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MBM Motorsports Lays All Employees Off, Loaning Money to NASCAR Team Members Due To COVID-19

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MBM Motorsports NASCAR Cup Series driver Timmy Hill has become a Cinderella story of the sport’s COVID-19 quarantine. He’s run no worse than third in every virtual event in the sport’s Pro Invitational Series, run on the same dates during the coronavirus pandemic as now-postponed 2020 Cup events. But on the real racetrack, both Hill …

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Stock Car Scoop: NASCAR Cup Series Team Lays Off All Employees Due To COVID-19

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Sim racing was in full effect within motorsports this past weekend as both NASCAR and INDYCAR held major virtual events. Who took the checkered flag in each? Find out in the April 20, 2020 edition of Stock Car Scoop with Bryan Nolen. Frontstretch’s new podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also has …

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Carl Long Talks the Struggles of Expansion for MBM Motorsports

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Coming into the 2019 NASCAR season, MBM Motorsports planned on running at least two full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series teams with a third if there was sufficient funding. Now, the organization fields four teams, three of which are full-time efforts. Joey Gase drives the No. 35 Toyota full-time, Chad Finchum has primarily driven the No. 42 …

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Christopher Bell The Best of NASCAR’s Championship 4 in Ford EcoBoost 300 Practice

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Of the four XFINITY Series championship contenders, it was Christopher Bell who was the fastest of all Friday (Nov. 16) at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Bell turned in a lap at 167.193 mph on his very first lap in practice.  That held up for the rest of the day. Practice No. 1 Bell’s lap was a tenth …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kevin Harvick Fires Warning Shot with Domination in Texas

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Who’s in the headline Kevin Harvick has had the fastest car nearly every weekend this season. The Achilles heel for the team is that they routinely shoot themselves in the foot through pit road miscues. When they don’t, they dominate, which is what happened at Texas on Sunday. Harvick led over half of the laps …

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Entry List: OneMain Financial 200

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Dover International Speedway hosts the fourth and final edition of the XFINITY Dash 4 Cash this Saturday.  As a result, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars are once again not allowed to compete. 41 teams are currently entered in the OneMain Financial 200, meaning that one team will have to go home without the pleasure …

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Carl Long Is Brutally Honest About His Team’s Woes, But He Remains Optimistic for 2018

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Over the past few seasons, Carl Long has attempted to get MBM Motorsports off the ground running. However, whether it’s a setback here or there, he’s self-admittedly struggled. In early 2016, Long took over MBM Motorsports XFINITY Series program full-time, as co-owner Derek White was arrested on charges stemming from failing to pay taxes on tobacco. …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: MBM Motorsports

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2017 was like a puzzle for MBM Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Carl Long had to find the pieces and put them together in order to create a Cup team capable of making the 40-car field each week. It all began after the team, a full-time XFINITY Series effort, purchased an old …

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The Underdog House: Small NASCAR Teams Thrive At Short Tracks

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Cup Series racing at Martinsville is about survival and persistence. The on-track action always ruffles some feathers, best evidenced by the late-race incident between alpha dogs Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott. What was happening between Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney served as the consolation sideshow. PETERS: What Happens Now For Hamlin & Elliott? But at Underdog …

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NASCAR 101: 25 Years In Between Cup Starts

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This weekend at Talladega Superspeedway marks the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start of the season for Mark Thompson. It’s also his first start of the decade… and his first of the century. Thompson, 66, is likely familiar to those who follow the ARCA Racing Series or even the last few seasons of the …

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