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Tyler Ankrum to Drive for GMS Racing in 2020

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Tyler Ankrum will have a new home in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for the 2020 season. After a successful rookie season, Ankrum will pilot a full-time entry for GMS Racing, the team announced Thursday, Nov. 14. Ankrum joins an expanded lineup at GMS, teamed with full-time drivers Sheldon Creed and Brett Moffitt along …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Bluegreen Vacations 500 Edition

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It was do-or-die for Denny Hamlin at ISM Raceway last Sunday (Nov. 10), but the 38-year-old survived to claim a coveted spot in the Championship 4. Nearly a decade after his promising 2010 championship run and subsequent postseason collapse, can Hamlin finally find the keys to the championship trophy? Can Martin Truex Jr claim his …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Announces 2020 Xfinity Crew Chiefs

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Joe Gibbs Racing has released its NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief lineup for the 2020 season. The Nov. 7 announcement comes two days after news broke that Riley Herbst will drive the No. 18 JGR Toyota full time in 2020 alongside teammates Brandon Jones and Harrison Burton. Herbst will be paired with veteran Dave Rogers, …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings AAA Texas 500 Edition

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After 500 grueling miles around the 1.5-mile banked oval at Texas Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick punched his ticket to the Championship 4 at Homestead Miami Speedway after winning the AAA Texas 500 Sunday (Nov. 3). Harvick’s Texas highlights included 119 laps led and a stage win. With momentum on his side, can the 43-year-old become …

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Chevrolet Bringing Camaro ZL1 1LE to Cup in 2020

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Chevrolet will update its Camaro body style for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2020. Based upon the supercharged 650 horsepower LT4 powered road model, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will make its MENCS debut next February at Daytona International Speedway, replacing the Camaro ZL1. “The ZL1 1LE is the highest performer within …

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Matt Tifft to Miss Remainder of 2019 Season, John Hunter Nemechek to Substitute

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt Tifft will sit out the remainder of the 2019 season following a medical episode last Saturday (Oct. 26), Front Row Motorsports announced Tuesday, Oct. 29. John Hunter Nemechek will fill in for Tifft in the No. 36 for the final three races of the season. Tifft was admitted …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Hollywood Casino 400 Edition

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Denny Hamlin may be having his best year yet. After picking up another victory last weekend at Kansas Speedway, Hamlin has the second-most wins of any driver this season and currently sits third on the playoff grid. Often regarded as the best active driver to not win a championship, can Hamlin finally erase his “bridesmaid” …

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Clint Bowyer Signs Extension With Stewart-Haas Racing for 2020

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Clint Bowyer will return to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2020. The team announced on Thursday (Oct. 17) that Bowyer has signed a contract extension, putting him back in the driver’s seat of the No. 14 SHR Ford for a fourth consecutive season. Since replacing the retired Tony Stewart in 2017, Bowyer has tallied two wins and …

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Brian Pattie Leaving Roush Fenway Racing After 2019

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Longtime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Brian Pattie will not return to Roush Fenway Racing in 2020, the team announced Thursday, Oct. 17. Pattie, who currently serves as the crew chief on Ricky Stenhouse Jr.‘s No. 17 Ford, joined RFR in 2016 as the crew chief for Greg Biffle, before being paired with …

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Garrett Smithley Replacing Injured Austin Theriault at Kansas

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Following a crash at Talladega Superspeedway  Monday (Oct. 14), Austin Theriault will not race this weekend (Oct. 20) at Kansas Speedway. Theriault was involved in a multi-car crash on lap 163 of the 1000Bulbs.com 500 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, competing for Rick Ware Racing. Following the crash, NASCAR’s medical team has not …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings 1000Bulbs.com 500 Edition

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Kyle Larson was one of the first casualties of the carnage Monday (Oct. 14) at Talladega Superspeedway. Although his car stayed on the ground this time, Larson made heavy contact with an out-of-control Alex Bowman. Via his win at Dover International Speedway, Larson didn’t have to use a mulligan. Although he is in the next …

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