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Entry List: 2019 Toyota Owners 400

2018 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch

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The entry list for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway has been released. 37 cars are competing for 40 spots on the grid for Saturday’s race (April 13).  That means all cars will make the field and compete under the lights in the 400-lap event. There’s just one …

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Entry List: 2019 Food City 500

2018 Cup Bristol Zach Catanzareti Ryan Blaney

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This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway (April 7) for the Food City 500, the eighth event of the 2019 season.  38 cars make up this weekend’s entry lists for 40 spots on the grid, meaning nobody will go home after qualifying. There are only a few minor changes …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Daniel Suarez’s Eventful Weekend

2019 Las Vegas I Cup Daniel Suarez Nkp

Maybe it’s not always the best idea to take your weekend inspiration from the company name of your sponsor. Daniel Suarez‘s No. 41 Ford Mustang was sponsored by Ruckus Networks this weekend, and Suarez certainly raised a ruckus at ISM Raceway during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ TicketGuardian 500. Following qualifying, he body-slammed fellow …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin 2019 Daytona 500 Champion

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The Headline(s): Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota took the horses out to the beach at Daytona and shot them between the eyes. The organization swept the podium as Denny Hamlin scored his second career Daytona 500 victory. It was the first podium sweep of the Daytona 500 by any team since 1997. BOWLES: Denny Hamlin …

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The Underdog House: Open for Business

2019 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Matt Dibenedetto

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Every Underdog Has His Day With the thunder of NASCAR engines once again disturbing the peace along International Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach, the 2019 season is officially underway. The underdogs are back in action and each seeking to taste a little success. What success really means is as varied as the independent teams themselves, …

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Erik Jones Leads 1st Cup Practice Session at ISM Raceway

Erik Jones 2018 First Data 500

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Erik Jones has been on a roll lately, earning three top-five finishes in the last five races, and it continued on Friday (Nov. 9) when Jones put his No. 20 on top of the speed charts. Jones outran teammate Kyle Busch, who earned the highest finish of a playoff driver during the session. Jones turned …

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The 10: Best Paint Schemes of the Darlington Throwback Era

Darlington Field 2017

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This week, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enjoyed its final off weekend of the season. We combed through the throwbacks that have been run since the beginning of the Darlington throwback era and found our 10 favorite throwbacks that have been run. Jeff Gordon/Dale Earnhardt Jr. –  “Gray Ghost” – 2016 The Buddy Baker “Gray …

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Entry List: Rock ‘N Roll Tequila 170

2017 Mid Ohio Nxs Scott Lagasse Jr Racing Brett Moist Nkp

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There are 40 teams entered in Saturday’s Rock ‘N Roll Tequila 170 for the XFINITY Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Given that this is a standalone race, there’s going to be a fair amount of driver changes.  Even more so that it’s on a road course. As we’ve already reported, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar …

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Noah Gragson, Christopher Bell Lead XFINITY Practices at Dover

2018 Xfinity Richmond Zach Catanzareti Noah Gragson

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Joe Gibbs Racing drivers swept both XFINITY Series practices at Dover International Speedway on Friday (May 4). Noah Gragson topped the opening practice, while Christopher Bell led Friday afternoon’s final XFINITY Series practice ahead of tomorrow’s OneMain Financial 200. Practice No. 1 Gragson put the No. 18 Toyota Camry in front with a lap of 153.420 mph, and …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Rick Ware Racing

2017 Atlanta Cup Cody Ware Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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The deaths of HScott Motorsports and Tommy Baldwin Racing following the 2016 season left a void in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In 2016, only 40 cars showed up most weekends to compete. All of the sudden, three of them vanished and left the series with just 37 full time teams for 2017. Rick …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Has Fun in Darlington, Forgets Stuff

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington, Sc Usa Friday 1 September 2017 Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Sport Clips Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Labor Day Weekend is traditionally one of the biggest race weekends of the year.  Basically every series of note was in action last weekend with the exception of IMSA. Before we get started, news came out on Sunday that Daniel Suarez lost sponsorship from Subway due to Suarez appearing in a piece that aired on …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Denny Hamlin Sweeps Darlington Weekend With Late-Race Charge

Denny Hamlin Darlington

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Who’s in the headline – Denny Hamlin was thrust into an alternate pit strategy when Martin Truex Jr. short pitted on his penultimate pit stop and then made his final stop with just over 50 laps to go. When the No. 11 driver attempted to hit pit road on lap 314, he missed the entrance …

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