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Reed Sorenson’s Heart Breaks as Corey LaJoie Wrecks Him for Daytona 500 Spot

Reed Sorenson Post Duel

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Reed Sorenson felt he had a solid shot at making the Daytona 500. Following a two-tire stop, his No. 55 Premium Motorsports car surged inside the top 10. He kept it there for the latter stages in the first of two Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway Thursday evening. But with 12 laps remaining in the …

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Denny Hamlin Signs Contract Extension with Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx

2016 Loudon I Cup Denny Hamlin Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The package has been delivered. Inside sits a document quite important to a driver who has never raced for another team in either of NASCAR’s top-two divisions. That driver is Denny Hamlin, who was discovered by Joe Gibbs Racing approximately 14 years ago. The 36-year-old will continue to call JGR home for the foreseeable future, announcing Thursday …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Dodging the Dodge Return in NASCAR?

2009 Nascar Sprint Cup Series, Texas

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NASCAR is back, but there is something that isn’t. Hint: Legendary crew chief Ray Evernham helped spearhead its last foray into the sport in the early-2000s. Yeah, Dodge. Remember the days of the Intrepid and the Charger? Well, and of course, the Avenger that never happened. Sometimes, if you look really close at the XFINITY …

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Joey Gase Returning to Jimmy Means Racing Full-Time

Jimmy Means Joey Gase

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Several weeks after announcing a multi-race deal to compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Joey Gase revealed to Fronstretch he will be returning to full-time competition in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The 24-year-old will be back for his fourth straight season driving Jimmy Means Racing’s No. 52 car on a full-time basis. “I’ll …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Noah Gragson Energized Joining Trucks, Kyle Busch

2016 Camping World Truck Homestead

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Noah Gragson is set to take on the biggest opportunity of his career. The Las Vegas native joins Kyle Busch Motorsports after spending three years developing in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series divisions. Gragson has big shoes to fill, replacing William Byron, who dominated the Camping World Truck Series field throughout the 2016 season. But expectations …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brennan Poole Gunning for Championship Run with Chip Ganassi Racing

2016 Xfinity Richmond

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Driver Brennan Poole is determined to win a championship for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017. For a second season, the white (sometimes black) and blue No. 48 Chevrolet will return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series. With primary sponsor DC Solar renewing its contract with the organization, Poole and crew chief Chad Norris return after finishing …

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Rick Ware Racing Moving to Cup Series Full-Time in 2017

There will be another new full-time entry in NASCAR’s premier series come 2017. Rick Ware Racing will field the No. 51 Chevrolet starting at Daytona International Speedway come February, with several drivers taking the helm of the team’s entry. Timmy Hill will be the first to attempt to make the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Parker Kligerman to Compete for Henderson Motorsports, Expand Role with NBC Sports in 2017

2016 Camping World Truck Iowa

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Parker Kligerman will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017, but with a different look. The part-time racer is going old-school, partnering with Henderson Motorsports to compete in the organization’s No. 75 truck for at least eight to 10 races. Kligerman attempted to make his debut with the organization at Talladega Superspeedway …

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Triad Racing Technologies President Forms Gaunt Brothers Racing

Dj Kennington

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There will be another new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team come this year’s Daytona 500. Triad Racing Technologies President Marty Gaunt has formed Gaunt Brothers Racing, which formerly operated in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. The No. 96 team will attempt its debut in the Daytona 500, with DJ Kennington piloting a Toyota Camry. Additionally, …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s the Top NASCAR Rookie For 2017?

2016 Xfinity Iowa

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Carl Edwards pulled off a move that shocked the racing community, announcing he’ll step away from NASCAR competition full-time.  If Edwards has really hung ’em up for good, what is his legacy in the sport?  Is he a future Hall of Famer? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think he goes down as one of the …

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2016 NASCAR Rewind: Kyle Larson

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Kyle Larson can finally breathe easily. He is a winner in NASCAR’s top-tier division. The No. 42 car finally came home first with Larson behind the wheel, something that was expected in 2014, when he was a rookie competing for top 5s week-in and week-out. No longer is he coming close without sealing the deal. …

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Joey Gase Partners with BK Racing for Daytona 500 Plus Other Cup Series Events

After BK Racing announced the team did not retain the contracts of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Matt DiBenedetto and David Ragan, it left the organization with two open cars. Joey Gase is taking advantage of the opportunity, given that DiBenedetto is taking over the Go Fas Racing No. 32 Ford, a car Gase …

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