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Beyond the Cockpit: Kaz Grala Details How Fury Race Cars Saved His Season

2018 Xfinity Richmonf Zach Catanzareti Kaz Grala

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At the beginning of the season, Kaz Grala was slated to drive the full NASCAR XFINITY Series season for JGL Racing and compete for Rookie of the Year. The pairing started out with success, with Grala scoring a fourth place finish at Daytona International Speedway in his NXS debut. Fast forward to three months later, …

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Jimmie Johnson Shows Speed in Top-5 Coca-Cola 600 Finish

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In the past, a fifth-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway would have been a disappointment for Jimmie Johnson. After all, he’s won at the track eight times. But in the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday night (May 27), the top-five finish at Charlotte for Johnson was a vast improvement from the way the No. 48 Chevrolet has …

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A Blown Tire Ends Kevin Harvick’s Winning Streak

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Heading into the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick was the guy to beat. Harvick had won five of the first 12 races in 2018; six if you count last week’s Monster Energy All-Star Race. He was going for his third straight points win and fourth straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event. …

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Will Power Finally Victorious in Indianapolis 500

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After coming up short in his 10 pervious attempts, Will Power finally won his first Indianapolis 500. Power had visited Victory Lane 29 times in his Verizon IndyCar Series career, but none had happened in the Indy 500 prior to Sunday afternoon (May 27). “I just can’t believe it,” Power said in Victory Lane. “I …

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Brandon Jones Falls to 15th After Strong Charlotte Run

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Brandon Jones entered the Alsco 300 with a fresh whirl of confidence, and he almost delivered on it before settling for a 15th-place finish. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (May 26) was Jones’ third race at the track in the past nine days. He finished third in the …

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Elliott Sadler Toughs Out Top 5 Finish at Charlotte

The only thing crazier than the weather at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (May 26) was Elliott Sadler‘s race. He overcame a myriad of issues and an ill-handling car to finish fifth in the Alsco 300. The weekend started out underwhelming for the NASCAR XFINITY Series points leader. Sadler was 19th quickest in both …

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Erik Jones Fastest in Final Coca-Cola 600 Practice

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Erik Jones put his No. 20 Toyota at the top of the charts in the last of two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday morning (May 26). Denny Hamlin led the opening practice session on Thursday and the second session, scheduled for Saturday morning, was rained out. Jones’ …

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Alex Bowman, Daniel Suarez, A.J. Allmendinger, Chase Elliott Advance to All-Star Race

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Four drivers were added to the starting lineup for the Monster Energy All-Star Race following the Monster Energy Open on Saturday night (May 19). Alex Bowman, Daniel Suarez and A.J. Allmendinger all won stages in the Open to advance, while Chase Elliott won the fan vote. Aric Almirola started the race on the pole after …

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Should NASCAR Legalize Marijuana?

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On Wednesday (May 2), NASCAR announced the indefinite suspension of Spencer Gallagher after he violated Section 19 of the rulebook — the substance abuse policy. The suspension came just days after he picked up his first NASCAR XFINITY Series win at Talladega Superspeedway. NASCAR did not say what substance it was that was in Gallagher’s …

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Daniel Hemric Wins Pole Award for the Spark Energy 300 at Talladega

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Daniel Hemric has had quite the past eight days. One week ago, Hemric made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Richmond Raceway, and Saturday afternoon (April 28), he won the pole award for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Hemric’s speed of 189.402 mph was enough to earn the top spot, marking …

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Joey Logano Falters, Finishes 4th After Early Richmond Dominance

2018 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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If real life worked like a Hollywood movie, then Joey Logano would have won at Saturday night’s (April 21) Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway, the site of his last win. Instead, he finished fourth. After the race last year, Logano failed the postrace inspection, and the penalty for it prevented him from using that …

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Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric Qualify for Dash 4 Cash with Top 5s

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When the green flag waves for the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, April 28, the two favorites for the Dash 4 Cash will be Christopher Bell and Elliott Sadler. But two there will be two dark horses going for the $100,000 as well: Matt Tifft and Austin Cindric. Both …

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