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Zane Smith Nabs First Career Truck Win In Michigan Thriller

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He led one lap, but it was the one that counted. Zane Smith is officially a winner in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. The Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway was all about survival and Smith was in the right position at the right time to collect his first …

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Racing Point Penalized Following Renault Protest

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Formula 1 has penalized the Racing Point organization, F1 announced Aug. 6. Following an investigation, F1 has determined the team has been using an illegal braking assembly. According to F1 protocol, teams must use either original or evolved parts. Stewards found that Racing Point was using a direct copy of Mercedes’ 2020 rear brake ducts. …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Truckin’ — Ron Hornaday Jr. Vs. Jack Sprague

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While the NASCAR Cup Series might be NASCAR’s most glamorous, it’s not the only game in town. And while many drivers pass through other series looking for fame and fortune, some find their mojo outside the Cup spotlight. This month, we focus on the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and drivers who have found …

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Friday Faceoff: Could Kyle Busch Actually Miss the Cup Playoffs?

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Now less than 100 points above the cutoff, is it possible that Kyle Busch misses the NASCAR Cup Series postseason? Mark Kristl: With six races remaining in the regular season, all victors will make the playoffs. Kyle Busch’s odds of missing the playoffs, therefore, decrease if someone below the playoff cut line wins. That then would …

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Earl Bamber Joining Richard Childress Racing at Daytona Xfinity Event

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Earl Bamber is going NASCAR racing. The veteran IMSA driver will pilot the No. 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series entry for Richard Childress Racing, beginning at the Daytona International Speedway road course (Aug. 15) the team announced July 31. The Daytona contest will be the stock car start of any kind for the 30-year-old New Zealander. …

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Nico Hulkenberg Filling in For Sergio Perez at Silverstone

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Nico Hulkenburg is returning to Formula 1. Following Sergio Perez‘s positive test for COVID-19, Hulkenberg will pilot the BWT Racing Point entry in the British Grand Prix (Aug. 2) at the Silverstone Circuit, the team announced July 31. It was a last-minute effort to get a replacement in the seat, as Perez’s July 30 announcement …

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NASCAR 101: ‘Veteran’ Brandon Jones & Other Age-Related Oddities

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Can a 15-year-old really lead a NASCAR championship? Can a 23-year-old have veteran driver status? Can a 27-year-old be a NASCAR team owner? If age is just a number, why do we talk about it so much? In recent years, NASCAR has consistently billed races with a youth verses veteran mantra as day to day …

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Friday Faceoff: When Should NASCAR Unveil the 2021 Schedule?

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With the COVID-19 situation constantly evolving, when would it make sense for NASCAR to unveil the 2021 schedule? Mark Kristl: There isn’t a right time.  Nevertheless, NASCAR must announce it at some point, even though there are uncertainties.  If the schedule is set by the Southern 500, why not announce it that weekend to add …

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Austin Hill Captures 1st Truck Win of 2020 at Kansas

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Austin Hill found the yellow brick road to NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory lane at Kansas Speedway. After passing Brett Moffitt on lap 90, the 26-year-old cruised away to win the spoils of the Blu-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200. Along with Moffitt, the duo quickly established itself as the two superior trucks …

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Nurburgring, Portimao, Imola Added to 2020 F1 Season

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Three venues are returning to the Formula 1 calendar after lengthy absences. Thanks in part to the schedule shuffling due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Algrave International Circuit in Portimao, the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola and the Nürburgring in Germany have all become late-season additions, F1 announced today, July 24. The Eifel …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Noah Gragson’s Xfinity Ride in Jeopardy?

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Should NASCAR implement more stringent standards for drivers to participate in the NASCAR Cup Series? Alex Gallacher: Yes. Some of the Cup drivers do not deserve to be there. What makes William Byron, Tyler Reddick and Chase Elliott different is that they all won championships at the lower levels before coming to Cup. The broadcast team …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Ban Political Sponsorships?

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Does NASCAR need to ban political/ campaign groups from sponsoring race teams? Adam Cheek: Yes. We all have our own political leanings, for sure, but that doesn’t mean I want to be reminded of them when watching a race. While I don’t have a problem with drivers (or athletes in any sport) expressing their political …

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