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Pace Laps: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Return, Sebring Testing, Austin Theriault Wins and Florida Speedweeks

The Busch Clash at Daytona 2017 Photo: Nigel Kiinrade/Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Welcome back, Junior – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is officially back. The weekend at Daytona International Speedway saw the two-time Daytona 500 champion have some fun again – so much, in fact, that he looked to actually be enjoying a rain delay for once on Saturday night. While trading stories with Jeff …

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Cody Coughlin Joins ThorSport Racing for 2017 Truck Series Campaign

2016 Camping World Truck Talladega

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Add Cody Coughlin to the list of new full-time drivers in the Camping World Truck Series. ThorSport Racing, which fielded rides for Matt Crafton, Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes and Rico Abreu last season, announced Monday that the 21-year-old has joined the organization for the 2017 season. Led by Michael Shelton, who most recently served as …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Finding Something to Be Thankful For

2016 Nscs Jeff Gordon Tony Stewart Brickyard 400 Hug Photo Nascar Via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, my family has a tradition where we go around the table and each person shares something we’re thankful for. In recent years, the theme has been pretty much the same: we’re all able to be together still – even though my brother and I are over 30 and have …

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3-Headed Monster: Which Championship Race Will Put on the Best Show?

2016 Xfinity Phoenix

11-12 November, 2016, Avondale, Arizona USA Kyle Busch, NOS Energy Drink Toyota Camry and Erik Jones, Hisense Toyota Camry ©2016, Lesley Ann Miller LAT Photo USA

Three races. Twelve drivers. Three championships up for grabs. Who will win? That’s the big question heading into the NASCAR finale weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Who will win? For the Sprint Cup Series, it’s a question that’s been asked the past two years as four drivers have come into the finale with a shot at …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: William Byron, Championship 4 Among Storylines to Watch at Homestead

2016 Ncwts William Byron Phoenix Chris Trotman Getty Images

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When the checkered flag flies over the field at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 2016 season will come to a close. The champion will be crowned, the champagne will flow and the year will be capped off with what promises to be an exciting race with plenty of storylines to follow along the way. Four Drivers, One Champion …

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Pace Laps: Bowman’s Big Day, Sadler’s Penalty and a Wet Brazilian Grand Prix

2016 Nascar Sprint Cup Series, Phoenix

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Sprint Cup: Career Day for Alex Bowman in Phoenix – It seems like Alex Bowman has truly made the most of every opportunity he’s found in 2016. That statement hit the ceiling in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, when Bowman became the fastest driver in the Sprint Cup Series, leading 194 of 324 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Daniel Suarez Scores First Career Victory in Phoenix

2016 Ncwts William Byron Daniel Suarez Phoenix Green Sarah Crabill Getty Images

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In a Nutshell: Daniel Suarez finished 0.510 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to score his first career Truck Series win in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150. Suarez, who had one of the two strongest trucks in the field, took advantage of teammate William Byron‘s blown motor and led the final 12 circuits en route to …

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Daniel Suarez Grabs First Career Win as Championship 4 is Set at Phoenix

2016 Nxs Daniel Suarez Cockpit

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Daniel Suarez is winless no more in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. After finishing runner-up four times, the part-time driver of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota snagged his first-career win Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnny Sauter, who swept the first two races in this round, finished second. Matt Crafton. Cameron …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick Preparing for Must-Win & Blake Koch V. Justin Allgaier

2016 Nascar Texas

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Sprint Cup: It’s Sure to Be a Desert Delight – Think about it… it couldn’t get much better with one race remaining before we set the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. We have Kevin Harvick, the greatest driver in the history of Phoenix International Raceway, in what could be a must-win situation [again] while four …

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Joey Logano Walks Away from Texas Disappointed in 2nd-Place Finish

2016 Cup Texas Joey Logano Car Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

He led a race high 178 laps, but instead of going to Victory Lane, Joey Logano walked away disappointed with a runner-up finish, his fourth on the season. After taking the lead on the restart, following five laps of a running under yellow to begin the race, Logano relinquished that top spot just twice in …

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Kyle Larson Wins XFINITY O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas

2016 Xfinity Texas Kyle Larson Trophy Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Brad Keselowski, who started on the pole, may have had the strongest car and led the most laps, but in the end it was Kyle Larson who emerged victorious in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. “We had a really strong car and we made a major stride forward with …

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