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Why Toyota Has a Youth Problem — & Chevrolet Is Capitalizing on It

NASCAR Xfinity Series

So where does Christopher Bell fit in with Toyota's plans? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It may be hard to believe, but Toyota has been a manufacturer in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for over a decade. Veteran drivers including Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. have made Toyota a consistently winning manufacturer. However, as NASCAR continues to look toward the future by marketing itself on young drivers, …

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Ryan Newman, Scott Graves Pairing at Roush Fenway Racing for 2019

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Veteran crew chief Scott Graves will rejoin Roush Fenway Racing in 2019 to lead the No. 6 team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the team announced Tuesday, Oct. 23. Graves will act as the crew chief for veteran driver Ryan Newman, who will also be joining RFR in 2019 after a five-year stint …

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Entry List: Hollywood Casino 400

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the midwest for Sunday’s (Oct. 21) Hollywood Casino 400 held at the 1.5-mile oval of Kansas Speedway. This event is also the final race of the second round of the playoffs. The championship field shrinks from 12 to eight after the race. All drivers will qualify for …

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Entry List: Kansas Lottery 300

NASCAR XFINITY Series Kansas Lottery 300

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After a week off, the NASCAR XFINITY Series returns to action Saturday for the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. This event will open the second round of the XFINITY Series playoffs. 42 teams are entered this week, which means two drivers will go home, barring any late entry list changes. There’s a bit of …

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Entry List: Fr8 Auctions 250

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

After a one-month hiatus from competition, the NASCAR Camping World Truck series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the running of the Fr8 Auctions 250. This is the final race in the first round of the Truck Series playoffs. 36 teams are on the entry list, meaning that four teams will go home, barring any late …

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NASCAR 101: An Illustrious History of the Inaugural Winner

#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Menards/Pennzoil Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Since NASCAR decided to put the Charlotte ROVAL in its own statistical category, last week’s winner Ryan Blaney became just the fourth driver this century to score a win in an inaugural race. That’s right, the Charlotte ROVAL was just the fourth new track that NASCAR has introduced to its schedule this century. Going to a …

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Noah Gragson Moves to JR Motorsports, XFINITY for 2019

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

JR Motorsports announced today (Sept. 25) that Noah Gragson will pilot the No. 1 Chevrolet full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for 2019 and beyond. Gragson, a 20-year-old Nevada native, has signed a multi-year deal and will compete for the 2019 XFINITY Series championship next year. He will replace the departing Elliott Sadler, who …

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