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

Clint Bowyer 2017 Daytona

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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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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

Greg Biffle

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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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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 16: During the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East New Smyrna 150 Presented by JEGS on February 16, 2014 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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

2016 Xfinity Kentucky

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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

2016 Nxs Daniel Suarez Cockpit

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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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Carl Edwards Stepping Away from NASCAR in 2017

Cup 2016 Charlotte Carl Edwards Zach Catanzareti

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Carl Edwards will not race in NASCAR in 2017. According to FoxSports.com, Edwards, previously the driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 19 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will step away from the sport in 2017, devoting his time to non-driving interests. A press conference scheduled for Wednesday is expected to reveal Daniel Suarez …

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NASCAR’s Premier Series Named Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Nascar Sprint Cup Series Ford Ecoboost 400

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NASCAR’s premier series officially has a name for 2017. Following the announcement of Monster Energy as the new title sponsor for the series, NASCAR revealed today (Dec. 19) that the series formerly known as the Sprint Cup Series will be called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. A new era. The @MonsterEnergy NASCAR …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: AJ Allmendinger

Much of what can be said about AJ Allmendinger right now has little actually to do with 2016. That’s not to say that there aren’t plenty of topics to discuss concerning the driver of the No. 47 for JTG Daugherty Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Though 2016 didn’t bring about the 36-year-old’s best …

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Matt DiBenedetto Signs with Go FAS Racing for 2017

Matt DiBenedetto will remain in NASCAR’s premier series in 2017, albeit with a different team. After announcing earlier this month that he was departing BK Racing, DiBenedetto revealed Thursday (Dec. 15) that he will pilot Go FAS Racing’s No. 32 in the series full-time in 2017, according to a team release. “I am very excited …

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