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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Most Popular… NASCAR News Story

2017 Richmond I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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It seems fitting NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., also leads the pack in news coverage. Joyce Julius & Associates revealed this week the veteran tops all NASCAR storylines this season. Earnhardt, retiring at the end of this season has had more stories written about him than anyone else in the sport. According to JJ&A, Earnhardt has …

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Joey Logano’s Post-Race Infraction Leads to First Encumbered Win

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Joey Logano is not locked into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs just yet. The No. 22 Ford failed the post race inspection following the Toyota Owner’s 400 at Richmond International Raceway, and has been punished with an L1-level penalty, which marks Logano’s win in the event as an encumbered one, NASCAR announced on …

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Travis Pastrana Returns to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Niece Motorsports

Travis Pastrana

Travis Pastrana, a former X Games gold medalist and star of the Nitro Circus tour, is returning to NASCAR. The action sports legend will trade in his BMX handlebars for the steering wheel in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Pastrana will drive Niece Motorsports’ No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado, taking over at Las Vegas Motor …

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Mello Yello to Sponsor Darrell Wallace Jr.

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A familiar sponsor will reunite with NASCAR when the XFINITY Series takes to Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, April 29. Mello Yello, the sponsor that became synonymous with the sport through the 1990 film Days of Thunder and subsequent sponsorships in the 1990s, will adorn the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford driven by Darrell …

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Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bank of America 500 Moves to Sunday Afternoon

Cup 2016 Charlotte Chase Elliott Greg Biffle Zach Catanzareti

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The operators at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be able to cut back on the electric bill later this fall, as the track’s October race, the Bank of America 500, will be run during the daytime. The race was originally set on the schedule for Saturday night of Oct. 8, but now it will be ran …

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NASCAR 101: The First Race at Texas Motor Speedway

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Thursday, April 6, marked the 20th anniversary of the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held at Texas Motor Speedway. As the circuit travels to the Fort Worth track this weekend, here is a look back at the inaugural Texas race in 1997. The Jim Carrey movie Liar Liar topped the box office charts …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Sport Philadelphia Eagles Colors at Pocono

2017 Atlanta Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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It is rare to see Dale Earnhardt Jr., a longtime Washington Redskins fan, donning the colors of the Philadelphia Eagles, but the exception will be at Pocono Raceway this June. Earnhardt’s No. 88 Chevrolet will feature the Eagles’ team colors for the Pocono 400 on June 11, Hendrick Motorsports announced in a press release April …

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Kyle Benjamin Signs Four-Race XFINITY Deal with Joe Gibbs Racing

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Joe Gibbs Racing has acquired the talents of a bright up and comer in 19-year-old Kyle Benjamin, who has signed a four-race XFINITY Series deal with the team for 2017. JGR announced in a press release Wednesday. Benjamin will make his XFINITY Series debut at the April 29 race at Richmond International Raceway in the No. 20 Toyota …

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Dave Rogers Taking Indefinite Leave from Joe Gibbs Racing

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Dave Rogers, crew chief for the No. 19 Toyota driven by Daniel Suarez, is taking a personal leave for an indefinite period of time, Joe Gibbs Racing announced in a press release Wednesday evening, March 29. No details were given for the reasons behind Rogers’ departure or a timeframe for when he will return to …

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4 Burning Questions: How Will Brad Keselowski Fare Without Paul Wolfe?

2017 Atlanta Cup Brad Keselowski Burnout Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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1. How Will Brad Keselowski Fare Without Paul Wolfe? When Team Penske’s No. 2 Ford failed postrace inspection at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend, crew chief Paul Wolfe was suspended for the next three races Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, and the loss of Wolfe is far greater for Brad Keselowski than the 35 …

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