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NASCAR 101: Keeping Up With 2020 NASCAR Driver Changes

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Another busy offseason has come to a close. Let’s see what it’s wrought this time around. After kicking off the season with this column in 2018 and 2019, we’re back yet again to try to provide some clarity on the driver and team changes that occurred in NASCAR’s three national series (the NASCAR Cup Series, …

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William Byron, Axalta Extend Sponsorship Through 2027

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Axalta is remaining with Hendrick Motorsports for the foreseeable future. The company announced an extension with Hendrick through 2027 on Monday, Feb. 10. It currently sponsors William Byron and the No. 24 in the NASCAR Cup Series. The extension will take hold next year, when Axalta will sponsor Byron’s No. 24 in 14 races as …

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Brennan Poole, On Point Teaming for Daytona Truck Race

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Though he’s moved into the NASCAR Cup Series full time in 2020 as a rookie, Brennan Poole will still race at least once for his old team, On Point Motorsports, this year. Poole will drive the team’s No. 30 in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series opener at Daytona International Speedway this Friday, the …

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Black’s Tire Sponsoring Todd Gilliland in Truck Series

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Todd Gilliland’s newly formed No. 38 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series team with DGR-Crosley and Front Row Motorsports has picked up sponsorship familiar to the Gilliland family. Black’s Tire will sponsor the No. 38 in four races during the 2020 season, beginning at Daytona International Speedway next week, the team announced Wednesday, Feb. …

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Gus Dean Driving Daytona Truck Race in Hill, Win-Tron Partnership

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Following a full-time run in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2019, Gus Dean will return to the series at Daytona International Speedway. Dean will drive the No. 56 at Daytona in a partnership between Hill Motorsports and Win-Tron Racing, he announced Tuesday, Feb. 4. His truck ride adds to Dean’s packed …

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Reed Sorenson Entering Daytona 500 With Premium Motorsports

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Reed Sorenson will drive the No. 27 for Premium Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass tweeted Monday, Feb. 3. Sorenson’s addition to the prospective entry list gives the Daytona 500 seven non-charter teams attempting the race at press time. The No. 27 joins Kaulig Racing’s …

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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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