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After Winning Stage 1, Brandon Jones Wrecks Out at Daytona

Brandon Jones wrecks at Daytona

#19: Brandon Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Menards/Jeld-Wen

A wreck at the end of stage two in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ season opener at Daytona International Speedway Saturday (Feb. 13) took out multiple drivers, including frontrunner Brandon Jones. After winning stage one, Jones was in a strong position to gain additional stage points, leading three laps on the afternoon. But Jones’ top-10 run, …

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Kyle Busch Squeaks by for Clash Victory as Leaders Crash

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's

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The Busch Clash provided an exciting start to Speedweeks, as a last-lap pass solidified a win for Kyle Busch. The 2012 Clash winner started from the 16th position and led only one lap en route to his second win in the exhibition event. Following contact between Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney, Busch passed the pair …

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James Buescher Driving for Niece Motorsports at Daytona

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James Buescher returns to Daytona International Speedway this weekend, piloting the No. 44 truck for Niece Motorsports, Niece announced Feb. 9. Buescher will be sponsored by GR Energy Services and FHE. He has one top 10 at Daytona in 2011 in the series, leading 55 of the 103 laps. He has also started top five …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 9: Alex Bowman

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A Look Back Alex Bowman started the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season on the front row of the Daytona 500 for the third straight year and hoped for at least a top-10 finish. Unfortunately, Bowman was involved in the Big One and finished 24th. But it didn’t take long for him to  break through, scoring …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 21: Ross Chastain

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Ross Chastain may not be a household name in the NASCAR Cup Series, but Chastain has secured a full-time, competitive ride for the 2021 season in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing car. Even though it was not easy, Chastain showed his grit by racing up the racing ladder. A Look Back After winning in …

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Josh Bilicki Running Full-Time for Rick Ware Racing in 2021

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Rick Ware Racing announced today (Jan. 19) that Josh Bilicki will be the team’s full-time driver for the 2021 NASCAR season. Bilicki, who made his debut with Rick Ware Racing in 2017, will return to the NASAR Cup Series in the No. 52 car. In 2020, Bilicki made 34 NASCAR starts between the top three …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Ryan Newman Walks Away Unscathed

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The Daytona 500 is a race that is filled with prestige, excitement and heartbreak. After 500 miles, the storylines that usually unfold are about celebration, but this year’s race was a different kind of celebration. The celebration of safety has been important to NASCAR in the past 20 years, and Ryan Newman tested the features …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Shuffles 2021 Crew Chief Lineup

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Joe Gibbs Racing has announced a crew chief shuffle between the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series for 2021. Harrison Burton, who recently re-signed with JGR, will have veteran crew chief Jason Ratcliff on top of the pit box. Ratcliff was with the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team before it closed at …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Jimmie Johnson/Chad Knaus the Best Driver/Crew Chief Pairing Ever?

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Is Phoenix Raceway the right track again for the NASCAR finales next year? Luken Glover: While the spring NASCAR Cup Series race was good, the championship event wasn’t quite as exciting. There were some good battles among the championship drivers, but behind them we didn’t see a lot of action. It could be that non-playoff …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: 2020 YellaWood 500

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Predicting the winner at Talladega Superspeedway is like trying to pick a random number off a bingo card. The sport’s most unpredictable race means it’s a difficult task to set your NASCAR FanDuel lineup for Sunday’s (Oct. 4) YellaWood 500. The middle event inside the Round of 12 will provide some action as there is …

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