a 23-year-old from Florida, will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at Road America, piloting the No. 07 for SS-Greenlight Racing. He’s …

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Michael Annett Takes Xfinity Pole Again, This Time at Road America

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Michael Annett is on fire in NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying — well, kind of. Annett will start from the pole for the third straight race when the series visits Road America this Saturday, Aug. 8. The JR Motorsports driver of the No. 1 is the beneficiary of the random draw deciding the starting lineup instead …

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NASCAR 101: How Rare Is Austin Cindric’s 3-in-a-Row Win Streak?

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Austin Cindric‘s NASCAR Xfinity Series career has been marked thus far by streaks. First came the winless streak. Despite competing for Cup Series organizations Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing from the start of his stint in Xfinity, Cindric was unable to visit victory lane in his first 53 starts, some of that perhaps owed …

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NASCAR 101: Analyzing NASCAR’s First-Time Winner Count in 2020 So Far

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Last weekend was quite the weekend for first-timers, as the four NASCAR races at Kentucky Speedway saw two first-time winners in their respective series, while another driver won his first oval race in the sport (followed promptly by his second). It started Thursday night, when Austin Cindric, after wins on road courses in the Xfinity …

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Fernando Alonso Returning to Formula 1, Renault in 2021

Fernando Alonso

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After a multi-year respite from full-time Formula 1 competition, Fernando Alonso will return with Renault in the series in 2021, the BBC reports. A deal has not been finalized and announced yet by the team but is expected to be “soon,” according to the BBC. Alonso would replace Daniel Ricciardo, who’s moving to McLaren next …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Still Searching for Wins in All Three NASCAR National Series

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson prepares to race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, 2019. Photo: NKP

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Last weekend, Justin Haley quietly accomplished something only 31 other drivers have done since 1995. With his win at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, June 19, Haley now has at least one win in all three of NASCAR’s national series — the Cup Series, Xfinity and the Gander RV & Outdoors …

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Joe Graf Jr. Inks Multi-Year Bucked Up Energy Sponsorship

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Joe Graf Jr. will have a new sponsor on board his No. 08 this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Bucked Up Energy and Graf have agreed to a multi-year sponsorship deal, both sides announced today, June 12. “We are super excited to join forces with Joe Graf and also excited about …

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NASCAR 101: Most Wins By Series Without a Championship

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Denny Hamlin continues to move up a certain all-time ranking in the NASCAR Cup Series with his 2020 success, but it’s probably not a conversation he’d care to be part of. Hamlin has two wins thus far in 2020, the most recent coming in the second Darlington Raceway event of the season last month. That …

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Denny Hamlin on Pole for Cup Homestead Race

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Denny Hamlin will start first when the NASCAR Cup Series travels to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Dixie Vodka 400 on June 14. Hamlin was awarded the pole by a random draw held during Fox Sports 1’s Race Hub Thursday night, June 11. Homestead marks Hamlin’s first pole of the 2020 season. His previous best came at …

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NASCAR 101: Cup’s Best & Worst Since Its Return

2018 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Kevin Harvick Martin Truex Jr.

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For the first time since its extended break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NASCAR Cup Series is currently in the midst of its first week-long break from racing. Starting with its return at Darlington Raceway last month, the series embarked on a frenetically paced schedule during which drivers generally had no more than three …

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