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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings STP 500 Edition

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In one of the most dominant performances in recent memory at Martinsville Speedway, Brad Keselowski claimed the top spot at the paperclip. Can he keep the momentum up as NASCAR heads to a more downforce sensitive track? When the green flag flew, pole-sitter Joey Logano fell like a rock, only to finish 19th at Martinsville. …

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AJ Allmendinger Joins Kaulig Racing for Multiple Xfinity Events

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After a brief absence, AJ Allmendinger is returning to NASCAR competition. The Los Gatos, Calif. driver will pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing in select events throughout the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series calendar, the team announced Thursday (March 21). After leaving the driver’s seat as a full-time driver following the conclusion of the …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Auto Club 400 Edition

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Interstate Batteries Celebrates After Winning Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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It finally happened. After weeks of publicity and hype, Kyle Busch scored his 200th career victory across NASCAR’s three national touring series in Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Busch is looking unbeatable, but will this trend last as NASCAR moves back east? Once again, Martin Truex Jr started deep in the field at Auto Club but …

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NASCAR 101: The Revival of the Sportsman, Courtesy Ryan Sieg

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series: “Where names are made.” Right??? Over the last several years, Xfinity has been a place for young teens and 20-somethings to get experience on larger tracks and race against top competition. The same goes for NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series. Drivers with last names like Cindric, …

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Hill Motorsports to Run Partial Truck Season, Debuting at Martinsville

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Longtime NASCAR competitor and second generation driver Timmy Hill has formed a new NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series team. Hill Motorsports plans to attempt a partial schedule in the 2019 season, beginning at Martinsville Speedway (March 23). Hill, along with younger brother Tyler, will share driving duties of the No. 56 Chevrolet throughout the season. …

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Jeb Burton to Compete at Martinsville for Rick Ware Racing

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Jeb Burton is returning to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. The son of 2002 Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton will wheel the No. 52 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing for the 2019 STP 500 (Mar. 24) at Martinsville Speedway. Muzzy Bowfishing will sponsor the effort. Last fall in a one-off race for …

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Longtime F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting Dies Unexpectedly at 66

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Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting, regarded as one of motorsport’s most influential figures, died unexpectedly Thursday (March 14) of a pulmonary embolism. He was just 66 years old. Whiting’s death comes three days before he was due to officiate Formula 1’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Whiting had been the chief steward of the International …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Ticket Guardian 500 Edition

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Kyle Busch has asserted himself as the prominent headline of NASCAR over the last several weeks as his quest to reach 200 victories across all three of NASCAR’s national series draws ever closer. After his romping victory in the Ticket Guardian 500, will the winning tradition continue throughout the season? Despite phenomenal outings at Atlanta …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Pennzoil 400 Edition

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Defending champion Joey Logano held off his Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski to claim the win in the Pennzoil 400. Is the duo of Logano and Keselowski the ones to beat as NASCAR transitions to the new aero package era? After another spectacular weekend which included the capture of two checkered flags, is Kyle Busch …

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Elliott Sadler Competing in 2 Xfinity Races for Kaulig Racing

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Elliott Sadler is coming out of retirement to compete for Kaulig Racing in two races this season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 43-year-old will pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet at Richmond Raceway this spring and atLas Vegas Motor Speedway in the fall, the team announced Thursday, Feb. 28. Nutrien Agriculture Solutions will sponsor the …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 Edition

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Brad Keselowski found some Atlanta magic as he was able to use the new highly anticipated aero package to his advantage. While there are still many unknowns to figure out with the new package, does Keselowski’s victory suggest he is the favorite with the new rules? After earning his first pole in six years, is …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Daytona 500 Edition

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A crash-marred Daytona 500 saw Denny Hamlin survive the carnage to claim his second Daytona 500 win. After ending his long winless streak, is Hamlin poised for a championship run? After nearly winning the Great American Race, can Kyle Busch and Joey Logano put their Daytona disappointment behind them? Although Jimmie Johnson did not make very …

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