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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Bojangles Southern 500 Edition

2019 Darlington MENCS Kyle Busch Car NKP

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It was an all-nighter for the top stars of NASCAR at Darlington Raceway this past weekend. In the wee hours of the morning, Kyle Busch clinched the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season championship despite having multiple forays with the Lady in Black’s enticing wall. Can he go two-for-two and claim his second overall …

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William Byron Claims Bojangles Southern 500 Pole, Youngest-Ever Pole Winner at Darlington

2019 Darlington Cup William Byron Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

21-year-old William Byron has become the youngest pole-sitter in Darlington Raceway’s 70-year history. Driving a throwback to Cole Trickle’s green and yellow No. 46 Chevrolet seen in the 1990 movie Days of Thunder, Byron laid down a lap of 172.487 mph to claim the top starting position for Sunday’s (Sep. 1) Bojangles’ Southern 500. The North …

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Ryan Blaney Nabs Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Pole

2019 Darlington NXS Ryan Blaney Car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With a speed of 171.369 mph, Ryan Blaney captured the pole for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Saturday afternoon (Aug. 31). Blaney’s No. 12 Team Penske Ford beat out Christopher Bell‘s speed of 170.584 mph to claim his fourth career NASCAR Xfinity Series pole, and first at Darlington Raceway. Your #SportClips200 pole winner ?? …

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The 12: NASCAR’s Top Up-and-Coming Drivers

2019 Texas GOTS Tyler Ankrum NKP

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After the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took a back seat to enjoy the off week, all focus turned to stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series as they navigated the twists and turns of Road America and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. With the added attention, many competitors in …

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Brett Moffitt Holds Off Chandler Smith to Claim Bristol Truck Victory

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series

Brett Moffit standing tall after his Bristol win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt has opened the 2019 NGOTS playoffs with a statement. In quest of his title defense, Moffitt led a combined 65 laps in the victory of the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 27-year-old fought off a hard charge from rookie Chandler Smith in the final …

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Brett Moffitt Edges Ross Chastain for 2019 UNOH 200 Pole

2019 Pocono NGOTS Brett Moffitt Truck Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff contender Brett Moffitt won the pole for Thursday’s (Aug. 16) UNOH 200 with a speed of 127.690 mph around the half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway. .@Brett_Moffitt will start tonight's #UNOH200 from the pole! #ItsBristolBaby | #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/ha6z2ldH5N — BristolMotorSpeedway (@BMSupdates) August 15, 2019 Fellow playoff driver Ross Chastain clocked in …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Family Involved in Tennessee Plane Crash

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL USA Sunday 18 February 2018 Dale Earnhardt Jr on the Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Nationwide Chevrolet Camaro pit box World Copyright: Barry Cantrell NKP

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UPDATE: The National Transportation Safety Board held a press conference Friday afternoon (Aug. 16) to discuss its initial findings in the accident investigation. After detailing where the flight originated and the weather during in the area at the time of the accident, NTSB senior investigator Ralph Hicks shared details about the crash. “We were able …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Consumers Energy 400 Edition

2019 Michigan MENCS Kyle Busch Face NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kevin Harvick outlasted the competition on fuel mileage to claim the victory in the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Is Harvick all of a sudden heating up charged for another championship run? On paper, Brad Keselowski may have had the best car at Michigan to grab a much-needed victory. Since Keselowski has not …

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Kevin Harvick Overcomes Flat Tire, Fuel Concerns to Claim Michigan Victory

2019 Michigan MENCS Kevin Harvick Checkers NKP

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In the shadows of the motor city, the Fords from Team Penske’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stable brought incredible speed and performance to Michigan International Raceway but lacked one thing: fuel mileage. Instead of a Penske victory, fellow Ford driver Kevin Harvick reaped the benefits of a flawlessly executed economy run to the checkered …

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Austin Cindric Dominates Mid-Ohio, Earns Second Consecutive Xfinity Win

2019 Mid-Ohio NXS Austin Cindric Victory Lane NKP

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The month of August has been quite favorable to Austin Cindric. A week after scoring his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, Cindric once again was found celebrating in victory lane after claiming the checkered flag of the B&L Transport 170 at the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Leading a combined 47 laps, the 20-year-old …

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Sheldon Creed, Brennan Poole Lead Charlotte Truck Series Practices

2019 Las Vegas I GOTS Sheldon Creed truck NKP

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Rookie Sheldon Creed and Brennan Poole led the two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices Friday morning (May 17) ahead of the North Carolina Education 200. The first session, measuring 50 minutes in length, saw all trucks entered take to the track, with exception to Camden Murphy‘s No. 8 Chevrolet, which was notably absent. Creed …

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