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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Amy Earnhardt Expecting First Child

2017 Michigan Ii Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Soon, there will be another name added to the list of Dale Earnhardt Jr. nicknames: Daddy. Earnhardt and his wife Amy announced Monday afternoon via Instagram that the couple is expecting their first child, a girl. https://www.instagram.com/p/BaUm1FeB18m/?taken-by=dalejr The news comes with five races remaining in Earnhardt’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career and off the …

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TJ Majors to Spot for Joey Logano in 2018

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

TJ Majors, longtime spotter for Dale Earnhardt Jr. with Hendrick Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, is leaving the organization at season’s end with the driver of the No. 88, who is retiring after 2017. Majors will assume spotting duties for Joey Logano and the Team Penske No. 22 car next season; the …

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Todd Parrott Out as Leavine Family Racing Crew Chief

2017 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series, Michigan

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

The driver of the No. 95 for Leaving Family Racing isn’t the only thing that’s changing next season. Todd Parrott, crew chief of the No. 95 Chevrolet piloted by Michael McDowell this season, has been relieved of his duties with the team, effective immediately. The team broke the news with a tweet early Monday morning. …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Ford Complete the Restrictor Plate Sweep?

2017 Talladega I Cup Ricky Stenhouse Jr Pack Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Ford Performance has been dominant on restrictor plate tracks this season. In fact, the manufacturer has won the past six races, dating back to the first Talladega race of the 2016 season. However, so far in the NASCAR Playoffs, Toyota has won every race. Will Ford continue its restrictor plate dominance this weekend and win …

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Entry List: Camping World Truck Series fred’s 250

2016 Talladega Cwts Timothy Peters Cole Custer John Wes Townley Pack Racing Barry Cantrell/nkp

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

After an off weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the 12th annual fred’s 250 at the 2.66-mile tri-oval.  There are 32 trucks on the preliminary entry list, a significant increase from the usual range of 25-30 trucks that have been on entry lists in past weeks. Some notable additions …

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Entry List: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500

2017 Talladega I Cup Ryan Blaney Pack Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

One race down, two to go in the Round of 12 for the NASCAR Playoffs. This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads from Charlotte Motor Speedway to the behemoth of Talladega Superspeedway for the 49th annual Alabama 500. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will be at full …

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2-Headed Monster: Did NASCAR Get the 2018 Rules Package Right?

Kyle Busch Dover Garage

(Photo: Dustin Albino)

Earlier this week, NASCAR announced its 2018 rules package. The changes include tweaks to the regulations involving the splitter, spoiler, radiator/oil cooler, fans, cameras, downforce and more. Did NASCAR do enough with the rules package changes for the 2018 season? Can’t Please ‘Em All No matter what NASCAR does, it’ll be scrutinized to no end, and with …

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Robert Yates Passes Away at Age 74

Davey Allison

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Championship car owner, engine builder, and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Robert Yates has passed away at the age of 74. Yates was diagnosed with liver cancer late last year. He first underwent treatment on October 31, 2016 but the prognosis gradually worsened. Unfortunately, his fight to beat the nasty disease has come to an end. His son, Doug …

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Drive for the Cure 300

Joey Logano Ryan Sieg Xfinity Charlotte 2016 Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

After a weekend on the high-banked concrete surface at Dover International Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads home to Charlotte Motor Speedway. They’ll be running the Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for the event and 40 spots …

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List: Bank of America 500

2017 Charlotte All Star Cup Jimmie Johnson Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

And then… there were 12. NASCAR’s playoff field has been trimmed in advance of Sunday’s Bank of America 500 from Charlotte Motor Speedway. This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads home to Charlotte, N.C. for the first race of playoff round two. Those 12 drivers will once again resume their championship battle, this …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Slow Down the Toyotas?

2017 Richmond Cup Zach Catanzareti Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Toyota’s have dominated the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season thus far, and Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch’s early wins in the playoffs have some individuals around the sport calling for the sanctioning body to make rule changes to slow the Japanese manufacturer down in order to create better competition week to week.  Should …

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