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NASCAR makes changes after first practice at Talladega

2018 Talladega Cup Kyle Larson Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR announced two changes following Friday’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Talladega Superspeedway after 21 cars topped 200 MPH in the first of two sessions. The first change is that NASCAR is having teams add a one-inch wicker to the top of the spoiler, which should slow the single-car speeds. #NASCAR …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Mother, Brenda Jackson, Passes Away At Age 65

2017 Hendrick Motorsports Cup Zach Catanzareti Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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JR Motorsports announced Monday afternoon (April 22) that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother, Brenda Jackson, has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 65 years old. Brenda and Dale Earnhardt Sr. married in 1972 and had two kids – Kelley and Dale Jr. – during the time they were together. The duo ended …

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Josh Williams Gets Backing From Starbrite For 2019 Talladega NASCAR Xfinity Series Race

Josh Williams Nascar Xfinity Series Rinnai 250 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga Usa Saturday 24 February 2018 Josh Williams, Dgm Racing, Startron Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Barry Cantrell Nkp Nascar Xfinity Series

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Josh Williams has a returning primary sponsor backing him in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend (April 27) at Talladega Superspeedway. Starbrite Inc., a manufacturer of vehicle care and appearance products, will back his No. 36 DGM Racing Chevrolet for Saturday’s 2019 Sparks Energy 300. It’s the second time the company has backed Williams. In …

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JR Hildebrand Entering Indianpolis 500 With Dan Gurney-Honoring No. 48

2017 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Jr Hildebrand

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JR Hildebrand will drive a second Chevrolet for Dreyer & Reibold Racing in the Indianapolis 500, the team announced Monday (April 22). Hildebrand, who will be trying to race his ninth Indy 500, will be driving the No. 48 car to honor racing legend Dan Gurney.  TODAY…. @DRRIndyCar announced its 2nd #INDY500 entry with veteran …

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Kurt Busch Posts Another Strong Finish at Auto Club Speedway

Kurt Busch 2019 Auto Club 400

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While his brother was celebrating his 200th win, Kurt Busch‘s hot streak continued to start the 2019 season. The Las Vegas native finished sixth in the Monster Energy Chevrolet. But this time, he didn’t need to use strategy to get up to the front. #AutoClub400 Final Race results @ACSupdates: P1: @KyleBusch P6: @KurtBusch P12: @KyleLarsonRacin …

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Xfinity Championship Contenders Run Into Trouble At Auto Club

2019 Auto Club Speedway Nxs Tyler Reddick Kyle Busch Photo Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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The first two stages in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway were cool, calm and collected — as cool as the flip side of a pillow. Then all hell broke loose. Multiple Xfinity Series championship contenders ran into trouble over the course of the race, most of which occurred in the last …

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Kevin Harvick, Daniel Hemric lead Saturday Cup Series practice sessions in Fontana

Brad Keselowski 2019 Auto Club 500 Practice

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Kevin Harvick and Daniel Hemric led the two Saturday practice session at a, once again, very windy Auto Club Speedway. In first practice, Bakersfield, California native Harvick ran the fastest of his twenty two laps at a time of 40.940 seconds, at just under 176 mph. Some drivers attempted to bump draft during the session, …

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Tyler Reddick edges Kyle Busch for XFINITY Pole at Auto Club

Tyler Reddick 2019 Production Alliance Group 300 Pole Winner

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This afternoon, Kyle Busch will be looking to make history by winning his 200th NASCAR national series victory, tying Richard Petty for most wins all time. However, he will have to get past Tyler Reddick to do it. Reddick, the defending series champion, won his fourth pole in 56 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts and second …

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Austin Dillon Wins Pole for Auto Club 400

Austin Dillon 2019 Busch Pole Award (fontana)

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Fontana, Calif. – For the second straight week, qualifying in the Monster Energy Cup Series ended with people buzzing with the drama they just witnessed. This time though? It wasn’t a good thing. Austin Dillon won the pole for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway after he was fastest in the second round …

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Cole Custer, Justin Allgaier lead Xfinity Practices at Auto Club

Justin Allgaier 2019 Production Alliance Group 30

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Cole Custer and Justin Allgaier led the two practice sessions for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Auto Club Speedway. Custer led the first session at Auto Club with a time of 40.669, just over 177 mph. Christopher Bell was second and Kyle Busch, seeking his 200th win in NASCAR, was third quickest at 40.828. NASCAR XFINITY …

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Jimmie Johnson Leads Lone Friday Practice at Auto Club

Jimmie Johnson 2019 Auto Club 400 First Practice

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Jimmie Johnson led the first and only practice session from start to finish during a windy Friday morning at Auto Club Speedway. Practice is complete – @JimmieJohnson and the No. 48 @allyracing team finished in first place. Next up – qualifying at 5:40pm ET. pic.twitter.com/nbyraoYgaU — Ally Racing (@allyracing) March 15, 2019 Six-time Auto Club …

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