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2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class Announced

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The NASCAR Hall of Fame has five new members, as the Class of 2020 was announced Wednesday afternoon (May 22). Tony Stewart, Joe Gibbs, Buddy Baker, Waddell Wilson and Bobby Labonte are the newest inductees. For the first time, we're proud to present the #NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductees. #NASCARHOF #NASCARHall #VotingDay …

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The Underdog House: The Next Watermelon Kid?

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No one will soon forget the determination and elation two weeks ago at Kansas Speedway when Ross Chastain won his first Truck Series race. Stewart Friesen ran out of fuel with three laps remaining, and Chastain took the lead from then on. Long considered an underdog, Chastain proved that such a victory is attainable despite …

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Pace Laps: Bubba Wallace Impresses at Charlotte, While David Slays Goliath at Indianapolis

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Night of Emotions Saturday was a day full of emotion, passion and hard racing. From the beginning stage of the Monster Energy Open to the fireworks and celebration after the Monster Energy All-Star Race, nothing excelled over the prestigious event. Nothing, except for Kyle Larson. The Open began with …

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Friday Faceoff: What Is the Best All-Star Format?

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Kevin Harvick still doesnt have a win yet in 2019. Should there be any concern in the Stewart Haas camp? Nick Tylwalk: Concern? Of course. Not so much for Harvick individually as the entire Stewart-Haas Racing organization, which was at worst the second-best team in 2018 and now is still searching for answers halfway through …

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Timothy Peters Reunites with Ricky Benton Racing At Charlotte

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A former series regular is making his return to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Timothy Peters will wheel the No. 92 truck at Charlotte for Ricky Benton Racing Friday night (May 17) in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. RBR last raced in the series at Martinsville on March 23. Austin Theriault drove the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: Digital Ally 400

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Go Bowling 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Ks Usa Saturday 13 May 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Auto Owners Insurance Toyota Camry, Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Busch Light Ford Fusion And Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing, Motorcraft/quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion Restart World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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This week the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the midwest for the Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway (Saturday, May 11, 7:30pm ET on Fox Sports 1). The cars will have the lower, 550 horsepower package with aero ducts. This 1.5 mile D-shaped oval is similar to Las Vegas, so you can examine …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Dover Still a Monster, or Has Miles Gone Mild?

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Dover International Speedway is known as the Monster Mile, but races there of late have been relatively tame. What do you attribute that to, and is the nickname still appropriate? Mike Neff: If you look at the drivers getting out of the cars after 400 laps at Dover, it absolutely deserves its nickname. Racing there has …

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Did You Notice?: Austin Cindric Building on Momentum from 2018 Playoffs

#22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Moneylion Nascar Xfinity Series

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Did You Notice?… Austin Cindric is quietly becoming a competitive and potentially playoff Xfinity driver. Racing full-time for Team Penske, he’s already finishing on average over 10 spots higher than he was at this time last year. I believe part of that is because he has a steady schedule. In 2018, he seemingly bounced around …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2019 Gander RV 400

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After a wild, flip-flopping Talladega race, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to another track that can bite your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings roster. Dover International Speedway, also known as the “Monster Mile,” is a one-mile oval that can cause havoc for drivers. Miles the Monster is hungry for another car to devour, especially …

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Brett Moffitt Earns Dover NASCAR Truck Series Pole for 2019 JEGS 200

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Brett Moffitt turned a fast lap of 22.303 seconds to grab the pole for the 2019 JEGS 200 Friday night (May 3) at Dover International Speedway. The No. 24 Chevrolet truck turned a lap of 161.413 mph around the “Monster Mile,” about a mile-and-a-half faster than Johnny Sauter’s No. 13 truck. It’s Moffitt’s first pole …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Airborne Cars Just Part of the Game At Talladega?

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NASCAR made a few judgment calls late Sunday during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, including a red flag, allowing the race to continue after one last-lap crash but throwing the caution after a second. Did the sanctioning body properly handle each situation? Mark Kristl: Typically the sanctioning body is in …

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5 Points to Ponder: Chevy Back on Track, FOX Still Off It

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Mountain Dew / Little Caesar’s, Celebrates After Winning At Talladega Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Are Chevy’s Struggles Over? In the midst of a chaotic 500-mile race, Chevrolet stuck together and captured the victory Sunday (April 28) at Talladega Superspeedway. Hendrick Motorsports finished the race one-two, and a pair of rookies finished in the top five. In fact, six of the top 10 cars were Chevys. Three Fords and a …

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