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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

2018 Trucks Martinsville Zach Catanzareti Noah Gragson

(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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Entry List: GoBowling 250

2017 Richmond Ii Nxs William Byron Pack Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

41 teams are entered for this weekend’s GoBowling 250 at Richmond Raceway, the first race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs. A 41-car entry list means that one team will miss the race, barring any last-minute additions. After retiring from full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition last year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns to the …

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Kasey Kahne Still Sidelined, Regan Smith in for 3 More Races

2017 Talladega Ii Cup Kasey Kahne Face Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

NASCAR Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne, who was forced to sit out of last weekend’s Big Machine 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway due to lingering effects of dehydration suffered in the Bojangles Southern 500 on Sept. 2, will miss the next three races as he continues his recovery. “Kahne will contiune to sit out from …

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NASCAR Entry List: DC Solar 300

2018 Las Vegas I Nxs Ross Chastain Michael Annett Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

39 teams are entered for this weekend’s inaugural DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. It will be the first time the 1.5-mile speedway has held a second race for the sport’s second-tier division. A 39-car entry list means that the series will have the first short field of …

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NASCAR Entry List: World of Westgate 200

2018 Las Vegas I Cwts Stewart Friesen Truck Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

38 trucks are on the entry list for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series World of Westgate 200. Barring any last-minute entry list changes, six trucks will miss the race. There are plenty of changes for this week. Among part-time teams, Cory Roper returns to the series to drive the No. 04 for his …

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NASCAR 101: The Little Team from the Mattress Factory

Martin Truex Jr Checkered Flag Homestead

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

What is a journeyman? Barney Visser is a journeyman in every sense of the word. On Tuesday, news broke on the upcoming closure of Visser’s team, Furniture Row Racing. A true rags to riches story, Visser and FRR became one of the most inspiring stories ever seen on stock car racing’s biggest stage. The Vietnam …

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