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Chicagoland 300 Entry List

2016 Chicago Nxs Daniel Suarez Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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It all comes down to this. The NASCAR XFINITY Series regular season is set to conclude this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway when the checkered flag falls on the Chicagoland 300. 37 cars are on the preliminary entry list. There are seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers in the field. They include Austin and Ty …

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Derrike Cope, Premium Motorsports Part Ways

Darlington Cup 2017 Derrike Cope Throwback Mike Neff

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Coming off his 36th-place finish in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Derrike Cope and Premium Motorsports have parted ways, effective immediately. Cope has competed in 13 races this season for Premium in both the Nos. 55 and 15 Chevrolets, completing 86 percent of laps run. …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Lands XFINITY Ride for Chicagoland

2017 Michigan Cwts Darrell Wallace Jr Trophy Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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After his previous ride with Roush Fenway Racing closed earlier this year due to lack of sponsorship, Darrell Wallace Jr. will be back in the XFINITY Series next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. The 23-year-old Mobile, Ala., native has joined forces with Biagi DenBeste Racing to pilot its No. 98 Ford Mustang with sponsorship from Nickelodeon. Bubba's …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Subway Have Left Daniel Suarez?

2017 Fontana Cup Daniel Suarez Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Earlier last week, Daniel Suarez had a patch over where the Subway logo would usually be on his fire suit. The reason was because the fast food sandwich company decided to terminate its contract with one race left on its deal. It ended up being a segment where Suarez handed out Dunkin’ Donuts that turned Subway away from Suarez …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Numbers Be Retired?

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Charlotte

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With the announcement Chase Elliott is going to pilot the No. 9 car next season, his father Bill Elliott’s legendary number, the talk surrounding NASCAR retiring numbers has ramped up once again. With the No. 3 and No. 43 still on track every week and the No. 24 seeing it’s third driver in four years, it …

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Entry List: Bojangles Southern 500

Darlington Raceway

After a rare off weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles Southern 500 and its annual throwback weekend. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for the event, meaning all cars will make the race barring any last-minute adjustments. It’s just the tenth time in 25 races the Cup race …

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Entry List: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200

After a weekend of road course racing from Wisconsin, the final right-turn race of the season for NASCAR’s XFINITY Series it’s time to head south. They’ll visit Darlington Raceway for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 on Saturday afternoon. There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for this throwback event. That means one team will be …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Wins Be Taken Away?

2017 Richmond I Cup Joey Logano Trophy Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP)

This week’s Frontstretch debate question: recently there has been a plethora of talk surrounding encumbered wins in NASCAR. Most recently, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.’s Camping World Truck Series win at Michigan was labeled as encumbered. Joey Logano’s win at Richmond earlier this season was also encumbered, meaning he can’t use that victory to qualify for …

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