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Earl Bamber Living Out Dream, Competing for Richard Childress in Xfinity at Daytona Road Course

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There are many unknowns heading into this weekend’s races at the Daytona International Speedway road course, but one thing is for certain, Earl Bamber will make his NASCAR debut in the Xfinity Series for Richard Childress Racing. Bamber is an accomplished road racer, currently running for Porsche in the Weathertech SportsCar Championship Series. Competing in …

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Can Stewart Friesen Turn Things Around for Postseason Push?

Stewart Friesen

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2019 was Stewart Friesen‘s breakout year in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. The Ontario native won his first two races since joining the series in 2016, and he advanced to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  This year has been much worse for the 37-year-old. Friesen only has one top-five finish through the …

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Travis Pastrana Returns to NASCAR, Not Slowing Down (Part 1)

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In a surprise announcement last Thursday (July 23), Travis Pastrana announced his return to the NASCAR world after nearly three years away, driving for Niece Motorsports in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway last Saturday (July 25). The 36-year-old has competed in just about every motorsport imaginable – supercross, freestyle …

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ARCA’s Justin Carroll Sets Sights on NASCAR Trucks

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Between racing in the ARCA Menards Series East and in late model stock car races at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., and various other nearby short tracks, owner/driver Justin Carroll already has a pretty full schedule. He’s about to add even more to it in the way of the main ARCA Menards Series and the …

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NASCAR on FOX Broadcasting Has Been ‘Great’ for Jamie McMurray

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When Jamie McMurray‘s full-time NASCAR career came to a close at the conclusion of the 2018 season, he wanted to remain part of the sport in some capacity. In stepped FOX Sports.  While competing in the NASCAR Cup Series, McMurray would make occasional appearances in the broadcast booth to help call select NASCAR Xfinity Series …

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Ryan Truex Back in Truck Series with New Team, New Hopes for 2020

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(Photo: Niece Motorsports)

Journeyman driver Ryan Truex has begun his 11th season in NASCAR competition, making the switch to Niece Motorsports (and back to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series) for 2020. He drove for JR Motorsports in six races last year, with a best finish of second at Phoenix Raceway. The previous four years of …

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Michael McDowell’s NASCAR Journey: From Rushed to Cup, to Start & Park, to Top 15

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Michael McDowell is off to the best start of his career. Now in his 13th year in NASCAR Cup Series competition and fourth season attempting every race, he currently sits 23rd in points, the highest he’s ever been 12 races into a season. Since NASCAR came back from the COVID-19 break, McDowell and his No. …

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Brandon Brown Trying to Change Team’s Underfunded Narrative

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Another name is being made in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Just seven races into the 2020 season, Brandon Brown has already scored a career-high three top-10 finishes. The most recent pair came in consecutive weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway (eighth) and Bristol Motor Speedway (seventh), and they were Brown’s first top 10s on an intermediate …

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Sudden Halt, Big Opportunity: Gaunt Brothers Racing Looks To Catch Up in 2020

NASCAR Cup Series

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It took over two months for Daniel Suarez to find a new home after not being re-signed by Stewart-Haas Racing. On Jan. 28, Gaunt Brothers Racing signed Suarez and announced it would be moving to full-time competition after running a part-time schedule since the organization debuted in 2017. Though the signing had to come before …

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‘It’s Been Chasing the Dollar to Get Into a Racecar,’ Moonshine Supplies Funding for Blake Jones to Race

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Just like in the early days of NASCAR, racing cars and selling moonshine go hand-in-hand for one driver. Tennessee Shine Company is owned and run by part-time NASCAR driver Blake Jones, who has in his career: four starts in the NASCAR Cup Series, five starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and 10 combined starts among …

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Jon Wood Reunites Family Team & North Wilkesboro, Preps for Greater Role in NASCAR’s Return

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iRacing Executive Vice President and Executive Producer Steve Myers knew you couldn’t have a return to a legendary track without a certain legendary car. Jon Wood didn’t think it would be possible to field his family’s legendary Wood Brothers entry. But when all was said and done… he’ll be the one driving it. This Saturday, …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Erik Jones Likes That Old Time Rock &… Country

Erik Jones

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There’s no question that Erik Jones‘ passion for racing runs deep. But what some may not know is that the fourth-year NASCAR Cup Series driver is almost as equally passionate about music, particularly oldies in the rock and country genres that came out long before the 23-year-old was born. But Jones doesn’t just listen to …

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