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Brad Keselowski Starting from Pole in NASCAR’s Return at Darlington

The NASCAR Cup Series races the Track Too Tough To Tame in the 2019 version of Darlington Raceway's Southern 500. (Photo: NKP)

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Brad Keselowski will lead the NASCAR Cup Series field to the green flag in the return of live racing at Darlington Raceway. Keselowski was selected as the pole winner in a random draw on Fox Sports 1’s NASCAR Race Hub on Thursday (May 14). The random draw took place because NASCAR will not have practice …

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NASCAR Announces Revised Cup, Xfinity, Truck & ARCA Schedules Through Late June

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NASCAR announced the revised schedule through June 21 for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series on Thursday (May 14). The five tracks that are now on the revised schedule are Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Making Season Debut at Darlington

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Jeffrey Earnhardt will make his 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Darlington Raceway next week, driving the No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet, the team announced Thursday (May 14). Kids First Community will serve as the primary sponsor, its first foray into NASCAR. Earnhardt was originally slated to make his first start of …

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IndyCar Returning at Texas Next Month

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The NTT IndyCar Series will begin its season with a one-day show at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6, the series announced Thursday, May 7. The race day will consist of practice, qualifying and the race, officials said. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans will not be allowed to attend the event. “We’ve worked closely …

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Entry List: IndyCar iRacing Challenge at Virtual Indianapolis

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On Thursday, April 30, the NTT IndyCar Series announced the entry list for its final race of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge. Thirty-three drivers will compete in the race, which will be held at virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Among the drivers entered are former Indianapolis 500 race winners Simon Pagenaud, Will Power, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Chip Ganassi Racing make the right decision hiring Matt Kenseth?

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In the wake of firing Kyle Larson due to his use of a racial slur, NASCAR Cup Series team owner Chip Ganassi had an important decision to make. Who should drive his No. 42 Chevrolet? In a surprise to many, Ganassi hired Matt Kenseth. Furthermore, NASCAR granted Kenseth a waiver so he is eligible to …

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A Closer Look At ARCA: Venturini Motorsports Will be Ready to Go Once COVID-19 Ends

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The ARCA Menards Series is not unique to the COVID-19 pandemic; it has affected all levels of racing. Several NASCAR Xfinity Series teams are coping with it in various ways, per Dustin Albino’s recent Eyes on Xfinity columns. In the NASCAR Gander & RV Outdoors Truck Series, ThorSport Racing has not laid off any of …

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Corey LaJoie, Plan B Sales Team Up for Kansas Speedway

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Plan B Sales is continuing its support within stock car racing. Friday, April 24 they announced a primary sponsorship with Corey LaJoie for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway later this season. Go Fas Racing made the announcement via a tweet. The 2020 Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will take place on Sunday, …

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North Carolina Extends Stay-at-Home Order, Allowing NASCAR Team Employees to Return to Shops

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North Carolina has extended its stay-at-home order through May 8, the AP reports. The announcement allows NASCAR race team employees to return to work at their race shops. North Carolina Governor Cooper reiterated those workers need to maintain social distancing. “From the information that I have now, already under our state executive order, they can …

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IndyCar Announces Revised 2020 Schedule

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has been revised, officials announced Monday (April 6). The Detroit Grand Prix has been canceled, two previously scheduled events have become doubleheaders, and a third race has been set at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The IndyCar Series will now have 15 races, an …

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