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Kyle Larson, David Ragan Fastest in Saturday Practices at Bristol

2018 Cup Bristol Zach Catanzareti Matt Dibenedetto David Ragan

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kyle Larson and David Ragan split the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday morning (April 14). Larson’s speed of 129.004 miles per hour put his No. 42 Chevrolet at the top of the scoring pylon in Saturday’s opening session. All three manufacturers occupied the podium in the first session, …

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How to Make NASCAR Bearable While We’re Stuck With This Stale Schedule

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Sunday 11 March 2018 Kurt Busch, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Mobil 1/haas Automation And Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Alliance Truck Parts World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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NASCAR released its new schedule for the 2019 season on Tuesday (April 3), and I say the word “new” so loosely that it has most crew chiefs calling for a couple major turns of wedge. The term copy-and-paste is much more applicable to what we are getting next season, as it is nearly identical to …

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Rain Postpones Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville

2018 Trucks Martinsville Zach Catanzareti Matt Crafton

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A combination of rain and snow flurries invaded Ridgeway, Va. right as the Camping World Truck Series competitors fired their engines on Saturday afternoon (March 24). The race still started at the schedule time, but 23 laps later, NASCAR lost the track to the weather and was forced to throw the red flag. With snow …

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Martin Truex Jr. Sweeps Martinsville Speedway Practices

2018 Auto Club Cup Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy

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No matter what town NASCAR travels to, Martin Truex Jr. continues to be the fastest in it. Six days after winning all three stages at Auto Club Speedway of California, the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion was fastest in both STP 500 practices at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday (March 24). Truex posted a …

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Joey Logano Dominates the Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway

2018 Atlanta Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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Nothing could stop Joey Logano from winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway of California on Saturday night (March 17). Logano led 139 of the 150 laps and swept all three stages. He overcame a differing pit strategy to do so and went from 16th to first in four laps at one …

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Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Fastest in Auto Club Speedway Practices

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Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch put their numbers at the top of the leaderboard in the pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices at Auto Club Speedway of California on Saturday afternoon (March 17). Harvick, who is going for four consecutive wins this weekend, was the fastest in the first session of the day, …

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Christopher Bell Wins the Pole Award for the Roseanne 300

2018 Las Vegas I Nxs Christopher Bell Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Christopher Bell continues to pace the field in NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying. The rookie won the pole award for the Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway of California on Saturday afternoon (March 27), his third pole in five races this season. “Qualifying’s about speed, and this No. 20 team has had speed,” Bell said to …

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2-Headed Monster: Is NASCAR Doing Enough for Grassroots Racing?

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville Va Usa Friday 27 October 2017 Harrison Burton, Dex Imaging Toyota Tundra World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

Harrison Burton certainly benefits from his last name but other young drivers need other attention (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In the press conference following their win at ISM Raceway on Sunday (March 11), Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart were critical of NASCAR’s and the Phoenix track’s commitment to regional and local racing. Harvick chided the track for getting rid of the K&N Pro Series West race and NASCAR for setting its sanctioning fees too …

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Brad Keselowski Overcomes Penalty to Win the DC Solar 200

Nascar Xfinity Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Va Usa Friday 8 September 2017 Brad Keselowski, Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang Celebrates His Win With A Burnout World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Brad Keselowski recovered from an early pit road speeding penalty to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix on Saturday night (March 10). Keselowski’s pit crew got him the lead from Christopher Bell on the final pit stop of the day, and the No. 22 led the rest of …

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Kyle Larson Hits the Jackpot to Win the Boyd Gaming 300

2018 Las Vegas Nxs Kyle Larson Car Russell Labounty Nkp

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Kyle Larson picked up his first NASCAR XFINITY Series win of 2018 on Saturday (March 3) in the Boyd Gaming 300. He held off Christopher Bell on a restart with seven laps to go to cruise to his first win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “I wasn’t sure if [Bell] got a wheel spin or …

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Chris Buescher Survives for a Daytona 500 Top 5

2018 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Chris Buescher

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Chris Buescher is not a guy that a lot of people thought would contend for the Daytona 500 win. Despite being the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion and winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway two years ago, Buescher has not had the best results the last few years. Buescher did …

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